Welcome To Maxwell Medical
We Believe Relief is Within Reach!
111 Broadway, Suite 503
Tuesday: 10am to 8pm
Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday: 10am to 8pm
301 Madison Avenue, 5th floor
Monday: 10am to 8pm
Tuesday: 10am to 8pm
Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 8pm
150 East 58th Street, 14th floor
Monday: 10am to 8pm
Wednesday: 10am to 8pm
Friday: 10am to 8pm
MaxWell Medical is a full-service, multi-disciplinary sports medicine practice. What that means is we have several different philosophies and approaches to treating musculoskeletal conditions while working together. We offer physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and acupuncture. Combining therapies not only has the benefit of addressing all components of physical injuries but it has a powerful synergistic effect that typically allows healing to take place in a fraction of the time it would take if using one therapy.
We know that when you are in pain, there is little else you can think about besides getting out of pain. For this reason, we make every effort to, and usually can, see patients the same day they call for an appointment. We have a doctor on staff every hour and we are open 24/7 for this very reason. We want you to start feeling better soon – so we make every accommodation to make that possible.
Because we are an out-of-network provider it is not necessary to receive a referral from your primary care physician. However, any medical notes or diagnosis done by your primary care physician can help us adequately determine your medical history and better set-up your treatment plans.
It depends. There are certain times at our facility that are the busiest. It is usually during our lunch hour or after work that has the most flow of traffic. To receive therapy at your earliest convenience we suggest you speak to the front desk for any early hour appointments before work or mid-day appointments in the afternoon.
At MaxWell Medical we understand and respect your concern for receiving diagnostic testing. After an evaluation with our board certified physiatrists, it is recommended to either have an X-ray, EMG, or MRI taken. Each test is done when necessary and appropriate for the treatment of a patient’s ailment. Our doctors can conduct EMG testing, perform X-rays, and refer you to an outside facility for MRIs. We have advanced digital processing for X-rays. This allows us to save X-ray images on files to share with you, to establish a report of findings. It is important to understand why each test is conducted and more importantly, educating the patient on their health about their X-rays and other diagnostic testing via e-mail.
Yes, you will have access to your medical records whenever necessary. If the doctor recommends seeing a specialist outside of our facility, we will release your records to a different medical provider with your clearance. With our new state-of-art X-ray imaging, we are even able to extend all progress notes, including your X-rays and other diagnostic testing via e-mail.
All of our providers are licensed in their respective areas of expertise by the New York State Office of Professions. The status of all MaxWell Medical employee credentials can be verified at: Http://Www.Op.Nysed.Gov/Opsearches.Htm
No, here at MaxWell Medical we take a team approach to care. Every morning we have team meetings in which we discuss the progression of each patient’s care. This is beneficial to you as a patient because your physical therapist, chiropractor, or medical doctor will cover any gaps in your care. But, there may be some occasions in which we’ll ask for your current pain scale and symptoms. We believe that patients should have a running dialogue with their therapists to remain informed about their treatment plan.
A treatment plan is the doctor’s assessment of your symptoms and recommendation for treatment. He/she will establish the use of different modalities to be utilized in the treatment of your condition. All treatment plans are individualized and our board certified physiatrists set treatment based on frequency and duration. It is uniquely designed depending on numerous factors, such as medical history, symptoms, and the necessity of diagnostic testing. With all the variables in mind, our doctors set treatment plans usually for 1-3 times a week, over a 2-4 week period. It is then that the patient is reevaluated depending on care and progression of pain relief.
On your initial visit, you will be seen by the medical doctor and he/she will establish a treatment plan for you. The doctor will reevaluate you within 2 weeks and then, every 4 weeks. Follow-up exams are crucial for evaluating a patient’s progress. Our board certified physiatrists review and reassess your conditions for any new symptoms. By doing so, they are able to adjust treatment plans accordingly to your need. These exams are also an excellent opportunity for you to have dialogue with our doctors about your healthcare.
Here at MaxWell Medical, you are able to receive a multitude of services. This includes comprehensive physical exams that are used to create individualized treatment plans. We also offer trigger point therapy, EMG testing, and the order and review of all MRI reports.
Trigger point injection therapy is actually a very simple and short procedure. The majority of trigger point injections are performed in your doctor’s office, or at a clinic specializing in pain reduction therapy. The procedure takes about 10 minutes. You will be asked to sit or lie down in a comfortable position. The physician will palpate your skin, looking for the trigger points that are causing you pain. Once the trigger point has been detected, your doctor may use a special needle connected to a monitor or locate the exact position of your trigger point. When the trigger point has been found, a needle containing 3 to 5 ml of local anesthetic (usually lidocaine) will be injected directly into the site.
Trigger point injections aren’t painful, but they do cause some discomfort. As your doctor palpates your skin to find the trigger point, you may feel some aching or burning pain. You may also notice that you have a twitch reaction when the trigger point is located. The injection itself will not be that painful. When the needle enters the trigger point you may feel some pain, but it should only last for a few seconds.
That depends on several factors like what we are treating you for, if you are an established patient or a new patient, what treatments you are getting on that visit etc. Some treatments take longer than others. In general, new patients can expect to be at the office for approximately one hour, and established patient visits typically last 40-50 minutes. We are exceptionally conscious of how valuable your time is and we go to great lengths to streamline our office procedures so you can get outstanding treatment in a reasonable amount of time. We strive to keep office visits under one hour, regardless of how busy we are…
That depends on many variables. The extent of your injury, the area of the body we are treating, your overall level of health, and most importantly your compliance with your treatment plan and home exercise program are just a few factors that need to be considered in answering this question. We do schedule frequent and regular follow-ups with all our providers to evaluate for the need to adjust treatment frequency. Ideally, we will treat you until you are out of pain, you have reached maximum medical improvement, and you are equipped with the skills and knowledge that will allow you to be pain-free. That is our goal. Typically patients are seen frequently for approximately 2-3 months.
Trigger Point Therapy is an effective tool to alleviate pain but, in order to correctly address your pain area it is necessary for you to seek all forms of treatment. The combination of Physical Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, and Chiropractic Care is designed to treat your condition from all facets of medical attention.
Our board certified physiatrists set up treatment plans that establish frequency and duration of treatment. To receive the most beneficial care it is suggested to come as often as possible. We understand how busy schedules can be and at MaxWell Medical we are able to accommodate all appointments. We have availability for early morning, lunch hour and after work appointments.
We understand that often times, a patient feels more comfortable with one therapist over another. We try our hardest to accommodate your request. Sometimes, due to scheduling difficulties, we are unable to. It is important to know that every therapist at MaxWell Medical is qualified and knowledgeable. By seeing a different therapist each visit it’ll be easier for you to find a therapist that matches your needs. We recommend that you see all the therapists before you decide on one.
We specialize in all types of therapies, including prenatal therapy. Our licensed Massage Therapists and Physical Therapists are trained to work with patients in hopes of relieving any pain or discomfort that comes from being pregnant. We usually work on patients in their second trimester and obtaining clearance from their OB/GYN.