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Michelle Nieves, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Michelle Nieves DPT is a physical therapist practicing in Northfield, New Jersey. Dr. DPT is a doctor specializing in physical treatment to help a patient reduce pain, restore mobility, rehabilitate an injury, or increase movement and overall function. As a physical therapist, Dr. DPT can treat multiple conditions with exercises, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization, heat, ice, massage, laser or light therapy and more. Dr. DPT will create a treatment plan based on the patients specific injury or condition, and might target a specific body part or body system based on the individual.
20 years Experience
Michelle Nieves, DPT
  • Northfield, New Jersey
  • Upstate Medical University at Syracuse
  • Accepting new patients

Pain in my hip - What kind of Doc do I see?

The conservative route would be to see a physical therapist that would assess your specific injury and devise a treatment plan. If conservative treatment does not relieve your READ MORE
The conservative route would be to see a physical therapist that would assess your specific injury and devise a treatment plan. If conservative treatment does not relieve your symptoms, your physical therapist can refer you to an orthropedist or physiatrist that would be able to prescribe diagnostic testing to definitively diagnose the origin of your pain.

Regaining strength after a stroke

Her best bet would be to have a comprehensive physical therapy evaluation where her limitations are identified. A physical therapist will devise a treatment plan that is specific READ MORE
Her best bet would be to have a comprehensive physical therapy evaluation where her limitations are identified. A physical therapist will devise a treatment plan that is specific to her needs to maximize her strength, mobility and overall function.

I have chronic knee pain

If you have chronic knee pain and are a candidate for a knee replacement, speak with your orthopedic surgeon. There have been many medical advancements in joint replacement technology READ MORE
If you have chronic knee pain and are a candidate for a knee replacement, speak with your orthopedic surgeon. There have been many medical advancements in joint replacement technology that improve the longevity of the joint. I'm treating a 42 y/o active patient right now with a total knee replacement. No need to suffer in pain!

I was diagnosed with torticollis and need to go to physical therapy. What kind of treatment will I receive?

Your initial visit will consist of an evaluation that will determine your specific deficits. From there, your therapist will discuss your goals and treatment plan that will most READ MORE
Your initial visit will consist of an evaluation that will determine your specific deficits. From there, your therapist will discuss your goals and treatment plan that will most likely consist on modalities that may help to relax the involved musculature and flexibility exercises that will help to restore your mobility. I hope this information is helpful.

Will my first physical therapy appointment hurt? (right hip)

The first day of treatment should consist of an evaluation, education and treatment to include home program instruction. Take this opportunity to build trust in your treating physical READ MORE
The first day of treatment should consist of an evaluation, education and treatment to include home program instruction. Take this opportunity to build trust in your treating physical therapist by asking questions and giving him/her feedback about your concerns. You make have some discomfort with exercise, but the treatment plan can be modified according to your tolerance.