Tal Landa earned her Masters in physical therapy from Hunter College, the City University of New York in 2006. Since then she has dedicated her career to sports injuries and spinal pathologies including, but not limited to, scoliosis and discal injuries. She is currently working on her doctorate studies.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Scoliosis and Kyphosis

Trained under the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School, Tal has earned her Schroth Method C1 (2012) and advanced C2 (2013) certifications. She has been able to successfully treat patients ranging in age, including young children and the elderly. Improvement of posture, curve reduction, and elimination of pain are the goals of this particular method.

Sports Rehabilitation

Tal has experience treating sports related injuries including rehabilitation after surgery. She has experience working in out patient clinics and exclusive physician referrals including Beth Israel Hospital, Sports Physical Therapy of NY, Madison Avenue Physical Therapy, and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Additionally, Tal is an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer.

Spine Related Pathologies

Tal is a certified Mechanical and Diagnosis Therapist utilizing the McKenzie Method. She has treated patients suffering from degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, disc bulges and poor posture. She has effectively diagnosed and treated individual issues using the McKenzie approach and her manual skills to resolve impeded function.

Exercise and Well Being

Tal is a Certified Personal Trainer by the NSCA and a licensed Physical Therapist. Tal can customize an exercise program based on your medical history and past injuries.

Treating The Following Conditions:

• Neck pain
• Cervical degenerative disc disease
• Cervical radiculopathy

• Shoulder pain
• Shoulder impingement
• Frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis
• Rotator cuff strain/repair

• Middle (thoracic) back pain
• Kyphosis
• Scoliosis

• Low back pain
• Lumbar stenosis
• Lumbar degenerative disc disease
• Lumbar radiculopathy

• Hip pain
• Degenerative hip
• Hip labral tear/impingement/repair
• Total hip replacement

• Knee pain
• Knee meniscal tear/repair, ACL & MCL rupture/repair
• Total knee replacement

• Heel pain
• Plantar fasciitis
• Calf strain
• Foot pain

What is the Schroth Method?

The Schroth Method is the only conservative method that has proven beneficial in the treatment of scoliosis. It has been practiced in Europe since the 1920’s and has made it to the United States relatively recently. It has been recognized as an effective treatment technique by both leading global scoliosis organizations, the SRS and SOSORT.
Traditionally, in physical therapy, it was believed that stretching out the collapsed side in combination with strengthening (shortening muscle contraction) to the curve side would be sufficient for the treatment of scoliosis. We now know that this 2 dimensional exercise is not sufficient in the treatment of scoliosis. In scoliosis, there are several processes that take place: sliding of the vertebra forward, rotation, and side bending. This is what makes scoliosis 3 dimensional. Every curve is different, and every curve requires specific positioning and muscle activation to create maximum postural alignment.
The Schroth Method is a 3 dimensional exercise program which uses breathing techniques and positioning that is specific to the curve pattern. Utilizing Schroth allows me to provide you with a customized treatment program that can easily be maintained between visits and practiced independently. Adolescents with scoliosis and/or kyphosis will see improvement in posture in a relatively short time. Older adults with degenerative scoliosis or kyphosis can expect to experience reduction in pain, and possibly the halting of their curve progression.