295 Pierson Ave. Suite #101
Edison, NJ 08837
1806 Route 35, Suite #106
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is the restoration of function to the body using rehabilitative exercise, manual therapy and modalities. These are combined to reduce pain and stress, increases strength and restore function in the body after injury or disease. Physical therapy can increase range of motion, muscle strength, decrease pain and inflammation and restore the body back to a normal functioning state. Physical therapy is often used after orthopedic surgeries such as knee replacements, rotator cuff repairs, spinal surgeries, etc. to bring patients back to a high level of function but is also used after car and sporting accidents and to maintain high functional levels with disease processes such as Parkinson's, RA, MS, etc.
Our Wellness Program consists of an exercise program that we design especially for you and your areas of concern. This program is designed for you as an individual to reach your fitness goals at your own pace. The therapist is available for any questions or concerns during your visits. After a diagnosis has been made, your physical therapist may choose from a range of treatment options, including exercises for flexibility, strength, and restoration of range of motion. Other options include ice, heat, electrical stimulation, traction or mobilization, and massage. Your physical therapist may also analyze your home and work environment in order to ensure that you are not re-injuring yourself.
Physical therapists (PTs) are licensed health care professionals who diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional status in all age populations. Following an examination of individuals with impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities or other health-related conditions, physical therapists design individualized plans of physical therapy care and services for each patient.
Choosing from a broad array of physical therapy interventions, Physical Therapist's alleviate impairments and functional limitations as well as promote and maintain optimal fitness, physical function, and quality of life as it relates to movement and health. They also implement services to reduce risk and prevent the onset of progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from injury, diseases, disorders, and other health conditions.
One way to think about your physical therapist's role is as a coach - a caregiver and mentor to lead you through a course of action toward achieving your goals for your comfort and lifestyle.