Our Physical Therapists are Trained to Help Patients Recover from Injury Safely and Effectively
Physical therapy helps develop, enhance and restore a person’s natural ability to move. Many people visit physical therapists after an injury has occurred to help reduce pain and return to a normal level of mobility. This is achieved through a variety of different techniques including targeted exercises and other modalities such as muscle stimulation and ultrasound. The goals are to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities and enhance overall fitness.
Our team of licensed physical therapists utilize our state of the art, integrated medical facility to help each patient recover quickly and safely from pain and injury. In addition to physical therapists, our patients have a team of medical professionals including acupuncturists, chiropractors, medical doctors and massage therapists available to them.
What to Expect During Your Physical Therapy Sessions
The first visit to our physical therapy office in Florham Park will usually involve a series of questions to gather a full picture of your health history. The physical therapist will also ask about the levels of pain currently being experienced and how it inhibits your day-to-day movements. They may perform a series of orthopedic tests to the body to try to evaluate the root of the problem. Each session after that will include exercises to help strengthen the injured area as well as manual deep tissue techniques to return the patient to full functionality.
Sessions may also include the use of muscle stimulation which uses electrodes on the injured area to help relieve pain by encouraging the release of endorphins and other pain relievers. Cryotherapy or ice pack therapy might also be used to reduce swelling by slowing the flow of fluid to the affected area which causes inflammation and pain.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
The main benefit of seeing a physical therapist is that they understand the functionality of the body and can help you recover from an injury in a proper way. This can also prevent further injuries by strengthening the body and providing a solid base on which to build. While there are very few risks to physical therapy, it is important to remember that it takes time to see desired results.
Additional Treatment Modalities Used by Our Team of Licensed Physical Therapists and Medical Professionals
- Chiropractic Care
- Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Sports Performance
- Viscosupplementation Injections
The Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center’s Difference
Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center is one of New Jersey’s finest full-service healthcare clinics with a wide variety of treatment options to help with your physical rehabilitation. Physical therapy is one of the core methods that can help patients recover and reduce pain. Our physical therapy services can also be complemented with other treatment options such as massage and acupuncture to build a comprehensive treatment plan just for you.