Physical Therapy

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center -  - Integrated Medical Clinic

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Florham Park, NJ

Dealing with an injury or recovering from surgery on your own can be a difficult and slow process. With guidance from the experienced doctors and physical therapy team at Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center in Florham Park, New Jersey, you can recover faster and feel like yourself again. To learn more about physical therapy for your situation, call or schedule an appointment online now to get started.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a form of physical medicine used to decrease pain, increase mobility, and improve physical function. Physical therapy includes a wide range of treatment modalities that are classified as passive and active care.

  • Passive Care: Passive care is any activity performed by the physical therapist on the patient. Passive care therapies include ice, heat, electrical stimulation, soft tissue therapy, and therapeutic ultrasound.
  • Active Care: Active care is any activity performed by the patient under the supervision of a physical therapist. Active care therapies include stretches, cardiovascular exercise, and strength training.

 

Depending on your condition and overall physical health, the Total Health team works with you to develop a physical therapy program to decrease the severity of your condition or eliminate it completely while improving your total physical function. Your care may incorporate some or all forms of passive and active care therapies, depending on your needs.

What are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is effective for pain relief, increasing flexibility and strength, improving joint function and posture, and sports conditioning. Some common conditions that can benefit from physical therapy include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sports injuries
  • Balance issues
  • Scoliosis

 

Physical therapy can also be beneficial before and after surgery in order to speed up your recovery and reduce the risk of physical complications or disabilities.

What Happens During a Physical Therapy Session?

When you arrive for your physical therapy session, wear comfortable clothing you can exercise in and bring water and a towel, if desired. Your physical therapy session begins with a warm-up that may include heat, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, cardiovascular exercise, or stretching.

Once you’re comfortable and ready to exercise, your physical therapist takes you through a series of exercises and movements tailored to your unique situation. These exercises may incorporate bodyweight movements, resistance bands, or weights in order to strengthen your muscles, improve your balance and posture, and rehabilitate injured muscles.

At the end of your session, you’ll cool down with light stretching and any additional pain-relieving therapies necessary, including ice and soft tissue work. Physical therapy sessions generally last about one hour. Your physical therapist may recommend at-home exercises and stretches to speed up your recovery. Depending on your condition, you’ll need a series of sessions to see the best results.

To get started healing, call to schedule a physical therapy visit at Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center or use the online tool.