Physical Therapy Specialists

NJ Spine and Wellness -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

NJ Spine and Wellness

Sports Medicine Multi-Specialty Group located in East Brunswick, Freehold, Matawan & Old Bridge, NJ

Physical therapy focuses on restoring strength to your soft tissues and joints and improving your range of movement. The experienced physical therapists at NJ Spine and Wellness work as part of a multidisciplinary team to maximize your pain relief, improve function for a comprehensive range of conditions, and get better faster. Call one of their offices in Matawan, East Brunswick, Freehold, or Old Bridge, New Jersey, to find out more about the benefits of physical therapy or book an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a necessary form of treatment for orthopedic conditions and many other disorders.

The majority of physical therapy sessions consist of directed exercises that get increasingly difficult. These exercises aim to help you safely rebuild your muscles and inner core strength while gradually regaining your flexibility.

The team at NJ Spine and Wellness has several physical therapists who hold doctorates in this area of medicine. They develop personalized treatments for you based on their expertise in orthopedics and kinesiology (how your body works and moves).

Why Might I Need Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is an effective treatment for numerous conditions, including:

  • Neuromuskoskeletal Disorders: There are multiple types of neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Examples include back and neck pain, rotator cuff tears, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), carpal tunnel syndrome, and trigger finger.
  • Cardiopulmonary Conditions: Heart and lung disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis gain considerable benefits from physical therapy. It's also invaluable for people who are rehabilitating after a heart attack.
  • Neurological Conditions: Physical therapy is essential for recovery from stroke, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. It also helps people affected by problems such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and vestibular dysfunction (vertigo and dizziness).
  • Pediatric Conditions: Developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy can all benefit from physical therapy.
  • Sports Injuries: Physical therapy plays a vital role in treating soft tissue injuries like medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow), lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), meniscus tears, ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament) tears, and patellofemoral syndrome (runner's knee), among many others.

Physical therapy can be helpful for many other conditions, from pelvic floor dysfunction to urinary incontinence, lymphedema, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and general muscle and joint pain.

What Physical Therapy Treatments Might I Need?

The exact form your physical therapy takes depends on the cause of your condition, its severity, what you hope to achieve, and factors like your age and general health.

In addition to the therapeutic exercise programs the physical therapy team designs for you, they may also include other techniques in your treatment plan, such as:

  • Kinesio Injury Taping: Kinesio taping provides support and stability to your joints and muscles without restricting your range of motion.
  • The Graston Technique®: This treatment incorporates the use of special instruments to mobilize and repair damaged tissues while minimizing the build-up of excess scar tissue.
  • McConnell Taping: McConnell taping supports joint tracking while playing a critical role in reducing shoulder and knee pain.
  • Active Release Technique®: ART is a movement-based system that treats problems with tendons, muscles, and ligaments.

The NJ Spine and Wellness physical therapy team use advanced technologies such as Game Ready™, NormaTec® recovery systems, DRX9000® Lumbar True Spinal Decompression Machine®, and the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill™.

To find out more about the benefits of physical therapy, call NJ Spine and Wellness, or book an appointment online today.