Physical Therapy at
NJ Spine and Wellness
While chiropractic care works to realign your spinal column, our physical therapy team focuses on restoring strength and flexibility to surrounding tissues and improving diminished range of motion.
Our goal is to maximize your pain relief by providing the latest techniques and most comprehensive care services.
What Can Physical Therapy Treat?
Physical therapy is an effective treatment for numerous conditions, including:
- Spine and neck pain
- Joint pain
- General muscle pain
Our therapeutic treatment team includes several physical therapists who hold a doctorate in this area of medicine, enabling them to develop personalized treatment plans based on their expertise in orthopedics and kinesiology.
The core of most physical therapy sessions consists of directed exercises that gradually increase in difficulty. These sessions are designed to help you safely rebuild your muscles and inner core strength while slowly regaining your flexibility.
Do I Need Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy might be right for you if you are suffering from any of the following conditions:
- Cardiopulmonary conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, and post-myocardial infarction
- Hand and wrist conditions: carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger
- Musculoskeletal dysfunction: back pain, rotator cuff tears, and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
- Pediatric conditions: developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy
- Neurological conditions: stroke, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, vestibular dysfunction, and traumatic brain injuries
- Women’s health: pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and lymphedema
- Sports-related injuries: concussion and tennis elbow
If you do not have any of these conditions but are experiencing any type of joint or muscle pain, we encourage you to reach out to us for a consultation.
Have You Had a Recent Accident?
You may need to see a physical therapist if you have been in a car accident and notice persistent pain or a lack of mobility, even if the accident has not recently occurred. Some injuries, like whiplash, may not cause immediate symptoms, but you may notice them hours, days, or even weeks after an accident. If you do not seek immediate treatment, you may experience chronic symptoms that interfere with your daily activities.
The NJ Spine And Wellness Multidisciplinary Approach
Our physical therapists and Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) work together to help you achieve pain relief. Chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical therapy are all complementary treatments that help you heal from within and prevent future injuries. In addition to the therapeutic exercise programs we design for you, our physical therapists may also incorporate other techniques into your treatment plan, such as:
The Graston Technique®
This technique incorporates the use of special instruments to mobilize and restore damaged tissues while minimizing the build-up of scar tissue. This manual therapy can both diagnose and treat soft-tissue conditions.
Kinesiology Injury Taping
Kinesiology tape serves to provide support and stability to your joints and muscles without restricting your range of motion. Composed of cotton and nylon, kinesiology tape was designed to mimic your skin’s elasticity and may help improve blood circulation, create space in the joints, and reduce pain.
McConnell taping helps support joint tracking while playing a crucial role in alleviating shoulder and knee pain. This method is most well known for its ability to realign the patella, establishing normal movement and function in the joint.
Active Release Technique®
Active release technique (ART) is a movement-based soft tissue system that treats problems with the tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
Other techniques offered by our physical therapists include:
- Game Ready® Technology
- AlterG Treadmill
- Decompression Therapy
Active Release Technique®
- Can be used for post-operative rehabilitation
- Enhances your balance and prevents falls
- Improves mobility and range of motion
- Reduces the need for prescription drugs
- Can be used as an alternative treatment to surgery
- Boosts recovery from stroke or paralysis
- Assists in recovery from an injury or trauma
- Helps manage age-related medical problems