Adult Physical Therapy

Services: Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

RehabWhether the goal of therapy is to walk unassisted or to return to playing sports, each program is specifically designed with the individual in mind. Exercise and therapeutic modalities are combined with the therapists’ manual skills to promote optimal healing and improve function.

Working closely with your physician, staff from Saint Barnabas Medical Center Rehabilitation utilize an advanced clinical reasoning approach and evidence-based treatment protocols to return you to your activities in the most efficient and effective manner.

Our physical therapists are experienced in treating a full range of physical challenges, including but not limited to:

  • Arthritis and other chronic or recurrent pain issue
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Exercise-related or sports injuries
  • Overuse and over training injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation, including joint replacement surgery and post-operative pain
  • Reconditioning after illness
  • Spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, and hip, knee, ankle and foot ailments

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Rehabilitation also provides state-of-the-art treatment modalities and including:

  • AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
  • 3D Motion Capture Advanced Motion Analysis – DARTFISH
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)
  • Cold Laser
  • Ultrasound
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

Our physical therapists also provide the most up-to-date treatment techniques including:

  • Active Release Techniques™
  • Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Work (IASTM)
    • Graston
  • Functional Movement Screening and Selective Functional Movement Assessment ( FMS)
  • McKenzie method treatment for spine and extremities
  • Pilates core strengthening
  • Sports-specific strengthening programs - Fifa 11
  • Taping techniques, such as Kinesio Taping® and McConnell taping
  • Yoga-based stretches

Conditions addressed by physical therapists:

Women’s Health Issues (pelvic floor dysfunction)

Pelvic Floor dysfunction refers to a wide range of problems that may occur due to muscular weakness and imbalance that can cause: Urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, urgency/frequency, bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain, & pelvic organ prolapse. Treatment consists of manual therapy, biofeedback training, exercises, education, & therapeutic modalities.

Oncology Rehabilitation (Lymphedema)

Lymphedema is chronic swelling which can result from damage or deficiency in the lymphatic system. Treatment consists of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) including Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), compression bandages/devices/garments, skin-care and exercise. Post-breast surgery rehabilitation: ROM, scar massage, axillary cording, strengthening exercise.

Cardiopulmonary conditions

Physical therapists address the impairments of the cardiovascular system and create a customized plan of care from the finding of their evaluation.

Craniofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)

Craniofacial and cervical spine dysfunction may lead to a variety of symptoms and disorders including upper extremity pain, headaches, and jaw pain (TMD). Our clinicians perform a comprehensive examination of your pain, posture, and ergonomics in order to develop an individualized treatment program to help patients attain their goals. Treatments may include a combination of manual therapy and modalities, postural re-training exercises, education on improving daily ergonomics, and a comprehensive home program.

Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic/Sports Medicine injuries and dysfunctions

Physical therapist addresses the injury and restriction of the musculoskeletal system of the body. All regions of the body can be addressed by a Physical therapist.

Neurological dysfunctions / Movement Disorders

Our clinicians are experienced in evaluating and treating the complexities of a neurologically involved patient. Maximizing mobility, independence and quality of life drives each treatment plan which can include supervised exercise, balance training and body weight assisted gait training. Each patient will also be given a comprehensive home exercise program and extensive education on symptom management outside of the clinic

Concussion injuries

Physical therapist addresses the functional limitation and symptoms of individuals who suffer concussion injuries from sports or day to day activities.

Neck and back injuries

Physical therapist address neck and low back injuries in all phases of the healing process.

Vestibular Dysfunction

Vestibular Rehabilitation is a special exercised based form of physical therapy intended to alleviate the symptoms of vertigo, imbalance and gaze instability caused by various disorders of the inner ear, nerves or brain. Secondary problems of inactivity, fear of movement, falls and decreased balance are also addressed. Goals are achieved by a customized exercise program designed to address each person's specific problem. Comprehensive clinical evaluation is needed to identify disorders. Specialized testing may also be necessary.

Post-operative rehabilitation

Physical therapists address patient functional limitation and pain following surgical procedures. Joint replacement and joint surgery are all regions addressed by a physical therapist.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact 973.322.7500.




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