Physical Therapy & Rehab in Hoboken NJ
Conditions That Physical Therapy Can Help
- Restore function
- Improve mobility
- Relieve pain
- Prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities for patients who suffer from a wide variety of injuries or diseases
This “medically directed rehabilitation” also promotes overall fitness and health. Our patients at Hoboken Integrated Healthcare include those who have experienced:
- Car accident
- Lower back pain
- Heart diseases
- Head injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Sport injuries
- Auto injuries
- Carpel tunnel
Treatment options often include plenty of exercise, especially for patients who have been immobilized for lack flexibility, strength or endurance. Physical therapy helps encourage patients to use their muscles to increase flexibility and range of motion. As the patient becomes more advanced in the process, we help them focus on:
The end goal is to improve full body function at work, home and anywhere else.
Physical therapy assists in treating a wide variety of disorders, and provides health care in:
- Sports medicine
- Cardiopulmonary physical therapy
FAQ’s About Physical Therapy
Do I need to see a physician before I can receive physical therapy?
- Yes, you do. All physical therapy patients are prescribed treatment from their physician prior to scheduling a physical therapy appointment.
What is the difference between a chiropractor and a physical therapist?
- Our physicians perform a diligent and comprehensive analysis on a patient’s range of motion, including identifying the joints involved in the therapy, tissue limitations, muscular imbalances and structural pathologies. A chiropractor will treat the spine, and is then able to order special tests such as x-rays, MRIs, blood tests and anything else the patient might need.
How Physical Therapy Works
Hoboken Integrated Health Care was designed to provide patients with an ideal environment for healing their bodies through chiropractic or physical therapy treatment options. Upon arrival at Hoboken Integrated Healthcare, our physicians will examine the patient’s medical history. They will also evaluate the entire body, including:
- Range of motion
- Joint mobility
Treatment options and goals will then be thoroughly discussed with the patient to develop a customized treatment plan 100% catered to their needs.
Each session will last approximately one hour. The frequency of visits and the length of treatment are determined by the physician who prescribed the treatment.
The levels of improvement are typically a result of the patient’s commitment to the therapy process. When the patient follows the plan, including going through their exercises as often as possible while using proper techniques, treatment is often very successful.
Prior To Your Appointment
It is suggested that you arrive at your physical therapy appointment wearing snug, comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.
We also recommend that you bring:
- Insurance card
- Valid form of identification
- Prescription your physician gave to you
- Co-pay, if needed
Types of Physical Therapy We Offer
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an exceptional way to aid the body in the healing process. This is accomplished by sending small electrical currents into the affected soft tissue injury or muscle spasm. This form of therapy utilizes the currents in an effort to help reduce swelling, and release trigger points that may be hindering the muscle’s range of motion. This is done by helping the body release endorphins, the body’s way of naturally relieving pain.
Interferential Electro-Therapy is an excellent method of helping the body deal with spasms, sprains and any issues related to soft tissues. This form of therapy utilizes low simulated frequencies that are placed directly onto the soft tissue. Most patients feel very comfortable during this form of treatment.
Ultrasound is also used to handle injuries related to:
- Muscle spasms
- Soft tissues
Often causing confusion, this is not the same as the form of ultrasound utilized to screen the inside of the body. Ultrasound creates small sound waves that vibrate and massage the soft tissues and muscles. These sound waves are efficient in facilitating the body’s healing process, while also decreasing the formation of scar tissue.
Ultrasounds also create a heating effect to help relax the muscles or any tightness inside the body. This heat, combined with the overall features of the ultrasound will help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level to help speed up the recovery process.
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