During the first visit, your physical therapist will evaluate your condition and devise an individualized plan of care. At the conclusion of the evaluation, your therapist will guide you through the treatment plan and answer any questions you may have. Based on the therapist’s findings, specific hands-on therapy and movement patterns will be used to restore efficient mobility of the joints and soft tissues (including muscle, nerves, organs, fascia, skin, tendons, and ligaments).Your treatment usually begins during the first session.
Physical therapy sessions typically last from one to one-and-a-half hours. We aim to see all patients at their appointed time.
All treatment sessions are conducted in our state-of-the-art gym and private treatments rooms with one of our highly skilled and experienced Physical Therapists. You will receive personalized, one-on-one treatment.
You should wear comfortable clothing that can easily expose the injured region of the body and shoes appropriate for exercising. Shorts and a loose T-shirt or tank top are preferred. Private changing areas are available.
Registration paperwork is required prior to examination and treatment. Forms can be downloaded and completed ahead of time if you prefer. Otherwise, plan to arrive 15-20 minutes EARLY to complete paperwork and enable your Physical Therapist to begin your examination on time. We start our appointments on time, and not coming prepared may reduce the amount of time your therapist can spend with you.
The state of New Jersey does not require a prescription for physical therapy. However, some insurance companies, including Medicare, do require a prescription for physical therapy. You can call our office, and we’ll find out if you can come to us directly or if your insurance requires you to obtain a doctor’s prescription.
If you come to us without a prescription, our highly skilled, licensed physical therapists will provide the best possible care for you or your child. However, if our physical therapists feel that your particular case requires doctor’s attention, they will advise you promptly and get the doctor immediately involved. If you do have a referring physician, we will work closely with the doctor to provide him/her with progress reports throughout your course of physical therapy.
Based on our experience, in many cases we have been successful in treating patients whose problem was not resolved after one or more physical therapy courses at other facilities. Our therapists are experienced in treating challenging or unusual problems. They may use different treatment approaches and will spend at least one hour, one-on-one with you. You owe it to yourself to seek a second chance, and we are eager to help you!
Prior to your first visit, we will call your insurance company to determine your particular coverage and requirements. We will advise you of this information before you start physical therapy. Please see our Insurance page for more detailed information.
We will confirm your appointment one day in advance. If you miss your appointment or cancel without giving us 24-hour’s notice, we reserve the right to charge you a cancellation fee.