Q: Can I see a physical therapist directly? Can I refer myself?
A: Yes, New Jersey state allows the person to seek physical therapy without a referral from a physician. Most clients find us by word of mouth, friends and family and by this website. Call and make an appointment when you are ready.
Q: Why should I go to a physical therapist?
A: A physical therapist is trained and experienced to help you bring back lost independence and mobility caused by pain by using natural approach supported by science and research.
Q: Is choosing the right physical therapist vital?
A: Yes, knowledge, experience and the therapist’s specializations produce better outcomes and quicker results. Success definitely matters if you consult with an expert specialist physical therapist.
Q: How long do I wait before I address my pain and loss of mobility ?
A: Typically , within 1-2 weeks of onset of a problem, try to seek consult right away to prevent unnecessary testing, medications and suffering. You can see the specialist physical therapist without seeing your doctor first.
Q: What do I expect on a physical therapy visit?
A: First visit is about 60 minutes or more depending on the complexity of the condition. A followup visit typically is a focused one hour one-on-one session that allows direct hands on treatments and thorough education and instructions for self care and prevention.
Q: How do I dress?
A: Dress with loose fitting garments which allows ease in examination and treatments of the problem body part. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Q: Is physical therapy right for my problem?
Check if you are suffering from the following:
- back pain and stiffness
- neck pain and stiffness
- tension headaches
- pins and needles down your arm or leg
- hip, knee and shoulder pain
- pain in the back when sitting, standing, walking or bending.
Above are conditions but not a diagnosis. If your problem is not on the list or not sure if physical therapy is what you need, please refer to our contact page or call (201)893-1995 and consult with us to help you decide.
Q: How will physical therapy help my condition?
A: We will work with you and focus on your goals to reduce pain and be active ASAP. We will explain what your problem is , how it happened and educate you on prevention and self care strategies.
Q: Can I bring someone with me?
A: Yes. There is no need to notify us ahead. It is up to you if you want to bring your companion inside the treatment room or wait in the reception area.
Q: How often will I need treatment?
A: The answer is dependent on the nature of the problem if it is acute or chronic. The best way to know is doing an evaluation visit. Chronic conditions typically require more visits due to the compensations made by the body and a heightened nervous system
Q: Do you refer to other appropriate medical practitioner that can help me?
A: Absolutely. A referral is important when progress is not being made and if the problem is assessed to be beyond the scope of physical therapy.
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