faqs

faqs

1. My Doctor prescribed physical therapy. How do I get started?
Call us at 908 756-8898. We will confirm whether we participate with your insurance plan, ask you a few questions, answer any questions that you have, and schedule you for your first appointment within 48 hours. If you are experiencing a lot of pain, please tell us and we will make every effort to see you the same day. Patient registration forms can be downloaded, printed and filled out for you to take with you to your first appointment.

2. What Insurances do you accept?
We work with all insurance companies, and are in-network with most plans.

3. Do I need a prescription for therapy?
Although New Jersey has open access that allows you to see a therapist without one, many insurance companies will not pay for your treatment unless you have one. We advise all patients to have a prescription, and we also advise all patients to be in contact with their physicians.

4. How long will my treatment take?
The first appointment will be approximately 1 hour since it will include an initial evaluation. Subsequent appointments should take closer to 45 minutes.

5. What do I wear?
The most important consideration is comfort. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow your therapist access to the affected area. Gowns are also provided for your convenience.

6. Will I always have the same therapist?
All of our therapists are highly skilled and very knowledgeable; however we understand if you develop a preference and will strive to accomodate you.

7. What is physical therapy?
Physical Therapy is a form of health care that identifies, corrects, and prevents impaired functions of movement. Disabilities may be due to injury, strain, disease, or the normal wear and tear of age. Years of poor posture can also contribute to muscle disorders, which result in pain and restricted movement. Physical Therapy can often prevent permanent damage and relieve pain as well as discomfort and restore normal movement.

8. What does physical therapy involve?
Your care begins with an in-depth assessment of your condition and a review of your doctor’s orders. Your licensed physical therapist then develops a customized treatment program that is directed toward making meaningful, practical and sustained changes in your ability to function. Goals for therapyare developed with you and are focused toward maximizing functional independence, preventing further movement problems and maintaining health. To assist you in achieving your individual goals, we offer a wide variety of skilled physical therapy inertrventions including: Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, Electrotherapy, Ultrasound, Traction and Education.

9. Will physical therapy be painful?
As muscles are stretched and exercised, it is only natural to experience some soreness in the first 2-3 sessions. If soreness occurs it should not last more than 24 hours. As therapy progresses, strength and range of motion increase, and soreness diminishes. Patients will feel better following therapy and look forward to their next session.

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My Life Back

“Many thanks to you all for getting my life back on track.”
Liz D.
2013-04-27T19:12:49+00:00
“Many thanks to you all for getting my life back on track.” Liz D.

Return to Play

“Through all the exercises, therapy and conditioning at PTU, I was able to return to play for my soccer team and win the State Championship”
Frank F.
2013-04-27T19:11:58+00:00
“Through all the exercises, therapy and conditioning at PTU, I was able to return to play for my soccer team and win the State Championship” Frank F.

After 5 Sessions—

“After 18 months of hip pain I was referred to PTU, believing this was the start to a replacement hip. After 5 sessions, I am 85% improved”
Trevor B.
2013-03-16T19:30:48+00:00
“After 18 months of hip pain I was referred to PTU, believing this was the start to a replacement hip. After 5 sessions, I am 85% improved” Trevor B.

A Personal Level of Care

“ I would heartily recommend PTU. James and his staff provide a very personal level of care, which is difficult to find in this era of “assembly line” medicine.
Sunny S.
2013-03-16T20:14:26+00:00
“ I would heartily recommend PTU. James and his staff provide a very personal level of care, which is difficult to find in this era of “assembly line” medicine. Sunny S.