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  • What is physical therapy?
    Physical therapy is a healthcare profession that helps people restore function, improve mobility, and manage pain. Physical therapists use a variety of techniques, including exercise, manual therapy, and modalities, to help patients reach their treatment goals.
  • What can I expect during my first visit?
    Your first visit will typically start with an initial evaluation by a licensed physical therapist. The therapist will ask you about your subjective complaints, perform tests and measurements, assist patients set treatment goals for physical therapy, design treatment program, and formulate an initial home exercise program.
  • What happens during a physical therapy session?
    Physical therapists will implement the treatment program based on the findings on the initial evaluation. Physical therapist will ask about your pain scale before, during, and after the treatment. Each session includes the use of physical modalities as needed; manual treatment; and corrective exercises.
  • Do I have to do home exercises?
    Yes, home exercises are provided with guidance from video and detailed instructions. Home exercises will ensure preservation of gains made during treatment and help patients continue exercise programs even after the treatment period.
  • How long will physical therapy take?
    Each physical therapy session lasts from 30-60 minutes depending on the complexity of your case.The typical duration of physical therapy is 4-6 weeks for 2-3 treatment sessions each week.
  • What are the benefits of physical therapy?
    Physical therapy can help to improve your joint mobility, basic muscle strength, soft tissue flexibility, and gait and balance. It can also help reduce pain and muscle spasm, improve your functional capacity with activities of daily living, and prevent falls and re-injury.
  • Do I need a doctor's referral to see a physical therapist?
    You can see a physical therapist directly even without a referral this is due to direct access in New Jersey. However, certain insurances such as PIP and workmen's compensation requires a prescription from the referring provider. Medicare requires your referring physician to sign the plan of care.
  • What should I wear to my appointment?
    You should wear comfortable loose clothing that allows access to the body part being treated. Please wear regular rubber shoes if legs are being treated.
  • What does physical therapy cost?
    The cost varies depending on your therapist’s network participation with your insurance or the clinic. You may be responsible for the copays, co-insurance, or deductible. Call your member services phone number at the back of your insurance card to determine your cost-share with physical therapy.
  • What is the success rate of physical therapy?
    Most cases respond to physical therapy treatment however there are few cases that do not respond at all. This is case to case basis. Variables that cause poor progress are chronicity of the problem, non-compliance to treatment recommendations, false belief system (macho man), no exercise history, malingering, secondary gains (litigation, work avoidance), and etc.
  • Is physical therapy covered by insurance?
    Our office is participating with major medical insurance companies. See our insurance list. Call your insurance to determine coverage and patient responsibilities.
  • What is the address of the clinic?
    The clinic is located at 1182 Teaneck Road, Suite 101, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666.
  • Is parking available at this office?
    Yes, we have limited parking spots behind the office building. More parking is available along Teaneck Road and Forest Avenue
  • Is there an elevator in the building?
    No. There is no elevator in the office building however the physical therapy clinic is located at the Ist Floor.
  • How many physical therapists work at this office?
    There is only one main physical therapist working at this office. Occasionally, we hire a per diem physical therapist from outside.
  • What are the work hours at this office?
    The office is open from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. We take a break from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM during the day
  • What are the cases that the physical therapist treats?
    We mainly treat general musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Do you treat pediatric cases?
    No, we don’t specialize in pediatric physical therapy.
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