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At North Jersey Chiropractic Rehabilitation Center, we proudly offer customized physical therapy programs for patients in the Pompton Lakes area. Our physical therapist, Dr. John, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist that helps patients overcome injuries and improve everyday quality of life. We highly value the quality of care given to our patients which is why we maintain a low doctor to patient ratio for our physical therapy program. This ensures that our Pompton Lakes physical therapist can prioritize the level of care given to each patient above all else.
Physical therapy programs such as Dr. John's programs include hands-on therapy, specialized equipment, exercises and stretching maneuvers. Physical therapists employ hands-on therapy with stretching, massage and hands-on strengthening exercises for proper movement and mechanics. These types of manual therapies are used to remove mobility restrictions and help improve patients' engagement in daily activities. Essentially, they reeducate the body on how to move properly. Many physical therapists, such as our Pompton Lakes physical therapist, use passive range of motion (PROM) to help patients restore normal range of motion. It’s a hands-on technique where the therapist moves the patient’s body parts. Our Pompton Lakes physical therapist also teaches our patients static stretching exercises and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) exercises.
Our Pompton Lakes physical therapist uses classic massage techniques like gentle gliding over tissue, kneading manipulation of muscles, trigger point massage and more advanced techniques like deep friction to lessen scar tissues. He uses these techniques to reduce swelling, decrease muscle tension and spasms while enhancing circulation to accelerate the body’s natural healing process. Our massage therapy techniques are highly effective in treating soft tissue injuries, neck pain, back pain, headaches and more.
When necessary, our physical therapist may recommend the use of assistive devices such as canes and wheelchairs and other treatment modalities such as ultrasound and electric muscle stimulation. Ultrasound utilizes sound waves that penetrate deep into body tissues to stimulate healing and sedate the pain from nerve endings. It also increases flexibility in connective tissues, such as tendons, ligaments and joint capsules. It’s affective for both acute and chronic pain. Electrical stimulation of individual muscles inhibits atrophy, increases blood flow for healing and prevents fibrotic changes.
At North Jersey Chiropractic Rehabilitation Center in Pompton Lakes, our certified physical therapist offer physical therapy for injuries, including muscle sprains, whiplash, sports injuries and spinal conditions such as herniated disc. As a professional physical therapist in Pompton Lakes, our practitioner takes a full medical history and performs an extensive examination to assess your condition. This assessment will evaluate your posture, strength, flexibility, mobility and movement patterns. Then, a physical therapy rehabilitation plan is created to meet your unique needs. It may include patient education about activity modification, therapeutic exercises, passive therapeutic modalities, such as ultrasound and hands-on therapy. We encourage all patients to explore physical therapy programs even if there is no injury present. Our Pompton Lakes physical therapist can educate you on how physical therapy programs can be crucial component of every day wellness programs that help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Call us today at (973) 835-6669 to schedule your evaluation and begin your physical therapy program with Dr. John!