You have pain that you do not know how to manage.  Physical Therapy is often one of the best approaches to take to tackle, treat, and prevent all sorts of pain.  Whether is acute short-term or chronic long-term pain, Physical therapy is designed to make you stronger and help you move and feel better.  It been proven in some cases to decrease dependency on opioid medications, avoid surgery, and prevent recurring injuries. A Physical Therapist will evaluate your areas of pain and discomfort and then tailor a plan that works to restore function, improve mobility, and increase strength all at a pace you are comfortable with.  Physical Therapy is a 1:1 approach to a program that works specifically to target your pain. There is no generic plan that works for everyone. It is our goal to find what works for you! Therapeutic exercise and manual therapy combined with modalities like ultrasound, electric stimulation, and Kinesio taping are all techniques used in Physical Therapy to help relieve pain, restore mobility, and help pain from returning while providing an education and instruction through the entire rehabilitation experience.

You don’t have a stretching routine.  Stretching is for everyone!!  Contrary to popular belief, stretching can benefit people of all ages and level of activity.  It is not just for athletes or after a strict exercise program. Stretching keeps muscles flexible and strong.  Stretching is the lengthening of muscles that you can do yourself in order to increase joint range of motion. Stretching can be done anywhere – at work, at home, in between activity, before and after exercise… you name it and we have t the plan for you. Most of the time, stretching can be done in just a few minutes throughout the course of your day.  It requires no equipment and in most cases, little effort. A Physical Therapist can provide a complex stretching routine that targets all areas of the body and fits into your pre-existing daily routine that helps benefit your overall health and mobility. Tight muscles tend to cause other muscles to work harder and may lead to injury. Stretching gives the muscles time to relax and increases blood flow which promotes proper blood circulation.  Stand up to stretching. Physical Therapy can show you how!

You want to improve posture.  We are all guilty of poor posture from time to time.  I think we can all look at a picture of ourselves and say, “Do I really stand like that”?  Poor posture is an easy bad habit to fall into. It can often lead to head, neck, back, and shoulder pain.  The good news? Physical Therapy can help. Physical therapy can provide assistance with proper workplace ergonomics, corrective exercise designed to decrease pain and increase flexibility to help you get up and move around, and improve overall health avoiding your risk for chronic and painful conditions from poor posture over a long period of time.

You have fallen more than one in the last year.  A Physical Therapist will screen you for a fall risk during your Initial Evaluation.  It is important to be honest and detailed about your falls, explaining them to their fullest extent.  A PT will then tailor an exercise program designed to improve coordination, educate proper use of assistive devices, and practice balance techniques that carefully challenge the mind in body all under the direction of a healthcare professional.  Over a period of time, Physical Therapy will help you to get the right muscles to facilitate with standing and walking and improve strength in areas of weakness that may contribute to previous falls.

You are planning to have or want to avoid surgery.  Physical Therapy is designed to eliminate pain and heal injury.  In ideal circumstances, Physical Therapy can help you avoid surgery all together.  In cases where surgery cannot be avoided, Physical Therapy can benefit you by assisting you be the strongest version of yourself going into surgery which can lead to overall faster and healthier recovery time.

Did you know that in New Jersey a Physical Therapist can evaluate a patient without the direct referral of a physician?  We can! So why wait? We will take care of all of the paperwork for you and put ourselves in touch with the healthcare professional of your choice.  Same day appointments available. Call today…973-744-3561

Ascend Physical Therapy – 119 Grove Street Montclair, NJ 07042 – 973-744-3561