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What should I expect during physical therapy sessions?

Physical therapy sessions typically involve an assessment of your condition, manual techniques to improve mobility and flexibility, individualized exercises and activities to help you reach your goals, education on how to prevent further injury or pain, and instruction on proper posture, body mechanics and other lifestyle changes.

Do I need a referral from my doctor before attending Physical Therapy?

In New Jersey, you get direct access to Physical Therapy and don’t need a doctor’s prescription/referral to start treatment.

What do I need to wear or bring with me?

You should dress in comfortable, loose clothing that allows you to move easily and doesn’t restrict circulation. Depending on your condition, your physical therapist may also recommend special shoes or a brace. You should also bring any paperwork related to your medical history, including x-rays, ultrasounds, and doctor’s notes.

Is there anything I can do before my appointment to prepare?

Yes! Make sure you arrive for your session well-rested so that you can give it your full attention and energy. It is also helpful if you keep track of how much pain medication (if any) you take prior to the appointment so that the physical therapist can adjust the intensity of treatment accordingly.

How long will my physical therapy sessions last?

Your physical therapy appointment will last 60 minutes and will be one-on-one with your therapist. You will see the same therapist every visit, and your time will not be shared with another patient. This allows us to get more done during these 60 minutes so we can provide the most customized and progressive approach to your treatment.

Are there any exercises I can do at home between appointments to help improve my condition?

Yes! Your physical therapist may provide specific exercise recommendations for you to try in between visits, which will help speed up your recovery and progress faster toward reaching your goals. It’s important to follow these carefully and always check with your PT before starting a new exercise program if you have any questions or concerns.

What if I have questions after my physical therapy session?

Your physical therapist should be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment plan before and after each visit. You can also contact the clinic directly for further assistance. We want you to get the most out of every session!

Will insurance cover my physical therapy?

It depends on your insurance plan. Most plans cover some or all of the costs associated with physical therapy, but you should check with your provider to determine coverage and any associated fees.

How often will I need to attend physical therapy sessions?

8- 12 weeks, depending on factors like stages of tissue healing and your goals. More chronic conditions, like unresolved back pain or post-surgical therapy, may require more therapy. Know that your case will be fully customized to what you need.

How long will it take for me to see results?

Every person’s situation is unique; therefore the amount of time needed to reach goals varies. With commitment and dedication from both you and your physical therapist, you can expect to start seeing results within a few weeks. The more positive lifestyle changes you make, the faster your progress will be!

Will my physical therapist be able to answer any questions I have about my condition?

Yes! Your physical therapist should be available to discuss any concerns or questions you have regarding your condition or treatment plan. Don’t hesitate to bring up any issues that may arise during the course of therapy.

What if I feel too much pain during a session?

If at any time during your physical therapy session you experience increased pain, it’s important to let your therapist know so they can adjust the intensity or technique as necessary. Your therapist will work with you to make sure that treatment is comfortable and effective for you

How will I know when I no longer need physical therapy?

Your physical therapist should be able to provide guidance on when it is appropriate to stop attending physical therapy sessions based on your progress, goals, and overall health status. It’s important to listen to your therapist and continue with treatment until they feel you are ready to move on.

Somebody mentioned a Chiropractor to me, what's the difference between Physical Therapy and a Chiropractor?

To be brief, we look for a cure. While we do very similar techniques as osteopaths and chiropractors such as manipulation of the spine, we also do a combination of other treatments including massage therapy, dry needling, stretching, and more. All of these in conjunction are used to make sure we reduce your pain and avoid the need for repetitive visits in the future.

Will you do anything during the first session to help my pain?

Absolutely! From the minute you tell us you’re ready to get started we will start crafting your personalized plan to get you working toward your goals. You won’t magically get healed during the first session, but you’ll surely be one day closer to participating in the activities you’ve been missing out on and start to notice improvements.