At AmeriCare Physical Therapy, our policy is to see all new patients within 24-48 hours of calling us. We make every effort to accommodate our patients’ schedules. This policy is in place to ensure that your condition is addressed immediately, putting you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
If you would like to continue your exercises after your physical therapy visits have concluded, you can pay a small, monthly fee to receive a customized workout plan and use our gym equipment. For more information, call us at (908) 389-9100 or ask at the front desk.
Here are some techniques we commonly use during therapy:
Also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), the McKenzie Method is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by practitioners and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems.
The Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Trigger Point Dry Needling
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) involves the insertion of acupuncture-type needles into muscles in order to relieve pain and restricted range of motion.
Cupping is an alternative mobilization technique that involves lifting tension to create separation in the muscle layers, and increasing blood circulation in stagnant tissues. This may lead to bruising. When used properly in conjunction with physical therapy techniques, cupping can promote muscle healing.
A rehabilitative technique designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while supporting the injured area and not restricting range of motion.
Rolfing (Structural Integration)
The Rolf Method of Structural Integration, also known as “Rolfing”, is a ten-session series of treatments that restore soft tissue balance and relieve chronic structural stress.
- Laser Therapy- Class IIIb
- Hand Therapy/ Splints
- Functional Movement Screens
- Monday Injury Clinic
- Annual Fitness Examinations
LSVT-BIG® is a treatment targeted specifically for those with Parkinson’s disease. This intensive protocol involves repetition of the core movements that are used in daily living, which is necessary to improve speed and balance and to optimize carryover of better movement into everyday life.