Physical Therapy in Cherry Hill
Let our team help you heal naturally
Most patients feel relief after their first session!
Meet Our Team
DR. PAUL G. VIDAL
PT, DPT, MHSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
Clinical Director of Cherry Hill Office
DR. ALYSSA McDONOUGH
Clinical Director of Burlington Office
Physical therapy is a great first-line treatment for most muscle and joint problems. Physical therapy also saves you time and money too.
A concussion is a head injury that interrupts brain functioning. Symptoms of a concussion vary, but can include headaches, balance issues, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating on tasks.
So, you are experiencing dizziness or vertigo, balance problems, and difficulty functioning like your normal self. There are several reasons why you may be feeling these symptoms.
Balance and Gait
Bad falls are a constant worry for seniors and others who have physical challenges. And those worries aren’t unfounded. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and serious health problems in the U.S.
At your first appointment, you will be subject to a physical exam. You will also be asked questions about your medical history and current condition.
Aerobic conditioning is an important component of physical therapy and plays a crucial role in improving a person’s overall physical health and wellbeing.
Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to treat various muscle, bone and ligament conditions. The sound waves generate vibrations that produce heat.
The “core” is the backbone of the body that keeps it balanced and stable. It refers to a group of muscles that extend beyond just the abs to the entire torso.
Blood Flow Restriction
While exercise is important, there are other treatments such as personalized blood flow restriction therapy. These can give you better results with the same amount of effort
IASTM is a proven technique among physicians and sports medicine practitioners in treating many musculoskeletal injuries and complaints including: carpal tunnel syndrome.
Ergonomics involves enhancing the efficiency and safety of individuals in their daily movements and activities. It seeks to optimize the use of tools and body.
Manual therapy is a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment method that is used by physical therapists, massage therapists, and athletic trainers.
Live Pain Free in Cherry Hill
Our team understands that you want to live an active lifestyle that is comfortable and capable. Your body must work in order to achieve that. You are experiencing pain, injury or weakness, which can make you feel confused and frustrated.
We believe that you deserve a body that is fully functional. We know what it is like to be injured, which has led to our success in helping thousands of people get back to their active lives.
This is how we do it:
- Tell us your story
- Get your customized plan.
- Start feeling better.
- Conquer your goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
No, by New Jersey State law you may visit a licensed physical therapist without supervision, orders, or prescriptions from other health care providers
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?
Sessions typically last 30-60 minutes depending on your condition and the types of techniques used. Your physical therapist will give you an estimate when you first arrive for your appointment.
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?
The frequency of visits will depend on your individual goals and condition, but typically it is recommended that patients attend 2-3 times per week for a minimum of 4-6 weeks in order to maximize results. Your therapist will provide more details during your initial appointment.
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.