Falls Prevention Therapy: Do You Need It?

One of the most common but disregarded health threats we face as we age is falling. As we age, we are much more prone to falling than when we were younger. Moreover, the dangers and risks of those falls are much greater as well. This is why falls prevention is so important, especially for the elderly—so if your doctor recommended that you partake in fall prevention therapy, it is a very smart decision to agree, and it may even save your life. Seniors are at a [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:15:01+00:00July 10th, 2017|Health|

What to Expect When You Visit a Physical Therapist

Patients are sometimes hesitant when it comes to physical therapy. Not knowing what to expect or feeling nervous about being pushed too far can be intimidating. It is important to know that you are in control. Your physical therapist is there to evaluate your symptoms and perform appropriate treatment techniques. At the beginning of your first appointment, your physical therapist will ask you a number of questions. They will then do a detailed examination and evaluate your strength, balance, posture, heart rate and anything else that [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:32:56+00:00July 10th, 2017|Physical Therapy|

5 Reasons You Should See a Physical Therapist for Sports Injuries

As an athlete, one of your worst fears is probably sustaining a sports related injury that keeps you out of the game. The good news is that with physical therapy and lots of rest, you can recover in no time. There are many benefits to seeking the help of a physical therapist for sports related injuries. Tailored to You – A sports physical therapy program that is tailored to your specific needs is important to make sure you get the best results. Sports physical therapy will [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:29:31+00:00July 10th, 2017|Injury|

Why Proper Back Pain Treatment is Important

Often times, people suffering from back pain are referred to a physical therapist. The overall goal of physical therapy is to decrease back pain, increase the ability to function and educate patients on how to prevent future back pain issues. Back pain is an all-too-common problem among many individuals. Regardless of how back pain happens or how it feels, it is important that you see a licensed physical therapist to properly relieve your back pain symptoms. Physical therapists are highly trained in relieving back pain. A [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:18:23+00:00July 10th, 2017|Back Pain|

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is used for the treatment of muscle, bone and joint disorders among other things. It may include manual therapy, massage, exercise, suspension exercises and more. The goal of physical therapy is to relieve pain and discomfort that may be caused by previous injuries or surgery. Physical therapists are skilled in rehabilitation exercises and creating individualized treatment plans that will reduce the risk of further injuries in the future. Below are some things you may not know about physical therapy and its advantages. 1.)    Physical [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:15:34+00:00July 10th, 2017|Fitness|

Can Physical Therapy Relieve my Sciatica?

For people who suffer from sciatica pain, getting relief is usually high on their list of things to do. Sciatica pain is a grueling pain caused by irritation of the roots or lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine. Some common symptoms include burning or tingling that goes down your leg, a shooting pain that may make it difficult to stand up or a constant pain on one side of your back that extends down your leg. When it comes to sciatica pain, many people benefit from physical [...]

By |2017-07-10T02:12:16+00:00July 10th, 2017|Back Pain|

How Physical Therapy Increases Mobility in Seniors

As we get older, it gets harder for us to get around as easily as we once did. Many seniors may get depressed if they feel that they have to constantly rely on help from others. Physical therapy can help seniors get back their independence and their piece of mind. The goal of physical therapy is to improve and restore your function, increase your mobility and relieve your pain. Falls are the number one reason why seniors require physical therapy but some simply want to improve [...]

By |2017-07-10T01:56:18+00:00July 10th, 2017|Health|

Improve Balance and Stability with Physical Therapy

For those who suffer from balance issues, it makes day to day activities hard and unpleasant. When you have problems maintaining balance, it can be difficult to walk, stand and even sit in an upright position. Physical therapists are skilled when it comes to creating individualized physical therapy plans to help improve stability, strength and mobility for those who suffer from balance issues. If you are experiencing balance issues, you should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician as soon as possible. It is likely [...]

By |2017-07-10T01:52:24+00:00July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

3 Things your Youth Sports Development Program Should Include

When it comes to youth sports, things can get pretty competitive. Things like serious injuries and over-training are happening far too often in children far too young. For those with competitive, competition driven youth who enjoy participating on their favorite sport team, consider getting them into a youth sports development program. Your youth sports development program should include: 1.) A team of professionals who understand the stress that is placed on the body when participating in sports. With the many physical demands placed on today’s youth [...]

By |2017-07-10T01:49:29+00:00July 10th, 2017|Youth sports development program|

Low Back Pain Keeping You Down? Treatment is Available

Many times, individuals that are suffering from back pain choose not to visit a physical therapist since they are not sure what types of treatments are available or what symptoms to look for when it comes to back pain issues. Some low back pain symptoms may include severe pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and even headaches. Well, you don’t have to worry about these symptoms anymore when you choose Raritan Physical Therapy. We have the best physical therapists and the treatment options to get rid of that [...]

By |2017-07-10T01:46:32+00:00July 10th, 2017|Back Pain|