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Haledon Physical Therapy offers the newest and most effective physical therapy treatment approaches. We are dedicated to helping our patients, including everything from orthopedic and sports medicine to neuro rehabilitation. Haledon Physical Therapy specializes in all types of orthopedic disorders,ranging from pain to weakness, to stiffness and instability. Our physical therapy treatments are in line with current practices and research and incorporate many different types of physical therapy, including hands-on manual therapy, therapeutic and functional exercise training, and movement retraining and pain management techniques. Every patient undergoes a thorough evaluation and physical examination conducted by one of our licensed physical therapists. A detailed physical examination and review of your medical history allows us to create a personalized plan of care for you based on your condition, goals and schedule. Once your examination and evaluation have been completed, your therapist will help you understand your specific problem and explain your diagnosis and treatment plan.

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If an injury at work has impeded your performance in the workplace, our work injury rehabilitation program (more…)


Tendonitis/bursitis is typically “overuse” syndromes that can occur at various areas (more…)


Arthritis is a common disorder affecting many adults, although severity is variable.  (more…)


Sprains and strains are injury to a ligament or muscle usually caused by trauma (more…)


The term sciatica refers to pain radiating into one or both lower extremities along  (more…)


Hip and knee replacements are most common with shoulder replacements  (more…)


This condition is characterized by inflammation of the fibrous band on the bottom of the foot  (more…)


Neck and back pain are the two most common areas of orthopedic dysfunction.  (more…)


All types of neurological conditions are treated at Haledon Physical Therapy (more…)


Balance disorders are caused by a complex interaction of several factors.  (more…)


CTS is typically an overuse syndrome secondary to computer work or a trade (more…)


Sports specific training/rehabilitation refers to the ability to “bridge the gap”  (more…)


Proper shoulder function is a complex interaction of four joints and several muscle groups. (more…)


Pre-op treatment is a critical part of surgical success, because it prepares the specific body part (more…)


1.What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is treatment to improve mobility (such as walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed), to relieve pain, and to restore physical function and overall fitness. The physical therapist uses exercise, manual therapy, education, and modalities such as heat, cold, and electrical stimulation to work toward these goals.
Depending on the injury, disease, or condition, physical therapy may include work on flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance. Treatment may focus on preventing problems or treating problems that affect:

  • Your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones (musculoskeletal system).
  • Your nerves and related muscles (neuromuscular system).
  • Your heart and related blood vessels (cardiovascular system).
  • Your lungs and breathing (pulmonary system).
  • Your skin, including wounds and burns.
  • Any combination of two or more of these.
2.When Physical Therapy Can Help?

Physical therapy can help you recover from an injury and avoid future injury. Your physical therapist can help you reduce pain in the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), build muscle strength, and improve flexibility, function, and range of motion. He or she can also evaluate how you do an activity and make suggestions for doing the activity in a way that is less likely to result in an injury.

3.What does a physical therapist do?

Your physical therapist will examine you and talk to you about your symptoms and your daily activity. He or she will then work with you on a treatment plan. The goals are to help your joints move better and to restore or increase your flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance.
First, your therapist will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Your physical therapist also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.
Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking. Your physical therapist may teach you an exercise program so you can do it at home.
Treatment may cause mild soreness or swelling. This is normal, but talk to your physical therapist if it bothers you.

4.Physical therapy and recovery from injury!

Physical therapy can help you recover from an injury and avoid future injury. Your physical therapist can help you reduce pain in the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), build muscle strength, and improve flexibility, function, and range of motion. He or she can also evaluate how you do an activity and make suggestions for doing the activity in a way that is less likely to result in an injury.

5.Types of Physical Therapy!


Physical therapy nearly always involves exercise of some kind that is specifically designed for your injury, illness, condition, or to help prevent future health problems. Exercise is anything you do in addition to your regular daily activity that will improve your flexibility, strength, coordination, or endurance. It even includes changing how you do your regular activities to give you some health benefits. For example, if you park a little farther away from the door of the grocery store, the extra distance you walk is exercise. Also, exercise can include stretching to reduce stress on joints, core stability exercises to strengthen the muscles of your trunk (your back and abdomen) and hips, lifting weights to strengthen muscles, walking, doing water aerobics, and many other forms of activity. Your physical therapist is likely to teach you how to do an exercise program on your own at home so you can continue to work toward your fitness goals and prevent future problems.


Manual therapy

Manual therapy (sometimes called bodywork) is a general term for treatment performed mostly with the hands. The goals of manual therapy include relaxation, decreased pain, and increased flexibility.

Manual therapy can include:


  • Massage: Pressure is applied to the soft tissues of the body, such as the muscles. Massage can help relax muscles, increase circulation, and ease pain in the soft tissues.

  • Mobilization: Slow, measured movements are used to twist, pull, or push bones and joints into position. This can help loosen tight tissues around a joint and help with flexibility and alignment.

  • Manipulation: Pressure is applied to a joint. It can be done with the hands or a special device. The careful, controlled force used on the joint can range from gentle to strong and from slow to rapid.



Physical therapy almost always includes education and training in areas such as:


  • Performing your daily tasks safely.
  • Protecting your joints and avoiding reinjury.
  • Using assistive devices such as crutches or wheelchairs.
  • Doing home exercises designed to help with your injury or condition.
  • Making your home safe for you if you have strength, balance, or vision problems.


Specialized treatments

In some locations, physical therapists are specially trained to be involved in other types of treatment, including:

  • Vestibular rehabilitation, which helps your inner ear respond to changes in your body position. This is helpful if you have problems with vertigo, or a feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning or tilting when there is actually no movement. Rehabilitation (rehab) can help you get used to the problem so you know when to expect it. And rehab can train your body to know how to react.
  • Wound care. Wounds that are very severe or don’t heal well, often because of poor blood flow to the area, can require extensive care. This may include special cleaning and bandaging on a regular and long-term basis. Sometimes oxygen treatment or electrical stimulation is part of the treatment.
  • Pelvic health. Physical therapists can provide instruction in exercises to help control urinary incontinence or to relieve pelvic pain.
  • Oncology (cancer care), to help if cancer or treatment for cancer causes you to have problems with movement.
  • Decongestive lymphatic drainage, which is a special form of massage to help reduce swelling when the lymphatic system is not properly draining fluids from your tissues.


Other treatments

Other treatments include:

  • Cold and ice, to relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation from injuries and other conditions such as arthritis. Ice can be used for up to 20 minutes at a time. In some cases, ice may be used several times a day. Some therapists also use cooling lotions or sprays.
  • Heat, to help relax and heal your muscles and soft tissues by increasing blood circulation. This can be especially helpful if a joint is stiff from osteoarthritis or from being immobilized. Heat can also relax the muscles before exercise. But heat can also increase swelling in an injured area if it is used too soon.
  • Ultrasound therapy, which uses high-pitched sound waves to easemuscle spasms and relax and warm muscles before exercise, to help relieve pain and inflammation, and to promote healing.
  • Electrical stimulation. In general, this is the use of electrical current to create an effect in the body. Electrical stimulation is sometimes used at low levels to reduce the feeling of pain. It can also be used to cause muscles to contract (tense). And it is being studied as a way to help with healing of wounds and broken bones.
  • Hydrotherapy (water therapy), which is a term from the past that means the use of water to treat a disease or to maintain health. The most common hydrotherapy now is water exercise.



Good advice, expert opinion, encouraging feedback and smooth customer relations all made for an excellent experience.

Javi S., Client

I am treated with respect and informed at every stage of my treatment. I am not treated like a number, and always leave the session feeling positive that my problem will resolve.

Patel K., Client

You offered everything I needed! I followed advice about exercises at home and in fact I am feeling great.

Chris M., Client

All staff from reception to treatment rooms are incredibly friendly & helpful, I would highly recommend your practice to anyone, the physical and massage therapist are great.

Karen G., Client

From the reception staff to the physiotherapists themselves, they are all professional, knowledgeable and caring. This is a superb physio centre where the patient is always put first. Nothing is ever too much trouble.  I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of physio treatment.

Mouhanad Y., Client


Himani Jani

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Karen Gutierrez

Massage Therapist

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