Adult Physical Therapy & Lymphedema Therapy
Licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are experienced in the evaluation and treatment of a full spectrum of sports injuries, orthopedic and neurological disorders. Whether the goal of therapy is to walk unassisted or to play high school sports, each program is designed with the individual in mind.
Exercise and therapeutic modalities are combined with the therapists' hands-on skills to promote healing and improve function. The physical therapy team works closely with physicians in monitoring patients' progress.
The physical therapists are experienced in treating a full range of physical challenges, including but not limited to:
- Athletic injury
- Total joint replacement
- Spine disorders/Back injury
- Pre and post surgical rehabilitation
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Neurological conditions
To schedule an appointment, contact 973.322.7500
Lymphedema is abnormal swelling caused by lymphatic fluid build-up in body tissues.
This chronic condition results from damage to the lymph system caused by surgical removal of the lymph nodes, radiation therapy, traumatic injury, chronic venous insufficiency or genetic malformations. Swelling most often occurs in the arm or leg; however lymphedema can develop in the chest, back, neck, face, abdomen or genitals. Early assessment and treatment are key factors in preventing long-term complications and improving function.
The staff at our Center includes occupational and physical therapists, certified in complete decongestive therapy (CDT), who utilize progressive techniques to reduce lymphedema and educate patients in appropriate self-management skills.
Our program includes:
- Evaluation by a physician (if requested by the primary physician or patient)
- Initial evaluation by a certified therapist (with physician prescription)
An individually-designed treatment plan using:
- Manual lymph drainage: a gentle massage to stimulate the lymphatic system
- Compression bandaging and compression garments
- Patient education, including skin care and precautions
- A home program, including self management skills and appropriate exercises
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact 973.322.7500
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