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Licensed Physical Therapy in Union, NJ: Most Insurance is Accepted!
Antonelli Family Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center

Physical Therapy in Union, NJ

Physical therapy is an important part of a treatment plan for many conditions. Also called, physiotherapy, physical therapy is used effectively in helping injured workers return to the workforce, people suffering from arthritis and people recovering from surgery among other injuries and conditions.

Custom exercise and stretching programs help the body heal after an injury

Exercises may vary and change from patient to patient, but the goal is always the same. The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness. Correction of muscle imbalance problems around the shoulder, hip or knee are addressed effectively with exercise rehabilitation guided by a trained professional. Core stability muscles are also an important part of the treatment of chronic lower back pain.

A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery and in order to prevent further injury. These exercises sometimes include muscle stretching, joint mobility exercises or muscle strengthening exercises. A rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery and in order to prevent re-injuries.

Benefits of exercise rehabilitation:

  • Reduces or eliminates pain
  • Can help avoid surgery
  • Improves mobility
  • Recover from or prevent sports injuries
  • Improves balance
  • Manages diabetes and vascular conditions
  • Helps manage and prevent health issues due to aging.

Exercise rehabilitation helps to improve flexibility and balance

Flexibility is the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. The term is usually used to describe muscles but can also be used to describe a movement involving a number of muscles. Along with physiotherapy building muscle strength and aiding in recovery, these exercises can also improve flexibility, a vital part of maintaining a sound body. Balance can be difficult for the body after time, regardless if you are injured or not, the body sometimes works to compensate for weak areas, ultimately throwing the body off-balance just from daily activities.

Physiotherapy treatment modalities used at our licensed physical therapy clinic in Union

Electric Muscle Stimulation: Electric muscle stimulation is a physiotherapy modality that is used to stimulate muscle contractions using electrodes hooked up to an electric stimulation machine at our facility.  These contractions help to control pain, manage inflammation and strengthen the muscle.

Massage Therapy / Acupressure: Acupressure uses gentle to firm finger pressure in the pressure points and meridians much like acupuncture does with the use of needles. As these acupressure points are stimulated, muscular tension releases, circulation of blood is promoted, and the body’s life force energy is enhanced to aid in healing.

Active Release Technique: Active release technique is a type of soft tissue therapy that helps relieve tight muscles and nerve trigger points, greatly reducing joint stress or muscular pains. It is a great treatment option for many joint and muscle injuries.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a 3,000 year old healing technique of traditional Chinese medicine.  It works by improving the body’s function while stimulating specific acupuncture pressure points in order to promote the self-healing process of the body.

Licensed physical therapy in Union, NJ at Antonelli Family Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center

Visit our chiropractic and pain rehabilitation clinic in the heart of Union, NJ at 2116 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083 or contact us to book your next appointment: (908) 688-7373.  We gladly accept many insurance plans including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Landmark, QualCare, Magnacare, United Healthcare, Guardian, Oxford, Aenta, Cigna, Emblem, PPO’s and HMO’s.

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Additional Non-Invasive Treatment Modalities Utilized at Our Clinic

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