Physical Therapy in Fair Lawn, NJ: Dr. John Cintineo
Academy Spine & Physical Therapy • Since 1987
Physical therapy (also known as physiotherapy) is an important part of a treatment plan for many conditions. Physiotherapy is also used effectively in helping injured workers return to the workforce, people suffering from arthritis and people recovering from surgery.
The Fair Lawn physical therapists at our facility are licensed and trained to help patients alleviate pain and recover from injury. 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.
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.
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.
Modalities utilized at our physical therapy clinic in Fair Lawn, NJ
Therapeutic exercises are used help to alleviate pain by improving the muscle strength and flexibility. Our licensed physical therapists are trained to restore mobility while often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Low Level Laser
Wavelengths of light interact with tissues to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. Patients with acute and chronic pain often experience relief and restored functionality with this effective option.
Electric Muscle Stimulation
Electric muscle stimulation is a physical rehabilitation therapy modality that is used to stimulate muscle contractions using electrodes hooked up to an electric stimulation machine at our facility.
Sound waves deliver deep heat to the areas of the body that need treatment. As a result of the sound waves, the patient benefits from reduced stiffness, swelling and pain.
Hot / Cold Therapy
Hot and cold treatment therapy is used at our clinic to treat patients with everything from arthritis to pulled muscles or inflammation. The key to this type of treatment is knowing when to utilize heat therapy and when to utilized cold therapy.
Our licensed therapists work with our patients to help manage and release the tension that has been building in effected areas of the body causing pain and stiffness. This tension would normally seem unrelated to other ailments patients may be having, but this chronic pain disorder is due sensitivity and tightness in your certain tissues. Hands-on manipulation by our specialized medical professionals can properly release this tension thus relieving pain.
Physical Therapy in Fair Lawn at Academy Spine & Physical Therapy
Visit our practice in the heart of Bergen County at 19-21 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 or contact us to book your next appointment: (201) 796-7772.