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Knowlegde. Experience. Results. Let Our Expertise Expedite Your Recovery!

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a form of treatment for when health issues make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. Physical Therapy regularly helps you move better and may relieve pain that you have from an injury or illness. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level to get back to your daily activities.

The goal of physical therapy is to make daily activities easier after surgery or ease the issues of a chronic illness. For example, physical therapy may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.

Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health problems such as:

•  Back pain or injuries/illnesses of the Back such as a herniated disc.
•  Tendon or ligament problems, an example would be an anterior cruciate
   ligament (ACL) injury, a meniscus tear, or plantar fasciitis.
•  Arthritis conditions such as Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
•  Injuries of the spine such as Spinal stenosis
•  Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
•  Vestibular issues such as vertigo or post concussion syndrome

What does a physical therapist do?

At TheraSport Physical Therapy, our highly skilled physical therapists will examine you and create a treatment plan. Depending on your health and condition, your therapist will help you with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance.

If you have an injury or complication from an illness, your therapist will first reduce your pain and swelling if you have any. Then he or she will work with you to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Physical therapy almost always includes some form of exercise. Stretching, core exercises, moderated weight lifting, and walking are some physical therapy methods we use at our facilities. Your physical therapist will also construct an individual exercise program so you can keep up with your therapy at home.

Our therapists may use manual therapy, and techniques such as heat, cold, massage, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation during your therapy program.

Contact TheraSport Physical Therapy for a consultation at one of our two New Jersey locations.

TSPT WASHINGTON TWP.
14 Parke Place Blvd Ste D
Sewell, NJ 08080
(856) 256-8393

TSPT MERCHANTVILLE
30 W Maple Ave
Merchantville, NJ 08109
(856) 661-0200

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People try to get a jump start on their fitness as the New Year rings, however, many of are going about it the wrong way. Unfortunately some injuries don’t get better with just working out, or without a proper physical therapy routine. The main reason for most injuries lingering, of this nature: too much repetition or stress to the injury in too short of time.

At TheraSport Physical Therapy, we know it is important to communicate to the individual how crucial it is to build up a fitness routine slowly and carefully, keeping in mind proper nutrition and adequate rest.

Keep your New Years Resolutions with these tips:

Eat Well. Stay Hydrated. After the holidays you may be reaching for cold weather comfort food, but eating fruits and vegetables while drinking water throughout the day can provide you with improved energy. Proper nutrition will also give your muscles the right nutrients they need to limit inflammation and facilitate increased metabolism.

Warm Up. Stretch. Give yourself at least 10-15 minutes prior to your workout to warm-up your body. Dynamic stretches are also a great way to start a workout and get your blood flowing before you move into your cardio or workout routine.

Build Resistance. Recover. If you are sore for more than 3 days following a workout than you probably went a little too hard a little too much. To avoid injury you must build up your routine and recover properly. At TheraSport Physical Therapy we provide a proper exercise program that will give your body exactly what it needs to build strength, stamina, with time for recovery.

Call TheraSport Physical Therapy today, to make an appointment with our skilled physical therapists. Our therapy team will discuss a program that is suitable for you to keep those New Year’s Resolutions! Even if you aren’t prone to injury, your therapist can give you some education on proper technique and form in order to keep you injury-free.

Let TSPT help you with your fitness New Year’s Resolution plan. Call one of our two conveniently located New Jersey facilities now, to get you started! Ring in the New Year by being healthy and injury-free and let us help you every step of the way!

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TheraSport Physical Therapy on Post-Concussion Treatment and Neck Injury

Have you been tuning in to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia? If you stop in for an evaluation, or for treatment at TheraSport in our Merchantville, NJ office, you can find patients and staff watching intently! If you were watching the Winter Olympics Sunday night, you would have seen a female snowboarder, by the name of Sarka Pacochova from the Czech Republic, take an ugly fall during the Ladies Slopestyle event, which resulted in her falling and hitting her head violently on the hard snow. Luckily, she was wearing a protective helmet, which she ended up splitting right down the middle from the fall.

Head injuries, like the one Pacochova sustained Sunday night, can be traumatic, resulting in concussion, and sometimes severe neck injury. At TheraSport Physical Therapy, we treat both every day. Our vestibular rehabilitation specialist, Jennifer Liss, DPT, is certified to evaluate and treat post-concussion symptoms, using specialized therapeutic activities. In addition to treating vestibular issues and concussions, at TheraSport we treat cervical (neck) injuries using activities and exercises designed for injuries including, but not limited to, bulging discs, sprains/strains, whiplash, and post-operative fusions and discectomies.

Stop in our offices, located in Merchantville, NJ (856-661-0200), or Sewell, NJ (856-256-8393) for an evaluation, and take your next step toward recovery.
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Therasport Physical Therapy is one of only a few South Jersey physical therapy practices or NJ rehabilitation centers to offer the Mckenzie method.  The Mckenzie method is a reliable and safe assessment, treatment and preventive strategy for patients with back, neck and extremity problems.  

The proven goals of the Mckenzie method used at our TheraSport Cherry Hill, NJ and Merchantville, NJ physical therapy facilities are to promote the body's potential to heal itself without medication, needles or surgery.  It is a low cost, fast and effective pain and symptom management system.  

Evidence has shown that the initial Mckenzie assessment procedures performed by credentialed physical therapists are as reliable as costly diagnostic imaging to determine the source of the problem.

Please feel free to contact TheraSport Physical Therapy today for a consultation or for more information.

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