Join the Celebration
October is National Physical Therapy Month!
By Dr. Frank J. Scerbo, PT, DPT, CSCS //
This month, we are celebrating the strides that physical therapy has made in the treatment of disabling musculoskeletal conditions. At Scerbo Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, we are always learning and expanding our services, to provide you with the latest treatment advances and cutting-edge technologies.
As we gear up for fall and the holiday season, you’ll want to feel your best and perform at your highest level. Waiting to seek help can prolong the problem and delay recovery. So, I ask you to consider these three reasons to bring us your acute or chronic shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, neck, back, hip, knee, ankle, or foot injury – right now!
1) Early Screening through Direct Access
Did you know that through Direct Access, you are able to see a Physical Therapist without a prescription in the state of New Jersey?
Since 2003, under the Public Laws of New Jersey, in most cases, a referral will not be required to start your Physical Therapy care. Now you can have your injuries evaluated and treated immediately by our qualified staff at Scerbo Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. Under Direct Access, we have the authorization to treat you for up to 30 days. If further diagnostic tools are needed to ensure proper care, or if longer treatment is required, your Scerbo physical therapist will communicate our findings with the physician of your choice.
2) The Benefits of Pre-and-Post Surgery Treatment
I can’t say enough about the many benefits of a pre- and post-operative physical therapy program.
Many studies have found that as few as 1 to 2 sessions of physical therapy before surgery can reduce surgery complications and prepare you for faster, more effective postoperative rehabilitation. Pre-surgical therapy is especially helpful for elderly patients and athletes who want to have a fast and fuller recovery after their surgery.
3) Recent Advances in Physical Therapy
From our state-of-the-art facility on River Road in Edgewater, we’ve watched the New Jersey Hudson Gold Coast grow and evolve into a thriving, modern community. Here at Scerbo, we have also been changing with the times and staying up with exciting breakthrough treatments, including:
- Biodex balance systems to improve balance, increase agility, develop muscle tone and treat a wide variety of pathologies.
- Performance Enhancement Training Program, a specialized therapy designed to help athletes progress from stationary strengthening to the playing field. A muscle and joint flexibility program is available to improve active range of motion and help prevent re-injury.
At Scerbo Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, our NJ Gold Coast PT therapies aim to help you find relief from pain, improve mobility and overall functional ability, and get you back to the life you love. So, what’s not to celebrate?
We are here to help. Call us at 201-941-2240 or visit our office in Edgewater, NJ and make an appointment today.