How do I get started?

To get started, call our office!

Basking Ridge: 908-758-1006

Raritan: 908-758-0770

What are your hours of operation?

The hours of the Basking Ridge, NJ facility are:
Monday- Friday:
7:00am to 8:00pm
7:00am to 3pm

The hours of the Raritan, NJ facility are:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
7am – 2pm
4:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday:
4pm – 8:30pm

Physical therapy sessions are by appointment only.

Will my insurance cover my physical therapy?

Physical therapy is typically covered by most insurance companies. Either by calling or coming into the facility, we will do an insurance intake. Usually within 24 hours our insurance specialist will contact you with all of the details of your coverage. This will include the number of visits, as well as what your co-pay amount and/or deductible will be. We do offer special cash rates for those who are uninsured or choose not to use their insurance.

Do I need to be referred by my doctor?

Physical Therapists in NJ have “Direct Access” – but our clinic will work with your healthcare provider to obtain a referral if necessary. This referral can be from a Medical Doctor, Osteopathic Doctor, Chiropractor, Podiatrist, Physician’s Assistant, or Dentist.

What do I need to bring?

Make sure you bring your physical therapy referral (If required by your insurance) and your insurance information. If you are covered by Workers’ Compensation, bring your claim number and your case manager’s contact information. If you are covered by auto insurance or an attorney lien, make sure you bring this information.

Can I fill out paperwork in advance?

We do have all necessary paperwork on our website’s home page. You can simply download these forms, fill them out at your leisure and present them upon your first appointment. Click here to download all the necessary forms.

What should I wear?

Loose-fitting, comfortable clothing is recommended. You may want to wear or bring shorts if we are treating an ankle or knee.

What should I expect during my initial visit?

To initiate a program of therapy, the therapist examines the patient. This includes obtaining a patient history, performing relevant systems reviews, and selecting and administering specific tests and measurements to obtain data.

In addition to the evaluation, what else will be involved in my treatment?

Therapists may use one or a combination of the following interventions to achieve treatment goals: – Therapeutic exercises (including aerobic conditioning) – Functional training in self care and home management – Manual therapy techniques (soft tissue and joint mobilization) – Physical agents, mechanical and/or thermal modalities – Electrotherapeutic modalities – Educational and/or application of assistive, adaptive, and protective devices and equipment.

Is P.T. painful?

Most physical therapy techniques offer pain relief, and are not painful. These include hands-on techniques and therapeutic modalities. Exercise and guided movements often provide pain relief as well. Your physical therapist will provide you with the appropriate exercises not only for pain relief but to recover from your injuries and or restrictions. In some cases, physical therapy techniques can be painful. For example, recovering knee range of motion after a total knee replacement or myofascial techniques to break up scar tissue. Your physical therapist will utilize a variety of techniques to help maximize your treatment goals. It is important that you communicate the intensity, frequency, and duration of pain to your therapist.

How many visits will I need ?

This is hard to say… You may need one visit or you may need weeks of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments,and your doctors orders. You will be re-evaluated on a monthly basis and we will provide you with a progress report and our recommendations.

What is a physical therapist?

Physical Therapists are licensed health care professionals who are experts in musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Therapists are trained to analyze movement and identify abnormal mechanics. From this assessment, a physical therapist will treat a dysfunction with manual skills. That will accelerate the recovery process.

Do you provide any special services for women?

Physical Therapy can be an effective treatment for pre natal / post partum pain and dysfunction, post gynecological surgery, incontinence / pelvic floor weakness and pelvic pain. Therapy for these conditions often consists of strengthening exercises and muscle stimulation.

What can I do to get better while I'm at home?

Your therapy program will include an illustrated home program to be carried out independently. Our therapists use patient-related instruction to educate not only the patient but also families and other care givers when necessary, about the patient’s current condition, treatment plan, and future transition to home, work, or community roles.

What makes Riverwalk P.T. different from other physical therapy offices in the area?

Riverwalk PT is committed to providing the highest level of progressive and comprehensive care. Our physical therapists perform an extensive evaluation and customized integration of approaches best suited for each client including, core strengthening, targeted stretching, gait, posture, balance and functional training, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, and trigger point work. Each client is under constant supervision during their visit by trained specialists. At Riverwalk PT we help people change movement patterns to improve restricted daily habits of movement, gain strength and range of motion, while rehabilitating from injuries, orthopedic problems, or neurological conditions. We place a great emphasis on designing and teaching patients home exercise programs that are both effective and easy to follow.

What is Spinal Decompression?

Non-Surgical spinal decompression is achieved through the use of a mechanical traction device applied through an on-board computer that controls the force and angle of disc distraction, which reduces the body’s natural propensity to resist external force and/or generate muscle spasm. This enhanced control allows a non surgical spinal decompression tables to apply a traction force to the discs of the spinal column reducing intra-discal pressure. This table is available at both locations of Riverwalk Physical Therapy

What insurance policies do you accept?

Riverwalk Physical Therapy currently accepts Medicare and most major medical insurance plans. We also accept all “Workers Comp” and “Motor Vehicle” claims. For those un-insured Riverwalk PT will offer an affordable cash plan.

Do I Need An Appointment?

All sessions are by appointment only.

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