Physical Therapy is a safe, non-invasive and hands-on treatment approach to relieve pain and restore proper function and movement of your body. Physical Therapists are medical experts in treating musculoskeletal conditions i.e. injuries or pain in the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, and structures that support the limbs, neck and back.
Physical Therapy can help you recover from an injury, surgery or chronic pain. Physical Therapy will help you decrease pain, improve mobility, increase strength and flexibility, and restore function for activities of daily living, work, and athletics. Our physical therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the root cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.
Pain medications simply mask your symptoms; they don’t treat the root cause of your pain. Chronic use of pain medications sensitizes a portion of the nervous system and modifies the way your brain and spinal cord interpret pain signals. If you take chronic pain medications for a long time, your condition may actually get worse.
We provide Physical Therapy for a wide range of injuries and conditions. Our services are comprehensive and meet the needs of all adults, seniors, and pediatric patients. We specialize in Orthopedic, Spine, Hand, Pre/Post Surgery rehab, Pelvic Floor, Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy.
Similar to any other service or product, there is a spectrum of quality & skills you will find in Physical Therapists. For a long-lasting and effective treatment program we recommend you consider below when choosing a Physical Therapist.
Clinical Skills – All Physical Therapists go through the same education and licensing procedure. However, expert Physical Therapists take continuing education courses every year and get certified in various conditions and techniques. Board Certified Specialists (e.g. OCS) have greater depth of knowledge and advanced skills.
Experience – The human body is very complex and individuals respond differently to each intervention. An experienced Physical Therapist will be able to adapt quickly and customize treatment specifically for your body.
One-on-One Time – Physical Therapy treatment is performed using a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises and modalities. Doing the exercises correctly can make all the difference and speed up your recovery. You should receive undivided attention & commitment of a Physical Therapist during each treatment session to get the most out of your valuable time.
Open and honest communication between you and your physical therapist is critical during your recovery. Unlike group therapy, private one-on-one treatments make it easy for you to discuss your concerns with your Physical Therapist. It also ensures you don’t feel awkward during treatment and allows your body to respond without any restrictions.
At Liberty Physical Therapy, our goal is to help you get back to a pain free and active life in the most enjoyable, timely, and cost-effective way possible. We are the only Physical Therapy clinic In Jersey City that offer:
Highly Skilled Therapists – Our licensed therapists are part of the elite 5% of PTs in New York and New Jersey that are Board Certified Orthopedic Specialists (OCS). We have over 50 years of combined experience helping people recover from pain and injuries.
Private One-on-One Treatment – Some Physical Therapy clinics offer “one on one” treatment, but it only lasts 10-15 minutes. Every time you visit us, our therapist will work exclusively with you for the entire session. We have 8 private and spacious treatment rooms for hands-on therapy, and 1000 square feet fully-equipped gym for exercises.
Exceptional Care – Rehabilitation is a tough time for you, the last thing we want to do is add more stress. That’s why our customer service is focused on making you as comfortable as possible. We ensure your appointments always begin and end on time, we discuss your payment plan before we begin treatment, and we always have our staff ready to answer your questions.
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While each patient’s condition and pain is unique, our physical therapist will use a variety of hands-on techniques, exercises and equipment to relieve pain and restore your function to optimum levels. Click here to view the unique techniques we use.
Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering. This is a normal response to therapy treatment – ‘Today It Hurts, Tomorrow It Works’. Good communication with your therapist will help minimize any discomfort.
A large number of women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunctions such as Incontinence, Pelvic Floor weakness, Pelvic Pain, Bowel Dysfunctions, Lower Back Pain, Hip Pain and Sexual Dysfunctions.
Pelvic Floor, like any other area of our body is composed of bones, muscles, ligaments and fascia, along with some vital organs. Dysfunctions in the pelvic floor can therefore create issues in these organs as well. With a thorough assessment, our Physical Therapist will evaluate any muscle imbalances or fascial restrictions in the pelvic floor which may be creating your symptoms. With both external and internal (per-vaginal) techniques, these restrictions/ weaknesses can be alleviated, in turn resolving your symptoms. Biofeedback equipment may also be utilized to give you instant feedback on muscle recruitment, strengthening, etc.
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In New Jersey, you get direct access to Physical Therapy and don’t need doctor’s prescription/referral to start treatment. However, some insurance plans may require a referral from a Medical Doctor to reimburse for Physical Therapy services. Please contact us to find out if you need a prescription/referral.
Liberty Physical Therapy is conveniently located in the heart of Jersey City, next to Grove Street Path Station and 5 minutes from Exchange Place, Newport, Journal Square & WTC. We are also very close to major highways connecting NY/NJ – Less than 5 minute drive from both, I-78 and Holland tunnel.
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There is plenty street parking available within 1-2 blocks. We also offer discounted parking at SP+ Parking garage across the street at Grove Pointe (100 Christopher Columbus Dr), next to Starbucks.
Yes, the building has an accessible ramp on the right side of the main entrance and two elevators that can be used to reach our office.
We accept PPO/POS plans for most insurance companies. Although most insurance companies cover physical therapy, what they cover specifically varies greatly. Please contact our office so we can verify your specific plan benefits.
If your insurance doesn’t cover physical therapy we can discuss an affordable payment plan for you. If you are uninsured or don’t want to go through your insurance, you have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate.
We accept cash, check, HSA/FSA, debit card, and credit card. Payment should be made at the time of service.
For your first appointment please arrive at least 10 minutes prior your appointment time to complete some paperwork. For other appointments please arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment time.
Each treatment session will typically be 45-60 minutes, out of which 30-45 minutes will be one-on-one with our highly skilled physical therapist.
Doctors recommend 2-3 sessions/week for an effective recovery. The total number of visits will depend on the severity of your condition and your response to treatment.
If possible, wear or bring comfortable clothing (shorts & t-shirts) that allow easy access to your treatment area. If you can’t, we will provide shorts, t-shirts and gowns.
For your first appointment please arrive at least 10 minutes prior your appointment time to complete some paperwork. Please bring your insurance card and ID (driver’s license), along with any doctor scripts, operative reports, MRI or X-ray results. If you cannot bring the hard copy please email the digital copy to email@example.com. Additionally, if you are using any type of brace, splint, orthotics or crutches, bring those with you.
We take pride in spending one on one time with our patients and reserve this time specially for you. If you need to make changes to your appointment please call/ email us at least 24 hours in advance. The advance notice allows us to give the spot to another patient who is in pain. For less than 24 hour notice, there is a $50 charge. Same applies to appointments that you don’t show up without 24 hour advance notice.
We are partners in your recovery. Your physical therapist cannot heal you without your cooperation; we request you to comply with your appointment schedule, and follow your home exercise programs and instructions provided by your therapist. This will help in expediting your recovery.
Yes, once you have completed your therapy sessions, our therapist will review your home exercise program and determine what exercises would be helpful in your continued recovery and strengthening. We can also work with your trainer and help you achieve your next goal.
If you have a recurrent problem after your discharge from physical therapy, it is recommended that you return for more treatment. An updated prescription may be required from your physician.
We value your experience with us and want to make sure you are satisfied with our service and treatment. If you have any feedback or concerns please talk to our front desk, or you can contact Chitra Mittal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-366-1120.
Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). Deep tissue is recommended to help relieve stress, reduce pain, lower blood pressure and heart rate and break up scar tissue.
Swedish massage the most commonly offered massage technique, because it is gentler than deep tissue massage, and recommended for people wanting relaxation. The technique reduces muscle tension with the use of long, soft strokes to release muscle tension throughout the entire body.
A massage therapist is there to help you relax, so undress to your level of comfort. Some people prefer to leave their underwear on, while others prefer to be nude. It’s really up to you. We want you to have a relaxing experience.
You should always let the massage therapist know when something hurts or is tender. You should also let your therapist know, prior to your massage, if there are any areas of your body that they should avoid, or is sensitive to touch.
In some instances your health insurer will cover massage therapy services. Please submit your insurance card information directly through our contact form on our website. We will then verify your insurance benefits.
A medical massage is a specific massage treatment plan coordinated and prescribed by your doctor or physician to resolve your condition.