Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health. The medical center is a designated teaching institution for therapists and maintains affiliations with several major universities and colleges.
Outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation services are conveniently available days, evenings and weekends. For more information about various services or to schedule a facility tour, please call:
Physical therapy provides evaluation and treatment for individuals with physical limitations, disabilities and pain. Some of the more common conditions for which physical therapists examine and provide intervention and treatment include:
Orthopedic Conditions (low back pain, neck pain, headaches, osteoporosis)
Joint and soft tissue injuries (sprains, strains, hand injuries, fractures, dislocations, pre and post surgical conditions)
Patients who have developed physical impairment as the result of breast cancer
Occupational therapy is designed to help individuals develop or regain skills necessary to perform everyday activities so they can lead productive, fulfilling lives. Some of the health conditions that benefit form occupational therapy include:
Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis and other serious chronic conditions
Burns, spinal cord injuries, amputation
Broken bones or other injuries from falls, sports injuries or accidents
Cognitive problems associated with developmental delays or disabilities, brain tumors or stroke
Mental health or behavioral problems (Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and post traumatic stress)
Physical limitations following stroke, heart attack, traumatic brain injuries
Problems that stem from substance abuse or eating disorders
Work related injuries (low back problems, repetitive stress injuries)
Speech and Language Pathology
Raritan Bay Medical Center provides assessment and therapy for individuals with communication and language disorders, as well as those with swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathologists personalize treatment plans for developmentally delayed patients and those with neurological conditions or traumatic brain injuries, voice problems associated with head and neck/throat cancers, speech impediments and other communication difficulties. Interventions may include speech and language development, cognitive rehabilitation, voice therapy and vital stimulation for swallowing disorders.
Electrodiagnostic procedures are used to determine the underlying cause of nerve or muscle weakness, spasms, paralysis or pain. The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation offers electrodiagnostic tests including:
Electromyography (EMG), which measures the electrical activity in muscles; and
Nerve Conduction Studies, which evaluate nerve function
These tests are administered by board certified physiatrists.
Pelvic rehabilitation is available to treat individuals with pelvic pain, bladder or bowel incontinence, or other forms of pelvic muscle dysfunction.
On the forefront of new technology, Raritan Bay Medical Center evaluates patients through video urodynamics, a painless procedure that utilizes imaging equipment to accurately diagnose disorders of the urinary tract system. Pictures and video provide physicians with detailed information about the bladder so they can identify abnormalities and recommend the best possible treatment.
Sometimes Getting Back on Your Feet Requires a Little Help.
Whether you’re recuperating from a fall, stroke or sports-related injury, your goal is a speedy and optimal recovery. You can rest assured that when you’re under the care of Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, it’s our goal, too.
Raritan Bay Medical Center offers an expansive array of physical medicine and rehabilitation services aimed at promoting independence and improving quality of life. Our compassionate team of board certified physicians, physiatrists and licensed therapists bring up to 30 years clinical experience to provide care to adults and children diagnosed with various disabilities as well as injuries or disease associated with the neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular or pulmonary systems.
Count on Raritan Bay Medical center to provide you and your family with first-class inpatient and outpatient services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, electrodiagnostic procedures and pelvic rehabilitation.
With locations in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge, New Jersey, Raritan Bay Medical Center delivers critical world-class healthcare services care to Monmouth and Middlesex County residents. As providers of first-class healthcare in the areas of stroke, cardiology, cancer, physical rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, pediatric medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center continues to stay on the forefront of medicine.