Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Exceptional Standards of Care

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:

Perth Amboy: 732.324.5042
Old Bridge: 732.360.4013
Woodbridge(physical therapy only): 732.362.3860
Matawan (physical therapy only): 732.812.4900

Physical Therapy

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)
  • Neurologic conditions (stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, peripheral nerve injury and Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Integumentary Conditions (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • Systemic Diseases (Cancer, AIDS/HIV infection)
  • Workplace Injuries (carpal tunnel, cumulative trauma, stress disorders)
  • Sports Injuries (overuse injuries and trauma in recreational and professional sports
  • Cardiopulmonary and circulatory conditions (congestive heart failure, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lymphedema, peripheral vascular disease (PVD))
  • Patients who have developed physical impairment as the result of breast cancer

Occupational Therapy

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

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

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.