Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps a person regain an appropriate level of function and fitness following illness or injury.

Our team of physical therapists provides quality rehabilitative care for patients of all ages pre-operatively, post-operatively, and/or for conservative management of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Our skilled staff establishes personal goals for each patient, with a carefully planned and medically approved treatment program, and maintains an ongoing dialogue with the patient's physician. We believe our one-on-one patient-therapist relationships are a major reason for our outstanding success.

Our services are tailored for those who are experiencing pain or difficulty due to:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures
  • Joint replacements or surgery
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Muscle or joint sprains or strains
  • Neurological conditions
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work related injuries
  • Trauma
  • Prosthetic/Orthotic Training
  • Wound Care

The following are specialty areas of physical therapy offered at Meridian's Outpatient Rehabilitation:

  • Vestibular Rehab/Balance Program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the assessment and treatment of balance and vestibular disorders. Our skilled therapists will be able to differentiate vestibular problems from balance deficits and provide the appropriate treatment. FREE balance screenings are available utilizing the Biodex Balance machine. (Point Pleasant, Ocean, Southern Ocean)

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction/Urinary Incontinence Program can play an integral role in the multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Our services and treatments are based on the specific needs of each patient. We provide a conservative treatment approach in comfortable private treatment areas. We offer "state-of-the-art" equipment such as the NeoControl® Pelvic Floor Therapy System and the SRS Orion PC/12m System® biofeedback device. (Point Pleasant, Neptune, Southern Ocean)

  • Aquatic Physical Therapy is offered at our Life Rehabilitation facility in Point Pleasant. Aquatic therapy has been proven beneficial for arthritis, fibromyalgia, back disorders, or any disorder requiring a gentle weightless environment for therapeutic exercises. (Point Pleasant, Neptune, Southern Ocean)

  • Lymphedema treatments are provided through the use of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). The goals of CDT are to reduce swelling, reduce the risk of infection, promote healthy tissue, and educate patients and caregivers in the long-term management of lymphedema. CDT involves manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, therapeutic exercise, and education. This is provided by a certified CDT therapist. (Point Pleasant, Ocean, Riverview, Neptune, Southern Ocean)

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) measures a workers physical capability. It consists of a battery of tests which focus on selected work tolerances. The evaluation includes monitoring and reporting performance including observation, measurement, reasoning, and judgment. (Point Pleasant)

Wellness Resources

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      Online Resources - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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