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Physical Therapy In New Jersey

Some Physical Therapy Symptoms Questions

Why should I take physical therapy? What are the common symptoms that I should look out for?

If you are having pain while doing daily activities, standing or sitting for a long period. These pain might be indications of joint issues or muscle flexibility issues. Therefore, if you are experiencing persistent pain for a long period, it is advisable to get physical therapy.

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Which are the body parts physical therapy focuses on?

Physical therapists focus on muscles and joints. Depending on the conditions, they might help you recover by focusing on your hands and legs. They are generally trained to focus on neuromuscular and musculoskeletal parts to improve recovery speed and reduce chronic pain.

Does physiotherapy deal with paralysis or other similar symptoms?

No, Physiotherapy deals with managing acute pain and helping your recovery. When it comes to paralysis, there might be many neurological issues. Once those issues are sorted out, and neurological damages are reversed, physiotherapy can help you get back into your normal life with ease.

When does someone become a candidate for physiotherapy treatments, and what's involved in these treatments?

Physiotherapy treatments involve making use of support functions and external agents to stimulate impulses and improve the body’s movements. Patients become eligible for physiotherapy as soon as they complete any surgeries or other treatments necessary to ensure the continuous flow of nerve impulses.

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Manual Therapy New Jersey

Manual Therapy

It is a gentle procedure done by specialist physiotherapists to support your body. It helps in reducing discomfort and pain. Manual therapy is one of the simplest procedures focusing on massage and mobilisation to improve muscle mobility while reducing discomfort and promoting healing.

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Therapeutic Exercises

A complex set of exercise sessions to improve muscle strength and improve motor functions. It is a part of the recovery process suggested for patients who have lost motor functions in accidents but retained some functionality. Proper therapeutic exercise can restore full body movements.

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Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation

Instead of exercise, physical agents like ultrasound and electrical impulses reduce pain and inflammation. Ultrasound can generate heat within the tissue and improve bodily function and comfort. Similarly, electrical impulses can provide comfort by sending impulses through tissues.

Lifestyle Adjustments in Physical Therapy

Lifestyle Adjustments

Body weight and other motor functions can limit movement and increase discomfort for your body. Therefore, making proper diet changes to ensure a balanced diet and exercising regularly can help you maintain a healthy body weight. It is one such step towards a better-improved lifestyle.

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As a non-invasive procedure with a more affordable physical therapy cost than other treatments, medications are not a part of the regular treatment. However, depending on the pain, physical therapists often work with other specialists to prescribe pain relievers and inflammatory drugs.

Gait, Balance Training in Physical Therapy

Gait, Balance Training

For critically injured patients, living a normal life is a tedious task. Therefore, it is important to get them back to the familiar gait cycle and help them maintain a normal balance for walking, running, and swimming. The gait cycle determines the walking style and running abilities.

All About New Jersey Physical Therapy Treatments

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The main objective behind physical therapy is to reduce the pain and discomfort. It can help you improve mobility and flexibility. Physical therapy can help you strengthen your body muscles, enhance your quality of life, and live a stress-free life for a long time. For patients who have suffered major injuries, physical therapy can restore their mobility functions in a step-by-step manner.

Physical therapy clinic focuses on improving bodily functions by stimulating blood flow through all the parts of your body. It involves massages and other procedures to enhance comfort. Thus, lifestyle changes can help you reduce the majority of such issues. Exercising regularly, following a proper diet, and maintaining a healthy body weight can help you go a long way in physical therapy.

Physical therapy uses non-invasive procedures, and medications are not usually a part of physical therapy treatment. However, in some special cases, Physical Therapy Centers might make use of pain-relieving medications, anti-inflammatory medicines, and muscle relaxants to manage symptoms and relieve the pain experienced by our patients.

Some major procedures widely used in physical therapy centres include manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, modalities like electrical stimulation, hot/cold treatments, gait, and balance training. Depending upon the severity and critical nature of injuries or previous conditions, different combinations of these procedures with pain-relieving medications are tried out.

As the best physical therapists in New Jersey, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Our entire treatment strategy is dependent on the uniqueness of conditions, previous injuries and the problems our patients face in daily life. We are committed to improving the quality of life and ensuring our patients receive the proper care to make their daily lives easier.

Physical Therapist In New Jersey

Aishwarya Parab, PT

Physical Therapist

Reema Parikh, DPT

Physical Therapist

Michael Salvador

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapy Specialists Near Me Advanced Medical Group Arrow

Other Specialist of Advanced Medical Group

Christopher Samaniego, DPM


Merwin Richard, MD

CardioVascular / EndoVascular Specialist

Enrique Chappilliquen, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Radhika Patel, PA-C

Physician Assistant



Aishwarya Parab, PT

Physical Therapist

Reema Parikh, DPT

Physical Therapist

Michael Salvador

Physical Therapist Assistant

Maria Avila, APN,AGNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Here Are A Few Patient Testimonials You Should Read

We are committed to putting our patients before everything else. We understand the importance of using a unique, tailored approach to solve your issues. Our world-class doctors are dedicated to providing the best care possible for everyone. We ensure our patients can achieve the results they hoped for.

Joey Classen
7 months ago
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Recovering from an accident was quite a difficult thing for me. I needed help every time I had to do something. I lost my independence, and I became depressed for quite some time. I regained full body functions with proper treatment and physical therapy from Advanced Medical Group.
7 months ago
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I escaped a life-and-death situation, but it cost me my independence. I was partially paralysed for some time. With a set of complex surgeries, doctors said there was hope for me to regain my body movements. After the surgeries, I sought help from the Advanced Medical Group, and it changed my life.
Sarah Neelson
7 months ago
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The initial recovery after the car crash was quite painful. My doctors and physiotherapists kept motivating me and pushing me through all the pain. It was quite relieving. After all the hard work I put in, I was able to regain my mobility and body functions, and now I can live a normal life.

Physical Therapy In New Jersey For Everyone

We have a dedicated team of physiotherapists working hand in hand with other doctors to ensure the full recovery of all our patients. We are committed to speeding up your recovery process while reducing discomfort, pain, and other complications.

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Aishwarya Parab, PT

Physical Therapist

Aishwarya Parab received her Bachelors in Physiotherapy in India in 2015 and furthered her studies at Long Island University where she graduated with her Masters in Exercise Science, Sports, and Nutrition in 2019. She has experience working with various conditions, including herniated disks, spondylolysis, and post-operative mobility issues. Aishwarya has taken courses to expand her knowledge in the physical therapy world, including spinal mobility courses, neuromuscular reeducation courses, and getting a certificate with Revolution in Motion. Aishwarya finds it exceedingly rewarding to build a long-term relationship with her patients and shows commitment towards providing structured and effective healthcare.

Reema Parikh, DPT

Physical Therapist

Reema Parikh received two bachelor’s degrees from Long Island University and Touro College, and graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro College in 2013. In her early years as a DPT, she received an award for excellence in research and taught a course for the national physical therapy licensing board exam. Dr. Parikh has a passion for helping patients on their health journey; she is experienced in all ages and care of patients, ranging from pediatric care to geriatric care. She has hosted live and virtual workouts for varying levels of physical activity, incorporating mobility and strength segments. Dr. Parikh has furthered her education by receiving certifications in many aspects of physical therapy and holistic care including Nutritional PT, Restorative Yoga, Pilates, and Reiki.

Michael Salvador

Physical Therapist Assistant

Michael Salvador has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for over 20 years. He has a vast amount of experience, working in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient skilled nursing facilities, and pain management. 

Mike has worked with patients suffering from chronic pain, joint replacements, acute knee injuries, and everything in between. He’s seen ages 25-95 and helped heal using a variety of techniques he’s learned from his many continuing education courses, including spinal function and Total Motion Release. Mike is an avid bowler, recently switching to playing as a lefty! He also plays tennis and volleyball and is active in many leagues throughout NJ/NYC.

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Dr Christopher Samaniego, DPM

Christopher Samaniego, DPM

Podiatrist located in Jersey City, NJ, Union City, NJ, and West New York, NJ

Christopher Samaniego, DPM, is originally from Freehold, New Jersey. He attended college at Messiah College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology. He earned his podiatric medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and completed his surgical residency training at Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI. 

Dr. Samaniego provides comprehensive foot and ankle care at Advanced Medical Group in Jersey City, Union City, and West New York. His specialized surgical training includes

  • Bunion
  • Hammertoe correction
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Fungal nail care
  • Plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, orthotics
  • Gout, warts, neuroma care
  • Flat feet and high arched feet
  • Foot and ankle trauma
  • Adult and paediatric foot conditions
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Arthroscopy, joint replacement, minimally invasive techniques

Samaniego is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association. He keeps up to date on the latest surgical techniques and available technology in foot and ankle care.

Prior to joining Advanced Medical Group, Samaniego studied public healthcare in Zambia and assisted in providing care to the local community. He has also presented research at the annual meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Samaniego achieved the highest rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America and volunteered with Troop 454 for scouts with special needs and the Freehold Public Library. In his free time, Samaniego volunteers with his local church community service and youth programs.

Samaniego resides in Jersey City, NJ and maintains his health by cycling and interval training several times a week. He explains, “Healthy doctors inspire healthy patients. I follow the same advice I give my patients, and I read constantly to become a better physician every day. I encourage my patients to ask questions and learn about the cause of their symptoms. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Dr. Merwin Richard, MD. A cardiologist

Merwin Richard, MD

Cardiologist located in Jersey City, NJ & Union City, NJ

As an established board-certified internist and cardiologist, Merwin Richard, MD, has a reputation for helping patients with the most complex of health conditions. He cares for patients at Advanced Medical Group in West New York, Jersey City, and Union City, New Jersey.

Richard began his undergraduate education in medicine at Stanley Medical College in India. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University before relocating to New York City.

After completing both his internship and internal medicine residency through the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Richard went through advanced fellowship training. He completed a cardiovascular fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, then went on to finish a second fellowship in interventional cardiology through Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now Icahn).


Throughout his career, Richard has stayed involved in numerous research projects and previously served as a professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). Richard went on to become the director of the first cardiac catheterization and interventional laboratory in Jersey City and has extensive training in vein treatments.

To ensure he continues staying up to date with the latest research and techniques, Richard maintains his board memberships. He’s board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Being fluent in English,  Spanish, and Tamil gives Richard the opportunity to communicate with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Richard is currently accepting new patients.

Enrique D Chappilliquen Lucio, PA-C

Enrique Chappilliquen, PA-C

Physician Assistant located in Union City, NJ & Jersey City, NJ

About Dr. Chappilliquen
Graduated from Mercy College Physician Assistant Program with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Enrique has extensive experience in the medical field for more than 6 years.

He has clinical experience and training in internal medicine, cardiology, general and vascular surgery, hematology, oncology, and emergency medicine. He joined Dr. Richard’s practice in October of 2016. Since then, he has been a dedicated medical provider working in the Union City office and the Hematology/Oncology office in Jersey City as well.

As a Hispanic, he proudly serves his community with passion and devotion. Being able to communicate fluently with his patients allows him the opportunity to provide excellent medical care to the Hispanic community in Union City and Jersey City. Also, sharing the same language, culture, and values as his patients allows him to connect at a personal level with his patients. Enrique continues to develop his knowledge and skills constantly to continue satisfying the needs of his patients.

Radhika Patel PA-C

Radhika Patel, PA-C

Physician Assistant located in Jersey City, NJ

About Patel
Graduating summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a BA in Biological Sciences and minor in Spanish, Radhika Patel obtained experiences in outpatient medicine as well as in emergency medical services prior to pursuing a career as a physician assistant. She graduated from the Rutgers University Physician Assistant program with a Master of Science after training in cardiology, internal medicine, and urgent care, among many other fields at various hospitals and private practices throughout the state of New Jersey. She is a proud member of the team at Advanced Garden State Cardiology and looks forward to meeting with patients each day in our Jersey City office.

Ms. Maria Avila

Maria Avila, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Fatima Shaik MD


Fatima Shaik is a board certified internist and cardiologist. She specializes in general cardiology and heart rhythm disorders. She cares for patients at Advanced Medical Group in Jersey City and North Bergen. She also performs procedures at Jersey City Medical Center.

She completed her undergraduate education at NYU and received her MD degree for SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center and her cardiology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Queens. She went on for advanced training in electrophysiology at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ.
She is trained in device implantation, SVT and atrial fibrillation ablations as well as watchman implantations.
She is fluent in English and Hindi.
She is currently accepting new patients.


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Dr. Prajakta Avhad

Prajakta Avhad, MD

Pain Management located in Franklin Township, Somerset, NJ & East Brunswick, NJ

About Dr. Avhad
Dr. Prajakta Avhad is double board-certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Avhad received her M.B.B.S. from MIMER, India, and completed her Surgical internship and Anesthesia residency at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, New York during which she interned at Memorial Sloan Kettering, St. Luke’s Roosevelt, and Staten Island Hospital.

She then completed her Pain Management Fellowship from Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Avhad is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Avhad has been in practice in Central and South Jersey for more than 12years. She is a caring physician with expertise and experience in treating a spectrum of Pain conditions like chronic back and neck pain, herniated discs/sciatica with minimally invasive interventional procedures.

Dr. Avhad and her family reside in New Jersey. She is an avid gardener active with her kids, dog, and garden if not tending to her broad and exotic orchid collection.