Physical Therapy

We strive to help our patients feel comfortable and achieve their goals.

Hand & Occupational Therapy

Regain functionality and movements to complete daily tasks.


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Pelvic Floor Therapy

Our Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy addresses dysfunction in the pelvic floor

Chiropractic Care

A type of non-invasive treatment that helps reduce pain and disability


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Vestibular Therapy / Neurological Rehabilitation

At SportsMed, we strive to make our patients feel comfortable and work alongside them to help achieve their goals. Our staff specializes in various conditions and is here to assist with all your physical therapy needs.
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Vestibular Therapy

An older woman working on her balance with exercises.

Understanding Vestibular Disorders

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy is a specialized exercise-based program that seeks to alleviate the effects of inner ear deficits by promoting compensation within the central nervous system. This therapeutic approach is useful for a range of vestibular issues like Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), balance disorders, inner ear disorders, post-concussion syndrome, Meniere’s Disease, and Acoustic Neuromas. The central premise of VRT revolves around retraining the brain to effectively process and coordinate signals from the vestibular system with visual and proprioceptive information.

What To Expect From Vestibular Therapy?

In vestibular therapy, patients are first evaluated by qualified physical or occupational therapists. The evaluation process begins with a comprehensive review of the patient’s medical history. Therapists also observe and measure various parameters like posture, balance, gait, and compensatory strategies. Depending on the patient’s symptoms, eye-head coordination tests could also be incorporated into the evaluation. These tests determine how efficiently a person’s eyes can track moving objects with or without head movement.

At SportsMed clinic, a male physiotherapist assists a female patient with balance exercises, ensuring her rehabilitation journey is smooth and effective.
In the rehabilitation session, a physiotherapist supports a woman with balance exercises to improve her physical stability and well-being.

The Evaluation Procedure

Further into the evaluation, therapists may also use specific assessments such as questionnaires to gauge the frequency and severity of the patient’s symptoms and the associated lifestyle changes. This comprehensive approach provides a clear understanding of the patient’s condition and is critical to formulating an effective treatment plan tailored to the individual’s needs.

Treatment Plan

Following the assessment, therapists develop a personalized treatment plan for the patient. The plan includes targeted head, body, and eye exercises that can be carried out both during therapy sessions and at home. These exercises are specifically designed to help manage and alleviate the patient’s symptoms, thus improving their overall quality of life.

Goals of Vestibular Therapy

The overarching goal of vestibular therapy is to desensitize the patient’s balance system to movements that provoke symptoms, while simultaneously promoting increased activity and exercise at home. The latter is especially beneficial in strengthening muscles and further aids in improving balance and coordination. Over time, this dedicated therapy can greatly enhance a patient’s day-to-day functionality and lifestyle.

Neurological Rehabilitation

A lady exercising on an Alter G treadmill at the SportsMed center.

The Power of Neurological Rehabilitation

Begin Your Journey Towards Recovery With SportsMed

At SportsMed, we understand that the path to recovery from neurological conditions can be challenging. Our specializations in Strength Training, Balance Conditions, Nerve Damage, and Sciatica help us create personalized treatment plans for our patients. What truly sets us apart is our one-on-one approach, as we believe every patient deserves our undivided attention and care to help them get back to their desired lifestyle.

Your Initial Consultation: Laying a Strong Foundation

When you first visit us, you’re not just another patient. Our physical therapists, specializing in neurological rehab, will carefully review your doctor’s recommendations, if available, and conduct a thorough examination of your current condition. This includes understanding your rehabilitation process to date, assessing your current strength, and your range of motion and pain levels.

A female patient underwent a neurological physical examination at the SportsMed clinic, where a neurologist used a hammer to test her knee reflex.
Conducting a physical neurological test on a female to assess the elbow flexion reflex.

Building a Treatment Plan Together

Post-assessment, your physical therapist will discuss with you a detailed treatment plan, considering your recovery timeline and what to expect throughout your therapy. Your understanding and comfort with the treatment plan are vital, hence you’re encouraged to ask as many questions as needed.

Embrace Innovation with the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Among our top-notch rehab equipment is the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, a revolutionary machine designed by NASA, providing a safe and controlled environment for gait training. The treadmill lessens the body weight’s impact on your lower extremities, mirroring the effects of pool therapy, which can immensely help improve and strengthen your gait.

Locations Equipped with AlterG’s

We have these treadmills in several locations including Ridgewood/HoHoKus, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Englewood, Wayne, and Montclair. More locations like Jersey City will soon be equipped with this amazing technology.