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Physical Therapy

Physical therapists at Holsman Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. We care for people of all ages and abilities, diagnose and treat existing health conditions, but we also provide patient education, customize plans of care, and preventative treatments that can help you avoid many health problems before they occur.

After making a diagnosis, our physical therapists create personalized treatment plans that help you  improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, and prevent future injury and chronic disease.

Holsman physical therapists empower you to be active participants in your own treatment, and they work collaboratively with other health professionals such as your Medical Doctor to ensure you receive comprehensive care.

Some of our Physical Therapists specialize in Geriatric physical therap to focus on optimizing aging and aging in place. Our Geriatric Physical Therapists treat a broad range of individuals, including:

  • healthy adults who want to continue to safely pursue recreational activities as they age
  • individuals who are at risk for injuries from falls or other adverse events
  • persons with medical conditions that limit their mobility or ability to perform activities independently
  • older persons who need rehabilitation after surgery or hospitalization
  • frail individuals recently discharged from home care,  short-term skilled nursing or long-term care

Health conditions commonly treated by our physical therapists include:

  • Complications from hypertension
  • Fall risk
  • Fractures
  • Heart & lung disorders
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Neurological conditions (e.g., stroke, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, vestibular disorders)
  • Osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteopenia & osteoporosis
  • Overweight & obesity
  • Pre-diabetes & diabetes
  • Sports related injuries
  • Wounds & amputations
  • Cancer-related complications
  • Balance and vestibular disorders
  • Pediatric conditions, including cerebral palsy, spina bifidia, and genetic disorders
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Central & peripheral nervous system tumors
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Acute or chronic peripheral neuropathies, including Guillian Barre, chronic inflammatory neuropathy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-operative rehabilitation from orthopedic surgical procedures
  • Muscle strains
  • Joint sprains/pain/swelling, including knee and ankle injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Some of our Physical Therapists specialize in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Pediatric physical therapists at Holsman Physical Therapy provide support and services for children (birth to 21 years) with developmental disabilities, and their families, aimed at developing, restoring and improving mobility to improve quality of life. Pediatric physical therapy benefits children and their families/caregivers by promoting activity and participation in everyday routines, increasing functional independence, enhancing learning opportunities, improving strength and endurance, facilitating motor development and mobility, and easing the challenges of daily caregiving. In addition to direct intervention and consultation, pediatric physical therapists promote health and fitness for children with all levels of ability and provide information to and collaborate with families and other medical, developmental, and educational specialists.

The following are health conditions commonly treated by pediatric physical therapists at Holsman Physical Therapy:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Developmental delay
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Down syndrome and other genetic disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions or injuries
  • Pulmonary disorders
  • Brain injury
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis


Occupational Therapy

Do you struggle with a disease, disorder, or limitation that makes it difficult to engage in everyday activities? Occupational Therapists at Holsman Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation can help increase your activity participation and independence. 


Occupational therapists help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Occupational therapy helps people function in all of their environments (e.g., home, work, school, community) and addresses the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects of their well-being through engagement in occupation.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and develop social skills, helping people recovering from injury to regain function through retraining and/or adaptations, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • an individualized evaluation, during which the client, family, and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or to modify the intervention plan based on the patient’s needs and skills.

Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments, recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, training in how to modify a task or activity to facilitate participation, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. 


Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists assess speech, language, cognitive function and swallowing skills of designated patients at the Clifton, New Jersey location of Holsman Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation PC.

These areas include articulation, fluency, voice projection, receptive and expressive language disorders to determine an evidence-based treatment plan. We will work with dysphagia and other feed disorders that include problems eating, swallowing and drooling.

We will also provide audiological screening in which our speech therapist performs a short screen to determine if a full audiological assessment is needed.

A Speech Therapist (SLP) assesses speech, language, cognitive function and swallowing skills to identify areas of deficit. These areas include articulation.


Falls Prevention and Balance Training

Holsman Falls Prevention and Balance training uses evidence-based protocol combined with an individualized plan of care in a coordinated multi-disciplinary approach. Not only that Holsman's falls prevention program unique in many respects, it also combines the safety of a well controlled clinic environment with a Physical Therapist using a harness system thereby allowing the patient to be challenged to their limits of stability up to the point of falling without being hurt while significantly increasing their confidense and efficacy; an evidence-based home program and occupational therapy home assessment and intervention. Patients who are unable to drive or are without transportation can avail of our complimentary clinic transportation services to and from their home.


Massage & Wellness Therapy

We encourage massage therapy for our patients in Clifton because it improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. The massage therapist uses long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion.

Our other wellness programs include Tai Chi, an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being by reducing stress, increasing balance and flexibility, helping you feel relaxed and improving your overall mind, body and spirit.

We also provide Yoga classes, so for relaxation and some to encourage you to move your body in new ways. You can select the style of Yoga you want to use to help you develop your flexibility, strength and balance.

We also offer a strength and conditioning program and a weight loss program.

Massage Therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain.


Chiropractic Therapy

The chiropractic therapy provided at Holsman Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation PC in Clifton, New Jersey will allow the chiropractor to perform adjustments to your spine or other parts of your body to correct alignment problems and reduce pain.

Back Decompression Treatment

In addition to chiropractic therapy, we are distinguished at Clifton, NJ for our back decompression treatment, a gentle technique that relieves pain and promotes healing.

Back pain can occur for many reasons and when you visit our clinic we will take the time to get to know your physical condition and the cause of your discomfort. We take the time to get to know you and consider your daily habits that may be affecting your condition.

Spinal decompression treatment is a gentle technique that we use with the goal of relieving patients’ pain and promoting healing.


Pediatric Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Behavioral Therapy ABA, and Sensory Gym

We understand that working with children requires a unique approach, and we strive to provide treatment in a warm, non-threatening environment...


Sports Physical Therapy

Whether you are a professional or recreational athlete, we recognize the benefits of sports in your life and how your quality of life is impacted when you cannot engage in your sport of choice anymore. We will help to determine the problem that is holding your back and work to provide physical therapy to solve it.

We understand the issue of trying to live with persistent pain and we will try to solve the problem with a personalized course of treatment.

Whether you’re a full-time athlete or have simply been pushing yourself too hard, we’re available to evaluate your condition and recommend...


Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment

At Holsman Physical Therapy in Caldwell and Rahway, NJ, we know that a physical ailment can result in mental and emotional suffering as well. That is why we employ a talented, experienced and caring team of physical therapy professionals to recognize what is happening to your body and help you.

One of the most advanced and highly-effective non-invasive treatments we offer is Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment, a proprietary technology based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process.

Damaged tissues gradually regenerates and eventually heals. This office-based procedure is a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.

This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood...


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