Frequently Asked Questions

Determining limitation and need requires a full evaluation of 1 hour to 1 ½ hours depending on the complexity of the condition. 

Subsequent treatments range from approximately 1 hour to 1 ½ hours. The average treatment time lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Our facility offers hospital gowns. You may prefer to bring your own attire for exercise and treatment.
For Shoulder, Elbow and Hand injuries, a tank top will do.
For Hip, Knee, and Ankle injuries, you may wear a pair of shorts.
For Back problems, women may choose a loose shirt, a tank top, or our gown.
It is also advisable to wear comfortable gym shoes.

You need a valid prescription from a medical doctor or specialist. Provide medical records pertaining to your injury, and copies of MRI or X-ray results. You must bring your insurance card/s or secondary insurance information.

ONLY licensed physical therapists in the State of New Jersey are treating patients in our facility. Unlicensed personnel never treat patients. No exception.

Our staff translates to Spanish or Tagalog (Filipino) for your convenience.

We are the preferred provider for most major insurance companies. We carefully monitor your visits, request pre-certification when required, and obtain authorization for additional treatment if medically necessary.

It is your responsibility to make an appointment with your physician and renew the physical therapy script. Our assistance is available if needed.

Patient’s responsibilities may include co-payment, deductible, or co-insurance? These fees vary according to your insurance plans.

You may set-up appointments in advance by telephone or in person. Our scheduled hours run Monday thru Friday from 8:00AM until 8:00PM and Saturday morning, by appointment only. Our staff is committed to accommodate your schedule needs.

Please call us 24 hours prior to your visit if you wish to cancel your appointment. This gives us the opportunity to schedule other patients.

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We are dedicated to provide the best possible treatment in the rehabilitation industry. Understanding patients condition, providing proper education and implementing exceptional treatment remain keys for excellent functional recovery. Our Team: Hackensack Physical Therapy was founded by Ms. Magda Dunn, RPT, one of the pioneers of physical therapy in the State of New Jersey. Her vision has grown into a well respected and recognized rehabilitation program. Ron Pearl, LNHA and Dr. Ferdie Quijano, PT, DPT acquired Hackensack Physical Therapy on December, 2003. As principals in this facility, they continue to provide Physical Therapy focusing on quality rather than patient quantity. The treatment programs are designed and individualized for full functional rehabilitation based on current evidence based practice. Mr. Pearl is an exceptional healthcare administrator with over 30 years experience. He has owned and directed long term and sub-acute care facilities in Bergen County. He successfully provides his expertise in rehabilitation management and coordination of healthcare services in the community. Dr. Quijano, is recognized as a highly skilled physical therapist with over 24 years of clinical practice. He has vast experience in pain management, sports and soft tissues injuries, cardiac and neurological conditions. He is the recipient of New Jersey Senate Citation Award 2000 and Passaic County Constables given on October, 2000. He obtained his Doctorate Degree of Physical Therapy in University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Angela Prestol, Office Manager, is working in rehabilitation field for over 25 years. Her organization skills and knowledge regarding healthcare systems and insurance help simplify patient needs.

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