Pre and Post Surgical Program

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Surgeons routinely refer post-surgical patients to our physical therapists to help them recover strength, function and mobility.

Our therapists provide one-on-one, evidence-based physical therapy treatment sessions to help facilitate your recovery and return to activities of daily living (ADLs), work, recreational activities and even competitive sports.

Whether you just had surgery, are wondering if you may need it, or are trying to avoid it altogether, physical therapy can help. Physical therapy is a conservative (non-invasive) treatment method that can prevent or delay surgery.

Pre-surgical treatment, also known as prehabilitation, focuses on maximizing your full potential before surgery so that the rehabilitation after surgery is faster and has better outcomes. Muscle begin to lose mass after only a few days of disuse. Gaining the most strength and range of motion possible before surgery will help to ameliorate the muscle mass lost while you are recovering from your surgery.

Post-surgical treatment requires medical specialists who are trained in rehabilitation protocols. Depending on your surgery, there will be structures that should not be stretched or strengthened for a certain period of time. Our physical therapists are up-to-date with post-surgical protocols to make sure you are rehabbing quickly, but also safely.

Whether you are about to have surgery or have had it already, we can help decrease pain and restore function with treatments designed to help you reach your goals. 

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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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