The Back To Health Difference

What makes us DIFFERENT than every other practice?

Back to Health Physical Therapy provides hands-on, one-on-one therapy services for ALL of our patients.  We pride ourselves on our high-quality care. All of our therapy programs are based on the latest evidence-based research, which helps you return to function in the shortest amount of time.

Typical Clinic Back to Health Physical Therapy
Patients scheduled per hour 2-4 1 patient per hour
Specialty Equipment Standard exercise equipment and modalities
  • Full-length parallel bars
  • Nustep T5
  • stand along stairs
  • Rehab treadmill
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Traction
  • and more
Types of Therapy Standard orthopedic
  • Orthopedic
  • Neuro (Parkinson’s Stroke, MS)
  • High-level balance programs
  • Geriatric
  • Tai Chi
  • LSVT Big
Amount of “face time” Therapist spends with a patient 10-15 minutes 1 full hour
“Hands-on” Manual Therapy 5-10 minutes Up to 45 minutes
Exercises performed with Therapist Most supervised by aides Always with the same licensed Therapist

 

Our patients deserve this level of personal attention!

Whether therapy is performed in our clinic OR at your home...

  • All our patients receive up to one hour of DIRECT care with an experienced, licensed, expert level physical or occupational therapist.
  • Our therapists schedule ONLY one patient per hour.
  • NO “bouncing around” between patients.
  • NO distractions for the therapist.
  • NO unlicensed aides supervising the exercises, just focused therapy dedicated to the patient.
  • Focused, hands-on therapy dedicated to the patient.
  • Every session is with the SAME therapist.

 

Many therapy clinics advertise that they treat one on one… but when you get there, you end up receiving 10-15 minutes of face time with the physical therapist because they are scheduling 3-4 patients per hour. Additionally, many times the exercises are supervised by an unlicensed aide or assistant.

THERAPY CLINIC

Our therapy clinic is modern, open and spacious and has very specialized rehab equipment, such as full-length parallel bars, stand along stairs, Nustep T5, rehabilitation treadmill, lumbar and cervical traction, and cold laser, among other equipment.  This variety of equipment is not typically found in most outpatient therapy clinics.

Back To Health’s combination of focused, patient-centric care in addition to our specialized equipment and time dedication to each and every patient has proven to have successful physical and occupational therapy results!

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Back to Health Physical Therapy at home

THERAPY AT HOME

Back to Health has been providing OUTPATIENT, one-on-one physical and occupational therapy services at our patients’ homes since 2006.

Our stellar reputation in the Northern NJ area has been built one patient at a time – and we pride ourselves on having a personalized team to respond to any and every question you may have regarding our patient’s needs.  Every phone call is answered by our dedicated, warm, knowledgeable and empathetic team – helping our patients get started with their therapy by our professional, tenured therapy team.

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MEET OUR THERAPISTS

They just make work a pleasure.

Michelle Ribustello,

I came to Back to Health in 2015 from a skilled nursing facility and it's been great being able to work with my patients in their home, helping them in their own environment. It's much more rewarding to be able to see them function independently by the time you are finished with them and they are discharged. Working for Back to Health has also been great. I am a new mom so scheduling has been phenomenal. Your patients are very flexible, the office is super flexible, and they just make work a pleasure.

It feels so good to love my job each and every day!

Jodi McLean,

Back to Health gives me the opportunity to see patients in the clinic setting and in their homes. I love the connection I am able to make with my patients and their families as they welcome me into their homes. This is the most flexible, rewarding, stress-free job anyone could ever ask for as an occupational therapist. It feels so good to love my job each and every day!

Back To Health is the best PT job that I have ever had.

Patricia Verdote,

Back To Health is the best PT job that I have ever had. I am able to treat the patients the way that I want to treat, the way that I believe will be the best level of care for the patient in their own environment. I helped one patient learn how to get up off of their favorite chair in their living room – and that is not something that I have ever had the chance to do before!

You couldn't ask for anything better.

Melissa Stawinski,

I feel really lucky to be able to work for Back to Health Physical Therapy. It's allowed me to really tap into why I became an OT in the first place. Working in people's homes, in their environment, identifying what's meaningful to them, and helping them achieve their goals; you couldn't ask for anything better.

It is such a fun time and I look forward to working with you!

Jill Chroback,

The reason I love working for Back to Health is not only for working with such a wonderful staff, we have some great therapists and administrators working here, but also working with patients in their own environment so we are able to do a lot in actual situations and we have seen some great progress. It is such a fun time and I look forward to working with you!

This has been the best, professional, ethical group I have ever worked with.

Diane Hennion,

I have been working for Back to Health for three years now and out of my whole career, this has been the best, professional, ethical group I have ever worked with. They are friendly, warm and very intent on providing the best outcome and care for their individual clients.

I honestly look forward to "going to work" with Back to Health.

Stephanie Spada,

I love working at Back to Health as it allows me the flexibility to be both a hands-on involved mom to an amazing six-year-old little boy as well as a working professional. I am able to provide quality one-on-one quality care to my patient's in the comfort of their own home. I honestly look forward to "going to work" with Back to Health. They are a caring, dedicated group of special people who truly want the best for their patients!!

The flexibility is priceless to me.

Jill Friedbauer,

It was very difficult for me to find a PT position where I could send my kids off to school in the morning and to also be home to greet them when they come home in the afternoon. That flexibility is priceless to me. My patients have made a tremendous level of progress – even more than I have seen in clinical environments – which is really rewarding. I love working with Back To Health so much that I have referred clinicians that I have worked with in the past to join their team!

The most emotional and financially rewarding position that I have ever had.

Yvette Jain-Nafpliotis,

I have been working with Back To Health since 2006 and it has been the most emotional and financially rewarding position that I have ever had. The patients are so grateful for the services and I truly can see their progress in a very direct way.