Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

Physical Therapy at Somerset Campus


The Physical Therapy Department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital provides rehabilitation services for an array of injuries, impairments and conditions, including those caused by sports, accidents, strokes, wounds and arthritis. Our highly trained professionals remain in close consultation with the patient’s physician to provide a structured and personalized rehabilitation program.

When a patient is referred for "physical therapy," treatment may include:

  • Modalities such as heat, ice, ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • Manual therapies to improve motion
  • Stretching exercises to improve flexibility
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Balance activities
  • Sports-specific training
  • Home exercise programs
  • Patient and family education

Specialized outpatient physical therapy services include:

  • Lymphedema services
  • Vestibular and balance program
  • NDT/Stroke rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic care - Geared toward returning the injured athlete back to the game quickly and safely, these services include biomechanical assessment, inflammation reduction, motion and strength restoration and activity-specific training.
  • Back and neck care - Our department incorporates a range of back and neck rehabilitation philosophies, including the McKenzie approach, dynamic lumbar stabilization, cervical stabilization and other manual therapy approaches. The goal is to restore function, improve mechanics and prevent re-injury.
  • Pre- and Post-Joint Replacement Program
    Patients who are having or who have had total knee replacements and total hip replacements can attend educational classes. Total knee replacement classes are held the first Tuesday of each month, and total hip classes on the third Tuesday. For more information, call 908-685-2944.