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Happy Holidays From TheraSport Physical Therapy

TheraSport Physical Therapy is an independently owned, private practice Physical Therapy facility located in Merchantville, New Jersey and Washington Twp., New Jersey. Our physical therapy practice is driven to make your rehabilitation, therapy and recovery a success.

Physical Therapy aids in pain relief, improved motion and a greater quality of life. At TheraSport Physical Therapy, our approach is friendly, evidence-based and innovative. You will get direct attention and hands-on treatment from our highly-skilled Physical Therapists during every visit. Being an active participant in the treatments you will become more educated about your body, so you will understand how to manage your condition or treatment routine.

TheraSport Physical Therapy concentrates on your wellness and provides exceptional therapy services.
We look forward to getting to know you, helping you achieve results and becoming your preferred Physical Therapist.

At TheraSport Physical Therapy our Doctors of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapists are experienced with the following:
Arthritis | Back pain | Balance dysfunction | Bursitis | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Chronic pain | Dizziness | Dislocations | Fibromyalgia | Fractures | Hand injuries | Headaches | Herniated discs | Incontinence | Knee injuries | Neck pain | Osteoporosis | Pelvic pain | Plantar fasciitis | Posture
dysfunction | Rotator Cuff injuries | Sports injuries | Strokes | Musculoskeletal disorders | Sprains | Tendonitis | Walking dysfunction
Vestibular Therapy | Therapeutic Exercise | Therapeutic Activities | Electrical Stimulation | Ultrasound | Moist Heat and Cryotherapy |  Iontophoresis | Neuromuscular Re-education | Fitness Conditioning | Sports Therapy

Call us today to set up a consultation. We have to convenient locations in the South Jersey area.
Or visit our website: http://www.therasport.org

TSPT Washington Twp. – 14 Parke Place Blvd Ste A Sewell NJ 08080  (856) 256-8393
TSPT Merchantville – 30 W Maple Ave. Merchantville NJ 08109     (856) 661-0200

Orthopedic Injuries:
Post Acoustic Neuroma Removal
Sacroiliac Joint

Sports Injuries:
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
Vestibular Neuritis/Labryinthitis
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Other Treatments Available:
Bell’s Palsy
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Degenerative Joint/Degenerative Disc
Difficulty with balance training
Falling Episodes
Facet Joint
Herniated Disc
Ligament Sprains/Tears
Low Back Pain
Meniere’s Disease
Muscle Strain
Muscle Tears
Neck Pain
Adaptation/Habituation Exercises
Aerobic Conditioning
Assisted Stretching
Balance Retraining
Brandt-Daroff Exercises
Core Stabilization
Electrical Stimulation
Epley Maneuver
Ergonomic Advice
Fall Prevention
Joint/Soft Tissue Mobilization
Manual Physical Therapy
Moist Heat
Muscle Energy Techniques
Postural Education
Range of Motion
Therapeutic Exercises
Vestibular Rehabilitation

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TheraSport Physical Therapy – Maximizing Performance & Rehabilitation

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Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

TheraSport Physical Therapy is a privately owned physical therapy practice with two clinic locations—one in Merchantville, NJ and one in Sewell, NJ.  We pride ourselves on the clinical expertise of our therapy staff.  All of our therapists have 12 or more years of experience treating patients.  We have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings so we are familiar with the many complications which may arise post-operatively with orthopedic patients who are now seen very acutely in outpatient clinics.  With the aging population, many medical factors influence our clinical decision making and must be taken into account when providing therapy services.  With our extensive experience with both cardiopulmonary and neurological populations in the inpatient setting, we feel that our clinical expertise is far beyond most other outpatient therapy clinics.

We offer four unique subspecialties within the field of physical therapy at our practice.  We have a Sports Certified Specialist who is credentialed by the APTA for detailed diagnosis and treatment of the injured athlete.  There is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist also credentialed by the APTA in the evaluation and management of orthopedic and post-operative patients.  These two certifications require at least two years of experience treating those specific populations and passing rigorous written examination.  We also have two clinicians Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) by the McKenzie Institute USA.  This certification requires over 100 hours of continuing education in the mechanical evaluation and diagnosis of the cervical spine, lumbar spine and the extremities.  We offer a final subspecialty certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation through the Susan Herdman program based out of Emory University.  This is one of the most intensive, nationally recognized training programs currently offered in the field of vestibular therapy.  Both the MDT and Vestibular certifications require passing written and practical examination.

TheraSport Physical Therapy prides itself on faster, more effective long-term patient outcomes.  We are highly trained diagnosticians who perform detailed physical examination and establish individualized treatment plans based on clinical findings.  We encourage extensive continuing education and pride ourselves on the superior clinical skills of our staff.  We consistently deliver the highest quality care to our patients and tailor each and every therapy program to the specific needs of the individual.  We thank you for allowing us to participate in your care.

Our Locations:

Washington Township

14 Parke Place Suite D

Sewell, New Jersey 08080

P: 856.256.8393


30 W. Maple Avenue

Merchantville, New Jersey 08109

P: 856.661.0200

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Call us today to take the ImPACT™ Test

Our current ImPACT™ Testing System Schedule:

Concussion/Baseline ImPACT Community Seminar :
Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 7pm
For Parents, Students and Faculty
By Jennifer Liss, DPT, Cert in Vest Rehab; Dr. Mike Wolf, MD Sports MD

Orchard Valley Middle School
238 Pitman-Downer Road
Sewell, NJ 08080

Current group test dates are:
Saturday Morning Group Testing only at Sewell, NJ Location
10 or more individuals – $30.00 per test
20 or more individuals – $25.00 per test
(Please call 856.256.8393 to schedule)

TheraSport Physical Therapy
14 Parke Place Blvd Suite D  
Sewell, NJ 08080

Individual ImPact testing: (By appointment only)
Tuesday evenings beginning at 5pm (Sewell Location)
Wednesday evenings beginning at 5pm (Merchantville Location)

(Please call 856.256.8393 to schedule)
$35 fee due at time of test. Cash, check or credit card accepted.

Click Here for more information.

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Helpful Back-To-School Tips from TheraSport Physical Therapy!


Do you know how much your child’s backpack weighs? According to the APTA if it’s more than 15 percent of his or her body weight, then it could hurt your child’s back. Millions of students in the United States carry backpacks to and from school, often overloaded with books, supplies and equipment.  Weight of the backpack and improper use can result in injury to the skeletally immature child.

During adolescence kids are going through growth spurts and so their bones and posture are vulnerable to injury.  Injury can result when a child carrying a heavy backpack uses bad posture or shifts there weight abnormally to adapt a heavy load.  These adaptations can cause pain from disk injury, improper spinal alignment and deformity.  In addition, the muscles of neck, shoulder region and lower back can be strained leading to injury.  In more advanced cases, a child may even experience nerve compression and damage.

Some of the warning signs that a problem may be arising include back pain, fatigue, red marks on the shoulders, tingling or numbness in the arms and a shift or leaning in one direction.    

The American Physical Therapy Association has set forth guidelines that should be used with backpacks to reduce the risks associated with them.  These recommendations include:

–       Backpacks should be worn on both shoulders for equal weight distribution, and the height  should fall two inches below the shoulder blades and sit at waist level.

–       It should have padded shoulder straps, which distribute the weight in the bag evenly over his/her shoulders. 

–       Shoulder straps should fit comfortably on the shoulder and under the arms, so the arms can move freely.

–       The bottom of the pack should rest in the contour of the lower back.

–       Keep the load 10-15% or less of the child’s body-weight.

–       Organize the contents of the backpack by placing the heaviest items closest to the back

–       Carry only those items that are required for the day


TheraSport Physical Therapy can help you and your child choose a proper backpack that fits your child properly.  Additionally, our physical therapists can help your child improve their posture, correct muscle imbalances and manage the pain from improper backpack use.  TheraSport has two board-certified McKenzie credentialed practitioners to help with all spinal related problems.      

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Knowlegde. Experience. Results. Let Our Expertise Expedite Your Recovery!

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a form of treatment for when health issues make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. Physical Therapy regularly helps you
move better and may relieve pain that you have from an injury or illness. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level
to get back to your daily activities.

The goal of physical therapy is to make daily activities easier after surgery or ease the issues of a chronic illness. For example, physical therapy may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.

Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health problems such as:

•  Back pain or injuries/illnesses of the Back such as a herniated disc.
•  Tendon or ligament problems, an example would be an anterior cruciate
ligament (ACL) injury, a meniscus tear, or plantar fasciitis.
•  Arthritis conditions such as Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
•  Injuries of the spine such as Spinal stenosis
•  Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
•  Vestibular issues such as vertigo or post concussion syndrome

What does a physical therapist do?

At TheraSport Physical Therapy, our highly skilled physical therapists will examine you and create a treatment plan. Depending on your health and condition, your therapist will help you with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance.

If you have an injury or complication from an illness, your therapist will first reduce your pain and swelling if you have any. Then he or she will work with you to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Physical therapy almost always includes some form of exercise. Stretching, core exercises, moderated weight lifting, and walking are some physical therapy methods we use at our facilities. Your physical therapist will also construct an individual exercise program so you can keep up with your therapy at home.

Our therapists may use manual therapy, and techniques such as heat, cold, massage, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation during your therapy program.

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TheraSport Physical Therapy Welcomes Jennifer Liss, DPT!

Jennifer Liss, DPT,  is a physical therapist and vestibular
rehabilitation specialist. She received her Bachelor of
Science degree from Trenton State College where she was
a Division III All-American tennis player. Jen went on to
receive a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Temple
University and completed her Doctoral degree at the Richard
Stockton College of New Jersey. She obtained the nationally
recognized Susan Herdman vestibular certification at Emory
University in 2010. Jen has also completed all parts of the
McKenzie Institute’s curriculum for the assessment and
treatment of spinal disorders.  She is one of few physical
therapists with this level of dual expertise.

Are you Suffering from Vestibular Symptoms?

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Vestibular rehab is a conservative treatment option for patients suffering from vertigo, dizziness, balance and/or gait dysfunction.

Who Can Benefit From Vestibular Rehabilitation?
• Patients suffering from post-concussive syndrome
• Patients with BPPV (vertigo)
• Patients diagnosed with vestibular hypofunction
• Patients suffering from neurological disorders
• Patients suffering from cervicogenic dizziness
• Patients with peripheral neuropathy
• Patients with dizziness or loss of balance

Why Choose a Susan Herdman Certified Vestibular PT?
• Must pass rigorous exam to achieve certification
• Trained in use of Frenzel magnification lenses to accurately diagnose pathology
• Extensively trained in oculomotor examination to address visual deficits following injury
• Trained in detailed neurological examination for post-concussive patients prior to return to play
• Trained in repositioning maneuvers, adaptation, substitution and habituation programs
• Extensively trained to interpret diagnostic test findings relevant to vestibular rehab
• Trained in targeted treatment techniques to address deficits found on evaluation

TheraSport Physical Therapy features the Biodex Balance System to maximize your rehabilitation.

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Introducing The TheraSport Physical Therapy Blog!

Welcome friends! Stayed tuned for more information from the TheraSport Physical Therapy Team! Coming Soon!


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