Physical Therapy

The Power of Physical Therapy

Are you experiencing chronic pain as a result of an injury?

Are you in a weakened state due to a long term illness?

Would you like to increase your strength and agility to help prevent future injuries?

Are you an athlete who would like to increase your prowess on the court or field?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you will benefit from the power of physical therapy at A Life in Balance.

Not just therabands and exercise balls, Physical Therapy at A Life in Balance takes a whole body approach.  A two time winner of the Hunterdon Happening’s Best in Wellness, you will soon find that A Life in Balance is not like the Physical Therapy chain businesses which focus on one area of the body and whose PT professionals immediately suggest a walk on the treadmill or to pedal a stationary bike. Dr. Paula Czapla, PT, DPT, the owner and sole proprietor of ALIB, begins with a discussion with you so that she understands your goals through therapy.  She then performs a thorough evaluation to identify weaknesses in areas of the body which may have caused your injury, or, when strengthened will give you renewed energy in your sport. This evaluation includes an assessment of the body’s strengths and weaknesses, biomechanical alignment, neuromotor control, balance and gait. Once complete these findings are used to create an individualized treatment plan to address your target objectives. Specific exercises, massage and even yoga may be a part of your plan – designed for optimal results.  

Learn for yourself today what the power of Physical Therapy at A Life In Balance can do for you.

Physical Therapy - Yoga - Massage

Tier 1

Focus is on neuromuscular re-education to teach the body how to properly recruit muscles in order to minimize and abolish compensatory movement strategies. This tier focuses on a holistic approach to pain relief, tendonitis, muscle spasms, acute and chronic injuries. Exercises are prescribed to teach the body how to properly engage primary postural movers. Home exercises are given at every session in order to maximize the session and allow for the client to attain and maintain functional neutral.

Tier 2

As the body becomes more used to being functionally neutral we begin to build strength in this new normal.  Using yoga based exercise in order to give the body strength, stability and flexibility while maintaining a neutral trunk, the client is given an extensive individualized program at each session. A written plan is also given for a home practice.

Tier 3

When neutral trunk position is able to be attained and maintained independently without the intervention of the therapist, the client is given a temporary maintenance plan of 3 private yoga sessions in one month and home exercise program in order to assure biomechanical strength and flexibility.