Physical Therapy

About Our Physical Therapy Services

Whether you suffer from a minor sprain or a complex ligament injury, the goal of the high-quality physical therapy services at Southern Ocean Medical Center is to help you return to your normal level of activity as soon as possible. With our integrated network of physical therapy services, residents of southern Ocean County need to look no further than their own community for state-of-the-art physical therapy and sports medicine. Each of our locations provides a caring, comprehensive approach to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. Inpatient and outpatient care is provided at Southern Ocean Medical Center, while outpatient care is provided at our three convenient satellite locations in Manahawkin, Forked River and Little Egg Harbor.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is an area of rehabilitation that involves the assessment and treatment of various physical ailments, such as pain, weakness, stiffness, the inability to fully use your arms or legs, sports injuries and excessive swelling after surgery or an illness.

The goals of physical therapy may include:

  • Treating injuries and restoring function
  • Teaching patients how to improve mobility and independence
  • Improving conditioning through exercise
  • Returning individuals to work, activities and their daily routine
  • Improving overall quality of life
  • Teaching lifestyle changes to prevent re-injury

Our Fully Licensed Staff

Our fully licensed staff of specially-trained physical therapists emphasize a “hands on” approach to patient care, providing individualized attention to every patient. Our physical therapists develop treatment protocols with your doctor and use methods such as exercise, functional activities, heat, cold, ultrasound and massage.

Our physical therapists are trained to evaluate movement and overall conditioning and to identify improper body positioning. They will also provide specific education on treatment and prevention.

Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation Services Offered

Fully licensed physical and occupational therapists with specialty training in:
  • Specific neck and back rehabilitation
  • Total joint rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation of arthritis and stroke
  • Isokinetic muscle strength tests
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Sports therapy
  • Cardiovascular equipment
  • Balance improvement equipment
  • Plyometric agility equipment
  • Preventive injury & rehabilitation education programs
  • Back, neck & TMJ rehabilitation
  • Upper extremity & hand therapy
  • Modern line of exercise equipment

Four Convenient Locations to Serve You


Southern Ocean Medical Center

  • Outpatient physical therapy & sports rehabilitation
  • Inpatient acute care
  • Inpatient subacute/Transitional Care Unit
  • Vestibular rehabilitation therapy for balance problems
  • Incontinence Therapy/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Lymphedema program
  • Graston Technique

The Ocean Club

  • Outpatient physical therapy & sports rehabilitation
  • Aquatics Therapy
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Geriatric Specialty
  • Occupational therapy
  • Hand Therapy
  • Orthotic fabrication


Southern Ocean Center for Health - Forked River

  • Outpatient physical therapy & sports rehabilitation


Southern Ocean Center for Health - Little Egg Harbor

  • Outpatient physical therapy & sports rehabilitation

Care Locations

  • Southern Ocean Center for Health, 730 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Southern Ocean Center for Health, 279 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
  • Southern Ocean Medical Center, 1140 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
  • The Ocean Club Fitness Center, 700 Route 9 South, Stafford Township, NJ 08092

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