physical_therapypt advancedPhysical Therapy at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers treats a wide range of conditions. It helps to improve physical strength, range of motion, and assists with normal activities of daily living. Some of the more common conditions that respond well to Physical Therapy include acute injuries, trauma, total joint replacement and other degenerative joint conditions, arthritis, and post-operative care.

Physical therapy at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers involves a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan. You will have a dedicated Physical Therapist work with you throughout your rehabilitation program, to assist you in reaching your goals.

Whether you need relief from pain or just looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle through our Wellness or Injury Prevention programs, Physical therapy can be customized to meet your individual needs.

Treatments may include manual therapy, gait training, range-of-motion, strengthening, traction, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, therapeutic exercise, and other pain relieving modalities.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

hand_therapyOur customized hand therapy program will assist you in reaching your rehabilitation goals, and help you get through your day without pain. By using a multidisciplinary team approach, which includes working closely with our Hand Surgeon, each patient will receive highly skilled care given by our Certified Hand Therapist. Hand Therapists have extensive training in treating a wide variety of traumatic injuries and chronic conditions of the hand, wrist, arm and elbow.

Our Hand Therapist here at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers, John Graham, PT, CHT, CSCS, is a leader in the treatment of upper extremity and hand injuries in South Jersey. He will meet with you to create a customized program, which may include soft tissue mobilization, hands-on manipulation, therapeutic exercises, job simulation, splinting and possibly casting if necessary.

Our goal is to help reduce the risk of re-injury and restore function in the shortest period of time possible.

sports_medOur Sports Medicine And Rehabilitation Program focuses on you as the athlete, as well as your sport. We will assist you in reaching your goals. Whether you want to treat a current injury or improve your game, our Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapist can help you return you to the competition.

A trained therapist at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers will conduct a thorough evaluation and create a program just for you. In addition to treating an existing injury, our therapist will teach you how to prevent injuries in the future. Whether you are a high school or college student injured on the field, or just a weekend warrior, our Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Program was designed with you in mind.

occup_therapyThis program has been designed to simplify the recovery process following a work related injury. From the initial assessment and treatment by our physicians, to the end of the rehabilitation process and the return to work, Advanced Orthopaedic Centers will work closely with the employee, employer, and case manager. All communication will be expedited in a timely and accurate way.

Our physical therapists use effective treatment tools and modalities to ensure the fastest recovery possible for the injured employee, and help to prevent any future injuries following their return to work.

health_wellnessAdvanced Orthopaedic Centers offer health and wellness programs for individuals who want to maintain their good health. We provide customized programs including exercise and weight management. We offer this for our patients who have completed their rehabilitation program, and for those who have not been previously treated by us for injuries.

Our therapists will be available by appointment to offer their assistance and to discuss your goals.

Physical Therapists

John Graham, PT

Certified Physical and Hand Therapist

Certified Physical and Hand Therapist

John W. Graham received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. He is a certified physical therapist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mr. Graham has also been a Certified Hand Therapist(CHT) since 1999 and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) since 1992.

He is responsible for supervising and treating orthopaedic, hand and sports medicine injuries as well as coordinating physical therapy staff and programs at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers.

Education

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Special Certifications

  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.)

Personal Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • American Society of Hand Therapists

Certified Physical Therapist

Justin DiTheodore received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from there as well. He is certified in CPR/AED, First Aid and the Graston Technique. He is responsible for supervising and treating orthopaedic, hand and sports medicine injuries as well as coordinating physical therapy staff and programs at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers.

Education

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, New Jersey

Special Certifications

  • CPR/AED Certified
  • First Aid Certified
  • Graston Technique Certified
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Certified Physical Therapist

Jacqueline Sonsini received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science from The College of New Jersey and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. She is a certified physical therapist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mrs. Sonsini is certified in the Graston Technique as well as in CPR and AED. She is responsible for supervising and treating orthopaedic, hand and sports medicine injuries as well as coordinating physical therapy staff and programs at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers.

Education

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Special Certifications

  • Certified in the Graston Technique
  • CPR Certified
  • AED Certified

Certified Physical Therapist

Tonia Virnelson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, an MBA with certificate in Healthcare Management, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, all from Widener University. She is a certified physical therapist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Ms. Virnelson is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor. She is also CPR certified. She is responsible for supervising and treating orthopaedic, hand and sports medicine injuries as well as coordinating physical therapy staff and programs at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers.

Education

Widener University

Special Certifications

  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
  • CPR Certified

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association