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Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation2023-03-20T01:37:34-04:00

CentraState’s OceanFirst Rehabilitation Center in Freehold, NJ, and its four satellite locations offer comprehensive services to aid in the recovery from pain, injury, stroke, illness, surgery, and other physical setbacks.

If you’re experiencing pain, discomfort, or loss of function—we can help. Our professional physical therapy and rehabilitation experts create custom treatment plans and use the most advanced equipment, technology, and therapies to help you reduce pain, regain strength, and restore function—so you can get back to living your best life.




CentraState’s team of licensed physical therapists, occupational therapistsspeech and language pathologists, and wound treatment specialists work closely with sports medicine doctors and neurologists, as well as our physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians to create custom treatment plans for a variety of conditions. Our goal is to help you restore optimal function, reduce pain and enhancing your quality of life. Conditions treated include:

  • Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Hip, Knee, Ankle, and Foot Pain
  • Shoulder, Neck, and Back Pain
  • Sports-Related Injuries
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Fractures and Trauma Recovery
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Scoliosis


Functional movement is the ability to move your body with proper muscle and joint function, effortlessly and without pain. Learning how to be biomechanically efficient as you move through life—whether it’s for sports, fitness, or daily activities— is a critical part of your overall health and well-being. Our physical therapists:

  • Assess movement patterns
  • Identify problems with posture and body mechanics
  • Help prevent injury and promote pain-free, healthy movement through a series of corrective exercises that increase range of motion and eliminate muscle imbalances

Our physical therapists are certified in:

  • FMS: Functional Movement Systems
  • SFMA: Selective Functional Movement Systems
  • TPI: Titleist Performance Institute—the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. Allows golfers to build endurance and play the game at their highest level without causing injury.
  • Graston Technique®: A trademarked therapeutic method for diagnosing and treating disorders of the skeletal muscles and related connective tissue

This hands-on therapy is commonly used to treat strains, sprains, contusions, tendonitis, bursitis, and stress injuries. Physical therapists may use gentle pressure, stretching, or thermal therapy (hot and cold) to:

  • Relax tense, sore muscles by increasing blood circulation
  • Reduce muscle spasms and relieve pain
  • Maximize range of motion by breaking down scar tissue and tight fibrous tissue

Techniques include:

Active Release Technique (ART): A patented technique that treats damaged soft tissues, such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia (fibrous tissue around a muscle or organ), and nerves

HAWK Grip Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM): A device that helps with soft tissue mobilization

For conditions causing acute and chronic pain, physical therapists often use radial shockwave therapy, myofascial release (MFR), electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. These gentle, pain-free therapies help:

  • Increase blood flow
  • Relax tight tissues
  • Break down scar tissue
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Relax muscle spasms
  • Ease tendon problems
  • Increase mobility
  • Decrease pain

Abbey O

When Abbey Olexa collided with another soccer player during a game last May, she pushed through the pain and continued playing. However, after two weeks of rest, the elite soccer striker still had pain. Abbey’s mother, Elizabeth, took the 14-year-old to orthopedic surgeon Gerardo Goldberger, DO. An MRI found a knee contusion, or bruise, with resulting bruising inside of the…

Annemarie Duncan

Annemarie Duncan always led an active lifestyle, from golfing and gardening to joining her grandchildren on the trampoline. But more recently, severe back pain related to double scoliosis, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and bulging disks put many of her activities on hold. Last year, the 68-year-old Freehold resident traveled to Philadelphia to undergo a complex surgery that left her with a…

Larry D.

Larry Donsky is known for cracking jokes and making people laugh, but when he suffered a heart attack last June, he got serious about his health with cardiac rehabilitation. Active in the men’s club of his adult community and the local Italian-American club, the 77-year-old Jackson resident regularly booked entertainers for club events. During one event, he was asked to…


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