Welcome to Mahwah PT

A premier provider of physical therapy and rehabilitation in Northern New Jersey

To heal sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always

About Us

Founded by Paul Balisi and Richard Edelson, Mahwah Physical Therapy has been providing the finest and most effective rehabilitation services to our patients for over 18 years. We are known for patient-centered service, personal warmth and compassion. We take pride in our team of experienced and dedicated physical therapists who approach each patient with personalized care and effective treatment plan. Treating providers and years of experience: Paul L. Balisi, PT - 24 years Siovanna R. Boyle, PT - 19 years Danielle J. del Re, PT - 8 years Ryan A. Mangubat, PT - 18 years We accept and participate in all private and commercial insurance, major medical, Medicare, Worker's Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance. We take care of all insurance verifications, authorizations and pre-certifications for worry free visits.

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Services


Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiac Rehabilitation

We offer advanced physical therapy management of patients with heart-related and lung-related problems. We specialize in creating a customized treatment plan for each patient that includes a physical examination, thorough medical history review, and patient’s goals for recovery. We offer physical therapy services to address physical problems and activity limitations for the following heart and lung disorders: • Heart failure, myocardial infarction • Post heart transplant • Cystic fibrosis • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) • Heart valve disorders • Pulmonary dysfunction (COPD, emphysema) • Deconditioned We accept and participate in all private and commercial insurance, major medical, Medicare, Worker's Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance. We take care of all insurance verifications, authorizations and pre-certifications for worry free visits.

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Fluidotherapy
Fluidotherapy
Fluidotherapy

The clinical benefits from the use of Fluidotherapy includes relief of local pain and discomfort, treatment of minor pain and joint stiffness, bursitis, edema, increase local blood circulation and management of joint range of motion when combined with exercise. Fluidotherapy precisely combines controlled dry heat temperature and airflow with a CELLEX medium. This combination produces the mechanical effects of skin desensitization and limb buoyancy. It is a truly unique modality. We accept and participate in all private and commercial insurance, major medical, Medicare, Worker's Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance. We take care of all insurance verifications, authorizations and pre-certifications for worry free visits.

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Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy

Hand therapy refers to the rehabilitation of the upper extremity following an injury. Specifically, treatment focuses on the entire upper extremity, including the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, fingers and thumb. This can be done to both non-operative and post-surgical conditions. As physical therapists, proper assessment and treatment are keys to prevent dysfunction, restore function and reverse the progression of disease that affects this vital part of the body. We accept and participate in all private and commercial insurance, major medical, Medicare, Worker's Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance. We take care of all insurance verifications, authorizations and pre-certifications for worry free visits.

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Hands-On Manual Therapy Techniques
Hands-On Manual Therapy Techniques
Hands-On Manual Therapy Techniques

We utilize the most current manual therapy techniques. These are specialized skills performed on nerves, joints, and muscles that are used to treat orthopaedic and neurologic conditions. These hands on methods are applied to the affected areas of your body to eliminate pain, relax muscles that are tight or in spasm, restore active range of motion, improve flexibility and restore your function. Depending on the assessment and situation of each patient, our therapists may perform some or a combination of the following types of manual physical therapy: Soft Tissue Mobilization Strain-Counterstrain Scar Mobilization Joint Mobilization Myofascial Release Muscle Energy Techniques Edema Management High Velocity, Low Amplitude Thrusting Manual therapy is typically part of a complete treatment plan that is customized for your specific needs. We accept and participate in all private and commercial insurance, major medical, Medicare, Worker's Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance. We take care of all insurance verifications, authorizations and pre-certifications for worry free visits.

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Neurological Rehabilitation
Neurological Rehabilitation
Neurological Rehabilitation

We provide skilled therapy for adults and children with wide range of neurological disorders including but not limited to: Stroke Multiple Sclerosis Trauma Infections Parkinson's Disease Cerebral Palsy GBS Muscular Dystrophy Our comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach focuses on movement pattern, strength, flexibility, functional ability, gait, balance and tone. Our goal is to help the patients return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life. We accept and participate in all private and commercial insurance, major medical, Medicare, Worker's Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance. We take care of all insurance verifications, authorizations and pre-certifications for worry free visits.

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Pediatric Therapy
Pediatric Therapy
Pediatric Therapy

Our practitioners specialize in the evaluation, treatment and management of children, including infants, youth and adolescents, with a variety of orthopedic, developmental, sensory, motor and neuromuscular disorders, who may experience functional performance limitations. Our mission is to create opportunities to master developmental tasks, increase performance capacity, and achieve independence in their home, school and community. We accept and participate in all private and commercial insurance, major medical, Medicare, Worker's Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance. We take care of all insurance verifications, authorizations and pre-certifications for worry free visits.

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Pre and Post Surgical Program
Pre and Post Surgical Program
Pre and Post Surgical Program

Our therapist provide one-on-one, evidence based physical therapy treatment to help facilitate your recovery and return to activity of daily living (ADL's), work, recreational activities, and even competitive sports. Pre-surgical treatment focuses on maximizing your full potential before surgery so that the rehabilitation after surgery is faster and has better outcomes. Muscle begin to lose mass after only a few days of disuse. Gaining the most strength and range of motion possible before surgery will help ameliorate the muscle mass lost while you are recovering from your surgery. Post-surgical treatment requires medical specialists who are trained in rehabilitation protocols. Depending on your surgery, there will be structures that should not be stretched or strengthened for a certain period of time. Our physical therapists are up to date with post-surgical protocols to make sure you are rehabbing quickly and safely. Wether you just had surgery, are wondering if you may need it, or are trying to avoid it altogether, we can help decrease pain and restore function with treatments designed to help you reach your goals. We accept and participate in all private and commercial insurance, major medical, Medicare, Worker's Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance. We take care of all insurance verifications, authorizations and pre-certifications for worry free visits.

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Sports Physical Therapy
Sports Physical Therapy
Sports Physical Therapy

Our therapists are experience in treating athletes, pediatric, high school, collegiate and professional as well as adults who continue their athletic pursuits. We have worked with athletes in all sports including football, baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, wrestling, hockey, track, golf, tennis, rugby, gymnastics, cheerleading and dance. Aptly described as a family, our therapy team ensures that patients are fully educated about their condition, and that they feel welcome and supported during therapy visits. In addition, we support aftercare and therapy follow through, periodic check-ups and wellness program. We accept and participate in all private and commercial insurance, major medical, Medicare, Worker's Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance. We take care of all insurance verifications, authorizations and pre-certifications for worry free visits.

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Vestibular Rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation is a highly effective specialized treatment aimed to alleviate and resolve symptoms that are caused by disorders related to the inner ear. It has proven its success and effectiveness in the treatment of vertigo, dizziness, balance, disequilibrium, headaches and motion sensitivity. Our therapists maintain an understanding of many syndromes and therefore are able to discern how to approach a patient manifesting multiple, seemingly unrelated symptoms. We customize exercises to address your needs designed to strengthen muscles and improve balance. Our practitioners work closely with your physicians and keep them informed of your progress. We accept and participate in all private and commercial insurance, major medical, Medicare, Worker's Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance. We take care of all insurance verifications, authorizations and pre-certifications for worry free visits.

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Work Conditioning Program
Work Conditioning Program
Work Conditioning Program

When injured workers meet established short and long-term goals via physical therapy but are unable to return to work due to remaining functional deficits or deconditioning, they may benefit from a higher level of therapeutic intervention designed specifically with a primary goal of returning to work. Injured workers who benefit most from these programs are usually at least 30 days out from their injury and have a medium or higher physical demand category job to return to. Our work conditioning programs are full body intensive conditioning that focus on work simulation activities. These are designed to restore neuromuscular and musculoskeletal function including strength, power, endurance, joint mobility, ROM, motor control, cardiovascular endurance and functional abilities. The primary objective of the Work Conditioning Program is to restore physical capacity and function to enable the injured worker to return to his or her pre-injury job. We accept and participate in all private and commercial insurance, major medical, Medicare, Worker's Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance. We take care of all insurance verifications, authorizations and pre-certifications for worry free visits.

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Recent News

New website launched

We are pleased to announce that our new website is live and ready for the world to view. We have completely redesigned our layout with simplicity, ease of use, and accessibility in mind. This new website will keep pace with our rapidly growing company by rolling out new content, latest innovations, and other initiatives in the coming months. This includes updating our services and integrating more with social media. We hope you enjoy the new website. To serve you better, please send us your comments and suggestions.

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