FAQ

Yes. In the state of New Jersey, Physical Therapists have what is called “Direct Access.” The means that patients are permitted to be seen by a Physical Therapist without a prescription from a physician. Physical Therapists are experts in musculoskeletal problems, and it is recognized that PTs are the health care provider of choice in treating these types of conditions/injuries. This “Direct Access’ to patients allows them to be seen more quickly and results in better outcomes with fewer treatments. If we suspect a problem that needs to be assessed by a physician, we will help you get an appointment with the appropriate specialist in a timely manner as Fast Track Physical Therapy has close relationships with area physicians.
In the state of New Jersey, Physical Therapists are allowed to treat without a prescription from your physician. This is called Direct Access. However, automobile accidents and worker’s compensation cases do require a prescription. Please call our office if you have any questions about insurance coverage so we can assist you in getting timely care.
Fast Track Physical Therapy accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare, Worker’s Compensation, and Automobile Insurance. As a service to our patients, physical therapy coverage will be verified by our competent front office staff prior to your initial evaluation. Details of your coverage will then be discussed at or before your first appointment so you are fully aware of your benefits and any out of pocket costs such as a co-pay, deductible, and/or co-insurance.
AARP
Aetna
Aetna Better Health of NJ
American Specialty Health (ASH)
Americhoice of NJ
Amerihealth Administrators
Amerihealth Insurance Co. of NJ PPO, HMO
Auto Injury Solutions
Bankers Life and Casualty
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
Blue Cross Blue Shield of PA
Cigna
Concentra Managed Care Services
Consolidated Services Group (CSG)
Consumer Health Network (CHN)
Coventry Health Care Network
Department of Labor
Devon Health Care
Emblem Health
Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield
First Health Network
GHI
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
Horizon NJ Health (Medicaid)
Humana
Independence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
Medicare
Medlogix
Medrisk
Multiplan
Mutual of Omaha
MVA (Motor Vehicle)
NJ Manufacturers
Orthonet
Oxford Health Plans
Personal Choice Blue Cross Blue Shield
Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
Railroad Medicare
School Insurances (K-12, College)
SP Net
Qualcare
Qual-Lynx
Travelers
Triwest/VA
US Family Health Plan
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Community Plan
Worker’s Compensation
You should bring your prescription from your referring physician (if you have one), insurance card(s), a driver’s license or other form of picture ID, x-rays or MRI reports and/or films, co-pay if applicable, list of medications, and completed paperwork if downloaded from website and filled out prior to first visit.
At Fast Track Physical Therapy, your therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your condition. They will educate you regarding your diagnosis, discuss the findings of the evaluation, and determine your goals. An appropriate plan of care will then be established which will then be sent to your physician for their approval. In addition, physical therapy treatment will begin on Day 1.
Fast Track Physical Therapy believes in providing an unparalleled level of service that is both informative and courteous. Please feel free to contact us at any time. We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns.
You should expect to be seen for approximately 1 hour each visit. However, every treatment is individually tailored for your needs so treatment times may vary.
Comfortable clothing is optimal for your appointments. If your appointment is during work hours, you can bring clothing with you and change at our facility. Wearing clothing that will allow us to easily access the body part or parts you are being treated for would be best (i.e. Knee: Shorts or loose sweat pants).
At Fast Track Physical Therapy, we make every attempt for our patients to be treated by the same physical therapist each visit in order to maintain the consistent, high quality care that you deserve.

Physical Therapy

  • Monday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday:  CLOSED
  • Sunday:  CLOSED

Health & Fitness Center

  • Monday: 7:00 am – 9pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday:  9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday:  9:00 am – 2:00 pm

We are located at:

Columbia Centre
700 South White Horse Pike
Suite D
Somerdale, NJ 08083-1253

Please visit our Contact Us page for a detailed map and instructions.

The following is a partial list of the conditions for which we offer treatment:
Orthopedic & Sports Injuries
Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
Total Joint Replacements
Vestibular Disorders/Balance Problems
TMJ Syndrome
Muscle Weakness
Muscle, Joint or Tendon Pain/Injuries
Neurological Disorders
Neck & Back Pain/Spinal Conditions
Sprains & Strains
Posture & Muscle Imbalance Syndromes
Stress Related Conditions
Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
Fractures
Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Work Related Injuries
Auto Injuries

Functional Capacity Evaluation Functional Capacity Evaluation, also known as a Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE), Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA), Work Capacity Evaluation (WCE), or informally as “functional testing”, is an intensive short-term (usually one day) evaluation that focuses on major physical tolerance abilities related to musculoskeletal strength, endurance, speed and flexibility. A certified Functional Capacity Evaluator at Fast Track Physical Therapy will use a battery of standardized tests, designed around key factors that include diagnosis, impairment, pain and functional limitation, referral questions, and, in some instances, the case resolution goal. FCE’s value to the injured individual is the focus on functional ability instead of the pain limitation associated with impairment. It considers speed, flexibility, endurance, skill and strength through the use of functional testing, MTM, and standardized measurements to assess job-fit status. Functional Capacity Evaluation is not only a useful clinical tool, but a baseline for industry-standard results that clearly define an individual’s transition from injury to employment, and from disability to deployment. Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is used by physicians, case managers, and employers to transition injured workers from disability to function and employment. FCE is the single most reliable and valid measure to determine if a successful return-to-work is possible – as it is inherently a thorough and accurate evaluation process that documents an individual’s residual physical abilities, level of effort expended during testing, reliability of reports of pain and limitation, and it is an overall gauge of feasibility for employment (Matheson).

Physical therapists (PTs) provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Their patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, and fractures. Therapists examine patients’ medical histories and then test and measure the patients’ strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function. They also determine patients’ ability to be independent and reintegrate into the community or workplace after an injury or illness. Next, physical therapists develop treatment plans describing a treatment strategy, its purpose, and its anticipated outcome. Treatment often includes exercise for patients who have been immobilized and lack flexibility, strength, or endurance. Physical therapists encourage patients to use their own muscles to increase their flexibility and range of motion before finally advancing to other exercises that improve strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. The goal is to improve how an individual functions at work and at home (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

At Fast Track Physical Therapy, our patients are very well prepared for discharge from physical therapy. Patients are continuously educated on their condition(s) and how to prevent reoccurrences. A final comprehensive home exercise program will be given that will help patients maintain the progress they have made if performed regularly.
WE REMAIN OPEN!

We hope and pray that you and your family are safe and well during this difficult time inflicted upon us by the COVID-19 crisis. We at Fast Track Physical Therapy completely understand your concerns for your health and safety as we all try to cope with social distancing to minimize our exposure to this violent virus. We realize that with most doctors not seeing patients in-office for NON-ESSENTIAL visits currently, that does not mean that your pain or injuries are not ESSENTIAL to you.

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