The two physical therapists who are new owners of Sarah McParland of Bernardsville and Shelley Meltzer of Millington, say they actually are drawing on a 30-year tradition of care for the community, even with a new partership and a new address.
The two longtime physical therapists said they already had offered care to local clients alongside the practice’s original owner, Dr. Judith Pasnick.
After Dr. Pasnick retired in December, 2010, McParland, who worked for SHPT for 16 years, and Meltzer, who served as a physical therapist at the facility for two decades, took over operations.
Later last year, Somerset Hills Physical Therapy relocated into larger, newly constructed space at 180 Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge, moving from 150 N. Finley Ave.
The newer space is located between the and the Somerset Hills Physical Therapy held an open house in November, but the practice is still trying to let patients know the location of the new office, McParland said.
With the VNA right in the neighborhood, McParland said that SHPT is offering outpatient transition services for some VNA home health care clients.
One of the new services being offered by SHPT is a program to prevent falling for senior citizens and others who are at risk of falling because of balance issues, she said.
Insurance or Medicare would cover that program, and many others, she said.
Another new program is a speed and agility program for young athletes, although that is not covered by insurance, McParland said. Some additional equipment was added after the move, she said.
“We are committed to giving our patients the highest quality of care,” McParland. “We offer a low patient to therapist ratio, which allows for quality one-on-one time with an individual therapist. Our approach to physical therapy combines expert knowledge and skills, manual therapy, injury prevention education, individualized exercise program design and a genuine commitment to complete recovery,” she said.
Somerset Hills Physical Therapy’s new location offers clients a more modern, spacious facility, the new owners said. The ten therapists on staff offer comprehensive rehabilitation for all ages, including; sports medicine; post-operative care; speed and agility training for athletes; fabrication of custom foot orthotics; and the gait and balance program for seniors. All therapists add to their qualifications with continuing education and pursuit of advanced degrees, the owners said.
Somerset Hills Physical Therapy can be reached at 908-766-1407 or online. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.