This New PT Facility in North Bergen Has Patients Coming for Treatment + Staying for the Views

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While the goal of physical therapy is increased strength, growth, and flexibility, the journey can sometimes be challenging. Patients who receive treatment at the new facility located steps away from the main entrance of Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center enjoy a view of the picturesque New York City skyline. The new Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center Outpatient Adult and Pediatric Physical Rehabilitation facility is located on the third floor of the Medical Office Building at 7650 River Road in North Bergen.  Keep reading to learn more about the new state-of-the-art facility and the treatment services provided to patients.

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A Team of Medical Experts in Hudson County

This comprehensive rehabilitation facility is conveniently located on the campus of Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center’s Medical Office Building in North Bergen, New Jersey. This facility is home to physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for adults and children. Patients receive therapeutic services using state-of-the-art equipment in separate, spacious areas specifically designed to meet their individual needs.

The daily operations of the center are overseen by Keri Borsella, Director of Clinical Operations, Diane Matlick, Manager of Rehabilitation Services, and Alexa Salomon, Supervisor of Support Services.  Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists make up the treatment team. Support staff includes front desk staff and rehabilitation assistants.

“We treat patients who have had surgery, injuries and are coping with pain and dysfunction, as well as patients with dizziness and imbalance,” Diane Matlick, the Manager of Rehabilitation Services told Hoboken Girl. “We also see children for conditions such as neurological disorders, torticollis, developmental delays, and speech delays.”

In addition to physical and occupational therapy, Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center provides the following therapy services: pediatric, speech, and vestibular therapy.

“We are pleased to bring to the community, especially the residents of Bergen and Hudson counties, a facility staffed by experts who will provide treatment designed to help patients heal from challenges to daily living,” Anthony J. Passannante, Jr., MD, FACC, President and Chief Hospital Executive at Palisades Medical Center told Hoboken Girl. “We all believe — the team of therapists included — that the consolidation of outpatient services under one roof will better serve the community.”

A Facility Focused on Healing Therapy

As local members of the community, the Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center is invested in helping their community improve their quality of life. The team provides one-on-one time with each patient to ensure everyone has a customized treatment that will propel them towards successfully reaching their physical ability goals.

“The best part of this job is getting to know so many wonderful people and their families as we help them overcome obstacles and deal with challenges in their lives,” Diane mentioned. “I have lived and worked in this area for more than 20 years and I love the community. We look forward to working with and getting to know our community and families more, as we help to guide them towards achieving a more active lifestyle.”

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center at Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center is located at 7650 River Road, 3rd Floor, Suite 320 in North Bergen. For inquiries about adult rehab, you can call 201-854-5013 and for questions regarding pediatric rehab, call 201-520-4773. You can also contact Diane.Matlick@HMHN.org with questions.


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Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.