I want to thank you for all the tender loving care I received at your hands as I recovered from my rotator cuff operation. You coaxed me along patiently, constantly helping me to expand my strength and range of motion, and restraining my inclination to rush the therapy process. As a result, I seem to have achieved a high level of recovery in considerably less time than others who have gone through the same experience.

I felt your therapy program was useful, effective and well designed to rehabilitate as fast as the nature of my injury permitted. I also found my three-a-week, two-a-week visits a pleasant personal experience. I’m sure this aids and speeds the recovery process. During my last two weeks, I’ve done all sorts of foolish things, cavorting around with my 40 pound grandson. My shoulder seems to have held up well. Thanks for all you’ve done for me!

~ alfred walton; warren, nj

Thank you so very much for your gentleness and thoughtfulness. I appreciate all the kindness you showed me during all my treatments and the improvement I feel. Thank you for making my life a little easier.

~ dorothy s.

I am writing you today to first thank you for your excellent care. First off, Elaine. Elaine was very helpful when I called to inquire about what they could do for my daughter and her medical issue. She was very helpful and knew what Watchung Hills Physical Therapy could do for us. She was very prompt to return my phone calls and gave me the proper paper work to get us started.

Next I want to share how peaceful and clean the office was. Even all the equipment was spotless and well laid out in the therapy room. The music was peaceful unlike a lot of places that play hard rock with bad vocabulary. This in itself made it easier for my shy daughter to be comfortable during her visits.

Last, our doctor, Matthew Holbrook was just wonderful. He interviewed my daughter first before he started any treatment. He asked how the injury happened and inspected the painful area for the proper treatment he could offer. He never once rushed us through the visit like other doctors do. After my daughters first visit she improved 80%. ( The days before our visit my daughter was in horrible pain and could only cry day and night. She was even on a very strong pain medicine to help her sleep and function throughout the day. When we left his office that same day she was able to remove her knee brace and not use her crutches to get around! He had worked her knee cap back into place giving her the mobility she needed. I couldn’t believe my eyes! Please keep in mind my daughter still was in pain but NOTHING like when we came.

And Dr. Holbrook just didn’t stop there…he gave my daughter sheets of paper explaining a few simple ways to strengthen the area and did them with her to make sure she understood. At the end of each visit he always said to me it was no problem for us to call with any concerns. Again, thank you for all of your time you spent with us and thank you for helping my daughter so much. I wish there were more doctors like you that put their heart into what they do. Thank you for your time as well as your staff’s time.

~ cheryl l. forman

In all my years of various injuries you are the most proficient at curing them. Your ability to diagnose and treat are unequaled. Thanks for being the best.

~ herb heflich, martinsville, nj

I had been constantly experiencing moderate to extreme neck pain for the past ten years. My lengthy discomfort caused me to involuntarily jerk my neck continually. I often missed out on a good nights sleep due to the pain. I had been to various doctors, physical therapists and accupunturists. After only several weeks Matt was able to break me of my neck twitching and bring me releif which I thought I would never experience. I continue to do the exercises and stretches he prescribed. My 13 year old son continually requires physical therapy and he also is grateful that we switched from his former physical therapist. I am happy to say that we have found relief and highly recommend Watchung Hills Physical Therapy.

~ steve mactaggart; warren, nj

It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial for Watchung Hills Physical Therapy and therapist, Matthew L. Holbrook. My story begins when I was diagnosed by my orthopedist with two rotator cuff tears, compounded by a torn bicep. The injury was to my right, dominate arm. I had limited motion in my arm and surgery was recommended. For a number of personal reasons I wanted to postpone surgery as long as possible. In an attempt relieve some of the pain I was experiencing on a daily basis, my doctor recommended physical therapy. I, consequently, began conventional physical therapy and got little or no relief from the daily pain. I was on the road to surgery.

Watchung Hills was recommended by a friend who sang the praises of a therapist by the name of Matthew Holbrook. He told me Matt was trained in manual manipulation techniques, which had proven very successful in reducing pain, and he personally was one of his success stories. Although this facility was not close to my home, I decided it would be worth the travel time if it worked. Immediately, I was impressed by Matt. During my entire session, he made me aware of exactly what he was doing and what benefits were realistically expected. He answered all my questions in language I understood and related to. Matt’s professionalism and expertise in his field are second to none. Now, for the best part, after each session I began to experience major improvement in my pain levels, and as an added bonus, my range of motion and mobility increased. My quality of life began to improve and my doctor was quite impressed. His comment, at my last visit, was that I should not have the strength, with my injury, to raise my arm the way I do. He was also impressed by the improvement in my pain level. Although, I am not totally pain free, my pain is quite manageable, and my need for surgery has been postponed. I do not need any further pain medication. My pain in controlled with Advil on a need basis. I believe this outcome is solely a result of my treatment.

Anyone who has experienced pain on a daily basis can relate to how debilitating it can be and how it impacts your quality of life. I highly recommend that you run, not walk, to Watchung Hills and ask for Matt.

~ rescida karkowsky; montville, nj

I’m currently receiving treatment at Watchung Hills Physical Therapy for a broken wrist I sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The relaxed atmosphere at their facility is conducive to healing and has made my rehabilitation easy. The skilled and professional staff have helped me immensely and I recommend them highly.

~ rm; north plainfield, nj

I have had orthopedic problems throughout my life and have been to many physical therapists over the years. So it is with a lot of experience that I can honestly say that I have never been to a physical therapy facility that is as outstanding as Watchung Hills Physical Therapy. My therapist James is the best, most professional, and has the most amazing bedside manner of any physical therapist I have ever worked with. From the moment you walk through the front door of WHPT and are greeted by either Elaine or Maureen, you are made to feel comfortable and at ease. I would and have recommended WHPT to anyone in need of physical therapy.

~ teri snyder; north plainfield, nj

My husband Vic and I have been patients of Watchung Hills Physical Therapy. Vick had double knee replacements a year and half ago. When we first arrived, Elaine and Maureen gave us the tour of the facility (gym and treatment areas) and were very helpful explaining our insurance coverage. Matt and James worked with Vic through his therapy. They were excellent, gentile yet tough, friendly but firm and very informative of the process of PT. Vic is now enjoying a full recovery from his surgery and PT and is having fun in his retirement.

I had some knee PT a few years ago with James with James guiding me through it. Now I’m preparing for knee replacement. My doctor recommended that I do PT to help relieve some knee pain and strengthen my legs. James keeps me positive and focused during my workouts. With his encouragement and support I’m doing exercises that I never thought I could do. In one month of treatment my pain level has been reduced significantly and my legs are stronger. After my knee replacement surgery I will return for my PT, knowing that I will be in the best ‘HANDS’ for my recovery. My husband and I highly recommend Watchung Hills Physical Therapy.

~ linda a. de’marsi, warren, nj