The Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute offers advanced services to individuals with neurological conditions. As a comprehensive rehabilitation center, our physicians and therapists work together to treat a wide range of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons. We evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses and disabilities to help patients maximize function and quality of life.
Our Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Program is accredited by both the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
We specifically address these patient conditions:
Nerve injuries of the neck, back arms, legs and phrenic nerve
Difficulties with walking, balance, coordination, vision, swallowing, bowels and bladder
Board-certified physicians with specialized training and expertise in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inpatient rehabilitation program providing intensive therapies and 24-hour nursing care
Outpatient rehabilitation program providing one-on-one care, including traditional and aquatic therapies
Specialized treatments include spasticity management, oral medications, local injections, nerve blocks, tendon lengthening and intrathecal baclofen pump, orthotic evaluation, custom braces and pain management
Wheelchair and seating assessment/prescription by a team of experts, including rehabilitation medicine physicians, occupational therapists, assistive technology professionals and a wheelchair company representative
Driver Training Program conducted by occupational therapists (certified driver training specialists) to assess and train in the use of adaptive equipment n Health & Fitness Center offering medically based and supervised fitness at the completion of rehabilitation
Three convenient N.J. locations in Edison, Metuchen and Monroe
We offer Electrodiagnostic (EMG) services to examine the function of a patient’s nerves and muscles. This testing helps determine the cause of pain, numbness, tingling and loss of strength.
Our Phrenic Nerve Injury Program, available at only a few rehabilitation centers in the nation, is a specialized area of expertise offered at the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. Phrenic nerve injury, a rare condition that affects breathing, can impact the ability to perform daily and recreational activities. The use of nerve conduction studies, in combination with physical therapy evaluation and interventions, allows patients to get properly diagnosed and receive possible surgical intervention, which can result in significant improvement in breathing and quality of life.
Convenient Medical Care
Located adjacent to Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center, our neuromuscular patients have around-the-clock access to comprehensive and extensive medical and behavioral services. Our interdisciplinary team works collaboratively to maximize recovery as patients move through the stages of therapy.
Will my insurance cover services at JFK JRI?
While JFK accepts most insurances, we will check your health insurance specifically to determine coverage under your plan. We strongly recommend that you confirm your insurance coverage as well.
What is the benefit of being in a comprehensive rehabilitation center?
Our physicians and therapists work together and treat a wide range of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons. They are experts in evaluating and treating injuries, illnesses, and disabilities to maximize function and quality of life.
What is electrodiagnostics?
Electrodiagnositics are techniques used to test the function of muscles and nerves. The most common test uses are electromyography (EMG) which tests the muscles and nerve conduction studies which tests the nerves. The studies help determine the cause of pain, numbness and tingling, and strength loss. It also helps determine if other conditions are occurring.
What does an EMG test involve?
EMG is performed by placing small needles in the muscles to directly evaluate the electrical activity caused by a muscle contraction. It allows the physician to evaluate how well muscles are working and can help determine if the muscles are receiving the proper signal from nerves.
What does a nerve conduction study involve?
Sensors over the nerve in the arms and legs are stimulated with small electric sensations. Through this test the doctor is able to see how fast or slow nerves are functioning.