7 Ways Physical Therapy Helps You Get Back On Your Feet


At Affiliated Foot & Ankle Center, we know that physical therapy can be an essential part of foot and ankle health. We find it so important that we’ve got a physical therapist right here in our Monmouth County podiatry office.  

There are numerous ways our patients can benefit from the physical therapy services of Valerie Gregory, MSPT, CKTP (Master of Physical Therapy, Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner). Valerie is specially trained and certified in her field. She helps our patients heal using the latest techniques including Kinesio taping and applied functional science. Through Valerie’s expert guidance, physical therapy can help you in the following ways:

  1. Recover from a sports injury - physical therapy strengthens muscles, improves range of motion and restores lost function

  2. Prevent a sports injury - fix biomechanical issues that put you at risk for an injury

  3. Manage arthritis pain with exercises that relieve stress on your affected joints

  4. Speed your recovery from surgery

  5. Prepare for foot or ankle surgery - or avoid surgery altogether

  6. Improve your balance and mobility with targeted stretching and strengthening exercises

  7. Reduce or even eliminate many different kinds of lower limb pain, including plantar fasciitis, flat feet, tendonitis, and toe deformities such as hammertoes and bunions 

Not only is physical therapy helpful in all of these situations, but it’s also convenient to have an expert therapist under the same roof as your doctor. Valerie works closely with board-certified podiatrists Dr. Samantha Boyd, Dr. Hal Ornstein, Dr. Dan Phan, and Dr. Joseph Saka to create a plan that will restore you to the best function possible. For excellence in podiatric care and personalized physical therapy for your feet and ankles, call us in Howell or Jackson, New Jersey at (732) 905-1110 or make an appointment online.