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Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Michael DiLella is the physical therapist at Home Base Physical Therapy specializing in sports and orthopedic care.  He has been practicing as a physical therapist for over 15 years.

Orthopedic physical therapists diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery, acute trauma such as sprains, strains, injuries of insidious onset such as tendinopathy and bursitis. This speciality of physical therapy is most often found in the out-patient clinical setting. Orthopedic therapists are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopedic procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain, and spinal conditions.

Joint and spine mobilization/manipulation, dry needling (no longer available in NJ), therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular techniques, muscle reeducation, hot/cold packs, and electrical muscle stimulation are modalities employed to expedite recovery in the orthopedic setting.  

Those who have suffered injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons will benefit from assessment by a physical therapist specialized in orthopedics.

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Michael DiLella, PT, MSPT, OCS, CSCS

A specialist in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, Michael works with patients on a one-to-one basis which allows him to identify and correct muscle discrepancies so that each person can achieve full recovery and enjoy maximum potential. 

Working with athletes of all abilities from amateur to professional, all ages, and all levels, Michael empowers his patients with the information and skills that improve athletic performance. High school and competitive travel sports teams benefit highly from Michael’s approach to sports physical therapy. 

Michael is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS). He provides sports-specific testing sessions and custom designed safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, as well as nutrition and injury prevention guidance. Michael’s additional certifications include Functional Movement Screen (FMS). He focuses athletes on improving their performance through advanced sports physical therapy techniques.

His philosophy of empowering patients with a thorough education, including the mechanism, anatomy, and physiology of their injury, and how to correct it, better enables patients to understand and participate in their own treatment. Michael has over 15 years of experience in sports physical therapy.

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Common Injuries

Sports Injuries
Overuse Injury (Tendonitis/Bursitis)
Post-operative (ACL, total hip, total knee, etc)
Neck/Back Pain

Treatments Utilized

One on One Therapuetic Exercise
Myofascial Release
Electric Stimulation
Dry Needling
Manual Therapy