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Kathie K.– March 5, 2013
I went to First Choice a year ago for my left shoulder which turned out wonderful. Recently I went for my right shoulder which has come around nicely thanks to Peter Askes .He is very knowledgeable and professional. It was very easy to get an appointment that worked for me and I never had to wait to be taken past my appointment time. I received one on one treatment in a very clean, calming and private room. There are no distractions unlike other offices.
Mary V. – February 25, 2013
First Choice Physical Therapy has a very friendly, courteous, and professional staff. Dr. Peter worked wonders on my neck and has a very caring and personable manner. In the minimum amount of prescribed visits I went from pain and no mobility to better than normal. I highly recommend this be your "First Choice" for physical therapy
Domenica C. – February 27, 2013
First Choice Physical Therapy in East Brunswick, NJ, has a professional team of well-trained therapists, a great office environment and private treatment rooms. Dr. Peter is awesome and has been working on my therapy for almost a month now. He truly cares about his patient's well-being and overall recovery. He tracks your progress, and keeps an open line of communication between you and your doctor. Other physical therapy offices in the general vicinity just don't compare. They put the patients on a table, give you a series of exercises to do and then walk away. Very little one-on-one treatment is actually spent with the patient. The service and attention you will receive at First Choice P/T, in my opinion, is not only my 'FIRST' choice but my 'ONLY' choice! Don't pass them by. Give them a call today!
Alina G.– December 24, 2012
First Choice Physical Therapy has a wonderful and caring staff. They always see their patients on time and give every patient individual attention. At one time, I had stiffness in my neck and could not even turn my neck in any direction. After a few visits at First Choice Physical Therapy, I began to feel better. After about a month of physical therapy, my neck was completely back to normal. I'm very thankful for the care that I received at First Choice. I highly recommend First Choice Physical Therapy.
Delores O.- June 6, 2010
Before and after shoulder surgery for a bone spur I went to First Choice for physical therapy. Peter Askes and his staff are extremely personable and professional. I received excellent care and have healed nicely. If I ever needed physical therapy again I would definitely return to First Choice.
UPDATE - January 21, 2013
I have returned to Peter for a neck problem and am receiving excellent care as I have in the past. I have just recommended First Choice to a dear friend and am confident that she and any other patients of the practice will have successful experiences.
Carol E. – June 18, 2013
I have utilized the services of First Choice PT for both my right and left shoulders on two separate occasions. The staff is fantastic, not only very thorough but a great warm group of people. In addition, they've always been very flexible in their scheduling and worked easily to accommodate my work schedule. I have been to another PT in East Brunswick and the experience did not even compare to the level of service I've received at First Choice. Thank you for the successful healing of both of my shoulders.
kyle - Nov 9, 2011 I had problems with a pulled groin before I came to see Peter about it. He was a gentleman and always treated me respect and care. After a few months with physical therapy I was back on my feet and felt better than every. Thank you, Peter, for all that you have done for me.
Joyce - Oct 25, 2011
I was treated by Peter Askes PT for shoulder problems as well as poor posture issues. I improved greatly from my physical therapy sessions as well as my at-home exercises. Peter is a great physical therapist- very knowledgeable and professional. The staff are also friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
Fred - Oct 22, 2011
Excellent treatment, Peter and staff are professional and friendly, and most helpful. I was treated for lower back problems, and then for restricted neck movement. Both treatments were immediately helpful and positive, with exercises to continue at home and after treatment was finished. Strongly recommended.
Louella - Sep 28, 2011
Just finished 40 visits with Peter Askes PT and I would send my wife, daughter, father, brother and even my grandmother to him. He is totally professional with class. Good bedside manors. Funny and interesting. Very thorough with instructions and what to do at home. Great place and people and would recommend him to anyone. Would love to meet him in a bar someday.
Adam - Sep 11, 2011
I went to first choice over a year ago, for my ankle. After 2 months with Peter I was back at 100%. More recently I tore some cartilage in my shoulder and the guys at First Choice helped me regain my full range of motion. First choice is friendly, professional, and overall exceptional.
Nicole N. - Sep 7, 2011
I went to physical therapy at First Choice following a fall in which I tore my ACL, and then again after I received reconstructive surgery. My entire experience was excellent. Peter is an extremely well trained physical therapist who continues his education to keep up on the latest techniques and evidence in his field. I recovered from my knee surgery in record time by going to appointments and following the home exercises he provided for me. The rest of the staff was excellent as well; Art and Veronica were extremely friendly and really care about the patients and make you feel at ease while you are there. Overall a great experience and I would choose them every time for my physical therapy needs!
Thomas - Jul 21, 2011
First Choice Physical Therapy was excellent. They explained my condition and the treatment moving forward. The staff was helpful and was always concerned about my progress. Reports were sent to my PCP to keep him informed and the therapy worked very well. Thanks First Choice.
Claudis - Jun 23, 2011
Peter was very helpful and informative. He taught me how to control my back/arm pain and relieve it if it flared up. The whole staff was very friendly and helpful. I ended my therapy feeling almost 100% better. Overall my experience at First Choice was exceptional.
steph - Jun 17, 2011
This place was great. I went there like 10 time and the pain in my backpain is gone. You are in and out of there quickly no wait. The staff there is great and knows who you are when you walk in the door every time. I would definitely use them again
David - Jun 14, 2011
I hobbled into 1st choice with severe back pain. It took me 5 minutes to get out of my car. With the exceptional treatment by Peter and his helpful staff, I was as good as new in 2 weeks.
Rebecca Walczak - Apr 11, 2011
First Choice is the best! I slipped and fell on ice December of 2009 and acquired injuries to my right leg including a total ankle dislocation and fibula fracture. I had emergency surgery and a cast for 2 months. I had 2 rounds of physical Therapy at First Choice for my injury. I mostly worked with Peter, and once and a while Ed. The staff is absolutely amazing and I know I could not have received better therapy anywhere else. Peter got my range of motion up from practically zero to 90%! You can tell he really cares about the success of his patients. I know First Choice Physical Therapy is the main reason for my huge improvements. If you want the best physical therapy you can possibly get, go to First Choice! -Rebecca Walczak
Catherine - Mar 11, 2011
I had total knee replacement surgery to my right knee. At First Choice, Peter Askes greatly relieved the pain to the leg and knee, and worked with me to attain the Range of Motion (ROM) goal set by my Surgeon. The atmosphere at First Choice is professional and friendly, and the individual treatment rooms assure a high degree of privacy. I highly recommend First Choice to anyone in need of therapy. A good motto is Make First Choice, your first choice.
Ellen Genetelli-Noel - Feb 2, 2011
First Choice was an absolutely great experience for me to have physical therapy after a full knee replacement surgery. Peter and his staff were kind, and friendly, and made a not so pleasant surgery tolerable. I was not happy when I no longer needed further treatment. I actually looked forward to my appointments! I would recommend his services to anyone with an injury looking for the best treatment! I will miss going! I would love to be a part of such a great team of people in such a positive, and happy and caring environment! Ellen Genetelli-Noel
Scott - Nov 2, 2010
First Choice was an excellent choice I needed to find a physical therapist in the area for rehab on my knee following surgery for torn meniscus. Selecting First Choice was the best decision I made for ensuring an excellent recovery. Peter and the entire team created a comfortable and welcoming environment genuinely focused on my personal treatment. It was definitely a positive experience, and I very much appreciate the terrific care I received. Scott
Tom Nelson - Oct 21, 2010
Very happy with the results. I went there on crutches, after a scope and cleanout of my right knee. Three weeks and 10 visits later I had the same flexibility as my good knee. Peter developed a treatment program with onsite visits and "homework" that quickly produced results. He and his staff were very courteous and conscientious, and never pushed to hard, which was an initial concern of mine. Peter has a great touch and feel for physical therapy - A true artist!! Would definitely go there again if I ever need physical therapy. Tom Nelson
Linda - Oct 6, 2010
Best PT in Middlesex County! Over the years, I have gone to Peter Askes for PT following injuries and surgeries, most recently after rotator cuff surgery. Every time, I am impressed by the friendly, professional attitude of Peter and his staff -- in particular, Phyllis, Lacey, Veronica, Arthur, and his evening therapist, Ed. Peter has worked wonders when I thought I'd never regain my range of motion or move my shoulder without pain. I just finished treatment today, and feel so much better than I ever thought I would. I have Peter to thank for this. He is kind, compassionate, caring, and always leaves me smiling with that great sense of humor. No one wants to have chronic pain, but if you do, you could not choose a better place to go than First Choice for physical therapy. Thanks for everything! -- Linda M.
Gloria - Oct 4, 2010
Thank you First Choice. I was introduced to First Choice by a good neighbor. Peter was my therapist. I can't say enough of good things about him. He was kind, encouraging and his magic back massages eliminated my back pain and put me back into a feeling of well being,
An exceptional, caring, friendly staff and clean comfortable office also contributed to his facility. Thank you, Peter
Dipa - Sep 23, 2010
The Best & Caring I selected First Choice because it was very close to my house. I am very fortunate that I did so. Peter Askes was very caring & compassionate on my first visit. I was following his instructions from the very first visit. His massages were excellent. I was almost pain free within a month. I told all my relatives about how good Peter is. The staffs are very co-operative & helpful. The place itself is very nice. I will always recommend First Choice as really first choice if you are in pain.
Laura Bender - Sep 7, 2010
FIRST CHOICE IS DEFINITELY MY FIRST CHOICE! Peter Askes of First Choice is a very kind and enthusiastic individual. He is very professional, experienced at what he does and makes sure you know how to follow-up at home to continue on the road to a successful recovery. His treatment of therapy and exercises are very effective. The office is always so warm and I love being greeted by his friendly staff...Art, Lacey and Phyllis. I would highly recommend First Choice. Thanks a million Peter!!
NJTomato - Aug 31, 2010
The Best - Comprehensive and Caring Peter was my main therapist six years ago at Health South, and I followed him to First Choice when I again needed therapy this year. He always cared about the outcome of my therapy and did not treat me as just another patient to move through. The exercises he taught me then have kept me going until an accident this month threw me off kilter again. I was so happy to learn that he is still in this area. And his massages are the best!
-Jul 25, 2010
Best Therapy by Far.
I have nothing negative to say about the place. Right from placing the first call to make an appointment the service is great. Every single person working there is warm and they never give you an attitude, which is great. Peter is a wonderful therapist and he knows exactly how to work with your needs. First Choice Therapy is the place to go to get treated for your injuries. As a soccer player, I easily twist or sprain my ankles and in the future I will certainly go back!
- Jul 7, 2010
FIRST CHOICE IS BY FAR THE BEST I HAVE BEEN IN PHYSICAL THERAPYFOR OVER 20 YEARS AND I AM IN MY EARLY 30'S- I HAVE FOLLOWED MY PT FROM HEALTH SOUTH TO LIFE- SPAN(NOW ENDURANCE) TO FINALLY FIRST CHOICE. TO SAY THAT THIS PLACE IS BETTER THAN ANY PLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN IN IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. I HAVE HAD 3 BACK SURGERIES AND 6 OR 7 BRAIN SURGERIES, THEREFORE, I HAVE SEEN AND DONE A GREAT DEAL OF PT. I WAS QUITE NERVOUS ABOUT GOING TO A NEW PLACE FOR PT BUT IT HAS BEEN SUCH A NICE CHANGE. THE ATMOSPHERE IS FUN, SOOTHING AND PRODUCTIVE. THE STAFF ARE AMAZING. CONSIDERING I ALREADY KNEW MY PT, I FIGURED THAT SHE WOULD BE THE ONLY PERSON I WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH.TO SAY THE LEAST, I WAS WRONG. THANK YOU TO ALL AT FIRST CHOICE FOR MAKING A VERY TOUGH RECOVERY THAT MUCH EASIER. I WILL RECOMMEND YOU TO EVERYBODY. CHERA BUSCH
Rumona - Jul 1, 2010
Thank you First Choice PT As a physical therapist, I am very selective in whom I chose to help me with my low back pain. I am so grateful to Peter and the entire staff at First Choice for a wonderful experience on the road to getting healthy. I felt immediate results and thanks to FCPT, I am able to work and most importantly, take care of my child without difficulty. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs PT, and would return to them in the future.
David - Jun 5, 2010
First Class First Choice Physical Therapy is a first class practice in every way. Peter is a wonderful therapist with excellent technical skills but also with a wonderful way with patients. He is professional, friendly and encouraging. Phyllis, the office manager, is courteous, polite, helpful and amazingly efficient, responsive and helpful. The facility is designed to respect your privacy. It is very well maintained. I needed therapy after spine surgery and I am now fully recovered with full range of motion, pain-free and excellent back strength. I actually looked forward to going to therapy and feel a little sad to be finished. Peter made sure that I was well trained on how to continue my exercises on my own.
Martin - May 5, 2010
Thank you for helping me get healthy again after having surgery on my ankle, I'm really glad that I chose First Choice Physical Therapy to help me back to health. I've got my full range of motion back, and I'm able to walk with no pain at all. Peter is very friendly, outgoing, professional, and pushes you to ensure that you get back to 100%. Arthur is very friendly, encouraging, and kind, a definite asset to the staff.
- Feb 11, 2010
Thank you Peter Askes & First Choice Physical Therapy When I started therapy for my lower back, it was expected to be a month of therapy. After my first visit I felt a difference. I finished my therapy in just three weeks, thanks to Peter Askes. Peter not only helped my there but also gave stretches and exercises to do when i was finished with my therapy. These stretches and exercises are now a part of my life. Thank you Peter Askes and First choice Physical Therapy!
nmachtiger - Jan 24, 2010
Superb Professionalism. I have used First Choice several times for post-op rehab and various injuries since it opened. Prior to that, I had been treated by Peter Askes when he was on the staff of another PT clinic. Peter and his associates combine a very positive attitude with an individualized combination of therapies and exercises. The result is relief of pain and rapid recovery. I have referred other to First Choice and they have had similar experiences. While one never looks forward to needing PT, when I do First Choice is definitely my first choice.
- Jun 12, 2009
Finally Pain Free! I hurt my back over 3 years ago and have had many operations with little relief. After trying 2 other physical therapy clinics, I finally found First Choice Physical Therapy and not a moment too soon! My therapist, Peter Askes, is intelligent and knowledgeable of how the body works. It turns out; the PT clinic I went to first was actually advising me to do exercises that would hinder my ability to heal correctly after surgery!!! Peter taught me the proper movements that would allow me to heal and rebuild. In less than 2 months I am so happy to say I am no longer in pain all day anymore! Also, I have to mention, the rest of the staff is also amazing. Thanks Phyllis and Megan for making me feel so comfortable during my visits! I fully recommend this office and will gladly tell anyone who will listen- GO TO FIRST CHOICE PHYSICAL THERAPY! IT WORKS!
Sean - Apr 28, 2009
It should be your first choice! I got referred here by an orthopedist who determined that I had a herniated disc, which was causing my sciatica. Dr. Askes was the most professional, down-to-earth doctor you can encounter. He knows what he's talking about, which helped me get back to my pain-free self. He is what every doctor (in any field) should aspire to. His office staff was so friendly; it was a pleasure to come in for my appointments! This place should definitely be your first choice!
- Apr 10, 2009
First Choice is the ONLY CHOICE! First Choice has made physical therapy just that...physical therapy. Look no further when it comes to your health and well being. First Choice is my only choice as far as physical therapy. I was told I would possibly need surgery to correct a neck and shoulder injury. I could barely sleep. I was constantly in discomfort. After working with Peter Askes, surgery was not necessary. My appointments were made within 24 hours. The staff is completely professional. The environment is clean, private and quiet. After having my injury and dealing with insurance companies and referrals, I was not looking forward to more paperwork. With First Choice, I never had any hassle. They handled all of my paperwork with no effort from me. The only work First Choice required of me was to get better.
Renay - Mar 31, 2009
FIRST CHOICE is the BEST CHOICE! Prior to my going to First Choice P.T. I went 1 time to another P.T. and knew that place wasn't the place for me. Had First Choice been my First Choice I would have made the correct decision the 1st time!!! But when I started going to First Choice I knew it was the right place for a number of reasons. First of all, Peter and his staff are very knowledgeable in what they're doing. Secondly, the staff is punctual and dependable and very polite. My doctor told me that if P.T. didn't help that I would need surgery on my finger...well it did help and NO surgery was needed. Peter custom tailored a wellness plan for me. He told me what I needed to do at home as well. I would and have sent friends to Peter. You can trust that you're in good hands at First Choice P.T.
- Mar 25, 2009
First Choice is the Best Choice. I had shoulder problems and could barely move my arm (if at all) when my sling was taken off. When told I would have to go to physical therapy I was nervous because of the bad things I've heard about other places, but boy was I wrong. First Choice was nothing like those places; the facility was exceptionally clean and spacious with private rooms and up to date equipment, and the staff was outstanding! They were friendly, helpful, and always asked how I was doing not because it was their job but because they actually cared. Peter was great as well, and with his help I was able to regain full movement in my arm. I've come a long way since my first session, and I couldn't have done it without him. Thanks First Choice!
unclekevin - Sep 8, 2008
Problem solved! I highly recommend First Choice Physical Therapy. I had a chronic back problem for many years and was referred to Dr. Peter Askes by Dr. Jeffery Miller of Princeton Orthopedic in an attempt to fix a problem that would have eventually required surgery. As soon as I began my therapy I realized that I was in the right place, the Dr. and the staff were friendly and professional. Then Dr. Askes began treatment and I could not believe how much effort he put into every treatment and how hard he worked on me. Besides the chronic back issue he also spent time talking to me and helping me with other questions I had about my general health and I was amazed by the depth of his knowledge and his willingness to help. I have been done with my therapy for a couple of months, have continued to do the exercises Dr. Askes recommended and have been pain free for the first time in several years. Thank you to the Dr. and his staff, I owe them a lot. Kevin OBrien
jcenicola - Aug 25, 2008
Highly Recommend First Choice. My first experience with First Choice PT was in 2007 as a result of rotator cuff tendonitis. Most recently I returned to FCPT after knee arthroscopy for 4 weeks for PT, 3 times per week. Both my experiences at FCPT were exceptional. The staff is skillful, knowledgeable and courteous, the facility immaculate. During my PT after knee arthroscopy I experienced very little pain and minimal swelling. My recover was swift, which I attribute to the high level of care given by FCPT. Also contributing to my swift recover was the home exercise program designed by FCPT. I would not hesitate to recommend First Choice Physical Therapy.
ds228 - Aug 8, 2008
First Choice Physical Therapy made my healing process a pleasant experience. Peter Askes worked me through my injury with patience and professionalism. When I became discouraged and thought I was not going to get any better he encouraged me to keep on going, and he was right, the end result was complete recovery. The atmosphere of the facility is very welcoming and the staff is friendly and helpful. In the event anyone ever has the need for some type of physical therapy I highly recommend First Choice Physical Therapy, it is a first rate facility. Diane
davalster - Jul 30, 2008
I have just completed my physical therapy sessions at First Choice with Physical Therapist Peter Askes which was a positive experience and resulted in quite a noticeable improvement in my condition. I found Peter Askes to be a highly competent and skillful therapist. He, along with his helpful and attentive staff, operates the clinic in a most professional manner. The clinic has comfortable private treatment rooms and an exercise area that is large, light and airy. It consists of up-to-date equipment in excellent working condition. I would recommend First Choice to anyone in need of physical therapy and it certainly would be my first choice if I were to need treatment in the future. Judith Alster
gary222 - Jul 20, 2008
Peter Askes PT, and his team at First Choice Physical Therapy, helped me immensely. Mr. Askes is first - rate. He literally taught me how to walk again. For his diligence and effort, I can only say, "Thank you." Sincerely, Judith L. Lance North Brunswick, NJ
cfq2703 - Jul 16, 2008
I recommend First Choice Physical Therapy! ! My daughter & I have been patients of Peter Askes on & off for the past 10 years. He helped me work thru a back injury and a recent total knee replacement. My daughter injured her neck on a roller coaster and was getting extreme headaches. His cranio-sacral therapy brought her relief from the headaches. Having to go into a therapy program is difficult. Peter takes great care of you and you are amazed at how fast you feel better. I looked forward to my sessions!! Peter is wonderful, caring, knowledgeable and a good friend. Phyllis always has a smile on her face. I am now a year post total knee replacement and still stop in to say hi.... Annette
jr_pbox - Jun 20, 2008
A Good First Choice Crash, down I went and up I came with a broken arm. Knowing I would need therapy at the age of 86 was not a happy thought. First Choice Physical Therapy was recommended to me. I arrived there and met Phyllis, the office manager. She was so pleasant, I immediately felt at ease. I was ushered into a very large immaculate room with all kinds of equipment. From there, I was taken into a private room. They have three private rooms for evaluation and meeting Peter Askes, the therapist. He explained the treatment and how long it might take. He then asked me if I had any questions. In the weeks that followed, I found him to be thorough and gentle. I was back driving in six weeks. I no longer have any fear of therapy. I would certainly recommend First Choice very highly.
honestly - Jun 19, 2008
Best choice ever. My experience with First choice has been very positive. The atmosphere was very pleasant. They have private rooms and excellent equipment. The staff was always friendly and helpful. The therapist was really excellent. He really knows his stuff. I had a serious shoulder injury and with his help I was able to get my range of motion back and be able to live without being in constant pain. I can't thank him enough... I highly recommend First Choice. It is the best.
qoftng - Jun 19, 2008
I first went to see Peter Askes when he was the administrator of Health South, after I hurt my shoulder. Other physical therapy places tried to help me but it wasn't until Peter Askes got involved with my treatment and care that my shoulder started to make improvements. Presently I have regained full range of motion thanks to Peter. He is pleasant and caring person who has great a "bedside manner" and always has a smile on his face so it is been a pleasure the go for my therapy seasons which I look forward to. I have already recommended him to my family and friends and will continue to do so. Sincerely, MaryEllen Buckley
billyhclub - Jun 17, 2008
Great Choice. I have recently had to rehab my shoulder. My first selection of First Choice Physical Therapy could not have been better. The therapist was very receptive to all my questions. The staff was courteous and helpful. The equipment was new and state of the art. I highly recommend them.
Judypl - Jun 16, 2008
Asolutely..My first choice! I had very little faith when I was told I needed physical therapy because the pain I was experiencing was enormous. It seemed to be unlikely that the pain could be controlled without stronger medication or surgery. However, I do believe there are several factors that came into play: *I had never been to an office as clean as First Choice Physical Therapy. It made a powerful statement to me. **The office staff was magnificent! All workers were extremely kind, considerate and compassionate. I wish every office had such polite workers. What a difference it would make. ***Last but not least, the conversations… priceless! I always left feeling relaxed and ready to battle life. OK… the heat and the massage helped too!
bioboss - Jun 15, 2008
Unbelievably Great Treatment by Professional. Peter is more than professional. He made me feel like a personal friend and was truly interested in me as a person. I looked forward to my 3 times a week visits for pain relief and conversation. He made my shoulder feel like new. Now I can continue to carry on a normal active life as a high school soccer official, home owner, and active Biology teacher. Thanks for brining me back to normalcy. Nick Hunter
babauman - May 23, 2008
Superb Experience, Excellent Treatment!! I was a recent patient at First Choice Physical Therapy and my experience was an excellent one. When I arrived, I was greeted by a very kind, courteous and extremely efficient staff. They cheerfully helped with insurance information and other details. I felt comfortable knowing that they knew what they were doing and were concerned about me. I was always taken for my therapy on time and brought into one of the many private rooms that are large, clean, and nicely decorated. Each person is given privacy and is treated like an individual. With Peter Askes as my therapist, I received many years of experience, gentleness, and understanding, as well as some lively conversation. He knew how much pain I had and he gave me confidence that I would be feeling better soon. His wealth of information and extraordinary talent is so great that by listening to him and following his instructions, I felt better more quickly than I imagined possible. Their slogan is "Put Your Health In Our Hands". I would, anytime! 1st Choice Physical Therapy is my first choice!