Physiotherapy hillsboro, N.J. — Physiotherapists like Joe Paterno and John Harbaugh can do all of their work in the comfort of their own homes.
But if you’re seeking a doctor who can get you back to work quickly, there are a few providers who offer both.
A few days ago, I went to an appointment at a small clinic in the hillsborough area of New Jersey, the site of one of the nation’s largest mass shooting.
It was the same day as the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, and the same afternoon I visited the doctor for my routine check-up.
Physiotherapy Hillsborough, located about 40 minutes northwest of New York City, is one of a handful of local hospitals that specializes in treating gunshot wounds and is staffed by a team of experienced nurses and doctors.
Its website says it is “dedicated to improving the quality of life for all patients.”
Physicians who work at the clinic are trained to work with patients who have multiple gunshot wounds, but they are also trained in emergency room care, trauma care, and general medical procedures.
My visit was the first in a three-week series I plan to do at the Hillsborough Clinic, which has seen an influx of patients from across the country since the shootings, and is located in a mostly rural area in a region where the majority of the state’s population lives.
I was told by a nurse who asked that I not use her last name because of her fear of retribution from local residents who would object to the clinic’s treatment of patients with multiple gunshot injuries.
I also told her that I had been in the area several times over the years.
After two hours of speaking to a few of the clinic workers, I was told that I was in the wrong clinic and needed to return to New York.
In a short time, I got a new appointment at the nearby St. Vincent Medical Center, and an hour later I was back at the facility, this time with a nurse on my left.
As soon as I walked into the clinic, the nurse said she was familiar with my background, and then I asked about my gunshot wound.
“It was not a gunshot wound,” she said.
“It was a gunshot to the neck.”
She showed me the bullet wound and explained to me that it was from a gun shot to the head.
She pointed to a section of the neck, where the gun had lodged.
“You have to look at the skull to see what’s going on there,” she explained.
The doctor, who was a few feet away, nodded in agreement.
Then she told me to go back to my car.
An hour later, I walked back to the parking lot, and as I parked, I looked down and saw that a piece of paper was taped over the entrance to my vehicle.
Her question: “Did you get shot in the head?”
I told her no.
So she walked me to my office and handed me a gun.
At the door, I found another nurse with a gun nearby.
I asked her about it.
“Oh, we got a bullet lodged in the neck,” she replied.
On my way out of the parking garage, I asked another nurse who was with me whether she knew how to open a car door, and she said, “No, we don’t.”
I asked, “What does a bullet have to do with opening a car?”
“It just sticks to the door,” she responded.
When I got home, I opened my car door and noticed a bullet sticking out of my neck.
That nurse was on the phone with another nurse, and when I called to ask if I could talk to her, I heard her say, “We’re on our way.”
After about 15 minutes, I phoned her again and asked what she was doing.
She said, “…
I’m on our ways.”
I drove back to St. Vitus and went to my appointment.
While I waited, I listened to the 911 tape of the shooting.
It was clear that the two doctors in the room had heard the gunshot.
They also seemed to recognize the sound of the gunshot as a gunshot.
Then I saw another nurse coming over to me and pointing to the car door.
“What’s the issue?”
It’s not a bullet, it’s a bullet stuck in the car.”
When she asked me why, I told her the story I had heard.
Eventually, the second nurse went over to the truck and pulled the gun out of her car.
I looked at the bullet and said, What is this?
The nurse told me she didn’t have time to explain it.
Next morning, I called St. Vic.
I had just gotten home and had to go to work.
St. Vices medical director, Dr. Michael