Physical Therapy Chester NJ Archives | BeneFIT PT

20 Oct 18
Proper Backpack Wearing

Now that school has begun, has your child been complaining about their neck, upper back or shoulders? Well, it could be their backpack! Frequently, children can experience pain in their necks, upper back, or shoulders from carrying too much weight in an ill-fitting backpack.  More than 79 million students carry backpacks to school and of […]

21 Sep 18
Happy Fall! Learn about Proper Leaf Raking Mechanics

As the weather turns colder, the days grow longer, and the tummy starts to get an insatiable urge for apple cider, pumpkin flavored anything,  you’ll undoubtedly notice the kaleidoscope of leaves falling to your yard. As picturesque as the leaves are this time of year raking them is a chore (one made worse when your […]

6 Oct 17
Do You Know What The Graston Technique Is?

Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. When tissue is damaged, it will often heal in a fibrotic, haphazard manner which results in a restricted range of motion, pain, inflammation and functional limitations. There is a method of manual therapy that interrupts and breaks this cycle of pain and dysfunctional movement. Graston Technique (GT) […]

5 Apr 17
CEU Corner: McKenzie CSU Recap

This Past weekend, Dr. Ireland attended the McKenzie Institute’s the Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy: Clinical Skills Update. As the name implies, this particular course focuses on reviewing and updating the principles and application of the McKenzie theory/techniques of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. The course included more intensive clinical reasoning and problem solving for the more […]

28 Mar 17
Diagnosis Blog: Frozen Shoulder vs. Rotator Cuff Tear

Frozen Shoulder, or Adhesive Capsulitis, is a commonly occurring shoulder condition which typically presents with very painful range of motion or movement of the shoulder both when a person moves their arm (as in active range of motion or AROM) but can also be presented when someone else moves their arm (which is passive range […]