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18 Mar 17
Coming to our Website this Spring: Diagnosis Blogs

Over the course of the next few weeks to months we are going to start posting diagnosis blogs. Physical Therapists in the State of New Jersey have been able to see patients, without them seeing their Doctor, AND have their health insurance pay for it since 2003.  It is called Direct Access.  As part of […]

12 Jul 16
Sun Exposure Safety: Protection from UV Radiation

Sun exposure often has a negative connotation associated with it. It is well known that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun exposure accelerates skin aging and increases your risk for skin cancers1. However, there are also multiple health benefits of sun exposure to remember. Some of the advantages include: Enhanced mood Improved sleep quality Positive impact […]

6 Jun 16
Gardening Ergonomics

What is Ergonomics? Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines ergonomics as the study of work1. It encompasses all aspects of a specific activity and includes both physical stressors and environmental factors. Physical stressors include repetitive motions, vibrations, excessive force, or awkward positions that can increase strain on joints, muscles, nerves, tendons, and bones3. Environmental […]

16 Mar 16
Foam Rolling: A Self-Myofascial Release Technique

In light of our last blog post about stretching, I thought it would be beneficial to discuss foam rolling– another alternative to improve joint range of motion. In fact, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) states foam rolling performed prior to static or dynamic stretches will “improve the tissue’s ability to lengthen during stretching activities”1. […]

24 Feb 16
Stretching: Is It Really That Important?

During recent conversations with various patients, I have learned that stretching does not get the attention it deserves. Stretching should be crucial part of recreational exercising, sport activities, and everyday life. Unfortunately, it often gets overlooked. The available range of motion (ROM) in the joints of your body directly determines how effectively your body moves. […]