Physical Therapy Chester NJ

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 […]

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. […]