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Sensory Overload: Occupational Therapy Benefits Children with Sensory Integration Disorder

By | 2018-12-14T22:57:16+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , |

Occupational therapists help children and adults acquire or regain the skills essential to perform activities of daily life. They help patients develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills necessary for a successful and fulfilling life. A growing area of our clinical work in pediatrics is treating children with sensory processing [...]

Battling Back: Early Physical Therapy Intervention Improves Low Back Pain—and Reduces Costs

By | 2018-12-14T22:55:17+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

If you’re suffering from low back pain and are putting off clinical treatment, you may experience more pain—and higher medical costs—in the future. Approximately 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The [...]

Hold Your Breath for Safer Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

By | 2018-12-14T22:47:24+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

What if we had the power to limit radiation only to the area of a cancerous tumor in the breast, sparing the surrounding healthy tissues? Some cancer treatments can injure other areas of the body while fighting malignant cells. Advancements in treatment technologies have helped target therapies like radiation [...]

The 12 Tips of Christmas: How to Cope with the Stress of the Holidays

By | 2018-12-14T22:44:59+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

While many look forward to the joy and merriment of the winter holiday season, for some, it can be overshadowed by a never-ending “to do” list, family drama, or loneliness. The holidays can heighten anxiety and depression, which can negatively impact your health by lowering your immune system and [...]

Seeking a Pain-Free Knee: Knee Replacement Surgery Relieves Long-Term Pain for Freehold Man

By | 2018-12-11T15:48:26+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alan Schultz had dealt with pain in his left knee for nearly a decade. More recently, however, his throbbing knee was waking him up like clockwork every night at 3 a.m., and he had trouble walking up stairs. At that point, the 65-year-old retiree knew it was time to [...]

Tools for Life: Physical Therapy and Posture Program Facilitate Extraordinary Recovery

By | 2018-10-29T12:54:41+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

Annemarie Duncan always led an active lifestyle, from golfing and gardening to joining her grandchildren on the trampoline. But more recently, severe back pain related to double scoliosis, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and bulging disks put many of her activities on hold. Last year, the 68-year-old Freehold resident traveled to [...]

Million Hearts Program Puts Cardiac Health into Focus

By | 2018-10-29T12:42:13+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Last year, Family Practice of CentraState and several other CentraState physician practices were selected to participate in the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ five-year initiative to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. Since then, participating patients have reduced their [...]

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