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High-Tech Swallowing Therapy Program Restores the Joy of Eating

By |2024-05-10T08:13:13-04:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: , |

Shuvro Ghose felt fine after a cardiac procedure at another hospital in November 2022 – until he tried to swallow medication and began choking. An MRI of his brain revealed he had several small strokes during the procedure. Due to neurological damage from the strokes, Shuvro’s vocal cords wouldn’t [...]

Learning Life Skills through Pediatric Rehab

By |2024-05-10T08:36:46-04:00May 1st, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , |

Five-year-old Mikey Mendez loves sea creatures and is obsessed with letters and numbers. His brother, Max, lives up to the term “terrible twos” by being a bit mischievous; he enjoys taking things apart and putting them back together. Their mother, Lauren, says both of her boys are very smart, [...]

Back to the Slopes: Spine Surgery Ends Decades of Pain for Sports Enthusiast

By |2024-05-10T08:13:20-04:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z, Neuroscience, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , , |

Andrew Ferrara was a three-sport high school athlete when he suffered a football injury that permanently sidelined his athletic career. He herniated two discs in his back as a teen. At the time, the surgery to repair it was risky. So instead, he wore a brace to stabilize his [...]

Throttling Through Rehabilitation: Learning to Walk and Getting to Ride Again

By |2024-05-10T08:13:22-04:00July 10th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: , |

While on vacation at his parents’ house in Durango, Mexico in April 2020, Victor Mendoza-Gutierrez was enjoying a typical ride on his motorcycle—until the driver of a car to his left ignored a stop sign at the intersection. Victor was unable to stop in time and the car slammed [...]

Balance, Bonding and Bravery for Those Living with MS

By |2024-05-10T08:13:25-04:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , |

As a woman living with multiple sclerosis (MS) for more than 25 years, Rachel Wichansky of Freehold never had “riding a horse” on her to-do list—that is, until she signed up for a new CentraState program, CentraStrides for MS. “It was something new to challenge my [...]

Fighting Back: Veteran Vows to Tackle TMJ Pain

By |2024-05-10T08:13:26-04:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: , |

Years after Toms River resident John Cicolella served our country in Vietnam, he began to experience severe jaw, back, and shoulder pain and excruciating headaches. Now, after years of debilitating pain, he is back to riding his motorcycle, thanks to physical therapy. John, 68, spent two years in Vietnam, [...]

Fighting Fracture: Proactive Steps to Improve Posture and Strengthen Bones

By |2024-05-10T08:13:34-04:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , |

Sixty percent of adults over age 60 have an underlying musculoskeletal disorder such as osteoporosis, but many aren’t aware until they experience a bone fracture. Unfortunately, a fracture increases a person’s risk of death nearly three times. The good news is that you can take steps to decrease your [...]

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