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Unconventional Physical Therapy Program Helps Manalapan Man Regain Mobility

By |2019-07-17T12:06:20-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Joe Holden isn’t a quitter. After six spine surgeries and countless hours of traditional physical therapy in eight years, the Manalapan resident still needed a wheelchair to get around. For Joe, that wasn’t living. Joe suffers from spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on [...]

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

By |2018-12-14T22:55:17-04:00December 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 [...]

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

By |2018-12-11T15:48:26-04:00December 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 [...]

Fighting Fracture: Proactive Steps to Improve Posture and Strengthen Bones

By |2018-09-25T14:08:53-04:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|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 [...]

Is It Time for a Knee or Hip Replacement?

By |2018-08-21T03:00:07-04:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Getting a knee or hip replacement is a big decision. You should always try conservative treatments first. If, however, they don’t work and your knee or hip pain is significantly impacting your life, you may be ready for joint replacement surgery. Our orthopedic specialists have put together this simple [...]

Fight Cancer-Related Side Effects with Movement

By |2018-08-21T05:52:48-04:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , , , |

By Brian Mason, PT, DPT At times, the side effects of cancer treatment can be very debilitating. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other treatments can affect a patient’s activities, leading to weight loss, cancer-related fatigue and worse. Luckily, there are ways to combat some of these side effects to improve [...]

5 Proven Ways to Relieve Stiff, Achy Knees

By |2018-05-04T14:39:14-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

Osteoarthritis and wear-and-tear arthritis are the most common causes of knee pain. Here are 5 ways to relieve the creaking and ease the discomfort: 1. Anti-Inflammatory Medications Over-the-counter aspirin or ibuprofen work well. 2. RICE Therapy Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation help lessen the swelling and pain. 3. Physical [...]

Coping with Concussion: Men and Women Recover Differently

By |2018-11-14T15:00:51-04:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Neuroscience|Tags: , , , , |

Heads up! You’re sitting at your daughter’s soccer game when a ball gets kicked toward the sidelines. It strikes you in the side of the head. You’re caught off guard, but you shrug it off and send the ball back into play. Later in the day you develop a [...]

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