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What can Physical Therapy do for you?

There are quite a few misconceptions out in the general public about what physical therapy is. Do therapists just give massages? Or tell patients to do exercises and stretch? Or that they are in pain and can’t come to PT but rather must see a doctor. Well, although physical therapists are trained and do perform

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What is Chondromalacia? It is a condition where the cartilage on the undersurface of the patella (kneecap) deteriorates and softens. The patient population: It is more common among adolescences and young adults, people who participate in activities such as running, skiing, cycling and soccer which puts repeated pressure on the patellofemoral joint. It also common

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Breathing and Back Pain

Natural abdominal breathing is an indispensable part of restoring injured areas to normal function. When you are experiencing back pain even simple movements can be excruciatingly painful. It is an involuntary response to protect your body from further pain. You may find that you are holding the body stiffly and breathing shallowly to avoid moving

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Jim had it all. A growing business he started from his garage 10 years before, a beautiful and healthy family, and good health. Then one day he started having digestive pains that would not go away. He sought the expertise of GI’s and had every test under the sun. The tests revealed nothing substantial and

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Protecting your Heart with Acupuncture: Cardiac Health Benefits

According to the National Institutes of Health, heart disease is the #1 cause of death in both men and women in the United States.  Acupuncture can help protect the heart! A study from Peking University’s Department of Nuclear Medicine showed that patients who received Acupuncture significantly benefited in heart health. Patients with severe atherosclerosis (plaque build

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Trigger Point Release

What is a Trigger Point? According to Saleet Jafri, M. who wrote Mechanisms of Myofascial Pain, a trigger point is a focal area in muscle that appears stiff and hypercontracted and is particularly painful when palpated. It is also ”a focus of hyperirritability in a tissue that, when compressed, is locally tender and, if sufficiently

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“Asbury Park Press Business News”: Advanced PMR Opening Facility in Brick

Advanced Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will open its fifth facility, located at Brick Plaza in Brick, on May 1. It is the first facility for Advanced PMR in Ocean County, joining locations in Lake Como, Red Bank, Manalapan and Edison. The 8,000-square-foot facility offers private treatment rooms, one-on-one care with accredited professionals and private treatment

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