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Chondromalacia

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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Digestion

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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Acute Stiff Neck

It is that time of the year. The weather gets warm for a day, you rush outside in a tee-shirt and shorts and play all day long. After a fun filled day, you lay in bed happy and tired. It is still warm out so you open your window while you sleep. However, upon waking


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Managing Pain; Acute and Chronic

Henry was watching his daughter play softball, this was no ordinary game, it was for the state championship and his little girl is pitching herself a masterpiece. Two outs and the final batter is facing his daughter. One more strike and the game is over. She winds up and throws a bullet on the inside


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