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The Latest Post-Exercise Recovery Drink: Got (Chocolate) Milk?

As a mountain biker, I have definitely noticed a big difference in my rehabilitation after rides when drinking two post-exercise recovery beverages commonly used by endurance athletes: Endurox and Accelerade. My first time being introduced to these exercise drinks was after a sprint Triathlon in Cape May. Afterwards, I really had little to no muscle […]

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Apex TV Episode #2 Understanding Benefits of Massage with Daniela Musano

In our second episode of Apex TV we had a great interview with Daniela  Musano owner and massage therapist from Araya Rebirth in Ridgewood New Jersey.  We discussed the many benefits of massage therapy.  The benefits include improved sleep, lowering your blood pressure, decreasing stress, improve mood to name a few.  We also learned about Daniela’s […]

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4 Key Steps to Help You Avoid a Hamstring Tear

4 Key Steps to Help You Avoid a Hamstring Tear Football season is in full swing and I’ve been spending a good chunk of time on the field watching my kids play. As a Physical Therapist, this season also means it’s the time when I see an increase of patients with painful hamstring tears due […]

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Do you have a rotator cuff tear?

In this video we discuss the signs and symptoms of a rotator cuff tear.  We demonstrate the ways we evaluate our patients with suspected rotator cuff injuries.  Most importantly we discuss why waiting to see if it improves can lead to the inability to have a successful repair.

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Top tips to reduce low back and neck pain while driving

We discuss multiple tips to improve your comfort, reduce pain and stiffness while driving.  These tips should be helpful for anyone that suffers from low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, herniated discs, stenosis, degenerative disc, arthritis, and sciatica.  By applying these tips you will learn to move and feel better without the use of unnecessary pain […]

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Low Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop

We have lots of great information in this workshop to help patients with low back pain and sciatica  make the most informed decisions regarding their condition.  Feel free to contact our office for a End Back Pain and Sciatica report at (201) 251-2422 or email us at tomw@apexorthopedicnj.com.

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Three tips for stopping morning stiffness, sciatica and low back pain at night

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Do I Need Surgery For My Rotator Cuff Tear?

Whether or not a patient requires surgery after being diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear is a common discussion at the clinic. Just like with most injuries, not all rotator cuff tears are created equal. Before the decision to go in for surgery is made, there are a few factors to be considered: size of […]

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Avoiding “SUMMER BACK”

While summer certainly has its perks, I often see patients during the warmer months with injuries related to what I like to call “Summer Back.” Common causes include: longer than usual drives, sleeping in a hotel or rental bed that isn’t yours, lifting heavy things like suitcases and beach equipment, or bending and twisting to […]

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Do I still need physical therapy?

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