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Author Archives: Tom Willemann

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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How To SAFELY Begin a CrossFit Program

Click here to view my quick video on how to safely begin a CrossFit Program!  I recently joined CrossFit located at Gold’s gym in Paramus after feeling my own workout routine was becoming stale and boring. After I signed up, I was carefully guided through a series of movements that make up the core of the […]

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FREE Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop on February 25th!

Do you suffer with back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk? Do you have pain when you sit for long periods or drives? Do you experience pain, numbness or tingling into your butt, groin or down your leg? Does your back ever “go out” if you move the wrong way? Are you […]

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(Safely) Walking in a Winter Wonderland *

We have been quite spoiled with the mild weather so far this winter, haven’t we? The forecast does call for chillier days ahead however. Don’t let the chilly temperatures keep you from enjoying the beauty of winter! If you take your workout outside, follow these safety tips. 1. Warm up for 10 minutes. Starting slowly […]

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FREE NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN WORKSHOP

Make MOVING BETTER your New Year’s Resolution!!!!!  Join us for a FREE Neck and Shoulder Pain Workshop! Led by board-certified Physical Therapist / Neck and Shoulder Specialist / Owner & Operator of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Tom Willemann Do you wake up with a “kink” in your neck once in a while? Do you have trouble […]

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Is it best to exercise alone, with a partner, or a group?

Some people view their workouts as a chance to grab some personal, meditative time, while others think of exercise as a social event. Some find that they adhere better to an exercise routine if they work out with a friend or family member. Does exercising alone or with others make a difference to your health? […]

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Get the MOST Out of Your Doctor Visit

Going to see a doctor (especially when it isn’t routine) can be daunting. The stress builds up and the unknown can be a little scary. This happens to everyone, including my wife, Sue. With a history of seizures, she developed a headache that wouldn’t go away. A few thoughts went through my head as she […]

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