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Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic Course in Wyckoff

The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (Sports Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth™) is a three-hour program that meets the “Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Programs” (N.J.A.C. 5:52) and provides partial civil immunity protection to volunteer coaches under the “Little League Law.” (2A:62A-6 et. seq.) This clinic will be presented by Tom Willemann, […]

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Back to School Backpack Tips

September is right around the corner, and if you have kids at home, you’re most likely getting ready for the 2015-2016 school year. As a father of three school-aged boys, I know that kids can come home with quite a bit in their backpacks. Carrying too much on your back can result in poor posture, […]

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Rotator Cuff Surgery for the Second Time

If you have already gone through rotator cuff surgery, the last thing you want to think about is doing it all over again. Unfortunately, many patients do suffer tears of the same tendons that caused them to need surgery in the first place. Most of the time, this is not the surgeon’s fault, nor does […]

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How to use the McKenzie Cervical Roll

Check out this video on How to use a McKenzie Cervical Roll to improve your sleep.

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Managing Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition in which the nerves or blood vessels that travel to the arm and hand are compressed between soft tissues near the side of the neck. Most people are able to manage their thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms through physical therapy.  Specialized exercises can improve muscle balance and posture to lessen […]

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How to Use a Lumbar Roll

At Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation we provide a McKenzie mechanical examination for patients who suffer from low back pain, herniated or bulging disks, sciatica, leg and arm pain, weakness, and “numbness” for the spine and extremities. A pillar of treating an orthopedic and sports condition is understanding what delays or halts the healing process. Poor posture in sitting […]

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Healing Spinal Fractures Without Surgery

The thought of “breaking your back” is pretty scary, but more than 700,000 people a year fracture their spines and do not even realize it. In fact, many of them brush off the symptoms (backaches, loss of flexibility and a tendency to appear “hunched”) as a normal part of aging. While such fractures may not […]

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Exercise: Solo, Duo or 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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Rehabilitating a Fractured Radial Head

The elbow is a complex joint formed by a trio of bones in your arm: the radius and the ulna in your forearm and the humerus in your upper arm. The part of the radius bone nearest to the elbow, called the radial head, can fracture after an injury from a tumble, during which you […]

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Walking on a Brand New Ankle

While knee and hip replacements have become more common, orthopedists are now performing an increasing number of ankle replacements as well. Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) treats ankle arthritis that may result from the normal wear and tear of aging, or from an injury such as a dislocation or a broken ankle—arthritis that can eventually lead […]

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