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Author Archives: Tom Willemann

Is a Lumbar Epidural the Right Solution for My Pain?

In the clinic, I’m frequently asked whether or not an epidural is a good solution for my patients’ lower back issues, sciatica, leg pain, numbness and/or weakness. “Tom, will an epidural stop my pain and discomfort?”   The answer to that question, in all honesty, is that no one really knows for sure. (**If your […]

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“LEAF” Your Pain Behind! 11 Tips to Help Take the Pain Out of Raking Your Yard

Autumn in New Jersey is a magnificent time of year. The changing colors provide some incredible scenery in the Garden State, but the season also calls for some serious yard-work for many homeowners. Often, the laborious raking can leave many feeling sore and uncomfortable. Here are some of the BEST tips I have to offer to […]

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Do You Suffer from “Text Neck”? Tom’s Top 9 Tips for “Text Neck” Prevention and Treatment

Modernization brings with it modern problems. Recently, a chiropractor coined the term “Text Neck”. Even with good vision and an awareness of your posture, viewing content on your device – especially a smart phone – is a growing and clear problem.  

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Join Us for a FREE Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop!

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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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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