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Lower Back Pain Prevention Tips on the Links

Golf is one of America’s all-time favorite sports, but it also can cause injury to the lower back and spine. Before you head out to the golf course, it’s important to note these key areas of prevention: 1. WARM-UP BEFORE PLAYING – Before you start golfing, start off with a thorough warm-up. Try some stretches […]

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How to Improve your 5K with Don Hays

We had a great interview with Don Hays talking about How to Improve your 5k.  Please follow this article for specifics on Heart Rate Zone Training! A Guide to Finding the Right Zone By Don Hays, Owner AKP Fitness What is HR zone training? HR zone training is a method used to calculate a desired intensity […]

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MEET OUR NEW PT: Join Us in Welcoming Tracey Doyle, MSPT, to the Apex Team!

Tracey Doyle, MSPT, has joined the staff at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation as a Senior Pediatric Physical Therapist, bringing with her 20 years of experience treating babies, children and adolescents. Tracey can help improve your child’s overall gross motor function, balance, coordination, strength, muscle tone and quality of movement. She focuses on skills such as rolling, […]

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3 Top Exercises to Help Ease Neck Pain, Soreness and Stiffness

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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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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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