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Posture, Posture, Posture!

Dr. Fiebert’s words still ring in my ears, “Having your patients understand how posture influences their condition is one of the keys to successful treatment!” For years I have tried to find ways to remind patients to stand up straight.  Poor posture, leading to muscle imbalance, can result in neck, arm, leg or back pain.  […]

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Should I have surgery?

I always recommend friends, patients and family to get an physical therapy evaluation before they undergo an orthopedic surgery.  The reason is twofold.  Evaluation ensures that loss of strength or range of motion is not the root cause of their problem.  Various studies have shown that osteoarthritis may be present but symptomless.  Further research and […]

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How to pick a good physical therapist- Part One

If you are recovering from surgery or an injury you may be spending a lot of time with your physical therapist.  Continuity is key. When I graduated from physical therapy school I worked in a clinic that required that the same physical therapist treat the same patient each time. I strongly believe in this because […]

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What is Sport Psychology?

Greg Chertok, AASP – CC Director, Sport & Exercise Psychology The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center Englewood, NJ 07631 The field of Sport Psychology, albeit young, is one that has gained increasing popularity since the 1980s. Now, if you were to hear the term ‘psychology’ – even in the context of athletics – and instinctually […]

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You can't treat a MRI

Often I meet patients that are distressed after getting the results of an MRI or X-Ray. This is not unusual situation. Between the medical terms and fact you are reading something about a condition you may have to face it can be difficult to interpret. At times we have “incidental findings” that are merely abnormalities […]

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