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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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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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Get the Best Running Shoes for the Money

Given the wide range of running shoes on the market, you may wonder whether you need to buy the most current or expensive pair of shoes. A shoe is only as good as the protection it offers the runner. Because the plantar fascia, a thick connective tissue running along the sole of the foot, carries […]

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Joint Supplements: Can Popping a Pill Cure What Ails You?

Walk through the supplement aisle of your local pharmacy, and you will likely see row upon row of “joint supplements”—pills or liquids that promise to relieve joint stiffness and pain, and increase mobility. If there are so many of these products on the market, they must be effective—right? Unfortunately, the answer is not quite so […]

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The Pain of a Pinching Hip

A very complex joint in the body, the hip is formed by a ball on the end of the thighbone (femur) that sits in a socket formed by a cavity (acetabulum) in the pelvic bone. The ball is held in place by a very powerful ligament, and both the ball and socket are covered by […]

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Make Your Winter Workouts Work

Exercise is essential—there are no two ways about it. But for many people, the ability to exercise is severely affected by their environment, especially people who live in areas with cold winters like us in NJ. Fortunately, a drop in temperature does not have to mean a drop in your exercise routine. Your exercises can […]

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True or False. If you strengthen your core, you can avoid back pain. Answer…

False. Everyone talks about strengthening the ab, trunk and hip muscles to avoid an injury to your back. I believe a strong core can indeed prevent many back injuries when lifting, and can assist a person in maintaining good posture and form. However, it has been shown that after longer than 3 minutes of sitting, […]

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Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation Food Drive

With the ongoing food shortages Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus, NJ is having a having a food drive for the month of December with all donations going to the Center for Food Action. Please call us at (201) 251-2422 for more details. Founded in 1976, the Center for Food Action in New Jersey (CFA) has […]

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