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Avoiding “SUMMER BACK”

While summer certainly has its perks, I often see patients during the warmer months with injuries related to what I like to call “Summer Back.” Common causes include: longer than usual drives, sleeping in a hotel or rental bed that isn’t yours, lifting heavy things like suitcases and beach equipment, or bending and twisting to […]

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Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic 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, Board Certified Physical Therapist specializing in […]

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Does Weight Training (resistive exercise) Decrease Blood Pressure?

YES!  A recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning  April 2012 indicates it does significantly reduce blood pressure.  In this study blood pressure reduced with resistive exercises over a twelve week period.  At the time the participants were not taking hypertensive medications and were middle age adults with Stage1 hypertension.  The following is […]

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What are the risks of anti-inflammatory use?

Often patients ask me about what the “down side” is of taking over the counter or prescription anti-inflammatories. Most of these drugs have the following risks: Delayed wound healing Gastrointestinal Bleeds Hemmoraghic Occurrences Renal and Liver Toxicity Edema, Nausea Central Nervous System dizziness, stupor, tinnitus Most of our physicians when recommending non-steroidal antiinflammatories (NSAIDs) will […]

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Treating Country Club Elbow

The term “country club elbow” evokes pleasant images of green lawns, polo shirts and tall glasses of iced tea. Unfortunately, this moniker refers to a far less pleasant condition: the combination of tennis elbowand golfer’s elbow—a chronic, painful syndrome associated with the two sports. The condition can cause a shooting pain down the forearm and […]

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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 October 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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Team Sports: How Safe Are They?

The physical benefits of participating in sports are obvious in our increasingly obese society, but team sports also teach cooperation, responsibility to the team, mental preparedness and social development. What about the risk of injury? With the consequences of repeated concussions of football players as a hot topic in the news, it is reasonable to […]

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