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When Should You Worry About Calf Pain?

When Should You Worry About Calf Pain?

This question came up after my uncle’s recent trip to California after just retiring from the New York City MTA. In the week following his retirement, he had a loss of balance, caught himself stepping forward, which resulted in him straining his calf muscle. After this occurred, he saw an orthopedist who told him toContinue Reading »

Paramus Physical Therapist Discusses "Text Neck" Prevention

Paramus Physical Therapist Discusses "Text Neck" Prevention

Modernization brings with it modern problems. Within recent years, 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 for people of ALL ages. 

Watch Out for the “Winter Effect”

Watch Out for the “Winter Effect”

In my practice, I’ve noticed over the years that many of my patients – especially those with spine related problems – will return for treatment soon after the end of the winter. The common variable? In the wintertime, people are just not as active as they are during the spring, summer and fall; they areContinue Reading »

Stop Doing Rotator Cuff Exercises!

Stop Doing Rotator Cuff Exercises!

Stop Doing Rotator Cuff Exercises! Many athletes and non- athletes suffer from rotator cuff tendinitis or rotator cuff tears. Many times, a solution doesn’t lie in strengthening the existing rotator cuff, but rather the scapular stabilizers. Scapular stabilizers provide support for the rotator cuff to function. They are the foundation of the rotator cuff andContinue Reading »

It's 'HIP' to Keep Moving!

Growing older is simply a part of life; there is no way to avoid it. Our hair will go gray, our skin will change its texture and begin to wrinkle, and we will experience muscle atrophy … if we don’t maintain an active lifestyle. One thing you should surely be proactive about and aim toContinue Reading »

Is CrossFit Safe?

Is CrossFit Safe?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent years, you’ve probably heard about CrossFit, or have at least one friend or family member who participates in the fitness regimen. Perhaps you even workout at a CrossFit gym yourself. If you have been living under a rock, according to their website, CrossFit is “constantly variedContinue Reading »

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