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Put One Foot in Front of the Other…Every Day

Put One Foot in Front of the Other…Every Day

Put One Foot in Front of the Other…Every Day Walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise accessible to just about everyone. It is safe, simple and does not require practice, and evidence has shown that walking can be crucial to maintain senior physical and mental health. A recent article published in the Journal of the AmericanContinue Reading »

You can't treat an MRI

You can't treat an MRI

You Can’t Treat an 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 “incidentalContinue 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. 

David Wright: a Rare Case of Spinal Stenosis Ending an Athlete’s Career

David Wright: a Rare Case of Spinal Stenosis Ending an Athlete’s Career

This is an unusual case of spinal stenosis in a young athlete. Spinal stenosis is often found in older individuals, so hearing this story really caught my attention. Younger athletes often have spine-related conditions associated with herniated and bulging discs, muscle spasms, sciatica, piriformis syndrome and facet syndrome.  That being said, younger individuals and athletesContinue Reading »

Bike is the Answer to Knee Pain

If you’ve suffered from a knee injury or have undergone knee surgery in the past, there’s a chance you may experience a flare-up of pain from time to time. If you’re finding it difficult to participate in activities you typically enjoy, like walking or running, perhaps a spin on a stationary bike is the answerContinue Reading »