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  • Startling Statistics Regarding the Long-Term Effects of Repeated Impacts to the Head in Contact Sports

    Guest written by Owen Lennon, PT, as commentary to an article, July 25, 2017, in The New York Times titled: 110 N.F.L. Brains. The article discusses a study about N.F.L. players and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E.), the disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head. C.T.E. causes a variety of symptoms, including … Continued

  • What I Wish I’d Known About My Knees

    Guest written by Dr. Howard J. Levy, MD, MBA Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine as commentary to The New York Times article titled “What I Wish I’d Known About My Knees” released on July 3, 2017 An article in The New York Times, “What I Wish I’d Known About My Knees”, reviews the treatment options for … Continued

  • Bring on the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers – A Response

    Guest written by Frank Hoeffner of our Roslyn clinic as commentary to The New York Times article “Bring on the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers,” July 6, 2017. The New York Times article emphasizes that widespread use of Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) may not have the effect that people hope. A recent study showed that ibuprofen and … Continued

  • Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

    As Independence Day is coming upon us, Professional Hand Therapy encourages all of our patients, employees, friends and family to be safe while attending fireworks shows this summer. According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), accidents involving firecrackers, bottle rockets, and sparklers total approximately 57% of all firework injuries, and of … Continued

  • CC Sabathia’s Hamstring Injury

    New York Yankee, CC Sabathia suffered a hamstring injury during the June 13th game. Hamstring injuries are both common and painful, and occur to one or more of the muscles at the back of the thigh. Asymmetry in strength, flexibility and range of motion at the hips, pelvis, and spine can lead to increased tension on … Continued

  • Do you have low back pain? See why Physical Therapy is the preferred method of treatment

    Professional Physical Therapy asked our own Certified Back Specialist, Tony D’Angelo, Partner, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS to comment on a recent article about Physical Therapy for low back pain as a first intervention. “There is a substantial amount of medical literature supporting specific “Active” physical therapy exercises for the … Continued

  • Recovery for Chris Stapleton’s Hand Injury

    Country artist Chris Stapleton had to cancel several tour dates due to a broken bone and a detached tendon in his hand. We went to our expert, Certified Hand Therapist and Occupational Therapist, Sheena Pasricha at our Montclair, NJ location to provide some insight about Chris’ injury and what recovery might look like. Dear Everybody, … Continued

  • When Aches and Pains are Cause for Action

    Aches and pains happen to everyone, and occur during sport, at home or at work. Whether it’s a pain in your shoulder when you reach to grab something falling off a shelf, tightness in your back when your bat makes contact with the ball, or a quick twist of your ankle during a run, our … Continued

  • 5 Tips to Avoid Elbow Injuries in Baseball

    Spring is underway and so is the urge to get out of the house, shake the dust off our bones and engage in fun activities like baseball, golf and tennis. These days, elbow injuries are commonplace for both athletes and the ‘weekend warrior.’ So how do we prevent being benched from the sports we love … Continued

  • The 411 on Occupational Therapy

    April is Occupational Therapy Month! What is Occupational Therapy and what are its benefits? Occupational Therapist Mollie Sherman of our Englewood and Hoboken clinics describes Occupational Therapy (OT) as “a form of therapy that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in daily life.” Occupational Therapists have the unique task of striving to improve … Continued

  • Keep your child’s back safe with our backpack safety tips!

    The new school year is upon us and in full swing!  As our children are settling in to their classrooms – the hustle and bustle of homework, school sports, and extracurricular activities also begins.  The last thing parents and their children need to worry about are injuries, soreness, and back pain that can result from … Continued

  • How to Keep Your Feet Firmly Planted on the Ground

      Did you know that every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the Emergency Room for a fall-related injury? Fall Prevention Awareness Week is quickly approaching in September, and to celebrate, Professional Physical Therapy is supplying you with tips on how to protect yourself from becoming one of these ER casualties! Each year, … Continued

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