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21 August 2018

Headaches. We all get them, some more severe more than others! Headaches are symptoms of pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck caused by stress, weather, muscle tightness, and arthritis. With different causes come different types of headaches:      Sinus headaches – caused by inflammation within the sinuses of the head Tension […]

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20 August 2018

Although not as popular in the media as Physical Therapy, the demand for Occupational Therapy has risen 24% just in the past year, with numbers expected to continue to rise. While Physical Therapy uses exercises and manual therapy to improve strength and range of motion, Occupational Therapy uses similar exercises and activities to improve functional […]

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20 August 2018

This month as we prep for back to school season, we turn the spotlight on our patient Marianela, a pre-kindergarten teacher from Jersey City.  Marianela is also a business owner where she creates soaps, lotions, lips balms, and body butters with natural ingredients. With fifteen years of teaching under her belt, Marianela’s body has experienced […]

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18 July 2018

For our spotlight this month, we wanted to shine the light on our patient Pamela, who dedicates her career to helping other people in pain as a Physicians Assistant. Pamela is also a high intensity impact trainer who believes in the connection of the mind body and spirit. When she was starting to have hip […]

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14 July 2018

Participating in sports is always good for keeping in shape, learning how to work in a team setting, and being disciplined. While there are always safety precautions while playing any sport, accidents can happen.  One of the most common sport injuries that occur is concussion. By definition a concussion is an injury to the brain […]

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12 July 2018

Our brains are constantly working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…even when we’re sleeping! As the saying goes ‘a mind is a terrible thing to waste’. In the US alone, 1 in 5 adults suffer from a mental health illness…that’s over 40 million Americans. One of the most under-recognized factors in the development […]

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10 July 2018

Even though we had a late start to the summer, it looks like the warmth from the sun is here to stay! This means more outdoor activities, more trips down to the shore and most importantly, more exposure to the rays of the sun. While we all like a nice summer glow, there are still […]

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27 June 2018

Symptoms of Radiculopathy The biggest giveaway of a pinched nerve is neuropathic pain. Paresthesia is another common symptom, with many people reporting feelings of numbness and tingling in the affected area. Many also report feeling a “pins and needles” sensation. Muscle weakness is another symptom. Radiculopathy symptoms could show up in different parts of the body; […]

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25 June 2018

We are always honored to highlight our patients, their stories, and their successful recovery from the many challenges in life. In honor of National Cancer Survivors Month, we wanted to highlight one of our staff members at NJSW, our very own rehab technician Jessica! She has been a survivor of ovarian cancer for about a […]

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21 June 2018

Life has a knack for throwing curveballs at you when you least expect it. What makes the difference is how you respond. Do you knock it out of the park, or do you strike out and head back to the dugout?  In honor of National Cancer Survivors Month, we felt it necessary to highlight one […]

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