Free Concussion lecture at iPlay America – Wed, Aug 13 at 7:30pm

Come join us for a free lecture at iPlay America on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:30pm. “ Concussions in Youth Sports: what every parent and coach needs to know” will be presented by Stephen G Rice, MD, Director of Sports Medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS, owner of ConcussionRXcare at db Orthopedic Physical Therapy.  Both Dr. Rice and Dr. Bertone have been involved in the education and management of concussed athletes for many years and have been collaborating over the past 3 years to educate the community about the epidemic of concussions in youth sports.  This event was developed in conjunction with Freehold Township Soccer and Freehold Area Football leagues who wanted to put on an educational program for all their coaches and parents in order to implement a comprehensive concussion management program for their organizations.  “I believe that this free lecture will have a positive impact on our club.  Many athletes do not report concussion symptoms to their coaches and parents because they just don’t know what the symptoms are like.  Because baseline testing usually occurs early on in the season, the very act of getting tested will raise concussion awareness for athletes, parents, and coaches and establish an emergency protocol to follow in the event of when a concussion occurs.” Dennis Mojares Freehold Soccer League Training & Development.

When iPlay America was gracious enough to provide a very large conference area, the event was opened to all the surrounding communities to educate as many people as possible about head injuries in youth sports.  Dr. Rice will discuss the science of concussion including the signs and symptoms as well as common treatment approaches.  Dr. Bertone will discuss the on-field evaluation by parents and coaches utilizing the internationally recognized Concussion Recognition Tool, the importance of a baseline concussion testing program and common post-concussion rehabilitation protocols.

Several area sports organizations are mandating attendance by all their coaches so they are properly prepared if one of their athletes sustains a head injury.  Parents are encouraged to attend as well so they can be prepared to make an educated decision regarding the treatment immediately after injury.  When both groups are educated, a complete concussion management protocol can be developed by the youth sports organizations.  Please join us for this special event.  You can register online at or by calling 732-747-1262.  Onsite baseline concussion testing will be available for all athletes 10 years of age and older during the lecture.  In addition, iPlay America will be offering a special promotion for people to bring their kids to experience this outstanding indoor theme park!

This free event will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:3opm at  the conference center in iPlay America.  1100 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ.  Register online by clicking here.

Concussion Lecture flyer 8.13.14 – final (small)

Concussion Lecture flyer 8.13.14

Cecille Augusta, PT, DPT will be joining db Ortho PT as a Pediatric Specialist!

db Orthopedic Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that Cecille Augusta, PT, DPT will be joining the practice in Lincroft by offering specialized pediatric physical therapy services to kids requiring her skills.  Stay tuned for more details!

Dr Bertone is observing hip arthrocopy today – June 17th!

Dr David Bertone is observing hip arthrocopy surgery performed by the most prominent hip arthroscopy surgeon in the US – Srino Bharam, MD.  Dr. Bharam performs surgery out of Lennox Hill hospital and invited Dr. Bertone in to observe several surgeries.  Dr. Bharam has been sending all of his Monmouth and Central NJ post surgical patients to db Orthopedic Physical Therapy because of the skill and expertise we provide in rehabbing these patients.  To learn more about Dr. Bharam, click on his website.  To view a video of hip arthroscopy surgery – click here.

Why do you have pain?? Read article written by Dr. Moczerniuk.

People often ask what is pain.  Read today’s article published in Greater Media Newspapers to find out more.  It was written by the Manalapan office Clinical Director Jerry Moczerniuk, PT, DPT. Click here –  046_1NT_140604_MG_moczerniukP – Pain 6.4.14

Congrats to Nicole Sanchez for getting invitation to NYC marathon this year!

Please join us in wishing our physical therapy aide and Director of Gravity Fitness, Nicole Sanchez on getting an invitation for the 2014 NYC Marathon.  Stay tuned for an opportunity to help Nicole raise money for her charity.  Good luck Nicole in your training from your family at db Ortho PT!!

Read new articles published in greater media – RTC injury and Concussions

Dr. Jerry Moczerniuk, PT, DPT wrote about Rotator cuff tears and what can be done about them. 047_1NT_140507_MG_moczerniukP – RTC tears

Dr. David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS wrote about “Your child has a concussion – now what?”  Child has concussion – now what -combined


db Ortho PT will be providing personal training and golf performance enhancement at Eagle Oaks Golf & County Club!

db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC has developed an association with Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club to provide personal training, small group fitness and golf performance enhancement services at the club.  David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS, President and founder of db Ortho PT is excited about this relationship.  “We will be able to bring our skill and expertise to the members of one of the most exclusive country clubs in the region.”

Read article published in Greater Media Newspaper – “Meniscus tear – a pain in the knee”

Dr. Moczerniuk published an article in Greater Media Newspapers about Meniscus tear to the knee.  Click here to download the article. Meniscus tear – pain in the knee – April 2014

Watch our new episode of “You and Your Health” TV with guest Claudia Huegel, MD on Physician Directed Weight loss program

Host David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS interviews Claudia Huegel, MD on You and Your Health TV show aired in march on Old Bridge Television. Dr. Huegel discusses the components of a physician directed weight loss program.  Click here to watch the TV Show.

dr huegel TV

Attention Medicare Patients: Act Now to Stop the Therapy Cap by Congress

Unless Congress acts before March 31, 2014, the monetary cap for outpatient physical therapy services will cap at $1900/year.  Currently there is a mechanism to go beyond that keep depending on need and medical necessity.  Unless Congress acts soon, that option will be eliminated and Medicare beneficiaries will lose this benefit.  Act now by reading the action plan below!

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