Direct Access to Physical Therapy Services can save healthcare dollars!

See article published in Greater Media Newspapers today by Dr. David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS.

Direct access to PT combined 2017

Dry needling must stop being performed by physical therapists in NJ on Aug 31, 2017 per NJ Attorney General ruling.

Unfortunately, until there is statutory change to the NJ Physical Therapy Practice Act that specifically names dry needling as a therapeutic intervention, the physical therapists at db Ortho PT must stop performing this highly effective clinical tool on Aug 31, 2017.  There have been hundreds of patients who have benefited from this procedure without one complaint or adverse reaction.  The ruling is purely the result of a turf battle with acupuncturists who claim the treatment is the unlicensed practice of acupuncture.  Fortunately the AG ruling DID NOT state that dry needling was indeed the unlicensed practice of acupuncture when performed by trained physical therapists.  However, his ruling did specify that the intervention was not specifically listed in the practice act that governs the licensed practice of physical therapy.  Therefore, statutory change is required and will be worked on by the professional association for physical therapists in NJ – APTA-NJ.  Stay tuned for an update over the next few months.  Until then, if you have benefited from this technique, please let us know.

Does Glucosamine help Hip or Knee OA? The research now says NO!

A comprehensive meta-analysis was recently performed to compare the effects of glucosamine vs a placebo on Hip and Knee OA pain and functioning.  The study was published in the July 2017 issue of the Annals of Rheumatic Disease.  The results prove no benefits in pain or function in those using glucosamine or a placebo.  Click here to read the study

New article by Dr. Moczerniuk about Shoulder pain published in News Transcript today

Physical therapy just as effective as surgery for subacromial shoulder pain syndrome.


PT as effective as surgery for subacromial shoulder pain 2017

PT seen as effective as surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome

Read the full article published in the News Transcript written by Dr. Jerry Moczerniuk, PT, DPT.

PT seen as effective as surgery for CTS July 2017

Another 5 star review from a satisfied patient!

Concussions in sports – what should a parent do?

Read article published July 4th in the News Transcript written by Dr. Bertone.

We received another 5-star review on google today!

Here is the review from a patient in our Manalapan office!

Read Dr. Moczerniuk’s article on PT vs surgery for degenerative knee pain

Published in the News Transcript and Independent Newspapers:

PT safe than surgery for knee degenerative pain June 2017

Hip pain – dry needling vs. cortisone injection

A recent study in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy found that cortisone injections to the lateral hip in the trochanteric bursa did not provide greater pain relief or reduction in functional limitations compared to dry needling performed by a physical therapist.  They concluded that the bursa may not be the source of the lateral hip pain and that it is injury to the muscles and tendons in the area that responded better to the dry needling technique.  Click below to read the JOSPT Perspectives for Patients.

hip pain and dry needling – patient perscpective april 2017