ConcussionRXcare, a division of db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, has been chosen to provide baseline concussion testing to the athletes in Freehold Pop Warner and Old Bridge Junior Knights hockey league. Both organizations will be offering testing to their players within the next few weeks.
db Orthopedic PT and ConcussionRXcare will be doing onsite concussion testing at Graeme Preston Soccer Marathon
We will have a Baseline Concussion testing station set up all day at the Graeme Preston Soccer Marathon. The event is being held at Jackson Mills Soccer complex on Jackson Mills Road in Freehold Township on Saturday, Aug 10 from 8am-4pm. Come by to have your child tested at a reduced rate of $24.95. Learn more at https://www.graemeprestonfoundation.org/
Clinical Director of Manalapan office Dr. Jerry Moczerniuk gets married!
Congratulations to the Manalapan office Clinical Director Dr Jerry Moczerniuk and his bride Lauren on their wedding day this past Saturday. Please join the entire staff in wishing them many years of good health, love and happiness as they build their life together!!
New special offer GRAVITY ad running in News Transcript this week!
Take advantage of a free class trial for Gravity fitness with personal trainers Darlene Tresca and Nicole Sanchez and then join for $99 – 10 class package. Regularly $220. Call today to register!
Ribbon cutting ceremony today with mayor of Manalapan!
Manalapan office now open!!
Our newest location, db Orthopedic Physical Therapy of Manalapan was opened for business on Monday, June 3rd. Dr. Jerry Moczerniuk, PT, DPT is the Clinical Director and Nicole Fersini is the Administrative Assistant responsible for front desk operations. The office hours are M, W, F 8:00am to 5:30pm and Tues/Thurs 2:00pm to 8:00pm. Call 732-462-2162 to make an appointment today!
Try Physical Therapy before knee surgery
New study published in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms that a trial of physical therapy may be just as effective for minor meniscal tears and mild Osteoarthritis. Read the story in this month’s Men’s Health Magazine
Hip exercises – some are better than others!
Published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy is a patient perspective article about strengthening your hip muscles. Of course some exercises may not be appropriate for you so always check with your physician or physical therapist before starting any exercise program.
Red Bank Catholic issues press release announcing the Concussion Program we established for their athletic department.
New study – Hip Implants more likely to fail in women.
Click here to read study funded by the FDA – https://www.medpagetoday.com/Orthopedics/Orthopedics/37420
db Orthopedic Physical Therapy’s Concussion program recognized!
To learn more about our comprehensive concussion program from baseline testing to post concussion rehab to education, check out www.ConcussionRXcare.com
Physical therapy alone is better than Neck surgery for disc disease
New in the Literature: Physical Therapy for Cervical Disc Disease (Spine [Phila Pa 1976]. 2013;38(4):300-307.)
In patients with radiculopathy due to cervical disc disease, anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) followed by physical therapy did not result in additional improvements in neck active range of motion, neck muscle endurance, or hand-related function compared with a structured physical therapy program alone, say authors of an article published this month in Spine. They suggest that a structured physical therapy program should precede a decision for ACDF intervention in patients with radiculopathy to reduce the need for surgery.
In this prospective randomized study, 63 patients with radiculopathy and magnetic resonance imaging-verified nerve root compression received either ACDF in combination with physical therapy or physical therapy alone. Outcomes, including active range of neck motion, neck muscle endurance, and hand-related functioning, were measured in 49 of these patients by an independent examiner before treatment and at 3-, 6-, 12-, and 24-month follow-ups.
There were no significant differences between the 2 treatment alternatives in any of the measurements performed. Both groups showed improvements over time in neck muscle endurance, manual dexterity, and right-handgrip strength.