24 days to a stronger core!

The importance of building strength of your abdominal, low back and pelvic floor muscles has been supported by research to reduce your risk of developing low back pain for many years.  People often don’t know how to get started and what exercises to perform.  This 24 day calendar produced by webexercises.com takes out the guess work and gives you a simple way to track completion.  The reps and sets are guidelines only and you should modify it based on your fitness level.  If too difficult, consider reducing the number of reps or how long to hold each exercise.  If too easy, do the opposite and increase the work load.  Be prepared for post exercise muscle soreness usually 2 days later.  If you have unusually pain or soreness that develop, please contact us immediately for an evaluation.  Get started now!

Download the core calendar below:

Core calendar  

Manalapan location moves to its new permanent home!

Our new office in Manalapan is now complete and open for business!  It is now located at 100 Craig Road, Suite 108, Manalapan, NJ 07726.  Stop in to see our new, state of the art, 2100 sqft facility on the ground floor of the 100 Building.  Here are some photos of the new location:

Balance and Falls Screening at YMCA Freehold on Nov 6, 2019 from 10am to 1pm

See flyer for event!

Fall prevention camera ready with hours – YMCA

Read Dr. Deak’s article which will be published in News Transcript in Nov 2019 on Balance and Falls Prevention:

Physical Therapy and Fall Prevention

By: Jessica Deak, PT, DPT

Leaves are the only thing that should be falling around this time of the year. However, more than 1 in 4 older adults aged 65 and over fall each year. Every 20 minutes an older adult will die from a fall. Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide and as a result, can lead to high economic and personal costs.


There are several risk factors that contribute to falling including: older age, visual problems, muscle weakness, balance deficits, arthritis, diabetes, fear of falling, medication side effects, home hazards such as throw rugs and poor lighting, and lack of accessibility in the home. Most falls are caused by a combination of the aforementioned risk factors. Physical therapy can address several of these risk factors and your physical therapist can develop a plan for you to address safety and decrease your risk of falling.


Research has shown that there are various degrees of benefit from physical therapy. Although engaging in daily exercise has many positive effects for strength, flexibility, and overall movement, a thorough evaluation from a physical therapist can help you to identify specific exercises that address your functional needs. There is also evidence that general group exercise programs, which do not focus specifically on balance and strength, are not as effective as individually tailored exercise programs that focus specifically on progressive balance exercises.


At db Ortho PT, a fall prevention program has been established which includes a quick screen consisting of evidence-based measures in order to determine if you are at risk for future falls. This screening will be promoted in the community and will also be available in our office for individuals who are concerned about their balance. After the screening, we will determine if you are a candidate for the fall prevention program. A physical therapist is capable of accurately diagnosing balance dysfunction and risk for falls by a comprehensive evaluation including history taking, physical examination, as well as functional/balance tests. Once a comprehensive evaluation is completed a plan of care can be established. Your personalized program will consist of several factors including strengthening, balance activities, flexibility, functional training, coordination, or a combination. We can also determine if an assistive device or environmental adaptations may be beneficial to address any physical and/or sensory impairments.


Dr. Jessica Deak is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at db Ortho PT of Manalapan, LLC, located at 120 Craig Rd., Suite 2. Dr. Deak can be reached at 732-462-2162 or via e-mail at jdeak@dborthopt.com. You can also find out more about our practice at dborthopt.com.