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At Denville Medical, your licensed physical therapist's goal is to maximize your body's structure and increase its overall function for long-term health. To accomplish this, our physical therapists combine traditional and innovative techniques focused on increasing muscle strength and improving the body's range of motion. Our goal is to discover the root cause of your pain or mobility problems. That way, we can address the true reason why you need physical therapy, and work towards achieving long-lasting relief.
Of course, we understand that every patient is different. Your doctor can provide expert care in an encouraging environment by creating a customized treatment plan for you using modern, evidence-based research.
Some common reasons why patients need physical therapy at Denville Medical include:
Sports Injuries Whether you are on the varsity team of your high school football team or a professional athlete, sports injuries are serious business. Our doctors and physical therapists will develop a plan to help you heal properly, so you can get back in the game sooner rather than later.
Pre and Post Operation With decades of combined experience, our physical therapy experts know that there is a time for gentle healing and a time for aggressive physical rehab. Whether you are scheduled for surgery or have recently been released from the hospital, our therapists are here to help you recover, one step at a time.
Neurological Issues At Denville Medical, we treat much more than sports-based injuries. Whether you're suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, or a vestibular problem, our therapists are trained and certified to help you regain your body's optimal functionality.
Life has a habit of throwing us curveballs. Sure, some surprises only hurt your bank account, like expenses around the home. But more serious incidents, like car wrecks, can inflict physical injuries causing long-term pain. Injury-related problems like neck and back pain affect many Americans daily. Even worse, many hardworking people turn to addictive pain medication and invasive surgeries for relief, only to find themselves deeper in a hole.
If you're in chronic pain or suffer from range of motion problems, you should know that options are available for safer, more effective pain relief. One of the most commonly used solutions is physical therapy. The main goal of physical therapy is to maximize your body's mobility and increase overall function. In order to accomplish this, physical therapy techniques focus on improving range of motion and building muscle strength.
Physical therapy helps people of all ages with illnesses, medical conditions, or injuries that limit their mobility and body functionality. At Denville Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Center, our doctors and physical therapists create customized physical therapy programs to help patients reclaim their lives.
When combined with diet and exercise, many patients are able to enjoy activities that they only thought possible with youth.
Some of the most common techniques that physical therapists use to help patients include:
From improper ergonomics at your office desk to injuries sustained in car wrecks, neck pain is a widespread problem. Taking the proper preventative steps to deal with pain provides relief and can prevent the need for surgery or medication.
Generally, there are two kinds of neck pain: chronic and acute. Acute pain shouldn't last for more than six weeks, while chronic pain can last months or even years. Physical therapy is one of the most recommended treatments for neck pain. Treatments often involve reducing neck exercise, strength training, and stretching. If you're suffering from acute or chronic neck pain, it's important to have tests done by a physical therapist to determine the extent of your injury.
Neck pain is caused by a wide range of problems, like:
After identifying the underlying cause of your condition, your physical therapist will develop a comprehensive treatment to address your pain and provide long-term relief.
Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in America. Back pain can start innocuously as a small muscle ache but can quickly become a more serious problem that disrupts daily life. Like neck pain, the best way to address the issue is to understand the root cause so that surgery is avoided.
Also like neck pain, back pain is either chronic (longer than six weeks) or acute (less than six weeks). Back pain can be caused by a number of events, like lifting a heavy item or simply sitting wrong for too long. To determine the extent of your injuries, you will need one or more diagnostic tests, like X-rays or MRI scans. Once the root cause of your condition is revealed, your physical therapist will work with Denville Medical doctors to create a treatment plan tailored to your body.
Common conditions linked to back pain include:
Experiencing a herniated disc is something most people dread, but many have to endure. Luckily, PT plays a significant role in herniated disc recovery. Physical therapy not only provides immediate pain relief, it teaches patients how to condition their bodies to avoid worse injuries.
At Denville Medical, our physical therapists and doctors have years of experience helping patients rehabilitate from herniated discs. Patients benefit from several time-tested techniques to relieve pain.
After diagnostic testing, active and passive treatments can include:
Do your hips feel uneven or misaligned? Do you suffer from hip stiffness or pain when the weather changes? Are you having trouble getting around the house like you used to? Your hips bear most of your weight, so it's no surprise that hip pain is very common among Americans.
Fortunately, physical therapy has been proven to provide relief for people dealing with acute or chronic hip pain. As with other forms of pain, you will need diagnostic testing to determine the extent of your hip problems.
Some common causes of hip pain include:
Once your hip issues are properly diagnosed, it's time to find relief. Denville Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers several custom solutions, including acupuncture, chiropractic care, and personalized physical therapy.
Like hip pain, knee pain is a common condition in the U.S. and affects millions of people every year. Pain in the knee is caused by many things, including strains, injuries, age, and repetitive trauma. Sometimes, there's no apparent reason for knee pain. When it occurs, you may experience limited knee functionality, like difficulty standing, walking, sitting, and walking up and down stairs.
There are many conditions associated with knee pain, including:
If you notice symptoms like clicking or popping sounds, locking, inflammation, or sharp pains in your knee, physical therapy might be your best bet for relief.
Sometimes, surgery is the only option a patient can choose to alleviate pain from injuries and accidents. When this is the case, physical therapy plays a vital role before and after surgery.
To help you get a better sense of the scope of our physical therapy treatments, we're listing some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive at Denville Medical:
Answer : While some physical therapists rely on outdated techniques to treat patients, our team uses a combination of tried-and-true methods and modern strategies, including:
Answer : During your first visit with our physical therapist, we will complete a series of tests and screenings to establish a baseline for your care. You can expect to complete stability screenings, strength tests, and computerized range of motion tests. These tests ensure your doctor understands how your muscles are functioning. Once complete, your therapist will create a custom treatment plan for your physical therapy, so we can move forward with your care. During your time at Denville Medical, you should expect adjustments to your treatment plan as you make progress.
Answer : We get this question a lot, and we can certainly understand why. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with an exact answer because every patient has different needs relating to their injuries and issues. Your level of stability and functionality depends on your condition, your goals, and your motivation to heal. For acute pain, patients typically experience relief in 2-3 weeks. Patients with forms of chronic pain usually feel optimal results after their first full course of therapy (4-6 weeks). Since our goal is to achieve maximum medical improvement, our doctors continuously monitor your progress and adjust treatment accordingly.
Whether you're dealing with chronic knee pain or acute back pain, relief is in sight. Rather than dangerous medicines and invasive surgeries, we specialize in non-surgical treatments like physical therapy. Our team of physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and primary care doctors have years of experience and work hand-in-hand to give you real pain relief.
If you're sick and tired of living life full of physical pain, now is the time to act. Don't let your body deteriorate â find your new lease on life at Denville Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Center.973-627-7888
CHESTER, NJ — With just one glance, you'll understand why the Publick House is one of the most iconic restaurants and historical landmarks in Chester.The historic Publick House has withstood wars, pandemics, the Great Depression, and the Great Recession. Following the recent takeover by Restaurant Village Hospitality Group, it now shines as a result of years of renovations and offers an elevated steakhouse menu.The charming building at the intersection of Main Street and Hillside Avenue, originally known as the Zephaniah ...
CHESTER, NJ — With just one glance, you'll understand why the Publick House is one of the most iconic restaurants and historical landmarks in Chester.
The historic Publick House has withstood wars, pandemics, the Great Depression, and the Great Recession. Following the recent takeover by Restaurant Village Hospitality Group, it now shines as a result of years of renovations and offers an elevated steakhouse menu.
The charming building at the intersection of Main Street and Hillside Avenue, originally known as the Zephaniah Drake Brick Hotel, was built around 1810 by Zephaniah Drake and Jacob Drake, Jr.
Before the American Revolution and for the next century, Chester was an important stagecoach stop on the route from New York, New Brunswick, and Morristown to Phillipsburg.
The Publick House was built as a "fancy" public accommodation.
In its lengthy history, the location has housed a variety of businesses and has been considered one of Morris County's most noticeable historic properties.
For example, it was a stagecoach stop for many years, and in the early 1850s, Daniel Budd and Theodore Perry Skellenger paid $3650 for the hotel with the intention of building a fine new school, according to the Chester Historical Society.
William Rankin expanded the tavern and converted it into the Chester Institute, a classical college preparatory school, in 1854. Since 1870, the property has been used as a hotel and restaurant.
The building was registered in 1940 under the National Historic Registry as a “historic American building.”
For more than 200 years, the inn and its dining areas have been a popular destination for local friends and families to return to year after year.
The historic Federal-style building was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reopened last fall under new ownership.
The Restaurant Village Hospitality Group has transformed the area and recently reopened the upper level of the building's hotel suites. The hotel has nine newly renovated suites, eight one-bedroom suites that sleep up to four people and one two-bedroom suite that sleeps up to six people.
The Publick House, which is now called PH Steakhouse is located at 111 Main Street and may be reached by calling (908) 955-7911 or visiting www.phsteakhouse.com.
CHESTER, NJ — If you've noticed an increase in roadside trash recently, you're not alone. Several residents have reported seeing more litter along Route 206, the state highway that runs through the town.Chester Township Mayor Mike Inganamort addressed the trash issue at the council meeting on Tuesday, April 18, stating that the roads will be completely clean soon."I was contacted by a resident, recently, about large amounts of trash alongside the highway and worked with the Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon and Sergea...
CHESTER, NJ — If you've noticed an increase in roadside trash recently, you're not alone. Several residents have reported seeing more litter along Route 206, the state highway that runs through the town.
Chester Township Mayor Mike Inganamort addressed the trash issue at the council meeting on Tuesday, April 18, stating that the roads will be completely clean soon.
"I was contacted by a resident, recently, about large amounts of trash alongside the highway and worked with the Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon and Sergeant Raymond Dykstra to deploy the Sheriff's Labor Assistance Program to begin cleaning up the roadway," Inganamort said.
The crew was on-site in the township cleaning the roads as part of the effort to maintain them, and they will return to the township on Sunday to continue their work. They cleaned the roads all the way from the Chester Borough border down to Old Chester Road and will continue to move south this weekend.
"Let's give them plenty of space and also do our part to keep this highway clean," Inganamort said.
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti also announced today that the state will commence its annual litter removal campaign.
NJDOT's annual pothole repair campaign, which began in March, will be followed by an emphasis on litter, graffiti, and vegetation removal. Although pothole repairs will continue throughout the year, NJDOT crews will now concentrate on a variety of cleanup maintenance operations along specific corridors, transforming the area visibly in a matter of days.
"Beginning this month, NJDOT will dedicate increased resources to collecting litter, removing graffiti, pruning trees, and mowing grass on the 2,300 miles of state highways," Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. "NJDOT’s Highway Operations Technicians will be working hard to tackle litter hot spots and keep the shoulders, medians, and ramps on our roadways clean and litter-free."
By partnering with the New Jersey Clean Communities Council to run the statewide Adopt-A-Highway volunteer program, NJDOT maximizes litter removal efforts.
Community groups and organizations that participate are assigned a stretch of highway that has been determined to have low traffic and is safe for volunteers. Training, safety equipment, and litter removal equipment are provided to groups four times a year to clean up their designated section of the highway.
Everyone can help keep the roads clean by putting litter in its proper place. The Department encourages motorists to keep trash in their vehicles until they can properly dispose of it in a recycling bin or garbage can at their destination.
To report a roadway maintenance issue on a state highway, motorists can call 1-800-POTHOLE or click on the Highway Maintenance Reporting button on the NJDOT homepage at www.njdotproblemreporting.com.
Governor Phil Murphy unites with the mayor of Chester Borough to overhaul the state's liquor laws and phase out the cap on licenses.|Updated Thu, Apr 13, 2023 at 3:59 pm ETCHESTER, NJ — Chester Borough Mayor Janet Hoven was among 90 mayors across New Jersey to join Gov. Phil Murphy’s efforts to overhaul the state’s liquor laws and phase out the cap on licenses.According to Mayors For Liquor License Reform, "exorbitant" license costs, as well as a lack of availability for municipalities to ac...
|Updated Thu, Apr 13, 2023 at 3:59 pm ET
CHESTER, NJ — Chester Borough Mayor Janet Hoven was among 90 mayors across New Jersey to join Gov. Phil Murphy’s efforts to overhaul the state’s liquor laws and phase out the cap on licenses.
According to Mayors For Liquor License Reform, "exorbitant" license costs, as well as a lack of availability for municipalities to acquire new ones due to the existing population cap, have long harmed local businesses.
The group joins a number of restaurant owners, breweries and chefs in calling for industry reform.
“The present system favors the economically advantaged while hampering mom-and-pop businesses and towns with smaller populations,” said the mayors’ coalition in an open letter. “These reforms are long overdue and all the more pressing in light of the devastating impact the COVID- 19 pandemic has had on the hospitality industry in general and the distress it has caused for downtowns and Main Streets throughout New Jersey.”
Current New Jersey liquor license laws limit local governments to issuing one consumption liquor license for every 3,000 residents. In his State of the State address, Murphy called for changes to the system and released a proposal in February that gradually increases the number of new licenses available in municipalities until the current cap is reached.
Mayors across the state and around Morris County are represented in the mayors' coalition.
Democrats in the state Senate and Assembly have introduced legislation to make some of these changes. Here’s what is proposed:
This proposal "would also expand the rights of holders of certain brewery, cidery and meadery, distillery, and winery licenses," many of which have restrictions on events and what they can serve.
State-imposed restrictions, which took effect in July, have put New Jersey's thriving microbrewery scene in a bind.
The New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) regulations restrict businesses to 25 on-site events and 52 private parties per year. Each company is allowed to attend up to 12 off-site events. Prior to the ruling, breweries could hold an unlimited number of events.
Breweries must also provide walking or virtual tours of their facilities before serving beer to customers, and they are no longer permitted to collaborate with food trucks or vendors or serve coffee.
Cindy DeRama, the owner of Twin Elephant Brewing in Chatham, previously told Patch that she believes that the new restrictions would harm the role of small businesses in the community.
"Being limited to 25 special events includes limiting live music, charity events, local artist pop-ups, etc. Breweries become part of their local communities and support their towns and local businesses and vice versa," DeRama said.
With reporting by Michelle Rotuno-Johnson.
CHESTER, NJ — Chester Township has been cited by the state attorney general's office for allegedly violating state law by excluding certain LGBTQ individuals from marriage license applications on their websites.The notices of violation were issued to 28 municipalities that have posted marriage license application forms that do not allow nonbinary individuals to apply for marriage licenses unless they misgender themselves under oath as either "m" (male) or "f" (female).This is in violation of the Depart...
CHESTER, NJ — Chester Township has been cited by the state attorney general's office for allegedly violating state law by excluding certain LGBTQ individuals from marriage license applications on their websites.
The notices of violation were issued to 28 municipalities that have posted marriage license application forms that do not allow nonbinary individuals to apply for marriage licenses unless they misgender themselves under oath as either "m" (male) or "f" (female).
This is in violation of the Department of Health's marriage license application rules, "which has included a third gender option for nonbinary applicants and other people with undesignated or unspecified gender identities since 2019," according to the state notice.
In each case, the notice of violation states that the township's marriage application form's exclusionary gender options violate New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination (LAD).
The LAD prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation based on real or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and gender expression.
Under the LAD, it is also unlawful for a place of public accommodation to display or post any communication or notice indicating that any of their offerings are unavailable because of a person's sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression.
"Marriage equality is not just the law. It is a fundamental right," Attorney General Matt Platkin said. "The marriage equality enforcement actions we are announcing today reflect our continued commitment to ensuring that municipal governments do not discriminate against couples seeking marriage licenses on the basis of their gender, gender identity, or gender expression."
The notice has warned that Chester Township could be subject to penalties of up to $10,000. Each of the 28 municipalities was also offered a settlement as part of the notice, the state said.
That settlement agreement requires, among other things, that the municipality:
"The law in New Jersey is crystal clear: No one can be denied the fundamental right to marry based on their gender identity," DCR Director Sundeep Iyer said. "Municipalities have an obligation to ensure that they are not excluding LGBTQIA+ individuals from applying for marriage licenses. Today’s enforcement actions underscore our ongoing commitment to ensuring that marriage equality remains a reality for our state’s LGBTQIA+ residents."
The state said the language cited in the violations was first noted in a July 2022 report by the Latino Action Network, Hudson P.R.I.D.E., and Garden State Equality.
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According to the report, certain municipalities' websites violated the LAD by explicitly limiting marriage licenses to "opposite-sex couples." DCR's investigation uncovered additional discriminatory language used by municipalities, including the exclusionary gender options identified in today's notices of violations.
CHESTER, NJ — Eight members of a local Boy Scouts of America Troop will be honored with their Eagle Court of Honor ceremonies on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Chester Township Council meeting.Michael Marano, Nick Patino, Mark Marano, Aidan Lowry, Jack Lia, Michael Kotarski, Ben Klosowsky and David Frees all satisfied their Eagle Scout requirements, earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts' highest honor.A Scout must be active in a troop, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, assume a position of leadership in a troop, and c...
CHESTER, NJ — Eight members of a local Boy Scouts of America Troop will be honored with their Eagle Court of Honor ceremonies on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Chester Township Council meeting.
Michael Marano, Nick Patino, Mark Marano, Aidan Lowry, Jack Lia, Michael Kotarski, Ben Klosowsky and David Frees all satisfied their Eagle Scout requirements, earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts' highest honor.
A Scout must be active in a troop, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, assume a position of leadership in a troop, and complete a community service project to be eligible for the award.
Michael Marano finished his Eagle Scout project by building six bat houses and mounting them on poles in various parks throughout the Chester area. The houses provide a safe habitat for bats while also reducing mosquito populations, making the parks a more enjoyable place for residents to visit.
Patino completed his Eagle Scout requirement by building a garbage collection station at a beach in Wildwood, a location he often visits every summer. The trash system has benefited all beach visitors and since its installation, has allowed hundreds of pounds of debris to be collected from the beach.
Lowry completed his Eagle Scout requirement by building picnic tables and benches near the tiger brook reservoir. The new additions have provided visitors with a new place to sit and relax while enjoying the park.
Mark Marano completed his Eagle Scout requirement by building a 100-foot boardwalk through the marshy area of the yellow trail in MacGregor Park, which will now allow residents to easily traverse through that section of the park.
Frees built a 150-foot boardwalk on a muddy section of trail in the Tanners Brook Preserve in order to complete his Eagle Scout requirement. The new boardwalk will serve hikers and visitors to the area.
Lia completed his Eagle Scout requirement by building mobile food shelves at the Chester-Mendham Food Pantry, which has allowed volunteers to reorganize the facility. The new shelves will benefit not only the food pantry volunteers but also the residents who benefit from the food pantry.
Kotarski completed his Eagle Scout requirement by creating a half-mile trail in the Tanners Brook Preserve. Alongside the trail, Kotarski also erected two new benches in the area providing hikers a new place to rest.
Klosowsky designed and built a fire pit and four benches at Mendham Hills Community Church in order to complete his Eagle Scout requirement. The new communal space will provide a place for various church groups to gather, including the local Youth Group.
The eight boys will be awarded on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Chester Township Council meeting, to view the full agenda, click here.