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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
Bruno's new owners didn't know they were getting a famous cat when they thought about applying for adoption.But they soon found out everyone was talk...
Bruno's new owners didn't know they were getting a famous cat when they thought about applying for adoption.
But they soon found out everyone was talking about Bruno.
The cat first gained attention when he was returned to the Montville Animal Shelter in New Jersey for being "too affectionate." The shelter's Facebook post sharing Bruno's story went viral, garnering hundreds of thousands of views, which turned into dozens of applications for the adorable feline.
Catherine and Andrew, a couple in Denville, New Jersey, who declined to give their last names, sent in their application at just the right time. The night before the Facebook post went out, they were on the Montville shelter's Petfinder page. They saw Bruno and thought he was really cute. They didn't apply right away and instead opted to wait a day. The next day, Catherine saw the now-famous post and sent it to Andrew, and they decided they had to get him.
"It was before the post blew up," Andrew said. "A few hours later (Catherine) sends me a screenshot of the post with like a thousand shares, freaking out like 'What if we don't get him? What if he got too famous?'"
"It was perfect timing," Catherine said. "We couldn't have planned it if we tried."
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Andrew didn't realize how widespread Bruno's story had become. When he returned to work after the adoption, he told his colleagues he got a cat. When he told them the cat's name, they responded by sending him posts about Bruno and asked if it was the same cat.
"And in our friend group we sent a photo and introduced Bruno, and no more than a few minutes later, our friend sends us a screenshot from Reddit, like, 'This Bruno?'" Andrew said. "Yeah, that's him."
Bruno has settled in well after initially feeling a little nervous in his new surroundings. Slowly, Bruno has been revealing more of his personality every day.
Bruno first arrived at the Montville Animal Shelter in November, after the child of his original owners became allergic to him. Two months later he was adopted by a single mother and young daughter seeking a first pet. But when they brought him home, the shelter's Lindsay Persico said, he was just a little too close for comfort.
Persico explained that the mother worked from home and the cat would constantly head-butt her, making it difficult to get work done. The cat also insisted on sleeping in the daughter's bed, which resulted in the latter staying up late to play with the former. So a week later, Bruno was brought back to the shelter.
"He's very outgoing when you first meet him," Catherine said. "When we first picked him up he basically crawled into my neck. ... I think he was very excited to leave the shelter and be held again."
In his first night in Catherine and Andrew's home, they got a taste of Bruno's affection. He woke them up with head-butts.
"It was adorable," Andrew said.
To help Bruno get settled in, Catherine, who works as a land steward, has been working from home. She has since started to go back to work as he has gotten more comfortable.
The overwhelming response to Bruno's story helped get nearly all of the remaining cats at the Montville shelter adopted.
"The story really got to people," Catherine said.
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It’s all about the team before the individual dream.The 2022-23 team wrestling season will go down as one of the most exciting in state history.Nationally-ranked Delbarton went toe-to-toe with some of the country’s finest. The Green Wave travelled to four different states early in the season and set the tone as one of the top programs in the nation.Mount Olive and Hanover Park also wrestled amped-up schedules against the state’s best, while High Point was the only Morris/Sussex team to cl...
It’s all about the team before the individual dream.
The 2022-23 team wrestling season will go down as one of the most exciting in state history.
Nationally-ranked Delbarton went toe-to-toe with some of the country’s finest. The Green Wave travelled to four different states early in the season and set the tone as one of the top programs in the nation.
Mount Olive and Hanover Park also wrestled amped-up schedules against the state’s best, while High Point was the only Morris/Sussex team to claim a state championship trophy.
Before we shift attention to the individual portion of the season, let’s take a look at the final Morris/Sussex Top 10 rankings for the 2022-23 season.
Previous ranking: unranked
The Golden Eagles return to the rankings following a strong finish. The Denville school won nine of its final 11 matches and reached the NJSIAA North 1, Group 4 final, falling to Mount Olive in the title match.
Previous ranking: 9
The Cougars were one of the hottest teams in Morris and Sussex counties in the second half of the season, winning eight straight en route to a second straight NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 title.
Previous ranking: 8
The Scarlet Knights posted their fifth straight winning season while competing against some of the best teams in the state. Morris Hills qualified for the North 2, Group 3 postseason, falling to West Essex, 44-24 in the opening round.
Previous ranking: 7
The Falcons reached a second straight sectional final, falling to eventual state champion High Point in North 1, Group 2. Jefferson has won at least 17 dual matches for six straight seasons.
Previous ranking: 6
The Lions had big shoes to fill in 2022-23 after winning the Non-Public B title the previous year. The Sparta parochial school managed to finish .500 against a rugged schedule that included state-ranked Delbarton, Seton Hall, Paramus Catholic and Bergen Catholic, to name a few.
Previous ranking: 4
The Wolfpack won 15 matches for the first time in four years. They won six of their first seven matches, including wins over No. 3 High Point, No. 9 Kittatinny and No. 10 Morris Knolls. Two of their six losses came to North 2, Group 3 runner-up Cranford and a five-point setback to eventual Group 1 champion Delaware Valley.
Previous ranking: 3
Hanover Park wrestled a competitive statewide schedule all season and improved as the season went on. The Hornets claimed the NJAC Liberty title and the North 2, Group 1 crown, defeating Hasbrouck Heights, 62-9 in the title match.
Previous ranking: 5
The Wildcats finished the season a different team from where they started. After a slow start, the Wantage Township school turned it up in the second half of the campaign when it mattered the most. High Point captured the NJAC Freedom title, the North 1, Group 2 sectional and its seventh NJSIAA team championship, 36-34 over Governor Livingston.
Previous ranking: 2
The Marauders put together another winning campaign, claiming a third straight state sectional title. Mount Olive came within one match of returning to the Group 4 championship, falling to Jackson Memorial, 42-22 in the semifinals.
Previous ranking: 1
Delbarton was hands down the best team in Morris County, and in all of New Jersey leading up to the final weekend. The Green Wave came within four points of winning a second NJSIAA team title before falling to St. Joseph, 28-24, in the Non-Public A final.
Delbarton took its show on the road, competing on a national stage against some of the best teams in the country. Along the way, they captured a 14th straight Morris County Tournament championship and won the prestigious Beast of the East team title. The Green Wave also took Blair Academy, the nation’s top-ranked team, down to the final match in front of a packed home gym.
The second year of the State Champions Invitational high school girls basketball tournament added two teams and tips off April 6 with a field that includes six teams ranked in the MaxPreps Top 25.No. 7 Sidwell Friends (Washington, D.C.) headlines the bracket along with No. 16 Lone Peak (Highland, ...
The second year of the State Champions Invitational high school girls basketball tournament added two teams and tips off April 6 with a field that includes six teams ranked in the MaxPreps Top 25.
No. 7 Sidwell Friends (Washington, D.C.) headlines the bracket along with No. 16 Lone Peak (Highland, Utah). Those two squads were given the top two seeds along with a first-round bye in the three-day event April 6-8 at Georgetown University. All five games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks.
No. 5 Morris Catholic (Denville, N.J.) and No. 18 Desert Vista (Phoenix) matchup in the No. 3 vs. No. 6 quarterfinal game while No. 20 Centennial (Las Vegas) and No. 17 Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) meet in the No. 4 vs. No. 5 game.
In order to qualify, teams must have won their state association tournament.
State Champions Invitational
2 p.m. — No. 4 Centennial vs. No. 5 Dr. Phillips — ESPN+4 p.m. — No. 3 Morris Catholic vs. No. 6 Desert Vista — ESPNU
April 7Noon — Morris Catholic-Desert Vista winner vs. No. 2 Lone Peak — ESPN+ 2 p.m. — Centennial-Dr. Phillips winner vs. No. 1 Sidwell Friends — ESPNU
10 a.m. — Championship — ESPNU
The Morris Catholic-Desert Vista matchup features a handful of underclass players who have shined all season on the big stage.
Morris Catholic trots out sophomore guards Mia and Mya Pauldo along with fellow sophomore Daniella Matus and junior Alexis Rosenfeld. Mia Pauldo led the Lancers in scoring with 18.9 points per night as they won the Non-Public B title.
Desert Vista, which won the inaugural Arizona Open Division crown, is led by freshman Jerzy Robinson. She averaged 22.0 points and 8.2 rebounds and is a leading candidate for MaxPreps Freshman of the Year for the 28-3 Thunder.
Centennial lost to Lone Peak in its opening game of the season and ran the table on the way to an eighth consecutive Nevada title. The 30-1 Bulldogs are paced by MaxPreps Player of the Year Kaniya Boyd, who averaged 12.2 points, 4.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game from her point guard position, helping Centennial close the season on a 30-game win streak.
Junior Trinity Turner is the catalyst for a Dr. Philips squad that went 30-1 and won the Sunshine State's 7A title. The MaxPreps Florida Player of the Year, Turner averaged 19.5 points, 10.9 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 4.6 steals per game, scoring in double figures in all but two games.
Sidwell might be without MaxPreps District of Columbia Player of the Year Jadyn Donovan, who was selected to the Nike Hoops Summit squad which plays the same weekend. She averaged 14.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.2 assist and 2.0 steals. But the Quakers have a host of talent, including Leah Harmon, freshman Jayla Jackson and Kendall Dudley.
MaxPreps Utah Player of the Year Kailey Woolston powers Lone Peak into the SCI. The BYU commit averaged 20.7 points, 81 rebounds and 2.1 assist per game as the 23-3 Knights played a strong national schedule while powering through all Utah opponents.
The new owners of the former St. Francis Residential Community plan to demolish the aging, historic buildings to clear the way for a new 110-bed senior health facility on the 17-acre property near St. Clare's Hospital and the Oaks at Denville senior complex.The announcement Wednesday from Wall Township-based Springpoint, the operator of 10 senior living communities, including the neighboring Oaks at Denville, said the nonprofit is also considering “other options” for the pastoral property at the corner of Po...
The new owners of the former St. Francis Residential Community plan to demolish the aging, historic buildings to clear the way for a new 110-bed senior health facility on the 17-acre property near St. Clare's Hospital and the Oaks at Denville senior complex.
The announcement Wednesday from Wall Township-based Springpoint, the operator of 10 senior living communities, including the neighboring Oaks at Denville, said the nonprofit is also considering “other options” for the pastoral property at the corner of Pocono and Diamond Spring roads near St. Clare’s Hospital.
"It goes without saying the mayor and township officials feel a deep sense of loss and sorrow about the impending demolition," reads a statement from Denville Administrator Steven Ward. "By the time the township was made aware of the prospective real estate transfer, it was too late to intervene to preserve the facility, despite our tireless efforts to do so over a period of months in 2021."
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The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, who opened St. Francis as a health resort 127 years ago, contracted Springpoint for logistical and administrative support last year after announcing in June that it would close the facility sometime in 2022. At the time, St. Francis operated 58 rooms and 65 independent-living apartments for seniors. Residents had the option of extra services such as meals, housekeeping and medication assistance.
The sisters later announced they would transfer ownership of the property and historic campus buildings to Springpoint.
"As the buildings and campus infrastructure have aged, it has become increasingly difficult to fund the maintenance and needed renovations to sustain the financial viability of the community," the sisters wrote in a statement announcing the closure.
"The planned 110-bed health care center will support the care needs of residents of The Oaks as well as seniors from the surrounding community and region," Springpoint vice president of marketing and communications Julia Zauner said.
This community facility will specifically offer assisted living, memory care and other long-term care services for seniors, Zauner said.
Springpoint has retained KDA Architects "to guide the vision planning process." Zauner said the company has yet to determine the position of the new facility on the campus at the corner of Pocono and Diamond Spring roads.
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Zauner said the company has no current plans to sell the excess property to developers. "Our plan is to continue to use the land consistent with its current zoning," Zauner said.
The St. Francis property, along with the Oaks at Denville and St. Clare's Hospital, are in an OB-3 zone that permits office buildings, hospitals, nursing homes, senior citizen facilities and related support services. Retail sales are prohibited except for pharmacies and related medical services within the facility.
Ward confirmed Springpoint is expected to apply soon for demolition permits. Removal of the buildings and clearing of the site is expected to begin in the fall. Groundbreaking on the new building is anticipated for "some time in 2024."
"As the facility is privately owned and was never listed on any state or federal historic registers, the township cannot legally prevent the demolition of Saint Francis structures," the township statement reads.
Denville Mayor Tom Andes described St. Francis and its amenities as "an ocean cruise ship that doesn't go anywhere."
His mother was among the residents who transferred next door to The Oaks.
"It's such a shame," Andes said. "It's a beautiful place. I wish they had said something sooner. Maybe we could have done something. It's a terrible loss. It's part of the community."
Historic items in the building were donated to the Denville Historical society. Pews from the chapel were donated to the Archdiocese of Newark.
The shuttered facility was used in April as the set for the filming of a horror movie, "The Home," starring Pete Davidson.
Springpoint serves more than 4,000 seniors in New Jersey and Delaware and has nearly 2,000 employees.
A malfunctioning well has forced Denville to declare a water emergency and restrict car washing, lawn watering and other residential uses, though an official on Tuesday said the township was making progress toward a fix. The town had already imposed limits this month ahead of a scheduled refurbishment of a water tower. That and the borderline drought conditions around the region left the water supply in a precarious position, Denville said in an ...
A malfunctioning well has forced Denville to declare a water emergency and restrict car washing, lawn watering and other residential uses, though an official on Tuesday said the township was making progress toward a fix. The town had already imposed limits this month ahead of a scheduled refurbishment of a water tower. That and the borderline drought conditions around the region left the water supply in a precarious position, Denville said in an advisory sent to residents on Sunday.
"The combination of ongoing maintenance of the township's main water tank, the recent unusually dry conditions, and now the malfunctioning well, is causing a very low water supply to the township," the advisory read. "As a result, all outdoor water use (lawn watering, car washing, etc.) is strictly prohibited until further notice."
Tuesday, Denville Recreation Director Nick Panetta said what he believed to be a mechanical issue at the well was resolved by DPW workers who deployed on Sunday.
"Things are looking positive and we're looking for ways we can lift some of the restrictions, but as of now we have to stay at the full restriction," Panetta said.
The limits do not apply to residents with private wells who do not use municipal water, Panetta said.
Residents and businesses in Denville were already under a 90-day period of restricted water use as the township began scheduled refurbishing of its primary water tank. Contractors took the 1.25-million-gallon tank offline on August 1 and expect the work will take 60 to 90 days to complete.
Under those restrictions, residents with even house numbers were permitted outside water use on even-numbered days, and residents with odd-numbered homes on odd-number days. The limits covered the watering of "lawns, shrubs, ornamental plants, etc., as well as the washing of automobiles, trucks, ATVs, boats, etc."
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Southern portions of Morris County and most of Central Jersey were added last week to the area of "moderate drought" conditions in New Jersey by the U.S. Drought Monitor. The rest of Morris County and most of northern New Jersey were listed as "abnormally dry." The drought classifications will be revised on Thursday.
State Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette issued a statewide drought watch last week, the first step toward declaring a full drought. He called for residents and businesses to conserve water, but if conditions do not improve, mandatory water use restrictions may be necessary in parts of the state, LaTourette said in a briefing with reporters.
"When we look out at temperature outlook and precipitation outlook, we continue to be concerned," he said.
William Westhoven is a local reporter for DailyRecord.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.