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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
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham Township announced its big plans to light up Mosle Field last month, with a second budget presentation scheduled for tonight, but the hearing was pushed back to a later date.The Township Committee Budget Meeting will still take place on Monday, Feb. 27, according to township officials, but the recreation budget presentation has been rescheduled.At tonight's meeting, there will be no formal discussion of the Mosle Field Project proposal and it will instead be held on Mar. 13.According to Mendha...
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham Township announced its big plans to light up Mosle Field last month, with a second budget presentation scheduled for tonight, but the hearing was pushed back to a later date.
The Township Committee Budget Meeting will still take place on Monday, Feb. 27, according to township officials, but the recreation budget presentation has been rescheduled.
At tonight's meeting, there will be no formal discussion of the Mosle Field Project proposal and it will instead be held on Mar. 13.
According to Mendham Township Parks and Recreation Director David Guida, the committee recognizes that the entire community should have the opportunity to weigh in on this project. All residents are invited to complete this survey by Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m.
The Mosle Athletic Field project includes a lighting proposal for $880,000 in upgrades to Mosle Fields, including new lighting on the football field, baseball field, and parking lot.
The project would cost around $880,000 in total and include new lighting on Mosle Field's football field, baseball field, and parking lot. Guida stated that the recreation department would ask the township to cover the entire cost of parking lot lighting and electrical services, which would be $180,000.
Read more: $880K In Lighting Improvements Proposed For Mendham Township Fields
This lighting enhancement would benefit the Twin Boro Bears football and cheerleading program and the Mendham Chester Patriots baseball/softball program the most immediately, as both serve over 500 Mendham youth athletes.
These leagues have also agreed to split the cost of their field lights 50/50 with the township.
A 12-year-old Mendham Township Middle School student spoke at a previous committee meeting about the fields' "terrible condition," claiming that the poor lighting and lack of dugouts on the baseball field make it difficult for kids to play.
Randy Lee, a local football coach in the township, also spoke before the council, saying firmly that, "the need is now, we are in desperate need."
Some residents were concerned about the project proposal, citing issues ranging from potential negative environmental impacts to increased traffic and financial implications for community members.
Diana Orban Brown, a local resident, even advised the committee to investigate the viability of additional funding sources before committing to the project. She proposed that a referendum question be put to voters before committing tax dollars to proposed improvements.
A question in the township-administered survey about the project asks residents if they would be willing to pay an additional $20 per household in municipal taxes to support the financing of a lighting project.
According to Guida, the down payment for the entire project would be $35,000, with the township ultimately looking at payments of $70,000-$80,000 per year for the next ten years.
The Mendham Township Recreation Committee will hold one more listening session about this project on Mar. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brookside Engine Company to help facilitate conversations between the recreation committee and concerned residents.
The senior leader of the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command spoke to eighth-grade students about honor and ethics. MENDHAM, NJ — The senior leader of the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command used a variety of props to teach Mendham middle school students about honor and ethics.Dr. Mitzi Morillo, Superintendent of Mendham Borough School District, invited Lt. Gen. Daniel Karbler, USASMDC commanding general, to speak to Mountain View Middle School students on Monday, Feb. 13.The the...
MENDHAM, NJ — The senior leader of the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command used a variety of props to teach Mendham middle school students about honor and ethics.
Dr. Mitzi Morillo, Superintendent of Mendham Borough School District, invited Lt. Gen. Daniel Karbler, USASMDC commanding general, to speak to Mountain View Middle School students on Monday, Feb. 13.
The theme of the interactive presentation was "honor," with Karbler speaking specifically about how the honor code he learned at West Point has guided him throughout his personal and professional life.
Before the Mountain View Middle School students arrived, Karbler outlined a miniature football field in the front of the classroom, laying down about eight feet of white tape along the wall, including goal lines and hash marks.
"It’s the ethical playing field," Karbler told the nearly 70 eighth-grade students as he stood near the center of the taped-off area.
During the presentation, Karbler moved from each edge of the makeshift football field, repeatedly asking the students if he was in bounds or out of bounds. When he finally made it to the middle of the taped field, he asked again, "am I in bounds or out of bounds?" Both students in the back and front of the room answered in unison, "in bounds."
"I’m clearly in, and everybody knew that because I’m in the middle of the ethical playing field," Karbler said. "Conduct yourself so you’re always in the middle."Karbler encouraged students to not put themselves in positions where their honor, ethics, or truthfulness could be questioned."Don’t be the person who’s right here on the edge," he said. "Some will know your position, but others won’t be too sure."
Karbler told the eighth graders that life will present them with situations and pressures that will tempt them to cheat, lie, or steal, but they must choose how they respond.
"The West Point Honor Code says 'a cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do.’ This is my model for honor and honorable living," Karbler said. "It’s a simple code, but it's hard to live by."
Karbler went on to demonstrate honor by pouring water on sand, pebbles and a brick.
According to Karbler, the water represented the difficult times in one's life. He then asked students to consider how they would react in situations where life becomes difficult.
"A brick doesn’t dissolve," he said. "It represents an honorable foundation. "When the going gets tough, someone with honor doesn’t collapse; they don’t let their integrity fall," Karbler said. "They stay tough."
Following the presentation, students were encouraged to reflect on the value of integrity and commitment and to create their own honor code to guide them through their final semester of middle school and beyond.
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Following residents' concerns, the Mendham Township Recreation Committee is hosting another listening session for this project.MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham sports community members have been advocating for increased street lighting in and around Mosle Field, but some Mendham residents are concerned about the potential environmental impacts of the new lights on the land.The township recently heard and discussed a lighting proposal to spend $880,000 on upgrades at Mosle Fields, which would include new lighting on Mosle Field's f...
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham sports community members have been advocating for increased street lighting in and around Mosle Field, but some Mendham residents are concerned about the potential environmental impacts of the new lights on the land.
The township recently heard and discussed a lighting proposal to spend $880,000 on upgrades at Mosle Fields, which would include new lighting on Mosle Field's football field, baseball field and parking lot.
Mendham Township Parks and Recreation Director David Guida addressed the committee, stating that the project had been in the works for several years but got pushed back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the Feb. 14 committee meeting, local resident Mark Trokan expressed his concerns about the use of Mosle Field as an athletic space.
"This project with the lights up in Mosle, I understand that there are sports teams there now, that, within the last three years, have started to use it. This has traditionally been a preserve... Only recently has that become a regular practice area," Trokan said.
Mosle Field is a 120-acre park at the top of Hunters Glen Road that the township purchased in 2008. The preserve now has a football and baseball field, as well as hiking trails in the surrounding woods.
Trokan urged the committee to consider environmental protection when planning future development. He contended that converting an environmentally sensitive area into a regular practice field goes against the community's traditional nature and character.
In response, Randy Lee, a local football coach in the township, provided his own statement, saying that some of the information about the project was being, "blown out of proportion."
Lee claims that the proposal would only benefit the existing lighting system, which is made up of ten diesel-powered portable 20-foot light stands, that have lights shining out into the woods.
"We're really not proposing a big change here, we're not proposing a whole new stadium, a whole new turf field and all that stuff. We are just talking about lights. We are in desperate need," Lee said.
According to Guida, the Recreation Committee has been working with the sports leagues to replace their portable diesel-fueled lights in the parking lot and field with 90-degree downstream lights. The committee is also collaborating with the township engineer to determine whether we can use green energy sources.
The Mendham Township Recreation Committee is hosting another listening session about this project to help facilitate conversations between the recreation committee and concerned neighbors concerned about environmental impacts on the preserve.
The listening session will be held on Monday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. at the Brookside Community Club, 1 East Main Street, Brookside. The meeting's purpose will be to update the community on the project's status and to continue soliciting feedback from residents.
The proposal was presented to the council by the Mendham Parks and Recreation Committee, which cited a high need among local sports teams. MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham Township has big plans to light up its parks according to a lighting proposal to spend $880,000 on upgrades at Mosle Fields.Mendham Township Parks and Recreation Director David Guida appeared before the township committee meeting on Monday night to provide an overview of potential park improvement options.According to Guida, the Parks and Recreation Commi...
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham Township has big plans to light up its parks according to a lighting proposal to spend $880,000 on upgrades at Mosle Fields.
Mendham Township Parks and Recreation Director David Guida appeared before the township committee meeting on Monday night to provide an overview of potential park improvement options.
According to Guida, the Parks and Recreation Committee has been planning improvements to Mosle Field for several years but got their plans pushed back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the recreation committee met with representatives from all types of local sports organizations, the two that were primarily discussed were the football and baseball teams.
"Football is an organization that really feels as though they have no home for their recreational sports. For the baseball league, there have been so many times when they have night games, or away games there is no location within their area where they are able to do this," Guida said. "So there is definitely a need within these organizations for additional playing spaces."
Guida stated that after speaking with the sports representatives, they were able to narrow their wishlist down to a single more feasible project for the township, which is new lights for the fields and parking lot.
The total cost of the project would be around $880,000, and it would include new lighting on Mosle Field's football field, baseball field, and parking lot. Guida stated that the recreation department would request that the township cover the entire cost of parking lot lighting and electrical services, which would amount to $180,000.
Guida also stated that in terms of long-term financing for the project, the township would bear half of the responsibility for covering the funding, with the other half coming from the local sports organization.
"The down payment would be $35,000, with the debt issued at $665,000, a 3.5 percent interest rate issued over ten years, so ultimately over the next ten years we'd be looking at a payment of $70,000-$80,000 per year, again this would be split 50/50 by the township and the sports leagues," Guida said.
Following the presentation, several children from local sports teams addressed the committee, stating that the current fields at Mosle are not suitable for the teams' full-time use. One of the speakers, a 12-year-old Mendham Township Middle School student, spoke about the fields' "terrible condition," claiming that the poor lighting and lack of dugouts on the baseball field make it difficult to play.
Most residents in attendance were enthusiastic about the upcoming improvements, including resident Randy Lee, a local football coach in the township, who stated unequivocally, "the need is now, we are in desperate need."
Concerns and comments were raised about the potential environmental impacts of the new lights on the land, with one resident claiming that the addition of the lights would necessitate increased irrigation to keep the grass alive.
The official trial date for Deputy Mayor Tom Baio's lawsuit concerning the November election has been set. MENDHAM, NJ — The trial date for an attempt to overturn the results of the Mendham Township Committee election, in which incumbent Tom Baio was defeated by candidate Lauren Spirig, has been set.The expedited date was selected by Morris County Assignment Judge Stuart Minkowitz.Both parties will appear before Minkowitz on Jan. 19 to hear Baio's claim that 33 voters should be rejected because they did not meet ...
MENDHAM, NJ — The trial date for an attempt to overturn the results of the Mendham Township Committee election, in which incumbent Tom Baio was defeated by candidate Lauren Spirig, has been set.
The expedited date was selected by Morris County Assignment Judge Stuart Minkowitz.
Both parties will appear before Minkowitz on Jan. 19 to hear Baio's claim that 33 voters should be rejected because they did not meet the residency requirements for voting in Mendham Township.
"There shall be no adjournments of the trial date absent extraordinary circumstances," Minkowitz said in the court order. "Absent extraordinary circumstances, the Court will not entertain applications for adjournments/continuances of the trial due to unavailability to witnesses."
Spirig's initial victory was quickly called into question by Baio, who lost by only three votes to Spirig.
The final results of the election were laid out again in a notice submitted to the court by Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi, naming Baio as the overall third-place candidate, earning 1,470 votes in the recount.
In response to the recount, Baio filed an official lawsuit in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Civil Part Morris County, in Morristown, on Dec. 20, claiming voter fraud.
Read more: 'Shame On You:' Residents Call For Concession In Mendham Election
According to fellow township committee member Amalia Duarte, the lawsuit and challenge is a direct attack on young people's voting rights, as many of the challenges involve children of local residents who, despite allegedly no longer living at home, continue to vote within the township.
One of the voters named in the lawsuit is the daughter of Duarte, who resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Duarte previously expressed her displeasure with the Republican Committee's voter suppression attempt, claiming that young voters are a product of their community and consider Mendham to be their hometown, regardless of where they currently reside.
Many residents have spoken up demanding that Baio concede his November election loss against Spirig, asking him to "course correct and set an important example" for the children of the community.