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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 — Two of the top 30 best-scoring schools in New Jersey’s school report cards are in Mendham Borough, Department of Education data shows.Along with the school performance reports, which were released the first week of April, were summative scores for each school as well as ratings, which assign each school a number score that measures how well the building is doing in academic achievement and progress compared to its peers."Rankings, albeit popular, are always controversial, particularly when it atte...
MENDHAM, NJ — Two of the top 30 best-scoring schools in New Jersey’s school report cards are in Mendham Borough, Department of Education data shows.
Along with the school performance reports, which were released the first week of April, were summative scores for each school as well as ratings, which assign each school a number score that measures how well the building is doing in academic achievement and progress compared to its peers.
"Rankings, albeit popular, are always controversial, particularly when it attempts to answer a complex question such as identifying the top schools in New Jersey. I view the summative score and summative rating that our District schools earned through the lens of achievement and growth, but more importantly, for the time they were achieved," Superintendent of Schools Mitzi N. Morillo said.
All of Mendham and Chester's public schools were included on the ratings list, though Dickerson Elementary School was left off if there was not enough data to calculate a proper score.
"Summative scores" range from 1 to 99 and are based on factors such as graduation rates, proficiency and progress in English language arts and mathematics, and chronic absenteeism rates (students missing over ten percent of school days).
According to the State Department of Education, elementary and middle school grades are based on absenteeism, standardized test scores, and student progress. This includes students' English language proficiency as well as their growth and proficiency in English language arts and math.
Schools are also compared to one another based on grade level in the "summative ratings." Schools that only serve elementary students, for example, are compared to one another. These are percentile ratings from 1-100, so a school with a rating close to 100 is among the best of its peers.
Hilltop School in Mendham Borough received a summative score of 93.45 and a summative rating of 99.20, placing them in 19th place overall in the state. Mountain View Middle School was ranked 24th in the state with a summative score of 93.17 and a summative rating of 98.97.
The scores were developed to meet the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.
Because the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted state testing and New Jersey was granted a waiver from accountability-related requirements under ESSA, the state did not score schools in 2019-20 and 2020-21.
"When many schools struggle to address learning loss, we can see that working together as a school community to return to in-person instruction in August 2020 minimized the academic impact on our students," Morillo said.
"The members of the Board of Education, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and parents should all be proud of this accomplishment," she added.
The Mendham Borough School District is a public school district that serves roughly 483 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Mendham Borough.
When asked what she is most proud of in the district, Morillo told Patch that it has very little to do with scores.
"Mountain View Middle School was named the longest-standing New Jersey School to Watch last year, and Hilltop Elementary School has received a New Jersey School of Character redesignation. These are examples of how we balance academic rigor with character development and social-emotional learning, providing the balance children need," Morillo said. "It would be naive to think that a ranking could encompass what makes the Mendham Borough schools outstanding. Our work is never done."
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham has been named a Tree City USA community for 2023 by the Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of its commitment to community forestry.This is Mendham's tenth year receiving this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to tree planting.The Tree City USA program requires four components: the formation of a tree board or department, the development of a tree-care ordinance, the establishment of an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 ...
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham has been named a Tree City USA community for 2023 by the Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of its commitment to community forestry.
This is Mendham's tenth year receiving this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to tree planting.
The Tree City USA program requires four components: the formation of a tree board or department, the development of a tree-care ordinance, the establishment of an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and the observance or proclamation of Arbor Day.
The award has been given to over 100 New Jersey cities and towns. Some have been "Tree Cities" for decades, while others have only been for a few years or less. The Arbor Day Foundation began awarding "Tree City" status in 1976.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
According to Mendham Borough officials, the borough has planted more than 200 trees throughout the community in the last ten years, thanks to the volunteer Shade Tree Commission and the Department of Public Works.
With both Earth Day and Arbor Day fast approaching, Mendham residents can also pick up seedlings for five trees, courtesy of the state Department of Environmental Protection.
On April 22, from 9 to 11 a.m., residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the Rock Spring Park gazebo in Long Valley or at the Chester Library parking lot on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign.
These seedlings are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so get there early.
And don't be concerned if you don't have a green thumb. The seedlings come with instructions for storing, caring for, and planting the trees. The guides will assist residents in determining the best location on their property to plant a tree while keeping its full-grown size in mind.
Trees should be planted within two days of pickup to prevent roots from drying out.
For a list of all distribution locations across the state, click here. If you have any questions, call 609-399-6111, ext. 4334.
MENDHAM, NJ — As budget work for the Mendham Township School District continues, preliminary projections show a decrease in school taxes for Mendham residents.Superintendent Dr. Sal Constantino, Business Administrator Donna Mosner, and members of the Board of Education will be presenting the proposed budget at two public budget hearings, which are scheduled for April 13.The public is invited to the two open houses, which are planned for 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Mendham Township Elementary School, 18 W. Main Street.Fin...
MENDHAM, NJ — As budget work for the Mendham Township School District continues, preliminary projections show a decrease in school taxes for Mendham residents.
Superintendent Dr. Sal Constantino, Business Administrator Donna Mosner, and members of the Board of Education will be presenting the proposed budget at two public budget hearings, which are scheduled for April 13.
The public is invited to the two open houses, which are planned for 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Mendham Township Elementary School, 18 W. Main Street.
"We hope to see all township residents at the budget open houses," Constantino said. "This is an opportunity for us to hear value feedback from the community and for the community to learn how the budget process supports the type of educational programs that make Mendham Township’s schools stand out."
The district is proposing a budget of $22.36 million for the 2023-24 school year, which will fund the expansion of instructional programs that align with the district's commitment to providing quality education to all students.
Even in the face of rising costs and increased student enrollment, the district's administration and board of education touted fiscal responsibility while prioritizing educational programming and student learning outcomes.
Because of the district's multi-year budget planning, the Mendham Township School District has a banked cap that will expire if not used within the next two to three years.
As a result, the Mendham Township School District will use the banked cap to raise the tax levy by 4.29 percent. This is $394,807 more than the limit, officials said.
Residents will, however, see a reduction in the school portion of their tax bills for two reasons. First, the township underwent a revaluation in 2022, which resulted in a $168 million increase in total ratables.
Second, the bond referendum approved by voters in 2022 provided the district with even more state aid than the $1.27 million granted by the state for the regular operating budget. "In fact, the state committed to pay $7.4 million of the $19.9 million toward those specific voter-approved projects over the life of the bonds," the district said.
A home assessed at Mendham Township's average, which is $948,400, can expect a $363.44 tax reduction over the course of a year. Another way to consider the tax impact is that for every $100,000 of assessed home value, a resident can expect a $35.86 per year decrease.
Following these budget presentations, the district will monitor conditions and consider community feedback before the board formally votes on the budget on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Mendham Township Elementary School.
MENDHAM, NJ — As work on the municipal budget for 2023-24 continues in Mendham Township, the finance committee anticipates another year with no tax increases.The Mendham Township Committee met on Monday, April 10 for a regular committee meeting, where they heard the latest update on the budget.Jason Gabloff, the Chief Financial Officer for Mendham Township provided the update and set up the timeline for the official budget introduction.Find out what's happening in Mendham-Chesterwith free, real-time updates from P...
MENDHAM, NJ — As work on the municipal budget for 2023-24 continues in Mendham Township, the finance committee anticipates another year with no tax increases.
The Mendham Township Committee met on Monday, April 10 for a regular committee meeting, where they heard the latest update on the budget.
Jason Gabloff, the Chief Financial Officer for Mendham Township provided the update and set up the timeline for the official budget introduction.
The public will be able to hear a more detailed discussion of the overall budget on May 8, with the final public hearing and adoption scheduled for June 12.
According to Gabloff, the finance committee was successful in maintaining the total amount to be raised by taxes at the same level as it was the previous year, a feat that was lauded by a number of committee members.
Additionally, the township's net valuations increased by about $70 million from the previous year. Together, these two factors have made it possible for the township to reduce its tax rate for 2023. The tax rate has decreased from .417 in 2022 to .404.
In Mendham Township, the average home value sits at $948,400, according to projections from the finance committee. Using that calculation, the average homeowner would have a tax bill of $3,826.86, which is a decrease of $127.97.
The municipal property tax, however, is just about 20 percent of a property tax bill, with the bulk of that coming from taxes from the grades 9-12 West Morris Regional High School and K-8 local school district.
Gabloff stated that the township will spend approximately $2.8 million on road projects, which have already begun and include Department of Transportation projects on East and West Main Street. Equipment and improvements make up an additional $1.1 million of the capital spending plan.
"It's pretty impressive that despite multiple unfunded mandates from the state of New Jersey and the regulations and health benefits costs, we were able to do something that most towns can't even do in a regular budget year. I think this will be the fourth year of no increases in taxes, and that is super impressive," Deputy Mayor Sarah Neibart said.
This spending plan is only an update on the official budget plan. A formal introduction will be held on May 8, with a public hearing and final vote have been scheduled for June 12.
NJTPA Funding Supports Completion of Two Separate ProjectsMorris County will receive $3 million in federal funds for recommended safety improvements which will include design considerations for a roundabout, a pedestrian-activated rapid flashing beacon and high-visibility crosswalks at five intersections within Mendham Township, Mendham Borough and Dover.“These improvements will help to create a safer environment in an area frequented by people of all ages, particularly high school students, as well as th...
NJTPA Funding Supports Completion of Two Separate Projects
Morris County will receive $3 million in federal funds for recommended safety improvements which will include design considerations for a roundabout, a pedestrian-activated rapid flashing beacon and high-visibility crosswalks at five intersections within Mendham Township, Mendham Borough and Dover.
“These improvements will help to create a safer environment in an area frequented by people of all ages, particularly high school students, as well as those going to the local shopping center or the nearby Post Office,” said Morris County Commissioner Stephen H. Shaw, who serves as Morris County’s representative to the NJTPA Board.
The improvements, funded though the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), will be completed as part of two separate projects:
“The South Morris Street corridor includes three intersections in need of safety improvements, all of which currently have only stop signs,” added Commissioner Shaw.
South Morris Street provides a direct connection with State Route 10 in Randolph and U.S. 46 and State Route 15 in Dover, and also connects to NJ TRANSIT’s downtown Dover Train Station, which provides service along the Morris & Essex and Montclair Boonton lines.
The projects, which are two of 19 safety improvements totaling $188.3 million across the NJTPA region, were approved by the NJTPA Board of Trustees at their March 13 meeting. The funding is for two programs: the Local Safety Program and the High Risk Rural Roads Program. These programs fund high-impact, cost-effective solutions to reduce crashes and improve safety for all travelers. More information on the programs and project factsheets is available on the NJTPA website. Funding approved for the programs doubled from the previous program cycle in 2020.
“The increases are the result of highly successful partnerships between the NJTPA and its member county and city governments to deliver vitally important projects on our local roads. This federal support helps free up local dollars, state aid and municipal aid for other priorities,” said Passaic County Commissioner John W. Bartlett, the current Chair of the NJTPA.
The NJTPA is the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for 13 northern New Jersey counties. Under federal legislation, MPOs provide a forum where local officials, public transportation providers and state agency representatives can come together and cooperatively plan to meet the region’s current and future transportation needs. It establishes the region’s eligibility to receive federal tax dollars for transportation projects.
The NJTPA Board consists of one local elected official from each of the 13 counties in the region (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren), and the cities of Newark and Jersey City. The Board also includes a Governor’s Representative, the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the President & CEO of NJ TRANSIT, the Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and a Citizens’ Representative appointed by the Governor.
Any inquiries regarding the NJTPA should be directed to NJTPA Communications and Public Affairs Director Mark Solof at phone number 973-639-8415. For Morris County media inquiries, please contact Communications Director Vincent Vitale by phone, 973-285-6015 or email, [email protected].