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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
Electricity powers our lives, but we must always remember that it can also be dangerous if not treated with care. May is National Electrical Safety Month – a time to focus on the importance of electrical safety and the steps we can take each day to prevent accidents.At FirstEnergy, safety is a core value. Our dedicated employees work year-round to maintain our electrical system as safely as possible. But safety is not just our responsibility – it's everyone's. That’s why we are committed to educating the public about...
Electricity powers our lives, but we must always remember that it can also be dangerous if not treated with care. May is National Electrical Safety Month – a time to focus on the importance of electrical safety and the steps we can take each day to prevent accidents.
At FirstEnergy, safety is a core value. Our dedicated employees work year-round to maintain our electrical system as safely as possible. But safety is not just our responsibility – it's everyone's. That’s why we are committed to educating the public about staying safe around electrical equipment through our Stop. Look. Live campaign. From safely flying a drone and hunting safety, to staying safe around downed power lines and working safely, we offer a wide range of resources and tips to stay safe around electrical infrastructure.
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You may also encounter hidden dangers around the home, whether you’re working in the yard or staying cool indoors. As you get ready to have fun in the sun this spring and summer, keep safety top of mind with these quick tips:
A few simple steps can help prevent accidents and keep your family safe. Stay tuned for important electrical safety tips and reminders throughout the month and be sure to join our electrical safety conversations on social media using #NESM. For even more resources and information, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/safety.
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Ashley Kiernan and Stella Straka each had four goals to pace second-seeded Chatham, No. 8 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 19-7 win over seventh-seeded Morris Knolls in the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament in Chatham.Complete Box Score »Chatham will next host third-seeded Mendham in the semifinal on Wednesday.Maddie Engelkraut scored twice while Micky Kelly had three assists for Chatham (10-1), which won its sevent...
Ashley Kiernan and Stella Straka each had four goals to pace second-seeded Chatham, No. 8 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 19-7 win over seventh-seeded Morris Knolls in the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament in Chatham.
Chatham will next host third-seeded Mendham in the semifinal on Wednesday.
Maddie Engelkraut scored twice while Micky Kelly had three assists for Chatham (10-1), which won its seventh straight game.
Addy Walker produced a hat trick to lead Morris Knolls (8-4) while Aleena Seyam had two.
No. 6 Morristown 14, West Morris 0
Anna Rivetti netted four goals while Braeden Siverson had three as top-seeded Morristown, No. 6 in the NJ.com Top 20, blanked eighth-seeded West Morris 14-0 in the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament in Morristown.
Morristown will next host fourth-seeded Madison in the semifinal on Wednesday.
Anna Szporn tallied two goals and three assists and Megan O’Brien collected two goals and two assists for Morristown (9-2), which won its sixth straight game. Caroline Condon scored twice.
Tara Reilly finished with 10 saves in goal for West Morris (5-6).
Mendham 12, Randolph 11, OT
Sophia Cardella finished with four goals and three assists while Alexa Kupka had four goals as third-seeded Mendham snuck past sixth-seeded Randolph 12-11 in overtime in the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament in Mendham.
Mendham will next face second-seeded Chatham in the semifinal on Wednesday.
Amelia Eichman scored twice and Grace Monahan had a goal and an assist for Mendham (7-4), which has won four of its last five games.
Riley Novak led Randolph (10-4) with four goals and Alexis Rodell had three. Judy Mahoney finished with six saves in goal.
Madison 7, Mountain Lakes 6, 2OT
Gwen Eilender produced a hat trick to help lift fourth-seeded Madison to a 7-6 overtime win over fifth-seeded Mountain Lakes in the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament in Madison.
Madison will next visit top-seeded Morristown in the semifinal on Wednesday.
Sarah Kate Preston scored twice while Hadley Holland had a goal and an assist for Madison (8-1), which won its seventh straight game. Sophia Modi put up nine saves in goal.
Kayla Plotts led Mountain Lakes (3-7) with three goals and Emma Barkauskas had 13 saves in goal.
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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Hello, neighbors! The weekend is almost here, and it appears that the sun is finally making an appearance after a rainy weekend last week.So, while you're enjoying the nice weather, here are five things to do in Morris County this weekend.Scroll down for more information on everything from bar crawls to museum events, and don't forget to check Patch's event calendar for even more activities—and to add y...
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Hello, neighbors! The weekend is almost here, and it appears that the sun is finally making an appearance after a rainy weekend last week.
So, while you're enjoying the nice weather, here are five things to do in Morris County this weekend.
Scroll down for more information on everything from bar crawls to museum events, and don't forget to check Patch's event calendar for even more activities—and to add your own.
Morristown Official Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl
Cinco de Mayo is back in Morristown. On Saturday, May 6, come prepared to eat tacos and drink Morristown tequila with your best amigos all day. The first step is to purchase a ticket, which can be done here.
On the day of the event, you'll be given a wristband and access to the digital crawl map.
Tea and Talk at Gilded Age Mansion in Morristown
The Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown will host a "Tea and Talk" on Sunday, May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets range in price from $50 to $70 per person.
Afternoon tea will be served in the beautiful dining room of this historic Gilded Age mansion, which overlooks formal Italian gardens. Sally Lunn's Tea Room in Chester will provide tea sandwiches and desserts for the event.
For more information, click here.
Free Comic Book Day
Two Morris County comic book stores are participating in this annual promotion of independent comic book stores. Dewey's Comic City, 62 Union St., Dover, will be passing out free sketches and autographs starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6.
FUNNYBOOKS Comics & Stuff, 98 N. Beverwyck Rd., Lake Hiawatha, will have offerings for all ages from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Free Comic Book Day falls on the first Saturday in May each year. Shops have different policies on how many free comics each customer can receive, but patrons will get at least one free comic from each participating location.
The Pathways of History, Museum & Site Tours
The Pathways of History – Museum and Site Tours of Morris County will take place rain or shine on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, from 12 to 5 p.m.
Explore over two dozen Morris County historic sites and museums while watching live historic craft and music demonstrations. For more information, click here.
Family Fun Day
The event, which was rained out last weekend, returns to Morristown's Burnham Park on Sunday, May 7, and is celebrating the Burnham Park Association's 75th anniversary.
The following free activities begin at 10 a.m.:
MORRISTOWN, NJ — Music returns to the Green this fall, and Morristown will trade in the end-of-summer blues for blues music at the annual Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival.The festival draws thousands of fans and several accomplished musicians, making it a staple community event in Morris County. The beloved music festival will take place on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23.This year's festival has expanded to include free music on Friday at Pioneer's Plaza and Saturday on the Morristown Green.Find out what's happening in M...
MORRISTOWN, NJ — Music returns to the Green this fall, and Morristown will trade in the end-of-summer blues for blues music at the annual Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival.
The festival draws thousands of fans and several accomplished musicians, making it a staple community event in Morris County. The beloved music festival will take place on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23.
This year's festival has expanded to include free music on Friday at Pioneer's Plaza and Saturday on the Morristown Green.
"Thanks to Mayor Tim Dougherty and the Town of Morristown, music fans of all ages will enjoy great music both on Pioneer’s Plaza, which is conveniently located on Speedwell Avenue between Headquarters Plaza and 1776, and on The Green," event organizers said.
The festival will feature five groups on The Green in Morristown from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, but there will also be three acts performing at Pioneer's Plaza on Friday, Sept. 22, beginning at 5 p.m.
The Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival will once again pay tribute to Linda Smith, one of the festival's founders who co-produced the event for many years, and Michael Fabrizio, another founder who served on the festival board.
The Friday show will begin at 5 p.m. with Ty Stephens and Soul Jaazz. At 6:30 p.m., Debra Devi Group will take the stage as a blues and rock guitarist.
To end off the night, the Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band will take the stage at 8 p.m., led by 1973 Morristown High graduate Charles Brown, who grew up singing at the Union Baptist Church.
To kick off the Saturday festival, the Commodores, the US Navy Jazz Band, will perform at noon for their first appearance at the festival. At 2 p.m., the Gotham City Latin Jazz Septet will perform. At 4 p.m., it's The Hot Sardines.
At 6 p.m., Ana Popovi will take the stage. The California-based guitarist and singer, who last performed at the festival in 2017, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the start of the pandemic. However, after a series of difficult treatments, she is now in remission.
Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses take the stage at 8 p.m. to pay tribute to Louis Prima Junior's incomparable father, who penned some of the most well-known hits such as "Sing Sing Sing," "Jump Jive an' Wail," and "Just A Gigolo."
Since its inception in 2011, the Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival has grown to become one of the area's most anticipated music events, attracting visitors from across the country, boosting local economies, and showcasing top-tier musicians who honor two great American art forms.
MORRISTOWN, NJ — For the first time since 2020, New Jersey's school rankings are back, showing how your local schools compare to 2,300 others across the state. The new data offers insight into how Morristown schools compare on a statewide scale.Along with the school performance reports, which were released during the first week of April, the data shows school-by-school summative scores and ratings, which compare districts and provide a score that measures how well each school is doing in academic achievement and progress. ...
MORRISTOWN, NJ — For the first time since 2020, New Jersey's school rankings are back, showing how your local schools compare to 2,300 others across the state. The new data offers insight into how Morristown schools compare on a statewide scale.
Along with the school performance reports, which were released during the first week of April, the data shows school-by-school summative scores and ratings, which compare districts and provide a score that measures how well each school is doing in academic achievement and progress. See all school ratings here.
The scores were established to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. The state did not score schools in 2019-20 and 2020-21, because the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted state testing and New Jersey was granted a waiver from accountability-related requirements under ESSA.
In every state, ESSA requires school districts to measure student performance and develop a “State Report Card” which parents can explore online, with quantifiable measurements like a score or a letter grade for how schools are performing.
ESSA also requires states to report how much money, on average, they spend per student.
Summative scores provide a number from 1-100, and are based on factors such as graduation rates and progress in English and math. Higher scores are better, and certain schools with lower scores are put into categories for support and improvement.
Schools are compared to one another based on grade level, as well, in the "summative ratings." For example, schools that serve high school students only are compared with one another. These are percentile ratings from 1-100, so a school with a rating closer to 100 is among the best of its peers.
Here's how Morristown schools performed:
Table note: Some schools did not get a score because the state did not have complete data for last school year. Schools serving only elementary students under grade 3 do not get a score, because their students do not participate in state standardized tests.
|School||Summative Score||Summative Ranking|
|Morristown High School||32.62||26.39|
|Frelinghuysen Middle School||29.62||18.43|
|Alfred Vail School||N/A||N/A|
|Normandy Park School||36.20||26.45|
|Sussex Avenue School||54.90||56.95|
|Thomas Jefferson School||45.97||42.19|
Here's more data on the Morris School District:
How students performed on assessments:
Are students at risk?In Morristown, 24.5 percent of students were "chronically absent" — absent on at least 10 percent of school days. The state rate was 18.1 percent of students.
Are students graduating?
This article contains additional reporting by Michelle Rotuno-Johnson.