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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
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The New Jersey City University men's volleyball team was extremely efficient on Tuesday night, March 14, as the Gothic Knights had just eight errors and 25 total aces in the three-set sweep (25-10, 25-5, 25-7) over Skyline Conference foe Yeshiva University at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC).NJCU (10-7, 3-2 Skyline) had some strong performances from a variety of contributors as rookie middle blocker notched a match-best and career-high nine kills and just ...
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The New Jersey City University men's volleyball team was extremely efficient on Tuesday night, March 14, as the Gothic Knights had just eight errors and 25 total aces in the three-set sweep (25-10, 25-5, 25-7) over Skyline Conference foe Yeshiva University at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC).
NJCU (10-7, 3-2 Skyline) had some strong performances from a variety of contributors as rookie middle blocker notched a match-best and career-high nine kills and just one error on 17 swings (.471 hitting percentage) to go with a match-high-tying pair of blocks. Additionally, junior outside hitter and freshman setter had excellent serving nights. Serour had seven aces to go with a match-high-tying 10 digs — he tied junior libero , who also had a career-best 10 — while Casais led all players is assists (25) and service aces (8) to go with five digs. Sophomore middle had eight error-less kills on 11 swings (.727) to go with two blocks and a pair of digs. Senior came in to serve on occasion, as well, and continues to inch up the all-time aces record book — he has 164 over parts of five seasons, which is still second behind Maurice Washington's 200 from 2004-07.
The first set began against the Maccabees (4-11, 1-5 Skyline) with a 9-1 run out of the gate, including three aces from Serour and a kill and two blocks from senior opposite , who played just the one set on the night. A couple of points later, NJCU finished off the first by doubling up on Yeshiva, 16-8 en route to the 25-10 set victory. Perales had five kills over that span, as well as two aces apiece for Bajor and Serour.
Set number two saw the Gothic Knights win the first 11 points, as well as 16 of the first 17. Casais had five aces over that 17-point stretch, while Serour had two and Aguilar and sophomore outside hitter had two kills each. Leading 17-3, Jersey City won eight of the final 10 points to take the set, 25-5. Serour had three kills, while Perales had two and junior opposite had two aces.
The third and final set began with the Green and Gold on an 8-2 run, including two kills from Gil and a couple more aces from Casais. At that point, Jersey City hunkered down and, leading 8-3, closed out the set via a 17-4 run. Aguilar and freshman outside hitter had three kills each, while Perales had a couple of blocks and Ferarri notched all four of his aces.
Up Next: NJCU returns to action for four straight road Skyline matches over the next week and a half. The Gothic Knights first travel up to Purchase, N.Y., for a tri-match against Purchase College and St. Joseph's University-Brooklyn on Saturday, March 18, beginning with the Panthers at 10:00 a.m. They then get an opportunity for redemption on Tuesday night, March 21, in Mahwah, N.J., against Ramapo College at 7:00 p.m. — this will also serve as a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) contest. Finally, Jersey City heads to Riverdale, N.Y., on Thursday night, March 23, for a 6:00 p.m. match against the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
Voters in six North Jersey municipalities approved proposals to finance school construction projects outside of their annual budgets on Tuesday.Among the bond referendums in Bergen and Morris counties, only one proposal saw voters decline a supplemental school tax for building improvements. One other, with an unofficial result of 398 to 391, remains too close to call with mail-in ballots potentially outstanding.Most of the work pertains to upgrades of existing facilities, though some districts have proposed new c...
Voters in six North Jersey municipalities approved proposals to finance school construction projects outside of their annual budgets on Tuesday.
Among the bond referendums in Bergen and Morris counties, only one proposal saw voters decline a supplemental school tax for building improvements. One other, with an unofficial result of 398 to 391, remains too close to call with mail-in ballots potentially outstanding.
Most of the work pertains to upgrades of existing facilities, though some districts have proposed new classrooms and athletic fields. All are expected to be offset by state debt relief that covers up to 40% of project costs, records show.
The Bogota School District had two separate bond proposals in its referendum.
The first requested $12.7 million for new auditoriums, classrooms and bathrooms and other work at its high school and elementary schools. Approved in a 687-185 vote, the bond is also expected to fund a $4 million conversion of the former Masonic lodge on Palisade Avenue into a technical school.
The second bond proposal, approved in a 490-226 vote, should see the district borrow $7.2 million for new athletic fields to support the growing school enrollment.
Combined, the projects will cost the average taxpayer with a $263,500 property assessment about $15 a month for 20 years or more, district officials said in February. Records show the state is offering more than $7.7 million in aid to offset taxpayer repayment, state records show.
Once complete, the projects should provide enough space to reserve Bogota Jr./Sr. High School exclusively for grades nine through 12, district officials said.
District officials in Hillsdale announced on Wednesday that the bond proposal meant to build a new middle school by the fall of 2026 was defeated by voters.
The $82.7 million proposal would have included the demolition of the century-old George G. White Middle School on Magnolia Avenue to allow for the creation of new athletic facilities at the site and the construction of a new school across the street.
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District officials said the referendum proposal would have cost the average taxpayer with a $474,172 property assessment about $95 a month for the next 30 years due to an offsetting $5.4 million state contribution. In the lead-up to Tuesday's vote, Board of Education members said the existing school is inadequate, with aging infrastructure and small classrooms. They said doing nothing is not an option, and a loss on Tuesday would likely restart the process of concept development and lead to another public referendum in one to two years.
Maywood's bond measure approved Tuesday will bring building upgrades to Memorial School and Maywood Avenue School.
Both schools are about 100 years old and in need of new heating and cooling systems, fire alarm systems and roofs, district officials said. The referendum proposal approved 865-331 by voters will address those issues, they said. It will also allow the district to fund the addition of new classrooms at Memorial School and convert the science lab at Maywood Avenue School into a modern lab and makerspace.
Nearly $7.3 million, or about a third of the total projected costs, will be funded by state debt service aid. District officials said payment on the debt will not begin until 2025. Then, the average local school taxpayer with a property assessment of $449,058 will be responsible for about $28 per month to pay down the debt.
The Saddle Brook School District also received voter approval to borrow funds for school repairs and safety upgrades.
In a 792-656 vote, residents agreed to finance $14.4 million over 20 years for projects across all five of its schools.
Projects include safety and security upgrades, an athletic turf field and lights, and the replacement of various windows, doors, ceilings, roofs, restrooms and floors, district officials said.
Renovations at Washington Elementary School are expected to convert unused space to classrooms for a pre-K program currently operating with a waitlist. Moreover, the installation of an elevator is planned as part of an interior restoration of Coolidge School, district officials said.
The bond is expected to be offset by nearly $5 million in state funding, records show. District officials previously estimated that the bond repayment would cost the average taxpayer with a $407,800 property assessment about $121 per year.
More than 73% of Tuesday's voters in Morris Plans approved a $9.5 million referendum measure to improve the district's two schools, according to the unofficial county results.
The 709-262 vote paves the way for the construction of five new classrooms, two single-occupancy bathrooms and an outdoor classroom and playground at Mountain Way School. The improvements are designed to restore learning environments affected by a lack of space in recent years and expand special education programs at the pre-K through second grade school, district officials said.
The project at Borough School, for third through eighth graders, is smaller by comparison. It is due to upgrade all bathrooms for students and staff, records show. District officials said repaying the bond will cost the average taxpayer with a property assessed at $440,000 about $63 per year over 20 years. State records show the bond repayment is due to be offset by about $918,000 million in state funding.
Result: Too close to call.
The vote in Riverdale could not be determined Wednesday.
In the balance remained an $18.9 million referendum proposal for site upgrades and classroom additions and renovations to Riverdale Public School, which serves students in pre-K through eighth grade.
The margin was just seven votes as of Wednesday morning, 398 in favor to 391 opposed, according to unofficial county results.
The proposed site work includes construction of a new loop drive and drop-off area to separate car and bus traffic and allow students to enter the building more safely. The project also calls for new classrooms, a cafeteria expansion and drainage upgrades ahead of new natural grass fields.
The measure incorporates $4.8 million in approved state aid, lowering the expected taxpayers' contributions. The average assessed home value of $373,829 equates to the homeowner paying about $373 per year over a 25-year period, according to district officials.
Voters in the Washington Township district approved a $28.8 million bond proposal to fund repairs and improvements for each of its schools
The approved projects include renovations estimated at $2.4 million at Old Farmers Road Elementary, $3.3 million at Benedict A. Cucinella Elementary, $4.8 million at Flocktown Elementary, $6.7 million at Walter J. Kossman Elementary, and $11.5 for Long Valley Middle School.
The projects range from classroom renovations and additions to boilers and electrical equipment and would be phased for completion over two to three summers beginning in 2023, district officials said. Morris County records show the vote was 908-793. About 20% of the ballots were cast by mail.
With the approval, the district is eligible for nearly $11.5 million in state aid to offset the taxpayer-funded bond.
The K-8 district sends students to West Morris Central High School in the township. The school is one of two in the West Morris Regional High School District. The other, Mendham High School, serves students from the Mendhams and Chesters.
A community garden is coming to Riverdale in 2023, courtesy of an injection of cash from a statewide nonprofit.The $10,000 grant received this week from Sustainable Jersey and the PSEG Foundation will allow Riverdale to create the garden at the town's senior center for next spring, said Mayor Paul Carelli.Registration is expected to open this winter for residents who want to rent plots next year. Not all plots will be available as some will be reserved for the Riverdale Food Pantry, Carelli said."A se...
A community garden is coming to Riverdale in 2023, courtesy of an injection of cash from a statewide nonprofit.
The $10,000 grant received this week from Sustainable Jersey and the PSEG Foundation will allow Riverdale to create the garden at the town's senior center for next spring, said Mayor Paul Carelli.
Registration is expected to open this winter for residents who want to rent plots next year. Not all plots will be available as some will be reserved for the Riverdale Food Pantry, Carelli said.
"A select few will be tabletop ADA accessible beds for senior citizens and those with disabilities," he added.
A few beds have already been built by young residents Matthew Soto and Gina Oswald as scouting projects. The $10,000 will fund fencing, water infrastructure and an ADA-accessible entrance, Carelli said.
The $10,000 award is one of 35 distributed this year by Sustainable Jersey, a Lawrenceville-based nonprofit created to incentivize environmentally friendly projects and programs run by local governments and school districts. Since 2009, it has distributed roughly $500,000 per year.
This year, the nonprofit doled out grants in 15 of New Jersey's 23 counties. Thirteen received $10,000, 15 received $2,000 and seven communities received $20,000 grants.
Among them was New Milford, where local officials are seeking to partner with Bergen County Audubon Society and Hackensack Riverkeeper to create an environmental resource inventory for use "as a first step in informing and determining future projects," said Michael Putrino.
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A popular planning tool in the region, the reports identify natural resources, contamination zones and existing infrastructure to help determine the viability for construction projects and environmental conservation efforts.
Other projects in New Jersey funded by this year's $300,0000 round of grant funding include an effort by Fair Lawn to upgrade its website and communications and Chester Township's desire to make a 7-acre field a "pollinator paradise." Statewide, efforts include a mobile farmers market; outdoor classrooms, and more.
The grants supported by the PSEG Foundation and evaluated by an independent committee help communities take meaningful steps to combat climate crisis, social equity and environmental pollution, said Randall Solomon, executive director for Sustainable Jersey.
“As we work to achieve a sustainable New Jersey, our organization understands how important it is to help municipalities and schools build on the progress they are making at the local level," he said.
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The Waughaw Mountain Greenway in Riverdale and Kinnelon just got bigger with the donation of about 47 acres of land to the Morris County Park Commission.Previously comprising 306 acres of undeveloped land, county stewards hope to open it in the future with an off-road cycling and hiking trail system. Future access to and parking for the park will be developed off Brook Valley Road in Kinnelon.The land "enhances the proposed trailhead that will begin along the Route 23 corridor," said Morris County Park ...
The Waughaw Mountain Greenway in Riverdale and Kinnelon just got bigger with the donation of about 47 acres of land to the Morris County Park Commission.
Previously comprising 306 acres of undeveloped land, county stewards hope to open it in the future with an off-road cycling and hiking trail system. Future access to and parking for the park will be developed off Brook Valley Road in Kinnelon.
The land "enhances the proposed trailhead that will begin along the Route 23 corridor," said Morris County Park Commission Executive Director Dave Helmer.
“Preserving open space for our residents is a priority,” Riverdale Mayor Paul Carelli said. “The Waughaw Mountain Greenway will be a wonderful amenity for not only our residents and those from surrounding communities, but will also showcase what Riverdale has to offer to all who visit the Greenway.”
Park Commission President Stuart Lasser said the donation expands the largest county park system in New Jersey by acreage and adds to protected green space "at the gateway to Morris County."
Fairfield-based Rensselaer, which donated the land, also has a portfolio of rural properties around northern New Jersey and has undertaken a variety of green initiatives, including preserving undeveloped forestland in Mansfield in Warren County.
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Established in 1956, the Morris County Parks Commission is the steward of more than 20,000 acres of parkland and operates 34 facilities including four golf courses, ice-skating arena and a boating marina on Lake Hopatcong. A staff of 151 full-time, 66 seasonal and part-time employees handles operations for the system, which features 253 miles of trails and attracts more than 4 million visitors annually.
Denizens Brewing Co. announced this week that they will be partnering with local food truck Catalyst Hot Dogs to bring an accessible New Jersey-style food menu to match their beer at the brewery’s Riverdale Park location.Catalyst Hot Dogs, ...
Denizens Brewing Co. announced this week that they will be partnering with local food truck Catalyst Hot Dogs to bring an accessible New Jersey-style food menu to match their beer at the brewery’s Riverdale Park location.
Catalyst Hot Dogs, which hit the streets of Silver Spring in late 2020, will take over Denizens’ kitchen in Riverdale Park from Jan. 5 to expand their dream of opening a brick-and-mortar hot dog restaurant in New Jersey, while Denizens will continue to focus on expanding its beer footprint in the area.
“COVID-19 significantly disrupted the hospitality industry, which created new opportunities for partnerships and creative ways to operate,” Denizens said in a press release. “In response to the pandemic, Denizens has been simplifying their business operations to focus on beer, brewing, and distribution. Catalyst Hot Dogs responded to the pandemic by striking out on their own. As a result, they are meeting each other in the middle.”
Catalyst Hot Dogs owner Chris Van Jura was featured in a July 2021 episode of NPR’s The Indicator from Planet Money, which discussed businesses that were started as a byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Denizens Founder & Chief Brand Officer Julie Verratti said to the Source that the menu will replace the collaboration with All Set Restaurant & Bar and sister food truck Money Muscle BBQ at Denizens’ Riverdale Park location; the All Set/Money Muscle menu will remain in place at the downtown Silver Spring location. The new collaboration will include a kids menu, as well as a happy hour food menu to complement Denizens’ happy hour drink offerings, Verratti said.
“I grew up in New Jersey, and one of my first jobs was at a deli,” said Denizens’ Chief Beer Officer (and Short Hills, NJ native) Jeff Ramirez. “I’ve been a fan of the casual comfort food that can be found up and down the Garden State and how it plays a part in what it means to be from the Tri-state area. This new partnership with Catalyst Hot Dogs in Riverdale Park is nostalgic for me. Chris is elevating the ‘hot dog joint’ and also serving up some other Jersey deli and diner classics.”
“We can’t think of a better pairing than hot dogs and beer,” said Catalyst Hot Dogs Chief Hot Dog Guy (and Hasbrouck Heights, NJ native) Chris Van Jura. “We’re so excited to have a home for Catalyst that all the friends we’ve made over the last two years can visit anytime, and we can’t wait to also serve our new Riverdale Park neighbors.”
Photo Courtesy of Catalyst Hot Dogs / Menu Courtesy of Denizens Brewing Co.
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