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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
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.
“We believe that a crucial part of doing business is serving the communities we operate in,” said Rensselaer Commercial Properties CEO Christina PioCosta-Lahue. “For us, real estate is just as much about providing high-quality spaces where our tenants can create, build, grow and thrive as it is about preserving the natural spaces around us,” she continued.
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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.
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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RIVERDALE — Residents said they are worried as hearings continued on a closely scrutinized three-home development at the top of a mountain in a neighborhood known for crumbling rock walls and rock slides.A vote on the application for the Hidden Hills or Dube Development, is expected at the next Planning Board hearing on Nov. 1. The plans are a variation on an application the Board denied in 2007. It's a three-lot subdivision on 12.5 acres off Mathews Avenue near the Butler border.Access would be up Overlook...
RIVERDALE — Residents said they are worried as hearings continued on a closely scrutinized three-home development at the top of a mountain in a neighborhood known for crumbling rock walls and rock slides.
A vote on the application for the Hidden Hills or Dube Development, is expected at the next Planning Board hearing on Nov. 1. The plans are a variation on an application the Board denied in 2007. It's a three-lot subdivision on 12.5 acres off Mathews Avenue near the Butler border.
Access would be up Overlook Drive through the 31-home Enclave development and a cul-de-sac at the end of Skyview Terrace. Down below is Rock Creek Crossing, a town house development built in the late 1990s.
The specter of falling rock haunts homeowners there, particularly those who live in building C, behind natural rock walls.
"I literally lose sleep at the thought of this," said Jason Margelefsky, who lives on the ground floor of the building.
He and his neighbors remember when in 2005 a rock slide closed down Timber Ridge Road, one of two ways in and out of the development, for six months.
"Fortunately there are no houses on that side," he said. "If something like that were to fall that would be in my living room."
Geraldine Mondello, another homeowner in building C, said about a year and a half ago a 7-foot by 3-foot rock came down.
"We say it's the Tilcon," she said in reference to Tilcon New York which does regular rock blasting in a quarry a mile away. "But this work here is going to be right behind us and these rocks are going to come down."
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On the opposite side of the Hidden Hills property to the north is a rock wall that collapsed in 2011. The massive rock slide there closed Overlook Drive for three days, sealing off the main road to the 31 Enclave homes. A temporary road had to be constructed off High Street in Butler.
Professionals representing Hidden Hills gave repeated assurances the construction of the new homes would not disturb the rock wall and would not lead to a disaster. Rock will need to be removed from the site, but blasting will not be used, they said.
"There will be no damage to any rock wall because it is just too far away from where the work is to be done," the geo-tech engineer, Eugene Schwarzrock, testified.
He said the new homes would not add any additional stress on the rock face near building C. He also said boring and drilling will not disturb the rock on the Overlook Drive side.
Several questions were also raised about rain water and whether there would be an increase in water runoff, or a shift in how water flows towards the neighborhoods and rock walls below.
Patrick McClellan, the engineer for Hidden Hills, said the objective of the project is to have zero increase in runoff. He said steps were taken to protect the other properties and that there will not be an adverse impact. A dry well will be installed on the property to help manage water runoff.
The rock expert testified that water running off the Hidden Hills site will not be a problem.
"We are not changing the groundwater evolution," Schwarzrock said.
David Merritt, an attorney for the Rock Creek Crossing Condominium Association, was skeptical. Merritt, and an attorney for the Enclave at Riverdale Homeowners Association, continuously put several tough questions to the Hidden Hills experts over the course of the three hearings.
He said that the homeowners bought in to the risk of the natural conditions but, "they did not buy in to the risk of those conditions being worsened by the property above them changing the way that the water flows."
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RIVERDALE — Wes' Tavern, a run-down dive bar on Hamburg Turnpike known for $6 lunch specials, will be demolished and replaced with a strip mall with a new restaurant/bar.Planning Board officials approved the mixed use building for 57 Hamburg Turnpike in the spring, and work on the project is expected to begin in March. The developer will be submitting blueprints for the borough to review in about 35 days.The footprint of the new building is about four times the size Wes' Tavern. It's a two-story building wi...
RIVERDALE — Wes' Tavern, a run-down dive bar on Hamburg Turnpike known for $6 lunch specials, will be demolished and replaced with a strip mall with a new restaurant/bar.
Planning Board officials approved the mixed use building for 57 Hamburg Turnpike in the spring, and work on the project is expected to begin in March. The developer will be submitting blueprints for the borough to review in about 35 days.
The footprint of the new building is about four times the size Wes' Tavern. It's a two-story building with 3,500 square feet for the bar/restaurant space on the first floor. There are another 4,275 square feet of retail space available for lease. The building will house eight one-bedroom apartments on the second floor. There is also a basement for a total building square footage of 23,625 square feet.
The 1.16 acre property Wes' Tavern currently occupies between Drace Place and Mead Avenue will also be improved.
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Officials welcomed the building and property upgrade with unanimous approval. Marketing of the new retail spaces has begun. Final transfer of the property is contingent upon final building approvals, explained the developer.
The new building will be noticeably different from the "horrible" one there now, said one planning board member. The roofs of the existing white building are sagging and black dirt clings to it. A railing outside appears broken and pieces of siding and trim are broken.
"The property is clearly out of date and in need of a face-lift, if you will," said John Palus, the project's engineer.
Along with the obvious aesthetic building improvement, if the developer moves forward there will be significant landscaping and drainage improvements around the property. A total of 151 plantings are planned and the building will be pushed back off Hamburg Turnpike. It will also get a small outdoor patio with a accessible ramp alongside it.
In an effort to improve the awkward layout of the property, the developer is reducing the entrance from two driveways to one. The site will get new asphalt and an underground infiltration system will be installed to capture rain run-off.
"We think it will be an outstanding-looking building," said Doug Bern, the applicant's attorney.
Scott Berkowitz, one of the principals for the development, said the idea to overhaul the site came out of conversations he had in the borough's building department. Berkowitz founded a metal fabrication company called EVS Metal. It was originally located in Pompton Plains and was relocated to Kenner Court in the borough. Joesph Young, the owner of Cornerstone Chiropractic in Riverdale, is also a partner.
"We love Riverdale and we don't need to make a lot of money on this," he said.
Berkowitz said he sees this as a fun opportunity to upgrade the site, create a town center, and give back to the community.
"It’s just the right thing to do," he told the NorthJersey.com and USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey. "Give people a place to go. Clean up that mess. Start the new sidewalk. Put a patio out there. You gotta do the right thing at times and if you have a couple bucks you know, why not."
Berkowitz is excited to get the project moving but said it's a slow process and there are a lot of steps even after Planning Board review. He expects the plans to be finalized by the end of the year but construction will have to wait until after the winter.
At first the restaurant and bar will reemerge as Wes' Tavern and at some point it will become Scotty's Oyster Bar — a concept Berkowitz said he came up with.
He envisions a family restaurant that sells seafood and bar food but isn't high end or "snooty." He's seeking someone to partner with to lease the space and run the restaurant. The restaurant will be completely built out with a kitchen and ready to go, he said.
Berkowitz said he prefers to give a chance to someone new with a dream, instead of a restaurateur who already owns multiple businesses.
"We’re going to make it a turnkey solution for anybody who wants to walk in and give their heart and soul to something," Berkowitz said.
"It’s going to be a place where you can bring your family, your friends and hang out and have reasonably priced food and good times and make some memories," he said.
All of the retail and restaurant space on the first floor of the new building is being advertised for lease by the The Goldstein Group.
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The approved plans for the building call for a colonial feel with brick, masonry and siding. Awnings and signs will define the commercial components of the building, according to the plans.
An elevator is included in the plan to access the apartments. The apartments will be about 750 square feet in size. There are 76 parking spaces.
Berkowitz said the property is too narrow and deep to have it front facing on Hamburg Turnpike. The bar/restaurant side of the building will be the most visible part from the road, but the rest of the building will have enough of a presence to be seen from the road.
During the Planning Board hearings neighbors raised concerns about rodents outside and asked how the dumpsters will be handled. Others asked about water run-off and about car headlights shining onto their yards. The developer agreed to put in fencing to act as a screen from car lights.
The site is located in Riverdale's Community Redevelopment District Zone in downtown Riverdale.
The Planning Board also recently approved a mixed use retail and residential building for 4 Hamburg Turnpike down the street.
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RIVERDALE, NJ—Alexan Riverdale, a 212-unit, mid-rise apartment property in the Morris County, NJ, community of Riverdale, has been sold for an undisclosed amount to Inland Real Estate Acquisitions. The property has been owned since December 2011 by PGIM Real Estate, according to Real Capital Analytics, a proprietary property research database.Holliday Fenoglio Fowler’s investment sales team, led by senior managing director José Cruz, mana...
RIVERDALE, NJ—Alexan Riverdale, a 212-unit, mid-rise apartment property in the Morris County, NJ, community of Riverdale, has been sold for an undisclosed amount to Inland Real Estate Acquisitions. The property has been owned since December 2011 by PGIM Real Estate, according to Real Capital Analytics, a proprietary property research database.
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler’s investment sales team, led by senior managing director José Cruz, managing director Kevin O’Hearn and directors Stephen Simonelli and Michael Oliver, marketed the property on behalf of the seller. HFF also worked to secure acquisition financing on the new owner’s behalf.
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