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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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caryn Shinske (609) 984-1795Lawrence Hajna (609) 984-1795 Vincent Grassi (609) 984-1795(23/P006) TRENTON – Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today the Department of Environmental Protection will present the results of its Wharton State Forest Visitor and Vehicle Use Survey and gather public input during the second in a series of virtual public meetings on the development of a plan for public access while protecting natural resources...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Caryn Shinske (609) 984-1795Lawrence Hajna (609) 984-1795 Vincent Grassi (609) 984-1795
(23/P006) TRENTON – Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today the Department of Environmental Protection will present the results of its Wharton State Forest Visitor and Vehicle Use Survey and gather public input during the second in a series of virtual public meetings on the development of a plan for public access while protecting natural resources and ensuring public safety in the state forest. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Pre-registration is strongly recommended due to expected high public interest.
The DEP is committed to robust public input as it develops a long-term plan that considers multiple user interests while protecting the sensitive ecosystems and cultural resources found within Wharton State Forest, the largest tract in the New Jersey State Park System. The DEP received 1,610 surveys that were submitted online, by email, and through traditional mail between Sept. 28 and Nov. 11, 2022. Participants provided information about the activities they enjoy as well as how frequently they enjoy them. After a presentation of the survey results, the public will be invited to provide comment.
“We strongly encourage everyone who enjoys Wharton State Forest to register early to attend this virtual public meeting, part of a comprehensive process the DEP is implementing to address diverse user needs in Wharton in a manner that is safe and responsible,” said Commissioner LaTourette.
“People enjoy Wharton in many different ways, whether to hike, canoe, camp, watch wildlife, fish, hunt, or to drive along the forest’s many miles of unimproved roads,” he continued. “As we continue to advance the development of this plan, we must be sure to do so responsibly so that the ecologically sensitive plants and animals found in this special place are protected for all to enjoy, as well as all of its natural beauty.”
Feedback from the meeting will be used to develop public information materials, including signage, brochures and maps that delineate safe and legal routes for motor vehicle usage to protect culturally and ecologically sensitive resources within the state forest. The DEP expects to host a third public meeting this summer, during which the public information materials will be presented. After the materials are presented, another public comment period will be held.
During the Feb. 8 virtual meeting, the DEP will also provide the public with an update on the DEP’s proposed permit system for accessing some State Park Service-owned roads. Still in the early steps of consideration, a permit system would assist in ensuring users have an adequate understanding of road conditions and vehicle requirements when traveling in remote areas of the state forest.
As part of its commitment to public engagement, and during the survey process, DEP officials met with municipal and county leadership in communities surrounding Wharton State Forest. Meetings allowed the DEP to hear directly from community leaders and afforded an opportunity to explain the intent of the survey. Municipalities that accepted meetings include Tabernacle, Washington and Woodland townships in Burlington County, and Waterford and Winslow townships in Camden County. The DEP has also met with key stakeholder groups, including the Pinelands Commission, to provide input on this process.
“We continue to take steps to implement a transparent process with park users, area residents and local governments about our intentions to better address the wide array of recreational activities which take place in Wharton State Forest,” said John Cecil, Assistant Commissioner of NJDEP’s State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites. “This next meeting provides an additional opportunity to add to the current understanding and listen to additional feedback on how the state forest is accessed and used.”
The virtual public meeting will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. It is recommended those wishing to attend download and install Microsoft Teams onto their devices (computers, laptops, phones, etc.) before the meeting date to reduce the chances of technical difficulties during the meeting.
A “test call” can be made to ensure your microphone and speakers are working ahead of the meeting by going to “settings” and then clicking “devices” in the Teams application. For more information and to download Microsoft Teams visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/
Public comments will be limited to two minutes per person to give everyone a chance to speak. The public may also submit written comments on the State Park Service website. To register to make a public comment during the meeting or to submit a written comment visit: http://njparksandforests.org/wharton/
On Sept. 27, 2022, a virtual public meeting outlined the Visitor and Vehicle Use Survey and answered technical questions about the use of the associated mapping tools within the survey. A recording of that meeting can be viewed on the DEP’s YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/dyT2mh_Rkto
About Wharton State Forest
At 124,350 acres, Wharton State Forest is the largest tract of land in the New Jersey State Park system and is within the million-acre Pinelands National Reserve, recognized for its unique natural resources and designated as a U.S. Biosphere Reserve of national and international significance. The state forest sprawls across portions of Atlantic, Camden, and Burlington counties and is one of the most popular destinations in the state park system.
The DEP lists 43 animals found in the state forest as threatened or endangered, including the Pine Barrens tree frog, timber rattlesnake and pine snake. The state forest also boasts some 750 species of plants, including wild orchids, sedges, grasses and insect-eating plants. Rare plants include the bog asphodel, swamp pink and Pine Barrens gentian. The predominant trees are the pitch pine, various oak species and Atlantic white cedar.
Visitors are reminded that off-road vehicle use of any kind (for example, ATVs, side by sides and other motorized vehicles) is illegal on all state-owned lands. Vehicles operating in a state park, forest or wildlife management area must be street legal, registered, plated, insured and operated by a licensed driver on an established road.
Enforcement of illegal off-road vehicle activity is ongoing. In 2021, the State Attorney General’s Office was successful in securing an increase in fines for illegal off-road vehicle use and damages. Fines now start at $250 to $500 for a first offense, $500 to $1,000 for a second offense, and a minimum of $1,000 for a third or subsequent offense. If a violation results in damage to or destruction of natural resources, an additional fine of five times the cost of the damage may be assessed.
Park visitors who encounter ATVs on or off established park roads or see suspicious or illegal activities on the Department’s entrusted public lands may call 1-877-WARNDEP (1-877-927-6337). Additionally, there is a Warn DEP iPhone and Android application that allows visitors to report environmental abuses, including off-road vehicles. For information on how to download the application, visit: www.nj.gov/dep/warndep.htm
For more about New Jersey’s Parks, Forests & Historic Sites, visit: www.njparksandforests.org/
Like New Jersey’s State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites page on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/newjerseystateparks
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A wind-whipped forest fire in the southern New Jersey Pinelands threatened 16 homes Tuesday. But firefighters were optimistic they could keep the flames away from the houses.No injuries or damage to property had occurred as of late Tuesday afternoon, when the blaze had burned 125 acres and was not contained at all.Winds gusting between 30 and 40 mph were fanning the flames. But so far, the fire was burning in a remo...
A wind-whipped forest fire in the southern New Jersey Pinelands threatened 16 homes Tuesday. But firefighters were optimistic they could keep the flames away from the houses.
No injuries or damage to property had occurred as of late Tuesday afternoon, when the blaze had burned 125 acres and was not contained at all.
Winds gusting between 30 and 40 mph were fanning the flames. But so far, the fire was burning in a remote, uninhabited section of the Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area in Little Egg Harbor Township, just west of Exit 58 of the Garden State Parkway in southern Ocean County.
NJ WHARTON STATE FOREST WILDFIRE BURNS AT LEAST 7,200 ACRES, THREATENS STRUCTURES
No one had to be evacuated in the initial hours of the blaze, even as fire trucks and water tankers were positioned near the homes that firefighters considered potentially vulnerable to the blaze, said Greg McLaughlin, administrator of the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.
“The wind has been ripping all day. But it’s been consistently in one direction, which helps,” he said.
Also hampering the fire’s spread were numerous marshy bogs within the wildlife area that are wet from spring rains, McLaughlin said.
The fire was spotted from an aerial observation tower in the Pinelands at 11:44 a.m.
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State, county and local investigators were looking into how it might have started, but no cause was immediately apparent, McLaughlin said.
The fire service has been doing controlled burns in the Pinelands in recent weeks to consume dead leaves, twigs and other forest floor fuel that could accelerate a wildfire. But there were no burns being done anywhere else in the state on Tuesday because of the high winds, officials said.
About 45 firefighters used 11 trucks, numerous water tankers, a bulldozer and a helicopter to fight the fire.
The fire was burning not far from the Air National Guard’s Warren Grove target range, where a 2007 forest fire burned 17,000 acres.
NOTE: This article was updated to include photographs of the fire, plus additional information about its size and the effort to control it.A wildfire broke out Sunday at Wharton State Forrest along the Mullica River, consuming 600 acres by the late evening, state officials said.“WILDFIRE ALERT: Wharton State Forest – Washington Township,” the New Jersey Forest Fire Service ...
NOTE: This article was updated to include photographs of the fire, plus additional information about its size and the effort to control it.
A wildfire broke out Sunday at Wharton State Forrest along the Mullica River, consuming 600 acres by the late evening, state officials said.
“WILDFIRE ALERT: Wharton State Forest – Washington Township,” the New Jersey Forest Fire Service tweeted at 12:24 p.m. Sunday. The fire service was, “responding to an active wildfire in a remote section of Wharton State Forest along the Mullica River.”
“Avoid the area.”
At about 7:30 p.m., the Forest Fire Service updated its Twitter and Facebook pages to reflect the size of the fire and its continued spread.
“The New Jersey Forest Fire Service continues to fight a wildfire fueled by dry and breezy conditions in Wharton State Forest - Washington, Shamong, Hammonton & Mullica Townships - which has reached 600 acres in size and is 10% contained,” the Forest Fire Service posted on Facebook. “Crews have begun a backfiring operation to aid in containment.”
The Mullica River Campground, Mullica River Trail and boat launches along the river were closed until further notice from the Atsion Recreation Area to the historic Batsto Village bog ore smelting site. Batsto Village and all associated hiking and mountain bike trails were closed to visitors
Six structures are threatened in the Paradise Lakes Campground which was evacuated by crews.
A spokesperson for the state Department of Environmental Protection, which includes the Forest Fire Service, said no further information was available and referred to the Twitter and Facebook pages for any updates.
Sunday’s weather in the area was sunny and dry, with temperatures in the mid-70′s and wind speeds in the mid-to-high teens, according to Weather.com.
Wharton is the state’s largest state park, occupying 122,800 acres of pine forest, meadows, lakes and rivers within the Pinelands National Reserve in Burlington and Atlantic counties.
An average of 1,500 spontaneous blazes damage or destroy about 7,000 acres of state forrest land every year, according to the state Forest Fire Service.
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ALLENDALE, N.J., March 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acuitive Technologies announced that Vince Forlenza and Gary Fischetti will join their Board of Directors. Both bring decades of medical technology experience and long track records of success. “We are honored these highly successful corporate leaders share our vision and enthusiasm and are willing to provide their guidance to help us deliver a truly market disruptive bio-regenerative platform for the benefit of patients,” said Alex Khowaylo, Acuitive&rsquo...
ALLENDALE, N.J., March 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acuitive Technologies announced that Vince Forlenza and Gary Fischetti will join their Board of Directors. Both bring decades of medical technology experience and long track records of success. “We are honored these highly successful corporate leaders share our vision and enthusiasm and are willing to provide their guidance to help us deliver a truly market disruptive bio-regenerative platform for the benefit of patients,” said Alex Khowaylo, Acuitive’s Chairman of the Board. “We will benefit immediately from their insight and leadership as we move into our growth stage.”
Acuitive’s platform technology Citregen® is the only synthetic, metabolically active resorbable biomaterial that stimulates the natural host tissue healing process and eliminates the inflammatory response seen with many current biodegradable materials.
Vince Forlenza is the former C.E.O. and Executive Chairman of the board of directors of B.D. (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. During his nearly 40-year career with B.D., he held several global executive leadership positions in the United States and Europe. Mr. Forlenza retired as C.E.O. in January 2020 and stepped down as Chairman in January 2022.
Mr. Forlenza also served as Chairman of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) Board of Directors from 2015 to 2017. Additionally, Mr. Forlenza serves as Lead Director of Moody’s Corporation, and is currently the Chairman of the Lehigh University Board of Trustees. He also serves on the board of MNHI, a startup company developing obstetric devices to aid in childbirth and MarBio, which is developing an autism screening test. Mr. Forlenza earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Gary Fischetti is the former Company Group Chairman for J&J’s (Johnson & Johnson) twelve medical device businesses. During his nearly 35-year career with J&J, Mr. Fischetti held several executive leadership positions with increasing worldwide responsibility. In addition to his final role as Company Group Chairman, he also served as the Worldwide Company Group Chairman for the family of DePuy Synthes Orthopedic companies, which included the Joint Reconstruction, Spine, Trauma, Sports Medicine, C.M.F., and Power Tools businesses. Before that, he served as the Company Group Chairman for all the DePuy Orthopaedic businesses, the Codman Neuro franchise, and Worldwide President of DePuy Spine.
Mr. Fischetti currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for Orchid Orthopedic Solutions and is a member of the Boards at Extremity Medical and Conformis Corporations. Mr. Fischetti earned a BSBA degree in finance from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University.
About Acuitive TechnologiesAcuitive Technologies, founded in 2014 by four partners with decades of orthopedic experience, is devoted to improving medical device performance and patient outcomes. Using transformative Citregen biomaterials, Acuitive intends to offer patients cost-effective, tissue-regenerative products for musculoskeletal injury and disease.
Media ContactMichael McCarthy,Acuitive Technologies, Inc.[email protected]201.661.2680
The world's largest beverage bottler has been fined $49,724 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for "serious violations" that could endanger employees at their plant in Wharton.Employees of the Refresco bottling factory and community groups rallied outside the facility on Nov. 15 to demand bet...
The world's largest beverage bottler has been fined $49,724 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for "serious violations" that could endanger employees at their plant in Wharton.
Employees of the Refresco bottling factory and community groups rallied outside the facility on Nov. 15 to demand better working conditions and recognition of their union. A week later, OSHA began a series of inspections at the plant that continued through last week.
An OSHA citation and notification dated May 19 lists four "serious violations" including wet walking surfaces on four occasions, employee exposure to continuous noise levels at 217% of the permissible action level exposure limit, failing to document the basis for determining that all hazards in a permit space had been eliminated, and failure to certify that propane-powered forklift and electric pallet jack operators had been trained and evaluated.
Refresco claims to be the world’s largest independent bottler for retailers and branded beverage companies in Europe and North America, producing more than 30 million liters of drinks per day. It employs about 4,000 workers in 31 facilities, 26 located in the United States,
Workers at Refresco in Wharton bottle and ship beverages such as BodyArmor Sports Drink for Coca-Cola, Gatorade by Pepsi, Juice Bowl, Arizona Iced Tea and Tropicana juices.
A majority of the 250 workers there voted in June to join the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America union. The majority Latino workforce cited unsafe working conditions, treatment by supervisors, low wages and long hours as reasons for starting the union.
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"Refresco is committed to the health and safety of its employees," a Refresco spokesperson stated. "As part of these efforts, the company continues its cooperation with OSHA. Refresco welcomes this opportunity to further review and enhance workplace health and safety at its Wharton facility."
In 2015, OSHA cited the plant for eight serious violations, including two "willful violations" for not providing hearing tests for workers exposed to prolonged noise.
The company has until June 13 to abate the current violations and June 19 to pay the fines, or risk incurring additional penalties, interest and administrative costs.
At the November rally, Anthony Sanchez, a machine operator at Refresco for the last 15 years, said employees were "working in unsafe conditions, with low salaries."
"It's been four months since we had our union election," Sanchez said. "Refresco ran an aggressive anti-union campaign to intimidate and try to silence us and now is refusing to negotiate with our union.”
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