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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Written By: Giulia Vitolo, Pediatric Occupational Therapist Sensory Processing Disorder is described as inefficiencies with processing and modulation of sensory input. Therefore, the nervous system requires an increased amount of input and sensory experiences throughout the day to help maintain a calm and organized state. Occupational therapy provides skilled intervention to decrease a child’s need

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All About Pregnancy & Postpartum Hand, Wrist, & Arm Pain

Motherhood is a handful, so make sure your hands are up to the task! In an article for The Layers Project Magazine, Allison Cohen (MSOTR/L, CHT), Paramus Occupational Therapy (OT) Clinical Director, discusses risk factors and considerations for pregnant and postpartum women with hand, wrist, and arm pain. [READ FULL ARTICLE HERE]

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Top 5 Injuries for Hand & Occupational Therapy in Jefferson NJ

Written By: Gagan Dhaliwal, OTR/L Hand and Occupational Therapy is a specialty of ours at SportsCare Physical Therapy in Jefferson, New Jersey. In this article, Occupational Therapist, Gagan Dhaliwal highlights five common injuries we see patients for, and the treatment options available. 1. What is DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis? DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis is a common hand/wrist injury that our Hand

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About Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD)

It’s estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative care such as physical therapy usually gets better results than surgery. Degenerative disk disease (DDD) is one

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Low Back Pain Treatment & Prevention Tips

If you have low back pain, you are not alone. In fact, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own, but for some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life

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Physical Therapy for Knee Bursitis

What Is Knee Bursitis? Knee bursitis (also called pre-patellar or infrapatellar bursitis, and commonly called “housemaid’s knee, or clergyman’s knee) occurs when 1 or more of the many bursae (fluid-filled sacs) becomes damaged, irritated, or inflamed. Normally, a bursa acts as a cushion or friction-reducer between 2 body parts, such as between bone and skin,

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What Is Vertigo & What Causes It

What Is Vertigo? Vertigo is the sensation of spinning—even when you’re perfectly still, you might feel like you’re moving or that the room is moving around you. Vertigo usually is described as a spinning sensation, whereas dizziness usually is described as “lightheadedness.” Often, they have different causes and different treatments. What Causes It? Most causes of

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Events

Fun Ideas for Independence Day

Have fun this Independence Day weekend! It’s the start of July 4th Celebration this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited! SportsCare loves to encourage an active, safe and fun lifestyle, so we have compiled a list of ideas for you and your family to enjoy this weekend. Please always discuss any activity with a Medical Professional

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Family Fridays

Tips & Benefits To Eating Right

In 2017, there is a bounty of diets, diet pills, and protein shakes on the market, that it makes it hard to see what is best when it comes to your nutritional plan.  Every single one of these items on the market is generalized to an idea of certain groups of people when nobody is

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Family Fridays

Heat Stroke: Risk Factors and Treatment Options

Many of us are enjoying the warm weather for the month of July, however, the heat can become dangerous to your health, if you don’t take the proper precautions. Heat stroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most

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Family Fridays

Summer Joint Pain

Reduce Chronic Joint Pain in the Summer, With These 5 Tips: Chronic pain conditions can interrupt your daily schedule of activities, through the year, but particularly in the Summer. The extreme heat can increase your pain symptoms, during a time where kids are home from school, and family visits are a plenty. Here are 5

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