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Physical Therapy

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT)?

Written By: Tyler Laib PT, DPT, Clinical Director, SportsCare Randolph Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT) is an exciting technique that can augment your physical therapy experience at SportsCare.  This intervention uses specifically designed and precisely calibrated inflatable bands to provide occlusion pressure to a limb. The straps slow blood flow from reaching the muscle groups you and

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Preventing Injuries in the Workplace & Elsewhere | NJ.com

Overexertion when lifting, along with falls, slips and trips, account for more than half of all workplace injuries, resulting in more than $30 billion in workers’ compensation costs in the United States. Many workplace injuries are the result of over use, long-term poor posture and neglect. For workers who have suffered upper extremity injuries, including

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Physical Therapy

What Is Osteoarthritis & How Is It Treated?

Written By: Ken Bordfeld,  PT , Clinical Director, SportsCare Eatontown What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage. Joint cartilage is the stiff resilient tissue on both sides of your joints that protects underlying bone. It is primarily composed

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News & Media

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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Physical Therapy

What is Shoulder Instability & How is it Treated?

Written By: Ken Bordfeld, PT , Clinical Director, SportsCare Eatontown Instability is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability, especially among young, athletic individuals. The stability of any joint is dependent on many factors, such as the shape and congruence of the joint surfaces, the soft tissue “capsule” that surrounds the joint, and the surrounding musculature. Most instability problems occur when the joint capsule

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SportsCare Arena presented by Summit Health Holds Grand Re-Opening Event

Randolph, NJ – Today, SportsCare Arena presented by Summit Health held a Grand Re-Opening event, celebrating the new naming sponsorship with Summit Health for the arena, and the new SportsCare Physical Therapy location opening in the main lobby of the arena. Another announcement shared at the event was the new presenting sponsorship by Summit Health,

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Physical Therapy

5 Common Tennis Injuries: Treatment Options & Prevention Tips

Written By: Matthew Burns PT, DPT – SportsCare Chatham Clinical Director At SportsCare, we treat people of all ages and activity levels, including a lot of weekend warriors and active exercisers. One of our favorite populations to treat is that of the tennis, pickle and paddle ball variety. We’re here to talk a little about

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Osteoporosis: Prevention & Natural Treatment Alternatives 

What Is Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis, or “porous bone”, is a common bone disease characterized by low bone mass density (thickness of the bone), decreased bone strength, and a change (deterioration) in the bone structure and tissue, which can lead to an increased risk of fracture.  The normal bone structure becomes thinned out, brittle, and porous, lessening the ability of the bone to withstand

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Physical Therapy

Adolescent Concussions: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Written By: SportsCare Mountain Lakes Some signs and symptoms of a concussion for adolescents are dizziness, memory loss, headaches, fatigue, and sensitivity to light. Nausea, mood changes, and blurry vision are also signs of a concussion. If you suspect a child has a concussion and it is sports related, do not let them keep playing.

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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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