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Are you experiencing knee pain symptoms such as popping, clicking, bone-on-bone grinding, achiness, or sharp stabs? You're not alone in this journey. Knee pain affects nearly 25% of adults in the United States, causing discomfort, swelling, and chronic pain that can hinder everyday activities like childcare, walking, and exercise. Shockingly, recent statistics from The American Academy of Family Physicians indicate a 65% increase in diagnosed knee pain cases.

In a world where invasive surgeries and prescription painkillers are often the default solutions, it's crucial to explore the effective non-invasive options that are available. These alternative treatments provide relief without the associated risks of surgery.

Today, many doctors still recommend invasive surgeries and prescription painkillers rather than exploring non-invasive options. While those treatments are needed in some circumstances, there are alternative treatments available that can help you overcome knee pain without needing to go under the knife.

NJ Sports Spine and Wellness' advanced knee pain treatment in Holmdel Village, NJ gives men and women suffering from knee pain hope. Instead of relying on surgery, our team of doctors and physical therapists use non-invasive, highly effective treatments to help heal prevalent conditions such as:

Service Areas

Arthritis

Soft tissue injury

ACL tears

MCL tears

Patella dislocation

Misalignment of the kneecap

Patella tendonitis

Jumper's knee

Osgood Schlatter's Disease

Knee

With the right treatment,

many people can reduce their pain and improve their function, allowing them to return to normal daily activities. Plus, by taking preventative measures and seeking prompt care from our team, it's possible to reduce your risk of developing chronic knee pain and other painful knee conditions. If you've been searching for a non-invasive way to eliminate knee pain and get back to an active life, your journey to recovery starts here.

Let's take a closer look at some of the knee pain treatments available at NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, which all serve as great alternatives to knee replacement surgery.

Physical Therapy:

Optimizing Musculoskeletal Health with Conservative Care

The field of Physical Therapy (PT) aims to rehabilitate individuals who have experienced injury, illness, or disability by restoring their mobility and function. Physical therapists cater to patients of various ages and capabilities, ranging from young athletes to senior citizens, in order to help them surpass physical limitations and improve their standard of living with advanced knee pain treatment in Holmdel Village, NJ.

At NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, our physical therapy program was founded on a patient-centric philosophy, where physical therapists work closely with patients to get a deep understanding of their goals, preferences, and capabilities. In doing so, they can create a tailor-made treatment strategy to address their unique knee pain with the goal of avoiding a knee replacement. Treatment may involve exercises that are therapeutic in nature and can include:

  • Joint mobilizations
  • Soft tissue mobilization using cupping
  • Graston technique
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Stretching of associated muscle groups

Joint Mobilization for Knee Pain

This unique knee pain solution involves physical therapists using skilled manual therapy techniques to help improve your joint range of motion while simultaneously reducing your knee pain.

During joint mobilization, a physical therapist applies targeted pressures or forces to a joint in specific directions to improve its mobility. The intensity of the force applied can vary, and it is adjusted based on the patient's comfort level. Joint mobilization is generally pain-free.

STM

Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)

Soft Tissue Mobilization is a manual therapy technique that involves stretching and applying deep pressure to rigid muscle tissue. This helps to relax muscle tension and move fluids that are trapped in the tissues that cause pain and inflammation. This effective form of physical therapy is often used as an advanced knee pain treatment in Holmdel Village, NJ for treating knee strains, knee sprains, knee pain, and more.

Graston

The Graston Technique

The Graston Technique involves the use of handheld instruments to identify and break up scar tissue through specialized massage. During a Graston Technique session, physical therapists use convex and concave tools for cross-friction massage, which involves rubbing or brushing against the grain of the scar tissue. This process re-introduces small amounts of trauma to the affected area. In some cases, this process temporarily causes inflammation, which can actually boost the amount and rate of blood flow in the knee. This process helps initiate and promote the healing process so you can get back to a normal life.

Massage

Soft Tissue Massage

Soft tissue massage is a less intense form of massage than it's deep-tissue relative. Instead of focusing on slow and firm strokes to reach the deep layers of muscles and tissues, this massage technique uses a variety of pressures, depths, and durations. Soft tissue massage is helpful in alleviating different types of knee aches, pains, and injuries. Soft tissue massages can also help reduce stress, improve circulation, and promote relaxation.

Advanced Mechanics and Technology:

The Future of Knee Pain Therapy

While knee pain is a common symptom that affects millions of Americans every year, no two cases of knee pain are ever exactly alike. Some types of knee injuries require non-traditional solutions. At New Jersey Sports Spine and Wellness, we offer a range of treatments that leverage mechanics and technology to help patients recover from injuries while treating inflammation and pain as well as resolve the root cause of the pain.

AlterAlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill is equipped with NASA Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology, which is a precise air calibration system that uses the user's actual body weight to enhance rehabilitation and training. By utilizing a pressurized air chamber, the AlterG allows patients and athletes to move without any pain or restrictions.

This advanced knee pain treatment in Holmdel Village, NJ uniformly reduces gravitational load and body weight up to 80% in precise 1% increments. The results can be incredible, with patients reporting benefits such as:

  • Restoring and building of knee strength
  • Restored range of motion in the knee
  • Better balance
  • Improved knee function
  • More

What Makes the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill So Effective?

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill can monitor various metrics such as speed, gait pattern, stride length, and weight distribution. With real-time feedback and video monitoring, your rehabilitation team can promptly and accurately identify issues and pain points or monitor your progress throughout your knee pain rehabilitation journey.

One of the key benefits of this cutting-edge equipment is that it replicates natural walking and movement patterns without the artificial feel that hydrotherapy or harnesses create. This makes it an excellent choice for faster recovery after knee injuries or surgeries, as it allows for early mobilization while also preserving strength. Furthermore, it is ideal for sports recovery as athletes can use it for physical conditioning maintenance.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Holmdel Village, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Holmdel Village, NJ

Low-Level Laser Therapy

Our advanced treatment modalities for knee pain include laser therapy, which harnesses the revolutionary power of light through photobiomodulation (PBM). LiteCureâ„¢ low-level laser therapy is available for acute and chronic types of knee pain and can be hugely beneficial when coupled with physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, and sports recovery care.

Understanding Photobiomodulation (PBM)

PBM is a medical treatment that harnesses the power of light to stimulate the body's natural healing abilities. The photons from the light penetrate deep into the tissue and interact with mitochondria, which results in a boost in energy production. This interaction sets off a biological chain reaction that increases cellular metabolism. Utilizing low-level light therapy has been shown to:

  • Alleviate knee pain
  • Speed up tissue healing
  • Promote overall health and wellness
  • Expedite knee pain injury recovery
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Holmdel Village, NJ

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Pain Management Professionals

At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, we know that every patient requires a personalized approach to chronic knee pain and condition management. Sometimes, our patients need access to pain management professionals, who can offer relief in conjunction with physical therapy and other solutions like low-level laser therapy.

Two of the most common services we offer for pain management includes acupuncture which can assist in avoiding knee replacement surgery.

Acupuncture is a common treatment for knee pain that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your knee. This ancient Chinese medicine has gained popularity in Western culture due to its effectiveness in treating various conditions with minimal side effects.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release various biochemicals, including endorphins and other neurotransmitters. The release of these chemicals helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain perception, and improve overall blood circulation.

Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating knee pain caused by a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis and injuries related to physical activity like running. Acupuncture can also help reduce inflammation, improve muscle function, and decrease pain perception, making it a viable treatment on its own or as an addition to traditional treatment methods like physical therapy.

When undergoing acupuncture, a professional acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific acupoints on the skin. These needles are left in place for roughly 20 to 30 minutes and may be gently stimulated for an enhanced effect. Patients might experience a slight tingle or warmth at the needle insertion site, but overall, acupuncture is considered a painless procedure.

Acupuncture has been a trusted and effective treatment option for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a legitimate form of healthcare, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has even funded research studies to explore its efficacy for a range of medical conditions. To learn more about acupuncture for knee pain, contact NJSSW today.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Holmdel Village, NJ

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a common treatment for knee pain that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your knee. This ancient Chinese medicine has gained popularity in Western culture due to its effectiveness in treating various conditions with minimal side effects.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release various biochemicals, including endorphins and other neurotransmitters. The release of these chemicals helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain perception, and improve overall blood circulation.

Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating knee pain caused by a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis and injuries related to physical activity like running. Acupuncture can also help reduce inflammation, improve muscle function, and decrease pain perception, making it a viable treatment on its own or as an addition to traditional treatment methods like physical therapy.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Holmdel Village, NJ

What Happens During Acupuncture Therapy for Knee Pain?

When undergoing acupuncture, a professional acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific acupoints on the skin. These needles are left in place for roughly 20 to 30 minutes and may be gently stimulated for an enhanced effect. Patients might experience a slight tingle or warmth at the needle insertion site, but overall, acupuncture is considered a painless procedure.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Holmdel Village, NJ

Is Acupuncture Actually Effective for Knee Pain?

Acupuncture has been a trusted and effective treatment option for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a legitimate form of healthcare, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has even funded research studies to explore its efficacy for a range of medical conditions. To learn more about acupuncture for knee pain, contact NJSSW today.

Avoid Knee Replacements with Advanced Knee Pain Treatment in Holmdel Village, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Holmdel Village, NJ

When it comes to knee pain therapies and treatments, getting a knee replacement should be last on your list. Why put your body through such trauma if you haven't tried other non-invasive treatment options? Whether you're an athlete trying to work through a knee injury or you're over 65 and are dealing with osteoarthritis, NJ Sports Spine and Wellness can help.

It all starts with an introductory consultation at our office in Matawan or Marlboro. During your first visit, we'll talk to you about your knee pain symptoms, the goals you have in mind, and the advanced knee pain treatments available to you at our practice. From there, it's only a matter of time before you get back to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Every day you wait can worsen your knee condition. Contact us today and let our team help get you on the road to recovery and life with painful knees.

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See How Holmdel Schools Rank Statewide

New Jersey school ratings are back after a pandemic interruption. Check this list for individual school rankings in the Holmdel district.Patch StaffHOLMDEL, NJ — The state has released school ratings for the first time since state testing was postponed during the COVID pandemic.And Holmdel is among the 2,364 school districts that received their ratings this week from the state Department of Education.Along with the ...

New Jersey school ratings are back after a pandemic interruption. Check this list for individual school rankings in the Holmdel district.

Patch Staff

HOLMDEL, NJ — The state has released school ratings for the first time since state testing was postponed during the COVID pandemic.

And Holmdel is among the 2,364 school districts that received their ratings this week from the state Department of Education.

Along with the school performance reports released the first week of April are the school-by-school summative scores and ratings. These numbers compare districts and also give a number score that measures how well each school is doing in academic achievement and progress.

The scores were established to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.

The total score has 99 possible points.

Find out what's happening in Holmdel-Hazletwith free, real-time updates from Patch.

Elementary schools that only teach children under grade 3 are normally not included because there is no state testing at this level (see the **/NA designation).

Here is how Holmdel scored in the state’s annual school report card:

School: Summative Score/Summative Rating

What do these scores and ratings mean?

Scores: "Summative scores" provide a number from 1-100, and are based on factors such as graduation rates and progress in English and math. Higher scores are better, and certain schools with lower scores are put into categories for support and improvement.

Ratings: Schools are compared to one another based on grade level, as well, in the "summative ratings." For example, schools that serve high school students only are compared with one another. These are percentile ratings from 1-100, so a school with a rating closer to 100 is among the best of its peers.

It is possible for a school to have a higher summative rating than summative score, and vice-versa.

You can click here to view the full state table. There is a search bar to look for a particular school, otherwise it is sorted alphabetically by county.

Table note: Some schools did not get a score because the state did not have complete data for last school year. Schools serving only elementary students under grade 3 do not get a score because their students do not participate in state standardized tests. Charter schools are listed separately, not by county. All schools are included.

Michelle Rotuno-Johnson contributed state reporting to this story.

Village School Helps Union Beach Get Back to Normal

After months of fundraising, Village School in Holmdel was finally able to present Memorial School in Union Beach with school supplies and a monetary donation.It's unbelievable how many supplies it takes to run a school.What's even more unbelievable is that less than one year after Hurricane Sandy, and now in a brand new building, Memorial in Union Beach has boxes upon boxes classroom materials."We're back in action, we're fully able to occupy," Memorial Principal Brian Walsh said. "We're getting so many...

After months of fundraising, Village School in Holmdel was finally able to present Memorial School in Union Beach with school supplies and a monetary donation.

It's unbelievable how many supplies it takes to run a school.

What's even more unbelievable is that less than one year after Hurricane Sandy, and now in a brand new building, Memorial in Union Beach has boxes upon boxes classroom materials.

"We're back in action, we're fully able to occupy," Memorial Principal Brian Walsh said. "We're getting so many books I have to turn them away."

On Wednesday, members of the Village School Parent School Association along with administrators and staff visited Memorial School to donate dozens of boxes of student white boards, bulletin board paper and a check for $3,500.

In the middle of what will be the school's library and media room, Holmdel and Union Beach came together to unpack supplies, which were purchased after a major Village School fundraising effort which yielded almost $10,000.

"For Union Beach to get such recognition was unexpected but very touching," Walsh said. "At this point we're in pretty good shape, the support has been unbelievable."

Village School parents, teachers and students began fundraising in November, just after Sandy hit. Their biggest fundraiser was the Village Idol show which sold out two nights in a row, the first year the school charged for tickets.

"Who knew parents would spend money to watch teachers make fools of themselves?" said Kara Devaney, Village School teacher and a member of the Union Beach committee.

Village Idol was put together by music teacher Dr. Christie Riso, complete with a flash mob full of teachers.

"The connection with the parents was phenomenal. It really became a community event," said Village School Principal Brian Schillaci.

The $3,500 check will be put toward activities and programs for Memorial students, something their principal Walsh said is exactly what the students need.

"To give back is such a great thing," said Christine Barbara, Village School social worker.

Enrollment at the school is expected to decrease, as some families chose not return to Union Beach and some families actually can't return.

"About 300 homes have been demolished completely," Walsh said.

But as September nears, the outpouring of support both locally and nationally has helped ready the school and the community.

Devaney, Barbara and Schillaci were joined in Union Beach on Wednesday by Village Assistant Principal Jessica Vierschilling and PSA President Dina D’Ambrosi.

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Enter Housing Lottery For Affordable Holmdel Apartments

HOLMDEL, NJ — The public can now enter an affordable housing lottery for a chance to live at ...

HOLMDEL, NJ — The public can now enter an affordable housing lottery for a chance to live at Cornerstone at Holmdel, an income-restricted multifamily community approved by the township last year.

Construction is entering its final phase, with the 50-apartment development set to open in late spring 2024, Walters, the developers, said.

Applications to enter the housing lottery will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 13. The drawing will take place on Thursday, Dec. 21, they said. The building should be ready for occupancy by late spring, the developer said.

Call 732-495-1000 for a housing application or visit waltersgroupapartments.com. Walters is based in Barnegat.

Cornerstone at Holmdel is on nearly four acres on South Laurel Avenue, near the corner of Middle Road.

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The Holmdel Planning Board unanimously approved a 50-unit affordable housing project on Middle Road in north Holmdel in May 2022. The housing project will be entirely made up of affordable housing units.

The project includes three, three-story residential buildings, designed and constructed to meet the latest energy conservation requirements. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts range from 667 to 1,150 square feet. Each residence features an enclosed entryway, an open floor plan, upgraded interior finishes and detailing.

There is a buffer of trees and plants between the apartment complex and the backyards of Hazlet residents and the elimination of a proposed driveway onto South Laurel Avenue.

“We’re proud to bring Cornerstone at Holmdel to families in Monmouth County,” said Joe Del Duca, partner and director of Affordable Housing for Walters. “Residents will enjoy the flexibility and convenience of apartment living with high-end amenities at an affordable price.”

Community spaces will include a fitness room, playground and outdoor areas with seating and gas grills.

In the larger community, the development is near Holmdel Towne Center and The Commons at Holmdel. Also nearby is Allocco Park, an 11-acre recreational area with a baseball field, basketball court, a walking trail, tot lot and more.

Cornerstone at Holmdel will be available to residents whose incomes are at or below 60 percent of the area median income. Rental rates vary depending on the size of the apartment and the renter’s gross annual income, according to the rent/income requirements chart on the company website.

The project was the subject of lawsuits by neighboring Hazlet, due to the development's proximity to the township borders, according to a previous Patch article.

During the public hearing for the affordable housing project, the applicant and the board agreed to move the complex 200 feet away from the municipal border, which was a key point in the settlement between Holmdel and Hazlet.

Holmdel OKs 50 affordable apartments near Hazlet boundary, with first move-ins by 2023

HOLMDEL — The planning board unanimously approved plans for a three-building apartment complex with 50 affordable units at 625 South Laurel Ave.The development, dubbed the Holmdel Family Apartments, will be built and managed by the Walters Group, a Barnegat-based developer. The complex is part of the township’s 2019 affordable housing settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center.Because the complex is right along the municipal boundary with Hazlet, ...

HOLMDEL — The planning board unanimously approved plans for a three-building apartment complex with 50 affordable units at 625 South Laurel Ave.

The development, dubbed the Holmdel Family Apartments, will be built and managed by the Walters Group, a Barnegat-based developer. The complex is part of the township’s 2019 affordable housing settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center.

Because the complex is right along the municipal boundary with Hazlet, Hazlet sued Holmdel three separate times starting in August 2020 to stop the construction of the affordable housing complex. Last August, Holmdel reached a settlement agreement with Hazlet.

At Tuesday’s planning board meeting, the developer presented and agreed to plans that would move the complex 200 feet the municipal border and maintain a buffer of trees and plants between the apartment complex and the backyards of people’s houses in Hazlet.

“I don’t want to see dead trees and the loss of buffers for the Hazlet residents,” board member Joyce Ploussas said. “I want it maintained.”

Board member William Kastning asked about the contaminants found at the site during soil testing.

“There’s been contaminants associated with previous use that have been found that are being remediated and removed,” said Damien Del Duca, attorney for the developer.

The new plan would eliminate one of the driveways onto the site so there would be only one road leading into and out of the complex from Middle Road.

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Board planner Jen Beahm expressed concern that having only one entry and exit could impede emergency services in the event that the road became blocked.

The developer agreed to add a bollard to the single entry and exit that would split the road in half, reducing the possibility of a completely blocked road. It also agreed to move two trees to allow emergency vehicles the ability to pull into the complex on the South Laurel Avenue side through the grass. It also agreed to plant trees with a minimum canopy of 12 feet around the parking lot to avoid branches impeding ambulances.

Edmond Speitel Jr., vice president of development for the developer, said in addition to apartments, the complex will house an indoor gym, a computer lab and an outdoor playground. Garbage will be picked up twice a week.

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In response to a question by Kastning, Speitel said the developers will accept residents who don't have cars and said there is a bus stop within half a mile of the development. The nearest bus stop is a mile north at the intersection of Route 36 and South Laurel Avenue. Bus 817 from Perth Amboy to Middletown passes by stop 24642.

Del Duca said Walters Group applied to the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency “in order for this community to be a reality … to get tax credit financing.”

He said the developer applied in conjunction with the township and “was able to score well enough to get the tax credit award” in late 2020.

He said, a condition of receiving the tax credit, the developer has to complete construction and “get our first certificate of occupancy” by late 2023.

“This has been a long process,” Del Duca said. “We’re very anxious to start work so we can put this community into service, comply with our obligations and help Holmdel comply with its obligations.”

Olivia Liu is a reporter covering transportation, Red Bank and western Monmouth County. She can be reached at oliu@gannett.com.

Principal Shake-Up Planned For Holmdel Public Schools

HOLMDEL, NJ — At their meeting Wednesday night, the Holmdel Board of Education will be asked to approve a suggestion from superintendent Dr. Robert McGarry to move three out of the four principals to new schools.If the Board approves his request, effective Aug. 1 of this year, these will be the new principals at each school:Village Elementary School: Art HowardWilliam R. Satz School: William LoughranHolmdel High School: Brian SchillaciThe only school that would be ...

HOLMDEL, NJ — At their meeting Wednesday night, the Holmdel Board of Education will be asked to approve a suggestion from superintendent Dr. Robert McGarry to move three out of the four principals to new schools.

If the Board approves his request, effective Aug. 1 of this year, these will be the new principals at each school:

Village Elementary School: Art HowardWilliam R. Satz School: William LoughranHolmdel High School: Brian Schillaci

The only school that would be unchanged is Indian Hill, which will keep principal Lisa Marino, just placed there last year.

It is a major change and one Dr. McGarry just announced he was proposing in a letter sent to Holmdel parents this past Monday, July 23. When asked by Patch, Dr. McGarry called it "an opportunity for all of them and our teachers and staff to see things in each school and in our classrooms through new lenses ... it can only make us a richer and stronger school district."

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In his letter to parents, Dr. McGarry said he is proposing the change because "growth comes when individuals step outside of their comfort zone and accept new challenges."

At least one Holmdel parent, who wanted to stay anonymous, voiced concerns about the move.

"This is a transfer not one of them requested," said the parent. "Is this move to hide the fact that one administrator is being punished? Is McGarry doing this to simply flex a metaphoric muscle?"

"Is a man with only elementary experience the best person to run a high school?" the parent asked. "This transfer, announced Monday July 23, is slated to be approved at the July 25 board meeting. A mere 48 hours is all the notice the community will receive in regards to the leadership of the respective school building ... Regardless of the reason behind the move, it is clear that Superintendent McGarry does not want the public to have time to react or respond."

Dr. McGarry declined to respond to that parent's comments.

The Board meets tonight, Wednesday July 25, at 8 p.m. at Satz school. The meeting is open to the public and public comment.

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