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.
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 Sea Bright, 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:
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.
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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.
The AlterGÂ® 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 Sea Bright, 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:
The AlterGÂ® 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.
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.
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:
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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.
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.
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. -- Beachgoers enjoyed the sun and surf this Memorial Day Weekend.The rip current risk was high Monday, because of a low pressure system to the south and winds rolling in off the water to the east.CBS2's Vanessa Murdock was in Sea Bright, New Jersey, where it was bright but breezy. She found sparkling sun, warm sand and rough surf driven by whipping winds that stood American flags at attention.Kathr...
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. -- Beachgoers enjoyed the sun and surf this Memorial Day Weekend.
The rip current risk was high Monday, because of a low pressure system to the south and winds rolling in off the water to the east.
CBS2's Vanessa Murdock was in Sea Bright, New Jersey, where it was bright but breezy. She found sparkling sun, warm sand and rough surf driven by whipping winds that stood American flags at attention.
Kathryn Martin and Sarah Potts kept watch over beach access.
"Still got a good crowd on the beach, definitely a good crowd," Martin said.
"Are you surprised to see as many people out there as there are?" Murdock asked.
"For as windy as it is, yes," Potts replied.
Four-year-old Jameson braved the wind head-on, digging holes big enough for the little guy to fit in but have trouble getting out of.
"Making sandcastles and digging," he said.
In the surf, there was no one -- for good reason. Lifeguards swapped out yellow flags for red, indicating a high risk of rip currents on a day so many hoped to enjoy the water.
"It's a little windy, but we're doing our best. We brought our beach sweatshirts," said Jocelyn Marx, of Tinton Falls.
Sheets chimed along the Shrewsbury River at Carriage House Marina, where owner Lance Cunningham had a busy spring of launching 150 boats.
"I'm sitting here relaxing. I worked in the garden for two, three hours this morning. No emergency haul-outs for boats today," he said. "It's warm, it's sunny, it's gorgeous out. Sea Bright -- beautiful place."
A beautiful place to celebrate and remember. Michael Mayer thinks of his father who served in the Army this Memorial Day.
"Instead of the saying, 'Happy Memorial Day," the best thing to probably say to someone is, 'Have a meaningful Memorial Day,'" said his wife Virginia Castillo.
Vanessa Murdock joined the CBS 2 Weather Team in October 2011 as the weekend morning meteorologist and weekday reporter.
HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- The rain made a mess in Hoboken as Madison Street as it was flooded by the intense rain and turned into a lake.Drivers were still trying to get through and risk getting their vehicles stalled in water that covered the hoods of some cars.Several parked cars never stood a chance and are stalled where they last stopped. One resident went the wrong way to avoid the flooded roads. In Hoboken, several garden apartments were filled with floodwater and had to be pumped out. Local officials are prepared for...
HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- The rain made a mess in Hoboken as Madison Street as it was flooded by the intense rain and turned into a lake.
Drivers were still trying to get through and risk getting their vehicles stalled in water that covered the hoods of some cars.
Several parked cars never stood a chance and are stalled where they last stopped. One resident went the wrong way to avoid the flooded roads. In Hoboken, several garden apartments were filled with floodwater and had to be pumped out. Local officials are prepared for more heavy rain on Friday evening.
Hoboken is prone to flooding and that is why a State of Emergency was declared Friday morning. Mayor Rhavi Bhalla urged residents to stay inside because conditions were expected to get worse on Friday evening.
Hoboken officials say they have had no injuries so far - but there have been two rescues. The fire department has been on at least 21 calls to pump out basements.
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Governor Murphy has been aware of the flooding problem in both North and Central Jersey. He declared a State of Emergency for all 21 counties in the state.
The torrential rain swept across the Jersey Shore and left several major roads flooded and impassable. The rainwater piled up on highways as visibility dropped. In Sea Bright, residents watched the Shrewsbury River as the tide got higher and higher.
Monica Pizzolato delivers for Instacart - her customer on Friday is at the end of Navesink Drive in Monmouth Beach where the street is flooded and blocked with a stranded SUV.
"I just hit her up and said that somebody's stuck and I don't know what to do now, so I have her food in my truck. This is bad. This is - it's been bad. It's bad," Pizzolato said.
The pounding surf is grinding down at the beaches. Beach erosion was made far worse after days of stormy weather - and it won't get better for several hours, according to Monmouth County Sherriff Shaun Golden.
"We expect it to worsen throughout the evening, as well, as more rain comes down. And we have those tidal changes, so the water is just unable to flow out and drain like it normally would," Golden said.
Sun, sand, surf, and yes, even the familiar cackle of seagulls. Every summer, Jersey Shore’s 130 miles of beaches are jammed packed with visitors jockeying for the best spots to soak it all in.In the vast majority of those towns from Sandy Hook to Cape May, beach access comes with a cost. Daily, weekly and seasonal beach badge and tag prices have been set for the 2023 season with the highest fee hitting $150. There are still some free options, but yo...
Sun, sand, surf, and yes, even the familiar cackle of seagulls. Every summer, Jersey Shore’s 130 miles of beaches are jammed packed with visitors jockeying for the best spots to soak it all in.
In the vast majority of those towns from Sandy Hook to Cape May, beach access comes with a cost. Daily, weekly and seasonal beach badge and tag prices have been set for the 2023 season with the highest fee hitting $150. There are still some free options, but you may have to pay for parking.
Pro tip: Some towns offer discounts if you buy seasonal tags before Memorial Day.
Beaches frequently allow free or reduced fees to children, senior citizens, veterans and active military personnel. Some spots offer reduced fees for visitors with disabilities.
Asbury Park, Cape May, Atlantic City, Sea Isle City and Ocean City are a sampling of beach towns that make seaside visits super accessible for those with disabilities. There are entrance ramps to paved beachfront promenades, beach mats on the sand and beach-friendly wheelchairs for visitors. (Which Jersey Shore beaches are most accessible? Check our guide here.)
Want to compare beach tag prices? NJ Advance Media has got you covered with a list of fees for every Jersey Shore town for the 2023 season:
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Voters in two Monmouth County towns are going to the polls Tuesday for a special election on the future of their local schools. On the ballot in Highlands and Atlantic Highlands is the question of whether to merge three school districts — Henry Hudson Regional School District, Atlantic Highlands School District and Highlands School District.
Tara Beams, superintendent of the three districts, said regionalizing would benefit students though the districts already are sharing resources.
Leaders in Highlands are against the plan, though not against regionalizing in general. Mayor Carolyn Boullon said the funding formula would disproportionally hurt Highlands taxpayers.
In addition, neighboring Sea Bright wants to be part of the merger, but other districts that currently receive Sea Bright’s students have petitioned state education authorities to block its inclusion. The unresolved issue of Sea Bright’s inclusion has caused some local leaders to hold back their support of the merger.
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A whole lotta love and a whole lotta of rock and roll at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke on Wednesday, July 26 with Black Dog, NJ’s #1 Led Zeppelin tribute band. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include the show and complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres. (Al a carte dinner service from 4-7:30.) (732) 530-9760 Tickets online here....
A whole lotta love and a whole lotta of rock and roll at DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke on Wednesday, July 26 with Black Dog, NJ’s #1 Led Zeppelin tribute band.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include the show and complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres. (Al a carte dinner service from 4-7:30.) (732) 530-9760 Tickets online here.
Executive Chef Toni Charmello, a Zeppelin fan - has assembled some themed hors d’oeuvres to be served throughout the special event such as: The Ocean, pretzel crusted crab cakes; The Rover - Traditional Franks In A Blanket, Spicy Mustard; Four Sticks, bruschetta with tomato & basil; Dancing Days, chicken skewers, and much more!
DRIFTHOUSE bartenders, also “Zeppelectics”, have concocted some signature cocktails too, such as Dazed and Confused with Tres Agave Tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, cream of coconut, coconut flake rim and lime wedge; Stairway to Heaven with Legrand Kentucky Bourbon, angostura bitters, fresh lemon juice, muddled strawberry, ginger beer and simple syrup.
Chef Charmello will keep the kitchen open with a special menu filled with Led Zeppelin song named dishes including Heartbreaker, clothesline bacon; No Quarter, DRIFTHOUSE burger; Over the Hills and Far Away, rigatoni; and Whole Lotta Love, crispy calamari and plenty more selections.
“We’ve held special events at DRIFTHOUSE before and they were sell-outs,” said co-owner William Stavola. “It’s clear our fans want great food, drinks and to dance the night away to music by our state’s amazing talented artists like Black Dog. So, we’re going to give them what they want. Led Zeppelin’s music lives on through this band. We all love rock and roll including Chef David Burke. It’s time to get the led out.”
“All Zeppelin all the time,” said Rob Malave, lead singer about his band Black Dog. “We all loved Zeppelin and found each other and have been together for 23 years. We are looking forward to our debut south of the Driscoll Bridge at the Jersey Shore. Don’t miss the show it’s going to be super night for all the Zeppelectics!”
The members of the band include Malave, who also plays harmonica, Dan Toto, guitar; Jeff Mott, bass guitar, keyboards and mandolin. According to Maleve, Black Dog pays tribute to the mighty Led Zeppelin with an extensive catalogue of songs comprised of classic masterpieces like "Dazed and Confused", "Heartbreaker", and "Stairway to Heaven", as well as the lesser known B-sides.
The Stavola family have owned and operated the Driftwood Cabana Club where DRIFTHOUSE is located since 1957. They opened their restaurant under another name to the public in the main part of the club in September 2012, one month before Hurricane Sandy struck the shore and destroyed nearly 80 percent of the buildings in Sea Bright. Determined to reopen as quickly as possible to get their employees back to work, the Stavola family was the second business to open in the seaside town after the devastation using their own commercial generator for power. DRIFTHOUSE was the first of David Burke Hospitality Management’s collection of nine unique New Jersey restaurants, also powered through, pivoted and remained open during the pandemic. The full-service restaurant open year-round clearly has staying power and today is a Jersey Shore landmark.
DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke celebrated its fifth anniversary with a whole new look and revamped seafood-focused menu at this year-round, full-service restaurant, mere steps from the beach. The restaurant has a trendy, new brighter maritime decor and new artwork, new black wooden tables and upgraded lighting resulting in a hipper, more casual look.
DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke is open for dinner Tuesday – Saturday 4-10 p.m. and Sunday 4-9 p.m. There is an outdoor dining deck for the summer and Fall. The private Gallery Room is available for social and business events with views of the ocean, and the Jersey Shore’s singular authentic wood-burning fireplace. DRIFTHOUSE, the only oceanfront restaurant in Sea Bright, is located in the Driftwood Cabana Club.