Lodaer Img

Discover

Knee Pain Treatment & Specialist

In Strathmore, NJ

Avoid Surgery and Reduce Pain with

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment in Strathmore, NJ

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 Strathmore, 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 Strathmore, 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 Strathmore, 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 Strathmore, 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 Strathmore, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Strathmore, 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 Strathmore, NJ

Exclusive Access to

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 Strathmore, 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 Strathmore, 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 Strathmore, 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 Strathmore, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Strathmore, 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.

Latest News in Strathmore, NJ

Curtain closes for Strathmore Cinemas in Aberdeen; big change in store

ABERDEEN - The projector is off at Bow Tie Strathmore Cinemas in Aberdeen.The cinema's sign is covered. A township building permit for the interior's demolition, dated last Thursday, is on the door.Replacing the Strathmore at 1055 Route 34 will be the craft brewery and brew pub Alternate Ending Beer Co. ...

ABERDEEN - The projector is off at Bow Tie Strathmore Cinemas in Aberdeen.

The cinema's sign is covered. A township building permit for the interior's demolition, dated last Thursday, is on the door.

Replacing the Strathmore at 1055 Route 34 will be the craft brewery and brew pub Alternate Ending Beer Co. The pub is expected to open in the spring of 2020.

Mayor Fred Tagliarini said the building's landlord expects to start the renovation process next month. Nearby stores also will have new facades too.

"The stores will have a matching look to the restaurant," Tagliarini said. "He is going to renovate the entire shopping center."

Want to know what else is coming to the Jersey Shore? Check out our What's Going There page and be sure to subscribe today so you don't miss a thing.

More:Indoor beach volleyball arena opens in Aberdeen with 60 dump trucks of sand

More:LA Fitness on way to Route 35's Aberdeen Plaza

Alternate Ending plans to split the 9,000-square-foot building down the middle, with half dedicated to its production space and half for the taproom, which will seat approximately 150 people with additional standing capacity.

Founder and head brewer Scott Novick has said the taproom will also include a room with a 250-inch movie screen for playing classic films, kids' movies and newer releases for free on at least a weekly basis. It also will be available for private parties and corporate events.

Bow Tie Cinemas has owned the Strathmore since 2012, when it took over from Clearview Cinemas. But the building has been a movie theater for decades.

"We are sorry to see it go, but then at the same time, we always appreciate new business coming into town," Tagliarini said. "I guess they just can't compete with the lounge chair theaters, as I call them.

"It certainly has served its purpose over the years," the mayor said.

The Strathmore also was the former home to Friday Nite Specials, the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” performance troupe that’s been celebrating the 1975 cult classic musical with weekly midnight Friday screenings since December 2004.

The show has now been relaunched at Bow Tie's Red Bank theater.

Spot a construction project in Monmouth or Ocean counties and want to know What's Going There? Contact business writer David P. Willis at dwillis@gannettnj.com, and we will look into it for a future column. Meanwhile, stay in touch with the latest developments: Join the What's Going There Facebook group and subscribe to APP.com today.

Dance Review: ‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’ presented by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center at The Strathmore

The “Hip Hop Nutcracker” is the new Nutcracker standard as far as I’m concerned. The original 19th-century classic, adapted from an E.T.A. Hoffman story and set to Tchaikovsky’s score, has since become a Christmas time mainstay, and now it’s been given a fresh, evocative, and totally funky update. From what I could tell, the audience certainly responded. It was a party at the Strathmore with plenty of orchestrated clapping, dancing in the aisles, and even a little “Rapper’s Delight.”...

The “Hip Hop Nutcracker” is the new Nutcracker standard as far as I’m concerned. The original 19th-century classic, adapted from an E.T.A. Hoffman story and set to Tchaikovsky’s score, has since become a Christmas time mainstay, and now it’s been given a fresh, evocative, and totally funky update. From what I could tell, the audience certainly responded. It was a party at the Strathmore with plenty of orchestrated clapping, dancing in the aisles, and even a little “Rapper’s Delight.”

…fresh, evocative, and totally funky update…It really is a delightful two hours…a performance that isn’t afraid to play with a few traditions in order to create some bold new ones.

The show begins with a lively introduction from the evening’s MC, none other than rap pioneer Mr. Kurtis Blow. It was a triumph of nostalgia as the production opened. Blow brought the audience along on a mini hip-hop journey for the ages. His old school rewind hit all the right notes, “Rapper’s Delight,” “Hip Hop Hooray,” “Just a Friend,” “Jump Around.” Iconic classics spun to perfection by DJ Boo accompanying Blow’s bring-the-house-down renditions.

Scanning the audience, you could immediately tell this was a fond Gen-X moment, with their children, and yes, grandchildren, looking on in awe likely wondering how all these 45+ year-olds knew the words…and the moves.

After warming up the multigenerational crowd, Kurtis Blow turned it over to violinist Vivek Menon whose electrifying violin technique really set the tone for the rest of the performance. Most are familiar with the basic plot of the original ballet. Nutcracker comes to life, a Christmas “battle” ensues between the gingerbread soldiers and the mice led by the Mouse King, a bewildered young Clara looking on. The mice are defeated, the Nutcracker is transformed into a Prince, and he and Clara are whisked off to the delectable domain of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker sticks with a similar plot while adding in a few modern-day twists: the Nutcracker (Gabriel Emphasis) is now a street vendor. In defense of Maria-Clara (Ann-Sylvia Clarke), the Nutcracker defeats the Mouse King (Randi “Rascal” Freitas, who seemed to be having the time of her life on stage) with the help of Drosselmeyer (the show-stealing Lisa “LBoogie” Bauford) and a pair of red magic sneakers, calling up a definite Dorothy in Oz kind of vibe. The Land of Sweets is now a throwback nightclub, and Maria-Clara ultimately helps her on-the-verge of divorcing parents reconcile.

The show, adapted by Mike Fitelson, deftly blends contemporary themes with the classic roots of this performance. But what it all comes down to, of course, is the dancing. The dancers are expressive; they’re willing to leave it all on the floor; and they compel audiences to want to get up and move. Hip hop set to Tchaikovsky is an experience that you can only truly appreciate firsthand. The fun the ensemble has is unbelievably contagious. Director and choreographer Jennifer Weber provides a distinctively creative point of view here, and it serves the performance well.

There are just so many elements that come together to make The Hip Hop Nutcracker work. The costumes (original design by Whitney Adams) help define hip-hop culture as set against this particular backdrop. They are clever plays on more conventional interpretations of how Nutcracker dancers are generally costumed. Brandon Stirling Baker’s lighting design plays tricks with just about every aspect of the stage and does so brilliantly. And then of course, we have Moe Shahrooz’s inspired video design. The scenes for the performance are established through projected images of city streets and other such backdrops, some prove downright magical—it snows, ornamented Christmas trees spring up out of nowhere—the magic of tech meets the magic of Christmas.

It really is a delightful two hours as you get to see a performance that isn’t afraid to play with a few traditions in order to create some bold new ones.

Running time: Two hours including a twenty-minute intermission.

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker” runs through December 22, 2022 presented by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852. For more information and tickets on this and upcoming events, go online. on upcoming events at the Strathmore, click here. Strathmore encourages wearing masks inside their buildings.

NJ American Water Officials Visit Aberdeen Township Council

Officials from New Jersey American Water were present at the Aberdeen Township Council meeting Jan. 15 in order to answer questions about the series of water main breaks in Strathmore over the weekend.Mayor Fred Tagliarini estimates that there were at least 9 breaks between Friday night and Sunday night in the F-section, I-section, O-section, C-section and on Lloyd Road near the N-section."There were at least five in the F-section alone. I think nine is a very safe number. And then on top of that there was a water tower in...

Officials from New Jersey American Water were present at the Aberdeen Township Council meeting Jan. 15 in order to answer questions about the series of water main breaks in Strathmore over the weekend.

Mayor Fred Tagliarini estimates that there were at least 9 breaks between Friday night and Sunday night in the F-section, I-section, O-section, C-section and on Lloyd Road near the N-section.

"There were at least five in the F-section alone. I think nine is a very safe number. And then on top of that there was a water tower in the I-section that was losing thousands of gallons a minute and they had to find that leak. That could have impacted all of Strathmore," he said.

Tagliarini, who lives in Strathmore, noted that he and his wife spent nearly the entire weekend without running water.

"We were without water, on and off, from Friday night to Monday morning. The last break was somewhere in the 9 p.m. hour Sunday evening," he said. "So just about when we started getting used to running water again Sunday evening, there was another break."

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

Kevin Keane, the NJAW local field manager, explained that the company has seen a spike statewide in water main breaks due to cold temperatures causing pipes to shift. However, he added that the pipes in Strathmore are deteriorating at a faster than normal pace.

"Aberdeen pipe is challenging. The soil conditions in Aberdeen are pretty harsh on the pipe. The pipe was installed in the late 40s and 50s and it should last longer than it is. The soil is basically eating away at the pipe," he said at the meeting.

Keane explained that when a water main breaks, the water must be turned off to make the repair. However, depending on the condition of the pipe, when the water is turned back on it may cause damage further down the line.

"The problem with the water main when the integrity starts to diminish, when you turn off the water the soil pressure is now pushing on the water main and that creates more stress and then when you turn the water back on that stress tends to cause more water main breaks down the road," he said.

In order to try and slow the number of water breaks in the F-section, the water company reduced the water pressure in the pipes and left a hydrant open to handle any water surges, Keane explained. That can only be a short term fix, however.

"The long term fix is to replace the pipe and we've been pretty aggressive. We've replaced about 98% of the pipe in the A-section and the C-Section which had a lot of problems a few years ago has been quiet overall," he said. "We've had the same issues in the D-section, on Deerfield there were about 14 main breaks over there. We're in the D-section now replacing pipe over there. Our plan is to have the D-section replaced by year end."

Tagliarini said the company has an approximately six-year capital improvement plan that was approved at the end of 2012 by the Board of Public Utilities.

"I think they will want to reevaluate and see if any section has to be put ahead of the others," he said.

The township is in the process of scheduling a formal meeting with New Jersey American Water to evaluate the situation in Strathmore, according to Tagliarini.

Craft Brewery Taking Over The Bow Tie In Aberdeen

But for those who love the longtime local movie theater, don't completely despair: They will still be showing free movies at the new brewery, once it opens.The brewery will be called Alternate Ending and they plan to open in the spring of 2020, said business owner Scott Novick, who grew up in Morganville.Interested in local real estate?Subscribe to Patch's new newsletter to be the first to know about open houses, new listings and more.Now let's talk about the beer!Novick is a self-described "beer nerd."...

But for those who love the longtime local movie theater, don't completely despair: They will still be showing free movies at the new brewery, once it opens.

The brewery will be called Alternate Ending and they plan to open in the spring of 2020, said business owner Scott Novick, who grew up in Morganville.

Interested in local real estate?Subscribe to Patch's new newsletter to be the first to know about open houses, new listings and more.

Now let's talk about the beer!

Novick is a self-described "beer nerd." After college, he got a job in his field working in commercial operations for Nickelodeon and VH1. But he loves beer and always had dreams of working in that industry. When a round of layoffs came, Novick said he volunteered.

"I got a big severance package and I knew this was my chance," he said.

Immediately after losing his job, Novick signed up for an online course at a beer brewing school in Vermont. He also got a five-week apprenticeship working at Jughandle Brewing in Tinton Falls. From there, he was hired to work at Other Half Brewing Company in Brooklyn, one of the biggest IPA breweries in the country. He was so eager to get his foot in the door, he volunteered for an overnight shift cleaning the kegs.

"I loved it. I could have stayed there forever and kept learning about the beer-making process," said Novick.

But the long commute into the city and his frequent overnight shifts started to drain on his family. His wife wanted him to find a job closer to home. Novick had always dreamed of opening his own brewery. When he heard the owners of Bow Tie wanted to end their lease, he seized the chance.

"We were able to acquire a liquor license as a restricted brewery, which is pretty rare," said Novick. "There are only about 20 of those in the state that have that. It means we're allowed to serve food, show sporting events and have private parties."

All the beer they serve will be brewed in house.

"We're definitely going to be IPA focused. We've been working on a stout recipe for almost six years now and we think we've perfected it. We'll have five or six IPAs on tap, two different stouts and hopefully some sours," he said. "We haven't hired a chef yet, but the food will be high-end gourmet casual."

New Jersey's craft breweries are definitely having a "moment," with the state giving out more licenses and encouraging their growth. There's Jughandle in Tinton Falls, Raritan Bay Brewing Company in Keansburg, Belford Brewing and a farmhouse brewery is supposed to open soon in Colts Neck, called Source Brewing.

Novick couldn't be happier.

"Breweries are conducive to families. It's fun: You can go and have a beer or two and not get drunk. I envision local families coming in here for a Sunday brunch, having a beer brewed in Aberdeen or a mimosa while a movie plays in the background. I'm just so excited. I get goosebumps thinking about our soft opening."

Their website is aebeer.com and you can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @aebeerco.

New Salon Flaunts Style in Strathmore Shopping Center

Light pours in the front windows of InStyle Salon, where stylists chat away with clients as they cut, color and style their hair. Mirrors around the salon reflect the warm glow of the sunlight against the light purple walls, adding a touch of comfort to the modernized space.About four months earlier, however, the ambiance at that very location in Strathmore Shopping Center was much more dim. The owners of Gallo's I Haircutters were making the decision to shut down. On July 14, they closed their doors for a final time.Although i...

Light pours in the front windows of InStyle Salon, where stylists chat away with clients as they cut, color and style their hair. Mirrors around the salon reflect the warm glow of the sunlight against the light purple walls, adding a touch of comfort to the modernized space.

About four months earlier, however, the ambiance at that very location in Strathmore Shopping Center was much more dim. The owners of Gallo's I Haircutters were making the decision to shut down. On July 14, they closed their doors for a final time.

Although it was sad to see a four-decade-old business come to an end, stylists Jackie Haines and Tammy Barnes, who had worked together at Gallo's for seven years, saw this as the final push they needed to launch their own salon together.

"We became friends while working together and we’re a good team. We approached each other this summer thinking it was time to start our own business, and then things transpired and that happened quicker than we thought," said Haines. "It was a good thing, a positive thing."

Haines and Barnes were originally planning to open the salon in a new location, but as fate would have it the pair ultimately returned to Strathmore.

Interested in local real estate?Subscribe to Patch's new newsletter to be the first to know about open houses, new listings and more.

"An amazing lawyer by chance told us it was a bad deal, told us to look for something else," Haines said. "After walking in the door [here] we knew it was the right spot. We knew this was where we should all be."

In just four weeks, Haines, Barnes, and their future employees gave the salon a facelift and transformed it into the comfortable yet stylish space they had dreamed of.

"It was an all around effort with all the girls and all their families that put the salon together. We didn’t hire anyone to do anything because all the girls were excited to get the salon open and looking the way our vision was that they came in to work day and night," Haines said.

InStyle Salon officially opened its doors on Sept. 25, and according to the co-owners, the salon was welcomed with open arms by the Aberdeen community.

"Everyone has been so supportive of us and came out on our first week with flowers and cookies and hugs. It was very good and we couldn’t of asked for anything better than that, " Haines said.

The pair is confident that between Haines' thirty two years of experience and Barnes' knowledge of new trends, their partnership will help support a successful salon.

"This is a whole new adventure for us, but what I lack she has and what she lacks, I have," Barnes said.

"That's what it is, experience and youth. We took it and put it together," Haines added.

The women envision a salon where customers can recieve high quality services in a comfortable and clean atmosphere for an affordable price. InStyle provides hair services for children, women, and men with all different hair types.

"We have a very mixed clientele and we have a very mixed staff to accommodate them," Haines said.

Haines and Barnes intend on continuing their ability to offer quality services by holding focused classes to further the education of their employees.

"In this business you definitely have to stay motivated because its always changing, there’s always new trends and styles. We’re definitely also looking to expand and learn more," Barnes said. "You definitely always have to be in motion."

For more information on Instyle, visit their website.

Disclaimer:

This website publishes news articles that contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The non-commercial use of these news articles for the purposes of local news reporting constitutes "Fair Use" of the copyrighted materials as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.
Contact Us