Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive approach to overall wellness and healing that focuses on correcting issues with your musculoskeletal system. When performed by a licensed chiropractor, it can alleviate and even eliminate common problems such as:
To treat your conditions and help reduce your pain, chiropractors use time-tested, hands-on techniques to adjust your spine, neck, back, and other joints throughout your body to restore proper function, mobility, and alignment. Once your body is in proper alignment, it functions optimally, leading to improved overall wellness and health.
Unlike some sports rehab clinics in The Garden State, chiropractors from NJ Sports Spine & Wellness work with you one-on-one to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific goals and needs relating to your pain and ability to live a normal life. Because our team takes a holistic approach to healthcare, we cover all aspects of your health and wellness when developing your chiropractic treatment plan. That way, we increase your chances of living a fulfilling life free of pain and worry about throwing your back out.
Seeing a chiropractor can quite literally change your life for the better. According to the American Chiropractic Association, in general, chiropractic therapy is a more effective solution for back pain than other treatments like addictive pain pills, surgeries, and yoga. When combined with services like physical therapy, occupational therapy, and acupuncture, chiropractic care may be the key you need to open the door to a pain-free life.Shedule An Appointment
Some of the many benefits of seeing a reliable, licensed chiropractor include the following:
Perhaps the most obvious reason to make an appointment with a chiropractor is for back pain relief. Some people only need to see a chiropractor when they have occasional back pain, such as when they wake up in the morning. Others, such as those who have been in serious car accidents, need regular chiropractic adjustments and therapies, which are often supplemented with techniques like physical therapy and acupuncture.
There are many causes of back pain that range from advanced conditions like having sciatica and herniated discs to everyday issues like poor posture and sleeping in a harmful position. Your chiropractor's job is to pinpoint the cause(s) of your back pain and build a customized plan to address your musculoskeletal conditions. Once that happens, pain relief follows shortly after.
At New Jersey Sports Spine & Wellness, we craft personalized chiropractic plans for every patient we treat, with the goal of avoiding harmful surgeries and addictive medicines.
If you've never experienced a headache in your life, you're exceedingly rare. Just about every American will suffer from a headache at some point or another. For some, headaches only happen occasionally and are not much more than an annoyance. For others, headaches evolve into crippling migraines that can affect quality of life, ability to work, and much more.
If you find yourself digging into a bottle of Aspirin or something stronger when you have a headache, it might be time to visit an NJSSW chiropractor.
Do you wake up in the morning feeling like you didn't sleep a wink the previous night? Do you have to take sleep aides like Ambien in order to drift off to dreamland? If you have chronic back pain, getting a full night's rest is easier said than done. From misaligned spines to improper sleeping posture, your chiropractor in Freehold can use manipulation therapy and other techniques to boost blood flow and align your vertebrae, so your body can heal itself and help you rest better.
One of the best things about seeing your chiropractor is that when your session is over, you often feel great. The pain relief feels phenomenal. When you're not in pain, you have a more positive outlook on life, and often enjoy better sleep, blood pressure, and even sexual relations. It makes sense, then, that chiropractic care has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety, which promotes relaxation and improved mental health.
At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, we work with a long list of athletes who suffer from sports injuries and other problems that can manifest from being active. For professional athletes, having a trustworthy chiropractor to care for them is needed for their careers. But you don't have to be a pro athlete to benefit from chiropractic care. Ordinary people that enjoy active lifestyles can reap tremendous rewards through chiropractic care, such as improved range of motion and relief from compressed discs.
Whether you enjoy impromptu games of tag football or simply want to play with your kids, seeing a chiropractor can help you be healthy and active without fighting back, neck, and joint pain. That's especially true when chiropractic therapy is used in conjunction with acupuncture, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.ies and addictive medicines.
Your NJ Sports Spine & Wellness chiropractor in Freehold may use a range of techniques to restore function and alignment in your body. Some of the most common techniques our chiropractors use include:
Life has a habit of being unexpected. Sure, some surprises only hurt your bank account, like last-minute renovations in your home. But severe incidents, like car accidents, can inflict physical injuries that cause you long-term pain. These problems, like neck and back injuries, affect many Americans daily. Even worse, many hardworking people turn to risky surgeries and addictive pain medications, only to find themselves deep in a hole that seems impossible to get out of.
If you suffer from serious range-of-motion issues or you're in chronic pain, it's important to know that you have treatment choices. You don't have to put your health at risk to relieve your pain. One of the most successful non-invasive treatments offered for pain is physical therapy. The main goal of physical therapy is to restore movement and function to patients affected by illness, injury, or disability.
Physical therapists work with patients of all ages and abilities, from children to elderly adults, to help them overcome physical limitations and improve their quality of life. At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, our physical therapists help treat a wide range of conditions, from neck pain and spinal cord injuries to back pain and arthritis.
Once our PTs have made headway, they will often use our chiropractic therapy to provide the patient with more relief. Having the option of both chiropractic and physical therapy is often very effective, because your chiropractor in Freehold can address nerve irritation and joint dysfunction while your physical therapist helps retrain your musculoskeletal system, allowing your body to heal faster.
Some of the biggest benefits of using physical therapy along with chiropractic care include:
Occupational therapy, or OT, is to help patients of all ages and abilities engage in activities of daily living, or ADL. Often, that means helping patients reclaim the ability to continue working, going to school, accomplishing day-to-day tasks, or other activities common to daily living.
Occupational therapy can benefit individuals going through many conditions, such as traumatic brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and chronic pain. The end goal of occupational therapy is to help patients achieve the maximum level of independence and participation in their daily lives. If pain, discomfort, weakness, fatigue, or fear prevent you from participating in activities you love, an OT from NJ Sports Spine & Wellness could become the MVP of your wellness journey.
To give our patients the most complete pain relief and recovery options, our doctors and practitioners will often lean on the expertise of both a physical therapist and a chiropractor in Freehold. By working together, your PT, OT, and chiropractor can provide you with a comprehensive approach to total-body functionality, from your spine and joints to your mind and range of motion.
Some of the most common benefits of using OT with chiropractic care include:
Acupuncture boosts your body's functions and helps improve its ability to heal through anatomic site stimulation - usually called acupuncture points or acupoints. To stimulate these points, acupuncturists at NJ Sports Spine & Wellness insert fine, sterile needles into your skin. Most patients don't feel any pain as needles are applied. Typically, needles are left in the skin up to 30 minutes. After your session, it's normal to feel incredibly relaxed.
While some practitioners still adhere to traditional philosophies, modern acupuncturists take an integrative approach to the therapy. Today, professional acupuncturists use these techniques to stimulate your body's natural healing and pain-fighting processes. When coupled with personalized care from a chiropractor in Freehold as well as physical or occupational therapy, you can find real relief from the physical and emotional roadblocks holding you back. Some of the most reported benefits of acupuncture treatment include:
During an acupuncture session, you may feel a slight sensation of warmth or tingling at the needle's site of insertion. Generally speaking, acupuncture is painless and perfectly safe for you to consider. In fact, many practitioners and doctors recommend combining acupuncture with other treatment options like chiropractic adjustments.
Though acupuncture and chiropractic therapies come from different origins, both include non-invasive, holistic, and gentle approaches that don't require drugs to work. They also both facilitate total-body healing by addressing the underlying causes of your symptoms - not just the symptoms themselves.
Because acupuncture is known to release endorphins and improve blood flow, having a session prior to a chiropractic adjustment can be very beneficial. That's because, after acupuncture, your muscles are less stiff, more relaxed, and easier to adjust effectively. Over time, as you combine acupuncture and chiropractic therapy, you'll benefit from less inflammation and less pain as you heal from injuries or musculoskeletal conditions. That same truth applies to patients who undergo serious chiropractic adjustments.
At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, our staff consists of licensed and highly-trained professionals, including specialists focusing on:
Every member of our team believes that the path to wellness and a pain-free life begins with customized treatment plans that cater to your needs and body. Unlike some chiropractors in Freehold, we do not treat on-the-surface symptoms with one-size-fits-all therapies. We do not rely on powerful pain medications to mask your pain or invasive surgeries that require weeks of recovery. Instead, we address the root causes of your pain so that we can help you live the happy, healthy life you're craving.
To achieve that goal, we'll conduct an in-depth evaluation to learn about your medical history. We'll also perform diagnostic tests and speak with you one-on-one to get a better sense of your needs. From there, we'll recommend the therapies that can give you a new lease on life and be there for every milestone you hit.
If you're fed up of living with the limits of pain and lack of mobility, we're here to help you break free. Contact our office today to get started.
Why settle for a plain or everything bagel this Halloween season when you can order a "Beetlejuice"-themed bagel with sugar cookies crammed inside?Or how about a "Scream"-themed bagel with a whole red velvet muffin smooshed in between — it makes it look like it's bleeding.You can find these "overload" bagels at the new Bagel Nook location on Route 9 in Freehold Township, which just opened in the former home of Eli’s Hot Bagels.Why would owners Alex (son) and David ...
Why settle for a plain or everything bagel this Halloween season when you can order a "Beetlejuice"-themed bagel with sugar cookies crammed inside?
Or how about a "Scream"-themed bagel with a whole red velvet muffin smooshed in between — it makes it look like it's bleeding.
You can find these "overload" bagels at the new Bagel Nook location on Route 9 in Freehold Township, which just opened in the former home of Eli’s Hot Bagels.
Why would owners Alex (son) and David (father) Berkowitz create something so spooky?
“This is one of our favorite seasons," Alex Berkowitz said. "We’ve been doing the pumpkin bagel for so long and it’s done so well over the years that we’re looking to outdo ourselves. That’s also why we wanted to do the overloads. 'Beetlejuice' is a worldwide sensation, and everybody knows 'Scream.' ”
The Beetlejuice is a green, white and black hand-rolled bagel, with purple sweet cream cream cheese and themed sprinkles. The Scream is a black and white hand-rolled bagel with sweet cream cream cheese — plus the muffin.
The pumpkin overload is a pumpkin-shaped orange bagel with a green apple licorice stem, filled with pumpkin cream cheese and a pumpkin muffin top. This year, The Bagel Nook also is offering the Great Pumpkin, which is about the size of your head. It can be served overloaded as above, or plain, or filled with cream cheese.
They like blowing their customers' minds.
“It’s the wow factor," Berkowitz said. "We love seeing it on people’s faces. One of the best things we see is when we put something crazy in front of someone, and their face lights up.”
The Bagel Nook makes bagels for most holidays, including heart-shaped bagels for Valentine's Day and four-leaf clover bagels for St. Patrick's Day.
Throughout the year, they offer more than 50 types of bagels in crazy flavors like Captain Crunch and Cheetos. There are also almost 50 types of homemade cream cheese, including bacon ranch, fudge brownie, crumb cake, peanut butter swirl and jalapeno cheddar.
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Other menu items include donuts, pancakes, sandwiches and paninis. While you won’t find lattes or espresso drinks, you will find coffees in flavors like Chocolate Nightmare, Apple Pie, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Vanilla Bourbon.
For those who want something over-the-top, try an overloaded coffee like the Cookie Monster (Chocolate Nightmare coffee with blue cream, piled high with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, cookies and Oreos).
The Bagel Nook started with its first Freehold Township location in 2015. They have since expanded to Princeton and Las Vegas.
The overload bagels are what put them on the map, after a customer came in one day and asked for an Oreo bagel with Oreo cream cheese. Alex asked, "Do you want Oreos on that, too?"
About 112,000 Instagram followers and TV appearances later, the rest is history.
The business is now a franchise. The new location is owned and operated by Brooklyn-native and Old Bridge resident Limor Shekhter, along with the help of her husband, Manalapan native David Shekhter, and their five children.
"Bagels are the only thing I can eat for breakfast every day," Limor Shekhter said. " … I could eat them morning, noon and night."
Shekhter has been in corporate hospitality for over 20 years, serving as director of operations for Chick-fil-A. She also was director of operations for Don’t Tell Mama, a nightclub in New York City. She and partners briefly owned Good Health Cafe, an organic luncheon on the Upper East Side, but it closed during the pandemic.
The Bagel Nook is her first solo venture.
“I’m a mom of five so doing all of those 70 (or) 80 hour weeks was enough for me,” Shekhter said. “Traveling back and forth from the city, two hours there and two hours back, plus being a mom … This [shop offers] the perfect hours for me because now I can be a mom at night, too.”
Some of Shekhter's kids will also be working in the store, along with other local teens.
“This place could be a first job for some of these kids," she said. "We’re going to end up becoming part of someone’s memories, someone’s story."
Gabriela L. Laracca joined the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey in 2021 and eagerly brings her passion for cuisine and culture to our readers. Send restaurant tips to email@example.com.
Contract with Manalapan for Western Monmouth Animal Control is terminated by resolution of the Freehold Borough Council.FREEHOLD, NJ — The borough's contract with Manalapan for Western Monmouth Animal Control Services is now terminated, and the Monmouth County SPCA will take over the service, the Borough Council decided."Certain issues have arisen with regard to those services such that the parties agree that the termination of the agreement would be in the best interest of each," a resolution confirming the t...
FREEHOLD, NJ — The borough's contract with Manalapan for Western Monmouth Animal Control Services is now terminated, and the Monmouth County SPCA will take over the service, the Borough Council decided.
"Certain issues have arisen with regard to those services such that the parties agree that the termination of the agreement would be in the best interest of each," a resolution confirming the termination said.
There was not specific discussion of the change and the resolution was approved as part of the consent agenda. But at a past meeting, Western Monmouth Animal Control came in for criticism from some residents who found them not responsive when called about sick animals in the borough.
The council approved a proposal by Monmouth County SPCA (MCSPCA), Eatontown, to provide animal control services in an amount not to exceed $37,500 for a contract starting Oct. 2, 2023 and continuing through December 31, 2024.
Business Administrator Stephen J. Gallo said the new contract also is an annual $3,000 savings.
And Andrea Burica, an advocate for trap, neuter, return caretaking of cat colonies in the borough, said she was pleased with the change.
"I understand why why its contract was not renewed," citing her experience that the service was not responding to certain animal emergencies. Residents were often left to provide care for suffering animals, such as kittens, on their own, she had told the council.
"I'm grateful Freehold separated from them. I'm looking forward to working with the new animal control to benefit the animals and my community," she said.
According to the resolution, some elements of the new contract include:
The resolution also refers to issues involving cat colonies and the borough's pilot Trap, Neuter, Return program:
There are other aspects of the contract dealing with emergency care:
Other aspects of the contract relate to stray or unlicensed animals:
Another aspect of the contract refers to an animal bite:
Then there is the issue of wildlife removal:
You can read the full contract here, starting on page 55 of the council agenda.
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Freehold Borough Board of Education names Asia Michael, Burlington County, as its new school superintendent, beginning Dec. 11.|Updated Thu, Sep 28, 2023 at 1:29 am ETFREEHOLD, NJ — Asia Michael has been named as the next superintendent of schools for the Freehold Borough District, the Board of Education has announced.Michael, currently the superintendent of the Southampton Township School District in Burlington County, will begin her new post in Freehold on Dec. 11.“The Board is delighted to welcome...
|Updated Thu, Sep 28, 2023 at 1:29 am ET
FREEHOLD, NJ — Asia Michael has been named as the next superintendent of schools for the Freehold Borough District, the Board of Education has announced.
Michael, currently the superintendent of the Southampton Township School District in Burlington County, will begin her new post in Freehold on Dec. 11.
“The Board is delighted to welcome Mrs. Michael,” said Paul Jensen, president of the Freehold Borough Board of Education. “She comes to us with a wealth of experience and dynamic leadership qualities that will greatly enhance our district in the years to come.”
Michael will take over duties from Rocco Tomazic, who returned from retirement to serve as interim superintendent since July 1, after the resignation of Superintendent Joseph Howe. Howe was superintendent from Sept. 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Tomazic had been superintendent from April 1, 2013 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Michael’s contract will run through June 30, 2027, and calls for an annual salary of $180,000, prorated, with an increase of 3.5 percent on July 1, 2024 and each July 1 thereafter, according to the contract.
Upon receipt of her doctoral degree, Michael will receive an immediate increase to her base salary, at the time the degree is conferred, of 1.5 percent, the contract states.
The period of employment for Michael begins Sept. 1, 2023, ending on June 30, 2027, according to her employment contract.
According to her bio, Michael has more than 20 years of experience in public education. She began her career as a classroom teacher serving students in Trenton before a career in Burlington Township.
Michael is "an advocate for public education committed to creating transformative experiences that ensure all students reach their highest potential, and is focused on doing what is best for all Freehold Borough School District students, staff, and families," according to the board announcement.
Michael became an educational administrator in 2015 and served as a vice principal and director of curriculum and instruction prior to being appointed to her current role as the superintendent of the Southampton Township School District.
The board said Michael has been recognized for outstanding leadership and accomplishments in the areas of "purposeful leadership, instructional leadership, resource management, and community and stakeholder involvement."
For example, as superintendent of schools in Southhampton, she collaborated with other stakeholders to develop and begin the implementation of a five-year strategic plan; established a high-performance culture; improved instruction, and raised student achievement. She also implemented initiatives that increased student opportunities, the district said in its announcement.
Michael attended Rutgers University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Sociology before obtaining her Master of Science in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.
She has obtained her supervisor and principal certifications prior to completing a post-graduate program to earn her School Administrator certification in 2020.
She is now pursuing her doctoral degree in educational leadership and social change.
Michael was also recently appointed to the Alumni Advisory Council of Western Governors University, based in Utah, and selected to serve on a national superintendent group focused on bringing awareness to and improving adolescent mental health.
The Freehold Borough public school district currently has 1,597 students with 270 employees, including 200 teachers and certificated staff. The district’s operating budget is just under $37 million dollars. The district serves grades PK-8 with students going on to the Freehold Regional High School District for grades 9-12, the district said.
A house that sold for $1.3 million tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Freehold in the past week.In total, 17 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $537,653. The average price per square foot was $276.The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of Sep. 18 even if the property may have been sold earlier.10. $346,500, condominium at 8 Deptford CourtA sale has bee...
A house that sold for $1.3 million tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Freehold in the past week.
In total, 17 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $537,653. The average price per square foot was $276.
The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of Sep. 18 even if the property may have been sold earlier.
A sale has been finalized for the condominium at 8 Deptford Court in Freehold. The price was $346,500 and the new owners took over the condominium in August. The condo was built in 1987 and the living area totals 1,015 square feet. The price per square foot ended up at $341. The deal was finalized on Aug. 29.
The 1,232 square-foot single-family residence at 26 Conover Street in Freehold has been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in August and the total purchase price was $350,000, $284 per square foot. The house was built in 1910. The deal was finalized on Aug. 28.
The 1,600 square-foot single-family home at 338 Jackson Mills Road, Freehold, has been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in August and the total purchase price was $470,000, $294 per square foot. The house was built in 1953. The deal was finalized on Aug. 29.
The property at 143 Manaqua Road in Freehold has new owners. The price was $608,000. The house was built in 1960 and has a living area of 1,803 square feet. The price per square foot is $337. The deal was finalized on Aug. 29.
The sale of the detached house at 12 Mulberry Lane, Freehold, has been finalized. The price was $750,000, and the new owners took over the house in August. The house was built in 1969 and has a living area of 2,612 square feet. The price per square foot was $287. The deal was finalized on Aug. 29.
The sale of the single family residence at 700 Elton Adelphia Road in Freehold has been finalized. The price was $750,000, and the new owners took over the house in August. The house was built in 1971 and has a living area of 2,214 square feet. The price per square foot was $339. The deal was finalized on Aug. 30.
The property at 22 Kings Way in Freehold has new owners. The price was $785,000. The house was built in 1967 and has a living area of 2,984 square feet. The price per square foot is $263. The deal was finalized on Aug. 28.
The property at 38 Pittenger Pond Road in Freehold has new owners. The price was $955,000. The house was built in 1987 and has a living area of 3,255 square feet. The price per square foot is $293. The deal was finalized on Aug. 28.
A sale has been finalized for the detached house at 8 Risa Benjamin Way in Freehold. The price was $1,050,000 and the new owners took over the house in August. The house was built in 2009 and the living area totals 4,901 square feet. The price per square foot ended up at $214. The deal was finalized on Aug. 25.
The sale of the single-family residence at 7 Courtney Court, Freehold, has been finalized. The price was $1,265,000, and the house changed hands in August. The house was built in 2005 and has a living area of 4,095 square feet. The price per square foot was $309. The deal was finalized on Aug. 29.
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The votes are in and winners among the 18 decorated horse sculptures on display in downtown Freehold will be announced Wednesday.|Updated Fri, Sep 29, 2023 at 7:50 pm ETFREEHOLD, NJ — Win, place and show. With voting completed, those will be the three categories of winners of the Half Mile of Horses Art Walk to be announced on Wednesday.And the closing ceremony should be a festive one.It will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 in front of the Hall of Records at 1 E. Main St. - just before the start of the Downtown Fre...
|Updated Fri, Sep 29, 2023 at 7:50 pm ET
FREEHOLD, NJ — Win, place and show. With voting completed, those will be the three categories of winners of the Half Mile of Horses Art Walk to be announced on Wednesday.
And the closing ceremony should be a festive one.
It will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 in front of the Hall of Records at 1 E. Main St. - just before the start of the Downtown Freehold Fall concert with the Rob Gerrity Band at 7:30 p.m.
"The Half Mile of Horses got a lot of attention. People were excited to see this art project again this year, and it was a positive contribution to the community - a topic of conversation for many," said Dominica R. Napolitano, coordinator of the Planning Board's Neighborhood Preservation Program.
She said the horse sculptures, which are situated on pedestals along streets in the center of town, such as Main and South streets, will stay on display through the end of the month, coming off the streets just before Halloween.
The Half Mile of Horses is a public art show that focuses on the horse - an animal and industry central to the development of historic Freehold, also the Monmouth County seat and home to Freehold Raceway.
The 18 horses on display, up from 12 the first year of the art project, all have different themes, such as the "Birds of New Jersey," "Flora Botanica," or "Life Is Good," (pictured above). You can take a look at the sculptures at this borough link.
Most of the horses will be on display in town with the business that sponsored the sculpture.
"For the few horses that the sponsors are not able to display, they will be on display in the borough foyer on a rotating basis," Napolitano said.
And she said the borough anticipates a third year of the Half Mile of Horses, provided the Neighborhood Preservation grant is renewed.
At the announcement of winners, the borough will be acknowledging all the participants and appreciation of the sponsors, she added.
If needed, a rain date is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Food Truck Festival.
Napolitano said the Neighborhood Preservation Program grant not only brought the art project to the borough, but also funded many other projects, including a Clean-Up Day on May 6; new trash receptacles to replace broken and damaged ones; trees were planted; new decorative light poles will begin to replace outdated poles; and a façade grant for commercial/mixed-use buildings and business owners.
"The NPP grant allows us to purchase items that the borough may not be able to fund at this time," she said.