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 Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury. 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 Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury, 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.
Shrewsbury's Theresa made it to the finals of "The Golden Bachelor," chosen by bachelor Gerry to introduce him to her family.SHREWSBURY, NJ — It looks like "The Golden Bachelor" show will feature Shrewsbury next week.Theresa, a local resident, is a contestant on the new "mature" take on "The Bachelor" franchise, and she made it through another round, as seen on Thursday night's episode on ABC."The Golden Bachelor" Gerry Turner made more painful decisions on the sh...
SHREWSBURY, NJ — It looks like "The Golden Bachelor" show will feature Shrewsbury next week.
Theresa, a local resident, is a contestant on the new "mature" take on "The Bachelor" franchise, and she made it through another round, as seen on Thursday night's episode on ABC.
"The Golden Bachelor" Gerry Turner made more painful decisions on the show, now leaving only three of the remaining six women in the running for his ultimate choice.
And Theresa (producers use first names only) is one of the lucky ones.
Now in next week's episode, the bachelor will get to meet the families of the three women - including Theresa's family.
There were originally 22 women chosen by producers to appear on the show. Their individual stories seemed as much as a draw to viewers as the choices Gerry Turner, 72, a widower and the first "golden" bachelor, must make each week.
The women on the show have been either widowed (as is Theresa), divorced or at times without a committed relationship for years.
But they all seem to find the experience of being on the show a lot of fun, living as a group in a California mansion, going on spectacular dates (like a balloon ride) and dining at some cool restaurants. And this is despite the elephant in the room - knowing not everyone can get a rose to continue on the show.
Theresa, 70, was the center of a bit of a tiff with another contestant the last two weeks after she was chosen early in the show's run for a private date with Gerry at a diner. The other woman felt she was sharing too much.
It made Theresa lose some confidence - but not hope. And she has always felt that she and Gerry could find true love with each other. And Gerry commented this week about how safe and secure Theresa makes him feel.
After several episodes, Gerry's guiding philosophy is to choose the woman he "can't live without."
Meanwhile, the TV audience still doesn't know the final outcome for Theresa. But it should be fun to see Gerry right here in Monmouth County.
So tune in Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. on ABC to see how it all works out - for Theresa and the two other women - Faith and Leslie - Gerry has chosen for family meetings.
You can learn more about the program here.
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New Jersey widow Theresa laid it out for "Golden Bachelor" Gerry Turner in the show's second episode: "At this age, we don't want to waste time. Just say how you feel."Spoiler alert, if you haven't seen the show yet: He told her."I just gotta tell you, I like you a lot," he said.It ...
New Jersey widow Theresa laid it out for "Golden Bachelor" Gerry Turner in the show's second episode: "At this age, we don't want to waste time. Just say how you feel."
Spoiler alert, if you haven't seen the show yet: He told her.
"I just gotta tell you, I like you a lot," he said.
It all came out when Theresa, from Shrewsbury, received the much-coveted first date out of the 15 women vying for the affection of the Indiana bachelor. (Local securities professional Theresa had made quite an impression on the bachelor in the first episode.)
In his date invitation to her, Turner wrote: "You're never too old to find love again."
Theresa confessed that she was thrilled but scared for the date, saying, "I think that I have a connection with Gerry, but Billy was the love of my life. And can I find that again?"
Billy, her high school sweetheart, died 42 years into their marriage, following a struggle with kidney issues. Before he took his last breath, he told her: "I hope you do find someone. I hope you get married again," she said.
Turner, a widower, was surprised at his reaction to what Theresa shared.
"I didn't feel like breaking down and crying, for once," he said, after her story. "I felt like I was talking to someone that understood the loss of a spouse."
Theresa and Turner bonded over their losses while sharing fries and a shake at Cadillac Jacks Cafe, a '50s revival diner in California, used for TV and movie shoots.
As they talked, Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" started on the jukebox, and cue the dancing: The waitresses and customers - actors - turned into a flash mob, dancing to the song, and led the two outside. Turner gave Theresa a rose, sealing her fate for another week.
"I have hope now," she said.
Twelve women, between the ages of 60 and 75, remain on ABC's "Golden Bachelor," airing Thursday nights.
Four-minute readSpecial to the Asbury Park Press0:000:56ADSHREWSBURY - Growing up in a family of six, Matt Cottrell learned the value of hard work from his parents, who did not have a lot of money. It was the kind of lessons that paid off when he took over Bagel Masters in Shrewsbury.“I was taught to hold myself to a high standard when it came to work,” Cottrell said. “My father was a Vietnam ...
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SHREWSBURY - Growing up in a family of six, Matt Cottrell learned the value of hard work from his parents, who did not have a lot of money. It was the kind of lessons that paid off when he took over Bagel Masters in Shrewsbury.
“I was taught to hold myself to a high standard when it came to work,” Cottrell said. “My father was a Vietnam veteran and worked for JCP&L for over 30 years. My mother was a stay-at-home mom for a while, but started working soon after I was born. She went to school and became a social worker. They set an example for us, as far as hard work goes.”
Cottrell started playing sports at a young age and it gave him structure. “Sports helped me a lot back then when I played baseball and football,” Cottrell said. “One of many things that my parents drove home was to always show up on time for practice and games. They taught us to finish what we started, and that actions spoke louder than words. When you grow up in a house like that, hard work is valued very highly, and we learned that early in life.”
Cottrell admits he was not the best student in school and did not going to college after graduating high school. Needing a job, he got into the restaurant business.
“I initially felt like I wanted to try a few different things, but, in the end, I gravitated towards the restaurant industry,” Cotrell said. “When you’re younger, it’s a lot of fun because, on one hand, you work hard and make good money, but it’s also a more relaxed atmosphere than working in an office. It was always a good time for me.”
Cottrell began his restaurant career as a busboy and graduated to a server at a Hightstown restaurant called Tre.
“I worked there for five years and until I was 22,” Cottrell said. “I had the chance to work for a fantastic manager at the time and was having fun and making great money. For me, I don’t believe a lot of people can say they enjoy their job, but I honestly can testify that it was a great experience for me and I felt lucky that I could not see myself working anywhere else. It grew from there.”
After taking some time off from the restaurant industry and doing some odd jobs, Cottrell went back to Tre, but this time as a manager in a new location in Brick.
“I worked that job for a few years starting in 2019 up until COVID-19 hit,” Cottrell said. “We ended up closing in March of 2020, but we reopened a short time later and we did strictly outdoor dining. Unfortunately, none of the other managers returned, except for me. I was the sole remaining manager, and I became the general manager for both restaurants in Hightstown and Brick. I learned a lot and developed a lot of very good skills.”
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As Cottrell began to think seriously about his future, he decided the restaurant business just wasn’t the right spot.
“My fiancée and I talked about our future and felt like it was time to move on because it wasn’t sustainable,” Cottrell said. “We had very similar goals and aspirations and we decided to veer away from that path. I ended up leaving those restaurants altogether in the summer of 2021.”
Cottrell worked as a catering manager for another company and, while doing so, got a call from an old friend, Dennis Tafuri, about taking over Bagel Masters in Shrewsbury together.
“My current lifestyle wasn’t working for me anymore and I was ready for a necessary change,” Cottrell said. “The quality of life just wasn’t there, so I began to take on a new challenge. It was a great fit for me because it was a smaller location, and I would get out earlier with time to spend with my family. My wife was the one who encouraged me to go through with it, so we pulled the trigger on it.”
Previous owner Darren Weinstein ran business for over 25 years, and he paved the way for Cottell to take over in January 2022.
“Darren made this business a staple of the community,” Cottrell said. “He did an amazing job of hiring and developing an amazing staff. We were lucky enough to inherit all the great things he did with the business and things couldn’t have worked out better.”
After taking over Bagel Masters, Cottrell made some changes to the way he wanted to run the business, but what he did not change were the ingredients and the quality of the food.
“There’s an old saying, 'You don’t fix what’s not broken,'” Cottrell said. “That really applies to this business. In terms of recipes and food items, we didn’t change a single thing. We’ve added some new types of sandwiches and things like that, as well as some back-of-the-house changes, but for the most part, we just kept everything the same.”
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Cottrell is the face of the business, but is part-owner with Tafuri.
“I have known Dennis for a long time, and he has always had my best interest at heart,” Cottrell said. “He is an amazing partner and a hard worker. We work well together, and we both make each other better businessmen.”
Cottrell wants to grow the business and focus on customer satisfaction.
“We have gotten to a good point so far, in terms of understanding how the business runs,” Cottrell said. "There are many positives and negatives about running a business, but we will always be thinking about what to improve on and how to meet expectations. What we have here is special.”
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SHREWBSURY, NJ — One of the lucky contestants in Thursday's premiere of "The Golden Bachelor" is right in our midst - from Shrewsbury.She was one of three New Jersey contestants, but the only one of the three chosen to continue her journey for what ABC producers call "mature love."Theresa, 69, is in financial services, her bio from the show says. And she is among the 22 women who signed up to win 71-year-old Gerry Turner's heart on the show that aired its first episode Thursday.Turner is a widow...
SHREWBSURY, NJ — One of the lucky contestants in Thursday's premiere of "The Golden Bachelor" is right in our midst - from Shrewsbury.
She was one of three New Jersey contestants, but the only one of the three chosen to continue her journey for what ABC producers call "mature love."
Theresa, 69, is in financial services, her bio from the show says. And she is among the 22 women who signed up to win 71-year-old Gerry Turner's heart on the show that aired its first episode Thursday.
Turner is a widower and the opening scene showed the support he had of his daughters in finding a "second love of his life."
In true "Bachelor" fashion, woman after woman appeared in amazing clothes and exhibited their uninhibited sides in such stunts as arriving on a motorcycle or, as one woman raised on a farm chose, making her way over to Turner with a basket of eggs - and later doing a little chicken dance.
Theresa herself had a bold move, showing him her "birthday suit," but it was just another outfit under her snappy black dress - albeit nude colored.
All the women seemed to enjoy the whole concept and some were unusually direct in their comments to Turner, as in "I'm gonna marry you!"
But six women were eliminated in the first round, including Anna, 61, a retired nutritionist from Summit, and Maria, 60, a health and wellness director from Teaneck.
Here's more about Theresa, who we'll check in on next week:
According to her ABC bio, Theresa is a "gorgeous catch with a huge heart. She is very close with her children and grandchildren and loves nothing more than seeing them all thrive. Theresa describes herself as optimistic, encouraging, and ready to love again after loss. She hopes to meet a partner who will be her best friend in this next chapter of life and will appreciate all the little moments with her."
Some "fun facts" about Theresa are that she loves to sing - alone in her car; she also taught herself all about the stock market and she loves '70’s rock, both soft and hard.
"The Golden Bachelor" airs on Thursday nights on ABC and is also available for streaming on Hulu.
SHREWSBURY, NJ — The latest "Golden Bachelor" episode on Thursday night answered a single, but crucial, question: Would our local contestant Theresa be chosen to continue as one of the two women reaching the finale of the show?And we found out the answer was a bittersweet "yes."On Nov. 2, the bachelor on the show, widower Gerry Turner, 72, of Indiana, was in the position of choosing two of three remaining women to continue to the finale.In the ...
SHREWSBURY, NJ — The latest "Golden Bachelor" episode on Thursday night answered a single, but crucial, question: Would our local contestant Theresa be chosen to continue as one of the two women reaching the finale of the show?
And we found out the answer was a bittersweet "yes."
On Nov. 2, the bachelor on the show, widower Gerry Turner, 72, of Indiana, was in the position of choosing two of three remaining women to continue to the finale.
In the "hometown visit" episode, he met the families of the three, including a trip to the Shrewsbury area, complete with scenes of Red Bank and the Shore.
But in the rose ceremony in that episode, he chose only one woman, Leslie of Minneapolis. He said he couldn't bring himself to choose between New Jersey's Theresa and Faith from Washington state.
That show ended with Gerry so pained he told the host of the show on Thursday "I felt like I had an elephant on my chest."
"The Women Tell All" was the theme of Thursday's episode, but it also resolved the cliffhanger when Theresa was indeed given that second rose by Gerry.
Now Theresa and Leslie are the last two remaining as contestants for the final rose.
Many of the original 22 contestants on the ABC show about mature love were featured in this past episode, reflecting on their time with Gerry, pronounced "Gary."
They recalled the experiences set up by the producers to create camaraderie: the pickleball tournament, the costume photo shoot and some unique dates with Gerry, including a balloon ride, dancing at a diner and a helicopter hop to a yacht, among others.
He and Faith had a tearful reunion. After what they both felt was a strong connection - she had received the "first impression" rose from him on the first episode, her elimination was difficult for her to accept - as it was for Gerry. He said the last time he felt a nearly similar pain was when he lost his wife, his high school sweetheart.
But a theme throughout was how the experience helped all the women feel less "invisible," and made them feel they were not beyond the chance of finding love again, now in their 60s and 70s.
And "finding love" with Gerry is a real prospect for our Jersey girl Theresa, 70, as well as for Leslie.
Gerry has said he's been in the odd position of feeling "genuine love" for several of the final contestants. But his measure has always been, he said, to choose the person he "can not live without."
Next week, there is a "fantasy suite" episode, featuring a trip for the three to Costa Rica.
Then we all can take a break for Thanksgiving until the finale of the show on Thursday, Nov. 30.