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3 Things your Youth Sports Development Program Should Include

When it comes to youth sports, things can get pretty competitive. Things like serious injuries and over-training are happening far too often in children far too young. For those with competitive, competition driven youth who enjoy participating on their favorite sport team, consider getting them into a youth sports development program. Your youth sports development program should include: 1.) A team of professionals who understand the stress that is placed on the body when participating in sports. With the many physical demands placed on today’s youth [...]

By | 2017-07-10T01:49:29+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Youth sports development program|

Low Back Pain Keeping You Down? Treatment is Available

Many times, individuals that are suffering from back pain choose not to visit a physical therapist since they are not sure what types of treatments are available or what symptoms to look for when it comes to back pain issues. Some low back pain symptoms may include severe pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and even headaches. Well, you don’t have to worry about these symptoms anymore when you choose Raritan Physical Therapy. We have the best physical therapists and the treatment options to get rid of that [...]

By | 2017-07-10T01:46:32+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Back Pain|

How Physical Therapy Can Boost Mobility in Seniors

What is Physical Therapy? Before we get into the reason why physical therapy is great for increasing mobility in seniors, it is important to understand what physical therapy actually is. Physical therapy is a form of rehabilitation which uses specially designed equipment and exercises to help a patient recover faster and regain their physical strength when they have been injured. Physical therapy, also known as PT, is great for many types of patients including newborns with musculoskeletal birth defects, adults who have undergone surgery and even [...]

By | 2017-07-10T01:18:03+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Health|

Baseball Injuries and What To Do About Them

Baseball is gearing up and with the Great American Pastime come a series of injuries that are pretty common on the diamond. Here are the top injuries and how sluggers can avoid them. Rotator Cuff The rotator cuff is a series of four muscles in the shoulder. They control several arm motions. Injuries happen when the tendons suffer repetitive stress injuries or a sudden trauma like running into a wall or another player. Get your shoulder stronger. Work out in ways that don’t involve the same [...]

By | 2017-07-10T01:04:56+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Injury|

Falls Prevention Therapy: Do You Need It?

One of the most common but disregarded health threats we face as we age is falling. As we age, we are much more prone to falling than when we were younger. Moreover, the dangers and risks of those falls are much greater as well. This is why falls prevention is so important, especially for the elderly—so if your doctor recommended that you partake in fall prevention therapy, it is a very smart decision to agree, and it may even save your life. Seniors are at a [...]

By | 2017-07-10T02:36:40+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Health|

In His Own Words: Cincinnati Bengals’ Mohamed Sanu Discussing His Success Working with Trainer Ivan Candelaria

Ivan Candelaria MS, ATC, is one of the most sought after sports rehab specialist in the North East. He has a growing clientele of NFL Football players and he approaches all of his clientele with the same level of intensity just as he would do with his own child. Ivan guides all of his clientele through their rehab and fitness process, and takes care to guide through a program tailored to helping him/her play their sport better. How did you meet Ivan? He was always talking [...]

By | 2017-07-10T02:43:38+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Physical Therapy|

Are Teen Athletes Who are Still Growing More Prone to Joint & Muscle Injury than Adults?

Millions of teens participate in sports every year, and just like professional athletes, many are injured. Interestingly, the rate at which teen athletes are injured is similar to that of professional athletes, but the injuries that affect teens are different from those that affect adults. This difference is mainly due to the fact that teenage athletes are still growing. Growth during the teen years is usually uneven. The bones grow first, and thus they may pull excessively on the muscles and tendons. This uneven growth pattern [...]

By | 2017-07-10T02:46:33+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Injury|