Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
“I Was Determined In Finding Relief FromMy Knee Pain! ”
Discussing Joint Pain & Relief
When we think of poor balance, we typically think of Do you suffer from knee, hip or leg pain? You are not alone. CDC studies show that 30% of adults have reported some form of knee, hip or ankle joint stiffness or pain in a 30 day period. The hip and knee joints are incredible marvels of the human body. At times they have to withstand up to 6 times your body weight in force. (continued inside)
• Discussing Joint Pain & Relief • Does Arthritis Pain Grind You Down? • Clinician Spotlight • Patient Testimonials
Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
“YOU REALLY CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO INVEST IN JOINT TREATMENT! ”
Discussing Joint Pain & Relief
The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions including forward, backward, side to side and rotation. These different movements are called accessory motions and are needed for normal walking, running and bending. When you experience pain in the side of the hip, groin, thigh or knee, you may have difficulty with these accessory motions. Prolonged sitting, injuries, arthritis and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading to a gradual loss of motion. This causes a lot of pressure to build up on specific parts of the joints. When Your Motion is Lost When you lose the movement of the hip, knee or ankle joints, your muscles have to take on the abnormal strain. This leads to common aches and pains experienced by millions of people. Many people feel that
medication will help solve their hip, knee or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength or coordination. Treating Leg Pain To determine the source of your leg pain our physical therapists examine your walking, squatting, joint movement, comparing the strength and mobility of the joints. A comprehensive treatment plan, including special hands on techniques, is made to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn more how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step! Look inside to learn more and say good-bye to that aching knee or hip!
ADVANCED WELLNESS CLINICIAN SPOTLIGHT
Meet Our Experienced Team Of Experts
Matthew Mendillo, DC
Matthew Mendillo D.C Dr. Matthew Mendillo attended the University of Rhode Island, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Med. He then attended the University ofBridgeport,CollegeofChiropractic,whereheearned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While at UBCC, he worked extensively with the University’s NCAA Division IIathletes,especially theMen’sandWomen’s Soccer Teams, and assisted in the development of their stretching and exercise protocols. He also worked with members of the Bridgeport Blue sh, an Independent Baseball Team, and was able to utilize chiropractic and Graston Technique to increase their productivity on the field.
He is also a fully certified EMT and has completed extensive post-doctorate education from the Carrick Institute forGraduateStudies in functionalNeurology and clinical Neuroscience. After graduating from UBCC, Dr. Mendillo owned and operated a private wellness practice in East Greenwich, RI. In 2015, after practicing for nearly a decade in Rhode Island, he moved to New Jersey. He joined the staff at Advanced Wellness in Marlboro, where he continues to specialize in rehabilitation and neurological disorders. His primary goal as a chiropractic physician is help his patients return to health and stay healthy through regular treatments and proper education.
Dr. Matthew Mendillo attended the University of Rhode Island, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Med. He then attended the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While at UBCC, he worked extensively with the University’s NCAA Division II athletes, especially the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams, and assisted in the development of their stretching and exercise protocols. He also worked with members of the Bridgeport Bluefish, an Independent Baseball Team, and was able to utilize chiropractic and Graston Technique to increase their productivity on the field. He is fully certified in Graston Instrument Soft Tissue Mobilization and Pro-Adjuster Instrument Adjusting. He is also a fully certified EMT and has completed extensive post-doctorate education from the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies in functional Neurology and clinical Neuroscience. AftergraduatingfromUBCC,Dr.Mendilloownedandoperatedaprivatewellnesspractice inEast Greenwich, RI. In 2015, after practicing for nearly a decade in Rhode Island, he moved to New Jersey. He joined the staff at Advanced Wellness in Marlboro, where he continues to specialize in rehabilitation and neurological disorders. His primary goal as a chiropractic physician is help his patients return to health and stay healthy through regular treatments and proper education. He is fully certified in Graston Instrument Soft Tissue Mobilization and Pro-Adjuster Instrument Adjusting. CALL TODAY! (732) 431-2155
“ Does Arthritis Pain Grind You Down?”
Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate-intensity physical activity can actually prevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. Youcan takevarioussteps to relievepain,such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition to physical therapy, choose non–impact exercises such as bicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, research shows that even modest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!
Millions of Americans suffer through arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen nd stronger medication to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation.Thedefinitionofarthritis i joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints. The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized bypainandstiffness inandaroundoneormore joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment forarthritis.Physical therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes muscles surrounding affected joints providing needed support.
Scheduling a consult for stem cell therapy is quick and easy! Simply call the office at 732-431-2155 and request a consultation with Dr. Mendillo and mention that you’re interested in Stem Cell Therapy. When your appointment date arrives, please be sure to bring with you all pertinent imaging pertaining to the area in question. Recent diagnostic imaging is best – any X-Rays or MRIs work. If you don’t have any recent imaging, don’t worry – we can take an x-ray in the office. Dr. Mendillo will go over your injury history and gather all additional information to determine if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy.
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Clinicians are all so friendly!
“Theclinicianshereareallso friendly. Inever feel rushedwithmy treatments.” – John B., Marlboro NJ “I never thought I could feel this good. I’ve been to chiropractors before but none that give you a massage by a massage therapist after treatment. I love this place!” – Tanya F., Manalapan NJ I never thought I could feel this good!
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“Why Should You Have to Miss Out On Activity Because Of Your Knee Pain!”
Simple Exercises To Strengthen The Knees
QUAD STRETCH The quad stretch is a tremendous bang for your buck move that can be done just about anywhere. Got a chair? Good you can do this exercise. The beauty in this stretch is that it hits the front of the foot, ankles, shins, quads and knees. How it’s done: Sit on a standard chair sideways with your right side facing out and feet flat on the floor. Balance on the chair on your left buttock so that your right leg is outside of the chair leg. Hold the back of the chair with your left hand. Bend your right leg and grab onto your ankle with your right hand. Pull your heel back toward your butt, until your knee is pointed down at the floor. Hold the stretch for 10 to 20 seconds, then repeat on the other side. KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH Assessing and treating loss of knee extension range of motion is an important component of rehabilitation following any knee surgery or injury. There are many ways to treat loss of range of motion in the knee, however, proper assessment of range of motion is even more important. Allowing gentle, frequent, and progressive load to the knee is usually more tolerable for the person, especially those that are sore or guarded in their movements. How it’s done: While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. Alternate legs and repeat 5 times.
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STEM CELL THERAPY
This newmedical treatment utilizes the body’s inherent recuperative properties to assist in the healing and repair of damaged tissue. Stem cells contain substances that alert the body to heal, repair and regenerate damaged cells. WHO IS A CANDIDATE? Patients with various medical conditions may benefit. At Advanced Wellness, we focus on the regeneration of degenerated and arthritic joints including knees, hips and shoulders. HOW ARE STEM CELLS COLLECTED? The stem cells used at Advanced Wellness are procured through an FDA regulated company that collects cells from cord blood donated by consenting pregnant mothers which are harvested at birth. (They are NOT taken from aborted fetuses.) Every donor is subjected to comprehensive infectious disease panel screenings which surpass federal and industry standards; thereby ensuring a safe end product. In order to ensure a high quality product, the company goes above and beyond industry standards to test each lot in production for cell viability and the presence of growth factors. They will not release any lot for use that does not meet these rigid standards. HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED? The procedure is very safe. We utilize either x-ray or ultrasound guidance to locate the exact placement of the needle to ensure that the cells are injected into the proper location. The cells are then Part Of An Amazing Medical Breakthrough In the Past 10 Years Called Regenerative Medicine
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE AND HOW LONG IS RECOVERY? The procedure itself takes less than 30 minutes to perform. There is little or no downtime following your procedure. On the day of the procedure you may not drive. You will also be advised not to lift heavy objects or engage in strenuous activity for eight weeks post procedure as the injected stem cells are working hard to regenerate your damaged tissue. In addition, you will undergo physical therapy following the procedure to assist in your rehabilitation and strengthen the treated area. WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE? Like any other medical procedure, there is no 100% guarantee. Our comprehensive approach and careful choice selection of candidates makes our success rates extremely high. IS THE PROCEDURE COVERED BY INSURANCE? Unfortunately health insurance does not cover the procedure at this time. Cost ranges from $5,000 to $7,000 per injection.
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injected into the identified targeted area. HOW MANY INJECTIONS ARE NEEDED?
Typically one injection is all that is needed. However, because every patient is different we will make this determination during your evaluation.
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