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Signs YouMay Be Suffering FromTendonitis

Hello, Do you experience pain with normal everyday tasks like taking milk out of the fridge, lifting something overhead, bending, or simply walking a distance? Having pain with movement, especially if it goes on for more than a few days, may be indicative of tendonitis. We can help resolve this condition.


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He a l t h & F i t n e s s The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


“Can I Find Relief for My Knee Pain?”

Signs You May Be Suffering From Tendonitis The tendons are what connect your muscles to the bones. Under normal circumstances, your tendons can handle a lot of work and force, but when they are over-worked, they become inflamed, causing you pain.

Tendonitis can occur practically anywhere in the body, but ismost common in the hips, knees, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. The reason for this is quite simple: poor posture over a period of time. If you are at a computer or sitting for a good part of the day, your shoulders tend to slouch forward and your backmusclesweaken. How’s Your Posture? Poor posture weakens your back muscles, affecting your ability to do normal everyday tasks.Theweakenedmusclesandpoor posture place abnormal strain on the shoulders, elbows, knees, and hip tendons. Therefore, depending on where the greatest strain is placed, youwill most likely experience tendonitis.

Tendonitis can be short-lived, but can also become chronic in nature and last for a long time. Chronic tendonitis actually disintegrates the quality of your tendons over time and can lead to tearing. Most people experience tendonitis on a gradual basis. At first it may be soreness, but if the irritation continues, it can become excruciating pain, affecting your ability to do many simple activities. Tendonitis can also come from injuries that strain the tendons. This can be from a direct blow like a fall or an overstretching injury

in a sports activity. Treatment

Tendonitis is very treatable with the right kind of physical therapy. Our specialists helped thousands of people with tendonitis get back to doing the things they love. Whether your problem is new or old, having a good understanding of the mechanics of your body and identifying the source of the problem leads to a quick recovery. Call today to learn more how our speciality programs can quickly relieve your pain and get you back to the activities you love!

Don’t let pain sideline you! Don’t let pain sideline you! There is nothingmore exciting than taking on a newchallenge, sport or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal iswhat we live for. However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior” means a person who doesn’t really train for what they are doing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormous strain during running and sports activities. Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. Injuries increase as you age… If you think back to when you were in your late teens, you could go into a full sprint no problem, take a flying leap and do a whole lot without the slightest thought about it. As you get older, your tissues become less elastic and in fact a little “drier”. When your muscle, tendon and ligament tissues have enough water, they are supple and stretchy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles. Preparing your body… It is important to do sports activities, fitness and a host of other physical activities to keep you healthy and happy. With a little bit of preparation, you can easily do these activities and decrease your risk for injury.

• Do stretch often • Do strength training

• Do coordination training • Do endurance training

Before and after: Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs to prevent injury. Call today to learn more how our programs can help you feel great!


Paul S. Clemente Jr. is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and board-certified in the State of New Jersey. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in May 2014. After South Carolina, he enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Union County College, graduating in May of 2017. Paul was born in New York City and raised in Freehold Township, New Jersey. He has been active in sports since childhood, playing baseball, golf, and basketball. He also enjoys

strength training and a multitude of outdoor activities, including hiking and kayaking. Throughout his training, Paul gained experience in multiple outpatient rehab facilities in which he developed skills to treat pediatrics, orthopedics, and neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathy and Parkinson’s disease. Paul believes in consistency and commitment as key cornerstones in building and maintaining the foundation of health and well-being.

Paul S. Clemente Jr., PTA

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Direct Access To REHABILITY Did you know that you can access the benefits of physical therapywithout a referral from your doctor? That’s right! Since New Jersey is a DIRECT ACCESS state, this means that you can be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist at Rehability without prior physician’s approval. (In some cases, your insurance companymay require a written referral to be provided by your primary care physician to authorize your visits, but the staff here at Rehability can generally help you in obtaining this as well.) THINK PT FIRST! What are the advantages of direct access to your physical therapist? • Studies show that if you get a physical therapist within 15 days of an injury that your total health care cost is reduced by over $3,000.00. Now, with direct access, you can get to a physical therapist even quicker saving you time and money. • You nowhave a newavenue of seekingmedical treatment by increasing your selection of health care professionals. • You also allow yourself to access less expensive and more timely care, and this is a simple, yet, extremely effective way to meet your ultimate health goal. • There aremany treatments, modalities and exercises that are performed by physical therapists that could prevent further injury or surgery in the future. Why would it be beneficial to go directly to a physical therapist? • They are highly trained healthcare professionals with a proven track record of effectively treating millions of patients. • They have extensive knowledge, both through formal education and clinical training, to evaluate your condition, assess your needs and then, safely and effectively provide treatment. • They are also trained to recognize if certain patients show signs and/or symptoms that should be evaluated by other healthcare specialists before therapy is instituted, and theywill refer these patients immediately to the appropriate provider.

Kingsley Fong, L. Ac, Dipl. Ac

Cristina Barthel, PT, DPT

Dr. Robert Chickara Chiropractor, Clinic Director

Paul S. Clemente Jr., PTA

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Exercise Essentials Flexibility, strength, and stability are needed to keep you moving. Share this with a friend or family member to help keep them healthy too!

Helps Low Back PIRIFORMIS STRETCH - MODIFIED While lying on your back, hold your knee with your opposite hand and draw your knee up and over towards your opposite shoulder.

Helps Flexibility

BUTTERFLY STRETCH While in a sitting position, bend your knees and place the bottom of your feet together. Next, slowly let your knees lower towards the floor until a stretch is felt at your inner thighs.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before start- ing exercises you are unsure of doing.

Who do you know that needs our help?

Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely

9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Rehability today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a Free Back Pain Relief Consultation.

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