db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC
Hands-On Update
August 2010, Issue 6
ACL injury

Breakthrough study shows new findings on ACL injuries 

Immediate surgery may not be necessary
Now more than ever it's critical to get a thorough evaluation and participate in a comprehensive rehabilitation program before deciding on ACL reconstruction surgery.

he New England Journal of Medicine recently published a study that showed no significant differences in pain, symptoms, function in sports and recreation and knee related quality of life between those that had immediate surgery and those that underwent extensive rehabilitation alone with optional surgery later on.

The study examined acute ACL injuries of the knee in 121 young athletes. Those subjects that delayed surgery (59 athletes), only 23 eventually had ACL reconstruction. The delayed strategy reduced the frequency of surgery and allowed the athletes to benefit from extensive rehabilitation.
OA of knee
Home exercise programs prove essential
for improving

Patients with Osteoarthritis who perform regular home exercises and participate in physical activity can actually improve the long term effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip and knee.  The August issue of "Arthritis Care and Research" published a study that stressed the importance of a regular home routine to bolster the effectiveness of physical therapy.

It is important to get yourself properly evaluated and a be given a comprehensive home exercise program specifically designed for Osteoarthritis. Contact us at 732-747-1262 to discuss the design of a program for you or a family member with OA and begin your journey to recovery.
Niagra Falls 
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Niagara Falls!

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David Bertone, PT, OCS

732 Newman Springs Rd., Suite 300, Lincroft, NJ
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Osteoarthritis and Exercise
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About Us

DB Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC offers clients a hands-on approach to long term healing. We strive to give you fast and effective relief for most injuries or painful episodes.

See us first for a diagnosis and treatment plan. In many cases, we can help you forego expensive testing and drug therapy. We also offer unique options for long term physical fitness as well as sports conditioning and golf performance enhancement.

A referral is not needed in
most cases

Call us today at 732-747-1262.

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