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Healthy Update                        April 2012

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American Physical Therapy Association free low back pain E-guide now available


Many people will develop low back pain this year and the APTA has developed an educational resource titled "Low Back Pain:  Management and Prevention." Nearly two-thirds of Americans experience low back pain, but according to a survey of more than 2,600 adults conducted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 37 percent do not seek professional help for pain relief.  



APTA's low back pain survey also found that:

  • More than one-third of adults say low back pain has affected their ability to engage in tasks of daily living (39 percent), exercise (38 percent), and sleep (37 percent);
  • Low back pain isn't just for those who spend a lot of time on their feet. In fact, more than half (54 percent) of Americans who experience low back pain spend the majority of their workday sitting;
  • Men (31 percent) are more likely than women (20 percent) to report that low back pain affects their ability to do work;
  • When experiencing low back pain, nearly three in four (72 percent) Americans use pain medication as a way to relieve their symptoms. More than half (55 percent) said they use heat and cold packs at home for relief.

As an evidence-based treatment that is conservative and cost-effective, in many cases, physical therapy helps patients avoid the cost and trauma of surgery and the side-effects of prescription medications. Here in New Jersey, people may go directly to their physical therapist for chronic pain management, such as from lumbar degenerative disc disease, even though there may be restrictions imposed in some instances if patients have not been referred by a physician. If you are suffering with newly onset or chronic low back pain, get it treated before the problem worsens.  


Please call us at 732-747-1262 so that we may help you reduce your low back pain.  

"You and Your Health TV Show"
Concussions in youth sports
As seen on Old Bridge Television Channel 15


Dr. Bertone interviews Dr. Stephen RIce, MD, a board certified pediatric sports medicine physician about concussions in youth sports. Dr. Rice reviews the signs and symptoms of concussion, the importance of a full recovery and baseline testing.

Concussion Baseline Testing

Do you have a child over the age of 10 that plays a competitive sport prone to concussions? This includes soccer, football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, field hockey and even baseball. Have them baseline tested before the injury occurs, to help facilitate the right decision about when they are fully healed for return to sports.

Learn more at www.dborthopt.com/concussion.

Regular price $39.99 
Special offer if you mention this newsletter - $29.99!
* Marlboro Soccer Association is now offering this program to their 1800 soccer families! Get your child tested today!
Offer good until 
 May 15, 2012

Slogan Contest: We have a WINNER!   


Congratulations to Carylee Johnson, the winner of the db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC
SLOGAN CONTEST. CJ submitted the winning entry of "LeaveStrong."

Thank you to all who participated by submitting your entries. Some of our favorites were: "Bones and Muscles Sore...DB Ortho for the Cure," "See DB to be pain free," and "Be all that you can DB."  
CJ has won a $100 Visa gift card for submitting the winning slogan!

gravity bicep curl    

Special Offer for Gravity Group Fitness trial

$99* x 10 classes

(reg $220)


Special pricing until 5/15/12 if you mention this newsletter


*only available for new clients who have not purchased a package in the past 6 months


Call 732-747-1262 to sign up for this exclusive offer. 


Learn more about GRAVITY! 

Gift certificates available




OBTV    View our popular  health video series! 


The following "You and Your Health" videos feature health professionals sharing up-to-date expert advice with Dr. Bertone.


Concussions in Youth Sports


Joint Replacement Surgery


Ortho. Regenerative Medicine  


Upper Extremity AiIments  


Headaches and Concussion  


Shoulder Injuries  


Podiatry and Proper Footcare  


Rehab After Joint Replacement  


Joint Replacement Surgery  


ACL Injuries  


Neck Pain and Headaches 


Lower Back Pain  


Why Dental Health is Important  




Vitamins and Supplements 


About Us
db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC is the solo practice of Dr. David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS. We specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems and are the practice of choice for people with non-traumatic injury in Central New Jersey.
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db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC

732 Newman Springs Rd.

Lincroft, New Jersey 07738



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