db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC

Healthy Update                        June 2012

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Study shows early referral to physical therapy for low back pain lowers healthcare cost   


The evidence is substantial when considering the latest study published in The Spine Journal, the official publication of the North American Spine Society. The study, "Primary Care Referral of Patients with Low Back Pain to Physical Therapy: Impact on Future Healthcare Utilization and Costs," looked at the cost savings for patients when primary care physicians make an early referral to a physical therapist for acute low back pain.

  • This study involved 32,000 patients who were seen by primary care physicians and the costs associated with down-the-line care following low back pain. 7% of these patients were referred to physical therapy and the cost savings for subsequent physician visits, medications, surgery, radiology tests were  $2,736 lower for those receiving early PT.  

Call us at 732-747-1262 so that we may help reduce your low back pain and healthcare costs.  

Does Synvisc type injections help with knee osteoarthritis?


I am asked this question by my patients all the time.  Do the cartillage lubrication injections work? This link to "Updates on Intra-Articular Hyaluronic Acid Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis" published in the April 2012 edition of the American Journal of Orthopedics explains it well.


I advise my patients to get the injections earlier rather than later. That's because sometimes the joint is too deteriorated to benefit from the injections. It also appears that a combination of steroid injection with the hyaluronic acids offers the best results. In addition, concurrent physical therapy and exercise is extremely beneficial.    


If you are suffering with chronic knee osteoarthritis, consider a consultation before starting with an injection program and definitely before surgery.

is our new program dedicated to the education, baseline testing and rehabilitation of Concussion syndrome.


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Regular price $39.95 
Special offer if you mention this newsletter - $29.95*



Marlboro Soccer Association is now offering this program to over 1800 soccer families! Get your child tested today!

*Offer good until June 30, 2012 

"Concussions in Youth Sports"


Wednesday, July 18th, 7:30pm
Robert J Collins Arena
Brookdale Community College
Lincroft, NJ 
Come join us for an exciting program! Speakers include:
Stephen Rice, MD - Director of Sports Medicine at Jersey Shore University Hospital
David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS
President of db Orthopedic Physical Therapy and ConcussionRXcare
James Anderson, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, Brookdale Community College
or call 732-747-1262

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Special Offer for Gravity Group Fitness trial

$99* x 10 classes

(reg $220)


Special pricing until 6/30/12 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. 


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OBTV    View our popular  health video series! 


The following "You and Your Health" videos feature health professionals sharing the latest 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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