New study - 75% of non-traumatic Rotator Cuff tears can respond to conservative therapy without surgery!
This physical therapy program was derived from a systematic review of the literature that showed that exercise was effective in treating impingement syndrome. The speciﬁc exercises included daily range of motion (postural exercises, active-assisted
motion, active training of scapular muscles, active range of motion); daily ﬂexibility (anterior and posterior shoulder stretching); and strengthening 3 times per week (rotator cuff and scapula exercises). Therapists were instructed to provide manual mobilization exercises as needed, because there is evidence to support their use in impingement, and to progress the patient to a home therapy program when ready. Heat and cold were recommended as
modalities, but ultrasound was not. Patients completed a compliance diary regarding their physical therapy visits and the frequency of home therapy events
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ACL knee injuries continue to rise in female athletes.
This NY Times article reviews the season of UConn's basketball player Caroline Doty.
It goes into good detail about the possible reason why ACL tears continue to rise in female athletes. We now know that plyometric or jump training can reduce the risk by teaching the knee joint how to respond to outside stresses.
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Jerry Monaco, MPT, OCS will begin practicing in the Lincroft office!
We are pleased to announce that Jerry Monaco, a physical therapist board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist will begin practicing in the Lincroft office by Aug 1st. Jerry is a 2006 graduate of Quinnipiac University with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy and completed an Orthopedic Residency program at New York University in 2011 to make him eligible to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2012. Jerry grew up in the Middletown area and is excited to bring his clinical skills to the practice. He will be available to treat patients on Tuesday and Thursday am from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
Call the office today at 732-747-1262 to schedule an appointment with Jerry Monaco, MPT, OCS