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FALLS IN FALL: Are you safe at home?

By | October 20th, 2017|Physical Therapy|

Join us for a free seminar given by the owner of Schwartz Physical Therapy, Dana Schwartz, PT, MS (license # 40QA007086) Saturday November 4th from 10am-noon Too many people are falling, and this fall we thought we should educate our community to be safer at home. Stay at home with more confidence, get your kids [...]

DON’T USE THE CANE IN THE WRONG HAND

By | September 1st, 2017|Physical Therapy|

Many patients are doing themselves a disservice by using the cane that is supposed to be helping them, in the wrong hand. †You may think that you use the cane in the same hand that you write with, right. †Not always the case. †You may also think that you should use the cane on the [...]

How and When to Stretch When Working Out

By | May 6th, 2017|Physical Therapy|

Now that you are in your workout mode. You want to do it right, right?! †You are dressed and ready to go, you have your weights, your yoga mat and water, but should you stretch first, or warm up? †Do you also need to cool down? †What are the correct stretches to do? †All great [...]

How to get physical therapy with a high deductible or no Rx

By | April 11th, 2017|Physical Therapy|

Many patients are stressed because their deductibles are continually climbing. Some are upwards of $10,000 per year! My response is to pay for what you need. An example is that your neighbor came to us and was raving about all the great equipment we had and the care he got was top notch. You want [...]

6 Simple Upper Body Stretches Your Body Will Love

By | November 17th, 2016|Physical Therapy|

Stretches should be held for 15-30 seconds for best results. They should NOT feel painful, just stretchy. Perform 3-5 of each stretch on each side, once daily. Hold onto a solid support if needed for stability. Overhead Trunk Stretch 1.† Raise arms up overhead 2.† Lean to 1 side [...]

6 Lower Body Simple Stretches Your Body Will Love

By | September 30th, 2016|Physical Therapy|

Stretching is a vital part of working out that most people skip. I'm†going to tell you why you should take a few minutes to include stretching in every workout or workday. Every person in America right now is probably sitting. Bad move. Haven't you heard, sitting is the new smoking! Yes, we sit way too [...]

What The Heck Is Text Neck?

By | September 2nd, 2016|Physical Therapy|

You've felt it before: the ache you feel after staring too long at your electronic device. Maybe you've spent too much time reading your e-book or flipping through emails or texts, then you feel the twinge in your neck as you raise your head. Although a brief episode of pain is not enough [...]

Therapeutic Artwork by Local Artist Annette Margulies on Display at Schwartz Physical Therapy

By | August 5th, 2016|Physical Therapy|

Therapy comes in all forms in life and nature: Physical Therapy, a beautiful sunset on the beach or a serene painting. All can evoke a change. Change is what we are all looking for, right? Lightness when you feel relief from pain, or a calm feeling when you walk the Jersey beaches or a sense [...]

What is Kinesiology Taping and What are the Benefits?

By | July 22nd, 2016|Physical Therapy|

Kinesiology Tape (KT) has been around for many years now. Dr. Kenzo Kase first developed it in 1979. I first got interested in it at the last Olympic games of 2012. I was wondering what all this colorful tape was about. Since then, the taping craze has grown tremendously and is back at the Olympics! [...]

Dana Demonstrating Stress Ball Exercises for Building Hand Strength

By | July 14th, 2016|Physical Therapy|

Using a stress ball--a foam or gel-filled ball that provides some resistence to pressure--can reduce stress and strengthen hand and wrist muscles. The benefits of stress reduction are immediate, but strengthening muscles is also a good way to prevent repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome and other hand and wrist problems caused by [...]

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