What even is an 'anterior cruciate ligament'? The knee is a commonly injured joint at any age, but specifically for athletes, and one of the most common ways people hurt their knees is by injuring their ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament. The ACL is one of the most important tissue bands holding the bones [...]
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Tips for when it feels like even your pillows are against you. We've all been there. Experiencing harsh neck and shoulder pain limits your motion, and you don't even know where it came from. Did you work out too hard? Did you sleep wrong? Where did this come from? Most of us have [...]
Which schedule is right for you? Choosing a workout schedule is one of the most difficult parts about working out. It can be overwhelming to try and find time to dedicate to exercise. You probably ask yourself, “Should I go to the gym before work? Should I squeeze in a run after work? [...]
Dr. Koc shares the Do’s and Don'ts for safe exercising Working out and exercising should be part of everyone’s daily activities. Young adults and high school students are now, more than ever, playing a different sport every season. It's a physically and mentally healthy approach to safe exercising while you're young. But it can [...]
Dr. Koc helps answer the question of knuckle cracking How Does Osteoarthritis Affect The Body? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease that affects all joints in the body, not just the hands. For more information on osteoarthritis in other areas of the body, check out our previous article that discusses the symptoms, causes, and treatment [...]
Pro Staff Institute and Physical Therapy Center had a large kiosk at this years Health & Fitness Expo | PHOTO CREDIT: KEVIN KNIGHT The Pro Staff Institute and Physical Therapy Center of Nutley proudly attended the seventh annual Health and Fitness Exposition, on June 22. MetLife Stadium saw an estimated 40,000 attendees over the [...]
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Dr. Zafonte covers the core's importance, anatomy, and how to improve its strength. Everyone knows late night infomercials promoting the newest gadget, supplement, or fad diet promising you can “Get a rock-hard core before summer!”. While, true, having a strong core can help you look better, it is also far more important to [...]
Dr. Koc goes over causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this shoulder injury. Our shoulders are essential to daily movement, and labrum tear injuries can severely interrupt our day-to-day quality of life. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, you will typically need physical therapy to aid in your recovery. The shoulder, [...]
All about meniscus injury What is a meniscus? What is its purpose? How do you treat a meniscus injury? Dr. Koc explains. Meniscus injury can severely impact an individual’s mobility. In turn, this can have a negative effect on one’s daily routine. In some cases, surgery will be required to repair the meniscus. [...]