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  • Treating Painful Hands

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on November 19, 2015

    Whether hand pain, stiffness, and swelling are caused by osteoarthritis (worn cartilage), tendinitis (inflammation of the tissue that attaches muscles to bones), or nerve problems (such as pressure exerted on the median nerve in the wrist or the ulnar nerve near the elbow), there are non-surgical solutions. To begin with, heat can be used to […]

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  • Healthy Holidays!

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on November 17, 2015
  • Nutrition in America is Improving!

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on November 13, 2015

      There’s good news on the nutrition front — Americans are eating better, and their improved dietary choices have reduced disease burden and saved lives, researchers said. Improvements in the American diet since 1999 have prevented an estimated 1.1 million premature deaths, including deaths from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, reported a research team led […]

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  • Post-Stroke Rehabilitation

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on November 10, 2015

    Every year, approximately 700,000 people suffer a stroke in the U.S., and approximately two-thirds of this number survive the event and require rehabilitation. While the efforts of physical therapists may not “cure” the effects of stroke, they can certainly help stroke survivors become as independent as possible and reach their fullest quality-of-life potential. To these […]

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  • November is National Caregiver’s Month

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on November 5, 2015

    Caregiving can be overwhelming. One of the most important aspects of caregiving is to remember to take care of yourself. Exercise and physical activity is an important part of this. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are several ways to include exercise into your daily caregiving routine. Take advantage of friends and family. Most likely […]

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  • BREAKING A VICIOUS CYCLE

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on November 3, 2015

    Without intervention, chronic pain can lead to a vicious cycle. Pain makes it difficult to engage in physical activity, which, in turn, results in a loss in strength and flexibility and more pain. The weaker and more deconditioned chronic pain sufferers become, the more frustrated and depressed they are likely to feel. As a result, […]

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  • Happy Halloween!

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on October 31, 2015
  • By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on October 29, 2015
  • Exercise and Ease of Activities of Daily Living

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on October 27, 2015

    A recent study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine shows that indeed, physical activity can improve activities of daily living for older adults.  Activities of daily living, or ADLs, include things like brushing your teeth, getting dressed or getting up and down from the toilet. This study went a bit farther to examine the […]

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  • Stretching

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on October 23, 2015

    Stretching, we know its good for us, but why? Stretching improves flexibility. An increase in flexibility means a larger range of motion in your joints. As you age, this becomes increasingly important. Improving range of motion through flexibility can help reduce arthritic symptoms, ease muscle pain and allow ease with activities of daily living. Stretching […]

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  • Physical Therapy Month: Concussion

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on October 20, 2015

    A concussion occurs as a result of traumatic brain injury. A concussion can change your brain functioning. Symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, poor balance, poor concentration and decreased memory. Many times these symptoms are temporary but should be noted as a concussion can occur even with a violent impact to the upper body.   Upon concussion, […]

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  • Stay Positive, Stay Healthy

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on October 14, 2015
  • Week One: Sciatica

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on October 12, 2015

    The Sciatic nerve branches off from the lower back through the hip and buttocks and down the leg. Pain typically occurs  from the lower back and radiates down the leg. Generally, pain only occurs down one leg. Causes Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Herniated Discs, Isthmic Spondylolisthesis, Lumbar Stenosis , Piriformis Syndrome, SI Joint Dysfunction Pain […]

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  • Keeping Your Bones Healthy

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on October 7, 2015

    BONE-PRESERVING EXERCISES   Women who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or who have experienced a fracture might be wary of exercise. However, there are a number of very safe exercises that can be performed that increase bone density and prevent falls. These include weight-bearing exercises (such as walking and climbing stairs), which strengthen bones by […]

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  • It’s Physical Therapy Month!

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on October 4, 2015

    October is physical therapy month. The Stoneking Physical Therapy and Wellness Center will be celebrating all month long! Each week we’ll feature a different theme related with a physical therapy treatable condition. Keep an eye out on our facebook page for upcoming events! We’ll start our month by focusing on tips to aging well. These […]

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  • Physical Therapy Myths

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on October 1, 2015

    As we approach Physical Therapy Month, it is appropriate to take a look at some of the misconceptions of physical therapy. 7 Myths About Physical Therapy People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people […]

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  • Strength Training for Weight Loss

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on September 29, 2015

    Effects of Strength Training Combined with a Healthy Diet Losing pounds and shedding fat can be tricky.  The most effective way to shed fat is to combine strength training, cardio and a healthy diet.  Most people try eating healthy and solely doing cardio, which takes longer and is not as effective.  Adding strength training increases […]

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  • STRIKE UP THE BANDS

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on September 24, 2015

    Even though they could benefit from strength training, many people are too self-conscious to lift free weights or use a weight machine. Fortunately, there are ways to build muscles without resorting to using heavy weights or expensive machines. Resistance bands consist of loops of rubber or lengths of rubber with handles on each end. By […]

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  • How Low Can You Go?

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on September 22, 2015

    All of the information out there about health can get confusing. However, some of the information can be lifesaving. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute recently released a study on blood pressure examining the cardiovascular effects of a lower target. This study took individuals with hypertension and divided them into two groups. Group one […]

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  • Calories and Diet Soda

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on September 17, 2015

    Do you drink diet soda? If you do, do you think you make up those calories with food? According to a recent study, you may be doing just that and not even realize it. “If people simply substitute diet beverages for sugar-sweetened beverages, it may not have the intended effect because they may just eat those […]

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  • Post Stroke Rehab

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on September 15, 2015

    Every year, approximately 700,000 people suffer a stroke in the U.S., and approximately two-thirds of this number survive the event and require rehabilitation. While the efforts of physical therapists may not “cure” the effects of stroke, they can certainly help stroke survivors become as independent as possible and reach their fullest quality-of-life potential. To these […]

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  • Core Conditioning Class

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on September 11, 2015

      Need a good ab workout? We’ve got you covered! Try our core conditioning class! Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12 noon. You don’t have to be a member to take our classes. Drop in and give it a try for free!

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  • Pulmonary Hypertension and Exercise

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on September 9, 2015

    Pulmonary hypertension occurs when there is a narrowing of the vessels that deliver blood from the heart to the lungs. Because of this, the heart must work harder to pump blood to the lungs. Over time this results in cardiac muscle failure. New research is happening on the effects of exercise on pulmonary hypertension. Researchers […]

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  • Have a Wonderful Holiday!

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on September 7, 2015
  • Let’s Learn About….Protein!

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on September 3, 2015

    Amino acids are what differentiates each protein. Amino acids are classified into three groups: Essential amino acids Nonessential amino acids Conditional amino acids Essential amino acids Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body. As a result, they must come from food. The nine essential amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, […]

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  • Happy September!

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on September 1, 2015

    September Happenings This summer flew by! If you let your exercise program go by the wayside, this is a great time to get back to regular physical activity. The Stoneking Physical Therapy and Wellness Center Celebrates Active Aging Week! September 27th – October 3rd Schedule of Events: All Week – Bring in pictures from your […]

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  • An Invitation:

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on August 26, 2015
  • When it comes to choosing surgery or physical therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), studies have found most people would rather pursue a conservative approach. Now new research from Spain is providing more support for that preference, concluding that in terms of pain and function, physical therapy is equal to surgery at 6 and 12 […]

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  • By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on August 20, 2015
  • Do You Suffer From Daily Pain?

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on August 18, 2015

    According to a recent survey published in The Journal of Pain 126 million (that’s 55.7%) Americans have suffered from pain within the past 3 months.  So what causes all of this pain? Clinicians believe that your brain tells you you’re in pain only if it detects a potential danger to your body. For example, if […]

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  • Stretching – When and Why?

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on August 12, 2015

      The most critical time to stretch your muscles is upon finishing a workout (after your cool down). Other than the relaxing feeling you get while stretching, there are many benefits. Stretching can improve range of motion in the joints. Greater range of motion leads to greater mechanical efficiency which in turn promotes energy efficient […]

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  • By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on August 10, 2015
  • A Narrow Escape

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on August 6, 2015

    Spinal stenosis is the source of leg pain that is caused by narrowing of the spinal canal. Whether due to excessive use, previous injury, or aging, cartilage covering joint surfaces in the back slowly deteriorates. As the spinal canal narrows, pressure on nerves causes pain to radiate from the lower back down the buttock to […]

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  • Trenton, NJ: On June 2, 2015 Richard Stoneking, PT was appointed to the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This appointment was approved by the New Jersey Legislature and Governor Christie. The State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners is responsible for licensing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, regulating physical therapy practice in New Jersey, […]

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  • Exercise for All!

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on July 30, 2015

    This past weekend America celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This act was put into place to regulate access to facilities for all regardless of your disability. Workplaces, taxis, restaurants, bathrooms and even gyms should provide access.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, individuals with a disability are less likely […]

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  • Treadmill Basics

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on July 28, 2015

    As the heat and humidity ramps up, it may be healthier for you to take your workout indoors. The Stoneking Wellness Center provides a climate controlled environment for you to get all of your cardio and strength training in. Our exercise physiologists can help you get on a program that you can feel good about. […]

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  • Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Surgery

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on July 24, 2015

    Menisci are the small pads of cartilage in the knee that smooth joint motion. When a torn meniscus is coupled with osteoarthritis, surgical correction is often recommended to alleviate pain. Surgical correction (partial meniscectomy) through an arthroscope involves the insertion of scopes and instruments into the knee joint through tiny incisions and trimming the torn […]

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  • The Importance of a Stronger Core

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on July 21, 2015

    One of the best ways to avert back pain is to strengthen “core muscles” in the back, buttocks, sides, and pelvis. While the rectus abdominis muscles (“abs”) at the front of the abdomen and the internal/external obliques (layered on top of one other in the front and side of the abdomen) are important for stability, […]

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  • The Importance of Your Home Exercise Program

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on July 17, 2015

    It is so important to do your home-exercise program!  Your physical therapist designs a home program specifically for you! Compliance with your home program will make your therapy more successful. After you are discharged it is equally important to continue the exercises. If you don’t keep up with it, chances are you’ll be back in […]

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  • Concussions and Student Athletes

    By 08stoneking0807 | In Blog | on July 16, 2015

    As many student athletes begin to prepare for pre season training we should take a minute to examine the risks associated with competitive sports.  According the to Centers for Disease Control about 3.8 million sports related concussions occur every year. Ignoring a head injury can lead to greater injury.  Most schools have guidelines associated with students that […]

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