Acupuncture & Sports Injuries

Acupuncture for Athletes, How Acupuncture can Help with Sports Injuries


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Acupuncture for athletes is a growing trend.  Many athletes are beginning to learn how acupuncture can help with sports injuries. The Passaic County acupuncturists at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa are well trained to work with athletes of all types. Our acupuncturists address individual needs, with an eye on easing their pain and getting them back on the field, court or track.

What Is Acupuncture For Sports Injuries?

The technique of acupuncture involves needles being placed along pressure points that access the body’s meridians. When placed, the nervous system senses an injury and begins sending signals to the brain that there is damage. These signals create a biochemical reaction that promotes healing to specific areas. Acupuncture essentially reminds the body that you have an injury, and that it needs to be healed. Because it uses your body’s own chemical reactions, acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive healing technique for treating injuries.

Acupuncture is helpful treating sprains, strains, joint pain, swollen muscles, and muscle aches, among other issues. In fact, acupuncture can also help ward off any of these issues by stimulating the muscles and joints typically strained by an individual athlete’s particular sport. Acupuncture can also increase flexibility for athletes. This is why acupuncture can be seen as a treatment that not only heals but also enables a body to perform optimally.

Sports acupuncture is growing in popularity

Sports acupuncture in New Jersey is growing quickly. Since it has been proven to help trigger the body’s natural ability to heal, it is grabbing the attention of athletes everywhere. With the growing awareness of the issues that traditional pain medicine can cause, athletes are looking for alternatives. Because acupuncture uses your body’s healing mechanisms, these injuries can be healed without the use of pain medication. In addition, Acupuncture has been recognized to help injuries to heal quicker than when treated with other methods.  This non-invasive technique can also be used to stimulate the body for injury prevention as well.

Learn more about acupuncture for athletes from Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa

Contact our team at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa today to learn more about what acupuncture can do to treat your aches and pains. We welcome the opportunity to get you familiar with acupuncture while helping you understand how acupuncture can help you as an athlete. Whether you play a sport professionally, or as an amateur we welcome the opportunity to help you learn more about acupuncture for athletes.

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Spring Sports Around The Corner, Is Your Body Ready?

Spring Sports Around The Corner, Is Your Body Ready?

Our Totowa & Fort Lee Physical Therapists can help!


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Spring sports are around the corner. The question is, is your body ready? Have you been sedentary this winter or have you been active? Are your muscles ready to work? Many people retreat from strenuous activities during the winter months and then burst out of the starting gate at the first sign of warmer temperatures and greener grass. Our Physical Therapists offer a great resource for starting spring sports the correct & non-damaging way. Avoid injury and prepare your body for this spring weather!

Getting Physically Ready For Spring Activities

Stretching has long been thought of as an important precursor to exercise, certainly a way to get muscles limber. Often times we think of yoga as stretching. While this is true, you certainly can’t just dive into complex poses without risking injury. The same is true with spring sports. The important thing to do is to prepare the muscles needed for any given activity. Stretching before strenuous activities is a great way to get your body ready for exercise.

In the same vein as stretching is starting with a lower level of activity such as walking briskly. You may think your body is more capable than it is during this transition from sedentary to active. As a result, easing into an active lifestyle is extremely important.  Get in touch with one of our leading Physical Therapists to create a plan that makes sense for you and your fitness goals. Physical Therapy and Sports Care is available at both of our locations now!

Take Your Time Getting Active Again!

Fitness is not a zero to 100 in five seconds type of thing. If you have not been active all winter you should develop a plan to prepare for your seasonal sport of choice. Plan to use an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist to develop a plan that will help you get back to the level of activity you once were used to! Working on your boy’s posture and alignment can be a helpful first step. The physical therapists at Elite Spine and Sports Care focus on body alignment and muscular preparation to get you operating at your peak performance level.

Schedule A Sports Physical Therapy Appointment With Elite Spine & Sports Care today!

The team at Elite Spine & Sports Care is dedicated to keeping clients conditioned. Take the time to prepare your body for spring sports and you will not be disappointed. Let our knowledge and experience guide you toward a better fitness level. Remember, spring sports are just around the corner!

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Physical Therapists Help Headaches Caused by Poor Posture

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Passaic County Physical Therapy Headache Relief | Passaic County NJ Chiropractic
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Passaic County physical therapists help with headaches caused by poor posture.  No one likes headaches.  The good news is that headaches caused by dysfunction in the neck muscles and joints from poor posture, poor breathing habits, muscle strains and soft tissue dysfunction can be resolved.  Exercise and physical therapy headache relief can help alleviate your symptoms and therefore get rid of the pain.

Headache Pain from Poor Posture

Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa offers physical therapy in Passaic County NJ stressing the importance of good posture and skeletal alignment.  Manual therapy, proper stretching and strengthening certain muscles can all work together to relieve your headaches. If you have been suffering from headaches and are unaware of the reason you are getting them perhaps a visit to our physical therapists can help give you the answers you have been searching for.

All too often a CAT scan is ordered to pinpoint the problem with no clear diagnosis.  There are many causes for headaches, including physical activity, posture, hormones, and sleeping patterns.  When it comes to posture it is important to be aware of your body.  Being hunched over can inhibit blood flow, for example, cramping muscles and leading to headaches that can range from tolerable to completely intolerable.

Physical Therapy Headache Relief at Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa

At Elite Spine and Sports Care, our Passaic County physical therapists can help you learn the proper body mechanics and posture necessary to lead a healthier and more comfortable life.  Being active is important for a long and healthy life, something that can be difficult to achieve if you are living in pain.  Let our experienced staff help you learn how to exercise, sit correctly, and stand tall in order to eliminate headaches from your life.

Contact Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa NJ offers an approach based on the functional model and the dynamic use of manual medicine into physical therapy and rehabilitation. We believe that optimal health and performance can be attained through proper stability by enabling correct function via mobility of joints and corresponding muscles.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy

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Instrument assisted soft tissue therapy is helpful treating multiple conditions. This therapy is also known as Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). IASTM is implemented to treat pain and instigate healing.   As a result this style of therapy can offer great relief.  IASTM has been used to treat plantar fasciitis, chronic tendonitis, tennis and golfer’s elbow. Your NJ physical therapists at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa are well versed in the technique.

Pasaaic County physical therapy offered at Elite Spine and Sports Care focuses on reducing pain.  This also means treating a variety of conditions. A number of ingredients can combine to cause pain in a body, including injury and posture issues. Oftentimes, the body reacts to pain in a way that ends up causing muscles to guard the affected areas.  As a result there can be a great deal of pain. Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are two conditions commonly caused by repetitive movement. IASTM uses specially designed, ergonomic tools to locate and treat issues within the soft tissue areas of the human body.

Elite Spine & Sports Care therapists are specially trained in IASTM.

Our therapists at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa are specially trained in IASTM. Our therapists use instruments which vary in shapes and sizes to isolate the affected tissue and gently work on it to generate healing. The technique works well and results in improving the symptoms associated with the compromised tissue.  IASTM works well with running related injuries, as well as plantar fasciitis, chronic tendonitis, tennis and golfer’s elbow.

IASTM therapy, coupled with exercise and posture work can reduce pain and heal the body. The New Jersey physical therapists at Elite Spine and Sports Care understand that injuries, pain, and conditions caused by repetitive motion can be tackled from multiple angles. The right blend of treatment can lead to not only the elimination of pain but returning to an active lifestyle.

Contact Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa NJ to learn more about Physical Therapy

Elite Spine offers an approach based on the functional model and the dynamic use of manual medicine into physical therapy and rehabilitation. We believe that optimal health and performance can be attained through proper stability by enabling correct function via mobility of joints and corresponding muscles.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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Lumbar spinal stenosis can cause a narrowing of the spinal canal and pain and burning down the legs and flexion distraction therapy can be the answer to this discomfort. Physical therapy can provide non-surgical relief to this painful problem. The use of flexion distraction to open up the spinal canal and relieve pressure off of the spinal cord can ease the pain and eliminate the burning. Addressing lumbar spinal stenosis through physical therapy in Passaic County can improve your quality of life and get you back to living the active lifestyle you enjoy. Elite Spine and Sports care of Totowa has experienced chiropractic doctors on staff to address your spine issues and help you get back to a pain-free existence.

Lumbar spinal stenosis typically develops slowly over time and often represents with pain that comes and goes. The pain associated within spinal stenosis goes away with rest but unfortunately returns when you return to activity. Opening up the spinal chord or canal causes the relief you want but the moment you return to an upright posture the pain can return. Flexion distraction therapy can alleviate the pain.

Flexion distraction is a chiropractic technique with an eye on increasing the motion of the spine and helping with bulging discs as well as herniation. This form of physical therapy is gentle and helps with the pain as it takes the pressure off of the spinal nerves. This technique is a way to address the discomfort caused by lumbar spinal stenosis without undergoing surgery. While surgery could end up being necessary the use of flexion destruction therapy is a great alternative to try first.

Flexion distraction therapy uses a special table that moves in an automated and gentle motion, allowing the spine to flex in numerous ways. At the same time your chiropractor will implement some manual techniques to address specific disc herniation or bulging issues. This form of physical therapy is designed to put the bulge back in the spine while at the same time exercising the healthy vertebrae, keeping them well articulated.

The goal of flexion distraction therapy is to allow the spine to move correctly in a manner that will remove pressure from the disc bulge. It does this by creating a negative pressure that pulls the disc bulge back into the spine. The flexion distraction motion maintains healthy discs in addition to working on those that are compromised. The motion allows nutrients into the spinal disc and keeps them well articulated.

Make an appointment with your NJ physical therapist to learn more about physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis. Our chiropractors are well versed in flexion distraction therapy and look forward to describing the process and answering your questions. Let Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa serve as your guide to physical therapy in Passaic County New Jersey.

Contact Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa NJ offers an approach based on the functional model and the dynamic use of manual medicine into physical therapy and rehabilitation. We believe that optimal health and performance can be attained through proper stability by enabling correct function via mobility of joints and corresponding muscles.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

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There are many benefits related to chiropractic care. Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa is focusing on sharing information with its clients and the greater Passaic County community about Passaic County Chiropractic Care. There are many studies showing that people benefit greatly from chiropractic care enabling healthier and happier aging populations while adding greatly to the health of athletes as well.

Passaic County Chiropractic care is focused on non-pharmacologic options to address chronic pain. The idea is to help you body defend itself and enable you to lean less heavily on painkillers, and possibly even eliminate them all together. Non-drug and non-surgical options to treat pain are high on the list for many and our staff is eager to help you achieve this goal. Chiropractic care is very much centered around the patient and his individualized health and wellness.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help YOU?

At Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa chiropractic care is designed to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including those of back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and headaches. The process includes a patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. While adjustments are most common our chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as lifestyle modification.

Come visit Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa today. We welcome the opportunity to educate you on chiropractic care available in Passaic County and answer your questions about our techniques. Let our knowledge and experience serve as your guide to health and wellness as well as the benefits of chiropractic care.

Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa NJ offers an approach based on the functional model and the dynamic use of manual medicine into physical therapy and rehabilitation. We believe that optimal health and performance can be attained through proper stability by enabling correct function via mobility of joints and corresponding muscles.

 

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Acupuncture and Cupping to Treat Low Back Pain

Acupuncture and Cupping to Treat Low Back Pain


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Acupuncture and cupping are therapies used to treat chronic low back pain.  Low back pain causes great discomfort and difficulty to those plagued by it.  Any relief makes getting through the day easier.  While exercise and strengthening is helpful there are other options. Chiropractic care can be a great idea.  In addition acupuncture is a sought after technique for easing low back pain.  Totowa acupuncturists at Elite Spine and Sports Care implement both acupuncture and cupping to treat chronic low back pain.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an Chinese traditional medicinal method that uses needles to channel energy in the body.  This form of medicine is considered non-traditional and dates back more than 2,000 years.  Chinese medicine believes in energy patterns in the body.  This energy is called qi (“chee”) and keeping it flowing properly is the premise of acupuncture.  While non-traditional, this form of medicine has gained in both popularity and acceptance in recent decades.  As a result, acupuncture is now a proven solution to addressing lower back pain in many people with many conditions.  At Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa, our trained acupuncturists are knowledgeable about energy within the body.  As a result, their goal is to alleviate lower back pain through their acupuncture treatments.

What is cupping?

Cupping is a method of Chinese medicine used for the treatment of chronic, pain related conditions.  Cupping involves placing cups or jars on the skin.  These cups and jars are typically made of glass, bamboo, and plastic.  The purpose of the cups is to create a vacuum on the skin by sucking out the air. The effect of this is the pulling of tissue into the cup.  Furthermore this suctioning promotes circulation.  Because of this the end result is pain relief.  Cupping removes “heat” from an area in the body by pulling the toxins out that are present in the body tissue in the area of the cupping.

If you suffer from lower back pain you should enlist the services of Passaic County physical therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa.  Our educated, experienced, and knowledgeable staff can utilize their skills to address the cause of your chronic low back pain while providing treatment options that will address the pain at the same time.

 Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa NJ offers an approach based on the functional model and the dynamic use of manual medicine into physical therapy and rehabilitation. We believe that optimal health and performance can be attained through proper stability by enabling correct function via mobility of joints and corresponding muscles.

TMJ Disorder Leads to Other Issues

TMJ Disorder Can Lead to Other Issues


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TMJ Disorder can lead to major issues and severe pains. These issues include neck pain, ear pain, and headaches.  Other side effects include locked jaw, difficulty opening a jaw, biting issues, and clicking/popping sounds when you bite. Treating TMJ is essential to avoid developing these issues or further problems. Your NJ physical therapist will be instrumental in evaluating your TMJ and addressing it head-on.

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is in the jaw, offering a complex movement that includes both a hinge and a slide. The bones connected to the joint have cartilage and a shock absorbing disc between them. The cartilage and the disc are what keep the movement of the TMJ operating smoothly. When the cartilage or the disc are worn or out of place there can be issues. Likewise if the joint has received a blow, the TMJ can be out of whack or damaged. Regardless of what the damage is, when there is damage to the TMJ it can be annoying at best and extremely painful at worst.

Treatment for TMJ

TMJ Disorder can be treated with medicine to deal with the pain but addressing the pain and trying to get rid of it is a better plan of action. In extreme cases surgery is the answer. Before trying surgery, however, it is always best to try physical therapy. Physical therapy for TMJ can start with something as simple as heat and ice. Ultrasound is another productive form of physical therapy. Our Passaic County physical therapists will also offer exercises to stretch and strengthen jaw muscles.

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The experienced Totowa NJ physical therapists at Elite Spine and Sports Care employ the latest techniques to help with your TMJ pain. We will treat the TMJ pain outside the face to release specific muscles. TMJ pain has a deep connection with facial and neck muscles. As result the overuse of muscles compensating can cause referral pain and headaches. Totowa NJ physical therapy can be instrumental in determining the root cause of your TMJ Disorder and the treatment and physical therapy that will address it.

 Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa NJ offers an approach based on the functional model and the dynamic use of manual medicine into physical therapy and rehabilitation. We believe that optimal health and performance can be attained through proper stability by enabling correct function via mobility of joints and corresponding muscles.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy | Elite Spine & Sports Care Of Totowa Physical Therapy

Massage therapy is a fantastic tool for both treatment and prevention of injuries.  Massage relaxes muscles, strengthens muscles, and improves circulation.  That is why we make massage therapy an integral part of Passaic County physical therapy services.  Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa has experienced massage therapists that can help your body recover by focusing on areas of concern.

Massage is known to many as an opportunity to relax, a luxury of sorts, yet for others massage therapy is a necessary element to physical therapy and overall well-being.  Passaic County massage therapists can address tired and overworked muscles that are acting up as a reaction to repetitive motion, poor posture, or excessive use.  Regardless of how you look at massage therapy it should be acknowledged that it can be helpful for both healthy bodies and those facing rehabilitation.  Rehabilitating an injury is a process and massage helps rehabilitation process by increasing a body’s flexibility and strength.

Passaic County massage therapists at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa use their techniques to both exercise and stretch tight, weak, or atrophied muscles.  In working to alleviate pain improvements can be made with range of motion.  Massage has a great impact on promoting tissue regeneration, preparing bodies for athletic endeavors and offering a tool for recovery at the same time.  Relaxation is a welcome side effect, as is the release of the endorphins and amino acids that serve as a body’s natural painkiller.  Get in touch with Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa today and get your body on the road to muscular healing and injury prevention.

Contact Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa NJ offers an approach based on the functional model and the dynamic use of manual medicine into physical therapy and rehabilitation. We believe that optimal health and performance can be attained through proper stability by enabling correct function via mobility of joints and corresponding muscles.

Tennis Elbow Treatment, Active Release & Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

Tennis Elbow Treatment | Passaic County NJ Physical Therapy

Tennis Elbow Treatment | Passaic County NJ Physical Therapy
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Tennis elbow treatment involving active release technique and/or deep tissue laser therapy can be extremely rewarding.  Tennis Elbow, lateral epicondylitis as it is scientifically known, is a common injury and one which can be extremely disappointing and painful to athletes.  While originally associated with tennis players, hence the common terminology, the pain can also stem from other activities like cross training for example.  The ailment or injury is a degenerative one, caused by repetitive motion.  Treating tennis elbow through active release technique and deep tissue laser therapy can offer great relief and address this painful condition head-on.  Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa offers non-surgical therapy to ease the pain associated with tennis elbow.

The active release technique for Tennis Elbow Treatment works well addressing the tight and/or inflamed muscles and tendons in the forearm and elbow related to tennis elbow. This technique is a state of the art massage technique that focuses on the soft tissue system and its movement. Our Passaic County massage therapists are well-versed in active release technique and implement it as part of therapy for patients experiencing pain related to tennis elbow.

Deep tissue laser therapy is another great Tennis Elbow Treatment offering a drug-free and surgery-free relief for the pain.  The goal of this technique used as a form of physical therapy is to get the blood flowing in the areas of irritation.  Many people see a decrease in pain within one visit, a welcome relief  to those suffering the pain caused by tennis elbow.  Deep tissue therapy in Passaic County is available through the experienced physical therapists of Elite Spine and Sports of Totowa.

Tennis players who over-train are prone to tennis elbow which signifies the importance of giving the elbow a break.  This is not always easy, however, and high level athletes need to consider an all-encompassing training regime.  Taking care of yourself is an important part of being an athlete.  Let our physical therapists help evaluate your posture and muscular system to ensure that you are doing your entire body the justice it deserves.

Physical therapy is a great way to treat issues caused by overuse or repetitive motions.  Addressing issues in a non-surgical way can be fruitful, eliminating pain and also helping prevent future pain.  Come talk to the specialists at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa today to learn more about our practice and how we are helping athletes all over Passaic County eliminate pain and perform better.

Contact Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa NJ offers an approach based on the functional model and the dynamic use of manual medicine into physical therapy and rehabilitation. We believe that optimal health and performance can be attained through proper stability by enabling correct function via mobility of joints and corresponding muscles.