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Dr. Linden D. Ho732-303-9101
Dr. Linden D. Ho Dr. Linden Ho is a highly-trained physician of The Allergy & Asthma Group, who specializes in treating patients who suffer from allergies and asthma. Recognized for his expertise and innovation in the fields of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Doctor Ho provides the latest research-based, treatment strategies and technology with a personalized approach. “Our Practice Philosophy is to provide the highest quality allergy, asthma and immunology care to every patient. We take a comprehensive and personal approach. This starts with a detailed medical history, careful examination and state-of-the-art diagnostic testing to make a specific diagnosis.” Services/Qualifications Adult & Pediatric Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Conditions Treated: As a specialist, Dr. Ho provides evaluation, testing, diagnosis and management of the full range of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology conditions, including but not limited to: Food allergies Seasonal and perennial allergies Sinus and ear problems Asthma and vocal cord dysfunction Drug allergies Skin allergies Insect allergy Immunodeficiency Hospital Affiliations: Riverview Medical Center Community Medical Center Centrastate Medical Center Bayshore Community Hospital Education and Training BA, Yale College MD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine Internship and Residency, Oregon Health & Science University Fellowship, National Jewish Medical […]
Karen I. Kupfer MS CCC-SLP(732) 431-5093
Karen I. Kupfer MS CCC-SLP Karen I. Kupfer MS CCC-SLP – Owner of Midstate Therapy Associates, a privately owned and operated speech therapy and occupational therapy practice. Karen is licensed speech pathologist who provides evaluations, diagnosis and therapy from infancy through adulthood. Karen has been a speech language pathologist for 26 years. She received her masters degree from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York. She has worked in many different settings including: early intervention, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, homecare, rehabilitatioin centers, sheltered workshops for developmentally disabled adults, head start programs and private practice. Her caseload consists of infants through adults. She enjoys working in the areas of early language development, feeding, mental health, learning, articulation and leading groups. She has lectured on many speech and language related topics. Karen has volunteered for many causes and is currently involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Nami, New Jersey). She also participates and chairs fundraising events.
Patricia McTaggart, PA-C(732) 747-5500
Patricia McTaggart, PA-C Patricia McTaggart is an NCCPA board-certified and NJ state-licensed Physician Assistant at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center. She is a graduate of the UMDNJ Physician Assistant (PA) program where she graduated with honors in 2006. Patricia gained valuable experience as a PA while working for two years in the emergency department of Lakewood NJ’s Kimball Medical Center and four years as a per diem PA in the ER of Brick NJ’s Ocean Medical Center. She began her career in dermatology in 2008 and serves adults, adolescents and pediatric patients. She is extensively trained in clinical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Patricia is currently the secretary of the New Jersey State Dermatology Physician Assistant Society. She is also a member of the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants, and a diplomate member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Patricia is also fluent in Spanish. Specialties/Services We specialize in all Dermatologic conditions relating to skin, hair and nails for patients of all ages and demographics. Mohs Surgeons are onsite for the effective treatment of most skin cancers. General Medical Dermatology Cosmetic Dermatology Pediatric Dermatology Surgical Dermatology Mohs Micrographic Surgery The Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center Aesthetic […]
Lotus Wellness Spa(732)-219-8699
Lotus Wellness Spa Beautifying the body beautifies the soul and vice versa. Behind the doors of Lotus, one experiences the timeless pleasure of awareness. Pamper yourself with beauty therapies that have evolved over the centuries, and experience the true meaning of escape as you bask in the pleasure of total relaxation. Dr. Anjali Verma has been in private medical practice since 1988. Board-certified in neonatal and perinatal medicine, she also has certification in cosmetic laser/ Botox® and Dermafill™ injections and is board-eligible from the American Academy of Procedural Medicine. Soheila Bindra has held executive positions in many companies and is currently chairman and CEO of Bindra Group of Companies. She has earned degrees in Political Science and a Master’s degree in public and private management. Neelam Chopra has studied skin care and cosmetology in England and internationally, taking a deep interest in approaches to health and wellness around the world. She will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of Lotus Health & Wellness Spa. Anuradha Puri is a certified teacher of hatha yoga, Ayurveda yoga and RYT kids yoga. She has taught yoga, meditation, Pranayama and dance to individuals, organizations and schools throughout the area.
Dr. Bryant Acquaro, PT, DPT(732) 360-6354
Dr. Bryant Acquaro, PT, DPT Dr. Bryant Acquaro, PT, DPT of NJ Spine and Wellness believes in the use of a comprehensive, “whole body” approach to physical therapy. He evaluates not only the site of pain, but all possible areas which may lead to it. Dr. Bryant believes that each person and injury is different and therefore uses a combination of individualized functional movements, corrective exercise, modalities and manual therapy to address each patient’s deficits and help them to reach their full potential. Dr. Bryant is level one SFMA certified and utilizes the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) as well as a variety of other treatment and manual techniques throughout his treatment and believes that we not only need to stop pain, but also provide patients with the tools to live without pain after physical therapy as well. Services/Qualifications: Dr Bryant Acquaro of NJ Spine and Wellness provides comprehensive care in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, spine issues, orthopedic concerns, and nutrition programs. His specialties include physical therapy. Dr. Bryant has specialized in treatment of orthopedic and athletic injuries in a wide variety of patients from professional athletes to elderly adults. At NJ Spine & Wellness our […]
David Colella, PT, DPT(732)-747-1262
David Colella, PT, DPT NJ License#: 40QA01506600 Dr. Colella of db Orthopedic Physical Therapy is a 2013 graduate of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Prior to relocating to the area, David practiced in a prominent orthopedic physical therapy group in Northern New Jersey. Since graduating, Dr. Colella has focused his post graduate training in the area orthopedic rehabilitation with a special interest in spinal conditions and sports related injuries. He received advanced manual therapy training as a member of the Doctor Developmental program at Wayne Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Dr. Colella is available for appointments in both our Lincroft and Manalapan offices and be scheduled for in-house visits when appropriate. Services/Qualifications Sports Injuries Post-Surgical & Injury Rehabilitation Orthopedic Rehabilitation Joint Replacement Recovery Sprains and Strains Dry needling Back and Neck Pain Daily Aches and Pains Concussion Management/Baseline Testing AlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill Gravity Fitness Golf Performance Enhancement Request An Appointment db Orthopedic Physical Therapy Other Locations:
Dr. Michael Viksman(732)-739-0660
Dr. Michael Viksman Dr. Michael Viksman, is a highly-trained physician of The Allergy & Asthma Group, who specializes in treating patients who suffer from allergies and asthma. Recognized for his expertise and innovation in the fields of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Doctor Viksman, provides the latest research-based, treatment strategies and technology with a personalized approach. Dr. Viksman has published multiple articles in peer review journals in the field of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and holds two patents in the category of Clinical Immunology. “Our Practice Philosophy is to provide the highest quality allergy, asthma and immunology care to every patient. We take a comprehensive and personal approach. This starts with a detailed medical history, careful examination and state-of-the-art diagnostic testing to make a specific diagnosis.” Services/Qualifications Adult & Pediatric Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Conditions Treated: As a specialist, Dr. Viksman provides evaluation, testing, diagnosis and management of the full range of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology conditions, including but not limited to: Food allergies Seasonal and perennial allergies Sinus and ear problems Asthma and vocal cord dysfunction Drug allergies Skin allergies Insect allergy Immunodeficiency Hospital Affiliations: Riverview Medical Center Community Medical Center Centrastate Medical Center Bayshore Community Hospital Education and Training MD […]
Allyson Falk, DDS(609) 259-3250
Allyson Falk, DDS Dr Allyson Falk is an energetic young dentist with a passion for her work. She is committed to providing her patients with the highest quality care. She caters to patients of all ages and strives to make them feel comfortable in the chair. In her spare time she enjoys yoga and spending time with her family. Specialties/Services Family Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry Sleep Apnea Treatment Education and Training: Education: NYU Class of 2013 Insurance Accepted: Horizon BCBS NJ Delta Dental Education: NYU Class of 2013
Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation(732)-894-9200
Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation provides the finest in health care. Founded in 2011 Advanced PMR provides Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Sports Medicine, Stroke Rehab., Occupational Therapy and a variety of other rehabilitation services. Our certified and experienced staff are dedicated to your well-being. At Advanced PMR not only will you get the best care, but you’ll be greeted by our friendly staff, eager to get you on the path to full recovery. Our facilities are outfitted with state of the art equipment. All of our specialists have one goal in mind. To ensure that you are completely satisfied and back to 100% in no time. We offer 4 Monmouth County Locations, Lake Como, Manalapan, Morganville and Red Bank. Be sure to take advantage of our complimentary transportation! Specialties/Services PHYSICAL THERAPY COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY INCLUDE: Arthritis/Osteoporosis, Back Pain, Bone Spurs/Plantar Fasciitis, Bulging/Herniated Discs, Degenerative Disc Disease, Pinched Nerves, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, Fibromyalgia, Headaches/Migraines, ACL Repair/Meniscus Tears, Sports Related Injuries, and Pre/Post-Surgical Rehab . ACUPUNCTURE Advanced PMR has experts in acupuncture who can treat Addictions, Arthritis, and Allergies. Additional Acupuncture treatment’s include, but not limited to; Digestion, Infertility, Insomnia, Pain Management, […]
Jared Z. Gold, MD732-370-2220
Jared Z. Gold, M.D. Of Advanced Gastroenterology Associates is Board Certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine and has been in practice in Monmouth County for over 9 years. Dr. Gold was born and raised in Manalapan, N.J. He graduated from with honors from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and then went on to pursue his medical education at the prestigious Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Program. He completed both his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein University Hospital in New York. Dr. Gold then remained in New York and went on to complete his Gastroenterology fellowship at Stony Brook University Hospital. At Stony Brook he gained expertise in both colonoscopy and upper endoscopy, as well as advanced endoscopic procedures such as ERCP for diagnostic and treatment of biliary and pancreatic diseases. Dr. Gold treats all aspects of gastroenterology (digestive diseases) and hepatology (liver diseases) with special interests in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, liver diseases and nutrition. He also performs in-office hemorrhoid banding with the CRH O’Regan Hemorrhoid Removal system, which is a fast and painless procedure to treat hemorrhoids without surgery. Dr. Gold’s goal is to provide excellent quality medical […]
The Chelsea at Manalapan(732) 972-6200
The Chelsea at Manalapan The Chelsea at Manalapan offers specialized care and services for Assisted Living in Monmouth County NJ. Our facility is centrally located in Manalapan near shopping and fine dining, surrounded by beautiful views of peaceful countryside and farmland. Features 24-hour professional trained staff Full-time registered nurse (RN) Health and Wellness programs Daily Activities Transportation 24-hour emergency response system On-site physical, occupational and speech therapy Restaurant-style dining room with delicious, nutritious menu choices Private dining room for family meals and special events Sun room, Covered Patio, Beautiful great room, & Activities room Specialized 24-hour care for those with memory care needs Other amenities available Specialized Services Memory Impairment: Specialized services for those with memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Comprehensive Wellness Programs The wellness staff at Chelsea Senior Living offers ongoing care in our communities, which leads to better health for our residents. Why? Because our wellness programs address the whole body, mind and spirit. Daily Lifestyle Activity Program Residents can also take advantage of our many scheduled outings, including visits to local banks, grocery stores, post offices, and pharmacies; transportation to doctor’s appointments; lunch at a local community center with entertainment; shopping trips; theater outings. Video
Rajiv Uppal, MD(732)-389-5004
Rajiv Uppal, MD Dr. Rajiv Uppal is one of the founding partners of Monmouth Gastroenterology and has been practicing in Monmouth County since September 1991. Dr. Uppal is Board Certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr.Uppal has special interest and expertise in treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), treatment of teenage children and non- surgical treatment of hemorrhoids. Dr. Uppal performs Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP, esophageal dilatation and more advanced endoscopic procedures including radio frequency ablation of Barrett’s epithelium. Services/Qualifications Colonoscopy Colon Cancer Screening EGD And EGD With Dilitation ERCP Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy 48 HR Bravo PH Study Hemorrhoid Treatments (IRC And Banding) Esophageal Manometry/Motility Anal Manometry Barrett's Treatment ROSE Procedure Remicaid Infusions EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Dr. Uppal earned a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. He is residency trained in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and he completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Bronx VA Hospital. Dr. Uppal has published several original research articles during his career. These include Helicobacter pylori, gastritis, alcoholic and non-alcoholic diseases and pancreatitis. Licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey and New […]
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Ask a Physical Therapist To “Screen” Your Movements This Spring
By David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS Let’s talk about the last time you—or someone close to you—interviewed for a new job. Chances are that the first step was a phone screen with your potential employer, and when you passed that portion of the process with flying colors, you were then invited for an in-person interview. At that stage, the employer probably asked you to answer a series of questions and to demonstrate your skills through a test or two. The process is set up in a way that narrows down the options intl the most suitable candidate is found. Makes sense, right? Just as job recruiters screen applicants to find the best ft for an open position, your PT will ask you to perform a series of exercises so that she can observe and understand your body mechanics to uncover any issues or limitations. Used in combination with a full evaluation and assessment, these so-called movement screens are just one tool in identifying the most appropriate treatment or prevention program for you. But unlike that test you may have taken during a job interview, the screen is not testing your skills or abilities, it’s simply a way of identifying how […]
Back on Her Feet: How Neurosurgical Spine Surgery Took One Pregnant Mother from Paraplegic to Walking Again
When Rita Arena’s chronic back pain intensified early on in her pregnancy, she knew something was not right. “I didn’t think it was a big deal — until the pain would not subside,” says Rita. Rita was evaluated by a physiatrist, who believed she sprained the thoracic region of her back — the middle area below the cervical spine (neck) and above the lumbar spine (lower back) — and potentially a rib. At four months pregnant, she was advised to rest. “My pain got progressively worse,” Rita continues. “Before I knew it, I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t take care of myself, let alone my young son or husband.” Desperate for help, Rita consulted a neurologist and underwent an MRI scan, with the go-ahead from her obstetrician-gynecologist. “The following day, the neurologist called and told me there was a massive tumor either in or on my spine,” she says. “The realization quickly set in that there were no guarantees for me or my baby.” Rita’s emergency case was referred to Dr. Jay Chun, a board-certified neurosurgeon at Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) and spine specialist. “It was clear this surgery could not wait, and I was confident we could take the necessary […]
Thunder and Lightning: The new rehab modalities to treat pain.
By David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS Every few years, technology advances in the world of physical therapy and rehabilitation have a profound effect on treatment options for pain and injury. The latest advancement involves the combination of delivering mechanical stress to the injured area and then using the bodies natural healing properties to speed recovery. This is delivered in the form of Radial Pulsed Shockwave Therapy and Class IV Laser light. The mechanical energy delivered to the chronically irritated tissue in the form of shockwave therapy works by generating a wave of energy to the tissue by using a handheld projectile accelerator. The force created by this device will deform structures enough to realign scarred and fibrotic tissue that develops from injury. In addition, the added blood flow from the mechanical projectile, repetitive energy will bring the benefits of increased circulation to the damaged area. So what is really happening to the tissue during shockwave treatment? Pressure waves are created within the injured tissue causing microtrauma. This sets off the release of a neuropeptide substance P which stimulates an inflammatory response, as well as an increase in vascularity which can promote the stimulation of stem cells within the tissue, […]
How One Woman Spotted the Warning Signs of a Stroke 8,000 Miles Away … and Saved Her Husband’s Life
As Pawan Madahar was getting ready for work, a video call came through from his wife and kids, who were vacationing in India. He accepted the call, but he was physically unable to speak. Suspecting a poor internet connection, Pawan’s wife Veena called again. This time, she could see he was grabbing his jawbone when he was trying to speak. That’s when she realized Pawan was having a stroke. Unable to dial 911 internationally, Pawan’s family frantically enlisted the help of friends in the U.S. to contact emergency responders. “I am so grateful Veena had the insight to recognize that I was experiencing a stroke. I had no idea what was going on, and I clearly couldn’t call to ask for help myself,” he continues. Medics transported Pawan to the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Medical Center where Dr. Ronald Benitez, a board-certified neurosurgeon at Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) and stroke specialist, was on call in the emergency department. Utilizing a state-of-the-art device called a stent retriever, Dr. Benitez successfully removed two life-threatening blood clots from Pawan’s brain, restoring blood flow in just 30 minutes. “With stroke patients, we’re in a race against time to restore blood and oxygen to […]
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5 Practical Steps You Can Take to Lose Weight by Summer
The time to start planning for your summer body isn’t the first time you reach for your bathing suit. While it’s NEVER too late to begin your health and fitness journey, setting a seasonal goal can hold you accountable to yourself and help you reach your goals faster. Here are 5 practical steps you can take right now to lose weight by summer. Join a Group Accountability Fitness Program Local gyms often have monthly weight loss programs run by a professional personal trainer. These fitness groups are designed to inspire and motivate you to lose weight, while providing you with the education and tools you need to get there. From diet tips, to guided exercise classes, these challenge groups are perfect for anyone looking to fast track their weight loss. Best of all? You can join with a friend or family member and make a commitment to fitness together. Whether you’re a fitness guru or a beginner, the classes can usually be modified to increase or decrease intensity. This allows you benefit from group motivation while also meeting your unique fitness needs. Start Tracking Your Fitness Goals The technology age means it’s now easier than ever to track your goals. […]
5 ways gardening and plants can reduce stress
BPT) – In today’s busy world, we’re continually searching for new ways to slow down and unwind. This has led more people to discover the calming benefits of gardening and how incorporating plants into decor provides a way to reduce everyday stress. Studies have shown that indoor plants clean the air by removing 87 percent of airborne toxins in 24 hours, and can make people more relaxed. In fact, the very act of planting and maintaining a garden provides relaxing stress relief in today’s busy world. With such pronounced benefits, there are many reasons people who live in crowded cities and spacious suburbs have taken up gardening. For a closer look, green industry experts at RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) offer these five ways gardening can help you create a stress-relieving sanctuary at home. Add a fiddle leaf fig to your living room With large, waxy green leaves that look like a fiddle, the photogenic fiddle leaf fig adds a stunning pop of green to any living space. The trees thrive in bright to medium light and prefer room temperatures. Water them only when the surface of the soil is dry or when the leaves start to wilt; […]
Tips to keep your pet healthy in the heat
(BPT) – Spring is here, summer is approaching fast and it’s time to get outside and start taking advantage of the warmer weather. Dr. Jeff Werber, Emmy award-winning celebrity veterinarian, has a few tips and tricks on how to keep your pet happy and healthy in the heat. Before you start your jogging treks, hiking excursions or bicycle touring with your furry partner by your side, it’s important to understand these spring/summer safety measures to keep your pet happy and safe. Easing into exercise After sitting around all winter, it is not a good idea to jump right into a full exercise regimen full speed ahead. The best approach to get your pet ready for more activities outside is a gradual introduction into exercise. A game of fetch is a perfect way to get your pet up and moving. The Chuckit! Launcher and Locator Sound Ball provides an easy way for your pet to increase their stamina, with the added entertainment of retrieving a ball that emits an audible pulse sound every few seconds to help pet parents and dogs locate the ball in any terrain after launch. If your pet enjoys chasing ground pursuits (think rabbits and squirrels), the […]
VEGAN Mediterranean Pasta
Ingredients 1 pkg Nasoya® Pasta Zero Spaghetti, Nasoya® Pasta Zero Angel Hair, or Nasoya® Chinese Style Noodles 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 oz Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced 4 tbsp red/green bell pepper, 1/4″ cut 2 mushrooms, sliced 3 tbsp tomatoes, diced 2 tsp oregano Salt and pepper, to taste 2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled (optional) Preparation Drain and rinse pasta with cold water. Set aside. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onions and cook until translucent. Add vegetables, cooking until vegetables reach desire doneness. Add oregano, season with salt and pepper, and mix in half of the feta cheese. Stir pasta into sauce to heat noodles. Once heated through, top with remaining feta cheese and serve.
“Squashed Cakes” from Marcie’s Kitchen
These are not “squashed” nor “cakes” but are a sweet squash casserole in disguise. They are vegetarian, sugar and dairy free, low carb, low calorie, kid friendly, loaded with fiber and tastes delicious! Made in muffin cups with a cute name, kids & picky vegetable eaters won’t sus-pect that they are made from spaghetti squash. They can be served as a sweet vegetable side Mini “Squashed” Cakes (makes 12-15) Ingredients: 4 cups spaghetti squash (about a 1/1/2 lb. squash) 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar 3 eggs, at room temperature 1 Tbsp.. Stevia (or sugar substitute) 1 tsp. Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. cinnamon Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon (or 1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice) 2 Golden Delicious apples (peeled & chopped) 1/3 cup raisins or even a dessert. A perfect choice to bring to a party (so easy to serve!) and for dieters, a guilt free sweet treat. They can be served hot, warm or at room temperature, and do not need refrigeration. Tips— roast the squash as soon as you get it home—it will keep for a few days until you use it. Directions: Roast the squash: Preheat oven to 400 and spray a roasting pan with non-stick spray or coconut […]
14 Paleo Recipes Your Whole Family Will Love By Jersey Strong
You’ve probably heard of the Paleo diet. With roots as deep as the human race itself, this diet aims to bring your diet consumption back to foods that would have been available during the Paleolithic era. You may also hear this diet referred to as the “Caveman” or “Stone-Age” diet. The Ultimate Paleo Guide recommends these core food groups while on a Paleo diet: Grass-fed meats. Fish/seafood. Fresh fruits. Fresh vegetables. Eggs. Nuts. Seeds. Healthy oils (olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut) Foods to avoid include: Cereal grains and refined sugar Dairy Legumes (nuts and peanuts) Potatoes Processed foods (most foods in the snack aisle) Refined vegetable oils Candy and junk food You may be thinking to yourself: How is it possible to completely avoid processed foods? The good news is, the Paleo diet has taken the fitness world by storm. Many of your favorite foods, like pasta, pizza, and desserts have Paleo-friendly alternatives. What are the benefits of the Paleo diet? The core belief of the Paleo diet is to bring the body’s food sources back to the era from which human beings began. Followers of the diet believe that our bodies were not designed to digest highly-processed foods. […]
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“My voyage into a career in Integrative Wellness & Nutrition began about 19 years ago when my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was given 3 months to live. I started searching alternatives to the conventional route of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, to combat this deadly illness.
As I immersed myself in extensive research, I concluded and believe that all cancer does is take advantage of a weakened immune system which in turn takes over the body, mind, soul and eventually a precious life. I found out that if the immune system can regain its strength and learn to fight back again, slowly the body will start healing itself and soon the soul and mind will follow. I learned many ways to strengthen the immune system, to build a force that is able to attack the cancer and heal the body.
Joint Replacement Recovery Tinton Falls NJ
If you or someone you love is facing joint replacement surgery, you need to be prepared for what it will take to recover. Coming back following a joint replacement can be tough, but we can help. Talk to your physician about what you can do before surgery to help you prepare. Rehabilitation will play a role in your recovery, and we suggest visiting our hospital before surgery so you will know what to expect. Our joint replacement inpatient rehabilitation program includes the following: Physical therapy and occupational therapy using the latest rehabilitation technology. 24-hour rehabilitative skilled nursing< Rehabilitation physicians Case management Inpatient rehabilitative care is coordinated under the direction of our on-site doctor who tailors the program to the patient’s unique needs. Our hospital’s joint replacement therapy program is flexible, allowing for more frequent treatment as the patient improves. Treatment goals include increasing: Strength Mobility Flexibility Endurance Self-care skills Ability to resume prior activities Our hospital is uniquely qualified in this area because of our highly trained inpatient rehabilitative therapists that have access to and utilize the latest rehabilitation technology. Address 2 Centre Plaza, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 Phone Main hospital number: 732 460-5320 Inpatient referral number: 732 460-5323 Outpatient referral […]
Do I need a Nursing Home?
Explaining the Difference between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities When seniors begin to lose the ability to handle all aspects of daily living independently, many of them begin to think about transitioning to a nursing home setting. However, while nursing homes still play a critical role in senior care, the nursing home is no longer the preferred option for seniors who simply need assistance meeting daily living needs. Instead, assisted living facilities, which encourage seniors to live as independently as possible, presents a wonderful alternative for seniors who need some help but do not have the complex medical needs that require them to live in a skilled nursing facility. Nursing homes focus on providing medical care. While we have come to associate the nursing home with the elderly, nursing homes, like the names imply, are really about providing medical care. They provide round-the-clock skilled nursing care for those who require a high level of medical care, whether due to age or due to a medical condition. Nursing home residents may be long-term or may be there as part of a rehabilitation program due to an injury or following a surgery. While the focus is on care, nursing homes do […]
Memory and Dementia Care in Manalapan
Many challenges face the family of an individual living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Our community’s memory and dementia care in Manalapan, NJ offers a friendly, supportive, and secure environment where seniors with memory loss can live with comfort and dignity… and their families can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing their loved one is enjoying the best quality of life possible. The Country Cottage Within the secure, comfortable setting of The Country Cottage at The Chelsea at Manalapan, our caring, highly trained professional staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist residents and enhance their physical and emotional well-being. We offer an innovative, personalized program where residents with memory impairment receive the stimulation and encouragement they need to preserve skills and to thrive with the highest possible level of independence. At The Country Cottage, every resident enjoys the assistance of our dedicated staff; the company of neighbors and friends; stimulating social and recreational activities; and the privacy of a personal or shared apartment. Long-term and short-term respite stays in attractively furnished rooms are also available. All residents benefit from our specialized amenities and services, including: 24-hour staff and registered nurse (RN) […]