Orthodics and/or Heel Lifts (Foot Leveling)

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Orthotics Can Help More Than You ThinkYour body is an interconnected system of specialized parts, and the support structure which holds everything together is made up of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Even if your feet don’t hurt, they may be contributing to your overall postural balance. If you’re having pain or discomfort in a specific area of your body— anywhere from your feet to your neck— click on the link(s) below nearest to your area of pain to learn how custom-made orthotics may help bring you long-term relief.

  1. Whiplash
  2. Chronic Neck Pain
  3. Posture
  4. Lower Back Pain
  5. Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  6. Hip Pain
  7. Knee Pain
  8. Short Leg
  9. Shin Splints
  10. Ankle Pain
  11. Heel Spurs
  12. Taking Care of Kids’ Posture
  13. Foot Problems
  14. Sports Injuries and Performance

Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)

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What is Active Release Techniques (ART) to Patients?

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

 

How do overuse conditions occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).

 

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

 

What is an ART treatment like?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

 

These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.

 

What is the history of Active Release Techniques?
ART has been developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. Dr. Leahy noticed that his patients’ symptoms seemed to be related to changes in their soft tissue that could be felt by hand. By observing how muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves responded to different types of work, Dr. Leahy was able to consistently resolve over 90% of his patients’ problems. He now teaches and certifies health care providers all over the world to use ART.

Kinesio Taping for Athletes

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What is Kinesio® Tex Gold™ ?

By now, many people have been able to observe the highly visible athletic uses and the familiar colors and taping patterns used by successful Olympic and professional athletes. But Kinesio® Tex Gold™ is more than an athletic tape. It is a unique therapeutic tool that has provided new options in rehabilitation and sports medicine throughout the world.

This amazing elastic therapeutic tape has been designed and engineered by Dr. Kenzo Kase for more than 30 years in Japan. Since then, Kinesio® Tex Gold™ has become the standard for therapeutic and rehabilitative taping.

Kinesio® Tex Gold™ sets the standard for elastic therapeutic taping.

  • It creates a lifting effect on the skin’s surface, which improves circulation and relieves pain.
  • It may be applied using different amounts and directions of tension, so the tape has the ability to relax or stimulate muscles.
  • It is made of gentle cotton fiber.
  • It features a 100% medical-grade acrylic adhesive.
  • It is totally latex free.
  • It does not limit the wearer’s range of motion.
  • The distinctive wave-pattern weave moves with the wearer’s movements.
  • It allows for 3 to 5 day wear time to provide 24-hour results to the patient and to provide for an economical treatment.

The Kinesio Taping® method utilizes Kinesio® Tex Gold™ to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Gold™ and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older methods and materials.

Kinesio Taping (Athletic Rehab Taping)

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Kinesio Taping® Method

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio® Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin.  This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.

Based upon years of clinical use, Kinesio® Tex Tape is specifically applied to the patient based upon their needs after evaluation.  The findings of the clinical evaluation or assessment dictate the specifics of the Kinesio® Tex Tape application and other possible treatments or modalities.  With the utilization of single “I” strips or modifications in the shape of an “X”, “Y” or other specialized shapes as well as the direction and amount of stretch placed on the tape at time of application, Kinesio® Tex Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.

The Kinesio Benefit
Evaluation and assessment are key in the treatment of any clinical condition.  In order to get the desired results from a Kinesio Tex Tape application as well as any other treatment, a full assessment of your patient is necessary. In some cases, the treatment of a condition may require treatment of other underlying conditions as well.  This assessment should include manual muscle testing, range of motion testing, gait assessment, and any other orthopedic special tests that you deem necessary.  The information gained from these assessments will allow for the proper treatment protocol to be laid out.  Kinesio Tex Tape can be a valuable addition to this protocol.  It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities within your clinic and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.

Education
Education is a one of the key elements of the Kinesio Taping Method and its continued success in the world of therapeutic taping.  Along with certified KT practitioners around the world, Dr. Kase is dedicated to advancing the art and science of the method through education, clinical practice and research.  It is vital that a consistent standard of practice is maintained and allied health professionals wishing to learn more about the Kinesio Taping Method are encouraged to participate in seminars and courses which are offered by Certified Kinesio Taping Instructors (CKTI).  After completing a certification course, practitioners join a select group of medical professionals who are able to properly use the Kinesio Taping Method within their realm of practice.

Increase Vitamin Absorption

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Vitamin assimilation


Vitamin Deficiency Supplements needed for assimilation
Vitamin A Choline, essential fatty acids, zinc, vitamins C, D, and E
Vitamin B complex Calcium, vitamins C and E
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) Manganese, vitamin B complex, vitamins C and E
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) Vitamin B complex, vitamin C
Vitamin B3 (niacin) Vitamin B complex, vitamin C
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) Vitamin B complex, vitamins A, C, and E
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) Potassium, vitamin B complex, vitamin C
Biotin Folic acid, vitamin B complex, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B12, vitamin C
Choline Vitamin B complex, vitamin B12, folic acid, inositol
Inositol Vitamin B complex, vitamin C
Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) Vitamin B complex, vitamin C, folic acid


Vitamin C Bioflavonoids, calcium, magnesium
Vitamin D Calcium, choline, essential fatty acids, phosphorus, vitamins A and C
Vitamin E Essential fatty acids, manganese, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), inositol, vitamin C
Essential fatty acids Vitamin A, C, D, and E
Vitamin C Bioflavonoids, calcium, magnesium

Vitamins and Recommended Daily Values

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Vitamin or Mineral Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) Safe and Adequate Intake/Range (or Estimate)
Vitamin A Men: 1000 mcg
Women: 800 mcg
Vitamin D 5 – 10 mcg
Vitamin E Men: 10 mg
Women: 8 mg
Vitamin K Men: 70-80 mcg
Women: 60-65 mcg
Vitamin C Men: 90 mg
Women: 75 mg
Choline Men: 550 mg
Women: 425 mg
Thiamin (B1) Men: 1.2 – 1.5 mg
Women: 1-1.1 mg
Riboflavin (B2) Men: 1.3 mg
Women: 1.1 mg
Niacin (B3) Men: 16 mg
Women: 14 mg
Pantothenic Acid 5 mg
Vitamin B6 1.3 – 1.7 mg
Folic Acid/Folate 400 mcg
Vitamin B12 2.4 mcg
Biotin (30 mcg)
Calcium 1000 – 1200 mg
Chloride (750 mg)
Magnesium Men: 400-420 mg
Women:310-320 mg
Phosphorus 700 mg
Potassium (2000 mg)
Sodium (200 – 500 mg)
Sulfur (100 mg)
Boron (2 – 5 mg)
Chromium 50 – 200 mcg
Cobalt (a few mcg)
Copper 1.5 – 3.0 mg
Fluoride Men: 4.0 mg
Women: 3.0 mg
Iodine 150 mcg
Iron 10 – 15 mg
Manganese 2.5 – 5.0 mg
Molybdenum 75 – 250 mcg
Selenium Men: 70 mcg
Women: 55 mcg
Zinc Men: 15 mg
Women: 12 mg

OFFICE ADDRESS

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The North Caldwell Wellness Center
133 West Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, NJ 07006

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