Knee & Shoulder Pain Treatment Specialist in New Jersey

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At Light Touch Rehabilitation we provide immediate relief from knee & shoulder joint pain with latest technologies. Our goal is to offer best services & treatment for joint & knee pain.

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Light Touch Rehabilitation Center:

Light Touch Rehabilitation Center At Light Touch Rehabilitation we are proud to serve Central and Northern New Jersey and have locations in Essex county and Bergen county. Our goal is to provide skilled and passionate care in a safe and friendly environment. Our office is a 4000 square foot facility that will give you plenty of personal space and at the same time you will always be guided and encouraged by our helpful and caring staff.  www.lighttouchrehab.com

Walking for 6000 steps a day prevents knee arthritis functional limitations :

Walking for 6000 steps a day prevents knee arthritis functional limitations Our patients often inquire about what they can do to prevent their arthritis from getting worse with age and specifically how to prevent functional loss associated with arthritis: such as difficulty with walking, difficulty with stair climbing and difficulty with standing up from a chair . A recent study partially sponsored by National Institute of Health demonstrated that walking 6000 steps per day can prevent you from developing functional limitations due to knee arthritis.  In this study 1788 people with an average age of 67 who have or are at risk of osteoarthritis were looked at how much daily walking is needed to prevent an onset of functional limitations . These subjects were examined again two years and it was determined that walking for 6000 steps per day, prevented progression of functional limitations due to their arthritis . It can be said from this study, that walking for 6000 steps per day prevented these subjects’ arthritis from getting worse.   

Shoes :

Shoes Patients who have been told that they have flat or pronated feet tend to have an arch that flattens when the foot hits the ground and their feet are too flexible.  These patients will require a sneaker that is more rigid with a good arch support. Patients who have been told that they have high arched feet or supinated feet tend to have feet that are too rigid and do not provide sufficient shock absorption when the foot hits the ground.  Due to the lack of shock absorption the stress is being sent up the chain to patient’s knees, hips and spine.  These patients will benefit from gel insoles for additional shock absorption.  Most drug stores carry Dr. Scholl’s brand gel insoles.

Walking Surface :

Walking S urface Those with knee pain from arthritis should take caution when running or walking on hard surface, such as paved streets.  A much better alternative is walking on a treadmill or walking on a rubber running track. Finally, pick up a little gadget called pedometer and start working on your 6000 steps per day to slow down arthritis today!

Our Staff :

Our Staff At Light Touch, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing and comfortable environment where each patient receives personalized care and attention. We take pride in our patient-centered philosophy and approach to care. The environment at Light Touch Rehabilitation is one of tranquility and comfort. Decorated in calming pastels, we do not have bright lights, loud machines, or stressed staff members. Boris Katz is a licensed physical therapist, specializing in rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries and neurologic disorders. Boris has over 15 years of experience as a physical therapist. Prior to joining Light Touch Rehabilitation. oris practiced at New York City Department of Education, working with children with physical disabilities.

Contact Us:

Contact Us 557 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (973) 732-3444 LightTouchRehab@gmail.com 217 Hergesell Ave, Maywood, NJ 07607 (201) 880 1830

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