Normatec Takes Giants Recovery To Next Level

February 6, 2017
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We hope everybody enjoyed the Super Bowl. APRC is proud to have the NormaTec Recovery System available for our patients. At APRC, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to be treated like one.

NormaTec takes Giants recovery to next level

Your body knows when it needs chiropractic

January 20, 2017
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Every athlete can tell when something is not right. Your body gives you signals that you need to see your chiropractor: Pain, discomfort, restricted movement and poor performance.

A well adjusted body runs better

January 13, 2017
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Overuse injuries are common among runners and one of the top 10 injuries seen in distance runners. Chiropractic is key to top performance. 

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Chiropractic protects runners

January 10, 2017
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Athletes who are prone to shin splints and stress fractures can depend on chiropractic prevention.

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Chiropractic makes winter more fun

January 6, 2017
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Chiropractic makes winter more fun.
By improving balance and range of motion, chiropractic can prevent falls and reduce pain when accidents occur.

Chiropractic care relieves winter aches and pains.

December 25, 2016
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Have a well-adjusted holiday!

December 24, 2016
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Have a well-adjusted holiday. May it be full of joy and great health.

Achieve optimal health with Chiropractic care

December 21, 2016
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Chiropractic care is helping millions achieve optimal health without the use of drugs or surgery. 

Chiropractic care helps millions achieve optimal health and continue doing the things they love. #ThinkChiropractic


chiropracticFor 10 years in the NFL, former Giants punter Steve Weatherford never missed a game due to injury.

He thanks chiropractic and taking good care of himself for that, according to a news release from the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors.

“I was receiving chiropractic care since I was 14, which was the only reason I made it into the NFL,” he said to more than 500 chiropractic physicians at the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors Fall Summit in New Brunswick.

The skinniest player on the freshman team at 14, he developed back pain as a teenager from overdoing it in the weight room. But with the help of a chiropractor, he was able to grow from 108 pounds to 225 pounds by the time he graduated. He said that he has relied on chiropractors for weekly maintenance and injury prevention ever since.

Weatherford played college football for the University of Illinois and retired from the NFL with a Super Bowl ring from his stint with New York Giants. He also punted for the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets in his long career.

“There’s a reason every NFL team has an on-staff chiropractor available 24/7,” he said.

In fact, the Professional Football Chiropractic Society formed 15 years ago. Today, all 32 teams have chiropractors as part of the comprehensive medical team that tends to players. According to the society, “The average pro football chiropractor renders 30 to 50 treatments per week during the season. With the in-season (game-playing) duration lasting 16 weeks (not including quarterback camp, mini-camp, and pre- and post-season), 34 chiropractors conservatively give 16,320 to 27,200 adjustments to America’s superstars in just 120 days.”

Dr. Jason Levy of Short Hills is the team chiropractor for the New York Jets as well as the New York Red Bulls. Before a typical Jets game, he will treat 20 to 30 players for a variety of issues. But many, he said, come to him because “they want to feel balanced. Chiropractors are like mechanics. Chiropractic can certainly help the body feel better.”

Preventive care is a big part of the pre-game lineup each week, he said in the news release. In addition to attending every game, he also visits the Jets training facility about twice a week. He and the other NFL chiropractors are is part of comprehensive medical teams which include orthopedic surgeons, internal medicine specialists, athletic trainers and physical therapists.

Football players, unlike most other athletes, face physical contact every play of the game, often absorbing applied forces measuring hundreds of pounds per second. The majority of serious football injuries are caused by compression of the spine in the neck. By teaching football players about how their spine works and which positions to avoid during play, especially when tackling, chiropractors can help them avoid many injuries.

This is especially important for young football players, said Dr. Robert Haley of Lyndhurst.

Haley, who is chiropractor to the top-ranked St. Joseph Regional High School football team in Montvale, said in the news release that “every high school with an athletic program should be associated with a chiropractor, at least as a consultant.”

The chiropractor should also be versed in other areas of treatment like soft tissue work, kinesiology taping and stretching, Haley said. “We need to position chiropractic in a way that young football players and their parents understand it can reduce (not eliminate) injuries and help performance.”

Weatherford agrees.

“Athletes are like a high performance car. If the tires aren’t balanced, they aren’t going to be able to perform at the highest level,” he said.



Got pain? Try chiropractic first

November 15, 2016
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Chiropractic Care Improves Posture

November 15, 2016
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Chiropractic care helps back-related leg pain

October 13, 2016
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Chiropractic Care Helps Back-Related Leg Pain


chiropracticBack-related leg pain is often disabling and costly. In people with back-related leg pain, spinal
manipulation therapy (SMT) plus home exercise and advice (HEA) provided more short-term
improvement in pain and ability than HEA alone, according to a study.
The trial consisted of 192 adults with subacute or chronic back-related leg pain who were randomized into two groups. Over the course of twelve weeks, one group received SMT along
with HEA and the other group received only HEA. During this time, patients worked with chiropractors, exercise therapists, and a personal trainer to receive efficient instruction and treatment to relieve back-related leg pain.
Chiropractic care including the use of spinal manipulation therapy in conjunction with home exercise and advice offers a safe and conservative approach to effectively reduce hindering and costly back-related leg pain.

Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) play an important role in the treatment and management of health conditions in the older adult. An estimated five million patients treated by DCs are 65 and older.


Backpack Safety

September 6, 2016
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Your chiropractor can help determine the backpack size that is safe for your child.


Chiropractic Provides Better Sleep

September 6, 2016
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August 21, 2016
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Olympic Athletes Depend On Chiropractic

August 8, 2016
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Olympic athletes depend on chiropractic, shouldn’t you?


Swimmers Suffering From Severe Shoulder Aches

August 3, 2016
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Lower Cost at On-site Chiropractic Clinics

July 26, 2016
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Companies that offer chiropractic care at their on-site health clinics lower their costs, have greater productivity and increased employee satisfaction.


Chiropractic For Athletes

July 21, 2016
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“The care provided by a doctor of chiropractic can help athletes reduce the risk of injuries, accelerate recovery time and improve health through improvements in range of motion, flexibility, balance, muscle strength and other key factors. Chiropractic care provides athletes with the competitive edge to fuel peak performance and succeed during their time at the Olympics.”

– Dr. Botelho #ThinkChiropractic




Dear Patients,

As part of our continued commitment to helping elite athletes and weekend warriors achieve peak performance and optimal health we’re always exploring the latest and most innovative emerging technologies.

This past week, Dr. Brett Pearsall and I took a short drive to Millburn to experience Whole Body Cryotherapy “WBC” at 256 Below. Yes, we dared to trust our bodies to the team at “256 Below” and found the results to be quite beneficial. The three minutes in the cryosauna passed rather quickly and we both emerged feeling very refreshed. The post treatment feeling was rather euphoric and left us feeling energized for several hours.

WBC is being used by over thirty professional sports teams and countless elite athletes in the United States to enhance performance and accelerate recovery. Originally invented in 1976 by Dr. Yamaguchi in Japan for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, WBC has since been refined and perfected for use in athletic performance and accelerating injury recovery. WBC is also used extensively to help minimize the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, lyme’s disease and other chronic pain and auto-immune disorders including fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, MS and Lupus.

There are many potential benefits but, as explained to me by the 256 Below team, the two things WBC does for everyone is to reduce inflammation and boost your metabolism. Just three minutes in a cryosauna provides the equivalent inflammation reduction of a one hour full body ice bath. Leister City, the 5000 to 1 underdogs who won the English Premier League Soccer Championship attribute a great deal of their success to daily cryotherapy sessions which allowed them to train harder and recover faster.

If you’d like to experience WBC for yourself at 256 Below, mention APRC and you’ll receive a 20% discount.


Texting = Heavy Weight Pain

June 1, 2016
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heavy weight pain


Text-Neck Epidemic

May 29, 2016
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Combat Text Neck and improve your posture through chiropractic care. Chiropractors are trained to align the spine and restore the curve in your neck, keeping your body healthier and pain-free. #ThinkChiropractic

text-neck epidemic

BEAM Good Posture

May 18, 2016
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BEAM good posture: A body that is in equilibrium will attain its alignment and continue proper mobility. #ThinkChiropractic

Good posture is the position which is attained when the joints are biomechanically sound and able to move in the direction they are designed to and the spine is aligned. Maintaining good posture involves learning how to train your body to move and function where the least strain is placed on bones, joints and soft tissues. Additionally, a body that is in equilibrium will attain its alignment and continue proper mobility. Read More


Posture Chin Up

May 11, 2016
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Plastic Is Forever

April 29, 2016
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The Disastrous Effects of Single-use Water Bottles On The Environment

How often do you drink bottled water? Once in a blue moon? Once a week? Several times a day?

Bottled water has become so prevalent in our society, a lot of us don’t give it a second thought. But it was not that long ago that bottled water seemed, well, irrational. I mean… it’s water. Why would we pay 10,000 times more per gallon for it to come in a plastic container?

The idea that bottled water is cleaner, safer and better-tasting than tap water has fueled explosive sales in the United States. In 1976, the average person only drank about a gallon of bottled water per year, but by 2017, the Pacific Institute estimates that each person will consume more than 300 gallons of it annually.

For the bottled industry, that massive growth is clearly welcome news. But for everyone else, and especially for the environment — not so much. Because along with the upward trend in sales comes a number of serious issues that are becoming harder and harder to ignore. Not only is bottled water taking a toll on our pocketbooks, it’s become one of the biggest threats to our planet — adding significantly to carbon emissions, overflowing our landfills, and destroying our marine environment — leaving it up to us to answer, is it really worth the cost?


Every single second, Americans go through about 1500 plastic water bottles. That’s a staggering 50 billion water bottles a year. And out of the 50 billion bottles of water being bought each year, the vast majority still end up in a landfill — where they take over 1,000 years to bio-degrade, and if incinerated, they produce toxic fumes.

plastic bottles


Bottled water requires a number of resources throughout its life cycle. Energy is required to make the plastic and turn it into bottles, to obtain and treat the water, to fill and cap the bottles, and to transport it to market. For example, it’s estimated that producing plastic bottles consumes the equivalent of more than 17 million barrels of oil a year in the U.S. alone. That’s enough to fuel more than one million cars for an entire year.plastic


As you know, burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The 17 million barrels of oil used to produce the PET for plastic water bottles emitted 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the environment — or approximately the same as 400,000 cars produce in a year. And that’s just from the production of the water bottles.

As for the total energy output of bringing this water to market? The Pacific Institute calculates that the energy output involved in the entire lifecycle of bottled water in the U.S. is between 32 and 52 million barrels of oil.



Though the average recycling rate of PET bottles has been growing steadily, roughly 70% of all plastic bottles still get thrown into the trash — often making its way into our waterways. As for the bottles that do get recycled, almost half are actually exported to other countries for recycling. This means even greater amounts of transportation-related carbon emissions.



Bottles that aren’t recycled and are improperly disposed of often end up in the ocean, taking a massive toll on the marine environment: killing animals, poisoning the food chain and smothering the ecosystem. Today, there is an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. And by 2050, the World Economic Forum predicts there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.



Most of the garbage in the ocean accumulates in five relatively unexplored gyres found in the doldrums of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Ever heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It’s twice the size of Texas and is floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii.

The Garbage Patch is 80% plastic and weighs about 3.5 million tons — and it’s not just floating there, doing nothing. Rather, the patch is constantly leeching chemicals and toxins into the water, and it is also decomposing into smaller bits of plastic that are then consumed by animals.

The floating landfill also happens to be located along the migration route for populations of humpback whales, who are literally forced to swim through a sea of plastic.

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Though PET does not biodegrade, it does start to break down after prolonged exposure to sunlight and water. And these tiny pieces of plastic are ending up in the stomachs of countless marine animals and shorebirds, who can’t distinguish plastic from food. Once in their system, the plastic can block or even lacerate the digestive tract, weakening and eventually starving the animal. Plastic consumed by marine life has also been shown to leech genetic-altering chemicals that impede the ability of the animal to reproduce.

Just how serious is this problem? Studies have shown that plastic pollution affects at least 700 different marine species, and at least 100 million marine mammals are killed each year from plastic pollution.

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Plastic bottle tops are particularly problematic. Currently, they are not recyclable, and more and more often, they are ending up at the bottom of the ocean and in the stomachs of a variety of animal species that mistake them for food. You may have heard about the albatross found on a Hawaiian island with a stomach full of 119 plastic bottle caps. Or the sperm whale that was found on a beach with a plastic gallon bottle that had destroyed his small intestine, and a stomach full of plastic bottles and bottle caps.

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Plastic has been shown to leach toxins into the bottled water. And research has shown that this is linked to health problems as severe as reproductive issues and cancer.

There are also other health concerns that result from consuming fish that have eaten plastic. Ongoing research explores how these toxic particles pass on to us when we eat seafood, as trace amounts then build up in our bodies over time.


Despite these alarming facts, plastic continues to be one of the world’s most popular materials. In fact, plastic use is expected to double in the next 20 years, with the World Economic Forum estimating that by 2050, the amount of plastics produced globally will reach a staggering 1,124 million tons.

And when you do the math on the amount that will end up in landfills, the total amount of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere, and the plastic packaging that escapes collection systems and makes its way to our oceans — the future becomes deathly frightening.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Consumer demand is what drives plastic sales, and plastic production for that matter. By making small shifts in your lifestyle, you can take a powerful stand against plastic pollution.

With a reusable drink container, the average person can eliminate the need for 100 disposable bottles per year. This is the exact reason that San Francisco recently made the move to become the first city in America to ban the sale of plastic water bottles. And why San Francisco and Chicago airports, among others, introduced water filtration stations, where you can see the ticker account for how many plastic water bottles you “saved.”

Apart from reducing your use of plastic bottles:

• Say no to plastic straws, and make every effort you can to swap out plastic bags for reusable shopping and produce bags
• Purchase items like laundry detergent in cardboard boxes rather than plastic jugs
• Opt for cloth diapers over disposable ones
• Choose matches over lighters
• Don’t use plasticware when you can use silverware
• Pack your lunch in reusable containers and bags
• And, as if this needs to be said, recycle every item you possibly can

The rate at which we go through plastic is simply not sustainable — especially for the environment. But if we start making the changes now, transcending the boundaries that we have imposed upon ourselves, we can shift the trend and preserve the world we live in for future generations to come.


Source: Tony Robbins

Did you know? Chiropractic care is a safe, effective first option for pain management: back, neck, acute or chronic neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, and headaches – among other conditions. #ThinkChiropractic