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The Role of Pec Minor in Shoulder StabilityPectoralis Minor is one of the most important and sometimes neglected muscles of the shoulder girdle. It attaches to the third, fourth and fifth ribs near the costal cartilage and inserts onto the coracoid process (part of the...

Dear Patients,Many of us have heard how wonderful and beneficial Kale can be when incorporated into a salad or meal.  In fact, I recently had a conversation with Betsy True, a certified Integrative Holistic Health Coach and Natural Foods Chef, about its many benefits.  Betsy's...

We are often asked, "what can I do at home to help me recover from my (insert injury)?" or "how can I recover quicker from my training run, ride, or swim?" One very effective tool that can be used at home is the Marc Pro...

Dear Patients,We are extremely excited to announce that Dr. Jessica Merker-Levy has opened her second office located in the Atlantic Sports Health building in Morristown, NJ.Dr. Merker-Levy will be available for appointments in Morristown on Mondays from 9am-1pm.  The address for her office is:  Atlantic Sports...

Great Article on the Graston Technique: "Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization Explained"https://www.aprcnj.com/site/pdf/ACA-Sep-2013-IASTM.pdfWe hope you find this article useful. ...

The Core:  It’s not just about sexy abs:Basically your “core” is all of the muscles that surround your organs in your abdomen. The abdominal muscles (the front) are the ones most associated with “the core”, but your diaphragm (the top), pelvic floor (the bottom), and...

New, Safe, Medication-free Migraine Treatment Available at APRC If you or anyone you know suffers from migraines you know that it can be an extremely debilitating problem.  Symptoms may include auras, light and noise sensitivity, dizziness, nausea, depression and many others, which can last anywhere from 2-72 hours. Unfortunately,...

Basically your “core” is all of the muscles that surround your organs in your abdomen. The abdominal muscles (the front) are the ones most associated with “the core”, but your diaphragm (the top), pelvic floor (the bottom), and some muscles in your back (the back)...

Your back is made up of bones (the vertebrae, or spinal column, which protects your spinal cord) and muscles. The vertebrae are stacked like blocks; the spinal cord runs down the middle, and between the vertebrae nerves extend from the spinal cord to the left and right....

Back Pain Facts & StatisticsAlthough chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. (1)A few interesting facts about back pain: Low back pain...

  On Tuesday, May 14th, Drs. Jason Levy & Courtney Centrelli performed a hands-on foam roller workshop for members of Paramount Multi Sport Club.  The workshop taught members how to use a foam roller for Optimal Performance and Injury Prevention. By attending this workshop, members learned...

The Cold Hard Facts on Major Soft Tissue InjuriesFact: Soft tissue injuries include ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitisFact:  There are 4 stages to soft tissue healing –1)    Initial active swelling (0 - 72 hours, loss of motion and increase of pain)2)    Inflammation (Day 3 -...

Sitting – Worst Exercise Ever!Sitting is an exercise? In your traditional sense of the word, it might not be. But it certainly feels like an exercise to all your spinal stabilizer muscles from your neck to your low back!  And just like any exercise where...

How to Treat Blisters Blisters, especially those on the feet, are caused by increased friction from rubbing, most commonly from shoes. They first start out as a burning, red soars and then puff up with fluid. There are different types of blisters and are not all...