Finding A Safe Backpack

September 19th, 2017

As the summer ended, we all, as parents, went through our yearly ritual of getting our kids reading for the upcoming school year.  As I picked them up after the first day of school, I found myself staring at all these kids, many of which already had loads of books, with bad back pack form.  I just shook my head, as I just knew that back pain was just around the corner.  Despite their potential problems, backpacks are great when used properly.  Before you buy one, though, consider a backpack’s construction. 

Sciatica: A Definition & Common Causes

July 3rd, 2017

Sciatica.  In my experience in Physical Therapy, my patients in Jersey City and Elizabeth have definitely heard the term before, but there is a struggle to really define what it is.  In order to clear up this confusion, I thought it would be a great idea to jump right in and define what sciatica is, plus go into common causes for the condition.