Additional Services added
Covid Vaccine status of staff
A frequent question we get asked is about the status of staff and covid vaccines. We do encourage all employees to get vaccinated, but it is not a requirment of the office.
Patients may request to work with only vaccinated staff, but please note that we cannot share personal information about an individual.
The importance of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is an integral vitamin of the body, found to be involved in many physiological processes throughout the body. A deficiency can lead to many health issues such as bone loss, fatigue, and exacerbation of other health issues. Vitamin D deficiency has been found to be so prevalent, it's even considered a pandemic(1).
Here in the northeast we find that Vitamin D deficiencies are even more of an issue due to the changing seasons. Because Vitamin D is produced by the body in sunlight, we have a natural tendency to test at lower levels.
Recently testing has shown that patients who test positive for COVID-19 and have a Vitamin D deficiency have more adverse outcomes (2). This could be because Vitamin D deficiency is important to the immune system.
Why it's important to not be Vitamin D deficient
Vitamin D is responsible for calcium deposits and thus important for healthy bones. It is also important for your immune system.
How can you test for Vitamin- D deficiencies
A standard lab test such as a blood panel can be completed by your PCP or outpatient facility can determine your Vitamin D levels.
How to get Vitamin D
The good news is Vitamin D is produced by the body when in sunlight. When this is not the case, many foods naturally have Vitamin D. Many fish such as salmon and sardines, egg yolks, and fortified foods such as milk, as well as meat.
Lastly, the easiest way to get Vitamin D is through supplements. These can be purchased at many retailers as well as our office.
1. Holick MF. The vitamin D deficiency pandemic: Approaches for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2017 Jun;18(2):153-165. doi: 10.1007/s11154-017-9424-1. PMID: 28516265.
2. Mitchell F. Vitamin-D and COVID-19: do deficient risk a poorer outcome? Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2020 Jul;8(7):570. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(20)30183-2. Epub 2020 May 20. PMID: 32445630; PMCID: PMC7239633.
NOW OPEN 4 DAYS A WEEK
We are now open 4 days a week, including Saturdays.
Services may vary based on availabilty at time. Patients can always verify availability through our online schedudling or by texting (201) 565- 3995 with any questions.
As part of our normal rotation of services, we are pausing cryotherapy until Spring 2021. If you have questions or concerns please call our office during our normal business hours.
Come by our annual Wellness Fair this weekend from 10-2pm at our office!
Food, giveaways, complimentary massage, and products will be available!
Active Release Therapy
One of the most popular treatments we offer in our office is Active Release Therapy. Although it is know by many names, the idea remains the same: to isolate specific muscles and release areas of adhesion (tight muscle). Patients find relief of treatment because of the ability to focus on specific muscles and break up scar tissue usually caused by chronic injuries.
Active Release Therapy is most beneficial for patients who are actively working out or have a chronic injury such as low back pain or tendonitis .
It has become more common to recommend additional modalities such as electrical stimulation, cupping, or acupuncture with active release therapy, as you can find your maximal benefit
Active release therapy is very popular amongst runners and body builders because of its relief for large muscle groups such as the hamstrings.
What is cupping therapy?