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North American Seminars introduces ” Making Sense of Neck Pain”, An OT and PT Continuing Education Course Presented in New Jersey, Illinois and Indiana in 2015


Franklin, TN (PRWEB) January 31, 2015

This one day intermediate level PT continuing education course blends home study training from a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online PT continuing education course access with face to face interactive instruction and hands on lab sessions. The course has been carefully designed to maximize the learning experience by combining the self-paced online/DVD home study material with a focused hands-on training session in the classroom.

Managing patients with neck pain can be confusing and frustrating for novice and experienced clinicians alike. In this hybrid self-study and one-day intermediate-level seminar, Dr. Durall will provide a systematic and integrative approach that demystifies the screening and treatment process, reduces frustration, and most importantly helps clinicians manage neck disorders with greater confidence and proficiency. Treatment-based classification and a novel algorithm are used as the course framework to streamline clinical decision making and care planning. Examination techniques and strategies that are introduced are straightforward and supported by research and clinical experience. Numerous intervention strategies are covered including mobilization & manipulation, therapeutic exercise, and directionally-specific exercise to provide clinicians with a diverse array of options to help optimize functional ability. Recent advances in cervico-thoracic spine research are integrated throughout the course to provide clinicians with new insights and rationale for decision making. Several special rehabilitation topics pertaining to the cervical spine will be covered including cervicogenic headaches and whiplash-associated disorders. Participants can expect to refine and advance their clinical skills in a supportive and relaxed learning environment. Hands-on lab time is incorporated throughout the course to promote immediate clinical application.

As an intermediate-level PT OT continuing education course on neck pain, it is expected that participants are familiar with the fundamental components of the cervical spine examination (e.g. ROM assessment, manual muscle testing, palpation, etc.). Thus these foundational skills are not covered. This course is intended for Physical Therapists although it may be suitable for Occupational Therapists, PTAs, or OTAs with strong orthopedic backgrounds.

PT OT Continuing Education Course Objectives


Perform select orthopedic special tests of the cervical-thoracic region to rule out specific disorders and to formulate differential diagnoses.
Identify signs and symptoms of vertebral artery dysfunction, upper cervical spine instability, or cervical myelopathy that warrant referral to another healthcare provider.
Recognize patients at risk for long-term disability.
Classify neck disorders, based on examination findings, for purposes of care planning and intervention decision-making.
Perform thrust and non-thrust manual therapy techniques to the thoracic spine, 1st rib, or cervical spine.
Select and implement appropriate intervention techniques for patients with arm symptoms in association with neck pain.
Formulate evidence-based therapeutic exercise programs to improve dynamic stabilization of the cervico-thoracic spine.
Identify and manage patients with cervicogenic headaches.
Differentiate cervicogenic headaches from other types of headaches.
Manage patients with acute neck pain (e.g. whiplash-associated disorder).
Identify treatments available for myofascial neck pain.
Adjust the treatment emphasis for patients with sub-acute or chronic neck pain.
Select and implement standardized functional performance instruments to assess patient outcome success.
Integrate current evidence on the cervico-thoracic spine into clinical practice.

This course will be presented at:

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center located in Englewood, NJ on May 1 2015

Vital Rehabilitation located in Chicago, IL on May 15 2015

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital located in Indianapolis, IN on September 18 2015

Saint Peters Hospital located in New Brunswick, NJ on September 26 2015

For more information and to register visit http://www.healthclick.com







Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey Offers Helpful Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

West Orange, N.J. (PRWEB) January 28, 2015

The winter season can present serious challenges to older adults in many parts of the country, whether they live in a private home, apartment, or in a retirement community. The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC), which owns and manages four senior living communities in northern New Jersey, advises seniors to take additional steps to stay safe during the colder months.

“We take extra precautions during the winter months to ensure our senior residents remain safe, warm and secure,” said Terrence Roselle, the JCHC’s Regional Facilities Director. “Measures in all four of our communities are executed to meet the demands of rough winter weather, when we must contend with near-freezing or below-freezing cold temperatures, ice and snow, and when our seniors must often spend extended periods of time indoors.”

Aside from timely snow and ice removal from all public walkway and the parking lot, Roselle noted that the JCHC offers transportation for residents to area shopping destinations and for cultural outings, and maintains appropriate indoor temperatures to keep residents warm and comfortable. Standby generators are being installed in case of a power outage and emergency protocols are in place in all four JCHC communities.

“After Superstorm Sandy, we held organization-wide programs called ‘JCHC Strong’ in all four of our communities, to educate residents on how to better prepare for extended power outages and weather emergencies,” said Roselle, who heads up the JCHC’s emergency planning task force.

The JCHC offers these helpful tips for seniors, their families, and caregivers to keep elderly or frail individuals safe and healthy during the winter, and to prevent common hazards of the season.

    Prevent unnecessary slips and falls. Older adults are particularly vulnerable to broken wrists, ankles or hips, and could suffer severe lacerations to their head or face in the events of a slip and fall.
o    Keep walkways clear of ice and snow. Have a reliable snow shoveling service lined up in advance of bad weather and adequate ice melt product on hand for steps and sidewalks.

o    Maintain good traction. Wear shoes with non-skid soles and replace worn cane tips. Remove shoes indoors to avoid tracking in melting snow and ice that can lead to dangerously slippery floors.

    Avoid frostbite or hypothermia.
o    Dress warmly in layers. According to the National Institutes of Health, hypothermia can develop in older adults after relatively short exposure to cold weather; therefore, dress warmly when going outdoors, keep extremities warm, and add hat, scarf, and gloves.

o    Keep indoor temperature warm enough. Don’t set the thermostat too low and keep extra blankets on hand for chilly nights in order to maintain proper body temperature.

    Prepare the car—and driver—for winter driving. Cold weather is no time for roadside breakdowns or stalled vehicles. Have the car serviced before deep winter hits and have all systems checked to stay safe on the road. Sign up for a roadside assistance program and keep a cell phone charged and on hand for emergencies. Avoid driving in hazardous conditions.
    Eat well and take Vitamin D. A varied, nutritional diet is always important at any age. However, less time spent outdoors in direct sunlight means less Vitamin D which is essential for healthy bones and teeth. Add supplementation to the diet and/or include grains, tuna and salmon, and fortified milk to avoid Vitamin D deficiency.
    Install a carbon dioxide monitor. Using a fireplace, gas heater or lanterns can lead to carbon dioxide poisoning if rooms are not properly ventilated. A carbon dioxide detector is an easy way to avoid this dangerous situation.
    Have an emergency kit. Be prepared for an extended power outage with a flashlight (and fresh batteries), warm blankets, non-perishable foods, a cell phone and charger, and a battery-powered radio. Have a family communication plan in place to check on each other.
    Stay in touch with loved ones. The winter can be tough on some people because they are indoors so much and they might be more isolated than usual. It’s a good idea for families to check in on their loved ones more frequently, not only to make sure they are doing well physically and emotionally.

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About the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey

Founded in 1982, the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) developed and manages more than 470 apartments in four buildings for older adults in Morris and Essex counties in northern New Jersey. The non-profit organization offers seniors a range of options in terms of services, amenities, location, and cost, all within a traditional Jewish environment. The JCHC provides housing, programs, and services for the independent elderly as well as those who need assisted living. For more information, go to http://www.jchcorp.org







1000 Degrees Pizza Franchise to Open Another Franchised Location in Somerdale, New Jersey in the Coopertown Center


Somerdale, New Jersey (PRWEB) December 23, 2014

1000 Degrees Pizzeria, a fast casual pizza concept is opening this coming week, in the Coopertown Center, located in Somerdale, New Jersey. The Coopertown plaza, years ago was known as Lion’s Head Plaza, has been rejuvenated with a multi-million dollar rebuild and facelift, and now features a complete new tenant line up, including YoGo Factory, Applebees, and a newly renovated Cinemark Movie Theater. With one of the nicest movie theaters in the area sitting adjacent to the new 1000 Degrees location, as well as a YoGo Factory frozen yogurt shop, large LA Fitness gym, and super walmart, 1000 Degrees is a great addition to an already exciting tenant line up. A fast casual pizzeria, 1000 Degrees offers a neapolitan style pizza, fired in an old world style brick oven. 1000 Degrees prides itself on it’s unique “one of a kind” rotating deck oven, that allows up to 240 of their most popular size (11″) pizzas to be cooked in 1 hour. 1000 Degrees Pizzeria also recently added 14″ pizzas to the menu options, for larger groups and families. The 1000 Degrees tagline “you create it, we fire it at 1000°” gives customers the option to “create their own” unique pizza by offering over 50 topping options, including 10 types of cheese, regular or gluten free crust, and a wide array of sauces, meats & fresh vegetables. The franchise pizza concept also has an in-house “favorites” menu, including unique pizzas like “Grandma Marie’s Broccoli Rabe” and “The Philly Cheesesteak Pizza” to name a few. The 1000 Degrees brick oven pizza franchise brand has experienced tremendous growth over the past few months including new multi-store franchisee units opening in Michigan, Arizona, Virginia, Pennsylvania & New Jersey. The mission is simple, to provide the best possible Neapolitan Pizza in America, in a unique, fast casual environment, providing customers the option of creating their own perfect pizza, using the best ingredients available. Interested prospective franchisees are encouraged to visit the corporate website, and fill out a franchise interest request form and explore if the 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria brand is a good match for their business interests.