13th November 2017
Rolfing, Back Pain and the Psoas!
Henry, a new patient complains of a shooting pain in his low back every time he rises from sitting. He states that it has been several weeks since the onset, and it has been getting worse. After walking around for a few moments it goes away. Henry asks us to explain what is wrong with his back. In fact, the problem is with his hip flexor muscle, not his back. We explain to him that often a short psoas contributes to low back, hip or pelvic pain.
30th October 2017
It’s Children’s Health Month?
here is a mystical quality to the first years of life: we evolve and change so quickly. During this formative period, connective tissues are relatively soft. A small amount of the right input can create opportunity for the body to become more organized and balanced. So, here are a series of articles that help you explore & understand your child’s health better.
4th October 2017
Have You Tried Rolfing or Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia?
Mainstream medicine offers limited relief for the pain and exhaustion that accompanies Fibromyalgia. Sometimes antidepressants and counseling are prescribed. Patients are advised to pace themselves and restrict activities to keep their symptoms in check. Additionally, many physicians are suggesting that their patients explore complimentary medical approaches such as Rolfing and acupuncture.
11th September 2017
Do You Have Good Posture?
Sitting posture and pain free hands are intimately connected. Ideally, we sit with our head directly over our shoulders, our shoulders over our hips, our pelvis tipped slightly forward and our feet firmly planted on the ground. This insures that your spine is vertical and that you maintain a slight curve at the waistline and neck.
7th August 2017
Acupuncture & Summertime Blues!
Many of you are familiar with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) where sufferers experience a lack of energy and depression in response to winter’s cold weather and absence of light. To accommodate to longer nights, the body produces higher levels of melatonin over an extended period of time.
17th July 2017
Check Out Our Brand New Air Cleaner Store!
Environmental health problems are not just limited to respiratory allergies. If you are struggling with depression or have trouble concentrating, you could have an environmental illness. The Air Cleaner Store is offering a series of vlogs and articles on indoor air quality and environmental health. Read our newsletter for more information.
26th June 2017
We Help Women of All Ages – Learn more
For women, the onset of puberty, menstruation and menopause creates a cascade of changes in the body but also in the mind and spirit. Acupuncture & Rolfing are great ways to help normalize hormonal imbalances and restore health. Let’s learn more about how these therapies can help women at different stages of their life.
12th June 2017
Does Rolfing Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), the pain and numbness in your hand can be daunting. If the symptoms progress you can develop muscle weakness and loss of function. It can become difficult to hold a pencil, open a jar or pick up a coin.
Our hands are so important to us. In this article we will explore what CTS is and some treatment options to consider.
16th May 2017
May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
Anxiety and depression have touched the lives of many, if not most of us. We are frequently overwhelmed by the stresses of our daily lives and are over stimulated by technology. The problems we are facing as a planet, can feel too burdensome to bear. For many of us traumas from the past go unprocessed and unhealed.
24th April 2017
Is Acupuncture helpful during menopause?
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone resulting in the cessation of menstruation.
11th April 2017
Does Rolfing Work For Scoliosis?
Traditional therapies for scoliosis include Schroth therapy (corrective exercise) bracing and surgical interventions. The muscular imbalances in scoliosis are complex. Asymmetrical shortenings in the myofascia of the back are only the first level of culprits that contribute to scoliosis.
14th March 2017
Does Rolfing Help to Treat Depression?
The Rolfing Technique of Structural Integration provides an opportunity for the body to achieve a state of relatively effortless length and verticality. It is particularly well suited for helping you to improve your posture and alignment.
3rd March 2017
Toronto Racquet Club Fire.
An enormous fire at the Toronto Badminton & Racquet Club began on the morning of February 14th. Over 40 trucks and 120 fire fighters fought the blaze at Saint Claire Avenue and Yonge Street. The fire began shortly after 9AM and raged for over 12 hours. Heavy black smoke enveloped many buildings throughout the neighborhood. Many area residents were forced to evacuate there homes. Many are finally returning after a week. Indoor air quality remains to be a significant problem for area residents.
The Air Cleaner Store is offering free shipping on Austin Air Cleaners to Canada. Call 877.432.1AIR (247) or contact us for more information.
20th February 2017
We now teach Yi Jin Jing, Taijiquan (Tai Chi) & Meditation.
Frome Physical Therapy is pleased to announce the opening of a school for the study and practice of YI JIN JING, TAIJIQUAN (Tai Chi), and MEDITATION. We named our school Huo Li which means vitality or life force.
We are offering free introductory classes in Montclair, NJ on Tuesdays in March from 6:30 PM to 7:30PM
30th January 2017
Visit Us At Our New Locations!
As of February 1, our northern NJ office will be at 415 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 (across from CVS) We will have hours on Mondays from 2:00 to 7:30PM and Thursdays from 9:00AM to 2:00PM.
As of January 10, 2017 our NY office is across the street from Penn Station on Seventh Avenue. Our new address: 11 Penn Plaza, Suite B – 100. We will be offering sessions in New York on alternate Tuesdays from 2:00 – 7:00PM on January 24, February 7, 21, March 7, 21, 2017.
9th January 2017
January is Cervical Health Awareness and Thyroid Awareness Month
Gluten Sensitivity & Celiac Disease
Why is celiac disease so difficult to diagnosis? Perhaps this is because of the wide range of celiac symptoms?
12th December 2016
In the month of December our focus is on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs at the same time every year in response to changes in the day/night cycle.
SAD typically peaks in the winter months and affects over 10 million people in the US.
28th November 2016
Let’s talk about Men’s Health
We all know that women and men are really different, but maybe less different than you think. While there is limited evidence for a male monthly cycle, a man’s hormonal balance changes greatly though out the span of a lifetime.
7th November 2016
In the month of November our focus is on Pediatric Developmental Challenges.
For over 30 years we have specialized in pediatric developmental challenges including cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, autism and ADHD.
The problems children face can often be addressed with Rolfing. While it is not a substitute for traditional care, Rolfing helps babies & children become better organized within the field of gravity.
17th October 2016
In October, we are focusing on two themes – Breast Cancer Awareness and Depression!
Depression has become one of the most common illnesses in our culture. When feelings of hopelessness, despair and disconnection set in it can be difficult to function.
In the west, traditional approaches to mental health problems include psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. While these approaches can be very helpful, they often miss the relationship between our physical body, mental function and emotional health.
26th September 2016
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!
Almost 13% of men in the US develop prostate cancer at some point in their lives. (NIH National Cancer Institute)
Depending on the stage or progression of the tumor, there is a wide variety of treatment options in western medicine that include: scheduled surveillance, surgery, radiation and more.
Acupuncture can play an important supportive role in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer.
6th September 2016
September is Healthy Aging Month!
Anxiety disorders affect over 40 million adults in the USA. (National Institute of Mental Health) It is not uncommon for people who suffer from depression to also have an anxiety disorder. Traditional treatment options include psychotherapy and medication. Acupuncture is one of the approaches that is being included by mainstream medical offices. Acupuncture is gaining recognition as a noninvasive and potent way to treat not only physical but mental illnesses as well.
16th August 2016
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. We will speak in support of breastfeeding and how we can help you & your newborn experience this in the best way possible. In the month of August, we will also be speaking about anxiety and suggesting ways to decrease the symptoms that so many people experience. So, head to our blog and our Facebook page for regular conversation on these topics
18th July 2016
Can Acupuncture Help With Surfing Injuries?
Almost every summer, there are news stories about sharks preying upon surfers. In fact, surfing involves risk, but sharks are not usually the problem.
According to Dr. Andrew Nathanson, emergency medicine doctor who specializes in surf related injuries, “collisions are by far the greatest risk to surfers.” Over 55% of all surf accidents involve being struck by your own board and 11% by someone else’s board. An additional 18% are due to impact with the ocean floor.
28th June 2016
Do You Have Food Allergy or Food Sensitivity?
Food sensitivities cause reactions that are slow to develop. The onset of a food sensitivity is often related to repeated exposure to an irritating food over an extended period of time. The problems that arise from food sensitivities may take hours or days to appear after exposure. While food sensitivities are not life threatening, they often produce chronic and debilitating health problems. The ALCAT Test helps in identifying food sensitivities.
6th June 2016
Do You Have Good Sitting Posture?
Sitting posture is an important health issue. People often think their neck or low back problem comes from a traumatic injury, but this is often not the case. Poor sitting posture puts your spine at risk. There is a great deal of confusion among a lot of people on how to sit well.
9th May 2016
Children’s Rolfing Clinic at Montclair State University
Some babies have minor structural problems; knock knees, pigeon toes, toe walking and scoliosis to name a few. Others have bigger problems including Cerebral Palsy and Down’s Syndrome. Rolfing can be enormously helpful in this formative time. Montclair State University’s College of Education and Human Service is sponsoring Frome Physical Therapy to hold a free children’s Rolfing clinic.
21st April 2016
Acupuncture and Fertility
Whether you are pursuing natural conception or receiving fertility treatments, trying to get pregnant can be a trying experience. Not only does acupuncture enhance fertility, it can help you stay sane while you are trying to conceive.
9th March 2016
Rolfing & Cerebral Palsy
March is cerebral palsy awareness month. Research at Stanford University demonstrates that Rolfing is helpful for children with mild to moderate cases of spastic cerebral palsy. Mildly impaired patients showed significant improvements in gait, as was demonstrated in clinical trials.
19th February 2016
PAH & Children’s Heath
Children who breathe polluted air are more at risk for health problems than children who breath clean air. According to researchers at Columbia University, air quality has a really big impact on children’s health. Certain pollutants including tobacco smoke and car exhaust make children 2.5 times more like to develop diabetes, high blood pressure and become overweight.
In this vlog, David Frome talks about air quality and its impact on children’s health. We will learn about the problem and what you can do about it.
27th January 2016
Thyroid Disease & Acupuncture
According to the American Thyroid Association, one in eight people in the US are diagnosed with thyroid disease. Did you know that January is Thyroid Awareness Month?
The thyroid is a small gland in the front of the neck that helps regulate your metabolism. If your body produces too much or too little thyroid hormone, you can have excessive weight gain or weight loss. You could also suffer from lethargy or hyperactivity. Thyroid disease can also cause abnormal menstrual cycles, infertility and problems to both the mother and fetus during pregnancy.
5th January 2016
We Are Growing!
In addition to our Montclair NJ and midtown NYC locations we will be adding 2 new locations. Rebekah will be Rolfing clients at the Jersey Shore Arts Center located in Ocean Grove, NJ. The Arts Center is situated within a historic building and is a mecca for arts related groups including visual art, theater and dance. In Matawan, David and Rebekah have opened offices at Wholetrition Wellness Center. At Wholetrition you will find a thriving community of holistic healers.
1st December 2015
Join our Facebook Group!
Babies and children are far more prone to environmental illness than adults. At birth, our immune systems are in the early stages of development. During this period, exposure to chemicals and other toxic substances can cause a high incidence of health problems.This is not a easy challenge but an important one. So, we have now launched a Facebook group, Children & Environmental Health, where we intend provide a forum for parents, teachers, health care providers and public administrators to explore ways to improve the safety of our children by improving the indoor air quality in our homes and in our public spaces.
11th November 2015
We now have a brand new office!
We are adding a new office location to our practice! Frome Physical Therapy is now offering Rolfing and Five Element Acupuncture at the Wholetrition Wellness Center in Monmouth County, NJ. Wholetrition is a holistic coworking center in Matawan, NJ that will provide us with a handsome, quiet environment to begin offering our services to central New Jersey.
19th October 2015
Back To School & Clean Air – A Radio Interview
Progressively our culture is paying a lot of attention to clean water supply. We do not want chemicals in our food. But, air quality is not something that we pay attention to.
Typically, we know when we have a cold. We know when we have the flu or if we have a fever. But, we do not necessarily know when we have allergies or chemical sensitivities.
27th September 2015
Did you know that most people with Tennis Elbow don’t play tennis?
Most cases of Tennis Elbow are not due to swinging a racket and hitting a ball. In fact less than 5% of elbow pain cases can actually be blamed on the game. It is more commonly found in people who perform leisure or work activities that require repetitive elbow, arm or wrist movement.
11th September 2015
Did you know that you can workout in your office?
If you work in the New York area at a desk job, it is likely that you endure long hours of sitting. How you approach a sedentary job can make a world of difference in how you feel. Have you ever considered that endurance sitting has an aspect of athleticism? It is not natural for humans to sit 8 hours a day and requires the body to accommodate in a multitude of ways.
20th August 2015
Pedestrian Safety In Montclair
Walking has many great benefits. Walking increases fitness while reducing auto traffic and fuel consumption. However, pedestrian accident with cars is a real problem. In the United States more than 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2012. The unfortunate reality of car crashes involving people on foot is that the victims are often children and the elderly.
27th July 2015
Are You Taking Enough Care While Biking In The City?
If you live, work or play in Manhattan, how do you get around? Cars, buses and taxis can take forever. For many New Yorkers, walking is a good alternative. What about biking?
Some recent developments in the last several years are changing the way we travel around the city. City Bike, a bike sharing system provides inexpensive access to bicycles without having to deal with the three biggest hassles of owning a bicycle in an urban environment – storage, maintenance and theft. However, urban biking is not without its hazards.Click here to read about what you can do to be safe while biking in the city.
7th July 2015
Can Acupuncture Help New Mothers?
Childbirth is nothing short of a revolution. For nine months, women share their inner resources with a new being that’s growing inside. Then, the baby comes into the world. The enormous demands of gestation and childbirth can leave a new mother physically, psychologically and energetically depleted and out of balance.
11th June 2015
Healthy Nail Salons – Its Time For Change
Many of the chemicals used to make nail polish, nail adhesives, artificial nails, solvents and hardeners are potential health hazards. The FDA does not pretest chemicals used in cosmetics. Who’s got your back?
16th May 2015
Are you eating right in Spring?
Spring is here and so are the allergies that accompany the season. So, we thought we should send you a quick reminder on what you can do to minimize the impacts on your body.
8th May 2015
Get a 10% discount on Austin Air Products
It was great meeting you at Dr. Klinghardt’s conference last weekend. We were delighted to hear Dr. Klinghardt speak and were honored to have gotten a chance to interact with many attendees. As a special gesture to all the conference attendees, we are extending a discount of 10% on Austin Air products, which is valid until mid June.
9th March 2015
We are now active on Facebook!
Now that everybody and their cats are on social media, we thought it was time we got on as well. We now have an active Facebook presence to further enhance our care for your health. We will regularly provide the inside scoop regarding our practice and post information to help you be more in touch with your body. Please like our page so we can stay in touch.