...perhaps you might want to add my doctor to the list of find-a-doc. He is a very good and caring physician and a specialist in what ails most of us on the list. His name is Fadi J. Bejjani, M.D., M.A., Ph.D. (and a bunch of other titles) and his speciality is in Orthopaedic/Occupational Biomechanics & Ergonomics. He has been affiliated with Kessler Institute in New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and I'm sure many other fine institutions. Additionally, he has written many articles on the problems discussed on our Sorehanders list.
What I like mostly about Dr. Bejjani is his genuine concern and interest in wanting his patients to get well, get strong. He has gone out of his way to help me look at the glass half-full instead of half-empty. He directed me to the DVR in our state to help me retrain in another field where I will not use my hands as repetitively. ... his entire staff is very caring and professional. It's comforting to know that there are care providers who still CARE.
Paul says: Dr. B appears to have moved from where the original poster said. This is where the AMA shows him located:
Fadi Bejjani MD PMB 331 144 N BEVERWYCK RD LAKE HIAWATHA, NJ 07034 Office Phone: 973-450-5861 Primary Specialty: PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
Eatontown NJ - Shore Rehabilitation - 1 Industrial Way, Eatontown - 908 542-9222
The proprietors, Ellen and Elaine, are Physical Therapists (at least one is also an OT). They seem to know a lot about RSI (or CTD as they're more likely to call it). They seem to be philosophically aligned with Dr. Hunter of the Philidelphia Hand Center. My recommendation of Shore Rehab is a cautious one for two reasons. First, their office is somewhat disorganized and I didn't always get the continuity of care I would have liked (the therapist I saw often changed and the treatment plan changed as well); a little assertiveness might prevent this. Secondly, overall my therapy there did not help me; however, from the beginning my RSI has been atypical in some ways and many things that are generally agreed to be helpful (e.g., improved posture) had adverse effects, so maybe it wasn't them. They're a better bet than someone who doesn't know much about RSI. (They would, for example, give me anatomy lessons and talk about anatomical variations that most doctors allegedly aren't aware of which can influence symptoms. I obtained interesting medical papers from them I hadn't heard about elsewhere.)
Dr. Adam S. Goldstone
Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
250 Maple Place
Keyport, N.J. 07735 (908)264-8900
Please be advised that I am a fully accredited and board certified Chirorpactic Sports Physician, and a published author. I deal with C.T.S., T.O.S. and the various R.S.I. disorders. I have published on C.T.S. and I am always continuing patient research on these topics. If you need treatment or patient referrals, please contact me.
I am a Doctor of Chiropractic that has specialized training in a procedure called Active Release Techniques(R). This is a proven nonsurgical treatment for peripherial nerve entrapments due to scar tissue, adhesions and fibrosis. I am a Doctor of Chiropractic that is trained and credentialed in a proven successful treatment for RSI call "Active Release Techniques(R)". This is a nonsurgical procedure that releives adhesions, scar tissue and entrapments to peripheral nerves. . . . I have been in practice for 11 years and this is the most POWERFUL treatment I've seen for such a serious condition. This technique was developoed by P. Michael Leahy, D.C., C.C.S.P. He published an article in "Chiropractic Sports Medicine" Volume 9, Number 1, 1995 (Wiiliams & Wilkins). In this article he notes a 96.4% success rate and an average of 6 treatment for Carpal Tunnel and related syndromes. I have been frustrated with patients with chronic rotator cuff,elbow, hand and finger pain that I have told them "you have scar tissue and adhesions with is like a hard boiled egg - you can unboil it". I have since performed this procedure and within 1 - 2 visits they are able to get more range of motion with less pain or are able to sleep without their hand throbbing.
Address 2640 Route 70
Manasquan, NJ 08736
drmanzo @ bellatlantic . net
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ , phone (973) 731-3900 - specifically Occupational Therapist Gayle Klein
Doctors from the Philadelphia Hand Centers (see Pennsylvania) are said to also serve at:
The South Jersey Hand Center 1025 Briggs Road Suite 144 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 (609) 840-1050...I have been a patient at the Philadelphia and South Jersey Hand Centers. The Philadelphia office is downtown; my appointment was at the end of the day. Parking was expensive and I got caught in rush hour traffic going home. After that I went to the Cherry Hill office, though there is also one in Blackwood. I use Dr. John Bednar--was first sent to him after I injured my hand in a car accident. Found him wise and compassionate and willing to listen. Had extensive examinations, including grip strength tests, something my other orthopod didn't do. Was sent for physical therapy and during the therapy sessions symptoms of CTS appeared. I'd already had CTS release surgery on the other hand and wasn't happy with the results; wanted to avoid it on the left hand if possible. Eventually I had one cortisone shot and was fairly symptom free for 3 years. Just went back to him again as symptoms peaked in both hands again. (Probably related to a non-functioning thyroid...something I had just found out about..and LOTS of stress.) This center has been involved in the testing of the ballon carpal tunnel-plasty device. Don't know whether it's still going on or not, but it may be an alternative to surgery, shots, etc. Appointments were not difficult to get...I was seen about a week after calling for one. However, I've found the office staff a little disorganized, but helpful. The Cherry Hill office is centered in a physical therapy/rehab facility and shares offices with the center. I think some of the patients can/do receive therapy there; however, I used a hand therapy specialist in the Atlantic City area.
In NJ, call Dr. Scott Nadler at (973) 972-2802. He is with the NJ School of Medicine in Newark, is a physical doctor that specializes in the muscular-skeletal area. He sent me to therapy at the Kessler Rehab Institute. No doctor really "gets" this RSI stuff, even Nadler who like all is "objective" and if you can't measure it or see it, is it really "there"? But with spine problems you need better help than you are getting. Nadler at least signed prescriptions and tried various things like myofacial release, rolfing, etc.
Environmental and Occupational Health Clinical
CenterEnvironmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute
UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
P.O. Box 1179 Clinic Founded 1981
Piscataway, New Jersey 08855-1179
AOEC Contact: Howard Kipen, MD, MPH 908-445-0123 FAX 908-445-0127 Gail Buckler, Registered Nurse, MPH, COHN
Northern New Jersey Myotherapy Center
139 Christie St.
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Also: New York City Office
Frances Ogden, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner
W. Orange, NJ 201-731-8634
I have a wonderful chiro in N.J. who's been treating me with Graston for almost a year (he does not do any chiro with me). he trains chiropractors p.t.s and doctors in Graston all over the u.s. and britain. i have awful tendonitis in legs, hips, arms and it helps. unfortunately i can only get there about 1-2 times per month because of travel probs. if you can go more regularly i'm sure it would be great.
Dr. Gregory Doerr
Dr. Doerr is kind, compassionate, caring and all the good stuff. He's great with soft tissue probs, does not believe in traditional chiro, has other techniques to relieve pain, and will work w. you if you have severe money probs. He's a healer.
Dr. Doerr updates: "I moved my office in Sept of 2006 and am now located at Bergen Chiropractic and Sports Rehabiliation Center Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 201-945-4075. "
I have a wonderful workers comp Doctor that is so considerate of the patient which is hard to find.He is fair and honest and has made my life more bearable to deal with workers compenstion.I highly recomemend him.
DR.FRANKLIN FRASCO, M.D. VASCULAR &GENERAL SURGERY 2051 STATE HIGHWAY 35 WALL TOWNSHIP,NEW JERSEY 07719 (732)449-7776 FAX(732)449-1338
Nina Paris Caldwell Therapy Center 700 Passaic Avenue West Caldwell, New Jersey 07006 Telephone 973 575-7576 web: www.caldwelltherapycenter.comMs. Paris says: I left my position with the Miller Institute in New York City and started a performing arts medical program at the above location."
I would like to recommend a Chiropractor who has been treating my hands, wrists, arms w/the Active Release Technique. You prob know abt it.......they release the adhesions and nerve entrapments in your soft tissue. Within 6 weeks he removed all the adhesions and nerve entrapments in my arms. Since I am still working on a computer, I expect I will need regular maintenance visits but so far a month has passed, and I have no discomfort or pain in my wrist and arms. He's a credentialed ART provider. He's young, caring, and this ART seems very effective. I've only been having the treatments for a couple of mos. and it has helped me a lot.
Dr. Antonio Pugliese Chiropractic Physician 812 Central Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090 Tel 908-654-3040 Fax 908-654-9286Since I cant put this treatment thru my group insurance, he is charging me 1/2 price and allowing me to pay as I can.