May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

  The Month of May is recognized each year as National Arthritis Awareness Month. In order to properly manage arthritis, the first steps are to understand the condition and realize there is help available. As an effort to bring awareness, here are resources to help you learn more about arthritis and how you can get … Continued

Love Your Body: Physical Therapy to Reduce Pain & Improve Mobility

In the world of healthcare, treatments continue to improve, and advances in science allow individuals to lead healthier, happier lives. Today, the role of physical therapy in patient care continues to expand. Our physical therapists are fundamental members of our team who help restore, maintain, and promote the overall health and well-being of our patients. … Continued

Peak Medical Center Expansion and Renovation

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkeley Heights, February 10, 2016—Peak Medical, a multi-disciplinary medical center, has officially opened its doors to their newly remodeled clinic. Their expansion and renovation project will provide a caring and comprehensive environment to aid in restoring and maintaining optimum health. “We are so excited for the opening of our new clinic,” … Continued

American Heart Month: The Link Between Arthritis and Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month, which aims to reduce death caused by heart disease and encourage Americans to remain heart healthy. When discussing heart disease, it’s important to understand the causes and links. Clinical evidence has shown a strong connection between rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease. According to studies published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology, more … Continued

How Does Laser Therapy Reduce Muscle Pain?

  Laser therapy is a state-of-the-art non-invasive procedure that penetrates deep tissue structures and accelerates the healing process.  The FDA approved treatment has been successfully used around the world for over 25 years, with no reported side effects. Laser Therapy Laser Therapy manages pain, inflammation, and increases circulation through non-thermal photons of light. Light is … Continued

International Day of People with Disabilities

International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) is commemorated on December 3rd of each year since 1992. IDPwD is a United Nations endorsed day that is celebrated internationally. This day aims to encourage people to have a deeper understanding of disability issues and gain support and awareness for the rights and well-being of people with … Continued

The Effects of Chronic Pain

Pain serves as an important purpose. It can function as a warning sign for you to take care of your injured body part. However, chronic pain can remain for weeks, months, or even years, causing mental distress. With never-ending pain and discomfort, it can be near impossible to live a normal, healthy life. Its effects … Continued

The Dangers of Pain Medications

Treating pain may seem like a daunting task, and sometimes patients feel the need to rely on pain pills to keep the discomfort at bay. In fact, millions of Americans take some form of pain medication every single day. However, it’s important to be aware of the side effects and risks. At Peak Medical, our … Continued

How Cold Weather Impacts Chronic Pain

For many people, winter is a favorite time of year. However, with the drop in temperatures, chronic joint pain may begin to worsen. It’s not just your imagination. If you have chronic pain, here’s what you need to know to endure the bitter cold of winter. Weather-Related Joint Pain Weather-related joint pain is commonly seen … Continued

Anti-Inflammatory Tips to Alleviate Joint Pain

With the colder days and nights quickly approaching, your joints begin to pay the price. Whether you or a loved one suffers from painful inflammation, it can be controlled through proper diet, exercise, and appropriate care from our multi-disciplinary team at Peak Medical. Keep Moving Consider different methods to sustain your range of motion to … Continued