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Linda ONCE Had Pain Head-to-Toe

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 29, 2019

There is a pivotal moment in virtually every one of our patient-to-provider relationships. That moment is when we first shake hands with them and they share a common story about being at “wits end” regarding their acute and systemic pain. We assure all that we’ve “got your back”, but in Linda’s case, we inherited her neck, legs, and feet pain in addition to her back pain. Each and every day, once the last patient has left Village Family Clinic, we lock the door for the evening and reflect back on the day’s events. We celebrate the fact that a laundry list of pains entered that same door but never exited because of what we do here. In the short video below, Linda refers to the multiple modalities that we incorporate within her pain management plan, but what stands out most is her celebration of the success of her acupuncture treatments here at our Hackettstown NJ clinic.

So Linda, we thank you, think about you, and celebrate the fact that long after you’ve left us earlier today that you’re out there celebrating a managed quality of life that we know you deserve.

Hi my name is Linda, I've been coming to see Dr. Fedich and his staff for several years now. From neck, back, legs, and feet pain, Dr. Fedich and his staff have taken care of me from head to foot. They have all sorts of different modalities. If one thing isn't working for you the doctor will suggest something else. So between the three chiropractors, Dr. Z with the acupuncture that I LOVE! Everyone here is so wonderful and this is the place you really should come if you are having any kind of pain, aches, and they will take care of you 100%, Thank you.

Things to help while you are recovering from a leg injury or surgery

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Village Family Clinic - Chiropractic Care

If you are someone who has ended up with a leg injury that either required immobilization, reduced weight bearing or surgery here are some helpful hints to help while you are recovering.

  1. Difficulty getting up and down from chairs or toilets:
    For chairs a simple fix is place 1-2 pillows or cushions in the chair seat and use a chair with armrests to allow you to use your arm to assist with getting up. This will reduce the force and energy required to get up and down to the chair seat.
    For the Toilet you can purchase either a clip on toilet seat riser with or without armrests or a commode chair to keep near the bed at night.
  2. Use the right walking aide for the job:
    Frequently after a leg injury or surgery there will be a time ranging from a few days up to 2-3 months where you will not be allowed to put all or any of your weight on the injured limb.

There is a large array of walking assistive devices but there typically 3 types:

  1. Walkers: this is the most stable of the walkinging aides and usually are the preferred device in the early injury or post surgery time.
    Advantages: stable, allow for maximum arm assistance, good for patients with existing balance issues.
    Disadvantages: bulky, cannot go up and down stairs
  2. Crutches: using two crutches can allow for the same level of reduction of weight bearing of the leg as a walker. There are two standard types the most common is the Axillary and the other is the Loftstrand (forearm) crutch.
    Advantages:
    Allows for quicker movement, can go up and down stairs, can move about in more compact spaces Disadvantages: Not as stable as a walker so requires a high level of balance and coordination. Resting or hanging the arm over the top of am axillary crutch can cause nerve irritation
  3. Cane: typically use is with one cane, this is the lowest level of reduced weight bearing for the leg. Usually utilized in the later stages of recovery. Types are standard straight cane (single support base), or quad cane (wider 4 legged base)
    Advantages: lightweight and easy to carry, can be used to go up and down stairs. Disadvantages: Cannot use for someone who must be non-weight bearing or has to have more than 20% of body weight restriction on the injured leg.

Other helpful aids

Sock pullers: these can allow a person who cannot bend over or bring the injured foot up high enough to reach to put on their own socks

Long handled shoe horn: allows for easier effort to put a show on the injured leg.

Slip on or elastic lace shoes: best to use rubber soled and supportive shoes

Grabbers/Reachers: allow you to reach high or low places without losing your balance and risking a fall

Loop straps: allows you to use your arms to help move or swing the injured limb onto beds, couches, in and out of cars

Adaptive clothes: Typically pants that are wider and close with zippers, magnets or velcro. Allows for easier dressing over braces or casts.

Village Family Clinic offers proven conservative care such as Physical Therapy, Chiropractic care, Nutritional counseling, and Acupuncture. If you have had a leg injury, surgery or pain we offer care to help you get back to the activities and life you want to have!. Should you have any questions regarding this information please feel free to contact us.

Bob Scanlon, PT, Cert MDT, NJ Lic # 40QA00283600

Chiropractic Is Just For Pain, Right? Wrong!

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, July 14, 2019
Village Family Clinic - Chiropractic Care

Wrong! A very emphatic wrong! It is true that mostly every patient that enters a chiropractic office has some type of back pain – but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to benefits of getting regular chiropractic adjustments. Aside from musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder/knee/joint/anywhere pain, headaches, sciatica, and auto accidents, chiropractic does so much more.

Firstly, let’s start off with a fully functioning nervous system. The nerves in your spinal column branch off to control your entire body. From your lungs, to digestion, heart function, stomach function, everything! Chiropractic removes nerve interference to these body systems by taking pressure off the nerves to allow an optimally functioning nervous system.

Chiropractic also increases range of motion and improves athletic and physical performance. By removing joint restriction and restoring proper muscle function and range of motion, chiropractic is key for athletes. There’s a reason every NFL and NBA team has their own chiropractor on staff!

Feeling stressed? Tired? Sick? Chiropractic has been shown to reduce stress and improve sleep quality, as well as improve immune system function! There is also research that a chiropractic adjustment to the upper neck can even lower blood pressure.

So whether you are in pain, feeling good and want to feel better, or just want to live a higher quality of life; chiropractic is for you!

Dr’s Note: We produce blog posts such as “The Doctor’s Corner” as a public service to educate the general public in and around Hackettstown NJ about how and why Americans increasingly include chiropractic treatment in their pain management care plan. The Village Family Clinic is a multi-specialty medical facility offer a comprehensive approach to pain management that includes medical pain management, chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, and a host of other pain management services and techniques.

Chiropractic is just for back pain, right..?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 01, 2019
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Wrong! A very emphatic wrong! It is true that mostly every patient that enters a chiropractic office has some type of back pain – but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to benefits of getting regular chiropractic adjustments. Aside from musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder/knee/joint/anywhere pain, headaches, sciatica, and auto accidents, chiropractic does so much more.

Firstly, lets start off with a fully functioning nervous system. The nerves in your spinal column branch off to control your entire body. From your lungs, to digestion, heart function, stomach function, everything! Chiropractic removes nerve interference to these body systems by taking pressure off of the nerves to allow an optimally functioning nervous system. Chiropractic also increases range of motion and improves athletic and physical performance. By removing joint restriction and restoring proper muscle function and range of motion, chiropractic is key for athletes. There’s a reason every NFL and NBA team has their own chiropractor on staff! Feeling stressed? Tired? Sick?

Chiropractic has been shown to reduce stress and improve sleep quality, as well as improve immune system function! There is also research that a chiropractic adjustment to the upper neck can even lower blood pressure.

So whether you are in pain, feeling good and want to feel better, or just want to live a higher quality of life; chiropractic is for you!


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Hi I'm Laurel, I'm a patient at the Village Family Clinic. I just want to thank Dr. Fedich and the whole staff for everything they have done for me. My back feels so much better. This machine that I have been using has really helped my back and I just want to thank everybody. Thank you!


Hi! My name Maria and I'm here at the Village Family Clinic. I came for compression for my neck and chiropractic for my back and I'm feeling better. The atmosphere in this clinic is so friendly. They know what they're doing and I would love for people come to this place. They're very friendly, especially my friend Jessica. Fully nice work, everybody fully nice. I wish everybody would come here. Very friendly people in this clinic.


Hi I'm Peggy. The entire team is friendly and helpful, from the moment you walk in the door! To be greeted by your first name makes you feel welcome, this team really cares about YOU! I have 3 pinched nerves in my lower back which is the reason I first came here. Bob taught me stretches to do, Pat & Michelle put me on the stretchingboard & electric shock. ( even providing me with a comfy blanketšŸ˜). Dr. Miller keeps me aligned. And there is a crazy woman running around who especially makes me laugh! Abbby!? (Sorry, I forget your name. ) I actually love going here!