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John Gallucci Jr, MS, ATC, PT, DPT  
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West Orange, NJ

JAG Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
973-669-0078
West Orange, NJ
My Posts
Jan 03, 2013 in the Physical Therapy Expert Forum - 1
Please refer to you primary care physician for any and all prescription medication questions. Best in Health, JAG
Dec 04, 2012 in the Physical Therapy Expert Forum - 2
I would recommend you should go see an orthopedist due to possible loss in circulation as a result of the trauma. Best in Health, JAG
Nov 19, 2012 in the Physical Therapy Expert Forum - 1
I am truly sorry for the hardship you are currently experiencing. I unfortunately am unable to assist you with this situation from an online standpoint regarding physical therapy. I would only be able to recommend consulting further with your physician to discuss any other interventions. Best in Health, JAG
Nov 19, 2012 in the Physical Therapy Expert Forum - 2
For true piriformis muscle syndrome the recommended protocol would be stretching and soft tissue massage/release performed manually. If it is not a true piriformis syndrome these alone will note help rid you of pain so further diagnostics would have to be performed as to the cause of your pain. Without a proper evaluation I cannot recommend any further inte...
Nov 19, 2012 in the Physical Therapy Expert Forum - 2
Please consult with your primary care physician for these matters. Best in Health, JAG
Nov 19, 2012 in the Physical Therapy Expert Forum - 1
To truly enhance core strength it takes diligence and progression of exercises to attain your goal. Also the weakness in the core may only be contributing to the underlying cause of the low back pain and it may be beneficial to see a spine specialist to rule out boney changes in the lumbar spine before moving forward with exercises. For a recommendation of ...
Nov 19, 2012 in the Physical Therapy Expert Forum - 1
It can always be beneficial to see an orthopedist to take x-rays for any joint or cartilage damage that may have, or be, occurring. From your description is sounds as though you may have some softening and irritation of the cartilage beneath the knee cap (patella). Ideally rest and ice ill help to decrease the inflammation which may be contributing to your ...
Oct 16, 2012 in the Physical Therapy Expert Forum - 1
It would be my recommendation to see an orthopedist for a full evaluation of your lower back and pelvis. Afterwards if therapy is required I would be happy to help you locate a facility for physical therapy in your region. Unfortunately I am unable to help you without knowledge of an orthopedic evaluation sicne I cannot evaluate you myself through this sour...
Sep 25, 2012 in the Physical Therapy Expert Forum - 2
If jogging is hurting you than you should not be jogging. With a patella dislocation you can irritate the surfaces of the bone from friction between the patella and the femur. You should be focusing on strengthening your quadriceps muscles for stability in the patellofemoral joint. Until adequate strength is attained you should only be using a stationary bi...
Sep 11, 2012 in the Physical Therapy Expert Forum - 1
I have already answered your question earlier, please see previous post. JAG