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Madison Medical – Madison, NJ

Madison Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Center is a multidiscipline practice whose goal is to achieve and maintain your good health and physical fitness through the integration of traditional medical and chiropractic philosophies.

This unique approach by our qualified and enthusiastic in office team enables thorough and individualized evaluation and management, specific to the needs of each patient. Whether your concern is of an urgent need, that of an ongoing nature, or for the preventative care and monitoring of your good health, our team provides the capability to thoroughly address your needs.

Near the very center of Madison, a short easy drive from all surrounding areas, we are located at 210 Main Street in Madison, New Jersey. Our convenient hours allow us to accommodate your busy schedule with personalized attention and expert care by our expert in office team. With in office X ray ability, and Cat Scan, MRI, and laboratory facilities nearby, thorough and timely evaluation is always the standard of care.

Our experienced and qualified medical and chiropractic physicians provide a continuity of knowledge, philosophy, and care that would not otherwise be so immediately available at one center. When issues of more extended concern are recognized, we are there too. We have the ability to provide further direction to medical, surgical, and psychological specialists, while still maintaining an overall view, concern, and resource for our patients. Something that has been so easily and readily lost in modern health care.

Clinical Team

Wayne Lajewski, M.D.
Medical Director
Internal Medicine

Carmen Romano, D.C.
Chiropractic Director
Chiropractic Sports Physician

Gerald F. Milazzo, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

Jared M. Gunn, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

John McEvoy, D.P.M.
Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Surgery

Erin Davidson, DPT ATC
Physical Therapy Director

Michelle Patellis, R.D. , C.N.S.D.
Registered Dietitian

Lisa Ospina, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Jackie Schuyler, MPT
Senior Physical Therapist

Kristen Klacik
Office Manager

Cynthia Raith
Assistant Office Manager

I originally found Madison Medical after meeting a Captain in the Army (former Doctor at Madison Medical) that offered to help me with a knee injury that was obtained when I was in the Army.

Once he left the practice I met Dr. Lajewski who is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and a Internist. Dr L as he is referred as, became my primary care physician and he really cares and takes care of me like no other doctor ever has!

When I injured my shoulder and ha the Slap repair performed by Dr. Hunt (see the previous article Bedminster Orthopedics) I already knew about Madison Medical’s facility and it was a no brainer!

Erin Davidson became my physical therapist and she really knows her stuff! For a tiny girl she has really strong hands and a sharp elbow lol. Don’t underestimate her! If she can dig her hands in and make me wince in pain she can do the same to you.

Upon returning to Dr. Hunt for checkups he was amazed at my recovery progression and I owe most of that to Erin (you have to do your homework exercises and stretching!!!!).

They use a mixture of stretching, deep tissue massage, electro stim (see my article: ismart 2), infrared, ice and heat packs, weights, handbike, body bars, body blade and other equipment! It’s the multi process approach that really does the job!

The exercise progression and stretching was set forward by Dr. Hunt, but they delivered and tweaked the plan due to my accelerated progression.

I also have my blood work done there and analyzed by Dr. Lajewski or Lisa Ospina.

I have also used the services of John McEvoy who is a great Podiatrist! I have flat feet and went in complaining of pain just below my toes (in the area where women in high-heels puts all their weight) he immediately said I know what your problem is! You need orthotics and sneakers that are fitted directly for your feet (see my article: the Running Company) so Dr. McEvoy made me custom molded orthotics, but the pain was still there for the next 2 months and POOF! It was gone! I had him order 2 pairs, one for my running shoes and one for my Military boots.

They even have a great Chiropractic service (as I have been told by other patients) as a martial artist and weightlifter I regularly stretch my entire body and at this time I do not need a Chiropractor. If I did it would depend on my location, if I was close to Madison I would go here and see Carmen. If I was close to Teaneck I would go see my friend Dr. Pete Gratale (see Power-Centering/Core Masters article)

One of my friends visited the Dietitian: Michelle Patellis and told me she is really nice and helped him get his diet on track. He lost quite a bit of weight under her care.

I also don’t use this service, as a Master Fitness Trainer with 20+ years experience and nutritionist/herbalist I know what to do, it’s just a matter of doing it lol,

Now, that brings me to the staff!! What can I say…

They are all amazing!!! Each and every one of them is sooo nice! I like them all!

The front desk staff is really nice and they try as hard as they can to make you the best appointment to fit your schedule and sometimes they even squeeze me in and move me around when I miss my appointment.

Michelle (the vampire as I call her) is usually tasked to draw my blood and I usually never even feel it! After my surgery my muscle went down and my body-fat skyrocketed and it was super hard to find my veins and still she hit it every time without fail and usually without pain! She’s awesome!

The medical assistants are cool, unfortunately they tend to change over time, but they are usually smiling and well attentive to your care.

The office staff is really nice and I often converse with them for quite some time.

Overall this place is the best I have ever been to. Would I recommend it to a friend? I recommended to my father, so yes I would!

If you are in NJ and are in need of their services take the drive and go see them! Tell them I sent you 😉

Running & The Running Company of Morristown NJ

Ok so I have been having pain in my feet right at the spot where ladies that wear high heels put their weight, just below the toes. If I run I get shin splints and my calves tighten so bad.

1st thing I did was see a podiatrist named Dr. McEvoy and he is at Madison Medical in Madison.

Madison medical is an awesome facility! They have an Internist Dr Lajewski (who is also a LTC in the Army) a Podiatrist, a chiropractor and a full physical therapy center. I went there for rehab after my shoulder surgery and Dr. Lajewski is my primary care Doctor.

Anyway, Dr. McEvoy said 1. I have flat feet (which I knew) and he said I know where you have pain and he did! He said its because my big toe isn’t firing properly and I need orthotics. He took a mold of my foot and I will receive the orthotics in 2 weeks (I’ll review that after I get them here at this post)

Ok now off to The Running Company in Morristown.

I saw a posting on yelp by Heather Lee H.

I’ve always had trouble with shin splints and have never gotten my needs addressed before like the way I had when I came to the running company. The manager (Ryan) that helped me explained in detail why I needed the type of shoe I purchased after he analyzed my stride, foot and muscle structure. He was able to provide me with quite a few options and I tested them out on the treadmill to make sure they felt good and fit properly. That afternoon, I wore my new shoes and was able to run about three miles with no lower leg pain or ache. I received thorough, personalized service and am now a loyal customer. Now I can look forward to more consistent training and hopefully a few races this year!

Thanks for the review Heather! BTW your profile pic is hot!! Haha

Anyway, I saw this post and I had similar problems as her so I decided to go and find Ryan! I got there and he was helping someone and he asked me can I help you, I asked him his name he said Ryan, I said oh perfect I’m here to see you! His response was I hope you aren’t going to beat me up lol. I said no I just need your help.

He properly sized me, then picked out a Brooks running shoe, which actually felt great! I was sized and fit by Sneakers Unlimited in Pompton Plains (needless to say they are out of business)

I was wearing a pair of Asics running shoes which he said were too wide and had corrective action built in that by analyzing my running on the treadmill he didn’t think I needed. One problem I have with sneakers is my feet spill over the outside of the sneaker.

The Brooks he first put me in doesn’t have that problem at all! He then put me in Nike, New Balance, Asics and Saucony. The Brooks felt the best! Even without my custom Orthotics.

So I put on the Brooks and he had me run the treadmill, he said that for a big guy I was very light on my feet and was running on the balls of my feet like I should instead of running with a heel strike. He also said that my feet were striking evenly with a slight twist on my right foot, but my orthotics should correct that. He also told me to come back after I get them if I want.

He also added that if they feel different or bad after I get the orthotics bring them back and we will figure something else out.

He even gave me a Military discount! The sneakers only cost me $90!! I was expecting to get raped for $150 or more because it’s a small specialty store.

Surprisingly, all of their shoes on the rack were cheat priced!

They also sell running clothes and accessories.

Furthermore; they also have organized free running groups and events.

Go here! Especially of you are military and are forced to run, and aren’t a running enthusiast, they will help you succeed!

Another tip: my podiatrist was against barefoot running and barefoot running shoes: vibrams and minimus type footwear he said (no lie) he had 5 people today alone with foot fractures from those shoes and not to wear them.

If you are into this type of footwear the Running Company has them! They have all kinds of brands! I even saw a pair of brooks shoes like that. Whatever your desire or needs the Running Company has it!

If you are a serious Running Enthusiast your needs and desires will be exceeded!

Go here!!

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U.S. Army supports us Nerds and looks to create an MMRPG

U.S. Army Looks to Harness World of Warcraft Technology
Charles Simmins – February 27, 2012

The military used to recruit with the slogan “Uncle Sam wants you!” They may be adding to that phrase shortly with “if you’re a level 70 or higher with at least 50 raids or dungeons”.

The Army is looking for ways to maximize its training capabilities at the lowest possible cost, and Massively Multiplayer Role Playing Games (MMRPGs) may be one way to do it. Recently I interviewed Col. Robert White, the Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center-Training and he made a point of discussing the MMRPG. It has been noted that the skills in planning, strategy and tactics used in games like World of Warcraft for raids and dungeons are remarkably similar to those used by small unit commanders on the battlefield in the real world.

White described current Army training as a combination of simulators, live, and constructive environments. Adding a well-written MMRPG to the mix is a goal and a simple version will be combined into the training mix this summer at Fort Hood for testing. The final cost of the MMRPG may be the primary limiting factor.

Col. White talked about individual soldiers world-wide being able to log in to the Army MMRPG and play as individuals or as units. The situations in the game would be as realistic as possible. No orcs, dragons or blood elves. Simulators and constructive environments have a part to play in the training mix but the role playing game is an innovative new strategy.

What does this mean for job hunters? White described a training environment that will be relying upon technology and distance learning more and more. The tech has matured and the cost of moving units thousands of miles for live training has increased significantly.

The Army and its civilian contractors will need people familiar with MMRPG servers and networks, scenario writers with real world combat experience, game coders and many other technical experts. A well-written and coded Army MMRPG offers real benefits for training and the soldier never needs to leave home.

Who would have believed the U.S. Army would support our Nerdy habits? It is a viable option! I know when I studied battlefield drills, my years of paintball and video-games helped me immensely! I was light years ahead of my partners.

I think it’s a wise move, but the military needs to hire people from the successful companies such as Blizzard or Lucas Arts to make sure that the game is fun as well as informative and educational. Other military inspired games such as America’s Army and First to Fight were flops!

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