Taking the “Pain” Out of Spring Cleaning

imagesAs the temperature warms and the days grow longer, people are energized to clean their homes of winter must and dirt.  But spring-cleaning can be very hard on muscles and the skeletal structure!  In fact, the National Safety Council says an injury occurs every four seconds in the home.  Many of these injuries could be avoided by following a simple rule – never twist, rotate or overextend your back, neck and shoulders.  Keep yourself injury-free and pain-free while doing spring cleaning, consider these tips:

Vacuuming:  The twisting and turning movements most people use when vacuuming put increased compression on the spine and neck.  To avoid problems, vacuum with the machine or hose close to the front center part of your body and at waist height.  Using both hands on the handle, push the vacuum in front of you while walking in a long line and then pull back using the same motion.  Never push and pull the handle back and forth with short strokes.

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It is cold, sometimes wet and the daylight hours are filled with work and family activities…but there is no need for your outdoor fitness routine to go into hibernation!  Staying active can help beat the winter doldrums, keep you in shape and ready for spring.  Here are some guidelines for staying safe while exercising in the cold…

Find a buddy
Recruit a friend to exercise with you. Knowing that someone is waiting for you will help motivate you! Not to mention safety.

Gregory has become a trusted authority on hip replacement among family and friends!


Gregory Gregory, Somers Point, NJ
Hip Replacement
Physician: Stephen J. Zabinski, MD

Gregory’s Story: Update
Gregory has become a trusted authority on hip replacement among family and friends. He has few limitations and continues to enjoy “Stand Up” fishing, recently catching a 168 lb. tuna, hiking, deer hunting that involves climbing trees and spending lots of time with his three very active grandchildren, all under 10 years old.

Gregory’s first experience with Shore Orthopaedic University Associates was about six years ago when his nephew who played football for Mainland Regional High School went in for a hip flexor and he thought maybe that’s what he had. So he scheduled an appointment for himself, Dr. Zabinski took one look at Gregory’s X-ray and told him he needed a complete hip replacement. The doctor went on to show Gregory what a good and bad hip looked like. It was recommended to have the procedure done as soon as possible. Continue reading

The new look of Shore Orthopaedic in Somers Point

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

SOMERS POINT – With the snip of a ribbon Friday, Dec. 6 by Dr. Stephan Zabinski of Shore Orthopaedic University Associates and architect Michael Graves a new phase of patient first care was welcomed to the city.

Graves utilizes firsthand knowledge when designing a building.

“I have been paralyzed for 10 years and I wish I had been able to come to a facility such as this one where there are no barriers. Patients are coming here to rehab and heal and they will be able to do that,” said Graves. “It rather takes your breath away, coming in here and seeing all of the design plans come together in such a functional and beautiful building.”
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Dr. Zabinski to speak at Linwood Care Center – Dec 6

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Stephen J. Zabinski, M.D. and Douglas A. Dannehower, P.T OCS, from Shore Orthopaedic Physical Therapy will be speaking at the newly renovated Revera Linwood Care Center in Linwood, NJ on Friday December 6 at 3:30pm.

The topic will be: Quadriceps-Sparing Technique – Cut Your Rehab Time, Not Your Muscle

Light refreshments will be served, please RSVP to Linwood Care Center at 609-927-6131