26 episodes

The Princeton Spine and Joint Center in Princeton New Jersey strives to offer excellent musculoskeletal medical care that is second to none. Without needing to travel to New York City, Philadelphia or Baltimore, we offer premier, individualized, evidence-based treatment of spine, joint, muscle, and nerve pain. Our doctors not only stay up-to-date with the latest musculoskeletal medicine research, they create, publish, edit, and review it. Our doctors not only read textbooks, they write them. Our business model is simple: treat each patient as an individual and achieve good outcomes one patient at a time.

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The Princeton Spine and Joint Center in Princeton New Jersey strives to offer excellent musculoskeletal medical care that is second to none. Without needing to travel to New York City, Philadelphia or Baltimore, we offer premier, individualized, evidence-based treatment of spine, joint, muscle, and nerve pain. Our doctors not only stay up-to-date with the latest musculoskeletal medicine research, they create, publish, edit, and review it. Our doctors not only read textbooks, they write them. Our business model is simple: treat each patient as an individual and achieve good outcomes one patient at a time.

    Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis

    Welcome to Episode #26 of the Princeton Spine and Joint Center Podcast. In this episode Dr. Scott Curtis, Sports Medicine Director at Princeton Spine and Joint Center, sat down with Dr. Lisa Baptis, a physical therapist at Penn Medicine Princeton Health, who has been trained specifically in the Meeks Method.
    Scott and Lisa started out by defining osteoporosis and why it is often misunderstood to be specific to older patients. They discussed why osteoporosis is prevalent in the population, and if not treated appropriately, can cause severe pain, even fractures.
    We trust you will benefit from an increased understanding of osteoporosis that you will gain from listening to this episode of the Princeton Spine and Joint Center Podcast.
    Scott Curtis, DO
    Director of Sports Medicine at Princeton Spine and Joint Center
    Dr. Scott Curtis is a board certified, fellowship trained physician who specializes in the care of sports related injuries and general musculoskeletal care. After attending Penn State University, Dr. Curtis received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his residency at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident.
    Dr. Curtis completed the renowned Sports Medicine Fellowship at Atlantic Sports Health where he worked with the New York Jets, Seton Hall University Athletics, College of St. Elizabeth Athletics and various high school teams. From weekend warriors to professional athletes, high school athletes to 90+ year old tennis players, Dr. Curtis has a singular focus to treat each patient as an individual, identify their concerns as well as their specific goals and help them reach their aspirations using the most effective non-surgical care options.
    Lisa Baptis, PT, DPT
    Staff Physical Therapist
    Lisa has been working at UPenn Penn Medicine in Outpatient Rehabilitation since 2004. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in exercise Physiology from Rutgers’s University in 1989, her Master Degree from Temple University and most recently her Doctorate of Physical therapy in 2014. Lisa has worked in a variety of settings including, Acute Rehabilitation, Inpatient Acute Care, and Outpatient Orthopedics. Lisa is currently pursuing advanced training in Movement Impairment syndromes through Washington University. She is currently certified in Vestibular and Concussion Rehabilitation thought American Institute of Balance and Osteoporosis training in the Meeks Method. Married with three children, Lisa enjoys cycling, hiking and traveling to the National Parks.

    • 23 min
    Chiropractic Manipulation

    Chiropractic Manipulation

    Welcome to Episode #25 of the Princeton Spine and Joint Center Podcast. In this episode Dr. Scott Curtis, Sports Medicine Director at Princeton Spine and Joint Center, sat down with Dr. Jaimee Kukla, a chiropractor practicing in Lawrenceville, New Jersey for over 20 years.

    Scott and Jaimee discussed chiropractic manipulation, what it's used for and some of the misconceptions behind it. They also talked about the difference between chiropractic manipulation and physical therapy, and when one is an appropriate treatment over the other.
     
    If you have ever had chiropractic manipulation as part of your treatment plan, or you are just interested in manual medicine for treatment of musculoskeletal pain, we trust you enjoy this podcast.
     
    Jaimee Kukla, DC
    Dr. Jaimee C. Kukla, Chiropractor, PC
    2 Princess road, Suite A
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
    609-844-980
    www.kuklachiro.com
     
    Undergrad was Villanova University, Then New York Chiropractic College. 
     
    The practice was opened November 2000.

     
    Scott Curtis, DO
    Director of Sports Medicine at Princeton Spine and Joint Center

    Dr. Scott Curtis is a board certified, fellowship trained physician who specializes in the care of sports related injuries and general musculoskeletal care. After attending Penn State University, Dr. Curtis received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his residency at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident.

    Dr. Curtis completed the renowned Sports Medicine Fellowship at Atlantic Sports Health where he worked with the New York Jets, Seton Hall University Athletics, College of St. Elizabeth Athletics and various high school teams. From weekend warriors to professional athletes, high school athletes to 90+ year old tennis players, Dr. Curtis has a singular focus to treat each patient as an individual, identify their concerns as well as their specific goals and help them reach their aspirations using the most effective non-surgical care options.
     

    • 40 min
    Elbow Pain

    Elbow Pain

    Welcome to Episode #24 of the Princeton Spine and Joint Center Podcast. In this episode Dr. Scott Curtis, Sports Medicine Director at Princeton Spine and Joint Center, sat down with Dr. Greg Kelley, Princeton Spine & Joint Center's newest physician. Dr. Kelley joined PS&J Center from the Georgetown Hospital System, where he specialized in musculoskeletal medicine.
    Scott and Greg had an in-depth conversation about Elbow Pain. They discussed the general approach they take with patients with elbow pain, the different pathologies, the different diagnostic tests and different treatment plans for individuals with elbow pain.
    Greg Kelley, MD is a board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician specializing in the care of patients with musculoskeletal and rehabilitation issues. After graduating cum laude from Georgetown University, Dr. Kelley completed his medical school training at St. George’s University School of Medicine before returning to Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and the National Rehabilitation Hospital for his specialty training in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
    Dr. Kelley has spearheaded the implementation of the Rehabilitation and Performance Centers of Excellence in local subacute nursing facilities in the Princeton area. He lectures and publishes widely on issues concerning the management and alleviation of patients’ pain. He also seeks to maximize each person’s potential toward the goal of achieving personal peak performance. He emphasizes that achieving peak performance clearly varies among patient populations – professional athletes have different specific expectations than geriatric patients with heart or lung disease. But, at the end of the day, everyone strives to be the best version of themselves that they possibly can and it is in that pursuit that Dr. Kelley finds purpose and passion in his work helping people.
    Scott Curtis, DO
    Director of Sports Medicine at Princeton Spine and Joint Center
    Dr. Scott Curtis is a board certified, fellowship trained physician who specializes in the care of sports related injuries and general musculoskeletal care. After attending Penn State University, Dr. Curtis received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his residency at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident.
    Dr. Curtis completed the renowned Sports Medicine Fellowship at Atlantic Sports Health where he worked with the New York Jets, Seton Hall University Athletics, College of St. Elizabeth Athletics and various high school teams. From weekend warriors to professional athletes, high school athletes to 90+ year old tennis players, Dr. Curtis has a singular focus to treat each patient as an individual, identify their concerns as well as their specific goals and help them reach their aspirations using the most effective non-surgical care options.

    • 39 min
    ACL Injuries

    ACL Injuries

    Welcome to Episode #23 of the Princeton Spine and Joint Center Podcast. In this episode Dr. Scott Curtis, Sports Medicine Director at Princeton Spine and Joint Center, discussed ACL Injuries with Nick Cifelli, a Sports Physical Therapist who works with Progression Physical Therapy in Princeton New Jersey as well as The Training Room in Southern New Jersey.
    The focus of this episode on ACL Injuries included primary and secondary prevention of ACL tears and rehabilitation. Scott Curtis and Nick Cifelli discussed what the ACL is and how it can be injured, how to diagnose a tear, and how to manage it both surgically and non-surgically. So if you have ever experienced an ACL injury or you are a parent of a child who has, you will learn a lot from this episode of the Princeton Spine and Joint Center Podcast.
    Nick Cifelli, PT, DPT, CSCS
    Nick grew up in Ewing, NJ and graduated from Ewing High School in 2009 where he played both soccer and baseball. As an undergraduate, Nick attended The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and received a degree in Health and Exercise Science. He was a collegiate baseball player during his time at TCNJ, and also worked in the athletic training room. Upon graduating from TCNJ in 2013, he began personal training and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Nick graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 2017 with a Doctorate in Physical therapy. His personal interests include weight lifting, golfing, skiing, playing soccer, and going to the beach.
    Education:
    Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from The College of New Jersey
    Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University
    Continuing Education:
    Selective Functional Movement Assessment
    Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars MT-1: Essential Peripheral
    Soft Tissue Techniques – Release with Fascialization
    Certifications:
    Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    Scott Curtis, DO
    Director of Sports Medicine at Princeton Spine and Joint Center
    Dr. Scott Curtis is a board certified, fellowship trained physician who specializes in the care of sports related injuries and general musculoskeletal care. After attending Penn State University, Dr. Curtis received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his residency at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident.
    Dr. Curtis completed the renowned Sports Medicine Fellowship at Atlantic Sports Health where he worked with the New York Jets, Seton Hall University Athletics, College of St. Elizabeth Athletics and various high school teams. From weekend warriors to professional athletes, high school athletes to 90+ year old tennis players, Dr. Curtis has a singular focus to treat each patient as an individual, identify their concerns as well as their specific goals and help them reach their aspirations using the most effective non-surgical care options.

    • 34 min
    Tai Chi

    Tai Chi

    In episode 22 of the Princeton Spine and Joint Center podcast, Dr Zinovy Meyler, the co-director of the interventional spine program at the Princeton Spine and Joint Center discusses Tai Chi with Sifu Tony Jackson, founder of Dao Concepts.

    Tai Chi. Most of us are familiar with the common scene in which it is portrayed; a group of seniors practicing slow movements in a park. As you will learn in this podcast conversation, tai chi is far more than that. It is a serious form of martial arts that has many different dimensions including a mental and psychological aspect with multiple benefits.
    Our podcast guest, Sifu Tony Jackson of Dao Concepts, has a military background, then went through the corporate world, and ended up using tai chi for his own well being. He learned it to the point where it became a central part of his life. Now Tony is teaching tai chi. In this conversation, you will learn the different benefits of tai chi, the different aspects of tai chi, the psychological component, the historical component, and the physical component that makes this such a great form of martial arts.
    Sifu Tony Jackson
    President & Head Instructor of Dao Concepts
    Discover the Way from Within
    Dao Concepts is about finding a balanced approach to family, work, life. I truly believe that we can help you discover the way from within. Our approach is about helping individuals seek the answers within. Through our innovative programs from Tai Chi, Life-Coaching, Executive Leadership Coaching, Private Lessons, & our Kids Martial Arts Program, we will help individuals to become better accumulated to live in our modern day world. If you want to live, you have to do nothing. If you want to thrive, then join Dao Concepts and let us help you discover the way from within.
    Tony Jackson graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1989 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Systems) and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. He served as an Airborne Ranger Infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division. Tony also successfully completed Pathfinder, SAPPER and SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) training. He served in the 1st Gulf War and Somalian Conflict to include hot spots in Egypt/Israel and the El Salvador/Nicaragua conflict guarding CIA outposts in Honduras. Tony left the military as a 1st Lieutenant (Promotable) where he began his corporate career. Tony worked at several prominent corporations including Nestle, The Dial Corporation, Roche Pharmaceuticals, and AmerisourceBergen. While a Vice President at AmerisourceBergen, Tony managed over $42 Billion in pharmaceutical spend. Tony has been the COO for two companies. His last job being the COO of BDI Pharma. Tony is the President and Owner of Dao Concepts incorporated in 2006. Tony teaches Tai Chi to adults and Kung Fu to kids full-time at his school. He also teaches Tai Chi at the Peddie School. He is the author of two books: “Decisive Leadership” and “Trinity – The Awakening”. He is currently writing the sequel to “Trinity”.
    Sincerely,
    Anthony T. Jackson
    Managing Partner & President
    DAO CONCEPTS
    (703) 980-5863 | ajackson@daoconcepts.com | http://www.daoconcepts.com
    Dr. Zinovy Meyler is a board certified, fellowship trained physician specializing in the non-operative care of spine, joint, muscle and nerve pain. After graduating from New York University and receiving his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Meyler performed his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Meyler received additional training in ultrasound guidance at the Mayo Clinic and completed his fellowship training in interventional spine and joint medicine at the prestigious Beth Israel Spine Institute in Manhattan. Dr. Meyler is the author of multiple

    • 58 min
    Rotator Cuff Tears

    Rotator Cuff Tears

    In this episode of the Princeton Spine & Joint Center Podcast, Dr. Marco Funiciello, Co-Director of the Interventional Spine Program spoke with Dr. Freddie Song, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in knee and shoulder injuries and surgery.
    This podcast is about the topic of rotator cuff, rotator cuff tears, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and dives into the intricacies of surgical evaluation and surgical approach.

    Frederick S. Song, M.D.
    Dr. Song graduated cum laude from Colgate University with honors in Molecular Biology. During his undergraduate career, he was a four year starter on the varsity soccer team. As a senior, he served as team captain and was the Patriot League Player of the Year. After graduating from Colgate, he received his Doctorate of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society during his fourth year. Dr. Song completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a resident, he served as an assistant team physician for the LaSalle University basketball and football teams.
    Following residency, Dr. Song completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Greenville, South Carolina. Under the guidance of Dr. Richard Hawkins, he received specialized training in knee and shoulder arthroscopy, as well as complex knee and shoulder reconstruction. During his fellowship, Dr. Song served as an assistant team physician for the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team and the Boston Red Sox affiliate Greenville Drive baseball team. He is currently the team orthopaedic surgeon for the Peddie School and Ewing High School and serves as a consultant for numerous other high schools and colleges in the area.
    Dr. Song has authored several peer review journal articles and text book chapters on a variety of orthopaedic topics. He recently completed a chapter on massive rotator cuff repairs published in the Instructional Course Lecture series by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Other recent publications include a chapter on subscapularis repairs in DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and a chapter covering shoulder replacement surgery in the textbook, Orthopaedic Care of the Mature Athlete.
    Dr. Song currently serves as an associate instructor for the Arthoscopy Association of North America, instructing other surgeons on techniques in shoulder arthroscopy.
    His orthopaedic interests include arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, as well as knee and shoulder reconstruction.
    Dr. Marco Funiciello, DO, is a board certified physician specializing in the non-operative care of spine, joint, muscle and nerve pain. Dr. Funiciello is the Co-Director of the Interventional Spine Program at Princeton Spine and Joint Center. https://princetonsjc.com/ After graduating from the University of Scranton, Dr. Funiciello received his medical degree from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Funiciello then received his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident. Dr. Funiciello has extensive additional training in Osteopathic Manual Medicine and often utilizes this skill set to complement his conservative and holistic approach to his patients. Dr. Funiciello has authored numerous chapters and papers and lectures widely. He is consistently rated as one of the best doctors in the country by his peers and by his patients.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

amazingmbc ,

Very Informative

Very informative. These episodes go into great detail. They help give a greater understanding of the pain that people are going through. Wonderful episodes every time.

BTM81 ,

Educational and illuminating

Hard to believe that this is only the first podcast from Princeton Spine and Joint Center! I would highly recommend subscribing because even if you yourself do not experience pain or discomfort, I’m sure there’s someone in your life that does. In this life of stress, sports injuries, osteoarthritis and etc. it’s important to understand about treatment options so one can make informed decisions about their healthcare. Personally I most enjoyed the discussion on joint facet pain since it’s something from which I suffer daily.
Keep up the great work guys!

- Bonnie

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