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When Injury Strikes, We’re Here to Help You Strike Back

At the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine, we understand that sports injuries can be more than just setbacks – they can disrupt your passion and performance. Led by renowned orthopedic specialists Dr. Steve Paragioudakis and Dr. Marc Menkowitz, our dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive care to athletes of all levels, ensuring a swift recovery and a return to peak performance.

Evaluating Your Unique Injury & Treatment

Sports injuries are not one-size-fits-all; they vary in nature, severity, and impact on athletic abilities. At CFRS, our mission is to unravel the complexity of sports injuries, offering tailored treatment plans that address the unique needs of each athlete. Whether you're a professional competitor, a weekend warrior, or someone who simply loves staying active, our expertise covers a wide range of sports-related conditions.

The CFRS Approach to Sports Injury Care

Rapid Response Acute Injury Care

When an unexpected injury occurs on the field or court, immediate and effective care is crucial. Our rapid-response team at CFRS is equipped to handle acute injuries – after appropriate emergency care is accessed, of course - including fractures, sprains, and concussions. Our goal is to minimize downtime and facilitate prompt healing.

Orthopedic Surgery for Sports-Related Injuries

In cases where surgical intervention is necessary, our skilled orthopedic surgeons are ready to perform top-tier procedures. From torn ACLs and rotator cuff tears to joint reconstructions, CFRS specializes in orthopedic surgery to repair and rehabilitate sports-related injuries, ensuring a comprehensive approach to your recovery.

Personalized Physical Therapy Programs

Recovery extends beyond the operating room, and our cutting-edge physical therapy programs are designed to optimize your rehabilitation. We focus on rebuilding strength, improving mobility, and addressing the root causes of sports injuries to facilitate a complete and lasting recovery.

Injury Prevention Strategies

Prevention is a key aspect of our approach to sports injuries. Our expert team provides customized training programs and guidance to minimize the risk of injuries. Biomechanical assessments, proper warm-ups, and targeted exercises are integral components of our injury prevention strategies.

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Conditions Treated at CFRS Include:

Muscle Strains and Sprains

From minor strains to more severe injuries, our targeted treatments expedite the healing process for muscle strains and sprains, allowing you to get back to your favorite activities with confidence.


Whether it's tennis elbow or Achilles tendonitis, CFRS offers effective therapies to alleviate pain and promote recovery, tailored to your specific condition.

Fractures and Dislocations

Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in fracture reduction and joint realignment, ensuring a swift return to the game for athletes with fractures and dislocations.

Cartilage Injuries

Utilizing the latest techniques, CFRS addresses damaged cartilage, promoting effective healing and restoring joint function for athletes dealing with cartilage injuries.

Overuse Injuries

Acknowledging the unique challenges faced by athletes prone to overuse injuries, we tailor treatments to provide relief and prevent recurrence.

Why Choose CFRS for Sports Injury Care?

Individualized Treatment Plans

At CFRS, we understand that every athlete is unique. Our treatment plans are tailored to your specific needs and goals, ensuring a personalized approach to your recovery journey.

Experienced Specialists

Dr. Paragioudakis and Dr. Menkowitz bring decades of experience in orthopedic medicine. Their expertise ensures that you receive the highest quality care and guidance throughout your treatment.

Advanced Technology

We leverage the latest diagnostic tools and treatment modalities to optimize your care. Our commitment to staying at the forefront of medical advancements ensures that you receive cutting-edge treatment.

Multidisciplinary Approach

Our team collaborates seamlessly to provide comprehensive care under one roof. From diagnosis to surgery, physical therapy, and beyond, we are with you every step of the way.

Concierge-Level Service

Your well-being is our top priority. At CFRS, we offer concierge-level service to ensure your comfort and convenience throughout your treatment journey.

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Rediscover Your Active Lifestyle with CFRS

The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine is your dedicated partner in overcoming sports injuries. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Edison, Shrewsbury, or Toms River locations. Don't let sports injuries hold you back. The CFRS team is here to help you reclaim your peak performance. 

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