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North Jersey Physical Therapy Associates
BS, PT, CCTT, CODN
490 Schooley’s Mountain Rd
CAROL COTE, PT, CCTT, CODN
Carol received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College in 1980. She became certified in Neurodevelopmental Science and trained with top physiatrists in myofascial pain and fibromyalgia. She studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and attained certification in Beijing, China in 1987. As a current TMJ/TMD expert, Carol trained at University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in temporomandibular dysfunction in 1993 and attained certification. Carol was an early adopter of, and continues to be a strong advocate of Dry Needling, since she received her training through Myopain Seminars in 2011. Since receiving certification, Carol has advanced her needling techniques to reset muscle memory, habit and how muscles work together as a key cause of chronic muscle pain.
Carol’s extensive training and over 34 years of experience in treating TMJ/TMC, soft tissue, spine and repetitive strain injuries makes her highly skilled in these areas. She is the founder of North Jersey Physical Therapy Associates, leading five other therapists in Morristown, NJ and Hackettstown, NJ since 1989. The focus remains on TMJ/TMD, Orthopedics Sports Medicine, Headaches, Fibromyalgia, persistent pain and soft-tissue dysfunction, which is commonly undiagnosed.
She has become nationally known for her spearheading of work in the soft-tissue area - diagnosing, treating and providing relief to patients with complex conditions... offering them hope and healing while focusing in on treatment of headaches, orofacial pain, trigeminal neuralgias and jaw disorders.
Carol understands the soft-tissue dysfunction of the head, neck and jaw pain. She utilizes dry needling, myofascial release, neuromuscular reeducation and manual therapy techniques as well as key exercises for sustained pain relief.
In addition, Carol has served as a Corporate Ergonomics Safety and Injury Prevention physical therapist and consultant to industry. She is currently a member of the following groups: the American Physical Therapy Association including Orthopedic, Sports Medicine and Women’s Health, The International Association for the Study of Pain and The American Academy of Orofacial Pain.
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