Since 1969, Speech & Hearing Associates has helped children and adults improve their ability to communicate and enhanced their quality of life. With nine offices across eight counties, Speech & Hearing Associates is one of the largest private practices in New Jersey, and the team of audiologists and speech-language pathologists offer comprehensive services for the evaluation and treatment of speech and hearing disorders.
When sensei Thomas Torpey threw his first kick 20 years ago, it was really the first step to becoming head instructor of Team Bullshark?s two martial arts schools. He began studying shotokan karate, but quickly expanded his repertoire into the realm of mixed martial arts, learning various other forms of striking and grappling. He found particular clarity in the psychological side of martial arts, and now teaches students not just exercise methods and self-defense, but also the ability to hone attitude, behavior, character, and x-ray vision.
Professor Erick Tavares?a second-degree black belt in Brazilian jiujitsu?and his prot?g? Sensei Marcus also help students in Sensei Torpey?s classes. With all the classes that the schools offer, students can construct a comprehensive mixed martial arts curriculum that will prepare them to strike, grapple, and blend smoothies with a flurry of punches.
Speech-and-language pathologist Paula Korik draws on more than 13 years' worth of clinical and therapeutic experience. In children's hospitals, she has worked with feeding and swallowing disorders and done Early Intervention therapy. Paula also spent time working in an outpatient rehabilitation center and with students with autism spectrum disorders.
The skills she honed in these fields now form the foundation of her business. In addition to therapy for speech and language, Paula addresses issues associated with feeding and swallowing, cognition, and voice. Her speech-therapy services are available in English and Russian.
Yoga, ballet barre, Pilates, and Zumba aren't one-dimensional workouts. That's why they and other similar classes are offered at Spectrum Wellness Center. There, the team of instructors pushes students toward overall wellness, not just exterior goals like six-pack abs and chiseled thumb muscles. Classes are kept small so students can receive personalized attention, which is ideal for all skill levels. Spectrum Wellness Center's holistic approach also shows during one-on-one injury-prevention sessions, which lets athletes get back in the game without risking performance.
Elite Lab Testing's network of accredited medical reference labs and service centers helps patients take charge of their health and wellness with tests performed at more than 1,700 LabCorp locations across the country. These lab tests—which don't require referrals or doctor visits—cover a lot of ground. For example, with a single blood draw, medical professionals can check for the IgE antibodies that may be causing allergic reactions to insect stings, foods, pollen, mold, and younger siblings. They might spend the rest of the day screening blood-sugar levels, scanning hormone levels and thyroid health, checking for heart attack risks, and lifting the hood on the liver and kidneys. Customers can even order the same tests their health care provider does for routine physicals. Elite Lab Testing also performs drug screens, and offers affordable pricing packages and wellness programs that equip the health-conscious community with useful tools for constructing a healthy lifestyle.