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Randolph Pain Relief Welcomes Dr. Luis Lopez, Physical Therapist (and Spartan Athlete!)


There’s a new face at Randolph Pain Relief and Wellness Center; Dr. Luis Lopez, DPT, LPT, holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and specializes in Outpatient Orthopedics. He’s worked with patients recovering from surgery, joint replacements, and sports and fitness injuries. He’s also an avid athlete himself (Warrior Dash, Spartan races, City Challenge, half marathons, sprint triathlons) and understands from both the clinical and athletic perspective what it takes to quickly rehab and recover from sports and fitness injuries.

Dr. Lopez likes a good mystery. ”Being a physical therapist is actually a lot like being a detective” explains Lopez, “every patient is different, and you have to look at each of them individually in order to get to the bottom of what’s going on so you can help them get back to their previous level of function.” He continued, “A patient might come in with symptoms that don’t always point to a clear-cut diagnosis, so that’s where a lot of the problem solving comes into play.”

When Dr. Lopez started college he knew he wanted to pursue a career in the health sciences, but wasn’t very familiar with the physical therapy profession at the time.  “I was always interested in the medical/health sciences as well as fitness and wellness.  When I learned more about physical therapy, I saw that it combined elements from all of these areas and brought them together into one profession.” Lopez said.  After doing more research about the profession and volunteering at different physical therapy clinics, it just reaffirmed to him that that’s what he wanted to do.

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He chose Randolph Pain Relief because of their approach with their patients. “As a physical therapist, I feel like I’m in a partnership with my patients.  It really is a two-way street,” he explained of his own treatment philosophy. “I can help them get better, but in order to get the most out of their treatment they need to do their part as well, such as adhering to any recommendations or exercises that I prescribe for them to do at home. Patients don’t usually mind that, though”, he continued, “I always explain as clearly as possible how each component of their program will help them get better, and most of the time they’re fully on board once they understand how important it is for their recovery.”

Dr. Lopez is passionate about what he does. “I’ve been really fortunate in my ten years as a physical therapist.  From the very beginning of my career, I was immediately exposed to a wide variety of patients with very different diagnoses and conditions, including post-surgical, sports injuries, chronic pain, and even some neurological cases.”  This early exposure allowed him to gain valuable experience and confidence in his ability to treat different types of patients.

“One thing I learned right away is that when it comes to this profession, you can be book-smart, but unless you know how to work with and relate to different types of patients, you might be limited in your ability to help them recover from their injuries,” Lopez said. “Each patient will present with different personalities, life experiences, and ways of coping with pain, all of which will influence how they recover – so you can’t assume that everyone’s the same.”

Lopez feels he has been lucky to have worked alongside other very talented, experienced physical therapists over the years. “So whenever I’ve come across a patient with a diagnosis or condition that I’m not familiar with, I’ve been able to tap into the knowledge and expertise of my colleagues and work together with them to help our patients get better,” he explained

As someone who advocates a healthy and active lifestyle for his patients, Dr. Lopez knows how important it is to practice what he preaches and be active himself. “I’m always trying to find different ways to stay active and physically fit.  I regularly do strength and cardio training at the gym, but I’ve also trained for and participated in several endurance and obstacle races including Warrior Dash, Spartan Race, and City Challenge,” he explained.  He has also completed a few half marathons and sprint triathlons.  “Training for these events has given me an appreciation for my athlete patients who have suffered a setback in their training due to an injury, and it has allowed me to understand how important it is for them to recover from their injury and get back to competing and doing what they love to do,” said Lopez.

The Randolph Pain Relief & Wellness Center provides injury rehab and chronic pain management tailored to each patient’s priorities with physical therapy, chiropractic care, medical massage, acupuncture and chronic pain management.


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If You Can Answer "Yes" To Just One of These Questions Come to Morris County's Health, Fitness & Fun Fest This Sat. From 12 -3 p.m.

March 22, 2018

1. Are you ready to get out of the house and have fun?
Morris County's Health, Fitness & Fun Fest takes place Saturday, March 24, from noon - 3 at Randolph Middle School.

2. Do you have a soft spot for furry animals?
The Middle School PAWS Club ...

County College of Morris Performing Arts and Cultural Events Spring 2018 Season

March 16, 2018

APRIL 2018:

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Wednesday through Saturday, April 11-14
7:30 p.m., Saturday matinee 2 p.m. Student Community Center Dragonetti Auditorium

The Broadway Theatre is crumbling and closing! To pay homage, past performers of the “Weismann Follies” have gathered there for a reunion and final goodbye to the historic landmark. Journey through ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

March 10, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  It's been a rough week for residents due to power outages and storm related damages. Maybe a little distraction? Morristown has parades, dances, farmers markets, crafts, and much more this weekend.  


Friday March 9

Celebrate Dr. Seuss (rescheduled from 3/9); Morris County Library; Celebrity Readers from 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Morristown High ...

Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign UDrive. UText. UPay. to be carried out locally from April 1 – April 21

March 22, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ-- Law enforcement officers from the Randolph Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.

Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such ...

Randolph Seniors Assist in Student-Led "March for Our Lives" to Take Place in Morristown, Mar. 24

March 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown and surrounding-area students are planning to participate in a movement called 'March for Our Lives' taking place on Saturday, March 24. Part of a nationwide movement to pass common-sense gun legislation in America, the students plan on gathering in several places across the state of New Jersey, including Morristown, Montclair, Maplewood, ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, March 24, 10:00 AM

Primrose School of Randolph, Randolph

Open House


Sat, March 24, 6:00 PM

Mountain Lakes Club, Mountain Lakes

Lakeland Youth Symphony 60th Anniversary Gala

Arts & Entertainment

Randolph Speech and Debate Team Attend Harvard Invitational

March 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Speech and Debate team drove up to Harvard to compete at the 44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament on February 16-19. Bringing in its largest group of students in years, – around forty competitors – the team was quite successful. 

The Harvard invitational is the largest forensics tournaments of the season, bringing in hundreds of teams ...

Delayed Opening for Randolph Township Schools on Thursday

March 21, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Township School District has announced  that all schools will have a 90 minute delayed opening due to the forecast for icy conditions.

Bus pickups will be delayed 90 minutes. 

This means that Randolph High School will start the day at 9 a.m., Randolph Middle School at 9:35 a.m. and Center Grove, Fernbrook, Ironia and Shongum ...

Randolph Athletic Hall of Fame Elects The Class of 2018

March 22, 2018

At its March meeting, the Randolph Athletic Hall of Fame Committee elected the following to be inducted as the Class of 2018.  The Induction ceremony will take place in October.  Exact dates and details will be forthcoming in the coming weeks.

Male Athlete  Bill Cuff, wrestling, 1973
Male Athlete: Glenn Guerin, wrestling, 1973
Female Athlete: Janet Kerrigan, ...

Randolph Recreation Wrestlers Shine at NJ Kids State Championships

RANDOLPH, NJ- 9 Randolph Rec Wrestlers qualified for the NJ Kid’s Wrestling Championship Wrestling Tournament this weekend.

With 12 Wrestling Mats and 1000+ Wrestlers, this 2 day event in Trenton is considered one of the toughest in the country.

"The results below are monumental for any program or club and are a testament to ...

Spring Break Make- Up Day Planning Suggestion to Randolph Board of Education and Administration

March 19, 2018

As a former school administrator, I was in charge of making the school’s yearly calendar. 

I worked with the staff to determine the calendar each March for the coming school year.

Each year we including a statement explaining specifically, the manner in which snow days (over 4) would be made up.  

This method of planning provides the students, families, and staff with ...

CCM Cultivates Women in the Field of Horticulture and Landscape

March 21, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ —Men primarily work in the fields of landscape, design and maintenance. Change agents in the field, Brian Oleksak, chair of the Department of Landscape and Horticulture Technology (LHT), County College of Morris (CCM), and Susan Cohan, adjunct professor, and other LHT faculty are spearheading efforts for women to take advantage of the many opportunities these industries can ...

President of Randolph Chamber of Commerce One of Many To Be Honored at the Boy Scouts of America 23rd Annual Morris County Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner

WHIPPANY, NJ- Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local community members at the Boy Scouts of America 23rd Annual Morris County Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Thursday, April 19th at The Hanover Marriott in Whippany at 6:30 pm.  This year’s honorees are Reynaldo Caudillo, Bruce Jones, Michael Lupton, Ron Morano, Lou ...

Local Boy Scouts Invite Alumni to Gathering on March 19th

Were you a Cub Scout?  Did you earn the rank of Eagle Scout? Maybe you served as a volunteer at one point? Then this is the event for you.  All former Scouts and vounteers are welcome to attend the  Black River District Alumni Gatheirng. The event is hosted by the Patriots’ Path Council Alumni Committee and being held on Monday, March 19 at 7:00 pm at the Rockaway River Barn ...

Atlantic Health System’s Dr. Linda Gillam Recognized with American College of Cardiology’s Top Honor

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, FACC, the Dorothy and Lloyd Huck Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System, with the 2018 Gifted Educator Award.

The Gifted Educator Award is presented to a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology who has demonstrated innovative, outstanding ...

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider.

The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at Newark Liberty ...

National Student Walk Out: MCST Students Have Had #Enough

March 21, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ- On Wednesday March 14, nearly one million teenagers across the country stood up and walked out of school as part of a nationwide protest calling upon Congress to take action against gun violence. I am proud to have been one of them.

Undeterred by the small size of the school, my friends and classmates at Morris County School of Technology in Denville, NJ participated in the ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


National Student Walk Out: MCST Students Have Had #Enough

March 21, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ- On Wednesday March 14, nearly one million teenagers across the country stood up and walked out of school as part of a nationwide protest calling upon Congress to take action against gun violence. I am proud to have been one of them.

Undeterred by the small size of the school, my friends and classmates at Morris County School of Technology in Denville, NJ participated in the ...