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Golf: Over Swinging = Losing Distance

Golf: Over Swinging = Losing Distance

So we’ve gone over the proper body mechanics required for the golf swing and how improper use of those body mechanics leads to back pain and losing distance off the tee. We also now know that the twisting/turning motions of the golf swing are supposed to come from your upper back (thoracic spine) and yourContinue Reading»

Back Pain and Losing Distance Are Directly Correlated

Back Pain and Losing Distance Are Directly Correlated

In America low back pain is the number one reason why male golfers stop golfing. In addition, statistically speaking, 80% of all Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their life. It just so happens that golfing significantly increases your chances for experiencing low back pain, especially after the age of 50 yearsContinue Reading»

How to Add More Distance to Your Tee Shot

How to Add More Distance to Your Tee Shot

Golf is one of the most common sports played among retired Americans, especially in Florida! The number of golfers exponentially increases in Naples Florida where I was born, raised, and started my Physical Therapy practice Berman Physical Therapy. You literally cannot drive more than 3 minutes anywhere in Naples without passing a golf course. AtContinue Reading»

Too Subjective To Be Objective

Too Subjective To Be Objective

Dr. Jake here again!We’ve all been in pain before, and we all try to figure out what the heck is going on. We ask our friends, our trainers, our coaches, and our doctors, and sometimes they lead us toward the right answer.BUT, there are a lot of WRONG answers!Let’s look at back pain, for example.ThereContinue Reading»

The 6 Most Common Causes Of Back Pain And How To Treat Them Naturally Without Painkillers Or Dangerous Spinal Surgery

The 6 Most Common Causes Of Back Pain And How To Treat Them Naturally Without Painkillers Or Dangerous Spinal Surgery

Only read this if you’re seriously concerned about your back pain AND interested in avoiding painkillers, waiting in doctor’s offices, and dangerous spinal surgery. My goal is to show you some really simple ways to start getting relief TODAY!1. Weak LegsThat’s right, I said weak legs. Your legs are supposed to be the most powerfulContinue Reading»

The Reason Your Back Tightness Won’t Go Away

The Reason Your Back Tightness Won’t Go Away

Hey, it’s Dr. Jake Berman! Welcome to my blog! One of the most common things I hear on the first phone call with new clients is,“My back has been bothering me for X amount of time…my MRI/X-rays say that I have degeneration, herniation, bulging, etc…”  Many of those people have tried core strengthening, back stretches, painContinue Reading»