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What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Health

What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Health

Hey, it’s Dr. Jake Berman! How are you sleeping? Good? Okay? Not sure? If you’re having trouble sleeping, the culprit may be your sleeping position! The way you arrange your body in bed plays a major role in the quality—or lack thereof—of your sleep! There are three main sleeping positions: back sleeping, side sleeping, andRead More…

The Awful Truth About Orthotics

The Awful Truth About Orthotics

Hey, it’s Dr. Jake Berman! It’s time to get political. I’ve been passively sitting by watching our country walk its way down the drain, and I can’t keep quiet any longer! It’s time to express my feelings! It’s time to let the cat out of the bag! It’s time to bring truth to America! It’sRead More…

Don’t Fall! Here’s A Simple Balance Test

Don’t Fall! Here’s A Simple Balance Test

Hey, it’s Dr. Jake Berman! Let’s talk about balance. It’s one of the most common things people want us to help them with when they come in to the clinic! Balance is something we take for granted until it’s taken away. Remember when you used to do cartwheels or spin around as fast as youRead More…

ZZZZZZ Driver Fatigue

ZZZZZZ Driver Fatigue

DRIVER FATIGUE – DID YOU KNOW: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in… Over 1,500 deaths Over 70,000 injuries Over $12 BILLION in monetary losses So let’s talk about sleep. (It could be life or death!) We knowRead More…

13 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Probably Already Have

13 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Probably Already Have

Hey, it’s Dr. Jake Berman! Have you ever wondered why your muscles are so sore the day after a hard workout? It’s INFLAMMATION! Inflammation is the swelling or bloating that causes extreme tenderness in the muscles. Every workout causes microscopic damage to muscle fibers; the inflammation process repairs this damage during the following recovery period. ARead More…

Squatting vs Deadlift

Squatting vs Deadlift

Hey, it’s Dr. Jake Berman! Let me ask you: what’s the last thing you picked up off the ground? Maybe it was a golf ball on hole 18. Maybe it was a full laundry basket, or one of your children/grandchildren. Maybe it was the newspaper off your front step this morning. Whatever it was, youRead More…

Ice is Nice

Ice is Nice

Hey, it’s Dr. Jake Berman! Ice or heat as an anti-inflammatory? It’s one of the most common questions we hear regarding back trouble here at Berman Physical Therapy, and there are a number of things to take into consideration before we can answer it. (Spoiler alert, it’s ice.) The first thing to take into consideration:Read More…

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.ThereRead More…

5 Ways To Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy

5 Ways To Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy

Hey, it’s Dr. Jake Berman! This blog goes along with the concept that “pre-hab” is always easier, less painful, and cheaper than “rehab.” DISCLAIMER: Even if you think this blog post doesn’t apply to you, it does! Maybe you’re not having a baby, but you know someone who is, or you know someone who isRead More…

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