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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 you could whenRead 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 deathsOver 70,000 injuriesOver $12 BILLION in monetary lossesSo let’s talk about sleep. (It could be life or death!) We know that the recommended amount of sleep is eightRead 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. A lot of people treatRead 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 is planning toRead More…

What The Heck Is Wrong With My Knee?

What The Heck Is Wrong With My Knee?

Dr. Berman again with some CRUCIAL information! Here’s something we hear a lot in the office: “I had to stop playing golf/tennis because my knee bothers me so much!” “What is that sharp sensation in the front of my knee?” “Why does my knee feel like it’s going to give out?” “Why did my friend’s knee get better and mineRead More…

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