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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…

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 powerfulRead 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…

Knees Out—You’re Doing It Wrong

Knees Out—You’re Doing It Wrong

Hey, it’s Dr. Berman again! Let’s talk about working out. If you’re the type of person who’s constantly in the gym and works with a trainer or coach (like I do!), pay close attention this week! Have you ever been told by your coach or trainer to push your knees “out” while squatting or deadlifting? As workingRead More…

Do You Take My Insurance?

Do You Take My Insurance?

Dr. Jake Berman here again! Physical therapy has gotten a bad rap over the past 20+ years and it’s time to shed some light on why. From what I hear (I wasn’t practicing back then), the 80’s and early 90’s was the heyday of physical therapy. You could see one patient per hour, bill theRead More…

X-rays? No Way!

X-rays? No Way!

Hey, it’s Dr. Jake Berman! Welcome to my blog! In a previous blog, I talked about how western medicine tends to treat the symptoms of back pain and not the actual cause – how doctors tend to focus on pain medicines and X-ray/MRI results to guide their treatment of your symptoms without actually putting their handsRead More…

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, painRead More…

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