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, and stomach sleeping.STOMACH SLEEPERSIf you’reContinue Reading»
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’s time toContinue Reading»
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 whenContinue Reading»
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 eightContinue Reading»
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 treatContinue Reading»
The 12 Things You Don’t Want To Hear Physical Therapists Say 1. “I just saw this technique on YouTube last night… figured I’d try it out on you!” 2. “Wow, I’ve never seen THAT before!” 3. “This might hurt a little…or a lot…” 4. “I THINK that’s normal?” 5.”I missed my workout this morning, soContinue Reading»
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, youContinue Reading»
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:Continue Reading»
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»
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 toContinue Reading»
An American Bulldog named after the Yeti cooler company, Yeti was born in September 2017 and adopted right after that year's Thanksgiving.
His favorite thing to do is greet patients, but he also likes to go on walks—he's an avid stick collector. He is an excellent swimmer and really loves going to the dog park! You can find him in his private suite (AKA Dr. Berman's office!), where he is usually hard at work napping and playing with toys.
Place: The beach
Vacation Spot: Nana's house in Jacksonville
TV show: Wishbone
Film: Homeward Bound
Guilty Pleasure Song: "Who Let The Dogs Out?" by Baha Men
Book: Where The Red Fern Grows
Sport: Stick finding
Team: Hmm...which teams have a bulldog for a mascot?
Hobbies: Finding sticks, swimming, and lizard hunting!!