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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»

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 toContinue 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»

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 mineContinue Reading»

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 workingContinue Reading»

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 theContinue Reading»

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 handsContinue 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»

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