Jake Berman

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Episode 17: Headaches and Our Top ways to Prevent or Fix this!

  • (1:09): Why do we have headaches in the first place? We will work from the Simplest Fix to more Complex Fix
  • (1:30): Most common reason with the easiest fix to headaches – Dehydration.
  • (2:25): 80 ounces of water minimum in a day for most individuals, 100 ounces or 1 gallon may be recommended for some individuals. There are some people who should NOT drink this much – contact your physician.
  • (3:40): Front load your water – get more than half of the water by 10am.
  • (5:11): For every 8 ounces of caffeine, you need an extra 8 ounces of water
  • (5:45): POSTURE affecting Headaches!!
  • (6:40): Forward chin posture creating an extension of the cervical spine – the suboccipital muscles are overworked, muscles become ischemic, fatigued, and painful –>headaches.
  • (8:05): Posture headaches usually start in the back of the head or base of the skull
  • (10:50): Check out our videos on the chin tuck and the posture videos on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiVIbZ1Ol18
  • (12:00): Other reasons for dehydration – magnesium deficiency, food sensitivities, cortisol elevation
  • (14:00): High cortisol levels can cause blood sugar instability causing interrupted sleep and headaches
  • (14:20): Poor sleep quality can lead to headaches because we are not getting restful sleep, vitamin deficiencies, high cortisol level
  • (15:25): Waking up with a headache can be a sign of Sleep Apnea but also can be related to your Pillow.
  • (15:45): Your pillow affects posture, neck muscles, and sleep which can also lead to headaches. We measure for pillows to ensure your pillow is the perfect fit for you! https://www.bermanpt.com/
  • (21:40): Caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches, sugar addiction can cause headaches

 


 

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Dr. Jake Berman

Dr. Jake Berman

After graduating from the University of Florida, Dr. Jake Berman, PT, DPT sought out mentorship first from Bob Seton in Destin, FL and then from Aaron Robles in Jacksonville, FL. Both of these mentors have 20+ years of experience helping people keep active and mobile so they can enjoy high quality active lifestyles. What Jake found was that back pain was by far the most debilitating pain and the highest factor leading to decreased physical activity later in life.

These experiences are what inspired Jake to specialize in helping people aged 50+ keep active, mobile and pain free despite the aging process. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to alleviate somebody’s back pain so that they can get back to living their best life- especially in Naples! Over the years of helping 100’s of people aged 65-75 become stronger and pain free, one thing for sure has become apparent: “he who rests rots”.

Jake is a firm believer that we become stiff then old, not old then stiff. Seriously, think about it...
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