David Berman

David Berman is a nationally recognized and highly sought after expert and educator in outpatient physical therapy. He currently practices in Arvada, CO.

The Benefits of Physical Therapy Before Knee and Hip Replacement

Physical therapy is commonly prescribed following both total hip replacement and total knee replacement surgery. Common problems following these types of surgery include: Post surgical pain Post surgical swelling Gait impairment requiring the use of an assistive device such as a walker, crutches or a cane The need for scar management to promote proper healing …

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The Key To Relieving Chronic Low Back Pain

In a new article posted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Dr. Tadhg O’Gara, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon states that “The key to avoiding lower back pain is keeping pressure off your lower lumbar discs (and) that means keeping an arch to your lower back.”(1) In other words – the position of your spine can have a profound …

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Exercise Helps Decrease Pain and Increase Function For People With Hip Arthritis

I’m always excited when research confirms something that I’ve seen first-hand in my physical therapy clinic. In this case – new research shows that an exercise program can help patients with hip osteoarthritis. The program (called the Tübingen exercise approach) resulted in a statistically significant decrease in pain and an improvement in physical function as …

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The Best Way For Overweight Adolescents to Lose Fat

New research shows that the best way for obese young adults to lose weight (and body fat) is to regularly participate in an exercise program that combines anaerobic (aka resistance training) with aerobic (aka cardio) exercise. The results also show that the exercise groups did better than the diet alone group. In my experience the …

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