How much does physical therapy cost?

Physical therapy prices depend on several factors including the type of practice, the physical therapist’s experience and reputation, and, of course, the location of the clinic. The most common physical therapy practice is medium to large sized clinic with many physical therapists and a gym like atmosphere where the majority of professionals are young and […]

Injury Treatment: Hot or Cold?

Do you know when to use heat or cold therapy for an injury? If not, a recent review article by two University of Washington sports doctors, Matthew Karl, MD, and Stanley Herring, MD, can be your guide. Drs. Karl and Herring point out that the application of superficial heat to your body can improve the […]

My Doctor, My Friend?

All of us want to like our doctors. Certainly we want them to be intelligent and current with medical and surgical procedures and medications. But no one of us wants to face a doctor who is brusque, dismissive and ‘all business.’ We want them to look at us as a whole person, not a set […]

Pain!

The March 7, 2011 edition of Time Magazine was devoted to the discussion of pain and ways to treat it. From spinal cord stimulation by implants, through drug therapies and finally by complementary and alternative medicine that attempts to minimize pain with minimal damage to the body. Implants and narcotic drug therapies carry risks along […]

Verify… Then Trust!

I have been in practice for over forty years, and during those years I developed the name ‘body tuning’ to describe both the philosophy behind my work and the actual art of treating the body as if it were a delicate but out of tune instrument. I have spoken and written about it, articles have […]

The Value of Body Tuning

Jason Alan Griffin, teacher of Nia, Yoga Tune Up®, Strength and Toning, actor and model, shares another observation from his current apprenticeship with me. There is a man, who I see regularly in Shmuel’s office (let’s call him Martin). I couldn’t tell what his complaint was from his posture or his gait or even from […]

Shhh! Body Tuning in Progress

Jason Alan Griffin, teacher of Nia, Yoga Tune Up®, Strength and Toning, actor and model shares his early views of his apprenticeship with me. His observations have been condensed here for your interest.  For more information from Jason, see: jasonalangriffin.blogspot.com “I have been a fitness professional for 20 years. I work with people who are […]