Total Physical Therapy Bernardsville New Jersey

Last December I tripped over a concrete parking strip in a dimly lighted parking garage and ruptured both quadriceps tendons. I had surgery to reattach them and required intensive physical therapy. A close friend recommended Total Physical Therapy and I am so glad that he did. Dimitry Polyakov is a bio-mechanical genius. I have been working with him to improve my flexibility, strength, and balance since my surgery and have made great progress.

At 77, I knew that rehabilitation was a going to be a challenge but under Dimitry’s watchful eye, skillful manipulation, and knowledgeable exercise prescription, I have been improving daily. Going from groin to ankle braces and a walker to a walking stick and finally to walking freely, Dimitry gave me incremental challenges that have lessened my pain and improved my life. I am so thankful that I found him.

Dimitry spent an hour one-on-one with me each visit and I worked diligently on the exercises that he prescribed. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Mel Cornin, Ed.D.

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STOP STRETCHING YOUR HAMSTRINGS‼️ There’s a better way to get them to let go! Find out WHY they feel tight.☝️

This guy said he had tight hamstrings, BUT by the end of our 2nd session in 8 days, he was able to almost palm the floor for the first time in his life‼️

NO stretching was performed during PT or at home😮! Just TEACHING him how to create tension with his hamstrings, abs & glutes while working on inhalation & exhalation 💨 in a proper orientation so his pelvis & ribs could get into an ideal position.


Questions? Reach out to us & we can chat‼️ 💥

Total Physical Therapy Summit New Jersey

We had a blast teaching a phenomenal group of healthcare practitioners the amazing assessment & treatment approach of Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT,) this past weekend. This was our 3rd year hosting the Level 1 Module.

We were introduced to this coursework five years ago & it truly revolutionized our practice from the inside out in almost every way. This approach helps answer the ‘WHY’ to many of our patient’s problems & goes really well as a adjunct assessment & treatment partner to other techniques in our arsenal💪

What is truly amazing is that the more time you have with patients, the more you can utilize what you spend so much of your time, effort & money learning. In today’s healthcare environment, time is definitely the unicorn of variables.

What’s even better is being able to give back & teach the next great group of therapists the tools of the trade. It’s up to them to create the practice of their dreams & allow themselves to have time to apply what they’ve learned.

Total Physical Therapy Summit New Jersey

We had the very good forture of being able to host our third Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1 Course this past weekend. There were practitioners as far away as France and Canada who were able to attend and learn from Eric Nelson, lead instructor as well as myself and a few other practitioners who have been utilizing this method as part of their assessment and treatment programs.

Our Summit, New Jersey office is located inside Crossfit Veracity, a Crossfit gym located in the heart of downtown Summit. We are part of the community of Summit, New Jersey and aim at providing concierge physical therapy services to patients who require the best care possible with results that are worth their investment.

We offer free consultations to prospective patients in all three locations.

Total Physical Therapy Bridgewater NJ

TJ Martino was on hand helping out the future of soccer ⚽️ at Top Corner Sports in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Movement screenings for injury risk prevetion at SALA (Scholar Athlete Leadership Acadamy Central,) were provided for athletes that are part of the soccer program. TJ was able to meet with the coaches and discuss results of biomechanical faults that plague high-level soccer players after the screenings were performed.

Our Summit, New Jersey office is located inside Crossfit Veracity, a Crossfit gym located in the heart of downtown Summit. We are part of the community of Summit, New Jersey and aim at providing concierge physical therapy services to patients who require the best care possible with results that are worth their investment.

Total Physical Therapy Summit New Jersey

How do we get our patients better❓We teach 1 patient at a time‼️

You cannot get someone to stay out of pain if they don’t move well first! How do you move well? You have to teach. How can you learn if your PT doesn’t take the time out to teach, show, practice & review what you’re doing & how you’re doing it

Taking videos, pictures, slow-motion videos, etc. and sharing them with your patients makes a huge difference.

These are all tools that we use to educate our patients so they don’t just feel better today, but feel better tomorrow and stay better 1 year from tomorrow. 💥 #movehealchange

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Heard on a @timferriss podcast recently & it really resonated with me‼️

Fits most applications in our world as well as yours. What’s your pace? Is it appropriate for your goals, dreams, aspirations❓ When do you want to get “there❓” #movehealchange
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We tell most clients who are interested in our services that we want them to learn how to treat themselves rather then relying on us to treat them. Of course we do treat our patients, but ultimately we wish for them to understand their injury and their pain. We need them to learn how to move better and be aware of their posture and movement patterns. We want them to practice their movements and learn their movements between sessions. This creates patterns and habits that then replace the compensatory strategies that created their pain in the first place.
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This allows us to treat our clients 1-2x/wk for only a few weeks instead of having someone commit to spending hours upon hours each week being stuck in physical therapy getting passive modalities and relying on someone else to ‘fix’ them rather then learning how to fix themselves.