If you’re an athlete that plays on their feet, ankle sprains are a way of life. The good news is that it does not have to be. Why is it that R sided ankle sprains are more prevalent then L sided ankle sprains? Why is is that R sided feet tend to be more supinated (higher-arched) then L sided feet? Total Physical therapy treats the ankle sprain from it’s source – poor pelvic positioning and resultant femoral displacement in the hip socket.

Reach out to us to find out more about the services that we offer and how we can help you! #movehealchange

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.

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.

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.

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I have previously worked with other physical therapists and, hands down, Dimitry Polyakov and Total Physical Therapy are the BEST! Their focus, caring and responsiveness is unparalleled. Their unique approach generated quick results and not only improved my troubled back but also improved my overall body. The use of instructional videos of my myself to refer to when performing exercises at home enhanced my workouts. It is ironic that I actually enjoyed my time doing PT with Dimitry.

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I initially saw Dimitry 3 years ago when I was diagnosed with a tear in my rotator cuff. The doctor recommended surgery. Dimitry had me fixed up in a short period of time and I never had the surgery. Over the last few years, I have been experiencing lower back issues which have periodically laid me up in bed for 2 weeks at a time. Seeing Dimitry again was my hail Mary. He gave me a brand new back routine which we built upon over the last couple of months. I am optimistic that I will not experience back pain like I have in the past. He is worth every penny!

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After a few years of trying other kinds of PT and all kinds of body therapies, my back has finally improved with the help of Dimitry. After just a handful of appointments, which were spread out so I could do the exercises and get stronger in between, I have seen so much progress. It does take work and discipline to do it, but for anyone who has tried everything and really wants to work on themselves, this approach may be the answer. I am grateful. It is worth the investment.

Posture and alignment

I’ll say this, if you’re living within his treatment area in NJ and are living “in pain” or “off-center” in any way, you really should go see Dimitry Polyakov at Total Physical Therapy.

Here is my story:
We go to the same pool and the kids/parents are all buddies. One day Dimitry came over to me and said, “I’ve been watching you all day and you’ve been standing on your right foot all day.” Then we chatted about life, weight loss, awful posture, and such…. then I became cognizant of it while I was only standing on my right foot. I eventually reached out to Dimitry and made an appointment. He immediately noted that my rib cage was higher and off to the left side of my body and that my right leg was “longer” than my left leg. 3-4 sessions later, my chest was almost level and straight and my legs were basically the same length. I did put in the work and seriously did all assigned exercises as assigned. I’m taller (standing up taller), I don’t have chest pain, and every so often I breath deep down into my flanks (i.e. love handles). For those of you who think you cannot break a sweat doing nothing but deep breathing exercises in various positions, you might be wrong…