Dr. Dimitry Polyakov quickly assessed my herniated disc issues, including a major spinal shift, and prescribed a sampling of exercises from multiple philosophies (PRI, McKenzie, DNS & another i don’t remember, but worked the best!). He is the MMA master of PT philosophies, fully versed in all techniques that are effective, and it was clear to me he sets aside time to keep up with newer philosophies as they become proven.
He was able to get me to fully recover in about 6-7 sessions over the course of about 6 weeks, which was remarkable. He does a great job video-recording the exercises and utilizing the cloud to allow access during the week so you can do the exercises between sessions. Dimitry is a passionate coach, and has some elite athletes as clientele. While he is not the least expensive PT per session, if you value your time, I argue he will get you results in much fewer sessions compared to standard PT centers. So long as you are disciplined and do your homework between sessions, overall cost of recovery probably the same. Highly recommend Dimitry!
The pelvis is involved in nearly everything we do from basic bodily functions to elite athletic endeavors. Situated at the base of the spine, the pelvis connects the upper body and lower body and it also serves as the foundation of our core while supporting our internal organs. With so many forces acting on this area, the muscles and joints in and around the pelvis are susceptible to imbalance which in turn can impact muscles and joints throughout the body.
While typically thought of as a condition that only affects pregnant and post partum females, problems with the pelvis can affect anyone at any age and stage of life. At Total Physical Therapy we address pelvis mechanics, pelvic floor function, and how the pelvis interacts with the core, lower, and upper extremities.
Through individual assessment and treatments, we work with our clients to improve alignment, function, and strength of the joints and muscles of the pelvis. At Total Physical therapy we work with the pelvis as an integrated part of the whole to help treat pelvic floor dysfunction and leaking, low back and sacroiliac joint pain, hip impingement, nerve impingement like sciatica and pudendal nerve entrapment, symphysis pubis dysfunction, and general rehabilitation during pregnancy and postpartum—no matter how long it has been since childbirth or what kind of delivery you had!
Everyone has a pelvis. Contact us today to set up a consult and discuss how you could benefit from improved pelvic health.
Lauren Beasley Shanaphy working with her client Scott. Individualized attention to detail. Complete focus on treating the cause of pain. Customized post-operative physical therapy treatment sessions. This is NOT your traditional physical therapy practice. Education, prevention and time spent with the client is our way of exceeding expectations and providing unmatched results in a fraction of the time it takes traditional practices to accomplish the most minimal gains.
When the standard is just not meeting your expectations, contact us for a free consultation and find out what physical therapy can truly accomplish.
Total Physical Therapy and Excel Fitness Center have been partners for over 15 years, serving the Bernardsville community and the neighboring towns of Basking Ridge, Mendham, Far Hills, Bedminster and Harding. The natural coupling of premier concierge one-on-one physical therapy with tailored personal training has had nothing but positive influences on the community.
Having the ability to share client information between physical therapy and personal training has had the amazing capacity to have two disciplines working together for a common goal. To get the client to feel better, move better, be stronger, have better balance and to have less pain.
When training for a 100 mile endurance race, calf and hip pain can bring you to a screeching hault. Just taking the hip and/or calf pain away and being able to walk or run pain free is not enough. Pain cannot come back at mile 26 or 56 or 86. Total Physical Therapy has to make sure that the body can withstand the most challenging pursuits without breaking down. That is why we go above and beyond in treating all complaints that present to our office.
It’s not enough for us to get you to be pain free and get you back to doing the things you love. What we strive for is to make sure that you know exactly what to do to not only prevent your injury from ever coming back, but also to make sure that you’re knowledgeable enough to be able to push the needle further and continue to get yourself ‘better.’
I could not recommend Dimitry more highly. After a year working with my chiropractor, trying to get to a point where I could function somewhat normally with constantly painful discs in my neck, I finally gave in and went to a spinal surgeon. I was in constant pain, and unable to enjoy any of the physical activities that I loved.
Lucky for me, the surgeon sent me to Dimirty first, before trying surgery. Dimitry was able to accomplish in one month what my chiropractor could not do in a year… and I never needed the surgery! I am playing tennis now and living a normal, pain-free life! I had to put in the work and do my exercises as instructed, but it was so worth it! Thank you, Dimitry, for giving me my life back!
Dimitry is by far the best PT I have ever seen. He is incredibly knowledgeable and is a great teacher in that he relays his knowledge to you in an understandable way. He treats the root cause of your injury and incorporates a full body approach for lasting improvement. He doesn’t just apply a band-aid or temporary relief as other PTs I have seen. Dimitry teaches you how your body can work for you and heal with the right exercises and movements.
I believe the knowledge and techniques I have learned from Dimitry will last a lifetime. It does take work and it is an investment but completely worth it. I will not go to any other PT than Dimitry ever again. I cannot thank him enough.
Physical Therapists are those that I know all too well. I have a laundry list of injuries stemming from years of abuse playing sports, but mostly from college football. I started having hip pain in 2015 and it began to cripple my daily activities with no hope in sight. I visited various PT’s with little to no success unless I wanted to continue their expensive online program for only $$$$$. Not happening.
Dimitry was my last resort before the knife and I can’t praise him enough. Dimitry is the best PT I’ve ever used simply because he listens. We discussed my concerns and developed a program that would put me back to the life I love inside and outside the gym. Don’t waste more time hoping for a fix and go see the last PT you’ll ever need. Thank you again Dimitry and I wish you all the success in the world. Cheers!
Thank you for helping me become pain free for the first time in 10 years! I have learned so much from you and all of our sessions. After a tough summer I was able to use what I have learned and get back to feeling good again.
I knew at our last session I was getting a sinus infection. Just didn’t know it was already pretty bad. I was sick all summer since our last session. I went through 4 rounds of antibiotics to get my sinus infection to clear up. I had no energy and stopped doing all my exercise. As soon as the pain came back in September I looked up the google doc from you and started to do my exercises again. I knew they would work! I’m getting back on track on my own thanks to you. Thanks again!
Two years into our partnership, Crossfit Veracity and Total Physical Therapy in Summit, New Jersey are here to help our community move better and feel better. Our mutual goal is for you to move better and feel better. You should be able to squat, lunge, jump, run, twist, lift, press, etc., but without having pain.
If there is pain Total Physical Therapy can help. We are here to assess movement dysfunction, correct the imbalances and teach you how to stay in alignment and in proper position so you can move in a pain-free way. If there is no pain with movement, Crossfit Veracity is here to get you stronger and keep you from being out of pain. Contact us for complimentary consultations to see if Total-PT is for you?