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Are diet supplements safe?

As a paramus physical therapist I’m often questioned about the use of dietary supplements for orthopedic conditions and weight loss.  The ability to lose weight for  a patient with any joint related problem can  sometimes help them  avoid or delay the need for surgery.   I recently found a government web site that addresses supplement issues and was produced by experienced Registered Dietitians who work at the USDA’s National Agricultural Library as Nutrition Information Specialists.
It is important to consider the commercial interests of any supplement company.  We hope this site can provide guidance in providing a safe and effective supplement for you.  Please consult your physician and pharmacist to decrease the chance of a adverse reaction to other medications or medical conditions.  In addition to the information on this site you have access to Registered Dieticians for health related questions by email.  Just follow this link at
In order for any patient to receive individualized advice on your nutrition, weight loss and supplement needs I recommend a local registered dietician Amy Boltz Regina, RD from the Hartzband Center for Hip and Knee Replacement in Paramus, NJ.  We have had several patients that have consulted with her and  have had only positive things to say about her knowledge and realistic approach to nutrition.
 Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus, NJ provides orthopedic and sports physical therapy services for the greater Ridgewood, Paramus, and Bergen County region.  This blog is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. The views expressed here are the author’s views and should be taken as suggestions. Always consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner before engaging in a physical therapy or rehabilitative program.

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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