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Weight Loss and Joint Health

As a physical therapist I have always understood the impact of being overweight and joint pain.  After several years of skiing, rugby and football my left knee has moderate arthritis.  Never seeing myself as overweight, I had a real moment when I lost over 10lbs following two stomach viruses.  My knee felt better than ever! It made me more passionate about advocating that my patients exhaust the weight loss especially in cases of mild to moderate weight loss.  
Recently, I met Amy Regina a local Dietician with the Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacements in Paramus, NJ  for an upcoming talk on diet and osteoarthritis.   She reminded me that for every one pound of body weight lost there has been shown a four pound decrease in  joint stress.  Sometimes physical therapy and weight loss is the necessary combination.    If you are  interested in contacting Amy ahead of our talk you can go to her web site at for her contact information.

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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