Bert Reid

  • PT, DPT
  • Olympic Physical Therapy/Olympic Core Orthotics
  • Middletown, RI    
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Bert Reid received his Master’s Degree from URI in 1993. He graduated cum laude from Tulane U. in New Orleans, LA in 1987, where he was the captain of the varsity golf team and Academic All-American. He recently finished his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Mass. General Hospital. the MGH Doctoral program was focused on Research-Based clinical measurement tools with an emphasis on Biomechanical Functional and Sports Rehab.

Bert has taken over twenty-five advanced training seminars in specialized topics ranging from foot and ankle biomechanics, functional rehabilitation, performance training, rotator cuff/shoulder and throwing mechanics, mechanical low back and neck pain, Team Physician Sports Medicine, jaw pain, advanced orthotic fabrication through traditional methods as well as the AmFit Precise model, and many more.

In 2008 Bert completed a 10 month Fellowship in Functional PT Rehab and Sports Biomechanics through the G.I.F.T. Program of the Gray Institute. He is a NikeGolf Fitness Certification. He also passed the exam of the Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional. He conducts Golf Fitness Training seminars and classes. He has worked directly with elite runners including Olympic Medalists, Div. 1 collegians, pro golfers and tennis players as well as Navy SEALS, Team Puma pro sailors and others. Bert has also worked as the sideline medical care specialist for the Narragansett High School Football Team for over 17 years based on his training with the ACSM Team Physician courses. In 2010 OPT and Bert were inducted into the R.I. High School Football Coach’s Hall of Fame based on the history of Olympic’s involvement and donations with all of high school sports.

Expert Articles by Bert Reid

Neck and Back Pain

Chiropractor or physical therapist can alleviate lower back pain

Expert Articles Sponsored by Bert Reid

Accident and Personal Injury Law

Car accident? Know the facts in filing insurance claims
Expert advice when you are involved and hurt in a car accident
Preparation is key to overcoming a medical malpractice situation
Protect your health and accident case with a traumatic brain injury
Take action to avoid becoming a victim of medical malpractice
Essential advice for filing a worker's compensation claim
How to file a successful product liability lawsuit
What to do when assaulted or attacked by someone
Expert advice for veterans on successfully suing the VA
Expert advice for consumers when filing and litigating a civil lawsuit
Be prepared when suing for wrongful death due to medical malpractice
Before signing a waiver, you should consider this expert advice
Sue for medical malpractice due to misdiagnosed breast cancer
Should you settle or go to court for a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Know how to file a workers' compensation claim when injured at work
Advice for what to do if your homeowner's association is sued

Fitness and Exercise

Women: Work out with the confidence and feel awesome afterwards
Use hypnosis to enjoy exercise and create a fit and healthy body
Perform a great massage on your loved one at home the right way
Achieve your fitness goals while staying injury-free at the gym
Even with a busy schedule, you can still workout and get in shape
Live healthier by doing yoga with this expert advice for beginners
Cross training is important for overall fitness and to prevent injury
Stretching and warming up is essential to a quality workout
Achieve your fitness goals to help you look and feel great
Increase muscle strength and flexibility to help you avoid injury
Integrating technology into your fitness plan to optimize workouts
Stay in shape with a workout designed for your blood type
Cardio exercise is one of the most important parts of your workout
Don't let business travel ruin your exercise routine or your health
Find motivation to workout when other obligations weigh you down
No more excuses. Get back on a healthy track with physical activity
Workplace workouts can increase health, wellness and productivity
Dieting and working out at the same time? This advice is for you
How to stay motivated to exercise and become a healthier you
Find time to exercise and stay healthy even with a busy work schedule
Increase your strength and balance through exercise

Caring for Aging Parents

Advice for elderly families in transition
Help your elderly parent maintain independence with good communication
Get help caring for an elderly parent with this expert advice
Get long-term care that is the right fit for your elderly parent
Discussing difficult life issues with aging family members
Managing the stress often associated with family caregiving
Minimize the holiday blues for seniors suffering from depression
Talk openly by starting a care conversation with aging parents
Preserve the dignity of your elderly parents by caring for their needs
Navigating the challenges of becoming a caregiver to aging parents
Advice for seniors moving to a smaller home or retirement community
Advice for managing the depression of your aging loved ones
How to best approach your parent on moving into a nursing home
How to find a good home care agency and stay in your home
Loved ones can help seniors though the progression of Alzheimer's
How to ensure the safety of your aging parents behind the wheel
Maximize rewards and minimize stress when caring for aging parents
How to help and support your aging parents as they grow older
Advice on what to do when an aging loved one wants to hasten death
Pay careful attention to your elderly parent's hospitalization
Adult children can help their aging parents manage hearing loss

Joint Pain

Get relief with advanced treatments for chronic muscle and joint pain
Get treatment for chronic joint pain associated with arthritis
Know what osteoarthritis is to help you alleviate and treat symptoms
Mesenchymal stem cells can help you in the treatment of osteoarthritis
Treat pain and fatigue symptoms associated with fibromyalgia
Find relief for joint pain with help from multiple treatment options
Manage joint pain with moderate exercise and help from your doctor
What is Arthritis?
A Thai massage can help relieve joint pain and relax your body
Use acupuncture as an integrative medicine to relieve joint pain
What you eat and how you exercise can prevent foot and joint pain
Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
Use Chinese herbal medicine to help manage chronic joint pain
Choose a trustworthy orthopedic surgeon to help manage joint pain
You don’t have to live with the daily pain associated with arthritis
Get diagnosed early to help optimize treatment for arthritis
Know the different treatments for osteoarthritis and how they help
Relieve chronic pain from osteoarthritis with knee replacement surgery
Carpal tunnel syndrome: Common symptoms and advice for getting help
You may not need a total knee replacement after a serious injury
Reduce and prevent pain when living with joint hypermobility
Take a stand against gout: How to detect and manage the disease
Reduce your knee pain and gain flexibility while exercising

Neck and Back Pain

Gentle stretches, heat, and ice can help you alleviate lower back pain
Chiropractor or physical therapist can alleviate lower back pain
Enjoy a relaxing and healing massage with a skilled massage therapist
Spinal cord stimulation is a great way to help treat back pain
Interventional therapy: reduce back pain and increase functionality
Relieve neck pain and stiffness at the first sign of discomfort
Expert advice for preventing neck stiffness from sleeping
Expert advice for alleviating and getting treatment for neck pain
What to do if you wake up with pain from a bad crick in your neck
Help overcoming and relieving lower back pain and sciatica
Help treating a slipped disc and getting back to full health
Alleviating back pain now saves money and discomfort in the future
How to treat chronic pain with Rolfing structural integration
Is your workspace spine-friendly? Ergonomics to reduce pain
Find relief from lower back pain through chiropractic care
Swedish massage therapy helps alleviate pain in your neck and back

Injuries

Some first aid advice when you dislocate your shoulder
Know how to treat a concussion right away to prevent brain damage
First aid advice to assess and treat a lower back injury
First aid advice for the treatment of a pulled muscle
What to do if your child experiences a concussion or blow to the head
Surgery is not your only option for treating an ACL injury
Advice for choosing a brain injury rehabilitation program
Get back on your feet again after a hamstring injury with rehab
How to avoid and recover from a knee injury caused by running
Choose a physical therapist with the right experience and credentials
Patient Advocacy: What to do when a loved one is hospitalized
First aid advice if you experience a groin pull or strain
What to do if you tear your Achilles tendon
Essential advice for ensuring a successful ACL injury rehab
Treat a hamstring injury with proper rehabilitation and recovery
Proper treatment of an ankle injury can prevent long term problems
How to most successfully treat a lumbar herniated disc injury

Aging and Longevity

Your elderly parent fell? This could change everything
Choose a trustworthy and qualified caregiver for your elderly parent
Empower yourself as a senior because you deserve a better lifestyle
Prevent falls as a senior by creating a safer living environment
Discover in-home healthcare options that are safe and comfortable
Live longer and feel younger by delaying old age as late as possible
Embrace the change of moving into an assisted living facility
Choose a qualified in-home caregiver from a reliable provider
Keep your independence with the help of an in-home care agency
Reduce the effects of aging using vitamin and nutrient supplements
Overcome your fear of death by embracing love and happiness
A life coach can help you reduce stressful decisions in retirement
Planning and preparation can help with the care of aging parents
Age gracefully with a positive attitude, strong mind and healthy body
Expect spiritual expansion and change when experiencing hospice
Forgetful? Memory enhancement is still possible as you age
Help managing Parkinson's disease symptoms and getting treatment
Embrace hospice as a guide on the journey through terminal illness
Ensure you track and take your medications on time
What can older adults expect from assisted living communities?
Understand Alzheimer’s disease and the care options available
Using modern technology can help elderly people with dementia
Age beautifully and gracefully to help stay healthy and happy
You may be able to stay in your house with home care assistance

Dude Ranch

Discover adventure and relaxation on a family dude ranch vacation
How to have a memorable Old West dude ranch experience

Caring for Teens and Adults with Disabilities

Teens with special needs must prep for transition to adulthood
Achieving inclusion for college students with special needs
Caring for an aging sibling with disabilities entails teamwork
Negotiating adulthood as a teen or young adult with disabilities
Tailoring sex education to teens and adults on the autism spectrum
Supporting postsecondary success for teens with learning differences
Students with disabilities must plan for postsecondary education
Building connections and community for teens with disabilities
Recreation can help teens with needs transition to community life
Helping teens with autism spectrum disorder prepare for college
Teach kids with social learning challenges to become independent
Preparing teens with special needs and learning issues for college
Making college a reality for youth with intellectual disabilities
Sexuality education is vital for teens with intellectual disabilities
How can individuals with disabilities seek and pursue employment?
Help teens on the autism spectrum to navigate social relations
Person-directed planning can empower individuals with autism
Explore postsecondary options for students with learning differences
How can parents help youth with special needs to become adults?

Bipolar Disorder

Pediatric bipolar disorder and ADHD: differences and getting help
Advice for getting treatment for bipolar disorder
Find a balanced treatment plan when diagnosed with bipolar disorder
Use acupuncture to help alleviate symptoms of bipolar disorder
If you think you have bipolar disorder, now is the time to get help
Have a healthy relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Advice for helping your teenager overcome OCD
To help you treat OCD, you need to develop mental strength
Advice for spouses and partners with obsessive compulsive disorder
Reach out for support to help manage symptoms of postpartum OCD
Teens - Don't be afraid to ask for help with OCD

Adoption and Foster Care

Providing optimal integration for a newly adopted older child
Preparation and communication are vital for a successful adoption
Navigating the wonderful and overwhelming journey of adoption
Ease the transition to adoption and minimize the stressful journey
Supporting your adopted children as they try to fit in at school
Help your adopted kids by understanding the challenges they face
Embrace discussion about birth parents with your adopted kids
Adoptees can utilize the Internet to safely connect with family
Build resilience strategies with your adoptive or foster family
Parents can create long-term connections within blended families
Expert advice for making the adoption process smooth and enjoyable
Adoptive parents must recognize and manage post-adoption depression
Advice on socialization for internationally adopted children
White parents raising adopted children of color must grasp racism
Preparation is key when welcoming a foster child into your home
What every adoptive parent should know about search and reunion
How can foster/adoptive parents meet the needs of traumatized kids?
The sequential path from childhood to mature adulthood
Bringing home your newly adopted child: Managing the transition
Adoptive parenting: Building bonds of strong, healthy attachment
What you need to know about adoption searches and social networking
What adoptive parents need to know about financing your adoption
Helping adopted and foster children navigate their early trauma
Building healthy attachment with adopted children is crucial
Help adopted kids understand their birth heritage via open dialogue
Expert advice for making first contact with birth family members
Strengthen your adoptive family by building trust and connections
Keep foster children safe from the dangers of sexting
Seek advice and professional help when adopting a child
Hire an attorney when adopting to protect you and the child
Expert advice on breastfeeding your baby by adoption or surrogacy
Strengthen the health and behavior of adopted children via feeding

Cancer

Expert advice on undergoing breast reconstruction due to breast cancer
Take a DNA test to avoid a breast cancer biopsy misdiagnosis
Integrate acupuncture and Western medicine to help treat cancer
Advice on getting lymph node transfer for lymphedema patients
Recognizing moles and skin as cancerous and getting help
Maintain your femininity when diagnosed with breast cancer
Breast cancer treatments: How to choose the best option for you
Cancer rehabilitation can help you recover and tolerate treatment
Mohs micrographic surgery can help treat skin cancer
Advice for getting proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer
Little known things that can reduce your cancer risk
A patient’s survival guide: Prevent medical mistakes and misdiagnosis
Prevent cervical cancer with early detection and education
Advice on helping a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer
Preventing melanoma starts with protecting your skin from UV rays
Find the right dermatologist to remove precancerous moles
Steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer
What to expect and how to prepare for undergoing chemotherapy
Advice on treating and managing cervical cancer
You can reduce the risk of skin cancer and enjoy the great outdoors
How to manage lymphedema when undergoing cancer treatments
Stay positive when diagnosed with cervical cancer
How to emotionally cope when you are diagnosed with cancer
Prepare for surgery by speaking with your anesthesiologist
A trusted healthcare team can help manage and treat ovarian cancer
Manage your chronic pain while going through cancer treatment
Prevent skin cancer by protecting yourself from harmful sun exposure
Finding support will help you manage ovarian cancer

Men's Health

Recognize symptoms of erectile dysfunction and get help
Using marijuana can be a contributing factor to erectile dysfunction
Using marijuana can have adverse effects on male fertility
Address the psychological effects of erectile dysfunction (ED)
Satisfy her and have better sex by reducing premature ejaculation
Men's mental health issues are often misunderstood, get help now
How to speak with your loved one about erectile dysfunction
How men can supercharge their fertility

Self-Guided Improvement

Use the law of attraction to help you attract good things in life
In life be happy and thankful to help reduce worry and anxiety
Convince yourself that change is possible and it is what you want
Spiritual healing is a great way to find happiness and prosperity
Experience joy in your life by focusing on similarity and happiness
Increase motivation by setting realistic and achievable goals
Achieve sustainable results by setting goals with a clear focus
Forgiveness is the key to transforming life and finding happiness
Smiling helps boost your mood, increase happiness and lower stress
Get the happiness you deserve and need with this advice
Start your New Year's resolutions early to help achieve your goals
Find success by living with a purpose: You can achieve your goals
Change your mindset and change your life
Achieve happiness by living more mindfully through meditation
How to be happy and single on Valentine’s Day
Learn to cope and embrace a chronic illness diagnosis
Don't let difficult and oppressive people undermine your happiness
Advice for dealing with a setback and getting back to your goals
How a life coach can help you achieve your goals
Hiring a personal coach can help you take control of your life
Finding happiness and feeling loved: How to become a better you
Mindfulness: A way to resolve stress, anxiety, and free your joy
Mind your manners: proper etiquette at a formal dinner table
It is time for you to start living a happy and liberated life

Menopause

Regain your health when suffering from perimenopausal symptoms
Expert advice on getting hormone replacement therapy with pellets
Break the myths of menopause to help celebrate this natural change
Symptoms to look for when suspecting menopause
Expert advice on treating and preventing hot flashes during menopause
Prevent weight gain during menopause with this expert advice
Expert advice for living with someone going through menopause
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help during menopause
Advice for selecting a bio-identical hormone therapy for menopause
Testosterone replacement therapy can help women during menopause

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic and dermal fillers create younger looking skin without surgery
Choose the right injectable facial rejuvenation treatment for you
Feel younger, build confidence and look sexier with mommy makeover
Collagen injections and dermal fillers help smooth out wrinkles
Rhinoplasty or nose job can improve your facial appearance
Breast implants or augmentation can restore a youthful contour
Liposuction is an excellent way to contour areas of unwanted fat
When getting plastic surgery, go with a board certified surgeon
Make an informed decision before undergoing breast implant surgery
Obtain balance, contour, and dimension by getting facelift surgery
A breast lift can enhance your overall appearance and youthful contour
Advice for men on getting calf augmentation (implants)
Male breast reduction can give you a natural looking chest
Short scar facelift and neck lift surgery helps you look younger
Get upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and look younger
Revision rhinoplasty improves the look of your original procedure
Choose the right surgeon for your liposuction procedure

Golf

Plan the ultimate Hilton Head golf vacation for leisure and recreation
Expert advice on planning the dream golf vacation with the family
Playing golf has many health benefits and can help you stay in shape
Excel at golf by developing a strong mental game on and off the course
Plan a fun family vacation at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Expert advice on choosing a golf instructor to improve your game
Expert advice on choosing the right golf clubs for yourself
Spend time at the driving range to help improve your golf game
Help dealing with the mental stress of playing in a golf tournament

Running

Advice for running ultramarathons
Boost core strength with yoga in your running program
Advice on how to prevent running injuries
Advice on nutrition fueling for the marathon to maximize energy
Running can heal your heart and strengthen your soul
Advice on how to improve your triathlon time in your next race
Proper hydration for runners and endurance athletes
What every runner must know about returning to running after injury
Muscle strengthening and stretching can prevent running injuries
Advice for first timers on training and preparing for a Marathon
Take your running to another level and hire a running coach

Health Insurance

Manage your health savings account
Selecting disability income insurance
Why you need travel insurance for your trip
Purchasing travel medical insurance
Dealing with a family member's long-term care insurance
Considering a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
No longer covered by your parents’ health insurance?
Buy travel medical insurance for a safe study-abroad experience
Best pet insurance policy to protect your cat or dog and budget
Long term care insurance ensures you're covered for medical costs
Know how to navigate the Affordable Care Act to get the best coverage
Recent college grads should understand their health care options
Prepare for higher medical costs during senior and retirement years
Plan ahead for Alzheimer's and obtain long-term health insurance
Advice for women on getting long-term care insurance
Health and disability insurance can protect you when playing baseball
How to get the right health insurance coverage for you and your family
Protect your family's financial security with the right insurance
Determine your need to buy a long-term care insurance policy
Think ahead when purchasing a long-term care insurance policy
How to apply and receive veteran's benefits and services
How to mitigate and avoid the denial of a health insurance claim
Understand the financial benefits of voluntary insurance
Advice to recent college graduates on buying necessary insurance
Insurance coverage you need to protect your teenage children
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