David Goldman, PT
David Goldman SP

David Goldman is the founder of Goldman Physical Therapy, and is currently the Clinical Director at the Englewood, NJ office located at THE GYM. Goldman is a licensed Physical Therapist with a Graduate Degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University.

With over thirteen years of physical therapy experience and being licensed in New Jersey and New York as a MSPT, David’s passion to help people and his devotion to learning, differentiates himself and his practice from others.

After graduating under-grad at Boston College and grad at Columbia University, David worked for the NYC Board of Education treating children with severe physical disabilities and gaining extensive experience in an outpatient physical
therapy setting. He now concentrates his practice in orthopedics, musculo-skeletal rehabilitation, pediatric physical therapy, and the treatment of sports injury.

Goldman has a variety of experience in competitive sports on a recreational, and inter-collegiate level. Before starting his physical therapy graduate studies, Goldman was a state champion wrestler for Randolph High and Boston College.

Goldman is also an outdoor enthusiast who juggles his free time between his three kids and road/mountain biking, running, skiing, mixed martial arts, and hiking.

Affiliations: Co-founder of Chelsea Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, NYC NYU Hospital for Joint Disease Preferred Provider Network Member

Hiking & Climbing

Pick a level spot. Each stretch should be held for 30 sec. Exhale as you lean into the stretch. Don’tbounce during the stretch or push yourself too far. A small burning feeling is all right, pain isn’t.

Calf Stretch

Stand on a flat rock and back your feet up so that your heelshang off the rock. Lower both heels until you feel the stretch in your calves.

Hamstring Stretch
Sit on the ground, legs extended in front of you. Pull the right leg in toward your body as you’d sit cross-legged. Reach for your toes. Make sure to bend at the waist until you feel the stretch in the hamstring. Extend your right leg and repeat the exercise with your left leg.

Standing Leg Stretch
Facing the tree, lift your right leg and rest the heel on the rock or the flat of your foot against the tree. Bend forward slowly from the waist and hold. Return to a standing position and repeat the stretch with your left leg.

Wrestling Strategy

Make your opponent wrestle your style. Force the match & keep him off balance by attacking first & continuously.

If you have reach, speed, or balance on a man, use these to your advantage.

If you are stronger, overpower him. If you are weaker, don’t fight his strength, instead concentrate on perfect technique. Technique will win over strength every time.

If you are in better shape, set a pace he can’t stand but don’t do all the work. Make him lift your weight every time possible.

Never stop wrestling until the whistle blows. This includes not giving up a defensive move until the referee calls the points.

Never let your opponent know that you are tired.

Be a “chain wrestler”, always performing a second move if the 1st doesn’t work. Use holds which blend together, either as a fake to setup, or as a followup.

Running Form

Head Tilt
Let your gaze guide you. Look ahead naturally, not down at your feet, and scan the horizon. This will straighten your neck and back, and bring them into alignment. Don’t allow your chin to jut out.

Shoulders
Your shoulders should be low & loose, not high & tight. As you tire, don’t let them creep up toward your ears. If they do, shake them out to release the tension. Your shoulders also need to remain level & shouldn’t dip from side to side with each stride.

Arms
Keep your hands in an unclenched fist, with your fingers lightly touching your palms. Your arms should swing mostly forward & back, not across your body,between waist & lower-chest level. Your elbows should be bent at about a 90 degree angle.

Ankles/Feet
With each step, your foot should hit the ground lightly-landing between your heel & midfoot-then quickly roll forward. Keep your ankle flexed as your foot rolls for-ward to create more force for push-off.

Biking Diet

Eat aggressively the night before a long ride so your muscles have glycogen in the morning. Emphasize carbohydrates such as pasta, vegetables, bread, whole grains, & fruit.

Eat and Drink During the Ride. Drink before you’re thirsty. Your sensation of thirst lags, so grab your bottle every 15 min and take a couple of big swallows. About every 30 minutes, eat 20 grams of carbohydrate—the equivalent of half an energy bar, several fig bars or half a banana. Some riders prefer smaller portions more frequently.

Hydrate After the Ride. No matter how much you drink on a long ride you’ll finish dehydrated.

Eat for Tomorrow. Muscles replace glycogen better if you consume carbo- hydrate immediately after riding.

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