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Testimonials

Sergey Lyass M.D.
Cedars-Sinai Hospital

Dr. Bondarev is an excellent therapist with amazing skills. I was very impressed by my progress and want to thank dr Bondarev. I would recommend dr. Bondarev to anyone who wants fast and complete recovery after traumatic unity. Read more..


Mary Newcomb
Teacher, LAUSD

I would like to tell everyone about the wonders in healing I have experience with Dr. Anatoly Bondarev. Dr. Bondarev brings with him not only Chiropractic training from the U.S., but also traditional techniques used in Europe for generations. These techniques stand him apart from other chiropractors in the States. Read more..

Meniscus

The most common cause of  the knee troubles are meniscus problems. Everybody is pretty much at risk of developing this problem but its usually people involved in sports or heavy physical activity that are at a greater risk of developing such condition. There is no need for me to describe the anatomy of  the knee.  The fact that you’re reading this website probably means you already know a lot about this condition. To make it short, meniscus is a cartilage and it is a problem, since cartilage does not regenerate. Once damaged, it stays damaged.

But human body is a wonderful machine. Its ability for self- repair is amazing. With all scientific knowledge, we still have very bad understanding of this phenomenon. With proper management of meniscus problems you can live the rest of your life without a surgery against all odds (unless there are loose pieces of cartilage inside of the joint, which manifests itself through “locking” of the joint). In this case there is no way to avoid surgery.

When you develop slight or moderate degree of meniscus tear you need to maintain a knee joint in proper functional condition with the appropriate treatment. But what’s important is the fact that even with severe meniscus tear (but without loose bodies in the knee joint) is still quite treatable. I don’t want to lie – the outcome of manual therapy treatment of patients with meniscus problems varies a lot, but what I do know for sure is that it’s always worth of trying.

If you did have an arthroscopic surgery, the post-surgical rehab is obviously very important.  The risk here is a common risk of any so called “physical therapy”. Practitioners usually start vigorous exercise programs without proper restoration of the joint mobility which leads to remote problems with the knee joint. In all fairness the damage of these vigorous exercises is not as dramatic as, let say, the cases of a shoulder problem, but the risk is always there. Just be aware of it.