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Can Using Vibration Technology Help Give You a Boost?

Can Using Vibration Technology Help Give You a Boost?

WHOLE BODY VIBRATION HISTORY: While the origins of WBV fitness were first developed in ancient Greece, our current history stems from the Russian Space Program’s research and use to reverse bone and muscle loss in their cosmonauts, use by their Olympic athletes resulting in major Olympic victories – finally shared beyond the wall where NASA adopted the technology and still …

Mohsen Kazemi

Mohsen Kazemi

RN, DC, FRCCSS(C), DACRB, FCCPOR(C), MSc., PhD (candidate)

The Future of Proprioceptive Training - Small Nerve Stimulation

The Future of Proprioceptive Training | Small Nerve Stimulation

When you hear the words “proprioceptive training” what comes to mind? If you do a Google image search for these two words you will get hundreds of pictures demonstrating balance exercises on unstable surfaces. Despite the popularity of these unstable surfaces how effective are they for improving balance or proprioception? Surprisingly, not as good as their manufacturers would like us …

Dr. Emily Splichal

Dr. Emily Splichal

Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist

Can Superfeet help your patients with low back pain and other conditions?

Can Superfeet Help Your Patients with Low Back Pain and Other Conditions?

Superfeet: The Original Support since 1977 Superfeet® founders, doctors Dennis Brown, D. SC (Hon) and Chris Smith, D.P.M., combined over 90 years of experience and biomechanical expertise to develop the distinct Superfeet shape. Pioneers of prescription graphite orthotics at their Northwest Podiatric Laboratory, Dennis and Chris found that the majority of people – upwards of 80% – would benefit from a biomechanically correct insole. …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Tips and tools for becoming a Shoulder expert

Tips and Tools for Becoming a Shoulder Expert

Former Major League Baseball and USA Men’s National Team Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Shows You How You Can Treat and Prevent Painful Shoulder Injuries Athletes whose sports require them to swing or throw achieve amazing feats of power and precision with their bodies. Baseball pitchers often throw fastballs at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour into …

Sue Falsone PT

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

Intro to Soma Training

Intro to Soma Training

Dr. Guy Voyer, a world-renowned osteopath and the creator of the Soma Therapy/Soma Training programs, says it best, “why address the contents before correcting the container?” FASCIA Undoubtedly, within the last decade, across the US, there has been an increase in awareness of fascia in manual medicine and performance therapy. Yet, this global connective tissue is nothing new to the …

Jason Amstutz

Dr. Jason Amstutz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CCSP*, RTP, CSCS

Challenges and Opportunities Independent Physical Therapy Clinics are Facing

Challenges and Opportunities Independent Physical Therapy Clinics are Facing

DO THE RIGHT THING FOR LOWER BACK PAIN PATIENTS Healthcare expense has been rising for the past decade, impacting American consumers, hospitals and governments. It seems that the upward trending of healthcare cost will stay, at least for some time. There are a lot of factors that impact on healthcare costs for Americans. If we dive into the detail of medical …

Jerry Durham

Jerry Durham

Clinical Instructor, Nationally Recognized Physical Therapy Expert and Host of the Podcast "Healthcare DisruPTion."

Journal of Pain Research: High-frequency nerve stimulation for treatment of chronic low back and lower extremity pain

Journal of Pain Research: High-frequency nerve stimulation for treatment of chronic low back and lower extremity pain

Fixed-site high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for treatment of chronic low back and lower extremity pain Journal of Pain Research 2016:9 469–479 Objective: The objective of this study was to determine if fixed-site high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (FS-TENS) is effective in treating chronic low back and lower extremity pain. Background: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is widely used for treatment of chronic pain. General-purpose transcutaneous …

Can Stretching Make You Stronger?

Can Stretching Make You Stronger?

Whether to do static stretching or not can be a very contentious issue. On the one hand, static stretching (especially intense stretching lasting >60 seconds) is known to reduce force in subsequent exercise. Many strength coaches therefore recommend against doing static stretching before a workout, or before a practice or competition, when working with athletes. On the other hand, inter-set …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

SQUAT PERFORMANCE

Individual Differences in Squat Performance – Part I: Mobility

One of the biggest misconceptions I see and hear when working with various fitness coaches is that there is a certain way to squat. Knees must be positioned in a certain spot, feet must be pointed a certain direction, and coaches try to force their athletes to squat in these exact positions. Unfortunately, I’ve seen this wreck serious havoc on …

Dr. Zachary Long

Dr. Zachary Long

Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach

ProjectMove Integrated Movement Strategies

Upcoming Event: Integrated Movement Strategies Workshop

Integrated Movement Strategies | May 19-21, 2017 ProjectMOVE | Littleton, CO This seminar will include exploration and integration of movement theory, manual medicine, and psychology to improve the way we move. Cost: $499 Target audience: DC, DO, PT, ATC, Acupuncturist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Coaches, Body Work Therapists, Exercise Physiologists & Kinesiologists, Movement Specialist (Dance, Yoga, Pilates, instructors), Movers! Speakers Line Up: …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Founder of IntelliSkin Posture Apparel and Co-Medical Director for the Association of Surfing Professionals