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Sports Certified Specialist

Sports Certified Specialization

Specialist Certification: Sports In 1981, the APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of sports. The first sports specialist certification examination was administered in 1987. As of June 2016, ABPTS has certified 1,914 sports specialists. Sports Certified Specialist: Why Certify? Certified specialists report that board certification has improved both their personal and professional lives! Increased research and …

Sports Physical Therapy Section SPTS Association

Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS)

The second largest component member of the APTA.

Study Validating Positive Influence of Local Muscle Vibration during Foam Rolling on Range of Motion and Pain

Study Validating Positive Influence of Local Muscle Vibration during Foam Rolling on Range of Motion and Pain

Hyperice, a leader in recovery and movement enhancement technology, recently announced up to a 40 percent increase in range of motion when applying vibration during foam rolling. The findings result from a study utilizing the Hyperice VYPER, which the Hyperice team, including Scientific Advisory Board Chairman, Dr. Michael Clark, and researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including renowned researcher …

Anthony Katz Hyperice

Anthony Katz

Founder, Hyperice Inc

What is a Differentiator for those who Succeed?

What is a Differentiator for those who Succeed?

People function and interact with influence from our personality (human behavior profile), intellect (IQ) and our emotions. (Figure 1) We have a natural tendency for our behavior, but also a learned behavior model. Just as we can learn to increase our intellect, we can learn how to improve our communication and emotional behaviors. Why is it that even though someone is popular, …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

Behavior Change – The Hidden Factor of a Successful Care Plan

Behavior Change – The Hidden Factor of a Successful Care Plan

Behavior change is an often-underestimated factor of a successful physical therapy or sports rehab program. As we all know it takes more than exercising during the time a patient is with you to fix his or her condition. Especially when their visits are limited to a certain number. That’s why we should enable them to do some of the work …

Friederike Aprea

Friederike Aprea

Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Business Development at WebExercises, Inc.

Treat Headaches with Exercise

Treat Headaches with Exercise – Part 1

Cervicogenic Headache Exercises – Treat That Killer Headache With These Exercises Do you see patients with headaches after a whiplash injury? Do they experience pain that seems to start in the neck and then spread to one side of their head or arm? Does moving their head seem to start their headache or exacerbate their pain? If you answered yes …

Michael Lau

Michael Lau

Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California, NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Rehab

Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Rehab

This review gives some background on the development and implementation of low level laser therapy into rehab settings and covers the mechanisms that are thought to operate at molecular and cellular levels in LLLT. Published: PM R. 2010;2(12 Suppl2): S292-S305. doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2010.10.013. Author(s): Hashmi JT, Huang Y-Y, Osmani BZ, Sharma SK, Naeser MA, Hamblin MR This year marks the 50th anniversary …

Brian Pryor

Brian Pryor, PhD

Co-Founder & CEO, LiteCure, LLC

Controversial Topics in Treatment Techniques

Controversial Topics in Treatment Techniques

Controversial topic #1: Icing It’s a tried and true treatment, right? I pull a hammy…ice it. I sprain an ankle…ice it. Any type of injury occurs and I need an immediate treatment…ice it. But is ice really the way we should be going? I learned long ago in grad school, from the one and only Bill Prentice, how to manage …

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

Expert Instructional: The Hyperice Raptor Percussion Instrument

Expert Instructional: The Hyperice RAPTOR Percussion Instrument

THE RAPTOR is a state-of-the art massage system designed to be used before and after sports and fitness activities. It is designed to promote muscle relaxation, keep muscles supple and promote well-being. Its rapid mechanical percussions penetrate several layers of muscle with up to 3600 percussions per minute. THE RAPTOR’s Technology and Benefits Myofasical release mechanism administers deep tissue percussive …

Lenny Parracino

Lenny Parracino, CMT, FAFS

Author, Instructor, International Lecturer

How To Best Spend $250 on New Equipment

How To Best Spend $250 on New Equipment

This year is almost half way over, so if one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to invest in new equipment and products for your office, now’s the time! It’s obviously important to spend your resources wisely, which is why we’ve compiled a list of items that can help you refresh your facility for under $250. Retail Section Must-Haves: Pillows, …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

May is Posture Month

May is Posture Month

Are people already lining up for their Posture Month checkup? I’m going to show you how a simple posture picture can deliver a ton of information in a short amount of time. Take note of how easy it is to relay your findings to a patient when you look at each area of the body by PostureZone®. Explaining posture by PostureZone® …

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Posture Expert, Author, Speaker, Clinician