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March Recap

Highlights From Our Month

Before we welcome April this weekend, we wanted to recap the month of March! We know that physical therapists are busy, busy people, but it’s important to stay on top of industry trends! In fact, we attended a seminar hosted by Dr. Kevin Wilk earlier this month and got to meet a lot of new faces and educate those in …

Challenges and Opportunities Independent Physical Therapy Clinics are Facing

New Treatment Guidelines Released by American College of Physicians

Low back pain treatment guidelines don’t usually make headlines, but since the February 14th release by the American College of Physicians (ACP) of new recommendations against common drug therapy for “non-radicular low back pain,” the story is in all the media. It’s big news when the world’s largest medical-specialty society (148,000 members) says don’t take drugs because research shows it’s …

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Posture Expert, Author, Speaker, Clinician

Nutritional Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears

Nutritional Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears: Part I

I treat a lot of tennis players with shoulder pain, usually from rotator cuff issues as a result of repetitive stress from overhead motions and overuse. My goal is always to get them back on the court quickly without drugs, injections or surgery if possible. Conventional treatment of rotator cuff injuries typically call for powerful prescription anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers. …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Ankle Sprains

Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are the most common injury in sports and physical activity, estimating to be about 25% of all injuries across sports. Of all ankle injuries 85% involve the lateral ankle ligaments. There is strong evidence suggesting you increase risk of re-spraining your ankle two fold within the first year of spraining your ankle. Every year in the US, lateral …

Arash Rex Maghsoodi

Arash Rex Maghsoodi

Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California

RockTape Medical Director Dr. Steve Capobianco discusses Kinesiology Taping for Low Back Pain

RockTape Medical Director Dr. Steve Capobianco Discusses Kinesiology Taping for Low Back Pain

How can clinicians integrate kinesiology taping into care plans for low back pain patients? The integration of kinesiology taping can be considered an extension of your hands-on therapy. More and more research is supporting the use of taping to mitigate both acute and chronic back pain (1). By simply applying tape to the affected area, a patient can experience improvement …

Steven Capobianco

Steven Capobianco

Medical Director for RockTape

Posture Basics

Improving Posture For Your Patients

Did you know there have been long-standing discussions tying together poor posture and depression? Of course, it’s not shocking that the two are linked. After all, slumping compresses the front of the body and weakens the back, which can impact breathing and digestion. When you think of a confident, happy individual, you most likely imagine a man or woman standing in a …

Lori Harrison

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Youth Sports

Are Adolescent Athletes Prepared for Their Level of Sports Participation?

A great number of present-day adolescent athletes (girls ages 12 to 18 and boys 14 to 18) participate in organized team sports. Many of these young athletes partake in a common theme of sport “specialization” whereby the selection of a specific sport of participation is played year-round, 24/7/365. Many of these young athletes aspire for their sport participation to evolve …

Robert Panariello PT

Robert Panariello

MS, PT, ATC, CSCS, Founding Partner & Chief Clinical Officer of Professional Physical Therapy

4 Strategies To Help Your Patients Conquer Sugar Addiction

4 Strategies To Help Your Patients Conquer Sugar Addiction

In May 2016, the FDA announced changes to the nutrition facts food label that appears on all packaged foods and drinks. Starting in 2018, the new label must clearly state how much sugar the manufacturer added to the product and what percentage of the recommended daily maximum that represents. This is a huge improvement over the current label, which lists …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

The ViPerform Knee Module

The ViPerform Knee Module

dorsaVi ViPerform™provides objective data to accurately assess knee control and mitigate risk of injury, guide training and rehab programs and help determine when it’s safe to return to play. The ViPerform Knee module uses wireless movement sensors and advanced software algorithms to provide a cutting-edge analysis of biomechanical data. Developed to assess knee control in subjects pre and post-intervention, the …

Andrew Ronchi

Andrew Ronchi

CEO of dorsaVi

Phase 2: Shoulder Rehab by Kevin Wilk

Phase 2: Shoulder Rehab

Earn special MeyerPT pricing when registering for the following Kevin Wilk seminars: Denver, CO: March 17-18, 2017 West Palm, FL: April 21-22, 2017 Use the MeyerPT Promo Code MPT50 to receive a 30% off discount. Learn more here. Phase 2: Intermediate Phase Along with progression of the strengthening program, the goals of the second phase in dealing with patients with shoulder pain, is to increase the flexibility, mobility, and …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA