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The “3Rs” Release, Restore, Retrain

We all know that an exercise programs should be a cornerstone of an effective care plan. This especially holds true for conditions that are primarily caused by muscle imbalances or dysfunctional movement patterns. Research also shows that exercise is instrumental in preventing and treating chronic pain. But we also know that patients often prefer to avoid exercise during episodes of …

Friederike Aprea

Friederike Aprea

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

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion – Part 2

Although the characteristics of shoulder and elbow passive range of motion (PROM) measurements in the overhead throwing athlete have been well documented, these measurements are highly variable according to the population studied (e.g., baseball pitchers vs. non-pitchers; professional vs. high school athletes), the motion measured (e.g., internal rotation [IR] vs. external rotation [ER]), and the technique employed (e.g., moving the …

Kyle Yamashiro

Kyle Yamashiro, PT, CSCS

President and Owner - Results Physical Therapy and Training Center

Make sure your patients play an ACTIVE role in their health and fitness goals

One of the “success philosophies” we have in our clinic is: “Get patients healthy, but also, educate them on what they should be doing outside your clinic to help them reach their goals.” Sometimes that second part gets lost in diagnosis codes, billing codes, authorization, number of visits… but ultimately many times it proves to be the most important part of …

Dr. Alan Sokoloff

Dr. Alan Sokoloff

Doctor of Chiropractic, DACBSP, Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, team chiropractor for the Baltimore Ravens, POWERplay in Sports executive board member.

Six facts about dry needling

Six Facts About Dry Needling

Dry needling has become one of my most used modalities in my clinical practice. The more I learn about it, the different techniques, the physiology and how to apply it to injury, performance and recovery, the more I use it, and the results keep improving. There are several misconceptions and general misinformation out there regarding dry needling. Hopefully I can …

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

Hours of Long-Lasting Pain Relief in Under An Hour

For years, Biofreeze® topical analgesics have provided pain relief for patients with musculoskeletal discomfort, including delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) which as we all know is muscle soreness experienced 24-48 hours after strenuous or unaccustomed exercise. DOMS is caused by inflammation that produces swelling within muscle cells (it’s not the lactic acid, folks!). Researcher Michael Rogers PhD, CSCS, head of the kinesiology …

Dr Phil Page PT TheraBand Academy

Dr. Phil Page

PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, Director of Clinical Education and Research at the Thera-Band Academy.

Genetic Factors in Rotator Cuff Pathology- Part 1

There has been a substantial amount of new research on how the field of genetics is influencing the practice of medicine across disciplines. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, I studied cell and molecular biology at Michigan State University, and I still have a strong interest and appreciation for how genetics impact all aspects of life. Over the past several …

Travis Orth

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Topical Analgesics

Topical Analgesics: Your Secret Weapon Against Pain

Topical Analgesics, including those containing Menthol, Capsaicin, Camphor and other healthy natural ingredients have been used by health and fitness professionals for years as a tool for helping patients get quick, lasting relief from musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. Some of these indications include: Sprains and strains DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness) from strenuous work or workouts Nerve pain Aches and …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching Drill on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion

Rafael F. Escamilla, PhD, PT, CSCS, FACS; Kyle Yamashiro, DPT, PT, CSCS; Tony Mikla, DPT, MSPT, CSCS, XPS; Jeff Collins, ATC; Keith Lieppman, BA; and James R. Andrews, MD Investigation performed at California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, CA Part 1 Background: A glenohumeral internal rotation (IR) deficit or a total rotational motion (IR plus external rotation [ER]) deficit in the …

Kyle Yamashiro

Kyle Yamashiro, PT, CSCS

President and Owner - Results Physical Therapy and Training Center

Hyperice VYPER™ helps users achieve rehab and fitness goals faster

Combining vibration with self myofascial release has been shown in a recent study to increase flexibility and improve mobility and functional movement. Read below: Foam rolling interventions The VYPER™ (Hyperice, Irvine, CA) foam roller was used for all interventions. The VYPER™ is a cylinder of high-density foam, measuring 30 cm long and 15 cm in diameter. An embedded vibrating motor facilitates local muscle …

Friederike Aprea

Friederike Aprea

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

A History of Dry Needling

As a follow-up to my original article on Dry Needling versus Acupuncture: The Ongoing Debate I wanted to share some additional info from the article by Dr. Kehua Zhou that touches on the history of Dry Needling (DN) and acupuncture. Once again, if you were to read any article that speaks to DN and acupuncture living together, please read this info below …

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