Implications of Whiplash Associative Disorder, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article we discussed Whiplash Associative Disorder and the implications that go along with the condition. Here we’ll discuss some ways you can address the complications and potential rehab strategies. EXAMPLES OF EXERCISES USING VISUAL FEEDBACK Below are some examples of potential exercises — you can also do these without visual feedback. The visual feedback just …

What do the 3 best athletes in the world have in common?

Recently, Lebron James was spotted in Las Vegas wearing our custom made HyperIce Ice Compression Technology. On the same day, the HyperIce VYPER was mentioned in a Sports Illustrated article titled “Living Like Tom” – in which SI writer Greg Bisop documented what it’s like to undertake Tom Brady’s daily workout and recovery regimen. “[Body coach David] Merson and I …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Restoration of Normal Cervical Lordosis through Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression

Unlike axial linear traction, Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) successfully decompresses joints and enhances or restores the lordotic curve. Cervical pain is one of the most common symptoms in today’s society. Indeed, in our personal clinical experience, well over 90% of patients with headache have a cervical component easily observed with physical examination and which reveals abnormal cervical posture. Among other …

Training the Inferior Temporal Gyrus for your ACL patients

Why should you be training the Inferior Temporal Gyrus for your ACL patients ACL injury is prevalent in athletics. Not only are there immediate changes once the injury occurs, but there’s substantial evidence that there are long term changes associated with an ACL, including: osteoarthritis, alterations in gait, changes in body awareness and psychology, and weakness, as well as increased risk …

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Eric Dinkins

PT, MSPT, OCS, Cert.MT, CMP, MCTA, CCI

DOMS Pain Relief That Starts In Less Than An Hour, And Lasts For Several

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 …

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Dr. Phil Page

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

Rehab Strategies for Whiplash Associative Disorder – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article we discussed Whiplash Associative Disorder and the implications that go along with the condition. Here we’ll discuss some ways you can address the complications and potential rehab strategies. SOME EXAMPLES OF EXERCISES USING VISUAL FEEDBACK: Below are some examples of potential exercises — you can also do these without visual feedback. The visual feedback just …

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 …

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Sue Falsone

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

Standing Self-Myofascial Release for the Upper Extremity

The Doc N’ Roll is the world’s first standing foam roller – an exciting and effective new tool to help your patients utilize self myofascial release. Because the Doc N Roll is a stand-up foam roller, it allows you to use your body weight to leverage pressure on the muscles that are typically difficult to release. Plus it eliminates the …

Craig Dossman

Dr. Craig Dossman, Jr.

DC, Creator of Dossman Advantage Taping (DAT), Inventor of MobiLOOP and author