Are You an Outcomes Expert? Will You Be Attending the Clinical Outcomes Summit?

Clinical Outcomes Summit- Highlight Speaker: Daniel Lord, Physical Medicine Program Manager at Crossover Health Written by Selena Horner What do Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Intuit have in common? An innovative healthcare delivery model. Daniel Lord, the Physical Medicine Program Manager at Crossover Health, assists these self-insured employers in providing health care on-site (or very near site). The Crossover Health vision changes a provider’s …

Dr. Daniel Lord

Physical Medicine Program Manager at Crossover Health

Patient Engagement Tips to Achieve “Triple Aim”

“If patient engagement were a drug, it would be the blockbuster drug of the century . . . and malpractice not to use it.” -Leonard Kish- Neuroscientist turned Healthcare entrepreneur Multiple studies have shown that patient engagement leads to better treatment outcomes, and it has been identified as a critical component for a successful treatment plan. For example, a study …

Dave Cruz Webexercises Patient At Home Exercises

Dr. Dave Cruz

Sports Medicine Doctor, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Inflammation:The Most Important Conversation You Should Be Having with Your Patients

nflammation – Definition and Explanation Inflammation is, in essence, the body’s first-line response to injury. Think of it as your body’s emergency flare—inflammation is a way for your body to protect itself from further injury and to recruit recovery materials to an injury sight. Swelling widens the pathways to speed the process up and causes short-term discomfort to limit the …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for MeyerPT

Leadership and CS at the 2019 PPS Conference

Join us at MeyerPT Booth #426 And find out more about the innovative products and show specials we’re excited to share this year at PPS! 2019 PPS Annual Conference The Premier Event Designed For Physical Therapy Business Management October 30 – November 2 | Rosen Shingle Creek | Orlando, FL The PPS Annual Conference strives to provide the most current …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Sequential Pulse Compression’s Effect on Hemoglobin Concentration

Below is an interesting study regarding the potential benefits of products providing Sequential Pulse Compression – such as the NormaTec PULSE 2.0 system – and their effects on the lower extremities when utilized as a recovery tool. Kelly A. Brock, Lindsey E. Eberman, Richard H. Laird IV, David J. Elmer and Kenneth E. Games Context: Several interventions are available to reduce …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Movement Assisted Taping Integration Course

November 15–17, 2019 San Diego, California The 3-day DNS Taping Integration Course is designed to introduce the concepts and principles of DNS as well as integrate taping/bracing strategies to facilitate and enhance assessment, treatment, training, and movement of the athlete. Come and join us for this unique and innovative course designed to focus on application and interaction in order to …

Steven Capobianco

Dr. Steven Capobianco

Medical Director for RockTape

Hands-on Techniques for Identifying Lower Limb Pathologies – Online CE’s

Vasyli Medical Continuing Education Progressive Professional CE courses for clinicians, teaching hands-on techniques for identifying lower limb pathologies and dispensing custom fitted orthotics. NEW! ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAM The Vasyli Medical story encompasses more than 35 years of professional dedication to understanding lower limb biomechanics and proper foot function. We are excited to introduce a new online platform that will easily and …

Should You Be Using Iontophoresis with Your Patients?

“Iontophoresis is an electromedical method of delivering chemicals through the skin to a specific anatomical site. This electrochemical treatment avoids the potential adverse effects of medicating a local problem systemically while allowing for a much more concentrated drug dosage to the pathological site.”         -Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD Iontophoresisor EMDA (electromotive drug administration) is the process of transdermal drug delivery by …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Orthotic Fabrication for MCP Joint Instability

Thumb metacarpal-phalangeal joint hyperextension Patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the basilar thumb joint often have difficulty maintaining joint stability in the MCP joint during pinch activities. The MCP joint hyperextends instead of staying in a flexed position. While common in patients with osteoarthritis, MCP Joint Instability can also occur in the following injuries or pathologies: Joint laxity and/or hypermobility, e.g. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. …

Talking with Patients About the Benefits of Topical Analgesics

In many cases, the best thing you can do to help a patient recover from a musculoskeletal-related injury, or decrease the likelihood of an injury occurring in the first place, is to get the patient moving and condition proper biomechanics. Topical analgesics are a great way to slightly reduce the pain signal so your patients can make it through their …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education