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 …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

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 …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Damian Lillard and The Science Behind Biofreeze

Whether it’s the dull throb of overworked muscles or the soreness of aching joints, pain effects millions of patients every day. Many of those people could be YOUR current or future patients. They probably have questions about their course of treatment and may want to know why you use Biofreeze Pain Reliever. You know the product works; but the video …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Why Royal families used Matcha Green Tea to help with fasting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=707&v=S5W1XBf8d-I Matcha Tea Health Benefits: Assists in Weight Loss, boosting calorie and fat burning. 130 times the antioxidants of brewed green tea. ORAC antioxidant score of 1,573 – a very high level, even compared to goji berries (253), dark chocolate (227); pomegranate (105); wild blueberries (93); acai berries (60); and broccoli (31). High in chlorophyll. High in L-Theanine, which reduces …

Thomas DeLauer

Nutrition and Business Performance Coach

Physical Therapy Trends- Value Based Retailing Part 2

In Part 1 of this series on Physical Therapy Trends, we touched on the subject of Value Based Retailing. Here in Part 2 we’ll walk through a few more important topics in the Health and Fitness space, offer solutions to help you address challenges with your patients, and highlight effective products that many PTs are successfully retailing in their clinics. Keto …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Activate the Endocannabinoid system with PEA

Activate the Endocannabinoid system with PEA to calm excited nerves and soothe physiological stress Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is an extensively researched natural ingredient for important neuroprotective actions.*(4) This ingredient has been utilized for decades and is available in dietary supplements an option for the onset of physiological stress.* PEA is an endogenous fatty acid amide that belongs to the family of …

Dr. Michael Murray

Chief Science Officer

6 Components Necessary for a Successful Clinic

Training PTAs and clinical staff to provide the best patient outcome and experience has always been my focus and passion as a practice consultant. So far in this series, I have covered administrative excellence, outstanding customer service, and educating and closing the patient as key tenants of this training, but there is still much more to learn. Throughout the past …

Lori Allen

Featured Presenter and Educator

Do You Ice an injury? Should you?

No matter what conflicting reports or headlines you’ve come across in the last few years telling you “NOT TO ICE” . . . the truth is there’s no definitive research that supports completely discontinuing the use of localized cryotherapy with your patients or athletes. There are definitely some claims that have been made over the years with regards to ice’s …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Are you a Leader…or a Follower?

Here is the reality . . . growth actually comes through our experience of being both a leader and a follower. It’s like the two sides of a coin. We readily think of mentoring others for leadership, but why can’t we also model how to be a good follower? Last year, while traveling abroad, I came across an olive-wood carving …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L