Consider all 30 muscle groups when training the core

Often times we hear “core” used interchangeably with “abs”. Although the abdominals are a large contributor to the core, there are many more muscles that compose the core— nearly 30 depending how you define the core. Think of the core as a cylinder of muscles around your spine. All these muscles have a role to protect, stabilize, or move your …

Bryce Taylor

PT, S&C Coach, SFMA

The Importance of Equipment Annual Safety Checks and Calibrations

Has this ever happened to you: You’re working with a patient, and as you go to use a piece of equipment you notice that it doesn’t seem to work quite right. This is not only embarrassing for you as a professional running a business, but it can be a potentially dangerous scenario for both you and the patient. Having annual …

Eric Gogolek

Equipment Sales Manager

New CPT Code for the Willow Curve Smart LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) Device

Once again, while we are not recommending any particular code and cannot directly advise you on billing issues, the AMA has recently issued the CPT code below for the Willow Curve device. For more info on products mentioned in this article or for info on current product specials, please contact your personal MeyerPT Account Manager. If you don’t know who …

Dr. Ronald S. Shapiro

MD, PHD, FACP, Medical Director for The Willow Curve

Research Brief from a DPT on the benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy

Research Report on the Willow Curve Background: Tiziano Marovino, DPT, MPH, DAIPM, is senior vice president of Health Strategy and Innovation at the Biogenesis Group, a disease management and senior human performance research center in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he performs clinical research in health economics, measurement studies, and population health. He is an adjunct faculty member at the College of …

Dr. Marovino

Dr. Tiziano Marovino

DPT, MPH, DAIPM

The Scientific Aspects of Smart Laser Technology

“Smart Laser” is newly developed advanced medical technology. This technology is designed to treat musculoskeletal pain and resides in a category termed low-level laser therapy (LLLT). It is a three-module medical device. Module I has digital sensory capture features that capture data at and below the skin surface. Module I transmits captured sensory data to Module II consisting of a …

Dr. Ronald S. Shapiro

MD, PHD, FACP, Medical Director for The Willow Curve

Human Inspired, Technology Driven: Game Ready Portable GRPro® 2.1 Cold and Compression System

Game Ready® re-engineers recovery with leading technologies inspired by human endeavor – all designed to get people back to being their best after injury or surgery. Thousands of patients, elite athletes, athletic trainers, pro teams in every sport, special military forces, and the world’s foremost orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine doctors, and physical therapists choose Game Ready for our commitment to …

Dr. Joe Kanefsky

PhD, ATC, CSCS, Vice President of Sales, U.S., CoolSystems, Inc.

It’s time to start thinking about Section 179 and ADA tax credits.

Want to learn more about write-offs for qualifying equipment? Section 179 Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

3 Exercises for Lower Extremity Balance, Stability and Control

Whether you’re training high level athletes, rehabbing a knee, ankle or hip injury, or working with an elderly client who’s trying to maintain balance during daily activities, balance trainers are essential tools to have in any clinic or gym. Standing on an unstable surface that challenges multi-directional instability has been proven to increase proprioceptive awareness of the muscles surrounding joints, …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Comparison of vibration rolling, nonvibration rolling, and static stretching

Comparison of vibration rolling, nonvibration rolling, and static stretching as a warm-up exercise on flexibility, joint proprioception, muscle strength, and balance in young adults Chia-Lun Lee, I-Hua Chu, Bo-Jhang Lyu, Wen-Dien Chang & Nai-Jen Chang Journal of Sports Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT Warm-up is an essential component for optimizing performance before an exercise session. This study investigated that the immediate effects …

Dr. Mike Flores

Dr. Mike Flores

DC, CCSP, BS