5 principles that influenced the Soft Tissue Release and Taping Technique used on some of the world’s best Athletes

SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Technique) was developed by Dr. Brown while working with Pro Beach Volleyball (AVP) and Pro Surfing (ASP/WSL) Tour professionals to help dynamically heal, normalize and support injured, impaired, imbalanced and dysfunctional soft tissue structures. Since the traditional soft tissue treatment and taping protocols worked by either utilizing deep, uncomfortable symptom-specific pressure or by locking down the …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System- Part 1

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System Why is there an increased risk of colon cancer the farther we live from the equator? (Bostick 2015, Dimitrov and White 2016) What is the connection between chronic insomnia and joint disease? Without ignoring environment (stress, diet, air quality) to account for chronic degenerative diseases, we often overlook the body’s daily rhythm of “break-clean-repair,” …

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 3

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 3 In this series we’ve been talking about kinesiophobia (fear of movement) and specifically how this is related to an increase in re-injury risk with athletes returning to play. In the last post, we provided a case study with an athlete who was being assessed for return to sport-specific testing. 19 …

Trent Nessler PT TheraBand ACL Kits

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 2

Last post we learned that kinesiophobia (fear of movement) is bad, especially if an athlete exhibits kinesiophobia when returning to sport following an ACL reconstruction. According to the Paterno et al Sport Health 2018 athletes who score 19 or above on the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia, they are 13xs more likely to reinjure themselves with return to play. For those of us …

Trent Nessler PT TheraBand ACL Kits

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 1

According to a 2012 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, 20% of athletes who return to play following ACLR re-injure within the first 2 years. Further, Wiggins et al Am J Sport Med 2016 showed that one in four youths who tear their ACL will suffer another ACL injury at some point throughout their athletic career. With odds like this, …

Trent Nessler PT TheraBand ACL Kits

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

Bulletproof Knee: A complete guide to Patella Tendonitis in running athletes and 3 Exercises for Back Pain-Free Travel

Sticking to an exercise routine while being on the road can be challenging. However, conditions such as low back pain require a regular exercise regimen. Prolonged periods of sitting in a car, train, or plane can also further aggravate existing low back issues. Here are some exercise suggestions for a quick, but effective workout that can be done almost anywhere …

RockTape Tony Mikla PT

Dr. Tony Mikla

DPT, MSPT, CSCS, XPS

How do you turn Buy-In from your patients into action

NOTE: The following, used with permission of the author, is excerpted from the Conscious Coaching Field Guide by Brett Bartholomew. This field guide is a companion piece to Bartholomew’s book, Conscious Coaching: The Art & Science of Building Buy-In, which is mentioned at the bottom of this piece. “Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

Which type of injection is best for my arthritic knee?

Patients and even some non-patients often ask me: “What type of injection is best for my arthritic knee?” There are several options available to the patient. They may receive a corticosteroid injection, platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (HA) or stem cell injection. The dilemma is determining which one of those is the best for relieving symptoms from osteoarthritis. A …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Ten Ways to Help Your Patients Talk About Pain

Pain is one of the oldest medical complaints and even today remains the most frequent reason for which people seek care.1 There are very few in the healthcare system—chiropractors, physical therapists, dentists, nurses, physicians– who do not regularly help patients manage pain. Still, patients may neglect to talk about their pain in meaningful ways or may not even bring pain …