Multiple Treatment Options for High-Speed Vibration Therapy

High-speed vibration therapy has been around for years, and the Rapid Release device was one of the original innovators of hand-held vibration therapy to improve function and reduce pain. At 10,000 RPMs . . . the Rapid Release Pro2 is the go-to soft-tissue device for Health and Fitness professionals who treat some of the best athletes in the world. Learn …

Dr. Matt Gloyd

DPT, Founder of PT3

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

Choosing the right probiotic: Is more always better?

If you’re looking for the ideal probiotic dietary supplement for yourself or your patients, you’ve probably noticed the broad array of brands and ingredients available, in forms that include capsules, powders and liquids. Trying to make direct comparisons between them can be confusing unless you know what to look for. Let’s examine some key factors that can help you make …

Dr. Jason Mitchell

N.D. and CEO of Probulin®

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 …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Treatments for Low Back Pain—Time for a Change

Insurer Coverage of Nonpharmacological Treatments for Low Back Pain—Time for a Change Christine M. Goertz, DC, PhD; Steven Z. George, PT, PhD JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(6):e183037. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3037 Low back pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical care and is highly correlated with opioid use.1Both factors have contributed to a major public health crisis resulting from opioid overuse and …

Dr. Christine Goertz

D.C., Ph.D., COO Spine IQ

Helping support Wounded Veterans…one wave at a time

Hello my friends! With Memorial Day just a couple of week behind us, I thought I’d share some info on an amazing organization I’m working with called Operation Surf. Operation Surf came into existence as a result of one wounded hero’s desire to learn to surf and to overcome the pain and mental trauma of war. Now we are helping more …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

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

Sue Falsone’s BTG: Pain Generator and the importance of the entire Motion Segment

In the last post, we introduced the concept of Bridging the Gap and discussed Segments of the Organizational System. In this post, we’ll touch on the Pain Generator and the importance of the entire Motion Segment Pain Generator In Chapter Two, the section on determining the pain generator, we identify the problem tissue. It matters whether we are dealing with …

Sue Falsone PT

Sue Falsone

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

Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance

In a clinical and performance world where there are so many experts to follow, the development of a philosophical training model can be difficult to create and implement, especially for the less-experienced practitioner. Rather than trying to be exclusive or exclusionary, it is important to recognize that many schools of thought, when broken down to their core principles, focus on …

Sue Falsone PT

Sue Falsone

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

Control your appetite and burn fat

Control is a safe, natural and effective tool for weight management that helps to both control your appetite and burn existing fat instead of just shedding water weight. Cravings become easy to overcome, and healthy eating is easier to implement. A positive attitude is empowering and can be helpful with weight loss. Control also helps regulate hormones that affect your …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Oxidative Phosphorylation: How to Assess, Address and Re-Test, Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we talked about oxidative phosphorylation, a process by which the body’s cells make energy but also create cellular waste that has to be managed and neutralized. Excessive buildup of cellular waste will lead to accelerated aging, disruption of systemic pH, inflammation and more.  Here in Part 2, we’ll discuss steps for using evidence-based …