Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 5

Last post we discussed the correlation of kinesiophobia (fear of movement) to shift of weight over to the non-involved limb. Noehren et al Am J Sports Med 2018 highlighted this in a recent study that showed how athletes unload the involved limb during bilateral jumping tasks. As stated in our previous blog post, we discussed how we see a similar pattern …

Trent Nessler PT TheraBand ACL Kits

Dr. Trent Nessler

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

Step outside the world as you know it…and Thrive

The journey of true discovery lies not in finding new lands but in looking through new eyes.   – Marcel Proust Whether we realize it or not, we exist within mental constructs. Albeit invisible, they dictate our thoughts, feelings, actions and, consequently, results. All psychological problems, suffering, and unfulfilled desires are the byproduct of these invisible mental constraints. To create an …

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)

SPTS Team Concept Conference Recap

In case you missed the Sports Physical Therapy Section’s 2017 “The Power of Innovation” Team Concept Conference in Las Vegas this past December, he’s a brief photo recap of some of the highlights… At the MeyerPT booth, former SPTS president and MeyerPT Educational Advisory Board member Dr. Kevin Wilk discusses Proprioceptive and Neuromuscular Exercises for the ACL Patient. Kevin Wilk …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

What Makes a Good Leader: 5 Components of Emotional Intelligence

Whether you’re a clinic owner, team leader or you’re looking to move up within your organization, leadership is an indispensable skill – and emotional intelligence is a key component. In fact, it’s estimated that 80% of the best leaders have the five emotional intelligence qualities discussed below. But why is emotional intelligence so important? Because research confirms that leaders with …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

Movement Starts at the Ground: The Importance of Proper Foot Mechanics

Your feet are the very foundation of your body’s mobility. Without proper foot function, the body’s balance and sense of movement are negatively affected and this can have a profound influence on your overall body mechanics and performance. Your feet have many roles: They support your weight, allowing you to stand upright. They propel you forward and stop you from …

Brian Bachelder

Dr. Brian Bachelder

PhD in Biomechanics, Director of Sports Medicine, Sport Medicine provider, and Injury Prevention and Movement Performance Specialist

Study Review: Effects of Exercise on Posture and Chest Function

Effect of Exercise on Flexed Posture and Chest Function The Study: Effect of thorax correction exercises on flexed posture and chest function in older women with age-related hyperkyphosis  The Facts: The authors looked at the effect of exercises on the hyperkyphosis and chest function in older women. All subjects were over 65 years of age. 41 women were divided into …

Dr. Mark Payne

Doctor of Chiropractic, Founder and President Matlin Mfg Inc., Publisher and Editor in Chief of ScienceInBrief.com

A Revolutionary Multi-Modality Rehabilitation System

Game Ready® has just introduced the Med4 Elite™, a breakthrough multi-modality recovery device. Its innovative design integrates Iceless Cold, Heat, Rapid Contrast, and Active Compression therapies like never before – delivering comprehensive, flexible, convenient, and proven treatment options for different users, injuries, surgeries, and diverse stages of rehabilitation. With the Med4 Elite, healthcare professionals and athletic trainers now have a …

Dr. Joe Kanefsky

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

The Power of Innovation- Don’t miss the 2017 Team Concept Conference

Make sure to stop by the MeyerPT booth to check out the Breakout sessions below: Fri 12/1 9:55 – 10:35 am Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA Rehab Protocols Sat 12/2 9:50 – 10:30 am Sue Falsone, PT, ATC, CSCS, COMT Dry Needling Facts 2017 TCC AGENDA Thursday, November 30, 2017 Session I: Performance Enhancement for the Athlete and The Science …

Sports Physical Therapy Section SPTS Association

Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS)

The second largest component member of the APTA.

Innovative Lateral Stability Trainer for All Fitness and Rehab Levels

SCIFIT® Latitude™ Lateral Stability Trainer The SCIFIT Latitude Lateral Stability Trainer uses an innovative motion to help people of all fitness levels build the muscles – and the confidence – they need to stay active, and it does so in an easy-to-use, engaging way. The Latitude machine allows users to exercise in a recumbent position and it strengthens stabilization muscles …

Andy Baxter

MES, PRCS