Should you load a painful tendon? The answer might surprise you.

Listen to the insightful lecture below by Professor Jill Cook* to learn more about how you should address painful Achilles and patellar tendinopathies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kKzoi8Zrik Professor Jill Cook, physiotherapist, PhD, is a professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe University School of Allied Health in Australia. Her research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. Since completing her PhD in …

Dr. Leo Kormanik

D.C., M.S., CCSP

Smarter Self Myofascial Release- Do you take your own advice?

If you’re like me, I typically tell my patients they should be doing some type of SMR (self-myofascial release); however, as Health and Fitness Professionals, we typically don’t always take our own advice. But we can’t help patients and clients if we’re also injured or our back is tweaked, which is why it’s so important to take care of our …

Help patients stay injury free during the ski season

ACL injuries are among the most common injuries occurring 100,000–200,000 times per year. Among skiers, recreational alpine skiers have the highest incidence of ACL ruptures. Since the majority of these injuries are non-contact, providing patients and clients with a preventative exercise program can limit their risk for injury. Here are some of our favorite ACL injury prevention exercises: #1: Side …

Dave Cruz Webexercises Patient At Home Exercises

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

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

CSM Educational Breakout Sessions at the MeyerPT booth #1904

If you’re in DC, for the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, January 23-26, please make sure to stop by the MeyerPT booth (#1904). It’s the place to get easy-to-apply educational tips and advice you can take back to your clinic and put right to work on Monday morning. It’s also where you can see and hear about the latest product innovations …

Adam Matisz

MeyerPT Sales Manager

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 4

In Part 3  of this series, we touched on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Here in Part 4, we’ll discuss if the need to balance causes stability-specific strength gains. Does the need to balance affect stability-specific strength gains? When using machines to perform an exercise, the balance challenge involved is smaller than when using free weights to perform a very similar exercise. Similarly, …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Sue Falsone Book and DVD signing at CSM: Get 40% OFF while supplies last

If you’re attending the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Washington, DC, January 23-25, be sure to stop by the MeyerPT booth (#1904). Sue Falsone, PT Aligned Contributor and Founder of Structure and Function Education, will be there throughout the event to discuss Dry Needling Innovations and her new book, Bridging The Gap. Renowned physical therapist Mike Voight (PT, DHSc, OCS, …

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

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 3

In Part 2  of this series we discussed training comparisons with stable or unstable machines. Here in Part 3 we’ll touch on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Does the magnitude of the external load cause stability-specific strength gains? Although light load training to muscular failure can produce similar gains in muscular size to heavy load training, the external load used during strength training …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 1

Many strength coaches recommend against training on unstable surfaces when using free weights for improving sports performance. Leaving aside safety issues, the main reason given is that lighter weights are used in less stable conditions. And this makes sense, because lighter weights lead to smaller strength gains. Many coaches also recommend against using multi-joint machines like the leg press, when preparing athletes for sport. The reason given for this is that the …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

NormaTec: Research Validating Peristaltic Pulse Dynamic Compression

NormaTec: Research Validating Peristaltic Pulse Dynamic Compression The NormaTec Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab. All of the systems use NormaTec’s patented PULSE technology to help athletes and patients recover faster between training, after performance and from injury. The NormaTec systems include a control unit and attachments that go on the legs, arms, or hips. …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM