Sue Falsone: Cervical Thoracic Junction Yoga Mobility Drill

I’ll often prescribe yoga to an athlete who needs a lot of fundamental strength and stability and balance work. Yoga is great for establishing this foundation of movement. Yoga is also great when I want to work on re-establishing normal movement of a motion segment. It’s great for re-establishing psycho-motor control of the body as well as somatosensory control of the body. …

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

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

The Future of Muscle Function Testing The kiio Sensor accurately measures, stores, and wirelessly communicates force over time during any exercise. On-board sensors, a CPU, and special electronics calculate actual force, power, exercise pacing, and more. The kiio Sensor is integrated with kiio FLEX software to offer a comprehensive solution for assessing, training, monitoring, and improving the overall performance of patients and athletes. With 50 …

Marc Sherry

Marc Sherry

Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer

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

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


The kiio Sensor; A New Innovation For Assessment of Muscle Function

Reliability, Responsiveness, and Criterion Validity of the Kiio Sensor, a New Tool for Assessment of Muscle Function Patrick Grabowski, MPT, PhD; Michelle Narveson, DPT; Stephen Siegle, DPT INTRODUCTION Musculoskeletal injuries are a leading cause of disability in the general population and U.S. military, resulting in enormous direct and indirect costs. Prerequisite to any program of injury management, from prevention to …


Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health From the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Authors: Peter R. Blanpied, PT, PhD; Anita R. Gross, PT, MSc; James M. Elliott, PT, PhD; Laurie Lee Devaney, PT, MSc; Derek Clewley, DPT; David M. Walton, PT, PhD; Cheryl Sparks, PT, PhD; Eric K. Robertson, PT, DPT REVIEWERS: Roy D. Altman, MD; Paul Beattie, PT, PhD; Eugene Boeglin, DPT; Joshua A. Cleland, PT, PhD; John D. Childs, PT, PhD; John DeWitt, DPT; Timothy W. Flynn, PT, …

Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy JOSPT

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

JOSPT publishes scientifically rigorous, clinically relevant content for physical therapists and others in the health care community to advance musculoskeletal and sports-related practice.

Why Focus on the Thoracic Spine?

Everyone is big into core stability and core programming. The lumbar spine with low back pain is also obviously a huge issue in our society today. When we look at the lumbar spine, we have these big buzz words—core stability, the core. When we start to look at all of the things that attach to the lumbar spine, it’s important …

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

Training the Inferior Temporal Gyrus for your ACL patients

Why should you be training the Inferior Temporal Gyrus for your ACL patients ACL injury is prevalent in athletics. Not only are there immediate changes once the injury occurs, but there’s substantial evidence that there are long term changes associated with an ACL, including: osteoarthritis, alterations in gait, changes in body awareness and psychology, and weakness, as well as increased risk …

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Eric Dinkins


Rehab Strategies for Whiplash Associative Disorder – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article we discussed Whiplash Associative Disorder and the implications that go along with the condition. Here we’ll discuss some ways you can address the complications and potential rehab strategies. SOME EXAMPLES OF EXERCISES USING VISUAL FEEDBACK: Below are some examples of potential exercises — you can also do these without visual feedback. The visual feedback just …