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

Fun Early Phase ACL and Total Knee Rehab Progressions

Early Phase ACL and TKE Progressions Utilizing the Motion Guidance™ Laser Pointer Visual Feedback Tool This quick blog post will discuss some options for early rehab utilizing visual feedback with a knee patient. This may apply to post-operative ACL rehab or Total Knee rehab, or any patient needing to lock in some early-on skills such as terminal knee extension range of motion or …

Help your athletes gain a step on their competition

Athletic Republic’s summer is focused on helping athletes gain a step on their competition. In addition to a training program that teaches the fundamentals of speed, AR centers have a collection of marketing resources they can utilize to promote summer training along with an agency to help them activate it. John Brenkus joins Athletic Republic One of those resources is …

Charlie Graves

CEO of Athletic Republic

5 Tips for Better Posture

With May being National Posture Month, it’s a good time to remind patients that slouchy sitting and bad tech habits are a common cause of back and neck pain as well as headaches and low energy. Once you’ve personally taken the first step towards better posture, it will be easier to help your patients. Look up and adopt new posture …

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Posture Expert, Author, Speaker, Clinician

The secret to getting patients stronger and feeling better without heavy weights!

When most people think of getting stronger and transforming the body, they think about hoisting heavy iron. Heavy weight training protocols have been a staple for those who have pursued physical transformation. Heavy weight training works, but there is also another effective way to induce hypertrophy, stimulate the production of anabolic hormones, and improve strength levels. Enter blood flow restriction …

WebExercises vs. Paper handouts

Are You Still Using Paper Copies For Your Patients’ Home Exercises and Stretches? Your clinic and your patients deserve better. Why? Problem: A paper copy or photocopy of a photocopy with stick figures or old images is hard to understand Solution: WebExercises® gives you or your staff the ability to quickly and easily create concise and personalized exercise programs, selecting …

Friederike Aprea

Friederike Aprea

Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Business Development at WebExercises, Inc.

How Do You Define Fitness for your Patients?

Fitness means different things to different people. The bodybuilder looks at muscle mass and physique as a measure of fitness, but may ignore cardiovascular endurance. The grandmother who wants to be strong enough to lift her grandchild may ignore the flexibility required to reach over the crib without hurting her back. The triathlete looks at the ability to perform endurance …

Ed Le Cara RockTape Master Instructor

Dr. Ed Le Cara

DC, PhD, MBA, ATC, CSCS, Board Certified in Rehabilitation, Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Is the scapula truly meant to be stable?

SCAPULAR STABILIZERS In this post we’ll “dissect” the scapular stabilizers, and we’ll discuss why they should first be looked at from a mobility standpoint. When we talk about the shoulder, we need to consider a group of muscles called the scapular stabilizers. Actually the term “stabilizers” is a bit of a misnomer. Nothing about the scapula is truly meant to …

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

Exercise program proven to stimulate TMJ musculature… will also make you look younger

If you were to look under the layers of facial tissue, you would see bundles of thin threads. These threaded bundles of muscle are attached to your skeletal frame on one end and integrate themselves into your facial tissue along their entire extent. The support system holds your entire facial structure together and makes you look like “you.” Research has …

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