National Physical Therapy Month – Treating Pain Takes Teamwork

The American population continues to be prescribed and misuse opioids at an alarming rate. This month the APTA will continue to raise awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative treatment to opioids for addressing chronic pain conditions via its award-winning #ChoosePT campaign. Here are some ideas to help you create awareness in your community about the powers …

FMT Files Episode One: Rock Pods

RockTape FMT Files Episode One- Rock Pods In this episode of the FMT (Functional Movement Techniques) files we’re keeping up with the Joneses and talking all things new. You asked for cupping so our team here at RockTape gave you cupping. You asked for flossing, so we gave you flossing. But what the heck are they and how do they …

Dr. C. Shanté Cofield

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1

2018 & 2019 Structure & Function Dry Needling Course Schedule

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sport Performance (schedule below) Course Description: In this 25-hour lab-based course, the clinician will learn a diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling. The clinician will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper needle insertion and removal, as well as effective strategies to manage commonly encountered pathologies in orthopedic and sport rehabilitation. Safety …

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

Sue Falsone Free Webinar: 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. Rather than trying to be exclusive or exclusionary, it’s important to recognize that many schools of thought, when broken down to their core principles, focus on the same things. All techniques, exercise …

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

Free Webinar with Kevin Wilk- Recent Advances in Shoulder Rehabilitation Protocols

  When: Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 pm ET DESCRIPTION: As a physical therapist, researcher and educator for over 30 years, Dr. Kevin Wilk has performed post-op and preventative rehabilitation on some great athletes through his career, including: Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley, Derek Jeter, Drew Brees, HHH (Triple H), John Cena, Scottie Pippen, Tom Watson, Roger Clemens, Mariano Rivera, John …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

FDA Approved, At-Home, Finger-Stick Blood Test to Track Inflammation Part 1

Chronic Inflammation? Patients Deserve Your Help! How rampant is chronic inflammation with chiropractic patients? Well, let me put it this way: The condition used to be called an epidemic; now the term used is pandemic. For a chiropractor, the year they graduated often determines their opinion of the condition and if they have a protocol to treat it. If you …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

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

Beyond Opioids: How Physical Therapy Can Transform Pain Management to Improve Health

APTA isn’t a newcomer to the opioid fight. The association’s involvement dates back to late 2015 and includes the #ChoosePT public awareness campaign. The white paper below is a comprehensive summary of the problem and APTA’s recommendations to address it. “Moving forward, the health care system must reexamine its approach to pain, including how causal factors are identified, what tools …

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 6

Over the last couple posts we’ve been discussing kinesiophobia (fear of movement) and how – if high levels of this are present on return to play – athletes are at greater risk for re-injury. We also discussed some movement patterns that we see in our athletes that are also highly associated with kinesiophobia. Specifically, those with a lateral shift and increased frontal …

Trent Nessler PT TheraBand ACL Kits

Dr. Trent Nessler

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

Optimizing a Champion

International heavyweight boxer Fres Oquendo is gearing up in Orlando, Fla., for his next big fight. RockTape Instructor Danny Porcelli (@ddporcellidc) is prepping him to go stronger longer with RockTape, RockBlades, RockFloss, and more. Check out behind-the-scenes footage to see how we help a Pro Boxer prepare for a match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1f0iYe_hQw For more info on products mentioned in this article …

Peripheral Nerve Series – Structure, Function, and Pathology of the Ulnar Nerve: What you need to know

Ulnar Nerve Injury The ulnar nerve is a mixed sensorimotor nerve that arises from the medial cord (C8-T1 nerve roots) of the brachial plexus and may also have contributions from the C7 nerve root. It passes down the anteromedial aspect of arm lateral to the brachial artery piercing the medial intermuscular septum as it courses from the anterior to the …

Rafael Escamilla PT

Dr. Rafael Escamilla

PhD, PT, CSCS, FACSM