A novel approach to the treatment of neck pain and postural dysfunction

Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) of the Spine Synopsis: A novel approach to the treatment of neck pain and postural dysfunction – via a self-administered therapy – provides an immediate treatment effect in the form of disc positional and conformational changes. Clinical Report Over the last several decades, there has been a growing recognition of the important role that posture plays in …

Dr. Marovino

Dr. Tiziano Marovino

DPT, MPH, DAIPM

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 …

The APTA celebrates National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month – #ChoosePT! Message from APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD Dear Colleagues: National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is our opportunity each year to take time to recognize the transformative power of physical therapists. America continues to fight a devastating opioid epidemic. No state is untouched. In 2016 physical therapy was identified as part of the solution …

Sports Physical Therapy Section SPTS Association

Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS)

The second largest component member of the APTA.

APTA CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES – Neck Pain: Revision 2017

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.

Want to Learn about Natural Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention Strategies?

iTPA World Tennis Fitness Conference 2017 Recap Atlanta, Georgia, hosted the 2017 International Tennis Performance Association World Tennis Fitness Conference on July 22 and 23. The conference was organized by International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA), and included world class faculty who are true leaders in the field of performance enhancement and injury prevention for tennis. Listed below are just some …

Dr. Mark Kovacs

Dr. Mark Kovacs

PhD, USPTA, CTPS, CSCS*D

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

Implications of 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. 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 …

The 5 Second Rule – Achieve Breakthrough Performance In Your Career

Planning to attend the APTA Private Practice Section conference in Chicago? Join MeyerPT at Booth #801 to see several exciting innovations that can help you improve outcomes and add new revenue streams to your business. Just as important, be certain not to miss the Thursday morning keynote by award-winning CNN analyst Mel Robbins: The 5 Second Rule – Achieve Breakthrough …

What do the 3 best athletes in the world have in common?

Recently, Lebron James was spotted in Las Vegas wearing our custom made HyperIce Ice Compression Technology. On the same day, the HyperIce VYPER was mentioned in a Sports Illustrated article titled “Living Like Tom” – in which SI writer Greg Bisop documented what it’s like to undertake Tom Brady’s daily workout and recovery regimen. “[Body coach David] Merson and I …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Restoration of Normal Cervical Lordosis through Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression

Unlike axial linear traction, Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) successfully decompresses joints and enhances or restores the lordotic curve. Cervical pain is one of the most common symptoms in today’s society. Indeed, in our personal clinical experience, well over 90% of patients with headache have a cervical component easily observed with physical examination and which reveals abnormal cervical posture. Among other …