How does blood flow restriction training really work?

Blood flow restriction training, or BFR training, is an exercise modality that uses a manipulation of the body’s circulatory system in combination with lightweight exercise to achieve training results similar to high intensity strength training (traditional heavy weight lifting). Key advantages of the system are: Light weights = less risk of muscle strain or joint injury Light loads = less …

When it comes to Tendonitis, Inflammation Deserves a Second Thought

Back in the 1990s there was a major shift in thinking regarding chronic tendinopathies. Histologic data pointed to a lack of acute inflammatory cells in the load-bearing regions of tendons, and some studies noted collagen separation and thinning without inflammatory cell infiltrates1,2,3,4. As the thinking changed to ‘chronic tendinopathies are caused by an unknown degenerative process without inflammation,’ treatment strategies …

Dr. Stuart Tomares

Doctor of Medicine, Founder and CEO of übertherm LLC

Webinar Alert: Utilizing Directional Skin Drag to Solve Difficult Shoulder Cases

FREE Webinar Utilizing Directional Skin Drag to Solve Difficult Shoulder Cases  Featuring Mitch Hausschild, MA, ATC, CSCS The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body. Solving many cases of shoulder pain and dysfunction can prove challenging because of the delicate balance of stability, mobility and motor control that is needed to ensure proper function. In this webinar, we …

Mitch Hauschildt

Mitch Hauschildt

MA, ATC, CSCS

APTA 2018 Combined Sections Meeting recap

Dr. Kevin Wilk (right) answers questions from physical therapists after an educational workshop at the MeyerPT booth. If you were in New Orleans this year for the annual American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, you were a part of history. This was the largest meeting in the APTA’s history – with over 17, 000 combined in attendance! If you …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

The Importance of Administrative Excellence

Reach Your Maximum Potential Through Administrative Excellence I was looking at job postings recently, and one literally asked: “Do you have 6 arms and 6 legs and can do ten things at once?” If you guessed that this job description was for a front desk assistant, then you’d be right. The front desk is the nerve center of the clinic …

Lori Allen

Featured Presenter and Educator

Exacerbation of Inflammation by Aggressive Cold Therapy: Preventing Microcellular Ice Crystal Injury

Exacerbation of Inflammation by Aggressive Cold Therapy: Preventing Microcellular Ice Crystal Injury. An Alternative to Conventional R.I.C.E. Therapy Stuart Tomares, M.D. Abstract Exposure to sub-0°C temperatures has long been known to cause mammalian tissue damage and cell death (frostbite). The biological mechanisms of such injury were elucidated in the 1970s and 1980s in research into the viability of cold storage …

Dr. Stuart Tomares

Doctor of Medicine, Founder and CEO of übertherm LLC

Product Spotlight: Hyperice VENOM and VYPER 2.0

Hyperice VENOM The VENOM Back is a cutting-edge, digitally connected, wearable back device that uses heat and vibration to warm up, loosen, and relax sore/stiff muscles. Check out the video below to see how the VENOM combines Hyperice’s well-known vibration innovations with advanced, digitally controlled thermal therapy. Hyperice VYPER 2.0 The VYPER 2.0 from Hyperice is the next generation of …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Dr. Kelly Starrett talks Pain Gate Theory and Trigger Points

Why do you shake your hand after accidentally hitting your thumb with a hammer? It helps lessen the pain, right? The reason it works is known as Pain Gate Theory. The theory asserts that creating movement in an affected area can lessen the pain messages the brain receives. In the video below, Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses how Pain Gate Theory …

Quickly and effectively treat mallet and trigger finger

Product Spotlight: Oval-8® Finger Splints Quickly and effectively treat mallet and trigger finger Oval-8 Finger Splints are the ideal choice whenever you need to stabilize or immobilize the small joints of your patient’s fingers. The versatile 3-point pressure design allows each Oval-8 Finger Splint to treat six or more conditions with a simple turn of the splint. You can use use …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Efficacy of IASTM for the treatment of Musculotendinous Injuries

Graston Technique® therapy raises the bar again! Graston Technique® therapy is an evidence-based method of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) combined with exercise to improve musculoskeletal function. There are various levels of evidence that support its efficacy for a wide variety of conditions. In 2016, the first systematic review examining the efficacy of IASTM reported “some evidence supporting its ability …