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 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.

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 …

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

PT, MSPT, OCS, Cert.MT, CMP, MCTA, CCI

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 …

Rehab Strategies for WAD

Rehab Strategies for Whiplash Associative Disorder and Context

Whiplash, known to practitioners as “WAD” or Whiplash Associative Disorder, is a collection of symptoms associated with a specific traumatic onset. If you are familiar with rehabbing this cohort, you’ll know that symptoms tend to be more chronic in nature, and it is a condition that tends to respond differently than the typical mechanical neck pain patient. This blog will …

The “3Rs” Release, Restore, Retrain

We all know that an exercise programs should be a cornerstone of an effective care plan. This especially holds true for conditions that are primarily caused by muscle imbalances or dysfunctional movement patterns. Research also shows that exercise is instrumental in preventing and treating chronic pain. But we also know that patients often prefer to avoid exercise during episodes of …

Friederike Aprea

Friederike Aprea

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

Hours of Long-Lasting Pain Relief in Under An Hour

For years, Biofreeze® topical analgesics have provided pain relief for patients with musculoskeletal discomfort, including delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) which as we all know is muscle soreness experienced 24-48 hours after strenuous or unaccustomed exercise. DOMS is caused by inflammation that produces swelling within muscle cells (it’s not the lactic acid, folks!). Researcher Michael Rogers PhD, CSCS, head of the kinesiology …

Dr Phil Page PT TheraBand Academy

Dr. Phil Page

PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, Director of Clinical Education and Research at the Thera-Band Academy.

Study Validating Positive Influence of Local Muscle Vibration during Foam Rolling on Range of Motion and Pain

Study Validating Positive Influence of Local Muscle Vibration during Foam Rolling on Range of Motion and Pain

Hyperice, a leader in recovery and movement enhancement technology, recently announced up to a 40 percent increase in range of motion when applying vibration during foam rolling. The findings result from a study utilizing the Hyperice VYPER, which the Hyperice team, including Scientific Advisory Board Chairman, Dr. Michael Clark, and researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including renowned researcher …

Anthony Katz Hyperice

Anthony Katz

Founder, Hyperice Inc

Cryotherapy

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Doc Tommy Rhee talks Whole Body Cryotherapy

PT Aligned recently caught up with Dr. Tommy Rhee to learn how he uses Whole Body Cryotherapy to help his patients and athletes. Dr. Rhee operates a Tampa Bay clinic where he uses the latest techniques and modalities, including whole body cryotherapy, to enhance and accelerate patient recovery. In 2015, he also became a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers …

Dr. Tommy Rhee

Dr. Tommy Rhee

DC, Master Practitioner ART, Team Chiropractor for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers