Multimodal Therapy for Multimechanistic Pain

To a patient, pain is pain. But to clinicians, it is important to understand the underlying pain mechanisms in order to find the appropriate modalities for pain control.1 Pain can be divided into two broad categories: physiological (nociception, inflammation) and pathological (neuropathic). Nociceptive pain occurs when there is an injury at the periphery (for example, hitting your thumb with a …

Pain Specialists Awareness of Topical Analgesics and Their Use in Pain Control

Joseph V. Pergolizzi1,2*, Robert B. Raffa3, Robert Taylor4, Charles Fleischer4, Gianpietro Zampogna4, Lynn Nopper5, Frank DiLorenzo5, Clay M. Duval4, Alana N. Edun4, Jasmine Salamara5 1Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA 2Department of Pharmacology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA 3Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Temple University School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA, USA 4NEMA …

Introduction to OxyRub PRO

Pain is one of the most frequent reasons that people seek out a healthcare professional,1 but finding an optimal and effective solution to painful conditions still remains a challenge. Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Jr., a world-renowned pain specialist based in Florida, understands the limitations of current analgesic products. Even relatively mild analgesic products available over the counter carry with them serious …

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

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

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

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 …