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

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 …

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching Drill on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion

Rafael F. Escamilla, PhD, PT, CSCS, FACS; Kyle Yamashiro, DPT, PT, CSCS; Tony Mikla, DPT, MSPT, CSCS, XPS; Jeff Collins, ATC; Keith Lieppman, BA; and James R. Andrews, MD Investigation performed at California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, CA Part 1 Background: A glenohumeral internal rotation (IR) deficit or a total rotational motion (IR plus external rotation [ER]) deficit in the …

Kyle Yamashiro

Kyle Yamashiro, PT, CSCS

President and Owner - Results Physical Therapy and Training Center

Hyperice VYPER™ helps users achieve rehab and fitness goals faster

Combining vibration with self myofascial release has been shown in a recent study to increase flexibility and improve mobility and functional movement. Read below: Foam rolling interventions The VYPER™ (Hyperice, Irvine, CA) foam roller was used for all interventions. The VYPER™ is a cylinder of high-density foam, measuring 30 cm long and 15 cm in diameter. An embedded vibrating motor facilitates local muscle …

Friederike Aprea

Friederike Aprea

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

Basic Concepts of the Postural Restoration Institute

The human body is not symmetrical. The neurological, respiratory, circulatory, muscular and vision systems are not the same on the left side of the body as they are on the right, and vice versa. They have different responsibilities, function, position and demands on them. This system asymmetry is a good thing and an amazing design. The human body is balanced …

Ron Hruska

Ron Hruska

MPA, PT

“Why isn’t anatomy taught this way in school?”

Each time our team teaches Immaculate Dissection, we’re asked that same question. With curricular committees setting standards, the focus at school is to satisfy requirements for professional licensure. The type of practitioner a clinician or trainer will become is largely determined in practice, not in school. Although we may feel curriculum-based education falls short, we can still learn as much …

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Highlights From Our Month

May Recap

Summer is here unofficially as we celebrated Memorial Day yesterday. The season brings with it an increase in outdoor activities, which typically result in unexpected injuries and a new patients for your clinic. In the past month we’ve shared some timely information with regards to: -treatment techniques for unique conditions -tips on how to improve your business and your personal …

Sports Certified Specialist

Sports Certified Specialization

Specialist Certification: Sports In 1981, the APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of sports. The first sports specialist certification examination was administered in 1987. As of June 2016, ABPTS has certified 1,914 sports specialists. Sports Certified Specialist: Why Certify? Certified specialists report that board certification has improved both their personal and professional lives! Increased research and …

Sports Physical Therapy Section SPTS Association

Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS)

The second largest component member of the APTA.

Highlights From Our Month

April Recap

It seems as if we were just recapping the month of March and now we’re saying goodbye to April! We are enjoying the spring season and hope you and your patients are, too. The articles we published on PT Aligned this month were filled with tips for your patients, new product announcements, treatment techniques and much more – it was …

The Future of Proprioceptive Training - Small Nerve Stimulation

The Future of Proprioceptive Training | Small Nerve Stimulation

When you hear the words “proprioceptive training” what comes to mind? If you do a Google image search for these two words you will get hundreds of pictures demonstrating balance exercises on unstable surfaces. Despite the popularity of these unstable surfaces how effective are they for improving balance or proprioception? Surprisingly, not as good as their manufacturers would like us …

Dr. Emily Splichal

Dr. Emily Splichal

Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist