Iontophoresis for Pain Management

Iontophoresis, in conjunction with other conservative therapies and interventions, has been shown to effectively manage painful symptoms associated with superficial tissue structures in a wide variety of patients. This illustration depicts a patient who has had a recent total knee arthroplasty and suffers from medial knee pain being treated with the newer, self-contained, take-home form of iontophoresis. The negative pole …

Dr. Marovino

Dr. Tiziano Marovino

DPT, MPH, DAIPM

The Terpene Menthol, the TRPM8 Receptor and Pain

Why the Terpene Menthol works on the TRPM8 Receptor to help reduce pain Menthol might be the most medically researched, commonly known plant terpene to date. Most of the studies conducted are based on improving human health. Thanks to positive results in that area, menthol appears in many over-the-counter products, in addition to being used in topical analgesics and essential …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Hands-on Techniques for Identifying Lower Limb Pathologies – Online CE’s

Vasyli Medical Continuing Education Progressive Professional CE courses for clinicians, teaching hands-on techniques for identifying lower limb pathologies and dispensing custom fitted orthotics. NEW! ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAM The Vasyli Medical story encompasses more than 35 years of professional dedication to understanding lower limb biomechanics and proper foot function. We are excited to introduce a new online platform that will easily and …

Should You Be Using Iontophoresis with Your Patients?

“Iontophoresis is an electromedical method of delivering chemicals through the skin to a specific anatomical site. This electrochemical treatment avoids the potential adverse effects of medicating a local problem systemically while allowing for a much more concentrated drug dosage to the pathological site.”         -Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD Iontophoresisor EMDA (electromotive drug administration) is the process of transdermal drug delivery by …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Orthotic Fabrication for MCP Joint Instability

Thumb metacarpal-phalangeal joint hyperextension Patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the basilar thumb joint often have difficulty maintaining joint stability in the MCP joint during pinch activities. The MCP joint hyperextends instead of staying in a flexed position. While common in patients with osteoarthritis, MCP Joint Instability can also occur in the following injuries or pathologies: Joint laxity and/or hypermobility, e.g. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. …

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain Robert Topp, Kara Solem, Jena Etnoyer-Slaski, and Barton Bishop Journal of Performance Health Research Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 40–47DOI: 10.25036/jphr.2017.1.2.topp.2 © 2017 Performance Health www.performancehealthresearch.com OBSERVATIONAL COHORT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with …

Dr Barton Bishop Sports and Spine Therapy

Dr. Barton N. Bishop

PT, DPT, SCS, TPI CGFI-MP2, CSCS

Q: What do Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley and Triple H all have in common?

A: They’ve all worked with Kevin Wilk when rehabbing from an injury. Stay tuned for Dr. Wilk’s upcoming FREE webinar: “Recent Advances in Shoulder Rehabilitation Protocols.” In this FREE webinar for MeyerPT customers, Dr. Wilk will discuss: Key Shoulder Rehabilitation Principles Normalizing Shoulder Mobility Functional Scapular Base Neuromuscular Control and Dynamic Stability Multi-Phased Rehabilitation Program Don’t miss this webinar! For …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Effects of Biofreeze vs Ice on Acute, Non-Complicated Neck Pain

Bart Bishop, Dr. Jay Greenstein, Robert Topp doi: 10.1016/j.clch.2011.09.015 Volume 14, Issue 4, December 2011, Pages 153-154 Background: Cryotherapy has long been used by physical therapists and chiropractors in the management of acute pain and more recently it has been shown to effectively manage chronic pain. Multiple studies have demonstrated that both ice and menthol decrease blood flow and help …

Dr Barton Bishop Sports and Spine Therapy

Dr. Barton N. Bishop

PT, DPT, SCS, TPI CGFI-MP2, CSCS

Choosing the right probiotic: Is more always better?

If you’re looking for the ideal probiotic dietary supplement for yourself or your patients, you’ve probably noticed the broad array of brands and ingredients available, in forms that include capsules, powders and liquids. Trying to make direct comparisons between them can be confusing unless you know what to look for. Let’s examine some key factors that can help you make …

Dr. Jason Mitchell

N.D. and CEO of Probulin®

Talking with Patients About the Benefits of Topical Analgesics

In many cases, the best thing you can do to help a patient recover from a musculoskeletal-related injury, or decrease the likelihood of an injury occurring in the first place, is to get the patient moving and condition proper biomechanics. Topical analgesics are a great way to slightly reduce the pain signal so your patients can make it through their …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast