Consider all 30 muscle groups when training the core

Often times we hear “core” used interchangeably with “abs”. Although the abdominals are a large contributor to the core, there are many more muscles that compose the core— nearly 30 depending how you define the core. Think of the core as a cylinder of muscles around your spine. All these muscles have a role to protect, stabilize, or move your …

Bryce Taylor

PT, S&C Coach, SFMA

The Appendix may be more important than we thought.

To be or not to be? When it comes to the appendix, that seems to be the question. The appendix has been called a vestigial organ, but that interpretation may be changing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appendix_(anatomy) We were taught in school that the appendix seemed to have no apparent purpose and should absolutely be removed if inflamed. This still seems to be the …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Matcha Tea: A Healthy Way to Increase Natural Energy and Focus

Known for its mellow, soothing flavor, matcha green tea is the ultimate superfood that can be infused into cooked dishes or taken as a tea. In addition to helping with natural energy and restoring the body’s well-being and balance, it also provides the following health benefits. Matcha Tea Health Benefits Assists in weight loss, boosting calorie and fat burning 130 …

Thomas DeLauer

Nutrition and Business Performance Coach

Breathing Techniques to Access Your Performance Potential

Accessing your 100 percent performance potential requires you to have a good breathing practice. We typically only become conscious of our breathing when we are breathing hard or can’t breathe at all. But adding in a breath practice before, during and after competition and training can help performance and recovery. It can also make you a healthier, more conscious athlete, …

Brian Mackenzie

Founder & Creative Director at Power Speed Endurance, Co-Founder of SportsFuel, Co-Founder XPT Life

Zombie Cells – That Just Won’t Die

Immortality might not be as much fun as it sounds – especially when it comes to your cells. Zombie cells (or senescent cells, as they’re more properly called) are cells that have ceased to divide. Normally, a healthy cell has a limit to how many times it can divide and replicate itself; this cellular crossroads is often referred to as …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for MeyerPT

Answer to a Common Patient Resolution for Better Health

Even though it’s a few months into the new year, it’s never too late to make and keep health-related resolutions. Inevitably, for some of us and for some of your patients, that means weight loss, which also means you are bound to be getting questions about weight loss solutions and products. This might seem a little too apparent but helping …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for MeyerPT

When is the right time for Proteolytic Enzymes?

Technically speaking, the terms “proteolytic enzyme” and “protease” are interchangeable – they are protein digesting enzymes, and different classes of both can perform similar reactions by utilizing different catalytic mechanisms. More specifically, however, proteolytic enzymes are an industry term typically designating a class of enzyme compounds with a focus on an inflammation-support faculty. Typically taken on an empty stomach, these highly …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for MeyerPT

Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance – Part 5

Part 4 of this series from Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance continued an exploration of the first segments of an organizational system to care for patients/clients from table to field: Pain Generator, Motion Segment, Psychomotor Control, and Somatosensory Control, then moving from clinical to the functional and performance related segments. In this post, we’ll conclude the topic of PERFORMANCE – SEGMENTS …

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

Foam Rolling – Why, When and How?

Benefits of foam rolling for self-myofascial release Self-myofascial release (SMR) is a self-massage technique you can apply to release muscle tightness or trigger points. It can be performed with various tools, the foam roller being one of the most popular. Using a foam roller can help increase blood flow (and thus decrease recovery time) and increase range of motion, especially …

Dave Cruz Webexercises Patient At Home Exercises

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Professional Grade Natural Cleanse to Gently Eliminate Toxins

GREENS FIRST PRO AM/PM Full Body Cleanse Advanced Herbal Detox & Easy Elimination Fiber Support* Benefits: This easy-to-use, advanced cleanse works in harmony with your body’s natural metabolism to help eliminate waste and toxins and relieve occasional bloating and constipation. Supports cleansing of toxins and waste from the intestinal tract*. Promotes digestive wellness*. Contains organic herbs and fibers*. Promotes healthy …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com