The latest concepts in Pain, a Free Webinar presented by Dr. Joseph Pergolizzi

Stay up to date on the latest health and wellness topics with the new PT Aligned webinar series. From innovative treatment techniques to business best practices, the PT Aligned webinar series will provide FREE continuing education from some of Healthcare’s most respected thought leaders and researchers. Date: Tuesday, May 29th at 2:30pm EST Cost: FREE Title: International Speaker and Pain …

The role and mechanism of action of menthol in topical analgesic products

Authors: J. V. Pergolizzi Jr., MD; R. Taylor Jr., PhD; J.-A. LeQuang ,BA; R. B. Raffa, PhD, and for the NEMA Research Group First published: 10 March 2018 Summary What is known, and objective Menthol has been used as a non-opioid pain reliever since ancient times. A modern understanding of its molecular mechanism of action could form the basis for generating …

Exercise System for Jaw/TMJ Rehabilitation and Oro-facial Muscle Imbalance and Jaw

The Facial-Flex® system is an intra-oral neuromuscular re-education and biofeedback training device to help reduce muscular pain and deprogram excessive muscle forces/jaw pain. This system was originally conceived as a prosthetic training aid for orofacial burn victims with scarring and lip contracture. Facial-Flex® was subsequently developed for speech therapy and swallowing/dysphagia disorders. Lip strengthening and redirecting oral balance can reduce …

2018 Structure & Function Dry Needling Course Schedule

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sport Performance (schedule below) Course Description: In this 25-hour lab-based course, the clinician will learn a diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling. The clinician will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper needle insertion and removal, as well as effective strategies to manage commonly encountered pathologies in orthopedic and sport rehabilitation. Safety …

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

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 …

What I’ve learned from Dr. James Andrews

One of the most influential people in my career has no doubt been Dr. James Andrews. Many know Dr. Andrews as one of the most prolific and acclaimed orthopedic surgeons of our generation. Heck, he’s been named the Most Influential Man in Sports, which is pretty impressive for someone on the medical side of sports. But I’m pretty fortunate to …

Mike Reinold PT

Mike Reinold

PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Co-Founder and President of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance

How Do You Define Fitness for your Patients?

Fitness means different things to different people. The bodybuilder looks at muscle mass and physique as a measure of fitness, but may ignore cardiovascular endurance. The grandmother who wants to be strong enough to lift her grandchild may ignore the flexibility required to reach over the crib without hurting her back. The triathlete looks at the ability to perform endurance …

Ed Le Cara RockTape Master Instructor

Dr. Ed Le Cara

DC, PhD, MBA, ATC, CSCS, Board Certified in Rehabilitation, Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Is the scapula truly meant to be stable?

SCAPULAR STABILIZERS In this post we’ll “dissect” the scapular stabilizers, and we’ll discuss why they should first be looked at from a mobility standpoint. When we talk about the shoulder, we need to consider a group of muscles called the scapular stabilizers. Actually the term “stabilizers” is a bit of a misnomer. Nothing about the scapula is truly meant to …

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

Exercise program proven to stimulate TMJ musculature… will also make you look younger

If you were to look under the layers of facial tissue, you would see bundles of thin threads. These threaded bundles of muscle are attached to your skeletal frame on one end and integrate themselves into your facial tissue along their entire extent. The support system holds your entire facial structure together and makes you look like “you.” Research has …

How does blood flow restriction training really work?

Blood flow restriction training, or BFR training, is an exercise modality that uses a manipulation of the body’s circulatory system in combination with lightweight exercise to achieve training results similar to high intensity strength training (traditional heavy weight lifting). Key advantages of the system are: Light weights = less risk of muscle strain or joint injury Light loads = less …