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

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

BodyMed Tables Perform at the 2019 US Open of Surfing

First of all, we’d like to thank the 34 Chiros, MDs, PTs, Trainers, Exercise and Performance Specialists, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and the other Health and Fitness Professionals who all came together to form the 2019 US Open Sports Medicine Team. This dedicated group worked with and treated the over 200 athletes at this year’s Van’s US Open of Surfing, held …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

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 …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

New Research Shows Leafy Greens May Help Patients Maintain Mobility

A recent study conducted by Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus, published in May in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences(please link https://academic.oup.com/biomedgerontology/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/gerona/glz108/5485918?redirectedFrom=fulltext), observed the association between biomarkers of vitamin K and mobility disability, which includes Osteoarthritis and Cardiovascular Disease. The study found that older adults with lower levels of vitamin K were increasingly prone to developing conditions that impacted their freedom …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

NormaTec Clinical Case Study

Arkfeld Clinic in Michigan focuses on enhancing neurological performance of the brain and spine. They offer a variety of therapies, including those found in professional sports medicine departments, to relieve pain, empower movement, and balance the nervous system. In addition to patients with chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and stress and anxiety, Arkfeld Clinic treats a broad range of student athletes. …

The History of Matcha Tea

The Path of Zen Over 800 years ago, a young Buddhist priest by the name Myōan Eisai left his native Japan on a spiritual journey for greater awareness and knowledge. Eisai returned to Japan with a new found philosophy called “Chan” and some unique tea seeds. Using the Chan philosophy, Myōan Eisai created the Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism in Japan and …

Thomas DeLauer

Nutrition and Business Performance Coach

Do You Ice an injury? Should you?

No matter what conflicting reports or headlines you’ve come across in the last few years telling you “NOT TO ICE” . . . the truth is there’s no definitive research that supports completely discontinuing the use of localized cryotherapy with your patients or athletes. There are definitely some claims that have been made over the years with regards to ice’s …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

2019 Physical Therapy Trends: Value-Based Retailing

On the subject of trends in the Physical Therapy space, one important topic is the idea of “value-based” retailing. There’s a lot to unpack here, so we’ll just touch on a few key points . . . PT Changes Lives. We’re all aware of the infinite value we provide to our patients on a daily basis with our treatment protocols …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education