Study Review: Effects of Exercise on Posture and Chest Function

Effect of Exercise on Flexed Posture and Chest Function The Study: Effect of thorax correction exercises on flexed posture and chest function in older women with age-related hyperkyphosis  The Facts: The authors looked at the effect of exercises on the hyperkyphosis and chest function in older women. All subjects were over 65 years of age. 41 women were divided into …

Dr. Mark Payne

Doctor of Chiropractic, Founder and President Matlin Mfg Inc., Publisher and Editor in Chief of ScienceInBrief.com

New Product Alert – übertherm Cold Compression Wraps

A new product – übertherm cold wraps, with Ice Pillow™ Technology – deliver cold therapy in a way that significantly improves its effectiveness and, ultimately, the outcome for the patient. Continue reading and learn about how traditional cold therapy can worsen inflammation, how übertherm’s innovative technology is solving this problem, and how it can benefit both your clinic and your patients. …

Dr. Stuart Tomares

Doctor of Medicine, Founder and CEO of übertherm LLC

Arachnoiditis: What it is and what you should know

Misunderstood and underreported, arachnoiditis is a neuropathic malady that affects the arachnoid layer of the meninges. It can result from routine medical procedures and can leave patients permanently incapacitated. A more severe type of arachnoiditis is adhesive arachnoiditis. Adhesive arachnoiditis results in scarring and adhesions within the meninges. Additionally, it compresses the nerve rootlets within the thecal sac and can …

The Power of Innovation- Don’t miss the 2017 Team Concept Conference

Make sure to stop by the MeyerPT booth to check out the Breakout sessions below: Fri 12/1 9:55 – 10:35 am Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA Rehab Protocols Sat 12/2 9:50 – 10:30 am Sue Falsone, PT, ATC, CSCS, COMT Dry Needling Facts 2017 TCC AGENDA Thursday, November 30, 2017 Session I: Performance Enhancement for the Athlete and The Science …

Sports Physical Therapy Section SPTS Association

Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS)

The second largest component member of the APTA.

A novel approach to the treatment of neck pain and postural dysfunction

Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) of the Spine Synopsis: A novel approach to the treatment of neck pain and postural dysfunction – via a self-administered therapy – provides an immediate treatment effect in the form of disc positional and conformational changes. Clinical Report Over the last several decades, there has been a growing recognition of the important role that posture plays in …

Dr. Marovino

Dr. Tiziano Marovino

DPT, MPH, DAIPM

APTA CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES – Neck Pain: Revision 2017

Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health From the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Authors: Peter R. Blanpied, PT, PhD; Anita R. Gross, PT, MSc; James M. Elliott, PT, PhD; Laurie Lee Devaney, PT, MSc; Derek Clewley, DPT; David M. Walton, PT, PhD; Cheryl Sparks, PT, PhD; Eric K. Robertson, PT, DPT REVIEWERS: Roy D. Altman, MD; Paul Beattie, PT, PhD; Eugene Boeglin, DPT; Joshua A. Cleland, PT, PhD; John D. Childs, PT, PhD; John DeWitt, DPT; Timothy W. Flynn, PT, …

Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy JOSPT

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

JOSPT publishes scientifically rigorous, clinically relevant content for physical therapists and others in the health care community to advance musculoskeletal and sports-related practice.

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 …

DOMS Pain Relief That Starts In Less Than An Hour, And Lasts For Several

For years, Biofreeze® topical analgesics have provided pain relief for patients with musculoskeletal discomfort, including delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which as we all know is muscle soreness experienced 24-48 hours after strenuous or unaccustomed exercise. DOMS is caused by inflammation that produces swelling within muscle cells (it’s not the lactic acid, folks!). Researcher Michael Rogers PhD, CSCS, head of the kinesiology …

Dr Phil Page PT TheraBand Academy

Dr. Phil Page

PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, Director of Clinical Education and Research at the Thera-Band Academy.

Genetic Factors in Rotator Cuff Pathology – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we began looking at genetic factors in rotator cuff pathology and the future implications for sports physical therapists. In Part 2, we explore the influence genetics may have on a person’s recovery after a rotator cuff tear. Do your genes predispose you to rotator cuff problems? Studies show that genetic and cellular markers may …

Dr. Travis Orth

PT, DPT, OCS

Genetic Factors in Rotator Cuff Pathology- Part 1

There has been a substantial amount of new research on how the field of genetics is influencing the practice of medicine across disciplines. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, I studied cell and molecular biology at Michigan State University, and I still have a strong interest and appreciation for how genetics impact all aspects of life. Over the past several …

Dr. Travis Orth

PT, DPT, OCS