Sequential Pulse Compression’s Effect on Hemoglobin Concentration

Below is an interesting study regarding the potential benefits of products providing Sequential Pulse Compression – such as the NormaTec PULSE 2.0 system – and their effects on the lower extremities when utilized as a recovery tool. Kelly A. Brock, Lindsey E. Eberman, Richard H. Laird IV, David J. Elmer and Kenneth E. Games Context: Several interventions are available to reduce …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

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

Choosing the Right Enzymes for Your Patients

Practitioners often ask us, “What should I look for when choosing enzyme products for my practice?” This blog aims to succinctly answer that question, but first encourages you to identify the concerns you most frequently encounter. Are your clients concerned with gut health and digestive challenges? Or are they concerned with maintaining heart health, cognitive function, or something different altogether? The answers to these …

Dr. Michael Murray

Chief Science Officer

Treatments for Low Back Pain—Time for a Change

Insurer Coverage of Nonpharmacological Treatments for Low Back Pain—Time for a Change Christine M. Goertz, DC, PhD; Steven Z. George, PT, PhD JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(6):e183037. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3037 Low back pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical care and is highly correlated with opioid use.1Both factors have contributed to a major public health crisis resulting from opioid overuse and …

Dr. Christine Goertz

D.C., Ph.D., COO Spine IQ

Understanding and Preventing Age-Related Muscle Loss- Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed sarcopenia and force recruitment of fast twitch vs slow twitch. In Part 2 we’ll touch on some more research and finish with a Simple Workout Routine to Maintain Muscle Mass. Luckily, muscles can be “tricked” into recruiting fast-twitch fibers (and hence, stimulate satellite cell activity) by fatiguing the slow-twitch fibers with multiple sets of light-resistance repetitions …

Understanding the benefits of Photobiomodulation (PBM) or Laser Therapy, Part 1

There is often confusion in the medical field when clinicians research the topic of laser. At the center of the confusion is power and its relationship to lasers’ effect on tissue, which is referred to as photobiomodulation (PBM). To understand the role of power, there needs to be an understanding of its relationship to laser dosing, penetration, and how higher power lasers …

Mark Callanen

Mark Callanen

PT, DPT, OCS

Randomized Clinical Trial: Dry Needling vs Cortisone Injection in the Treatment of Greater Trochanteric Pain

Here’s another study which discusses the benefits and potential applications of Dry Needling. Dry Needling vs Cortisone Injection in the Treatment of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome: A Noninferiority Randomized Clinical Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Apr;47(4):232-239 doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.6994. Epub 2017 Mar 3. Brennan KL, Allen BC, Maldonado YM Abstract Study Design: Prospective, randomized, partially blinded. Background: Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) …

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

JAMA study concludes healthy Omega-3 levels result in reduced cellular aging

You’re no doubt aware that Omega-3 fatty acids are critically important. (A recent JAMA study* reinforced this, concluding that individuals with healthy Omega-3 levels experienced a 65% slower cellular aging process.*) But do you know where the “Essential” in “Essential Fatty Acids” comes from? Much like essential amino acids, EFA’s cannot be made in the body, but they’re a requirement …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for MeyerPT

The Benefits of SMR and Research Behind Rolling – Part 1: Quad and Knee-Joint ROM and NMR Efficiency During a Lunge

In a 4-part series, we’ll share some helpful studies that touch on the quantifiable benefits of SMR (Self Myofascial Release) and foam rolling. In the 1st study by Bradbury-Squires et al, they found that knee joint ROM increased 10% for the 20-second condition and 16% for the 60-second condition compared with a control condition. Roller-Massager Application to the Quadriceps and …

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Course A with Osteopathy Integration

Instructors at the Prague School of Rehabilitation have put together a unique course introducing the concepts and principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), along with specific Osteopathic techniques to help address the facilitation of the deep stabilizing system of the spine. DNS Course A with Osteopathy Integration Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Prague School of Rehabilitation Basic Course A With a Special Osteopathy …