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 …

Pain Therapy Options: A patient-based outcome review of pain management devices

PainTech – Pain Therapy Options A patient-based outcome review of pain management devices, including the Willow Curve January/February 2019- Practical Pain Management Journal Tiziano A. Marovino DPT, MPH, DAIPM Michael Majewski, BAA, CSCS   Chief Health Strategy and Innovation Officer Research Associate Biogenesis Group, LLC TLC Group Ypsilanti, MI Ypsilanti, MI  This device review focuses on technologies that have emerged …

Dr. Marovino

Dr. Tiziano Marovino

DPT, MPH, DAIPM

Magnesium deficiency and its potential link to Inflammation

The study below briefly discusses the importance of having the right levels of magnesium and the potential systemic health concerns of being deficient for yourself and for your patients. Also, did you know that Epsom salt is made up of magnesium sulfate? Read below . . . Dietary magnesium and C-reactive protein levels. King DE, Mainous AG 3rd, Geesey ME, Woolson RF Department …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 4

In Part 3  of this series, we touched on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Here in Part 4, we’ll discuss if the need to balance causes stability-specific strength gains. Does the need to balance affect stability-specific strength gains? When using machines to perform an exercise, the balance challenge involved is smaller than when using free weights to perform a very similar exercise. Similarly, …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

A Smarter, More Powerful Way to Address Chronic Pain

As part of our mission to improve health through technology, we’re happy to introduce Quell 2.0, our latest breakthrough for the treatment of chronic pain. Taking our FDA cleared, 100% drug-free neurotechnology to a new level, Quell 2.0 is smarter, more powerful and 50% smaller than our first generation Quell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuUUX8RA0rQ Since first launching Quell in 2015, over 170,000 people living …

Beyond Opioids: How Physical Therapy Can Transform Pain Management to Improve Health

APTA isn’t a newcomer to the opioid fight. The association’s involvement dates back to late 2015 and includes the #ChoosePT public awareness campaign. The white paper below is a comprehensive summary of the problem and APTA’s recommendations to address it. “Moving forward, the health care system must reexamine its approach to pain, including how causal factors are identified, what tools …

Recorded Webinar: Elite Athletes to the Everyday Patient: Treatment and Manual Therapy Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown

From Elite Athletes to the Everyday Patient/Client Treatment and Training Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown When: Thursday, September 20, 2:00 pm ET DESCRIPTION: Original Medical Director of the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (AVP) and the current Co-Medical Director of the Pro Surf Tour (ASP/WSL) Dr. Tim Brown will discuss tips, tools and what he’s learned …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

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

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System, Part 2

Part 1 of this article was posted on Sept. 11. http://news.meyerpt.com/physical-therapists/for-your-patients/circadian-rhythms-immune-system-part-1/ We discussed cortisol production and its relationship to Circadian Rhythms. In Part 2 we’ll discuss Inflammation … Noon to 5 p.m. – The Rise of Inflammation The afternoon hours see a steady decline in cortisol along with the most intense hours of sunlight (Vitamin D). Research tells us it …