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 …

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 …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education