Journal of Pain Research: High-frequency nerve stimulation for treatment of chronic low back and lower extremity pain

Journal of Pain Research: High-frequency nerve stimulation for treatment of chronic low back and lower extremity pain

Fixed-site high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for treatment of chronic low back and lower extremity pain Journal of Pain Research 2016:9 469–479 Objective: The objective of this study was to determine if fixed-site high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (FS-TENS) is effective in treating chronic low back and lower extremity pain. Background: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is widely used for treatment of chronic pain. General-purpose transcutaneous …

Challenges and Opportunities Independent Physical Therapy Clinics are Facing

New Treatment Guidelines Released by American College of Physicians

Low back pain treatment guidelines don’t usually make headlines, but since the February 14th release by the American College of Physicians (ACP) of new recommendations against common drug therapy for “non-radicular low back pain,” the story is in all the media. It’s big news when the world’s largest medical-specialty society (148,000 members) says don’t take drugs because research shows it’s …

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Posture Expert, Author, Speaker, Clinician

4 Strategies To Help Your Patients Conquer Sugar Addiction

4 Strategies To Help Your Patients Conquer Sugar Addiction

In May 2016, the FDA announced changes to the nutrition facts food label that appears on all packaged foods and drinks. Starting in 2018, the new label must clearly state how much sugar the manufacturer added to the product and what percentage of the recommended daily maximum that represents. This is a huge improvement over the current label, which lists …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

Phase 2: Shoulder Rehab

Earn special MeyerPT pricing when registering for the following Kevin Wilk seminars: Denver, CO: March 17-18, 2017 West Palm, FL: April 21-22, 2017 Use the MeyerPT Promo Code MPT50 to receive a 30% off discount. Learn more here. Phase 2: Intermediate Phase Along with progression of the strengthening program, the goals of the second phase in dealing with patients with shoulder pain, is to increase the flexibility, mobility, and …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Shockwave Therapy can effectively treat Plantar Fasciitis

Shockwave Therapy Can Effectively Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Low Energy Extracorporeal PulseActivatedTherapy (EPAT) for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis By Robert Gordon, MD; Charles Wong, BHSc; Eric J. Crawford, BHSc Toronto, Canada FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL ©2012 by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society DOI: 10.3113/FAI.2012.0202 Background: Ultrasonographic measurement of the plantar fascia can be used to objectively diagnose plantar fasciitis. The purpose of this study was …

Dr. Rob Gordon

Dr. Rob Gordon

MD, FRCS(C), diploma of Sports Medicine

Tips from the Experts: Treating the Cervical Thoracic Junction

Tips from the Experts: Treating the Cervical Thoracic Junction

The Missing Link in Relieving Shoulder Tension & Neck Pain The average American spends around 45 minutes a day commuting to and from work, and spends incredible 11 hours a day in poor positions and postures watching TV, surfing the internet on their phones, and working on their computers. These activities are often performed sitting down, which done repetitively over …

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

4 Phases of Rehab for Patients with Shoulder Pain

4 Phases of Rehab for Patients with Shoulder Pain

The rehabilitation of the shoulder has evolved over the past 20 years. In the past, the rehab program focused on strengthening the rotator cuff muscles. Then Dr. Kibler and others taught us to also treat the scapular muscles and scapula posture. Since then numerous articles have been published suggesting GIRD (glenohumeral joint internal rotation deficit) was the cause of shoulder …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Dry Needling

Dry Needling Versus Acupuncture: The Ongoing Debate

Since the day I began performing dry needling, I have been asked the following question countless times: “what is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling”?  I used to say “well, acupuncture is rooted in eastern medicine and dry needling is rooted in western medicine.” It wasn’t until I read the following article by Zhou that I realized how wrong …

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

Baseball Pitcher

Biomechanical Analysis of Weighted-Ball Exercises for Baseball Pitchers

American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, Alabama Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD*, Alek Z. Diffendaffer, MS, Kyle T. Aune, MPH, Brett Ivey, CSCS, Walter A. Laughlin, MS First Published in Sports Health* on November 22, 2016 *Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach (SPH) is a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal for primary care physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers and other medical and health care …

Glenn Fleisig

Glenn Fleisig

Research Director of the American Sports Medicine Institute

MeyerPT Weightlifting

Considerations in Athletic Performance Enhancement Training: Athlete Weight Room Preparation

Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS Professional Physical Therapy Professional Athletic Performance Center New York, New York During my 30+ career as a Physical Therapist (PT), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach, I have been involved in both the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement Training of athletes and have had many valued experiences throughout my …

Robert Panariello PT

Robert Panariello

MS, PT, ATC, CSCS, Founding Partner & Chief Clinical Officer of Professional Physical Therapy