Q: What do Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley and Triple H all have in common?

A: They’ve all worked with Kevin Wilk when rehabbing from an injury. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=10u4KRDBKeE Stay tuned for Dr. Wilk’s upcoming FREE webinar: “Recent Advances in Shoulder Rehabilitation Protocols.” In this FREE webinar for MeyerPT customers, Dr. Wilk will discuss: Key Shoulder Rehabilitation Principles Normalizing Shoulder Mobility Functional Scapular Base Neuromuscular Control and Dynamic Stability Multi-Phased Rehabilitation Program Don’t miss this webinar! …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

6 Components Necessary for a Successful Clinic

Training PTAs and clinical staff to provide the best patient outcome and experience has always been my focus and passion as a practice consultant. So far in this series, I have covered administrative excellence, outstanding customer service, and educating and closing the patient as key tenants of this training, but there is still much more to learn. Throughout the past …

Lori Allen

Featured Presenter and Educator

Exercise Series for Enhanced Dynamic Shoulder Control

EXERCISE SERIES FOR ENHANCED DYNAMIC SHOULDER CONTROL IN THE OVERHEAD THROWING ATHLETE Kevin E. Wilk, DPT, PT I AJ. Yenchak, DPT, PT, CSCS, I Christopher A. ArrigoI James R. Andrews, M.D THE THROWER’S TEN PROGRAM Why should your overhead athletes use the Thrower’s Ten Program? The answer is very simple…Because it works! This comprehensive program encompasses exercises for the entire …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

How you can help Wounded Veterans in your area?

Operation Surf Huntington Beach 2019 If you’d like to learn more about the event or how you can help local veterans, please check out our previous post: http://news.meyerpt.com/physical-therapists/helping-support-wounded-veteransone-wave-time/ Our time spent in and out of the water with participants, volunteers, and supporters leaves everlasting memories with us all. Thanks again to all the Doctors and volunteers who helped make this …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

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

DNS Exercise 1 – Surf Movement Training

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise/Sport Course Part 1 DNS Exercise 1 – Surf Movement Training August 2–4, 2019 Southern California Course Objectives: Introduction to the basic principles and concepts of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and Surf Movement training Developmental Kinesiology Sequence – Integrated Stabilizing System of the Spine – Demonstration/participation – Ipsilateral and Contralateral patterns – Centration – DNS Flow Learn …

Part 2: Understanding The Impact of Power on Photobiomodulation (PBM)

In Part 1 of this laser forum, we discussed the basic terms related to the physics of laser therapy. Here we will cover the significant role irradiance (power density) and dosage (energy density) plays in 3 concepts pertinent to photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy. Higher irradiance allows more photons to be applied at depth for a given wavelength. Please refer to the image below …

Mark Callanen

Mark Callanen

PT, DPT, OCS

The Throwers Ten Program

Why should your overhead athletes use the Thrower’s Ten Program? The answer is simple: Because it works! This comprehensive program encompasses exercises for the entire throwing arm as well as the body. The exercises in the program have been carefully chosen because when performed in combination they 1) improve muscular strength and 2) decrease arm fatigue, reducing the risk of …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

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 …

Anthem, Aetna, Cigna Updates on TENS and Knee and Back Braces

UPDATE: T.E.N.S. & Anthem BC/BS FDA-approved T.E.N.S. units are considered medically necessary when prescribed as a treatment for pain for those who have not responded to other modalities, and the pain is related to a musculoskeletal condition or the pain associated with an active or post-trauma injury. FDA-approved T.E.N.S. garments are considered medically necessary when there is a large area …

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