Study Review: Effects of Exercise on Posture and Chest Function

Effect of Exercise on Flexed Posture and Chest Function The Study: Effect of thorax correction exercises on flexed posture and chest function in older women with age-related hyperkyphosis  The Facts: The authors looked at the effect of exercises on the hyperkyphosis and chest function in older women. All subjects were over 65 years of age. 41 women were divided into …

Dr. Mark Payne

Doctor of Chiropractic, Founder and President Matlin Mfg Inc., Publisher and Editor in Chief of ScienceInBrief.com

Arachnoiditis: What it is and what you should know

Misunderstood and underreported, arachnoiditis is a neuropathic malady that affects the arachnoid layer of the meninges. It can result from routine medical procedures and can leave patients permanently incapacitated. A more severe type of arachnoiditis is adhesive arachnoiditis. Adhesive arachnoiditis results in scarring and adhesions within the meninges. Additionally, it compresses the nerve rootlets within the thecal sac and can …

My experience with Dry Needling and Elite Athletes

I worked with a Major League Baseball pitcher who had surgery to repair a flexor tendon on his throwing elbow. When he first called me eight months after his surgery, he was still in pain and had very limited range of motion in his arm. With spring training getting close, he still wasn’t able to throw without pain. I performed …

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

The Pentamodal Approach to Dry Needling

Are you looking to host a Dry Needling Course? If you are located in a state where PTs can legally perform Dry Needling and you’d like to host a Structure and Function Dry Needling course, please email Dr. John Pecora at Jpecoradc@wbcgp.com Also, as a MeyerPT customer, you get exclusive course and product discounts and access to Sue Falsone and …

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

A novel approach to the treatment of neck pain and postural dysfunction

Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) of the Spine Synopsis: A novel approach to the treatment of neck pain and postural dysfunction – via a self-administered therapy – provides an immediate treatment effect in the form of disc positional and conformational changes. Clinical Report Over the last several decades, there has been a growing recognition of the important role that posture plays in …

Dr. Marovino

Dr. Tiziano Marovino

DPT, MPH, DAIPM

The kiio Sensor; A New Innovation For Assessment of Muscle Function

Reliability, Responsiveness, and Criterion Validity of the Kiio Sensor, a New Tool for Assessment of Muscle Function Patrick Grabowski, MPT, PhD; Michelle Narveson, DPT; Stephen Siegle, DPT INTRODUCTION Musculoskeletal injuries are a leading cause of disability in the general population and U.S. military, resulting in enormous direct and indirect costs. Prerequisite to any program of injury management, from prevention to …

The APTA celebrates National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month – #ChoosePT! Message from APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD Dear Colleagues: National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is our opportunity each year to take time to recognize the transformative power of physical therapists. America continues to fight a devastating opioid epidemic. No state is untouched. In 2016 physical therapy was identified as part of the solution …

Sports Physical Therapy Section SPTS Association

Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS)

The second largest component member of the APTA.

APTA CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES – Neck Pain: Revision 2017

Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health From the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Authors: Peter R. Blanpied, PT, PhD; Anita R. Gross, PT, MSc; James M. Elliott, PT, PhD; Laurie Lee Devaney, PT, MSc; Derek Clewley, DPT; David M. Walton, PT, PhD; Cheryl Sparks, PT, PhD; Eric K. Robertson, PT, DPT REVIEWERS: Roy D. Altman, MD; Paul Beattie, PT, PhD; Eugene Boeglin, DPT; Joshua A. Cleland, PT, PhD; John D. Childs, PT, PhD; John DeWitt, DPT; Timothy W. Flynn, PT, …

Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy JOSPT

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

JOSPT publishes scientifically rigorous, clinically relevant content for physical therapists and others in the health care community to advance musculoskeletal and sports-related practice.

Why Focus on the Thoracic Spine?

Everyone is big into core stability and core programming. The lumbar spine with low back pain is also obviously a huge issue in our society today. When we look at the lumbar spine, we have these big buzz words—core stability, the core. When we start to look at all of the things that attach to the lumbar spine, it’s important …

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

Restoration of Normal Cervical Lordosis through Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression

Unlike axial linear traction, Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) successfully decompresses joints and enhances or restores the lordotic curve. Cervical pain is one of the most common symptoms in today’s society. Indeed, in our personal clinical experience, well over 90% of patients with headache have a cervical component easily observed with physical examination and which reveals abnormal cervical posture. Among other …