The role and mechanism of action of menthol in topical analgesic products

Authors: J. V. Pergolizzi Jr., MD; R. Taylor Jr., PhD; J.-A. LeQuang ,BA; R. B. Raffa, PhD, and for the NEMA Research Group First published: 10 March 2018 Summary What is known, and objective Menthol has been used as a non-opioid pain reliever since ancient times. A modern understanding of its molecular mechanism of action could form the basis for generating …

Exercise System for Jaw/TMJ Rehabilitation and Oro-facial Muscle Imbalance and Jaw

The Facial-Flex® system is an intra-oral neuromuscular re-education and biofeedback training device to help reduce muscular pain and deprogram excessive muscle forces/jaw pain. This system was originally conceived as a prosthetic training aid for orofacial burn victims with scarring and lip contracture. Facial-Flex® was subsequently developed for speech therapy and swallowing/dysphagia disorders. Lip strengthening and redirecting oral balance can reduce …

2018 Structure & Function Dry Needling Course Schedule

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sport Performance (schedule below) Course Description: In this 25-hour lab-based course, the clinician will learn a diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling. The clinician will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper needle insertion and removal, as well as effective strategies to manage commonly encountered pathologies in orthopedic and sport rehabilitation. Safety …

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

Get Patients Stronger. Save Time. Reduce Wear and Tear. With BFR Training

What is BFR Training? BENEFITS Improve Strength Reduce wear and tear Save time in your day Reduce recovery time Stay strong through injuries Take it anywhere you go Blood flow restriction training, or BFR training, is an exercise modality that uses a manipulation of the body’s circulatory system in combination with light resistance exercise—such as bodyweight work—to achieve improvements in …

Multimodal Therapy for Multimechanistic Pain

To a patient, pain is pain. But to clinicians, it is important to understand the underlying pain mechanisms in order to find the appropriate modalities for pain control.1 Pain can be divided into two broad categories: physiological (nociception, inflammation) and pathological (neuropathic). Nociceptive pain occurs when there is an injury at the periphery (for example, hitting your thumb with a …

Tips for Improving Tissue Quality and Health

In the video below, Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses how tissue quality and tissue health can be improved by using the TimTam Power massager to re-perfuse tissues that may not have the blood flow or nutrients they need to be healthy. Perfusion is the passage of fluid through the circulatory system or lymphatic system to an organ or a tissue, usually referring …

Pain Specialists Awareness of Topical Analgesics and Their Use in Pain Control

Joseph V. Pergolizzi1,2*, Robert B. Raffa3, Robert Taylor4, Charles Fleischer4, Gianpietro Zampogna4, Lynn Nopper5, Frank DiLorenzo5, Clay M. Duval4, Alana N. Edun4, Jasmine Salamara5 1Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA 2Department of Pharmacology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA 3Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Temple University School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA, USA 4NEMA …

How Do You Define Fitness for your Patients?

Fitness means different things to different people. The bodybuilder looks at muscle mass and physique as a measure of fitness, but may ignore cardiovascular endurance. The grandmother who wants to be strong enough to lift her grandchild may ignore the flexibility required to reach over the crib without hurting her back. The triathlete looks at the ability to perform endurance …

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Dr. Ed Le Cara

DC, PhD, MBA, ATC, CSCS, Board Certified in Rehabilitation, Board Certified in Sports Medicine

JAMA Study: Opioids No Better Than Nonopioids

JAMA Study: Opioids No Better Than Nonopioids in Improving Pain-Related Function, Intensity for Chronic Back Pain, Hip/Knee OA In brief: 240 patients with chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain were divided into 2 treatment groups: 1 group received opioids, 1 group received nonopioid medications After 12 months, researchers found no differences between the groups’ reported improvement in …