5 principles that influenced the Soft Tissue Release and Taping Technique used on some of the world’s best Athletes

SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Technique) was developed by Dr. Brown while working with Pro Beach Volleyball (AVP) and Pro Surfing (ASP/WSL) Tour professionals to help dynamically heal, normalize and support injured, impaired, imbalanced and dysfunctional soft tissue structures. Since the traditional soft tissue treatment and taping protocols worked by either utilizing deep, uncomfortable symptom-specific pressure or by locking down the …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

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

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 3

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 3 In this series we’ve been talking about kinesiophobia (fear of movement) and specifically how this is related to an increase in re-injury risk with athletes returning to play. In the last post, we provided a case study with an athlete who was being assessed for return to sport-specific testing. 19 …

Trent Nessler PT TheraBand ACL Kits

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

The Pain-Mitigated Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid to Better Manage Pain

Hippocrates advised his patients to let their food be their medicine. Increasingly, modern society is recognizing that there are “health foods” and “junk foods.” In discussing what pain patients should eat, clinicians should first recognize that there are two main strategies. First, there is general healthful eating. This is the sort of diet everyone should adhere to at least most …

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 2

Last post we learned that kinesiophobia (fear of movement) is bad, especially if an athlete exhibits kinesiophobia when returning to sport following an ACL reconstruction. According to the Paterno et al Sport Health 2018 athletes who score 19 or above on the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia, they are 13xs more likely to reinjure themselves with return to play. For those of us …

Trent Nessler PT TheraBand ACL Kits

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 1

According to a 2012 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, 20% of athletes who return to play following ACLR re-injure within the first 2 years. Further, Wiggins et al Am J Sport Med 2016 showed that one in four youths who tear their ACL will suffer another ACL injury at some point throughout their athletic career. With odds like this, …

Trent Nessler PT TheraBand ACL Kits

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

A Case for Cupping – Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Relieving Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Below is a great RCT out of Hualien City, Taiwan, on the Effectiveness of Cupping. It was conducted in a nursing research laboratory at the Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology. Lee-Mei Chi, 1 , 2 Li-Mei Lin, 3 Chien-Lin Chen, 4 , 5 Shu-Fang Wang, 6 Hui-Ling Lai, 7 and Tai-Chu Peng 1 , 7 , * Evid …

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

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain Robert Topp, Kara Solem, Jena Etnoyer-Slaski, and Barton Bishop Journal of Performance Health Research Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 40–47DOI: 10.25036/jphr.2017.1.2.topp.2 © 2017 Performance Health www.performancehealthresearch.com OBSERVATIONAL COHORT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with …

Rising Infertility Rates – What We Know and What To Do, Part 2

This post is the continuation of an article on infertility. Part 1 was posted August 14 at http://news.meyerpt.com/physical-therapists/nutrition/rising-infertility-rates-know-part-1/ In this post we’ll take a closer look at biochemical individuality and what that means for fertility… Systemic, Individualized Deficiencies: The assumption made by Pottenger’s Cats was that the food was cooked in the unhealthy group, and that the cooking/processing removed nutrients or …

A short review to help clinicians determine the best way to address pain

Types of Pain When patients complain about pain, they usually do not make much distinction between types of pain. In fact, patients often struggle to describe their pain in clinically meaningful ways. Clinicians can help patients with prompting and specific questions to help determine the type of pain the patient is experiencing and how best to treat it. Acute versus …

3 Exercises for Lower Extremity Balance, Stability and Control

Whether you’re training high level athletes, rehabbing a knee, ankle or hip injury, or working with an elderly client who’s trying to maintain balance during daily activities, balance trainers are essential tools to have in any clinic or gym. Standing on an unstable surface that challenges multi-directional instability has been proven to increase proprioceptive awareness of the muscles surrounding joints, …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education