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Is Your Team Designed to Get the “Right” Results?

If we think about it, there is undoubtedly a cause and effect relationship to the results we get as a company or team. For example, if our company experiences high turnover, what do we need to change? You might be tempted to think that the people hired weren’t the right fit or that it’s just what happens in today’s society. …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

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 …

Cutting-Edge Rehab and Recovery System Backed by Research

NORMATEC PULSE PRO 2.0 The Ultimate Rehab and Recovery Experience The NormaTec PULSE PRO 2.0 is today’s most advanced athlete recovery system. It brings you cutting-edge connectivity and powerful results in a compact, modern design that travels well and is built to last. The PULSE PRO 2.0 is used for both rehab and recovery and features a sophisticated touchscreen display …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Understanding the benefits of Photobiomodulation (PBM) or Laser Therapy, Part 1

There is often confusion in the medical field when clinicians research the topic of laser. At the center of the confusion is power and its relationship to lasers’ effect on tissue, which is referred to as photobiomodulation (PBM). To understand the role of power, there needs to be an understanding of its relationship to laser dosing, penetration, and how higher power lasers …

Mark Callanen

Mark Callanen

PT, DPT, OCS

The Throwers Ten Program Part 2 – 5-minute Warm-Up

In Part 1, we discussed the Thrower’s Ten Program and provided a video that walks you through the program with your patients and athletes. In Part 2, we’ll go through a warm-up for your over-head athletes/patients. The Thrower’s Ten Program has been shown to address the three most significant causes of shoulder and elbow problems in throwing: decreased arm strength, …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Exercise Progression for Posture Month

May Is Posture Month Due to excessive usage of smartphones and tablets, forward head posture seems to have become a major health issue. Use Posture Month as an opportunity to educate your patients on the importance of good posture. You can also utilize our posture challenge to give them a kick-start for a life with more exercise and better posture. …

Dave Cruz Webexercises Patient At Home Exercises

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Scientifically Engineered Knee-Bracing Innovations

Advanced Orthopaedics has created scientifically engineered new innovations to enhance and accelerate the healing process while supporting the body and reducing recovery time. Each brace is carefully designed to protect the body while providing superior comfort and support. Advanced Orthopaedics’ product line offers a new level of detail in design, form, function, and fit using advance materials and today’s best …

Nick Malkin

MeyerPT National Account Manager

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

Answer to a Common Patient Resolution for Better Health

Even though it’s a few months into the new year, it’s never too late to make and keep health-related resolutions. Inevitably, for some of us and for some of your patients, that means weight loss, which also means you are bound to be getting questions about weight loss solutions and products. This might seem a little too apparent but helping …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for MeyerPT