To Cue or not to Cue

When evaluating a patient or athlete, is there a difference between testing their capability and testing their movement pattern? Put another way: Do we want to see what they are capable of – or what they habitually do? Professor Vladimir Janda wrote “During movement pattern testing, minimal verbal cues should be used which test an individual’s habitual way of performing a movement. …

Dr. Craig Liebenson

DC, Founder of First Principles of Movement, author of Rehabilitation of the Spine (2007) & The Functional Training Handbook (2014).

CSM Educational Breakout Sessions at the MeyerPT booth #1904

If you’re in DC, for the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, January 23-26, please make sure to stop by the MeyerPT booth (#1904). It’s the place to get easy-to-apply educational tips and advice you can take back to your clinic and put right to work on Monday morning. It’s also where you can see and hear about the latest product innovations …

Adam Matisz

MeyerPT Sales Manager

Is This Patient Acquisition Method Really Considered a 4-Letter Word?

How To Systematically Build A Multimillion Dollar Practice That Is Highly Sellable…Working Smarter not Harder Success Key 2 of 4 First my disclaimer: I’m not a chiropractor, but I have built three national service companies serving over 25,000 medical practices and 500 hospitals. Two of my companies were ranked on the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. …

Scott Hallman

Scott Hallman

Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Speaker, Marketing Strategist

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 4

In Part 3  of this series, we touched on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Here in Part 4, we’ll discuss if the need to balance causes stability-specific strength gains. Does the need to balance affect stability-specific strength gains? When using machines to perform an exercise, the balance challenge involved is smaller than when using free weights to perform a very similar exercise. Similarly, …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Sue Falsone Book and DVD signing at CSM: Get 40% OFF while supplies last

If you’re attending the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Washington, DC, January 23-25, be sure to stop by the MeyerPT booth (#1904). Sue Falsone, PT Aligned Contributor and Founder of Structure and Function Education, will be there throughout the event to discuss Dry Needling Innovations and her new book, Bridging The Gap. Renowned physical therapist Mike Voight (PT, DHSc, OCS, …

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

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 3

In Part 2  of this series we discussed training comparisons with stable or unstable machines. Here in Part 3 we’ll touch on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Does the magnitude of the external load cause stability-specific strength gains? Although light load training to muscular failure can produce similar gains in muscular size to heavy load training, the external load used during strength training …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Help patients burn fat and reduce inflammation while improving energy levels

Research shows a master switch for weight loss is an enzyme found in every cell in the body called AMP-K. During the investigations, scientists discovered that boosting AMP-K not only resulted in the reduction of abdominal fat, but provided an unexpected benefit: a decrease in chronic inflammation. When AMP-K is turned off, the metabolism slows down and your body tries …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC &

Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2019 in DC: Preview The Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2019 is being held January 23-26, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, DC. If you’re in town, please stop by the MeyerPT booth (#1904) to learn about the latest product innovations – and our SHOW SPECIALS – for helping you help your patients and grow your business! Over 12,000 …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

There’s never been a better time to join the APTA Grassroots Network and get involved

Help make a difference: Learn more about the APTA Advocacy Grassroots Network APTA relies on its network of dedicated grassroots activists to bring physical therapy issues to the attention of Members of Congress and other policy makers. There are many ways to get involved, including hosting a practice visit with your elected representatives, as well as becoming a Federal …

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 1

Many strength coaches recommend against training on unstable surfaces when using free weights for improving sports performance. Leaving aside safety issues, the main reason given is that lighter weights are used in less stable conditions. And this makes sense, because lighter weights lead to smaller strength gains. Many coaches also recommend against using multi-joint machines like the leg press, when preparing athletes for sport. The reason given for this is that the …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research