Breathing Techniques to Facilitate Stability

Let’s take some time today to think about breathing. When you breathe, do you feel like the whole region is expanding during breathing? Ideally, it should be. Breath should occur in 3-D. But for some people it won’t. As you watch your clients breathe, are they moving top-to-bottom with the breath, or are they moving in-and-out? Ideally, it should be in-and-out. We should …

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

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)

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System- Part 1

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System Why is there an increased risk of colon cancer the farther we live from the equator? (Bostick 2015, Dimitrov and White 2016) What is the connection between chronic insomnia and joint disease? Without ignoring environment (stress, diet, air quality) to account for chronic degenerative diseases, we often overlook the body’s daily rhythm of “break-clean-repair,” …

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 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

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 …

Rising Infertility Rates – What We Know and What To Do, Part 1

Rising Infertility – What We Know and What To Do In 1978, in vitro fertilization was an achievement. However, infertility has become so much more prevalent, and now fertility treatments are big business. It raises the question: Is this an industry because people are less patient about making babies, or is there a real fertility concern here? There are two …

Bulletproof Knee: A complete guide to Patella Tendonitis in running athletes and 3 Exercises for Back Pain-Free Travel

Sticking to an exercise routine while being on the road can be challenging. However, conditions such as low back pain require a regular exercise regimen. Prolonged periods of sitting in a car, train, or plane can also further aggravate existing low back issues. Here are some exercise suggestions for a quick, but effective workout that can be done almost anywhere …

RockTape Tony Mikla PT

Dr. Tony Mikla

DPT, MSPT, CSCS, XPS

Oxidative Stress and Inflammation: What you need to know about Polyphenols

Below is a great review that discusses the importance of understanding oxidative stress and inflammation as it relates to chronic injury and disease. It also discusses polyphenols, natural occurring compounds that are present in plants and are involved with numerous biological activities. According to the study, polyphenols can play a role in inhibiting molecular signaling pathways activated by oxidative stress. …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

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