ACA and APTA Collaborate on Dry Needling Code

Here’s a recent update from the ACA on the current status of a CPT code for Dry Needling. ACA and APTA Collaborate on Dry Needling Code Following a successful nine-year collaboration between the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a new CPT® code for dry needling will likely be available to providers sometime in late …

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

Part 2: Understanding The Impact of Power on Photobiomodulation (PBM)

In Part 1 of this laser forum, we discussed the basic terms related to the physics of laser therapy. Here we will cover the significant role irradiance (power density) and dosage (energy density) plays in 3 concepts pertinent to photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy. Higher irradiance allows more photons to be applied at depth for a given wavelength. Please refer to the image below …

Mark Callanen

Mark Callanen

PT, DPT, OCS

The Throwers Ten Program

Why should your overhead athletes use the Thrower’s Ten Program? The answer is simple: Because it works! This comprehensive program encompasses exercises for the entire throwing arm as well as the body. The exercises in the program have been carefully chosen because when performed in combination they 1) improve muscular strength and 2) decrease arm fatigue, reducing the risk of …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews wants young athletes to STOP

I have been very blessed in my career to learn and work with some of the very best in sports medicine. It is always humbling to see professionals at this level so passionate about helping to reduce injuries in youth athletics. Therapists, doctors and parents of athletes and coaches, this is a must watch and a must read about Dr. James Andrews. …

Trent Nessler PT TheraBand ACL Kits

Dr. Trent Nessler

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

Treatments for Low Back Pain—Time for a Change

Insurer Coverage of Nonpharmacological Treatments for Low Back Pain—Time for a Change Christine M. Goertz, DC, PhD; Steven Z. George, PT, PhD JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(6):e183037. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3037 Low back pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical care and is highly correlated with opioid use.1Both factors have contributed to a major public health crisis resulting from opioid overuse and …

Dr. Christine Goertz

D.C., Ph.D., COO Spine IQ

Be at your best for your patients

“In the United States, 34 million children have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) – ranging from abuse or neglect to parental incarceration or addiction. Children living in poverty are more likely to have multiple ACEs, compounding the effects of economic insecurity. In addition, the current opioid epidemic is devastating families and overwhelming the foster care system, and …

Dr. Scott Bautch

D.C., DACBOH, CCST, CCSP, original CEO of Allied Health Chiropractic Centers, Co-Author of 2 books

10 Tips for Making a More Comfortable Orthosis

Making a supportive and comfortable orthosis helps your patient stick to the wearing schedule. When your patient feels that their custom-made orthosis is uncomfortable, they simply will not wear it despite its necessity for optimum recovery. Use these ten tips to make an orthosis that is supportive and comfortable so that your patient will stick to the wearing schedule as outlined and optimize their …

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 …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education