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

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 …

Mechanisms and time course of menthol-induced cutaneous vasodilation

This great paper by Craighead, McCartney,  Tumlinson and Alexander describes the vasodilation dose-response of topical menthol. In the post below, we’ve listed some important info from the study, but to read the full study, please see the link at the bottom of the article…  Microvasc Res. 2017 Mar;110:43-47. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2016.11.008. Epub 2016 Nov 27  Craighead DH, McCartney NB, Tumlinson JH, …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Could the origin of all pain stem from Inflammation?

Whether we’re talking about acute or chronic pain, peripheral or central pain, nociceptive or neuropathic pain… whether the pain is sharp, dull, aching, burning, stabbing, numbing or tingling, there’s a theory proposed by the researchers below that all pain arises from inflammation and the inflammatory response within the body. Could this mean that a consistent effort to help our patients …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

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

JAMA Study: Opioids No Better Than Nonopioids

JAMA Study: Opioids No Better Than Nonopioids in Improving Pain-Related Function, Intensity for Chronic Back Pain, Hip/Knee OA In brief: 240 patients with chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain were divided into 2 treatment groups: 1 group received opioids, 1 group received nonopioid medications After 12 months, researchers found no differences between the groups’ reported improvement in …

PainZone’s Mission: To Make Every Body Feel Better

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: MedZone® PainZone® PainZone® is a premium topical analgesic that helps patients experiencing aches, pains, soreness, arthritis symptoms, and provides deep penetrating relief for back pain. It combines three active anti-inflammatory ingredients and uses a fatty acid base – with no water filler – for faster penetrating relief. PainZone also offers great retail sales opportunities for physical therapists and professionals …

Dr. Jeff Poplarski

D.C., Sports Chiropractor

My experience with Dry Needling and Elite Athletes

I worked with a Major League Baseball pitcher who had surgery to repair a flexor tendon on his throwing elbow. When he first called me eight months after his surgery, he was still in pain and had very limited range of motion in his arm. With spring training getting close, he still wasn’t able to throw without pain. I performed …

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

The Pentamodal Approach to Dry Needling

Are you looking to host a Dry Needling Course? If you are located in a state where PTs can legally perform Dry Needling and you’d like to host a Structure and Function Dry Needling course, please email Dr. John Pecora at Jpecoradc@wbcgp.com Also, as a MeyerPT customer, you get exclusive course and product discounts and access to Sue Falsone and …

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

The APTA celebrates National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month – #ChoosePT! Message from APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD Dear Colleagues: National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is our opportunity each year to take time to recognize the transformative power of physical therapists. America continues to fight a devastating opioid epidemic. No state is untouched. In 2016 physical therapy was identified as part of the solution …

Sports Physical Therapy Section SPTS Association

Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS)

The second largest component member of the APTA.

APTA CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES – Neck Pain: Revision 2017

Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health From the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Authors: Peter R. Blanpied, PT, PhD; Anita R. Gross, PT, MSc; James M. Elliott, PT, PhD; Laurie Lee Devaney, PT, MSc; Derek Clewley, DPT; David M. Walton, PT, PhD; Cheryl Sparks, PT, PhD; Eric K. Robertson, PT, DPT REVIEWERS: Roy D. Altman, MD; Paul Beattie, PT, PhD; Eugene Boeglin, DPT; Joshua A. Cleland, PT, PhD; John D. Childs, PT, PhD; John DeWitt, DPT; Timothy W. Flynn, PT, …

Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy JOSPT

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

JOSPT publishes scientifically rigorous, clinically relevant content for physical therapists and others in the health care community to advance musculoskeletal and sports-related practice.