Understanding and Preventing Age-Related Muscle Loss- Part 1

Shortly after age 50, the rate at which a person loses muscle mass begins to accelerate. Figure 1 is a graphical representation of the average number of quadriceps muscle fibers present in adults aged 18 to 82. Looking at the center of the graph, it is clear that the number of muscle fibers remains stable until around age 50. After …

Bridging the Gap from Rehab- Part 3- Psychomotor Control

In the last post we discussed the concept of the Pain Generator and the importance of the entire Motion Segment as it relates to Bridging the Gap. In this post we’ll touch on Psychomotor Control, Biopsychosocial Considerations and Somatosensory Control. Psychomotor Control In reviewing psychomotor control, we are concerned with the right tissue firing at the right time as muscles and other …

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

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Course at Stanford University

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Movement Preparation for the Athlete Skills Course with Michal Truc, P.T. April 13-14, 2019 Stanford University Stanford, California This course explores the utilization of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and the developmental uprighting sequence to prepare for the specific demands of sport. It will feature the DNS flow sequences and active exercises specific to the individual athletic needs: …

Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance

In a clinical and performance world where there are so many experts to follow, the development of a philosophical training model can be difficult to create and implement, especially for the less-experienced practitioner. Rather than trying to be exclusive or exclusionary, it is important to recognize that many schools of thought, when broken down to their core principles, focus on …

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

How one PT combined Pilates with PT to help grow her business

How one PT combined Pilates with PT to help her patients and grow her business Sara Baker was studying physical therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham when she first heard of Pilates. After graduating from PT school she tried a few classes and liked them, but had a suspicion that there was more to the practice of Pilates …

Sara Baker

PT, Founder and President: Inspire Health

The Benefits of SMR and Research Behind Rolling – Part 1: Quad and Knee-Joint ROM and NMR Efficiency During a Lunge

In a 4-part series, we’ll share some helpful studies that touch on the quantifiable benefits of SMR (Self Myofascial Release) and foam rolling. In the 1st study by Bradbury-Squires et al, they found that knee joint ROM increased 10% for the 20-second condition and 16% for the 60-second condition compared with a control condition. Roller-Massager Application to the Quadriceps and …

4 Weeks to a Stronger Core

A 4-week exercise challenge can never replace an individual exercise program tailored to a patient’s specific needs. It also cannot replace a long-lasting lifestyle change. However, this type of challenge can be a good idea for patients who are otherwise healthy and just need motivation and structure to stay active, even if they are not currently on an exercise rehab program. …

Dave Cruz Webexercises Patient At Home Exercises

Dr. Dave Cruz

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

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Course A with Osteopathy Integration

Instructors at the Prague School of Rehabilitation have put together a unique course introducing the concepts and principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), along with specific Osteopathic techniques to help address the facilitation of the deep stabilizing system of the spine. DNS Course A with Osteopathy Integration Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Prague School of Rehabilitation Basic Course A With a Special Osteopathy …

Did you miss the CSM 2019 show specials in DC?

Did you miss the CSM 2019 show specials in DC? If so, here’s a recap! More than 16,700 PTs, PTAs, and physical therapy students gathered in the nation’s capital for the APTA CSM (Combined Sections Meeting) 2019.   For more info on products mentioned in this article or for info on current product specials, please contact your personal MeyerPT Account …

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

Should you load a painful tendon? The answer might surprise you.

Listen to the insightful lecture below by Professor Jill Cook* to learn more about how you should address painful Achilles and patellar tendinopathies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kKzoi8Zrik Professor Jill Cook, physiotherapist, PhD, is a professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe University School of Allied Health in Australia. Her research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. Since completing her PhD in …

Dr. Leo Kormanik

D.C., M.S., CCSP