Inflammation:The Most Important Conversation You Should Be Having with Your Patients

nflammation – Definition and Explanation Inflammation is, in essence, the body’s first-line response to injury. Think of it as your body’s emergency flare—inflammation is a way for your body to protect itself from further injury and to recruit recovery materials to an injury sight. Swelling widens the pathways to speed the process up and causes short-term discomfort to limit the …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for MeyerPT

A Better Seat Cushion Design for Patients with Back Pain

The GSeat product line was designed by the Gelco Group with a fresh perspective on car seat cushions for back pain. In 1999, there were only a few seat cushion options for the general consumer. The original designs were developed in conjunction with BMW Group Designworks USA and a U.S. bike seat manufacturer. They wanted to have a seat cushion that …

Dr. Mike Beebe

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS - Clinic Director

Hands-on Techniques for Identifying Lower Limb Pathologies – Online CE’s

Vasyli Medical Continuing Education Progressive Professional CE courses for clinicians, teaching hands-on techniques for identifying lower limb pathologies and dispensing custom fitted orthotics. NEW! ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAM The Vasyli Medical story encompasses more than 35 years of professional dedication to understanding lower limb biomechanics and proper foot function. We are excited to introduce a new online platform that will easily and …

Dr. Tom McPoil

Dr. Tom McPoil

PhD, Physical Therapist Specializing In Foot & Ankle Disorders

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 …

Dr Barton Bishop Sports and Spine Therapy

Dr. Barton N. Bishop

PT, DPT, SCS, TPI CGFI-MP2, CSCS

Effects of Biofreeze vs Ice on Acute, Non-Complicated Neck Pain

Bart Bishop, Dr. Jay Greenstein, Robert Topp doi: 10.1016/j.clch.2011.09.015 Volume 14, Issue 4, December 2011, Pages 153-154 Background: Cryotherapy has long been used by physical therapists and chiropractors in the management of acute pain and more recently it has been shown to effectively manage chronic pain. Multiple studies have demonstrated that both ice and menthol decrease blood flow and help …

Dr Barton Bishop Sports and Spine Therapy

Dr. Barton N. Bishop

PT, DPT, SCS, TPI CGFI-MP2, CSCS

Choosing the right probiotic: Is more always better?

If you’re looking for the ideal probiotic dietary supplement for yourself or your patients, you’ve probably noticed the broad array of brands and ingredients available, in forms that include capsules, powders and liquids. Trying to make direct comparisons between them can be confusing unless you know what to look for. Let’s examine some key factors that can help you make …

Dr. Jason Mitchell

N.D. and CEO of Probulin®

8 Tips to Help You Enjoy your Labor Day BBQ

Holidays are all about taking a break, relaxing and enjoying friends, family and food. But you can still have fun without sacrificing your healthy habits or the hard work you’ve put in to get in shape. It’s not easy when you’re surrounded by great snacks and deserts. But making healthy choices will affect more than just your waistline. High sugar …

Lori Harrison

WBC Corporate Fitness Manager

New Research Shows Leafy Greens May Help Patients Maintain Mobility

A recent study conducted by Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus, published in May in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, observed the association between biomarkers of vitamin K and mobility disability, which includes Osteoarthritis and Cardiovascular Disease. The study found that older adults with lower levels of vitamin K were increasingly prone to developing conditions that impacted their freedom of movement, …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Why Royal families used Matcha Green Tea to help with fasting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=707&v=S5W1XBf8d-I Matcha Tea Health Benefits: Assists in Weight Loss, boosting calorie and fat burning. 130 times the antioxidants of brewed green tea. ORAC antioxidant score of 1,573 – a very high level, even compared to goji berries (253), dark chocolate (227); pomegranate (105); wild blueberries (93); acai berries (60); and broccoli (31). High in chlorophyll. High in L-Theanine, which reduces …

Thomas DeLauer

Nutrition and Business Performance Coach

Physical Therapy Trends- Value Based Retailing Part 2

In Part 1 of this series on Physical Therapy Trends, we touched on the subject of Value Based Retailing. Here in Part 2 we’ll walk through a few more important topics in the Health and Fitness space, offer solutions to help you address challenges with your patients, and highlight effective products that many PTs are successfully retailing in their clinics. Keto …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education