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 …

Mechanisms and time course of menthol-induced cutaneous vasodilation

Staying on top of the latest trends, innovation and research in your field is one of the best ways to stay knowledgeable and competitive as a hands-on healthcare professional. The only downside? There’s a LOT of research out there. That’s why, every quarter, we gather and summarize the newest studies that we think will help you continue to grow and …

Dr Phil Page PT TheraBand Academy

Dr. Phil Page

PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, Director of Clinical Education and Research at the Thera-Band Academy.

Reliability & Validity of Clinical Prediction Rules for Screening Low-Risk Cervical Blunt Trauma – CADRE Systematic Review

Study Title: Validity and reliability of clinical prediction rules used to screen for cervical spine injury in alert low-risk patients with blunt trauma to the neck: part 2. A systematic review from the Cervical Assessment and Diagnosis Research Evaluation (CADRE) Collaboration Authors: Moser N, Lemeunier N, Southerst D, Shearer H et al. Publication Information: European Spine Journal 2018; 27(6): 1219-1233. …

Dr. Shawn Thistle

DC, Founder and CEO of RRS Education

Comparison of vibration rolling, nonvibration rolling, and static stretching

Comparison of vibration rolling, nonvibration rolling, and static stretching as a warm-up exercise on flexibility, joint proprioception, muscle strength, and balance in young adults Chia-Lun Lee, I-Hua Chu, Bo-Jhang Lyu, Wen-Dien Chang & Nai-Jen Chang Journal of Sports Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT Warm-up is an essential component for optimizing performance before an exercise session. This study investigated that the immediate effects …

Dr. Mike Flores

Dr. Mike Flores

DC, CCSP, BS

How Topical Analgesics Really Work

There is nothing new about the use of menthol as a topical analgesic.1 The skin contains a dense neural network embedded in the dermal-epidermal junction. Fibrous strands from these deep nerves project outward to the skin’s surface. Stimuli to the cutaneous region is perceived by these nerves, which can result in pain signaling or the initiation of the inflammatory cascade. …

OxyRub Clinical Trials

The base product for the revolutionary OxyRub PRO – the professional strength topical analgesic created by Dr. Joseph Pergolizzi, Jr. – is OxyRub, the pain reliever originally created by Dr. Pergolizzi several years back. In several clinical trials, OxyRub was tested in various settings. In these studies, the products used allowed for the minimal effective dose, that is, the lowest …

How Fascia Research Can Impact Health Outcomes

The International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) was created by a multidisciplinary committee of basic science researchers and practicing health care professionals whose respective fields share a common focus and interest in the human body’s soft connective tissue matrix. For the first time, the 2015 Congress also included veterinary aspects of fascia research. An important continuing initiative of the FRC is …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

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

Diet-Induced Acidosis: Is It real and clinically relevant to your patients?

The article below discusses some important points on the topic of diet-induced acidosis, that we should all be aware of as Health and Fitness professionals when looking at the effects of our client’s diets on their ability to recover from injury, reduce pain and avoid disease. I’ve pulled a few brief highlights, but if you’d like to read more, the …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

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

The importance of Nitric Oxide and how non-thermal Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound can help increase NO production

Low Intensity Ultrasound and Nitric Oxide Production Over the course of 33 years in practice (the last 28 spent working with elite, world-class professional and Olympic athletes as well as non-athletes), I’ve had the opportunity to work with a host of modalities, all designed to help the injured patient. But one constant in my bag of tricks – one that …

Dr. Rick Fox

DC, DACBSP