Is the scapula truly meant to be stable?

SCAPULAR STABILIZERS In this post we’ll “dissect” the scapular stabilizers, and we’ll discuss why they should first be looked at from a mobility standpoint. When we talk about the shoulder, we need to consider a group of muscles called the scapular stabilizers. Actually the term “stabilizers” is a bit of a misnomer. Nothing about the scapula is truly meant to …

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

Sue Falsone: Cervical Thoracic Junction Yoga Mobility Drill

I’ll often prescribe yoga to an athlete who needs a lot of fundamental strength and stability and balance work. Yoga is great for establishing this foundation of movement. Yoga is also great when I want to work on re-establishing normal movement of a motion segment. It’s great for re-establishing psycho-motor control of the body as well as somatosensory control of the body. …

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

Don’t miss the Kevin Wilk and Sue Falsone workshops at CSM 2018

If you’re attending the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, February 21-24, please stop by the MeyerPT booth (#537) and join us for the MeyerPT Educational Workshops. Sue Falsone PT, ATC, SCS, CSCS, COMT will be at the MeyerPT booth speaking on Dry Needling Facts and Fiction. Dr. Kevin Wilk will be at the MeyerPT booth on …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Why Focus on the Thoracic Spine?

Everyone is big into core stability and core programming. The lumbar spine with low back pain is also obviously a huge issue in our society today. When we look at the lumbar spine, we have these big buzz words—core stability, the core. When we start to look at all of the things that attach to the lumbar spine, it’s important …

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

Highlights From Our Month

April Recap

It seems as if we were just recapping the month of March and now we’re saying goodbye to April! We are enjoying the spring season and hope you and your patients are, too. The articles we published on PT Aligned this month were filled with tips for your patients, new product announcements, treatment techniques and much more – it was …

Tips and tools for becoming a Shoulder expert

Tips and Tools for Becoming a Shoulder Expert

Former Major League Baseball and USA Men’s National Team Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Shows You How You Can Treat and Prevent Painful Shoulder Injuries Athletes whose sports require them to swing or throw achieve amazing feats of power and precision with their bodies. Baseball pitchers often throw fastballs at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour into …

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

Tips from the Experts: Treating the Cervical Thoracic Junction

Tips from the Experts: Treating the Cervical Thoracic Junction

The Missing Link in Relieving Shoulder Tension & Neck Pain The average American spends around 45 minutes a day commuting to and from work, and spends incredible 11 hours a day in poor positions and postures watching TV, surfing the internet on their phones, and working on their computers. These activities are often performed sitting down, which done repetitively over …

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

Dry Needling

Dry Needling Versus Acupuncture: The Ongoing Debate

Since the day I began performing dry needling, I have been asked the following question countless times: “what is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling”?  I used to say “well, acupuncture is rooted in eastern medicine and dry needling is rooted in western medicine.” It wasn’t until I read the following article by Zhou that I realized how wrong …

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