The Throwers Ten Program Part 2 – 5-minute Warm-Up

In Part 1, we discussed the Thrower’s Ten Program and provided a video that walks you through the program with your patients and athletes. In Part 2, we’ll go through a warm-up for your over-head athletes/patients. The Thrower’s Ten Program has been shown to address the three most significant causes of shoulder and elbow problems in throwing: decreased arm strength, …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Exercise Progression for Posture Month

May Is Posture Month Due to excessive usage of smartphones and tablets, forward head posture seems to have become a major health issue. Use Posture Month as an opportunity to educate your patients on the importance of good posture. You can also utilize our posture challenge to give them a kick-start for a life with more exercise and better posture. …

Dave Cruz Webexercises Patient At Home Exercises

Dr. Dave Cruz

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

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

Breathing Techniques to Deliver More Oxygen to Muscles

Experiments in the Art of Breath The Bohr Effect was first described by Danish physiologist Christian Bohr in 1904. In very simple terms it says that if one takes in enough carbon dioxide, oxygen can be used more effectively throughout the body. Bohr discovered that your blood, or more specifically your hemoglobin’s ability to bind oxygen is inversely related to acidity and …

Brian Mackenzie

Founder & Creative Director at Power Speed Endurance, Co-Founder of SportsFuel, Co-Founder XPT Life

Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee: What They Don’t Teach You in School – New Edition

Instructional Level: Intermediate with lecture and lab both days CE: Shoulder and Knee – ProCert approved for 17 CCUs, NYSED board approved for 15 CEs Shoulder or Knee – ProCert approved for 8.5 CCUs, NYSED for 7.5 CE Course Description:   This course addresses one of the most critical opportunities that you face as a clinician. According to information from the National Center for Health Statistics, …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance – Part 5

Part 4 of this series from Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance continued an exploration of the first segments of an organizational system to care for patients/clients from table to field: Pain Generator, Motion Segment, Psychomotor Control, and Somatosensory Control, then moving from clinical to the functional and performance related segments. In this post, we’ll conclude the topic of PERFORMANCE – SEGMENTS …

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

Foam Rolling – Why, When and How?

Benefits of foam rolling for self-myofascial release Self-myofascial release (SMR) is a self-massage technique you can apply to release muscle tightness or trigger points. It can be performed with various tools, the foam roller being one of the most popular. Using a foam roller can help increase blood flow (and thus decrease recovery time) and increase range of motion, especially …

Dave Cruz Webexercises Patient At Home Exercises

Dr. Dave Cruz

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

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 …

New CPT Code for the Willow Curve Smart LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) Device

Once again, while we are not recommending any particular code and cannot directly advise you on billing issues, the AMA has recently issued the CPT code below for the Willow Curve device. For more info on products mentioned in this article or for info on current product specials, please contact your personal MeyerPT Account Manager. If you don’t know who …

Dr. Ronald S. Shapiro

MD, PHD, FACP, Medical Director for The Willow Curve