Shoulder Rehab Phase 4: Return to Activity or Sport

In Phases 1-3 we discussed: http://news.meyerpt.com/research/4-phases-rehab-patients-shoulder-pain/ http://news.meyerpt.com/physical-therapists/phase-2-shoulder-rehab/ http://news.meyerpt.com/physical-therapists/shoulder-rehab-phase-3/ In this final phase we’ll discuss return to play… Phase 4: Return to Throwing Phase 4 of the rehabilitation program encompasses the progression and continuation of the ITP and is designed to systemically allow the athlete to progress to unrestricted throwing activities. It is important for the clinician to continuously monitor and assess …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Mechanisms and time course of menthol-induced cutaneous vasodilation

This great paper by Craighead, McCartney,  Tumlinson and Alexander describes the vasodilation dose-response of topical menthol. In the post below, we’ve listed some important info from the study, but to read the full study, please see the link at the bottom of the article…  Microvasc Res. 2017 Mar;110:43-47. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2016.11.008. Epub 2016 Nov 27  Craighead DH, McCartney NB, Tumlinson JH, …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

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

Bulletproof Knee: A complete guide to Patella Tendonitis in running athletes and 3 Exercises for Back Pain-Free Travel

Sticking to an exercise routine while being on the road can be challenging. However, conditions such as low back pain require a regular exercise regimen. Prolonged periods of sitting in a car, train, or plane can also further aggravate existing low back issues. Here are some exercise suggestions for a quick, but effective workout that can be done almost anywhere …

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Dr. Tony Mikla

DPT, MSPT, CSCS, XPS

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. …

Recorded Webinar – Effective Chronic Inflammation Support Protocol: Why it’s important to really understand and address inflammation

Stay up to date on the latest health and wellness topics with the new PT Aligned webinar series. From innovative treatment techniques to business best practices, the PT Aligned webinar series will provide FREE continuing education from some of Healthcare’s most respected thought leaders and researchers. Date: Thursday, July 26 at 1:30pm EST Cost: FREE Title: Effective Chronic Inflammation Support Protocol: Why …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

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

Recorded Webinar – Blood Flow Restriction Training Webinar Recording

Stay up to date on the latest health and wellness topics with the new PT Aligned webinar series. From innovative treatment techniques to business best practices, the PT Aligned webinar series will provide FREE continuing education from some of Healthcare’s most respected thought leaders and researchers. Date: Thursday, July 12th at 2pm EST Cost: FREE Title: Everything you need to …

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

Which type of injection is best for my arthritic knee?

Patients and even some non-patients often ask me: “What type of injection is best for my arthritic knee?” There are several options available to the patient. They may receive a corticosteroid injection, platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (HA) or stem cell injection. The dilemma is determining which one of those is the best for relieving symptoms from osteoarthritis. A …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA