Training the Inferior Temporal Gyrus for your ACL patients

Why should you be training the Inferior Temporal Gyrus for your ACL patients ACL injury is prevalent in athletics. Not only are there immediate changes once the injury occurs, but there’s substantial evidence that there are long term changes associated with an ACL, including: osteoarthritis, alterations in gait, changes in body awareness and psychology, and weakness, as well as increased risk …

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Eric Dinkins

PT, MSPT, OCS, Cert.MT, CMP, MCTA, CCI

DOMS Pain Relief That Starts In Less Than An Hour, And Lasts For Several

For years, Biofreeze® topical analgesics have provided pain relief for patients with musculoskeletal discomfort, including delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which as we all know is muscle soreness experienced 24-48 hours after strenuous or unaccustomed exercise. DOMS is caused by inflammation that produces swelling within muscle cells (it’s not the lactic acid, folks!). Researcher Michael Rogers PhD, CSCS, head of the kinesiology …

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.

Rehab Strategies for Whiplash Associative Disorder – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article we discussed Whiplash Associative Disorder and the implications that go along with the condition. Here we’ll discuss some ways you can address the complications and potential rehab strategies. SOME EXAMPLES OF EXERCISES USING VISUAL FEEDBACK: Below are some examples of potential exercises — you can also do these without visual feedback. The visual feedback just …

Make sure your patients play an ACTIVE role in their health and fitness goals

One of the “success philosophies” we have in our clinic is: “Get patients healthy, but also, educate them on what they should be doing outside your clinic to help them reach their goals.” Sometimes that second part gets lost in diagnosis codes, billing codes, authorization, number of visits… but ultimately many times it proves to be the most important part of …

Dr. Alan Sokoloff

Dr. Alan Sokoloff

Doctor of Chiropractic, DACBSP, Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, team chiropractor for the Baltimore Ravens, POWERplay in Sports executive board member.

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching Drill on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion

Rafael F. Escamilla, PhD, PT, CSCS, FACS; Kyle Yamashiro, DPT, PT, CSCS; Tony Mikla, DPT, MSPT, CSCS, XPS; Jeff Collins, ATC; Keith Lieppman, BA; and James R. Andrews, MD Investigation performed at California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, CA Part 1 Background: A glenohumeral internal rotation (IR) deficit or a total rotational motion (IR plus external rotation [ER]) deficit in the …

Kyle Yamashiro

Kyle Yamashiro, PT, CSCS

President and Owner - Results Physical Therapy and Training Center

A History of Dry Needling

As a follow-up to my original article on Dry Needling versus Acupuncture: The Ongoing Debate I wanted to share some additional info from the article by Dr. Kehua Zhou that touches on the history of Dry Needling (DN) and acupuncture. Once again, if you were to read any article that speaks to DN and acupuncture living together, please read this info below …

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

Standing Self-Myofascial Release for the Upper Extremity

The Doc N’ Roll is the world’s first standing foam roller – an exciting and effective new tool to help your patients utilize self myofascial release. Because the Doc N Roll is a stand-up foam roller, it allows you to use your body weight to leverage pressure on the muscles that are typically difficult to release. Plus it eliminates the …

Craig Dossman

Dr. Craig Dossman, Jr.

DC, Creator of Dossman Advantage Taping (DAT), Inventor of MobiLOOP and author

Basic Concepts of the Postural Restoration Institute

The human body is not symmetrical. The neurological, respiratory, circulatory, muscular and vision systems are not the same on the left side of the body as they are on the right, and vice versa. They have different responsibilities, function, position and demands on them. This system asymmetry is a good thing and an amazing design. The human body is balanced …

Ron Hruska

Ron Hruska

MPA, PT

ALINE Insoles

New Product Alert: ALINE

We’re very proud to welcome ALINE to the list of brands available through MeyerPT. Since we are very particular about the brands and products we offer, trust us when we say ALINE’s insoles are top-quality. In fact, the products are beneficial to all — everyone ranging from elite athletes to those who exercise sporadically. Learn why ALINE’s products are a fantastic …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Laser Therapy Comes of Age

Laser Therapy Comes of Age

Photobiomodulation Therapy Comes of Age Recent advances open up treatment for deep tissue conditions, mental illness and neurological diseases. Important advances in our understanding of the basic science of photobiomodulation are influencing the development of laser technology and the use of these devices to treat a number of diseases and injuries. Photobiomodulation (PBM) is the mechanism by which non-ionizing optical …