Controversial Topics in Treatment Techniques

Controversial Topics in Treatment Techniques

Controversial topic #1: Icing It’s a tried and true treatment, right? I pull a hammy…ice it. I sprain an ankle…ice it. Any type of injury occurs and I need an immediate treatment…ice it. But is ice really the way we should be going? I learned long ago in grad school, from the one and only Bill Prentice, how to manage …

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

Training Athletes and Patients for Explosive Strength

Training Athletes and Patients for Explosive Strength

Since strength training was first studied as a method for preparing strength and power athletes for competition, it has been recognized that peak force takes some time to reach. And yet some athletic movements are completed in just 100 – 150ms. Therefore, the rate at which force is developed is likely at least as important for athletes as maximum strength. Training …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Common Yoga Injuries and How They Can Be Treated or Avoided with RockTape

Common Yoga Injuries and How They Can Be Treated or Avoided with RockTape

Yoga is incredibly popular all over the world, especially in the US. Yoga Journal’s 2012 study showed that 20.4 million Americans practiced yoga, spending $10.3 billion per year on classes, equipment, clothing, yoga vacations and media. The study also found that 82% of American yoga practitioners were female, 63% fell within the age range of 18-44, 45% of survey responders considered themselves to …

Stuart Wilson PT RockTape Medical Advisor

Stuart Wilson

MS, PT, Master Instructor, RockTape

dorsaVi Movement Suite

Analyzing Complex Movement is No Longer a Pain in the Back

Developed by dorsaVi, ViMove™ is a wireless sensor technology that can be used to objectively and accurately measure movement and muscle activity, help assess treatment options and guide a safe recovery. ViMove provides visual, objective and easily interpreted data to improve patient assessments, choose and manage treatment options and document therapy progress. The ViMove Low Back module features a variety …

Andrew Ronchi

Andrew Ronchi

CEO of dorsaVi

Shoulder Rehab Phase 3: Advanced Strengthening Phase

Shoulder Rehab Phase 3: Advanced Strengthening Phase

Before you read “Shoulder Rehab Phase 3: Advanced Strengthening Phase”: You can save 30% on Dr. Kevin Wilk Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee Continuing Education Courses through MeyerPT! Dr. Kevin Wilk has led a distinguished career and is well-known for having performed rehab on several standout athletes including: Michael Jordan, Eli Manning, John Cena, Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley, Derek Jeter, Drew Brees, HHH, Scottie Pippen, …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

The Future of Proprioceptive Training - Small Nerve Stimulation

The Future of Proprioceptive Training | Small Nerve Stimulation

When you hear the words “proprioceptive training” what comes to mind? If you do a Google image search for these two words you will get hundreds of pictures demonstrating balance exercises on unstable surfaces. Despite the popularity of these unstable surfaces how effective are they for improving balance or proprioception? Surprisingly, not as good as their manufacturers would like us …

Dr. Emily Splichal

Dr. Emily Splichal

Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist

Intro to Soma Training

Intro to Soma Training

Dr. Guy Voyer, a world-renowned osteopath and the creator of the Soma Therapy/Soma Training programs, says it best, “why address the contents before correcting the container?” FASCIA Undoubtedly, within the last decade, across the US, there has been an increase in awareness of fascia in manual medicine and performance therapy. Yet, this global connective tissue is nothing new to the …

Jason Amstutz

Dr. Jason Amstutz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CCSP*, RTP, CSCS

RockTape Medical Director Dr. Steve Capobianco discusses Kinesiology Taping for Low Back Pain

RockTape Medical Director Dr. Steve Capobianco Discusses Kinesiology Taping for Low Back Pain

How can clinicians integrate kinesiology taping into care plans for low back pain patients? The integration of kinesiology taping can be considered an extension of your hands-on therapy. More and more research is supporting the use of taping to mitigate both acute and chronic back pain (1). By simply applying tape to the affected area, a patient can experience improvement …

Steven Capobianco

Steven Capobianco

Medical Director for RockTape

Posture Basics

Improving Posture For Your Patients

Did you know there have been long-standing discussions tying together poor posture and depression? Of course, it’s not shocking that the two are linked. After all, slumping compresses the front of the body and weakens the back, which can impact breathing and digestion. When you think of a confident, happy individual, you most likely imagine a man or woman standing in a …

Lori Harrison

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer