Introduction to OxyRub PRO

Pain is one of the most frequent reasons that people seek out a healthcare professional,1 but finding an optimal and effective solution to painful conditions still remains a challenge. Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Jr., a world-renowned pain specialist based in Florida, understands the limitations of current analgesic products. Even relatively mild analgesic products available over the counter carry with them serious …

Is the scapula truly meant to be stable?

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 be “stable.” …

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

Multimodal Therapy for Multimechanistic Pain

To a patient, pain is pain. But to clinicians, it is important to understand the underlying pain mechanisms in order to find the appropriate modalities for pain control.1 Pain can be divided into two broad categories: physiological (nociception, inflammation) and pathological (neuropathic). Nociceptive pain occurs when there is an injury at the periphery (for example, hitting your thumb with a …

Tips for Improving Tissue Quality and Health

In the video below, Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses how tissue quality and tissue health can be improved by using the TimTam Power massager to re-perfuse tissues that may not have the blood flow or nutrients they need to be healthy. Perfusion is the passage of fluid through the circulatory system or lymphatic system to an organ or a tissue, usually referring …

Dr. Kelly Starrett talks Pain Gate Theory and Trigger Points

Why do you shake your hand after accidentally hitting your thumb with a hammer? It helps lessen the pain, right? The reason it works is known as Pain Gate Theory. The theory asserts that creating movement in an affected area can lessen the pain messages the brain receives. In the video below, Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses how Pain Gate Theory …

Efficacy of IASTM for the Treatment of Musculotendinous Injuries

Graston Technique® therapy raises the bar again! Graston Technique® therapy is an evidence-based method of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) combined with exercise to improve musculoskeletal function. There are various levels of evidence that support its efficacy for a wide variety of conditions. In 2016, the first systematic review examining the efficacy of IASTM reported “some evidence supporting its ability …

Webinar Alert: Utilizing Directional Skin Drag to Solve Difficult Shoulder Cases

FREE Webinar Utilizing Directional Skin Drag to Solve Difficult Shoulder Cases  Featuring Mitch Hausschild, MA, ATC, CSCS The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body. Solving many cases of shoulder pain and dysfunction can prove challenging because of the delicate balance of stability, mobility and motor control that is needed to ensure proper function. In this webinar, we …

Mitch Hauschildt

Mitch Hauschildt

MA, ATC, CSCS

Oxygenated glycerol triesters (OGTs) and menthol shown to provide better pain relief than mentholated cream alone

In light of concern regarding OTC pain relievers, topical analgesics present an important option for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. Pain is one of the most undertreated healthcare problems in the world. It is also among the most common reasons for patients to seeking health care. When it comes to treating pain, the goals depend on the nature …

Exacerbation of Inflammation by Aggressive Cold Therapy: Preventing Microcellular Ice Crystal Injury

Exacerbation of Inflammation by Aggressive Cold Therapy: Preventing Microcellular Ice Crystal Injury. An Alternative to Conventional R.I.C.E. Therapy Stuart Tomares, M.D. Abstract Exposure to sub-0°C temperatures has long been known to cause mammalian tissue damage and cell death (frostbite). The biological mechanisms of such injury were elucidated in the 1970s and 1980s in research into the viability of cold storage …

Dr. Stuart Tomares

Doctor of Medicine, Founder and CEO of übertherm LLC

How Oil, Oxygen & Sunshine make for a powerful combination

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: OxyRub PRO In the 1950s and 60s, Professor Pierre Baranger – a member of the Pasteur Institute’s scientific team – traveled throughout India studying the healing powers of chaulmoogra oils. These oils were known throughout the East for their exceptional restorative virtues, including relief from joint, muscle, tendon, and even bone aches. Upon further study into the healing …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education