The importance of Nitric Oxide and how non-thermal Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound can help increase NO production

Low Intensity Ultrasound and Nitric Oxide Production Over the course of 33 years in practice (the last 28 spent working with elite, world-class professional and Olympic athletes as well as non-athletes), I’ve had the opportunity to work with a host of modalities, all designed to help the injured patient. But one constant in my bag of tricks – one that …

Dr. Rick Fox

DC, DACBSP

Maximize your time with patients and help them help you

As Chiropractors and healthcare professionals, one of the most important responsibilities we have, when working with patients on a regular basis, is to consistently get as much information and acquire as many puzzle pieces as possible – EVEN if we already think we know the answer to the complaint that brought them into the office or we’ve already mapped out …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

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

Recorded Webinar – The latest concepts in Pain, a Free Webinar presented by Dr. Joseph Pergolizzi

Stay up to date on the latest health and wellness topics with the new DC Aligned webinar series. From innovative treatment techniques to business best practices, the DC Aligned webinar series will provide FREE continuing education from some of Healthcare’s most respected thought leaders and researchers. Date: Tuesday, May 29th at 2:30pm EST Cost: FREE Title: International Speaker and Pain …

Time Released Natural Pain Relief Gel

My patients and athletes really love these products. Many have mentioned that they notice a tremendous difference when they use both the pain relief gel and the arnica boost together. In fact, my only real recommendation is to use the two together – why only get limited results? I have a tube of each near my treatment table to show …

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 …