The trucking industry, the demand for DOT Physicals AND the potential income…are all on the rise

The trucking industry is huge (4 times larger than air/rail/boat combined) and it’s getting BIGGER. It’s expected to grow thru 2026. This is our opportunity to grow OccMed with it. From start to finish, America’s trucks make up an integral part of the supply chain. You’ve probably seen big rigs and smaller trucks rolling down the highway. But from what …

Dr. James Raker

D.C., F.A.D.P., C.M.E., C.W.P.

5 principles that influenced the Soft Tissue Release and Taping Technique used on some of the world’s best Athletes

The 5 principles that influenced the Soft Tissue Release and Taping Technique used on some of the world’s best Athletes SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Technique) was developed by Dr. Brown while working with Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (AVP) and Pro Surfing Tour (ASP/WSL) professionals to help dynamically heal, normalize and support injured, impaired, imbalanced and dysfunctional soft tissue structures. Since …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 1

According to a 2012 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, 20% of athletes who return to play following ACLR re-injure within the first 2 years. Further, Wiggins et al Am J Sport Med 2016 showed that one in four youths who tear their ACL will suffer another ACL injury at some point throughout their athletic career. With odds like this, …

Dr Trent Nessler PT

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

Shoulder Rehab Phase 4: Return to Activity or Sport

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 the athlete’s mechanics and intensity of effort throughout the throwing program. Position players progress throughout the throwing …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System- Part 1

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System Why is there an increased risk of colon cancer the farther we live from the equator? (Bostick 2015, Dimitrov and White 2016) What is the connection between chronic insomnia and joint disease? Without ignoring environment (stress, diet, air quality) to account for chronic degenerative diseases, we often overlook the body’s daily rhythm of “break-clean-repair,” …

The Pain-Mitigated Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid to Better Manage Pain

Hippocrates advised his patients to let their food be their medicine. Increasingly, modern society is recognizing that there are “health foods” and “junk foods.” In discussing what pain patients should eat, clinicians should first recognize that there are two main strategies. First, there is general healthful eating. This is the sort of diet everyone should adhere to at least most …

Phase 3- Rehab Exercises for Overhead Athletes

Shoulder Rehab Phase 3: Advanced Strengthening Phase The advanced strengthening phase is designed to initiate aggressive strengthening exercises, augment power and endurance, advance functional drills, and gradually initiate throwing activities. Full shoulder ROM and flexibility should be maintained throughout this phase; failure to maintain motion and flexibility at this point is a potential pitfall that can result in recurrent symptoms. Muscle fatigue has been shown to decrease neuromuscular …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Phase 2- Rehab Exercises for Overhead Athletes

Phase 2: Intermediate Phase Along with progression of the strengthening program, the goals of the second phase in dealing with patients with shoulder pain, is to increase the flexibility, mobility, and ROM of the shoulder joint complex and enhance the patients’ overall neuromuscular control. An EMG data driven exercise program designed by Wilk et al, the Thrower’s Ten, is implemented during this stage to permit a …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Live it – From Adjusting Techniques to Taking your own Advice

More and more teams are using chiropractic to help their athletes return to play. See the recent article below. Tough to find someone other than a chiropractor who specializes in reducing a subluxated ribhead or “pain under his ribs”…it’s our jam! And there are obviously many ways to approach the adjustment. But I’ve found after almost 30 years working with …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

4 Phases of Rehab Exercise for Overhead Athletes

The rehabilitation of the shoulder has evolved over the past 20 years. In the past, the rehab program focused on strengthening the rotator cuff muscles. Then Dr. Kibler and others taught us to also treat the scapular muscles and scapula posture. Since then numerous articles have been published suggesting GIRD (glenohumeral joint internal rotation deficit) was the cause of shoulder …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA