Are you talking Technique with your Patients?

Helpful hints for patient’s activities of daily living Working with Elite Athletes from all over the world for many years, I’ve learned how important it is to give simple instructions when it comes to daily activities. And unfortunately for many of us this year, one of those activities is shoveling snow. Now we know that most of you are thinking …

Dr. Jeff Poplarski

D.C., Sports Chiropractor

Former ACA Rehab Council Chiro of the Year and Rehab Diplomate Dr. Jeff Tucker discusses his clinical Pearls

The ‘One Hour’ New Patient Visit History Taking After more than 35 years in practice, I still think it’s fun, exciting, intense and often challenging to meet and engage new patients. During the history portion we talk for however long the patient needs to talk. Sometimes it’s short; sometimes it’s quite a while. I’m looking for messages…I’m trying to gather …

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker

D.C., D.A.C.R.B., ACA Rehab Chiropractor of the Year (2012)

Exercising your character strengths can make for happier holidays

Exercising your character strengths can make for happier holidays Regarded as a central tool of positive psychology, the VIA Survey of Character Strengths is a simple self-assessment that takes less than 15 minutes to complete and provides a wealth of information to help you understand your core characteristics. It has been taken by more than 5 million people in 190+ …

Dr. Scott Bautch

Dr. Scott Bautch

D.C., DACBOH, CCST, CCSP, original CEO of Allied Health Chiropractic Centers, Co-Author of 2 books

Don’t Get SAD – Get in Front of the Winter Blues

Most people have at least heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder, but it there isn’t very much information out there in terms of what to do about it. Most studies conclude that symptoms of SAD are most closely relative to reduced stimulation of the pineal gland in the winter months, caused by reduced exposure to sunlight. Especially at latitudes north of …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for MeyerDC

Study Review: Effects of Exercise on Posture and Chest Function

The Study: Effect of thorax correction exercises on flexed posture and chest function in older women with age-related hyperkyphosis  The Facts: The authors looked at the effect of exercises on the hyperkyphosis and chest function in older women. All subjects were over 65 years of age. 41 women were divided into exercise and control groups. The exercise group performed “breathing …

Dr Mark Payne Chiropractor Matlin Manufacturing Co

Dr. Mark Payne

Doctor of Chiropractic, Founder and President Matlin Mfg Inc., Publisher and Editor in Chief of

A novel approach to the treatment of neck pain and postural dysfunction

Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) of the Spine Synopsis: A novel approach to the treatment of neck pain and postural dysfunction – via a self-administered therapy – provides an immediate treatment effect in the form of disc positional and conformational changes. Clinical Report Over the last several decades, there has been a growing recognition of the important role that posture plays in …

Dr. Marovino

Dr. Tiziano Marovino


Restoration of Normal Cervical Lordosis through Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression

Unlike axial linear traction, Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) successfully decompresses joints and enhances or restores the lordotic curve. Cervical pain is one of the most common symptoms in today’s society. In our personal clinical experience, well over 90% of patients with headache have a cervical component easily observed with physical examination and which reveals abnormal cervical posture. Among other conventional …

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion – Part 2

Although the characteristics of shoulder and elbow passive range of motion (PROM) measurements in the overhead throwing athlete have been well documented, these measurements are highly variable according to the population studied (e.g., baseball pitchers vs. non-pitchers; professional vs. high school athletes), the motion measured (e.g., internal rotation [IR] vs. external rotation [ER]), and the technique employed (e.g., moving the …

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion – Part 1

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching Drill After Pitching on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion in Professional Baseball Pitchers Rafael F. Escamilla,* PhD, PT, CSCS, FACSM; 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, California, USA Background: A …

Rehab Strategies for Whiplash Associative Disorder – Part 1

W.A.D. Whiplash, known to practitioners as “WAD” or Whiplash Associative Disorder, is a collection of symptoms associated with a specific traumatic onset. If you are familiar with rehabbing this cohort, you’ll know that symptoms tend to be more chronic in nature, and it is a condition that tends to respond differently than the typical mechanical neck pain patient. This blog …