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 …

Make sure your patients play an ACTIVE role in their healthcare

One of the “practice philosophies” we have in our office is: “Get patients better, but at the same time, educate them on what they can be doing outside of the clinic to help with the process.” Sometimes that second part gets lost in diagnosis codes, billing codes, authorization, number of visits… and time, but ultimately many times it proves to be …

Dr Alan Sokoloff Chiropractor Baltimore Ravens

Dr. Alan Sokoloff

Doctor of Chiropractic, DACBSP, Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, team chiropractor for the Baltimore Ravens, POWERplay in Sports executive board member.

Research suggests colon health should be a priority

More information is indicating that the toxins in our air, water and food are linked to a variety of health disorders. This generation exposed to more environmental pollution than any other in history. We are also the generation that is eating a daily diet of processed and genetically engineered foods. This contamination can cause constipation, creating an inner toxic soup …

The DC Aligned Team

The DC Aligned Team

Members of MeyerDC, a leading chiropractic distributor.

Treat Headaches with Exercise

Treat Headaches with Exercise – Part 1

Cervicogenic Headache Exercises – Treat That Killer Headache With These Exercises Do you see patients with headaches after a whiplash injury? Do they experience pain that seems to start in the neck and then spread to one side of their head or arm? Does moving their head seem to start their headache or exacerbate their pain? If you answered yes …

Michael Lau

Michael Lau

Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California, NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Corrective exercise programming for ACL injury prevention

Corrective Exercise Programming for ACL Injury Prevention

Preventing ACL injuries and keep your patients active through corrective exercise programming Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 per year. With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic impact is significant not to mention the long term sequela to …

Dr Dave Cruz Chiropractor WebExercises

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

What is Rhabdomyolysis and Why Should You Care?

What is Rhabdomyolysis and Why Should You Care?

When Texas Women’s University junior Briley Cole experienced an unusual delayed pain following the annual fitness test for her competitive volleyball team, she knew something was off. Cole was actually one of eight players from her team that wound up hospitalized last year for a rare condition called rhabdomyolysis (also known as rhabdo), which, in their case, was induced by …

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Dr. Joe Horrigan

DACBSP, President and Board Member of the ACBSP, Co-author of The Seven-Minute Rotator Cuff Solution & Strength and Conditioning and Injury Prevention for Hockey

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

Dr. Steven Capobianco

Medical Director for RockTape

The Top 4 Modifiable Risk Factors for Hamstring Strains

The Top 4 Modifiable Risk Factors for Hamstring Strains

4 Reasons “Tight” Hamstrings Lead to Hamstring Strains Have you ever strained your hamstring before? You’re not alone! Hamstring strain injuries are among the most common acute musculoskeletal injury in the United States. Athletes who participate in track and field, soccer, and football are especially prone to these injuries given the sprinting demands of these sports. One study found that …

The Prehab Guys

The Prehab Guys

Doctor of Physical Therapy Students and Strength and Conditioning Specialists