Tips for relieving muscle cramps and gaining flexibility

For more than 35 years, I have spent time with many different sports, many age ranges from elementary school through the 4th decade, at pretty much every level of competition from AYSO soccer up through every school age, Olympic and professional levels. The one thing that all athletes are susceptible to is muscle cramping. Earlier in my career, after I …

David S. Myers

Dr. David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

Shoes

Study Recap: Orthosis-Shaped Sandals Are as Efficacious as In-Shoe Orthoses and Better than Flat Sandals for Plantar Heel Pain

Bill Vicenzino (1), Thomas G. McPoil (1, 2), Aoife Stephenson (1), Sanjoy K. Paul (3) 1) University of Queensland, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 2) Regis University, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, Denver, Colorado, United States of America 3) QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Herston, Queensland, Australia Plantar heel pain that is present on first …

Dr. McPoil

Dr. Tom McPoil

PhD, Physical Therapist Specializing in Foot & Ankle Disorders

Patients seen by a Chiropractor have 55% less likelihood of filling an Opioid prescription!

NEW STUDY CONFIRMS: Patients seen by a Chiropractor have 55% less likelihood of filling an Opioid prescription!

The US is in a massive Opioid crisis. Opioid prescriptions for musculoskeletal conditions is only exceeded by opioid prescriptions for cancer patients. We know that not only the drugs don’t solve the underlying issue causing the pain, but they have harmful addictive effects. Recently at the DC2017 conference, Dr. James Whedon presented his study of over 12,000 subjects which revealed …

Dr Jay Greenstein Chiropractor DC

Dr. Jay Greenstein

Doctor of Chiropractic, CEO, Sport and Spine Rehab & Founder and President of the Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation.

What is a Differentiator for those who Succeed?

What is a Differentiator for those who Succeed?

People function and interact with influence from our personality (human behavior profile), intellect (IQ) and our emotions. (Figure 1) We have a natural tendency for our behavior, but also a learned behavior model. Just as we can learn to increase our intellect, we can learn how to improve our communication and emotional behaviors. Why is it that even though someone is popular, …

David S. Myers

Dr. David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

Study Validating Positive Influence of Local Muscle Vibration during Foam Rolling on Range of Motion and Pain

Study Validating Positive Influence of Local Muscle Vibration during Foam Rolling on Range of Motion and Pain

Hyperice, a leader in recovery and movement enhancement technology, recently announced up to a 40 percent increase in range of motion when applying vibration during foam rolling. The findings result from a study utilizing the Hyperice VYPER, which the Hyperice team, including Scientific Advisory Board Chairman, Dr. Michael Clark, and researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including renowned …

Anthony Katz Hyperice

Anthony Katz

Founder, Hyperice Inc

Training Athletes and Patients for Explosive Strength

Training Athletes and Patients for Explosive Strength

Since strength training was first studied as a method for preparing strength and power athletes for competition, it has been recognized that peak force takes some time to reach. And yet some athletic movements are completed in just 100 – 150ms. Therefore, the rate at which force is developed is likely at least as important for athletes as maximum strength. Training …

Christopher Beardsley Strength and Conditioning Research

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

4 Strategies to Help Your Patients Conquer Sugar Addiction

4 Strategies to Help Your Patients Conquer Sugar Addiction

In May 2016, the FDA announced changes to the nutrition facts food label that appears on all packaged foods and drinks. Starting in 2018, the new label must clearly state how much sugar the manufacturer added to the product and what percentage of the recommended daily maximum that represents. This is a huge improvement over the current label, which lists …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

Shockwave Therapy can effectively treat Plantar Fasciitis

Shockwave Therapy Can Effectively Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Low Energy Extracorporeal PulseActivatedTherapy (EPAT) for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis By Robert Gordon, MD; Charles Wong, BHSc; Eric J. Crawford, BHSc Toronto, Canada FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL ©2012 by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society DOI: 10.3113/FAI.2012.0202 Background: Ultrasonographic measurement of the plantar fascia can be used to objectively diagnose plantar fasciitis. The purpose of this study was …

Dr. Rob Gordon

Dr. Rob Gordon

MD, FRCS(C), diploma of Sports Medicine

Posture and Depression

Posture and Depression: The Research vs. The Buzz

A recent study concluded with the suggestion that “adopting an upright posture may increase positive affect, reduce fatigue, and decrease self-focus in people with mild-to-moderate depression.” This arena has been hard to study really well because bodies and habits differ, so there’s a lack of agreed upon normative benchmarks for “good posture.” Which is why it’s astounding (and encouraging) how …

Dr. Steven Weiniger

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Posture Expert, Author, Speaker, Clinician

Quell at MeyerDC

Quell® can lessen chronic pain in your patients

Whether from an injury or a medical condition, chronic pain can make life miserable for a person. As a chiropractor, you’re likely to treat many patients who suffer from chronic pain. The adjustments you perform and the exercises you prescribe can mitigate pain in many of these patients. In addition, an exciting technology has recently become available. Many people find …

The DC Aligned Team

The DC Aligned Team

Members of MeyerDC, a leading chiropractic distributor.