New Product Alert – übertherm Cold Compression Wraps

A new product – übertherm cold wraps, with Ice Pillow™ Technology – deliver cold therapy in a way that significantly improves its effectiveness and, ultimately, the outcome for the patient. Continue reading and learn about how traditional cold therapy can worsen inflammation, how übertherm’s innovative technology is solving this problem, and how it can benefit both your clinic and your patients. …

Dr. Stuart Tomares

Doctor of Medicine, Founder and CEO of übertherm LLC

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 ScienceInBrief.com

The kiio Sensor: A New Tool For Assessment of Muscle Function

Reliability, Responsiveness, and Criterion Validity of the Kiio Sensor, a New Tool for Assessment of Muscle Function Patrick Grabowski, MPT, PhD; Michelle Narveson, DPT; Stephen Siegle, DPT INTRODUCTION Musculoskeletal injuries are a leading cause of disability in the general population and U.S. military, resulting in enormous direct and indirect costs. Prerequisite to any program of injury management, from prevention to …

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 …

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Dr. Tiziano Marovino

DPT, MPH, DAIPM

Genetic Factors in Rotator Cuff Pathology, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we began looking at genetic factors in rotator cuff pathology and the future implications for sports physical therapists. In Part 2, we explore the influence genetics may have on a person’s recovery after a rotator cuff tear. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the elaborate cellular signaling associated with rotator cuff tearing, …

Dr. Travis Orth

PT, DPT, OCS

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 …

Genetic Factors in Rotator Cuff Pathology, Part 1

There has been a substantial amount of new research on how the field of genetics is influencing the practice of medicine across disciplines. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, I studied cell and molecular biology at Michigan State University, and I still have a strong interest in genetics and understanding how genetics can influence all aspects of life. Over the …

Dr. Travis Orth

PT, DPT, OCS

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 …

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