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

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