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September is National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month Sponsored by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month is a national observance and annual campaign geared toward raising public awareness of chiropractic care as the preferred first-line approach for safe, effective, drug-free management of low back, neck and neuro-musculoskeletal pain. The Foundation has developed a Marketing Roadmap to assist …

Sherry McAllister

Dr. Sherry McAllister

DC, M.S. (Ed) CCSP, Executive Vice President for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress

The Pain-Mitigated Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid to Better Manage Pain

Hippocrates advised his patients to let their food be their medicine. Increasingly, modern society is recognizing that there are “health foods” and “junk foods.” In discussing what pain patients should eat, clinicians should first recognize that there are two main strategies. First, there is general healthful eating. This is the sort of diet everyone should adhere to at least most …

Phase 3- Rehab Exercises for Overhead Athletes

Shoulder Rehab Phase 3: Advanced Strengthening Phase The advanced strengthening phase is designed to initiate aggressive strengthening exercises, augment power and endurance, advance functional drills, and gradually initiate throwing activities. Full shoulder ROM and flexibility should be maintained throughout this phase; failure to maintain motion and flexibility at this point is a potential pitfall that can result in recurrent symptoms. Muscle fatigue has been shown to decrease neuromuscular …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk


Phase 2- Rehab Exercises for Overhead Athletes

Phase 2: Intermediate Phase Along with progression of the strengthening program, the goals of the second phase in dealing with patients with shoulder pain, is to increase the flexibility, mobility, and ROM of the shoulder joint complex and enhance the patients’ overall neuromuscular control. An EMG data driven exercise program designed by Wilk et al, the Thrower’s Ten, is implemented during this stage to permit a …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk


Live it – From Adjusting Techniques to Taking your own Advice

More and more teams are using chiropractic to help their athletes return to play. See the recent article below. Tough to find someone other than a chiropractor who specializes in reducing a subluxated ribhead or “pain under his ribs”…it’s our jam! And there are obviously many ways to approach the adjustment. But I’ve found after almost 30 years working with …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

Randomized Clinical Trial: Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome- Flat Inserts vs Foot Orthoses

Foot Orthoses and Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Randomized Clinical Trial Natalie Collins, PhD candidate, 1; Kay Crossley, principal research fellow, 2; Elaine Beller, director, biostatistics, 3; Ross Darnell, statistician, 1; Thomas McPoil, regents professor, 4; Bill Vicenzino, head of division, physiotherapy, 1 ABSTRACT Objective To compare the clinical efficacy of foot orthoses in the management of …

Dr. McPoil

Dr. Tom McPoil

PhD, Physical Therapist Specializing in Foot & Ankle Disorders

4 Phases of Rehab Exercise for Overhead Athletes

The rehabilitation of the shoulder has evolved over the past 20 years. In the past, the rehab program focused on strengthening the rotator cuff muscles. Then Dr. Kibler and others taught us to also treat the scapular muscles and scapula posture. Since then numerous articles have been published suggesting GIRD (glenohumeral joint internal rotation deficit) was the cause of shoulder …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk


The ACA Moving in a Whole New Direction

We’re moving in a whole new direction. We took a hard look at the often unhealthy ways we’ve related to each other and to the larger world of health care. Then we realized it was time to change our way of thinking, working and getting along. Starting today, ACA is moving in a healthier direction. We will accept the most …

American Chiropractic Association Partnership with MeyerDC

American Chiropractic Association

The largest professional association in the U.S. representing doctors of chiropractic.

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain Robert Topp, Kara Solem, Jena Etnoyer-Slaski, and Barton Bishop Journal of Performance Health Research Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 40–47DOI: 10.25036/jphr.2017.1.2.topp.2 © 2017 Performance Health OBSERVATIONAL COHORT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with …

A short review to help clinicians determine the best way to address pain

Types of Pain When patients complain about pain, they usually do not make much distinction between types of pain. In fact, patients often struggle to describe their pain in clinically meaningful ways. Clinicians can help patients with prompting and specific questions to help determine the type of pain the patient is experiencing and how best to treat it. Acute versus …