Management of Patello-femoral pain

Patello-femoral pain is a multifactorial problem. There are many causes of patello-femoral pain which have been cited in the literature, including an increased Q angle, tight lateral structures, tight hamstrings and gastrocnemius muscles, tight anterior hip structures, pronated feet, patella alta/baja, vastus medialis oblique insufficiency, and poor activation of the gluteus medius posterior fibres. These factors cause a change in …

Jenny McConnell

Jenny McConnell

AM, FACP. B.App.Sc.(Phty), Grad.Dip.Man.Ther, M.Biomed.Eng.

Providing novel stimulus to help reduce pain and increase range of motion

This week, we tapped Shante Cofield to give us one of her favorite tricks with RockFloss. Check out an entirely new way to reduce muscle and joint pain and improve range of motion – with a convenient, portable floss band! Here we’ll detail the steps to applying RockFloss to the calf. The goal will be to improve flexibility, help with …

Dr. C. Shanté Cofield

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1

Time Released Natural Pain Relief Gel

My patients and athletes really love these products. Many have mentioned that they notice a tremendous difference when they use both the pain relief gel and the arnica boost together. In fact, my only real recommendation is to use the two together – why only get limited results? I have a tube of each near my treatment table to show …

Dr. Dan Bucek

DC, DACBSP

Help your athletes gain a step on their competition

Athletic Republic’s summer is focused on helping athletes gain a step on their competition. In addition to a training program that teaches the fundamentals of speed, AR centers have a collection of marketing resources they can utilize to promote summer training along with an agency to help them activate it. John Brenkus joins Athletic Republic One of those resources is …

Charlie Graves

CEO of Athletic Republic

Changes in back pain, sleep quality, and perceived stress after introduction of new bedding systems

As trained professionals, we’re all aware of the essential restorative and regenerative powers of a good night’s rest. But do our patients understand the role sleep plays in stress, pain, focus and health? Our consistent goal as healthcare experts and educators is to take what our patients are doing on a daily basis (repetitively for years and years) and tweak …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

5 Tips for Better Posture

With May being National Posture Month, it’s a good time to remind patients that slouchy sitting and bad tech habits are a common cause of back and neck pain as well as headaches and low energy. Once you’ve personally taken the first step towards better posture, it will be easier to help your patients. Look up and adopt new posture …

Dr. Steven Weiniger

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Posture Expert, Author, Speaker, Clinician

Is the scapula truly meant to be stable?

In this post we’ll “dissect” the scapular stabilizers, and we’ll discuss why they should first be looked at from a mobility standpoint. When we talk about the shoulder, we need to consider a group of muscles called the scapular stabilizers. Actually the term “stabilizers” is a bit of a misnomer. Nothing about the scapula is truly meant to be “stable.” …

Sue Falsone PT

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

It’s Always About The Patient First

I just read a great article (link and words below) by a brilliant friend, Dr. Mike Reinold, about some of the life changing lessons he learned while having the honor to work under perhaps the most famous orthopedic surgeon alive, Dr. James Andrews. If you don’t know who Dr. Andrews is, he serves as Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon for …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

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

Tips for Improving Tissue Quality and Health

In the video below, Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses how tissue quality and tissue health can be improved by using the TimTam Power massager to re-perfuse tissues that may not have the blood flow or nutrients they need to be healthy. Perfusion is the passage of fluid through the circulatory system or lymphatic system to an organ or a tissue, usually referring …

Dr. Kelly Starrett talks Pain Gate Theory and Trigger Points

Why do you shake your hand after accidentally hitting your thumb with a hammer? It helps lessen the pain, right? The reason it works is known as Pain Gate Theory. The theory asserts that creating movement in an affected area can lessen the pain messages the brain receives. In the video below, Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses how Pain Gate Theory …