When it comes to Tendonitis, Inflammation Deserves a Second Thought

Back in the 1990s there was a major shift in thinking regarding chronic tendinopathies. Histologic data pointed to a lack of acute inflammatory cells in the load-bearing regions of tendons, and some studies noted collagen separation and thinning without inflammatory cell infiltrates1,2,3,4. As the thinking changed to ‘chronic tendinopathies are caused by an unknown degenerative process without inflammation,’ treatment strategies …

Dr. Stuart Tomares

Doctor of Medicine, Founder and CEO of übertherm LLC

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 …

Efficacy of IASTM for the Treatment of Musculotendinous Injuries

Graston Technique® therapy raises the bar again! Graston Technique® therapy is an evidence-based method of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) combined with exercise to improve musculoskeletal function. There are various levels of evidence that support its efficacy for a wide variety of conditions. In 2016, the first systematic review examining the efficacy of IASTM reported “some evidence supporting its ability …

Webinar Alert: Utilizing Directional Skin Drag to Solve Difficult Shoulder Cases

FREE Webinar Utilizing Directional Skin Drag to Solve Difficult Shoulder Cases  Featuring Mitch Hausschild, MA, ATC, CSCS The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body. Solving many cases of shoulder pain and dysfunction can prove challenging because of the delicate balance of stability, mobility and motor control that is needed to ensure proper function. In this webinar, we …

Mitch Hauschildt

Mitch Hauschildt

MA, ATC, CSCS

Are you talking Technique with your Patients?

Helpful hints for patient’s activities of daily living Working with Elite Athletes from all over the world for many years, I’ve learned how important it is to give simple instructions when it comes to daily activities. And unfortunately for many of us this year, one of those activities is shoveling snow. Now we know that most of you are thinking …

Dr. Jeff Poplarski

D.C., Sports Chiropractor

Oxygenated glycerol triesters (OGTs) and menthol shown to provide better pain relief than mentholated cream alone

In light of concern regarding OTC pain relievers, topical analgesics present an important option for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. Pain is one of the most undertreated healthcare problems in the world. It is also among the most common reasons for patients to seeking health care. When it comes to treating pain, the goals depend on the nature …

Exacerbation of Inflammation by Aggressive Cold Therapy: Preventing Microcellular Ice Crystal Injury

Exacerbation of Inflammation by Aggressive Cold Therapy: Preventing Microcellular Ice Crystal Injury. An Alternative to Conventional R.I.C.E. Therapy Stuart Tomares, M.D. Abstract Exposure to sub-0°C temperatures has long been known to cause mammalian tissue damage and cell death (frostbite). The biological mechanisms of such injury were elucidated in the 1970s and 1980s in research into the viability of cold storage …

Dr. Stuart Tomares

Doctor of Medicine, Founder and CEO of übertherm LLC

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

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 …