Should You Be Using Iontophoresis with Your Patients?

“Iontophoresis is an electromedical method of delivering chemicals through the skin to a specific anatomical site. This electrochemical treatment avoids the potential adverse effects of medicating a local problem systemically while allowing for a much more concentrated drug dosage to the pathological site.”         -Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD Iontophoresisor EMDA (electromotive drug administration) is the process of transdermal drug delivery by …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Effects of Biofreeze vs Ice on Acute, Non-Complicated Neck Pain

Bart Bishop, Dr. Jay Greenstein, Robert Topp doi: 10.1016/j.clch.2011.09.015 Volume 14, Issue 4, December 2011, Pages 153-154 Background: Cryotherapy has long been used by physical therapists and chiropractors in the management of acute pain and more recently it has been shown to effectively manage chronic pain. Multiple studies have demonstrated that both ice and menthol decrease blood flow and help …

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.

The Appendix may be more important than we thought

To be or not to be? When it comes to the appendix, that seems to be the question. The appendix has been called a vestigial organ, but that interpretation may be changing. We were taught in school that the appendix seemed to have no apparent purpose and should absolutely be removed if inflamed. This still seems to be the general …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Talking with Patients About the Benefits of Topical Analgesics

In many cases, the best thing you can do to help a patient recover from a musculoskeletal-related injury, or decrease the likelihood of an injury occurring in the first place, is to get the patient moving and condition proper biomechanics. Topical analgesics are a great way to slightly reduce the pain signal so your patients can make it through their …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Damian Lillard and The Science Behind Biofreeze

Whether it’s the dull throb of overworked muscles or the soreness of aching joints, pain effects millions of patients every day. Many of those people could be YOUR current or future patients. They probably have questions about their course of treatment and may want to know why you use Biofreeze Pain Reliever. You know the product works; but the video …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

NormaTec Clinical Case Study

Arkfeld Chiropractic is a chiropractic office in Michigan, focusing on enhancing neurological performance of the brain and spine. They offer a variety of therapies, including those found in professional sports medicine departments, to relieve pain, empower movement, and balance the nervous system. In addition to patients with chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and stress and anxiety, Arkfeld Chiropractic treats a broad …

Thermotex Infrared Therapy Is Remarkably Effective

Infrared products are unique: Their gentle heat doesn’t burn or dehydrate, and The infrared penetrates 2.36 inches, targeting pain and inflammation where it originates. This deep penetration offers a therapeutic advantage over and above traditional heat pads that have shallow penetration. The soft heat acts to increase the flexibility of collagen tissue, reduce inflammation, decrease joint stiffness, relieve muscle spasms, …

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

Top 2019 Chiropractic Trends for Your Clinic

As healthcare professionals and trusted wellness advisors, we’re always looking for innovative solutions to improve outcomes with patients to help them reach their goals whether it be: Reducing pain, Improving function, Addressing a chronic condition or disease, Rehabbing from an injury or surgery, Prepping for a performance or competition, or Simply improving quality of life. The products and concepts below …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Part 2: Understanding The Impact of Power on Photobiomodulation (PBM)

In Part 1 of this laser forum, we discussed the basic terms related to the physics of laser therapy. Here we will cover the significant role irradiance (power density) and dosage (energy density) plays in 3 concepts pertinent to photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy. Higher irradiance allows more photons to be applied at depth for a given wavelength. Please refer to the image below for …

Mark Callanen

Dr. Mark Callanen

PT, DPT, OCS