Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 4

In Part 3 of this series, we touched on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Here in Part 4, we’ll discuss if the need to balance causes stability-specific strength gains. Does the need to balance affect stability-specific strength gains? When using machines to perform an exercise, the balance challenge involved is smaller than when using free weights to perform a very similar exercise. Similarly, …

Christopher Beardsley Strength and Conditioning Research

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Looking for the Nuts and Bolts of LLLT

If you’ve considered offering Laser therapy for your patients and you’re looking for a good source of background information on photobiomodulation and LLLT (low level laser therapy), the article below from Chung et al is a great place to start.  Want the Nuts and Bolts of LLLT? Ann Biomed Eng. 2012 Feb; 40(2): 516–533 Published online 2011 Nov 2. doi: Hoon …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

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

Why are strength gains stability-specific? Part 3

In Part 2 of this series we discussed training comparisons with stable or unstable machines. Here in Part 3 we’ll touch on magnitude of external load affecting stability-specific strength gains. Does the magnitude of the external load cause stability-specific strength gains? Although light load training to muscular failure can produce similar gains in muscular size to heavy load training, the external load used during strength training …

Christopher Beardsley Strength and Conditioning Research

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Functional Neurology – Review of Theories & Evidence

Study Title: Unravelling functional neurology: a scoping review of theories and clinical applications in a context of chiropractic manual therapy Authors: Meyer A-L, Meyer A, Etherington S & Lebeouf-Yde C Publication Information: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017; 25: 19. (open access to full text: HERE) Comment from Dr. Shawn Thistle: Functional Neurology has become a recent chiropractic “flavor of the …

Dr. Shawn Thistle

DC, Founder and CEO of RRS Education

Recorded Webinar: From Elite Athletes to the Everyday Patient: Treatment and Manual Therapy Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown

From Elite Athletes to the Everyday Patient/Client Treatment and Training Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown When: Thursday, September 20, 2:00 pm ET DESCRIPTION: Original Medical Director of the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (AVP) and the current Co-Medical Director of the Pro Surf Tour (ASP/WSL) Dr. Tim Brown will discuss tips, tools and what he’s learned …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

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

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR- Part 2

Last post we learned that kinesiophobia (fear of movement) is bad, especially if an athlete exhibits kinesiophobia when returning to sport following an ACL reconstruction. According to the Paterno et al Sport Health 2018 athletes who score 19 or above on the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia, they are 13xs more likely to reinjure themselves with return to play. For those of us …

Dr Trent Nessler PT

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

The trucking industry, the demand for DOT Physicals AND the potential income…are all on the rise

The trucking industry is huge (4 times larger than air/rail/boat combined) and it’s getting BIGGER. It’s expected to grow thru 2026. This is our opportunity to grow OccMed with it. From start to finish, America’s trucks make up an integral part of the supply chain. You’ve probably seen big rigs and smaller trucks rolling down the highway. But from what …

Dr. James Raker

D.C., F.A.D.P., C.M.E., C.W.P.

Recorded Webinar: Learn about the Heath Benefits of Coffee for You and Your Patients

Stay up to date on the latest health and wellness topics with the new DC Aligned webinar series. From innovative treatment techniques to business best practices, the DC Aligned webinar series will provide FREE continuing education from some of Healthcare’s most respected thought leaders and researchers. Date: Thursday, September 6 at 2pm EST Cost: FREE Title: Learn about the Heath Benefits …

A Case for Cupping- Randomized Controlled Trial

Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Relieving Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain Below is a great RCT out of Hualien City, Taiwan, on the Effectiveness of Cupping. It was conducted in a nursing research laboratory at the Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology. Lee-Mei Chi, 1 , 2 Li-Mei Lin, 3 Chien-Lin Chen, 4 , 5 Shu-Fang Wang, 6 Hui-Ling …

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

5 principles that influenced the Soft Tissue Release and Taping Technique used on some of the world’s best Athletes

The 5 principles that influenced the Soft Tissue Release and Taping Technique used on some of the world’s best Athletes SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Technique) was developed by Dr. Brown while working with Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (AVP) and Pro Surfing Tour (ASP/WSL) professionals to help dynamically heal, normalize and support injured, impaired, imbalanced and dysfunctional soft tissue structures. Since …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

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