Understanding and Preventing Age-Related Muscle Loss- Part 1

Shortly after age 50, the rate at which a person loses muscle mass begins to accelerate. Figure 1 is a graphical representation of the average number of quadriceps muscle fibers present in adults aged 18 to 82. Looking at the center of the graph, it is clear that the number of muscle fibers remains stable until around age 50. After …

Here’s what you missed at the 2019 Parker Seminar

If you were at the 2019 Parker Las Vegas Seminar and stopped by the MeyerDC booth, please make sure to follow-up with your personal MeyerDC Account Manager to take full advantage of the exciting innovations we had on display as well as our show specials. Just in case you weren’t there, here’s some of what you missed… DC Aligned contributor …

Dr. John Pecora

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

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Course A with Osteopathy Integration

Instructors at the Prague School of Rehabilitation have put together a unique course introducing the concepts and principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), along with specific Osteopathic techniques to help address the facilitation of the deep stabilizing system of the spine. DNS Course A with Osteopathy Integration Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Prague School of Rehabilitation Basic Course A With a Special Osteopathy …

Dr Michael Rintala Chiropractor

Dr. Michael Rintala

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS

Pain Therapy Options: A patient-based outcome review of pain management devices

PainTech – Pain Therapy Options A patient-based outcome review of pain management devices, including the Willow Curve January/February 2019- Practical Pain Management Journal Tiziano A. Marovino DPT, MPH, DAIPM Michael Majewski, BAA, CSCS   Chief Health Strategy and Innovation Officer Research Associate Biogenesis Group, LLC TLC Group Ypsilanti, MI Ypsilanti, MI This device review focuses on technologies that have emerged …

Dr. Marovino

Dr. Tiziano Marovino

DPT, MPH, DAIPM

Magnesium deficiency and its potential link to Inflammation

The study below briefly discusses the importance of having the right levels of magnesium and the potential systemic health concerns of being deficient for yourself and for your patients. Also, did you know that Epsom salt is made up of magnesium sulfate? Read below . . . Dietary magnesium and C-reactive protein levels. King DE, Mainous AG 3rd, Geesey ME, Woolson RF Department …

Dr. John Pecora

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

How I Integrated the “Smart Laser” in My Practice

Chiropractic offices provide care to a wide spectrum of patients and conditions. Adjusting techniques and treatment modalities vary, ranging from manipulative treatment delivered with the hands to non-force adjustments utilizing instruments to basic rehabilitation exercise all the way to new and advanced technologies. As a practitioner in my 35th year of clinical practice, I have watched, learned, and tried many …

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

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