Phase 3- Rehab Exercises for Overhead Athletes

Shoulder Rehab Phase 3: Advanced Strengthening Phase The advanced strengthening phase is designed to initiate aggressive strengthening exercises, augment power and endurance, advance functional drills, and gradually initiate throwing activities. Full shoulder ROM and flexibility should be maintained throughout this phase; failure to maintain motion and flexibility at this point is a potential pitfall that can result in recurrent symptoms. Muscle fatigue has been shown to decrease neuromuscular …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Phase 2- Rehab Exercises for Overhead Athletes

Phase 2: Intermediate Phase Along with progression of the strengthening program, the goals of the second phase in dealing with patients with shoulder pain, is to increase the flexibility, mobility, and ROM of the shoulder joint complex and enhance the patients’ overall neuromuscular control. An EMG data driven exercise program designed by Wilk et al, the Thrower’s Ten, is implemented during this stage to permit a …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Randomized Clinical Trial: Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome- Flat Inserts vs Foot Orthoses

Foot Orthoses and Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Randomized Clinical Trial Natalie Collins, PhD candidate, 1; Kay Crossley, principal research fellow, 2; Elaine Beller, director, biostatistics, 3; Ross Darnell, statistician, 1; Thomas McPoil, regents professor, 4; Bill Vicenzino, head of division, physiotherapy, 1 ABSTRACT Objective To compare the clinical efficacy of foot orthoses in the management of …

Dr. McPoil

Dr. Tom McPoil

PhD, Physical Therapist Specializing in Foot & Ankle Disorders

4 Phases of Rehab Exercise for Overhead Athletes

The rehabilitation of the shoulder has evolved over the past 20 years. In the past, the rehab program focused on strengthening the rotator cuff muscles. Then Dr. Kibler and others taught us to also treat the scapular muscles and scapula posture. Since then numerous articles have been published suggesting GIRD (glenohumeral joint internal rotation deficit) was the cause of shoulder …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain Robert Topp, Kara Solem, Jena Etnoyer-Slaski, and Barton Bishop Journal of Performance Health Research Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 40–47DOI: 10.25036/jphr.2017.1.2.topp.2 © 2017 Performance Health www.performancehealthresearch.com OBSERVATIONAL COHORT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with …

A short review to help clinicians determine the best way to address pain

Types of Pain When patients complain about pain, they usually do not make much distinction between types of pain. In fact, patients often struggle to describe their pain in clinically meaningful ways. Clinicians can help patients with prompting and specific questions to help determine the type of pain the patient is experiencing and how best to treat it. Acute versus …

Rising Infertility Rates – What We Know and What To Do, Part 2

This post is the continuation of an article on infertility. Part 1 was posted August 9 at http://news.meyerdc.com/chiropractors/nutritionists/rising-infertility-rates-know-part-1/ In this post we’ll take a closer look at biochemical individuality and what that means for fertility… Systemic, Individualized Deficiencies: The assumption made by Pottenger’s Cats was that the food was cooked in the unhealthy group, and that the cooking/processing removed nutrients …

Foot Orthoses and Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Randomized Clinical Trial

Natalie Collins, PhD candidate, 1 Kay Crossley, principal research fellow, 2 Elaine Beller, director, biostatistics, 3 Ross Darnell, statistician, 1 Thomas McPoil, regents professor, 4 Bill Vicenzino, head of division, physiotherapy 1 ABSTRACT Objective To compare the clinical efficacy of foot orthoses in the management of patellofemoral pain syndrome with flat inserts or physiotherapy, and to investigate the effectiveness of …

Dr. McPoil

Dr. Tom McPoil

PhD, Physical Therapist Specializing in Foot & Ankle Disorders

Rising Infertility Rates – What We Know and What To Do, Part 1

Rising Infertility – What We Know and What To Do In 1978, in vitro fertilization was an achievement. However, infertility has become so much more prevalent, and now fertility treatments are big business. It raises the question: Is this an industry because people are less patient about making babies, or is there a real fertility concern here? There are two …

Mechanisms and time course of menthol-induced cutaneous vasodilation

This great paper by Craighead, McCartney,  Tumlinson and Alexander describes the vasodilation dose-response of topical menthol. In the post below, we’ve listed some important info from the study, but to read the full study, please see the link at the bottom of the article… Microvasc Res. 2017 Mar;110:43-47. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2016.11.008. Epub 2016 Nov 27 Craighead DH, McCartney NB, Tumlinson JH, …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

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