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 …

Dr. Barton N. Bishop

PT, DPT, SCS, TPI CGFI-MP2, CSCS

Scoliosis & SI Joint Pain Effectively Treated with a Sacroiliac Belt

Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction results in inflammation of the SI joint and can be debilitating. Scoliosis can trigger sacroiliac dysfunction because the weight of the body is shifted to one side, stressing the pelvic joints. This is particularly common with adult scoliosis. There are two major ligaments holding each SI together – the iliolumbar and sacroiliac ligaments. The iliolumbar ligament …

Choosing the right probiotic: Is more always better?

If you’re looking for the ideal probiotic dietary supplement for yourself or your patients, you’ve probably noticed the broad array of brands and ingredients available, in forms that include capsules, powders and liquids. Trying to make direct comparisons between them can be confusing unless you know what to look for. Let’s examine some key factors that can help you make …

Dr. Jason Mitchell

N.D. and CEO of Probulin®

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

New Research Shows Leafy Greens May Help Patients Maintain Mobility

A recent study conducted by Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus, published in May in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, observed the association between biomarkers of vitamin K and mobility disability, which includes Osteoarthritis and Cardiovascular Disease. The study found that older adults with lower levels of vitamin K were increasingly prone to developing conditions that impacted their freedom of movement, …

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

Why Royal families used Matcha Green Tea to help with fasting

Matcha Tea Health Benefits: Assists in Weight Loss, boosting calorie and fat burning. 130 times the antioxidants of brewed green tea. ORAC antioxidant score of 1,573 – a very high level, even compared to goji berries (253), dark chocolate (227); pomegranate (105); wild blueberries (93); acai berries (60); and broccoli (31). High in chlorophyll. High in L-Theanine, which reduces physiological …

Thomas DeLauer

Nutrition and Business Performance Coach

The History of Matcha Tea

The Path of Zen Over 800 years ago, a young Buddhist priest by the name Myōan Eisai left his native Japan on a spiritual journey for greater awareness and knowledge. Eisai returned to Japan with a new found philosophy called “Chan” and some unique tea seeds. Using the Chan philosophy, Myōan Eisai created the Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism in Japan and …

Thomas DeLauer

Nutrition and Business Performance Coach

Activate the Endocannabinoid System with PEA

Activate the Endocannabinoid system with PEA to calm excited nerves and soothe physiological stress Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is an extensively researched natural ingredient for important neuroprotective actions.*(4) This ingredient has been utilized for decades and is available in dietary supplements an option for the onset of physiological stress.* PEA is an endogenous fatty acid amide that belongs to the family of …

Dr. Michael Murray

Chief Science Officer

Do You Ice an injury? Should you?

No matter what conflicting reports or headlines you’ve come across in the last few years telling you “NOT TO ICE” . . . the truth is there’s no definitive research that supports completely discontinuing the use of localized cryotherapy with your patients or athletes. There are definitely some claims that have been made over the years with regards to ice’s …

Dr. John Pecora

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