Can Stretching make you stronger?

Can Stretching Make You Stronger?

Whether to do static stretching or not can be a very contentious issue. On the one hand, static stretching (especially intense stretching lasting >60 seconds) is known to reduce force in subsequent exercise. Many strength coaches therefore recommend against doing static stretching before a workout, or before a practice or competition, when working with athletes. On the other hand, inter-set …

Christopher Beardsley Strength and Conditioning Research

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Upcoming Event: Integrated Movement Strategies Workshop

Upcoming Event: Integrated Movement Strategies Workshop

Integrated Movement Strategies | May 19-21, 2017 ProjectMOVE | Littleton, CO This seminar will include exploration and integration of movement theory, manual medicine, and psychology to improve the way we move. Cost: $499 Target audience: DC, DO, PT, ATC, Acupuncturist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Coaches, Body Work Therapists, Exercise Physiologists & Kinesiologists, Movement Specialist (Dance, Yoga, Pilates, instructors), Movers! Speakers Line Up: …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Founder of IntelliSkin Posture Apparel and Co-Medical Director for the Association of Surfing Professionals

What is Rhabdomyolysis and Why Should You Care?

What is Rhabdomyolysis and Why Should You Care?

When Texas Women’s University junior Briley Cole experienced an unusual delayed pain following the annual fitness test for her competitive volleyball team, she knew something was off. Cole was actually one of eight players from her team that wound up hospitalized last year for a rare condition called rhabdomyolysis (also known as rhabdo), which, in their case, was induced by …

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Doctor of Chiropractic, Director of Soft Tissue Center at DISC, co-author of The Seven-Minute Rotator Cuff Solution & Strength and Conditioning and Injury Prevention for Hockey, Board Member of ACBSP.

Nutritional Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears

Nutritional Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears: Part I

I treat a lot of tennis players with shoulder pain, usually from rotator cuff issues as a result of repetitive stress from overhead motions and overuse. My goal is always to get them back on the court quickly without drugs, injections or surgery if possible. Conventional treatment of rotator cuff injuries typically call for powerful prescription anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers. …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

3rd Annual PBCS Seminar and Workshop in Tampa, Florida

2017 PBCS Seminar Recap

The Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society recently conducted their 3rd annual PBCS Seminar and Workshop in Tampa, Florida. The event took place over 3 days and was hosted by the New York Yankees at their beautiful spring training stadium, George M. Steinbrenner Field as well as the Laser Spine Institute at their brand-new facility that was built last year. One of the …

Dr Rick Bishop Chiropractor Professional Baseball Society

Dr. Rick Bishop

D.C., CCSP, Director of the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society, Owner of Cornerstone Chiropractic Center

Shockwave Therapy can effectively treat Plantar Fasciitis

Shockwave Therapy Can Effectively Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Low Energy Extracorporeal PulseActivatedTherapy (EPAT) for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis By Robert Gordon, MD; Charles Wong, BHSc; Eric J. Crawford, BHSc Toronto, Canada FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL ©2012 by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society DOI: 10.3113/FAI.2012.0202 Background: Ultrasonographic measurement of the plantar fascia can be used to objectively diagnose plantar fasciitis. The purpose of this study was …

Dr. Rob Gordon

Dr. Rob Gordon

MD, FRCS(C), diploma of Sports Medicine

Painful wrist

Clinical Study Puts Biofreeze to the Test

The National Research Centre for Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark conducted a study comparing the efficacy of Biofreeze to a menthol-scented placebo gel. The subjects were workers who suffered from chronic pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Participants in the triple-blind study reported that Biofreeze reduced their hand and wrist pain by 31%. Researchers measured the participants’ pain one, two, and …

The DC Aligned Team

The DC Aligned Team

Members of MeyerDC, a leading chiropractic distributor.

Feed Your Concussion

Reviewing Nutrition and Its Role in Brain Recovery

The brain is the most nutrient-dependent, energy-dependent and stress-vulnerable organ in the body. When it’s damaged by a concussion, providing it immediately with the right nutrients to maintain energy levels and reduce stress is crucial for speedy recovery without lingering symptoms. The standard medical advice for treating the acute phase of a concussion is rest, with a gradual return to …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

January Article Summary MeyerDC

Highlights From Our Month

Whether you think the first 31 days of January went by quickly or dragged on due to the cold temperatures, we hope you spent your time wisely! We know we did – we were busy providing high-quality products and high-quality resources for your practice…and what could be better than that? In case you missed all the articles we published this month, …

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Thinking Outside the Body: External Control Cues for Lower Limb Rehab

Motor Control – defined as “conscious (intentional) or unconscious brain activation to coordinate the trunk and/or limbs to perform a motor skill or action” – is a popular topic in movement performance and rehabilitative research. Research over the last 10 years seems to indicate that “external cues” (in which the individual’s attention is drawn an object or mental image outside …

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Eric Dinkins

PT, MSPT, OCS, Cert.MT, CMP, MCTA, CCI