Which type of injection is best for my arthritic knee?

Patients and even some non-patients often ask me: “What type of injection is best for my arthritic knee?” There are several options available to the patient. They may receive a corticosteroid injection, platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (HA) or stem cell injection. The dilemma is determining which one of those is the best for relieving symptoms from osteoarthritis. A …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Ten Ways to Help Your Patients Talk About Pain

Pain is one of the oldest medical complaints and even today remains the most frequent reason for which people seek care.1 There are very few in the healthcare system—chiropractors, physical therapists, dentists, nurses, physicians– who do not regularly help patients manage pain. Still, patients may neglect to talk about their pain in meaningful ways or may not even bring pain …

Technology is great…but when should you keep it ‘Old School’?

Technology. Never has a word stirred so much excitement, desire, and anxiety all at the same time. Of all the professions out there, the Health and Fitness industry has been one of the slowest to adopt technology. I mean no one else is writing notes, using notebooks, and scanning documents regularly. Question is, why are we so slow to adapt? …

Yves Gege

MSPT, CMP, CF-L1

Tack and Floss with Dr. Kelly Starrett

Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses how to use a Tack and Floss technique to address and adjust sensitivity and specificity while using the TimTam high-power, high-velocity percussion massager, in attempts to restore blood flow, improve tissue movement and increase range of motion. Delivering over 2,000 strokes per minute, the TimTam Power Massager™ helps break down knots, increase blood flow, and release …

The importance of Nitric Oxide and how non-thermal Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound can help increase NO production

Low Intensity Ultrasound and Nitric Oxide Production Over the course of 33 years in practice (the last 28 spent working with elite, world-class professional and Olympic athletes as well as non-athletes), I’ve had the opportunity to work with a host of modalities, all designed to help the injured patient. But one constant in my bag of tricks – one that …

Dr. Rick Fox

DC, DACBSP

3ACT Slide – The Multi-Directional Self-Contained Fitness Tool

The 3ACT Slide’s multi-directional design allows tri-plane movement to simulate athletic and physical demands for a variety of sports and rehabilitation needs. The sliding surface demands increased muscular activity, emphasizing control of deceleration forces to optimize explosive athletic skill. The dual sided stability blocks allow customized foot positioning, while offering safety and movement specific guidance. The idea for the 3ACT …

Dave Armet

PT, FAFS, CSST

Maximize your time with patients and help them help you

As Chiropractors and healthcare professionals, one of the most important responsibilities we have, when working with patients on a regular basis, is to consistently get as much information and acquire as many puzzle pieces as possible – EVEN if we already think we know the answer to the complaint that brought them into the office or we’ve already mapped out …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

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

Sue Falsone: Yoga Shoulder and Neck Mobility Drill for your Clients

I’ll often prescribe yoga to an athlete who needs a lot of fundamental strength and stability and balance work. Yoga is great for establishing this foundation of movement. Yoga is also great when I want to work on re-establishing normal movement of a motion segment. It’s great for re-establishing psycho-motor control of the body as well as somatosensory control of the body. …

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

Management of Patello-femoral pain

Patello-femoral pain is a multifactorial problem. There are many causes of patello-femoral pain which have been cited in the literature, including an increased Q angle, tight lateral structures, tight hamstrings and gastrocnemius muscles, tight anterior hip structures, pronated feet, patella alta/baja, vastus medialis oblique insufficiency, and poor activation of the gluteus medius posterior fibres. These factors cause a change in …

Jenny McConnell

Jenny McConnell

AM, FACP. B.App.Sc.(Phty), Grad.Dip.Man.Ther, M.Biomed.Eng.

Clinical Study of the Effects of Treating Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disease

A Clinical Study of the Effects of FACIAL-FLEX® in Treating Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disease Zarrinnia K., Braun R.J., Straja S.R. The disorder of temporomandibular joint syndrome has likely existed since the dawn of man. The cardinal symptoms include temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, tenderness, joint noise (clicking and popping) and limitation of opening. The etiology of this syndrome has been …