When it comes to Tendonitis, Inflammation Deserves a Second Thought

Back in the 1990s there was a major shift in thinking regarding chronic tendinopathies. Histologic data pointed to a lack of acute inflammatory cells in the load-bearing regions of tendons, and some studies noted collagen separation and thinning without inflammatory cell infiltrates1,2,3,4. As the thinking changed to ‘chronic tendinopathies are caused by an unknown degenerative process without inflammation,’ treatment strategies …

Dr. Stuart Tomares

Doctor of Medicine, Founder and CEO of übertherm LLC

Facial Flex: Exercise System for Jaw/TMJ Rehabilitation and Oro-facial Muscle Imbalance and Jaw

The Facial-Flex® system is an intra-oral neuromuscular re-education and biofeedback training device to help reduce muscular pain and deprogram excessive muscle forces/jaw pain. This system was originally conceived as a prosthetic training aid for orofacial burn victims with scarring and lip contracture. Facial-Flex® was subsequently developed for speech therapy and swallowing/dysphagia disorders. Lip strengthening and redirecting oral balance can reduce …

Tips for Improving Tissue Quality and Health

In the video below, Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses how tissue quality and tissue health can be improved by using the TimTam Power massager to re-perfuse tissues that may not have the blood flow or nutrients they need to be healthy. Perfusion is the passage of fluid through the circulatory system or lymphatic system to an organ or a tissue, usually referring …

Is there one thing we should all be able to agree on as a profession?

In my humble view, the answer to the above question is yes…and if there’s one thing we should all be able to agree on as Chiropractors, I’d say it’s alignment. Alignment can mean many things. When we say alignment, we can be referring to our collective voice as a group or aligning as professionals to address a world that’s in …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

Dr. Kelly Starrett talks Pain Gate Theory and Trigger Points

Why do you shake your hand after accidentally hitting your thumb with a hammer? It helps lessen the pain, right? The reason it works is known as Pain Gate Theory. The theory asserts that creating movement in an affected area can lessen the pain messages the brain receives. In the video below, Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses how Pain Gate Theory …

Exercise program proven to stimulate TMJ musculature… will also make you look younger

If you were to look under the layers of facial tissue, you would see bundles of thin threads. These threaded bundles of muscle are attached to your skeletal frame on one end and integrate themselves into your facial tissue along their entire extent. The support system holds your entire facial structure together and makes you look like “you.” Research has …

Efficacy of IASTM for the Treatment of Musculotendinous Injuries

Graston Technique® therapy raises the bar again! Graston Technique® therapy is an evidence-based method of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) combined with exercise to improve musculoskeletal function. There are various levels of evidence that support its efficacy for a wide variety of conditions. In 2016, the first systematic review examining the efficacy of IASTM reported “some evidence supporting its ability …

Webinar Alert: Utilizing Directional Skin Drag to Solve Difficult Shoulder Cases

FREE Webinar Utilizing Directional Skin Drag to Solve Difficult Shoulder Cases  Featuring Mitch Hausschild, MA, ATC, CSCS The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body. Solving many cases of shoulder pain and dysfunction can prove challenging because of the delicate balance of stability, mobility and motor control that is needed to ensure proper function. In this webinar, we …

Mitch Hauschildt

Mitch Hauschildt

MA, ATC, CSCS

The Future of Muscle Function Testing

The kiio Sensor accurately measures, stores, and wirelessly communicates force over time during any exercise. On-board sensors, a CPU, and special electronics calculate actual force, power, exercise pacing, and more. The kiio Sensor is integrated with kiio FLEX software to offer a comprehensive solution for assessing, training, monitoring, and improving the overall performance of patients and athletes. With 50 samples …

Marc Sherry

Marc Sherry

Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer

Product Spotlight: Hyperice VENOM and VYPER 2.0

Hyperice VENOM The VENOM Back is a cutting-edge, digitally connected, wearable back device that uses heat and vibration to warm up, loosen, and relax sore/stiff muscles. Check out the video below to see how the VENOM combines Hyperice’s well-known vibration innovations with advanced, digitally controlled thermal therapy. Hyperice VYPER 2.0 The VYPER 2.0 from Hyperice is the next generation of …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

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