Providing novel stimulus to help reduce pain and increase range of motion

This week, we tapped Shante Cofield to give us one of her favorite tricks with RockFloss. Check out an entirely new way to reduce muscle and joint pain and improve range of motion – with a convenient, portable floss band! Here we’ll detail the steps to applying RockFloss to the calf. The goal will be to improve flexibility, help with …

Dr. C. Shanté Cofield

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1

Changes in back pain, sleep quality, and perceived stress after introduction of new bedding systems

As trained professionals, we’re all aware of the essential restorative and regenerative powers of a good night’s rest. But do our patients understand the role sleep plays in stress, pain, focus and health? Our consistent goal as healthcare experts and educators is to take what our patients are doing on a daily basis (repetitively for years and years) and tweak …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

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

5 Tips for Better Posture

With May being National Posture Month, it’s a good time to remind patients that slouchy sitting and bad tech habits are a common cause of back and neck pain as well as headaches and low energy. Once you’ve personally taken the first step towards better posture, it will be easier to help your patients. Look up and adopt new posture …

Dr. Steven Weiniger

Dr. Steve Weiniger

Posture Expert, Author, Speaker, Clinician

Recommend Bael Cushion For Your Patients with Low Back Pain Who Sit All Day

A great many of the patients I see have acute and chronic low back pain. Just like life, low back injuries have ups and flow in the recovery stage. We can get you well during an office visit, but you still have to go and live your life. One major difficulty in recovery is that much of our lives today …

Is the scapula truly meant to be stable?

In this post we’ll “dissect” the scapular stabilizers, and we’ll discuss why they should first be looked at from a mobility standpoint. When we talk about the shoulder, we need to consider a group of muscles called the scapular stabilizers. Actually the term “stabilizers” is a bit of a misnomer. Nothing about the scapula is truly meant to be “stable.” …

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

WebExercises vs. Paper handouts

Are You Still Using Paper Copies For Your Patients’ Home Exercises and Stretches? Your clinic and your patients deserve better. Why? Problem: A paper copy or photocopy of a photocopy with stick figures or old images is hard to understand Solution: WebExercises® gives you or your staff the ability to quickly and easily create concise and personalized exercise programs, selecting …

Friederike Aprea

Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Business Development at WebExercises, Inc.

Fun Early Phase ACL and Total Knee Rehab Progressions

Early Phase ACL and TKE Progressions Utilizing the Motion Guidance™ Laser Pointer Visual Feedback Tool This quick blog post will discuss some options for early rehab utilizing visual feedback with a knee patient. This may apply to post-operative ACL rehab or Total Knee rehab, or any patient needing to lock in some early-on skills such as terminal knee extension range of motion or …

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 …