Optimizing a Champion

International heavyweight boxer Fres Oquendo is gearing up in Orlando, Fla., for his next big fight. RockTape Instructor Danny Porcelli (@ddporcellidc) is prepping him to go stronger longer with RockTape, RockBlades, RockFloss, and more. Check out behind-the-scenes footage to see how we help a Pro Boxer prepare for a match. For more info on products mentioned in this article or …

Peripheral Nerve Series – Structure, Function, and Pathology of the Ulnar Nerve: What you need to know

Ulnar Nerve Injury The ulnar nerve is a mixed sensorimotor nerve that arises from the medial cord (C8-T1 nerve roots) of the brachial plexus and may also have contributions from the C7 nerve root. It passes down the anteromedial aspect of arm lateral to the brachial artery piercing the medial intermuscular septum as it courses from the anterior to the …

Dr. Rafael Escamilla

PhD, PT, CSCS, FACSM

Plank Challenge: Good idea for patients?

Dr. Stuart McGill, former spine researcher at the University of Waterloo for 30 years, says there is “no utility to this kind of activity other than claiming a record.” Instead, patients should focus on holding the position for shorter intervals and do more reps. Dr. McGill believes that for a healthy spine, you should be practicing the “Big 3” daily …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

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

FREE webinar on High Power, Clinical PEMF Therapy

The link below will take you to recorded webinar on High Power, Clinical Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy. Through this roughly 50-minute presentation by Josh Silver, president and CEO of Pulsed Energy Technologies, you will learn: The history of PEMF and how the technology has evolved of the last 150 years. The science behind PEMF: how and why it works. …

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Josh Silver

Owner of Pulsed Energy Technologies, One of the World's Foremost Authorities on PEMF Therapy

Majoring In the Minors: How Chiropractic In Minor League Baseball Is Changing the Game

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, 19th Century German philosopher This marvelous quote encapsulates the growth of chiropractic in general and its role in Sports Medicine, specifically. Although the value of chiropractic has been known for over 100 years, it has …

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Dr. David Perrine

DC, CCSP, FIAMA and Kansas City Royals Consulting Chiropractor

Avoid patient drop-outs, maximize treatment results

Patients have better results when they stick to their care plans and complement their in-office care with a home exercise program. Unfortunately, many patients miss appointments, don’t follow their HEP or even drop out of care altogether. These patients will likely be frustrated with their results. They may start to question the value of your care, and they will probably …

Dr Kevin Wilk PT

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Recorded Webinar: From Elite Athletes to the Everyday Patient: Treatment and Manual Therapy Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown

From Elite Athletes to the Everyday Patient/Client Treatment and Training Tips from World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown When: Thursday, September 20, 2:00 pm ET DESCRIPTION: Original Medical Director of the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (AVP) and the current Co-Medical Director of the Pro Surf Tour (ASP/WSL) Dr. Tim Brown will discuss tips, tools and what he’s learned …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

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

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 3

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR, Part 3 In this series we’ve been talking about kinesiophobia (fear of movement) and specifically how this is related to an increase in re-injury risk with athletes returning to play. In the last post, we provided a case study with an athlete who was being assessed for return to sport-specific testing. 19 …

Dr Trent Nessler PT

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System- Part 2

Part 1 of this article was posted on Sept. 6. http://news.meyerdc.com/research/circadian-rhythms-immune-system-part-1/ We discussed cortisol production and its relationship to Circadian Rhythms. In Part 2 we’ll discuss Inflammation … Noon to 5 p.m. – The Rise of Inflammation The afternoon hours see a steady decline in cortisol along with the most intense hours of sunlight (Vitamin D). Research tells us it …

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR- Part 2

Last post we learned that kinesiophobia (fear of movement) is bad, especially if an athlete exhibits kinesiophobia when returning to sport following an ACL reconstruction. According to the Paterno et al Sport Health 2018 athletes who score 19 or above on the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia, they are 13xs more likely to reinjure themselves with return to play. For those of us …

Dr Trent Nessler PT

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit