A Case for Cupping- Randomized Controlled Trial

Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Relieving Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain Below is a great RCT out of Hualien City, Taiwan, on the Effectiveness of Cupping. It was conducted in a nursing research laboratory at the Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology. Lee-Mei Chi, 1 , 2 Li-Mei Lin, 3 Chien-Lin Chen, 4 , 5 Shu-Fang Wang, 6 Hui-Ling …

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

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System- Part 1

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System Why is there an increased risk of colon cancer the farther we live from the equator? (Bostick 2015, Dimitrov and White 2016) What is the connection between chronic insomnia and joint disease? Without ignoring environment (stress, diet, air quality) to account for chronic degenerative diseases, we often overlook the body’s daily rhythm of “break-clean-repair,” …

Randomized Clinical Trial: Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome- Flat Inserts vs Foot Orthoses

Foot Orthoses and Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Randomized Clinical Trial Natalie Collins, PhD candidate, 1; Kay Crossley, principal research fellow, 2; Elaine Beller, director, biostatistics, 3; Ross Darnell, statistician, 1; Thomas McPoil, regents professor, 4; Bill Vicenzino, head of division, physiotherapy, 1 ABSTRACT Objective To compare the clinical efficacy of foot orthoses in the management of …

Dr. McPoil

Dr. Tom McPoil

PhD, Physical Therapist Specializing in Foot & Ankle Disorders

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain Robert Topp, Kara Solem, Jena Etnoyer-Slaski, and Barton Bishop Journal of Performance Health Research Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 40–47DOI: 10.25036/jphr.2017.1.2.topp.2 © 2017 Performance Health www.performancehealthresearch.com OBSERVATIONAL COHORT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with …

Foot Orthoses and Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Randomized Clinical Trial

Natalie Collins, PhD candidate, 1 Kay Crossley, principal research fellow, 2 Elaine Beller, director, biostatistics, 3 Ross Darnell, statistician, 1 Thomas McPoil, regents professor, 4 Bill Vicenzino, head of division, physiotherapy 1 ABSTRACT Objective To compare the clinical efficacy of foot orthoses in the management of patellofemoral pain syndrome with flat inserts or physiotherapy, and to investigate the effectiveness of …

Dr. McPoil

Dr. Tom McPoil

PhD, Physical Therapist Specializing in Foot & Ankle Disorders

How Topical Analgesics Really Work

There is nothing new about the use of menthol as a topical analgesic.1 The skin contains a dense neural network embedded in the dermal-epidermal junction. Fibrous strands from these deep nerves project outward to the skin’s surface. Stimuli to the cutaneous region is perceived by these nerves, which can result in pain signaling or the initiation of the inflammatory cascade. …

Congress Passes Legislation Expanding Veteran Access to Nondrug Chiropractic Services

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recently announced that Congress, with the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, has approved a plan to expand access to chiropractic’s nondrug approach to pain relief to veterans, many of whom suffer from back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions resulting from their service. Supported by several veterans groups and championed in Congress by …

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American Chiropractic Association

The largest professional association in the U.S. representing doctors of chiropractic.

OxyRub Clinical Trials

The base product for the revolutionary OxyRub PRO – the professional strength topical analgesic created by Dr. Joseph Pergolizzi, Jr. – is OxyRub, the pain reliever originally created by Dr. Pergolizzi several years back. In several clinical trials, OxyRub was tested in various settings. In these studies, the products used allowed for the minimal effective dose, that is, the lowest …

Diet-Induced Acidosis: Is It Real and Clinically Relevant?

The article below discusses some important points on the topic of diet-induced acidosis, that we should all be aware of as Health and Fitness professionals when looking at the effects of our client’s diets on their ability to recover from injury, reduce pain and avoid disease. I’ve pulled a few brief highlights, but if you’d like to read more, the …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

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.