Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition that can significantly hinder a person’s ability to get around and negatively impacts their overall quality of life. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the US and the second most common disability in older adults. When osteoarthritis impacts the knee, it’s especially limiting and can eventually prevent the affected […]

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Don’t Rely on Your Ankle Brace in The Off-Season

by Sarah Turner on November 8, 2017

Ankle braces are great for preventing injuries in athletes who participate in sports with high risk of ankle injury. The question remains; should athletes wear ankle braces even during the off-season? A study recently released by the Journal of Performance Health suggests that performing neuromuscular ankle training during the off-season without wearing an ankle brace […]

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Can Kinesiology Tape Reduce Pain Post-Chiropractic Adjustment?

November 1, 2017

Annually, 30-50% of adults will experience some form of debilitating neck pain. That’s a lot of people, a lot of pain and, potentially, a lot of pills. However, we all know better than that (right?!). There are a whole host of treatment options that can actually reduce neck pain instead of just masking it: one […]

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How to Increase EMG of Glutes During High Intensity Squatting

October 25, 2017

Squats have deservedly gained mainstream popularity due to the myriad of benefits they offer including stronger glutes, hips and core. It’s an added bonus that squats also tone the lower body effectively for men and women alike. Due to the wide-ranging benefits of the free barbell squat (FBBS) it’s also popular in personal resistance workouts, […]

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The Best Brace for Preventing and Supporting Ankle Injuries

October 18, 2017

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the lower extremities. In fact, an estimated 25,000 ankles sprains occur each day in the United States and about half of these occur during athletic activities. Ankle sprains are not only common but also carry a high risk of re-injury. Once the ankle is sprained, […]

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Does Kinesiology Tape Really Increase Blood Flow? Don’t Stretch to Conclusions

October 11, 2017

Kinesiology tape has been growing in popularity as a rehabilitation tool for physical therapists, coaches, trainers and athletes alike. Kinesiology tape is used after musculoskeletal injuries because it’s been shown to reduce pain up to one week compared to minimal interventions. Some have suggested that kinesiology tape improves blood flow, which is thought to then […]

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How Massage Therapists Play a Role in Safer Pain Relief

September 26, 2017

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has long held the position that massage can help relieve pain. Research suggests that massage reduces pain from musculoskeletal injury, headache, cancer, trauma and other conditions.1 The AMTA’s position was upheld in 2016 when the journal Pain Medicine published the first-ever systematic review and meta-analysis of the quality of […]

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Evidence-Based Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Relief: Let’s Get Physical!

September 19, 2017

Millions of people around the world are desperate for a solution for their knee osteoarthritis pain, but the pain relief game has changed. With the rise of opioid abuse, people are beginning to recognize the detriments of relying on NSAIDs and/or prescription medication that not only have a high risk of forming dependencies, but really […]

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Why Cryotherapy is Crucial in Chiropractic

September 12, 2017

Cryotherapy is a pain relief practice that’s seemingly as old as the stone age (or should we say the ice age?). Alongside cold therapy, chiropractic has been a traditional treatment for acute and chronic pain for decades. To capitalize on the benefits of both, chiropractors have valued the integration of cryotherapy into their clinics to […]

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7 Expert Ergonomic Tips for Backpack Safety

September 5, 2017

Your patients have a lot of items to check off their school supply list. Unfortunately, there are a couple of supplies they might pick up that they definitely aren’t budgeting for, like poor posture, neck, back and shoulder pain. Children and adults alike experience these symptoms at an increasing rate around this time of year, […]

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