108 More Research Studies That You Need to Read… Now

by Rebecca Moore on December 6, 2017

If you missed the first 55 research studies and second 93 research studies published this year, catch up! Just because we’re getting into the swing of the holiday season doesn’t mean the research is stopping anytime soon. This quarter, there were 86 new original research articles added to the Academy database and 22 abstracts from the annual […]

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Evidence-Based Musculoskeletal Pain Relief is a Spray Away

by Rebecca Moore on November 22, 2017

As you’re reading this sentence, millions of people are struggling with some form of musculoskeletal pain. This notion isn’t new to you, though; you treat these patients day in and day out in your clinic. Thankfully, more clinicians are wising up to the detriments of opioid prescriptions to treat musculoskeletal pain, and these pain sufferers […]

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Dynamic vs. Isometric Resistance Training for Knee Osteoarthritis

November 15, 2017

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

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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