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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23 Rehabilitative Exercises to Add to Your Arsenal

August 30, 2017

Clinicians of all disciplines can agree that exercise is medicine; to be well, you must move well. Breaking from the myth of “glorified back-crackers,” chiropractors have embraced rehabilitative exercise as an integral part of their everyday routine with their patients. A pioneer in this ‘movement movement’ is Dr. Jeffrey Tucker, a chiropractor based in Los […]

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Industry-Sponsored Research: Our Passion and Position

August 28, 2017

“Industry-sponsored research” is sometimes frowned upon by clinicians as full of bias and distorted facts. The sad fact is that not enough companies support research on their products; instead, they make unsubstantiated claims and false assumptions without any research at all. Clinicians often find it difficult to keep up with the literature to know what’s […]

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93 More New Research Studies That You Need to Read… Now

August 23, 2017

Miss the first 55 research studies published in the first quarter of the year? Catch up here! You just couldn’t get enough research, could you?! Don’t worry; we’re in the same boat. We thrive on the current, impactful research being published and we’re thrilled to bring you this installment of Research Roundup! In the second […]

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FCA 2017 Booth #13 Presentation Schedule

August 22, 2017

Performance Health has joined the fight against opioid addiction; and so have these expert clinicians! If you’re attending #TheNationalFCA 2017 this week, stop by booth #13 to watch these impactful presentations. Not going to FCA? No problem! We’re recording each session and will be sharing the content on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to our channel […]

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