NormaTec Clinical Case Study

Arkfeld Chiropractic is a chiropractic office in Michigan, focusing on enhancing neurological performance of the brain and spine. They offer a variety of therapies, including those found in professional sports medicine departments, to relieve pain, empower movement, and balance the nervous system. In addition to patients with chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and stress and anxiety, Arkfeld Chiropractic treats a broad …

Important Reminder for Extreme Heat Conditions While Training Clients

It’s that time of year again when the extreme heat can really affect you and your clients’ ability to push them to their limits. Whether it’s boot camp, HIIT, or two-a-days for high school football athletes, we all need to make sure we’re addressing the challenges of heat and humidity when training and recovering from workouts. Below are a few …

Lori Harrison

WBC Corporate Fitness Manager

6 Components Necessary for a Successful Gym

Training staff to provide the best client outcomes and experience has always been my focus and passion as a consultant. So far in this series, I have covered administrative excellence, outstanding customer service, and educating and closing the client as key tenants of this training, but there is still much more to learn. Throughout the past 25 years, I have …

Lori Allen

Featured Presenter and Educator

Are you a Leader…or a Follower?

Here is the reality . . . growth actually comes through our experience of being both a leader and a follower. It’s like the two sides of a coin. We readily think of mentoring others for leadership, but why can’t we also model how to be a good follower? Last year, while traveling abroad, I came across an olive-wood carving …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

Important info for training Lats

How can we design a strength training program that will maximize the growth of the latissimus dorsi? What factors do we need to take into account, and how do each of these factors affect the variables in the program? What information do we need to identify the best approach to training a muscle group? To understand how to train the …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Exercises to Address Your Client’s 60 lb. Head

There are multiple health risks associated with forward head posture(FHP), and the so called “text neck” seems to become a new epidemic. A fairly new risk factor that contributes to this problem is excessive usage of mobile phones, tablets, and PCs. Over the past 7 years, mobile usage has grown from .3 hours a day to 2.8 hours a day …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Exercise Series for Enhanced Dynamic Shoulder Control

EXERCISE SERIES FOR ENHANCED DYNAMIC SHOULDER CONTROL IN THE OVERHEAD THROWING ATHLETE Kevin E. Wilk, DPT, PT I AJ. Yenchak, DPT, PT, CSCS, I Christopher A. ArrigoI James R. Andrews, M.D THE THROWER’S TEN PROGRAM Why should your overhead athletes use the Thrower’s Ten Program? The answer is very simple…Because it works! This comprehensive program encompasses exercises for the entire …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

The Appendix may be more important than we thought.

The Appendix: To be or not to be… That still seems to be the question. We were always taught in school that the appendix was a vestigial organ that seemed to have no apparent purpose and should absolutely be removed if inflamed. This still seems to be the general consensus, but there are varying arguments that the appendix may influence …

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Consider all 30 muscle groups when training the core

Often times we hear “core” used interchangeably with “abs”. Although the abdominals are a large contributor to the core, there are many more muscles that compose the core— nearly 30 depending how you define the core. Think of the core as a cylinder of muscles around your spine. All these muscles have a role to protect, stabilize, or move your …

Bryce Taylor

PT, S&C Coach, SFMA

Effective modality to enhance fracture and soft-tissue healing

Below is a great study which speaks to the benefits of IPC (Intermittent pneumatic compression)…along with some more info on the new NormaTec 2.0. Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Fracture and Soft-Tissue Injuries Healing Anil Khanna, Nikolaos Gougoulias, and Nicola Maffulli Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7QB Staffs, UK Introduction: …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM