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

Exercise Progressions: Why, When and How?

One of the targets of a rehabilitation program is the strengthening of muscles that are inactive or weak and thus create muscle imbalances. In order to strengthen a muscle it must be overloaded, which creates stress and adaptation, which will then lead to muscle growth. Once you can master the prescribed sets and reps of a given exercise, it needs …

Friederike Aprea

Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Business Development at WebExercises, Inc.

Is Your Team Designed to Get the “Right” Results?

If we think about it, there is undoubtedly a cause and effect relationship to the results we get as a company or team. For example, if our company experiences high turnover, what do we need to change? You might be tempted to think that the people hired weren’t the right fit or that it’s just what happens in today’s society. …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

Understanding and Preventing Age-Related Muscle Loss- Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed sarcopenia and force recruitment of fast twitch vs slow twitch. In Part 2 we’ll touch on some more research and finish with a Simple Workout Routine to Maintain Muscle Mass. Luckily, muscles can be “tricked” into recruiting fast-twitch fibers (and hence, stimulate satellite cell activity) by fatiguing the slow-twitch fibers with multiple sets of light-resistance repetitions …

Exercise Progression for Posture Month

May Is Posture Month Due to excessive usage of smartphones and tablets, forward head posture seems to have become a major health issue. Use Posture Month as an opportunity to educate your patients on the importance of good posture. You can also utilize our posture challenge to give them a kick-start for a life with more exercise and better posture. …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

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

The Art of Coaching Is Real Part 2

Despite the fact that many of our coaching styles may differ (as they should), many of the problems we face and puzzles we need to solve are the same. Let me ask you, how many of the following struggles sound familiar to you: You have athletes or clients who always want to somehow modify the training program you created even …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

Understanding and Preventing Age-Related Muscle Loss- Part 1

Shortly after age 50, the rate at which a person loses muscle mass begins to accelerate. Figure 1 is a graphical representation of the average number of quadriceps muscle fibers present in adults aged 18 to 82. Looking at the center of the graph, it is clear that the number of muscle fibers remains stable until around age 50. After …

Surge Move of the Month – Sprawl to Deadlift to Clean Combo

In Part 3, we discussed Unstable Resistance with the Surge Clean. Once again, Hydro-Inertia™ is the utilization of water to create an unstable resistance that increases core strength and stability during exercise. The majority of instability products currently on the market are primarily used as a base that you sit, stand, or lay down on. By utilizing Hydro-Inertia™ technology in the …

Carey Kepler

CF Coach

Do you assess waist and BMI with your clients?

“It’s hard to lose weight but it’s harder to be overweight.”  Waist size and body mass index (BMI) There are a few numbers you should know when finding out if your clients are a healthy size. Weight is just one of them. Waist size is another. Waist size is important because fat can build up around the waist and cause …

Lori Harrison

WBC Corporate Fitness Manager

Surge Move of the Month – Part 3 Unstable Resistance

In Part 2, we introduced Hydro-Inertia Technology with the Surge Deadlift. (link to Part 1) HYDRO-INERTIA™ is the utilization of water to create an unstable resistance that increases core strength and stability during exercise. The majority of instability products currently on the market are primarily used as a base that you sit, stand, or lay down on. By utilizing Hydro-Inertia™ technology …

Carey Kepler

CF Coach