The Benefits of SMR and Research Behind Rolling – Part 1: Quad and Knee-Joint ROM and NMR Efficiency During a Lunge

In a 4-part series, we’ll share some helpful studies that touch on the quantifiable benefits of SMR (Self Myofascial Release) and foam rolling. In the 1st study by Bradbury-Squires et al, they found that knee joint ROM increased 10% for the 20-second condition and 16% for the 60-second condition compared with a control condition. Roller-Massager Application to the Quadriceps and …

Foods that can help Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

The great info below (courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic) shows how a few simple swaps can go a long way to helping protect your heart. “You can definitely reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by eating certain foods every day,” says Julie Zumpano, a dietitian with the Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation Center at Cleveland Clinic. “There is a great variety …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR- Part 5

Last post we discussed the correlation of kinesiophobia (fear of movement) to shift of weight over to the non-involved limb. Noehren et al Am J Sports Med 2018 highlighted this in a recent study that showed how athletes unload the involved limb during bilateral jumping tasks. As stated in our previous blog post, we discussed how we see a similar pattern …

Dr Trent Nessler Personal Trainer Physical Therapist

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

A New Organ? Really?

When you look at the image below, what do you see? The lines representing the collagen architecture or the fluid-filled compartments in between? According to the Fascia Research Congress website: “The fascial system consists of the three-dimensional continuum of soft collagen, containing loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body…” Their eyes are clearly looking at the collagen …

Jason Amstutz

Dr. Jason Amstutz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CCSP*, RTP, CSCS

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR- Part 4

Over the course of this blog series, we’ve been discussing Kinesiophobia (fear of movement) that is sometimes associated with athletes who have an ACL reconstruction.  During last week’s discussion, we pointed out some objective measures we see in our athletes who demonstrate higher levels of kinesiophobia.  The two main things we see are: An increase in lateral shift or shift …

Dr Trent Nessler Personal Trainer Physical Therapist

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System- Part 2

Part 1 of this article was posted on Sept. 11. https://blog.elivatefitness.com/healthy-aging/circadian-rhythm…ne-system-part-1/ We discussed cortisol production and its relationship to Circadian Rhythms. In Part 2 we’ll discuss Inflammation … Noon to 5 p.m. – The Rise of Inflammation The afternoon hours see a steady decline in cortisol along with the most intense hours of sunlight (Vitamin D). Research tells us it …

Breathing Techniques to facilitate Stability

Let’s take some time today to think about breathing. When you breathe, do you feel like the whole region is expanding during breathing? Ideally, it should be. Breath should occur in 3-D. But for some people it won’t. As you watch your clients breathe, are they moving top-to-bottom with the breath, or are they moving in-and-out? Ideally, it should be in-and-out. We should …

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

Rising Infertility Rates – What We Know and What To Do, Part 1

Rising Infertility – What We Know and What To Do In 1978, in vitro fertilization was an achievement. However, infertility has become so much more prevalent, and now fertility treatments are big business. It raises the question: Is this an industry because people are less patient about making babies, or is there a real fertility concern here? There are two …

Which type of injection is best for my arthritic knee?

Patients and even some non-patients often ask me: “What type of injection is best for my arthritic knee?” There are several options available to the patient. They may receive a corticosteroid injection, platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (HA) or stem cell injection. The dilemma is determining which one of those is the best for relieving symptoms from osteoarthritis. A …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA