The Art of Art – Training and Conditioning

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Articles | Comments Off on The Art of Art – Training and Conditioning

Since discovering Active Release Techniques (ART), this author has learned to better assess soft tissue injuries and expedite return to play. By Bradley Pike Bradley Pike, ATC, PT, PES, is the Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Rehabilitation Services at Syracuse University. He is also the Owner of Championship Physical Therapy in Syracuse and can be reached All athletic trainers have been there: An athlete with chronic pain that just won’t seem to dissipate completely. For me, it was just last year when a male rower came into our athletic training room at Syracuse University complaining of chronic lower back pain on his right side. Though he was able to complete all required rowing, long sessions were resulting in significant pain. It wasn’t severely affecting his performance in competition, but it had come to the point where the...

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DTS Spinal Decompression

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on DTS Spinal Decompression

  How Does DTS Spinal Decompression Work? DTS Spinal Decompression provides relief to severe back and neck pain sufferers by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The bones of the spine are slowly and methodically separated using the state-of-the-art DTS Spinal Decompression Unit. As the vertebrae are separated pressure is slowly reduced within the disc (intradiscal pressure) until a vacuum is formed. This vacuum “sucks” the gelatinous center of the disc back inside thereby reducing the disc bulge or disc herniation. Significant disc bulge reduction removes pressure off the spinal nerves and drastically reduces pain and disability. This “sucking” vacuum also pulls much-needed oxygen, nutrients and fluid into injured and degenerated discs allowing the healing to begin. The treatment motion is computer controlled to provide gentle and painless decompression of the injured spinal discs. Advanced DTS decompression techniques...

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Tendinosis versus Tendinitis

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tendinosis versus Tendinitis

A New Understanding of Overuse Injuries The days of overprescribed rest, ice, and medication are over. By Dr. William F. Brady, D.C.   Does the following situation sound familiar? You put in long hours on your instrument practicing for an important gig or audition only to find that the nagging, on-and-off pain you’re experiencing occurs more frequently. Reluctant to cut back your practice time or cancel the upcoming engagement, you start icing the affected area, stretching, and ingesting more medication than your liver cares to process. Despite taking all the measures that you have heard will help to ease the pain, your discomfort increases. We now know that the treatment methods described above will not rid you of the problem. It has long been assumed that inflammation is responsible for the pain that musicians frequently suffer from and that...

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TPI – Titleist Performance Institute

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on TPI – Titleist Performance Institute is the largest collection of golf-specific health and fitness information from the world’s leading experts in the game. This site is brought to you by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) – the leaders in elite player development. TPI leads the world in research and data on golf fitness, health and swing biomechanics. TPI certified members (golf, medical and fitness professionals) are the first to receive the newest information. The certification shows that the professional has reached a level of golf fitness expertise that surpasses – and continues to surpass- the competition. Trained medical professionals provide effective golf-specific medical treatment or rehabilitative programs at any health related facility. Upon completion of the extensive certification program, medical professionals are given the designation Certified TPI Medical Provider. Training focuses on Golf-Specific Injuries and Injury Inducing Swing Mechanics, Advanced Swing...

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SFMA – Selective Functional Movement Assessment

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in ArtChiro | Comments Off on SFMA – Selective Functional Movement Assessment

      The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a series of 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting in those with known  musculoskeletal pain. When the clinical assessment is initiated from the perspective of the movement pattern, the clinician has the opportunity to identify meaningful impairments that may be seemingly unrelated to the main musculoskeletal complaint, but contribute to the associated disability. This concept, known as Regional Interdependence, is the hallmark of the SFMA. The assessment guides the clinician to the most dysfunctional non-painful movement pattern, which is then assessed in detail. This approach is designed to complement the existing exam and serve as a model to efficiently integrate the concepts of posture, muscle balance and the fundamental patterns of movement into musculoskeletal practice. By addressing the most...

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