Last Minute Gift Ideas

For those who find December a “challenge” with busy schedules, appointments and shopping for friends and family, we have a few last minute gift ideas for you…even some simple stocking stuffers!

Stop into the clinic and pick up an official Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy t-shirt and baseball hats! We have long sleeve, short sleeve and women’s cut, all in athletic/performance tri-blend fabric. The baseball hats are FlexFit fitted hats.

We also stock over the counter orthotics from SuperFeet to help your athletes perform with proper lower extremity biomechanics.

And there is the full array of RockTape kinesiology tape and RockSauce (non-oily) warm-up embrocation/lotion, along with Kinesio-Tape brand taping supplies.

Stop in and finish off that shopping list and stocking-stuffers! (plus, we’d simply like to see you and say hi!)

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UM-Flint Physical Therapy Program…DPT/PhD !!!

UM-Flint PT graduate researchers

UM-FLINT HOME TO STATE OF MICHIGAN’S FIRST PH.D. PROGRAM IN PHYSICAL THERAPY

http://www.umflint.edu/news/university-news/um-flint-home-to-state-of-michigans-first-ph-d-program-in-physical-therapy/

 

UM Flint DPT Program

UM-Flint's Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT)

UM-Flint’s Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT)

https://www.umflint.edu/graduateprograms/physical-therapy-transitional-dpt#tab-why-um-flint

I have to say it: I truly loved the time spent studying for my doctorate (2008-2010) at the University of Michigan – Flint Physical Therapy Program. What I thought it would be…what it was…and what is has meant to me…these things have all morphed over the years. One thing is for sure: I made friends and met professionals that have shaped who I am today.

 

Recently, these things have come full circle: upon the recommendation of some of the UM Physical Therapy professors, I have been able to provide some in-service/lectures at our Annual MPTA Fall Conference (which has been a blast!). I was excited to share my perspective on the UM PT t-DPT program in a recent update of the programs website. And I have undergone one of the greatest shifts in my career, with the urging/support of one of my former professors-turned-mentor (Dr. Jamie Creps, PT), I have spent this past year diving head-long into private practice … and have been the most excited, happiest (and wide-eyed with fear) clinician I have ever been in my life.

 

And this week (Thursday), I have the honor of returning to UM Flint to have an engaging yet informal chat with 60 of their doctorate students on ENTREPRENEURSHIP and how it applies to today’s physical therapist. It’s exciting to get back to UM Flint and promote our profession, and in turn to be a part of the energy that surrounds the best of our professional students and soon-to-be colleagues!

Martin Vecchio Photography

Martin Vecchio: professional photographer

We had a remarkable guest in our “house” today….Martin Vecchio of  Martin Vecchio Photography.  He came to do a photo shoot for promotional and instructional photos of our clinic and treatments. With the help of my friend and crossfitter Lisa E., and a half-a-day’s worth of shooting, we pulled off a remarkable cache of photos.

 

I figured the process would fall somewhere between Martin with his iPhone 5s shooting stills and snapshots….to something out of an Austin Powers movie (need a refresher?):

 

What I experienced was so much more. He is organized, calculated, and efficient. Better yet, this guy is AWESOME at what he does: taking pictures that capture the essence of the moment, or even more-so, influences the moment. His studies of light and it’s affect on his subjects is nothing short of perfect. And in the realm of perfection, you could tell that Martin was working hard in his mind to get the right shot, right light and capture the scene without getting bogged down in the process.

 

What made the process more interesting was how interested he was in what we do here in the clinic and our evidenced-based thought processes behind treatments and modalities. I’d like to think that he came away from the experience well-versed in what we offer our patients and athletes here at Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy!

 

As we continue to grow our practice and our presence in the Novi community and  surrounding areas, we look forward to utilizing Martin’s expertise in showcasing what we do here at Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy. His photos will also assist in educational materials that we utilize in presentations to other health care professionals, local students and our colleagues.

 

If you are interested to hear more about what Martin can do for you with some professional photography, start by checking out some samples of his work in HOUR Magazine (Here and Here) or on his website.

              

(http://www.martinvecchio.com/)

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RockTape FMT Course

We are excited to announce that on November 9th and 10th

Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy will be the host for the upcoming RockTape Fascial Movement Taping (FMT)

Level 1 and Level 2 courses

Located in Novi, Michigan, our clinic is easily accessible by the surrounding major cities of Michigan, Northern Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. We would love to have you here to share in the knowledge. (The upcoming Chicago FMT course is already sold out!).

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Dr. Ed Le Cara

Ed Le Cara DC, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Leading the course will be Dr. Ed Le Cara. Ed is an expert in manual and exercise therapy for athletes and clients and Board Certified in both Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. He is the President and founder of SportsPlus: Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation in Pleasanton, CA that has provided rehabilitation and athletic training coverage at all levels since the year 2000. He combines his backgrounds to be a sought after speaker, researcher, consultant, and clinician. Ed holds a PhD in Athletic Training. His dissertation research was focused on the lumbar multifidus morphology and function. Ed holds a clinical appointment at the Veteran’s Administration in Martinez, CA where he conducts research and treats patients in the Center for Integrated Brain Health and Wellness and oversees student interns from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He is the Sports Science and Human Performance consultant for 24 Hour Fitness Corporate and is a Master Instructor for TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training.

More info about the FMT course:

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Not your average taping course. Fascial Movement Taping Certification is a 2-part certification process led by industry leading experts in functional movement assessment and treatment. Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) is based on the obvious yet largely overlooked concept of muscles acting as a chain. Say good-bye to thinking about origins and insertions and memorizing directions of tape. Say hello to a framework of ‘taping movement, not muscles’.

FMT LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION

This course introduces the concept of movement therapy and enhancement via functional taping methods. It includes a review of the current literature supporting the theory of kinesiology taping for the purposes of rehabilitation, edema/swelling management, neuropathic pain, scar mobility and postural management. The course is intended for therapists and practitioners with all levels of experience with taping. All supplies needed for the course are provided.

EDUCATION OBJECTIVES LEVEL 1:

  1. Introduce the concept of a longitudinal muscle chain approach to the elastic therapeutic taping (Fascial Movement Taping)
  2. Understand the physiological effects of kinesiology taping
  3. Master functional taping and understand its role and use for the applications of rehabilitation, edema management, neuropathic pain, scar mobility and posture improvement . Corrective exercise strategies for movement mobility and stability dysfunctions will be integrated with taping protocols.
  4. Introduce a myofascial sequencing model of “taping movements, not muscles.”

FMT LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION

This course introduces the concept of movement therapy and performance enhancement via functional taping methods. The anatomy and physiology of myofascial slings is covered. Movement assessment to determine dysfunction in specific slings and how to apply tape in a manner that improves movement and function is done in a workshop, hands-on environment. Corrective exercise techniques to address joint mobility and stability dysfunctions along these myofascial pathways are presented. This course is intended for therapists and practitioners who have taken FMT1. All supplies needed for the course are provided.

EDUCATION OBJECTIVES LEVEL 2:

  1. Introduce the myofascial sequencing model
  2. Learn movement assessment techniques to identify faulty motor patterns
  3. Master functional taping applications for Performance Chains (including applications for special populations)
  4. Integrate assessment of sport-specific movement patterns and the use of taping to improve sports performance (Power Taping)

FMT FAQ

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION?

Join a growing number of providers listed on our website as FMT Certified Providers.

Rocktape will call on FMT Certified Providers (Level 1 and 2) to assist with major sporting events around the country,

to include Crossfit Regional Competitions, marathons etc. A great way for you to meet your community under one of the most popular tents at events.

Join our FMT Community with access to the latest research and treatment strategies as they become available.


WHO CAN ATTEND AN FMT LEVEL 1 CLINIC?

The class is intended for therapists and healthcare practitioners with all levels of exposure to kinesiology taping.

HOW CAN I OBTAIN MY FMT LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION?

Attend a live course – click here
Take an online course – coming soon
Host a clinic in your area – contact us

WHO CAN ATTEND AN FMT LEVEL 2 CLINIC?

Therapists and healthcare providers who have their FMT Level 1 Certification

WHERE CAN I ATTEND AN FMT LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION CLINIC?

You must attend a live course to obtain your Level 2 FMT Certification. View FMT Training Classes

I HAVE TAKEN OTHER KINESIOLOGY TAPING COURSES, CAN I SKIP YOUR LEVEL 1 COURSE AND REGISTER FOR LEVEL 2?

No. Our FMT Level 1 course lays the foundation for understanding FMT’s approach to kinesiology taping and outlines many of the differences in taping applications vs other courses. There will be new things to learn and other taping applications to ‘unlearn’ before moving onto Level 2. For this reason, we require you to take the Level 1 course before moving onto the Level 2.

HOW MANY CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR EACH COURSE?

Depending on class size, state regulations and focus, CEUs may be offered at a FMT clinic. Please see the details for specific classes which can be found in the RockTape store.

HOW DO I GET LISTED AS AN ONLINE PROVIDER?
Once you attend an FMT Certification you will receive an email with a link to the form you need to complete to be listed on our site. Please remember that you must have made a purchase of tape before being listed.  Your name will then appear in our ‘Find a FMT Certified Provider” search.

CAN I USE THE TERM “FMT” OR LOGO, OR TERMS FASCIAL MOVEMENT TAPING CERTIFIED?

Yes, you can and you should.

WHAT IF I CAN’T ATTEND A COURSE I SIGNED UP FOR? CAN I TRANSFER TO ANOTHER COURSE?

Sure.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Full refund for valid excuses.

I WANT TO HOST AN FMT CERTIFICATION AT MY CLINIC?

Email us for more information. contact us

DO YOU GIVE GROUP DISCOUNTS FOR YOUR SEMINARS?

We sure do, for greater than 5 people – email us your group size. contact us

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO A FMT COURSE?

All class supplies are provided, wear loose clothing. Shorts preferable.

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Barefoot Running

 

Do you run? Do you run barefoot? Do you coach/train athletes that run barefoot? Then take a look at this timely summary article from the British Journal of Sports Medicine (Oct 2013). (institutional access required). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24108403

It’s seems obvious to say that people have been running barefoot for centuries…to spare their lives from a saber-tooth tiger, or to deliver the word of Persian defeat ( Pheidippides, a Greek messenger)…but in modern times, barefoot running has become a new passion for many, a fad for some, and a hot topic in the world of running, coaching and rehabilitation.

There exists multiple camps, separated by research and results. Some say it exposes athletes to unnecessary trauma while inducing soft tissue and structural damage to the runner. Others feel that it actually helps prevent injuries by changing the stride length of the runner, while swapping out a heavy heel-strike to a softer, modulated fore-foot strike.

 

The research…the evidence…is still mounting. But the jury is still out. At least there are some very smart clinicians, researchers and coaches out there to sift through the details and help get us timely information to make healthy decisions.

Take a look at the above-mentioned article, and help yourself in making the right choice for your running style, goals and physical needs!

And keep on running!