Used as required text for many colleges and universities, the Muscle Manual contains evidence based, easily accessible information on topics including: musculoskeletal anatomy, anatomical variation, kinesiology, muscle testing, palpation, osteology, biomechanics, trigger point referral patterns, nerve and vessel pathways, differential diagnosis, massage and soft tissue techniques and much more.
The new Evidence Informed Yoga Book is close to being released!
Here is what the evidence suggests...
Improved Flexibility and Balance
Yoga improves flexibility and balance to optimize performance through the use of specific poses. Maintaining flexibility as we get older in one of the major factors that can lower your physiologic age, keeping you younger, longer.
A recent study looked at the effects of 10 weeks of yoga on male college athletes. Result: yoga significantly increased several measures of flexibility and balance,...
As an alumni of the University of Western States (UWS), I'm grateful for my experiences there, as are my university friends, Dr. Daniel DeLapp and Dr. Bill Borman.
It's an honour to be able to give back. Recently Dr. Daniel DeLapp, Dr. Bill Borman and I made a visit to the UWS campus. While there, we provided the campus clinic with some relevant textbooks and IASTM tools that will help their students continue their education.
Prohealthsys is dedicated to the distribution...
Author Nikita A. Vizniak
I'm pleased to announce a new resource available at Prohealthsys! Fresh off the press is an evidence-based, practical textbook for use in the classroom and practice — Orthopedic Assessment.
"Don’t guess, Assess."
Orthopedic Assessment is a quick reference guide for students, instructors and healthcare providers. The content, illustrations and layout format are designed to be useful during practice and in the classroom for procedures, interpretation, clinical notes and ranking. Supportive videos are accessible online.
Over 3500 Illustrations & Images
Physical therapy heads from the Winnipeg Jets (NHL) and Manitoba Moose (AHL) pow wow with Dr. Nik over benefits of proSTM instrument application.
The following article was originally published by Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine - Check it out!
Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose Seminar
Dr. Nikita Vizniak, the Boucher Institute’s Physical Medicine Department Chair, has just finished a 2 day seminar with the athletic therapy department of the Winnipeg Jets (NHL) and Manitoba Moose (AHL). When you are working on multimillion...
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a safe and effective technique that every practitioner should have in their repertoire. However, learning the technique and buying the correct tool for you are two different things. Buying an IASTM instrument is like buying a new car - research must be done! You have to "test drive" these instruments to determine which one fits your treatment approach, your hand size, and your budget. It has to be practical, affordable, and effective.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Clinical Massage Therapy manual. This book is a "must have" resource for Massage Therapists -- students and practitioners alike. It's an easy to follow guide, packed with images, charts and tips that will help you achieve maximum healing results for your patients.
Clinical Massage Therapy is the best guide available for students, instructors and clinicians looking to upgrade their practice.
For Massage Therapists by Massage Therapists!
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Acute soft tissue injury has been managed using the acronym PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) for years, even though there is a lack of evidence demonstrating its efficacy. Although rest is beneficial for acute soft tissue trauma (Bring et al. 2009; Martinez et al. 2007), it should only be limited to immediately after the trauma as long periods of rest are potentially harmful. This is because lack of movement will allow the soft tissue to heal in...
Have you ever found yourself sitting in a doctor’s office and wondering…
How much can this doctor really help me?
Do they know what they’re talking about when they’re giving me nutritional advice or pharmacological advice?
How can I choose one type of doctor over another to suit my needs and get me to where I need to be?
All of these questions and thoughts are extremely overwhelming! This is where the common practice of “doctor shopping” has become prevalent...