Barbells, CPGs, and much more coming at you in this edition of Hump Day Hustling! Enjoy, and if you want to dive deeper with ICE Physio we’ve got over 200 courses slated for 2023, check out our Upcoming Dates and Locations to reserve your spot!
A Case for the Barbell
The most important piece of equipment?
Have a clinic owner who is reluctant to purchase a barbell? Maybe print this out and leave it on the break room table, we’re biased but believe the case is quite strong. Certainly beats a third Nu Step!
Straight from the ICE Physio Blog: “Three Reasons a Barbell Is the Single Most Important Piece of Equipment in Any Physical Therapy Clinic”
Is your clinic ready to deliver PT V 2.0?
The barbell blog above generated a flurry of questions along the lines of “What else does my clinic need to shift into full fitness forward mode?” Fortunately, a while back we put together this comprehensive resource: “Essential Strength Equipment for the Modern Physical Therapy Practice“. Not only does it include essential equipment but also covers our top exercises to perform with it!
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Are we using them? Neck pain examined
There is always a lot of excitement around new clinical practice guidelines, but are their findings effectively translated into practice? Check out this IG post from the iDryNeedle crew which lays out how often key interventions recommended in our CPG are used in practice. Prepare to be surprised, and perhaps a bit disappointed. Check out the full text article for a deeper dive!
Endurance, Strength, HIFT
Does cardio kill your other gains?
This 24 subject study published last year compared VO2max, mitochondrial VO2max (mVO2), anaerobic power, muscle strength, and muscle endurance with varied training backgrounds & programs: endurance athletes (END), strength athletes (STR), and “high-intensity functional training (HIFT)” athletes (CrossFit).
Authors conclusion: “HIFT participants can exert similar power outputs and absolute strength compared to strength focused participants but exhibit fatigue resistance and mitochondrial capacity comparable to those who train for endurance.”
Our hearts are with Turnagain CrossFit
The Turnagain CrossFit community in Anchorage, AK have been gracious hosts and friends of the ICE crew. Unfortunately, they suffered an unimaginable tragedy just minutes before the first Friday Night Lights of the 2023 open when their roof collapsed resulting in many injuries and even more devastating the loss of one of their members. Please take a moment to visit their Go Fund Me page to learn more and donate if you feel called to do so.
Did you miss any of our ICE Physio podcasts last week? Well here you go!
Monday: “Menstrual cycle syncing” (Christina Prevett)
Tuesday: “Why reviewing the game film isn’t optional” (Zac Morgan)
Wednesday: “How elderspeak ruins outcomes” (Jeff Musgraves)
Thursday: “Storm cells, groundswells, and your business” (Jeff Moore)
Friday: “Don’t be a glassback” (Zach Long)
Thank You! – ICE Faculty
Upcoming In-Person Courses
- February 25-26: Dry Needling Upper Body (Cincinnati, OH)
- February 25-26: Extremity Management (Whitinsville, MA)
- February 25-26: Lumbar Spine (Kalispell, MT)
- March 4-5: Older Adult LIVE (Milwaukee, WI)
- March 4-5: Extremity Management (Wichita, KS)
- March 4-5: Fitness Athlete LIVE (Amarillo, TX)
- March 4-5: Dry Needling Upper Body (Hopkins, MN)
Upcoming Online Courses
- March 1st: Older Adult: Essential Foundations
- March 6th: Fitness Athlete: Essential Foundations
- March 6th: Fitness Athlete: Pregnancy and Postpartum
- March 14th: Rehab of the Injured Runner
- March 27th: Persistent Pain Management
- March 27th: Primary Care PT
- May 4th: Older Adult: Advanced Concepts
- September 17th: Fitness Athlete: Advanced Concepts
📢 On Virtual ICE next week we’ll be chatting “Spines that crave rotation” presented by ICE faculty Miller Armstrong! Not in our virtual mentorship program? Find out how to enroll and learn more HERE