Hump Day Hustling – Weekly Research Summary – February 22, 2023

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”

Essential Equipment

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.”

Community Corner

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.

PTonICE Rewind

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

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