Helping Incorporate Research and Manual Techniques into your Massage Therapy Practice! One problem that we all can be affected by as rehabilitation professionals is tunnel vision. We can lose sight of the structures affected by an injury or condition and we and our patients set our sights on attempting to attain pre-injury function, ROM and … [Read more...]
(VIDEO INSIDE) Include Some SC Joint Attention with Your Shoulder Patients!
"This case highlights the successful conservative treatment of an individual with an irreparable rotator cuff tear and numerous comorbidities by using a multimodal approach including SC Joint mobilizations." Full Abstract Massive irreparable rotator cuff tears can be difficult to treat conservatively, especially when the patient has multiple … [Read more...]
Massage Therapy for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Dose-Finding Trial
Full Paper here Abstract Background In a previous trial of massage for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, we demonstrated feasibility, safety and possible efficacy, with benefits that persisted at least 8 weeks beyond treatment termination. Methods We performed a RCT to identify the optimal dose of massage within an 8-week treatment … [Read more...]
Is low back pain a straightforward consequence of injury/dysfunction in the spine, or the result of more complex processes?
Full Article This issue of Pain: Clinical Updates examines whether low back pain (LBP) should be considered a straightforward consequence of injury/dysfunction in the spine, or the result of more complex processes involving nervous system processing of sensory information. The focus is on axial LBP rather than radiculopathy, and on chronic LBP … [Read more...]
How Ultrasound is Changing Our Understanding of Anatomy and Function
For thousands of years, Anatomy has been taught segmentally, each structure separate from the other. Each structure went from point A to point B. From the time of Hippocrates to da Vinci, the study of anatomy was hindered by legalities and religious beliefs. Today though, technology has enabled a new way of looking in and expanding our … [Read more...]
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