Massage therapy research funding competition still open
Dec. 3, 2013 — The Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research has announced the 2013 Massage Therapy Research Fund competition is now accepting applications. The application deadline is December 31, 2013.
B.C., Saskatchewan team up to launch national research fund for massage therapy
British Columbia and Saskatchewan are partnering up to establish a new research foundation that will support and fund research initiatives in massage therapy.
Alberta launches partnership plan to improve MS care, research
Nov. 26, 2013 — The Alberta government has released a multiple sclerosis (MS) plan that will help improve care and support innovative research for the almost 14,000 Albertans with the disease.
Clarifying lymphedema treatment
In regard to your article “Compression bandages effective for lymphedema treatment: McMaster study,” I would like to make a comment. Complex Decongestive Therapy, or CDT, is the established gold standard for the treatment of lymphedema worldwide. As a lymphedema therapist for 15 years I can tell you that I have seen many patients who were given a compression sleeve and glove which did nothing to arrest the development of their lymphedema. The treatment that these patients responded to was CDT, a regimen of regular Manual Lymph Drainage, compression bandaging, decongestive exercise, patient education and meticulous skin care.
Compression bandages effective for lymphedema treatment: McMaster study
New research from McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ont., showed using simple compression bandages may be used as treatment for lymphedema, in the absence of daily lymphatic massage therapy.
Government strengthens health research in Alberta
Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne have announced the launch of the Alberta SUPPORT Unit for patient-oriented research.
Sedentary lifestyle, stress biggest health risks for employees: survey
The sedentary nature of Canadian workplaces is becoming as much of a health risk as stress for many workers.
That's according to a new wellness survey from Sun Life Financial, which found 24 per cent of Canadian employers consider work-related stress and sedentary lifestyles the most serious health risks affecting their employees.
Mindfulness therapy doesn't lower blood pressure, Canadian study finds
Oct. 24, 2013 — A new study suggests that mindfulness therapy is not effective at lowering blood pressure.
Toronto researchers found that people who learned and applied the technique did not end up with lower blood pressure readings than people who did not use the approach.