Jonathan Maister

Jonathan Maister

Jonathan Maister, is a Canadian certified athletic therapist, massage therapist and certified sport massage therapist. He serves as Ontario vice-president for the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association and chairs the Education Committee in the national organization.

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All too often joint mobilizations are dismissed as a modality worthy of being merely a footnote. During RMT schooling they are covered in techniques class. However, they are often relegated to the proverbial back pocket – to the therapist’s and patient’s detriment.
While corresponding to the shoulder in terms of position and joint type, hip conditions and treatment differ from the shoulder. Both attach the extremity to the torso and both are ball and socket joints. However, beyond that, they differ profoundly.
Advanced manual techniques are powerful tools that enable the therapist to perform outstanding work.
Respiration is arguably the most vital human function. Struggling for breath is surely the most incapacitating and soul-destroying aspect of any illness.
Many are the challenges of a career in health care. Ethics – in particular, boundaries – is one area that is intangible yet cannot be ignored under any circumstances.
Massage therapy and the well-being of athletes are a natural marriage. Some 25 years ago a handful of dedicated massage therapists decided to take their massage mandate to the next level.