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Donelda Gowan maintains adverse events are common with massage therapy intervention. In her 2017 dissertation, Gowan posits, "Safety in massage therapy is understudied. There is little information on what constitutes an adverse event from the perspective of stakeholders including MTs, other health care providers, insurers, regulators, educators, and patients."
People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study found.
At the American Pain Society Annual Meeting, a plenary session speaker asked: "What if it were possible to develop a pain medication that could curb the negative emotions experienced by patients with chronic pain without causing euphoria and downstream addiction?"
Advances in pain research are yielding new insights into mysteries lurking inside the brain and how brain mechanisms influence chronic pain. 
Researchers at Yale and Oxford may have proven exercise is more important to your mental health than your economic status.
Just one hour a week of brisk walking -- as if you are late to an appointment or trying to make a train -- staves off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, or aching or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle or foot, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. 
Major depression, obesity and chronic pain are all linked to the effects of one protein, called "FK506-binding protein 51," or FKBP51.
Several previous studies have demonstrated that moderate alcohol consumption is linked with less severe disease and better quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but a new Arthritis Care & Research study suggests that this might not be because drinking alcohol is beneficial.
NEW ORLEANS—Walking downhill after eating can reduce bone resorption, the process in which old bone is broken down and removed from the body, in postmenopausal women with diabetes, according to research presented ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La. Walking uphill does not have the same benefit, the study found.
Our left and right wrists mirror each other, but there are differences between the wrists of men and women, according to new research.
Massage therapists frequently experience strained relationships with the public and media.
Researchers have uncovered one more reason to get off the couch and start exercising, especially if you're approaching your golden years. 
CMTCA has announced that as of March 1st, 2019, three provincial colleges of massage therapists have signed a multi-year agreement to continue to fund CMTCA and its accreditation services.
Exercise has potential to improve non-motor as well as motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), including cognitive function, report investigators in a review published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.
As far back as Ancient Greece, a sculptured physique has been heralded as the pinnacle of physical perfection. But now, researchers from Japan have found that increased muscle mass doesn't just make you look good, it could literally save your life.
MARCH 1—Exciting news for massage therapists in P.E.I. today as massage therapy becomes a regulated health profession under the PEI Regulated Health Professions Act. The province is the fifth to be regulated in Canada. 
A new study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University that analyzed 502 posts on Pinterest about chronic pain revealed that the social media platform is helping people with chronic pain cope by sharing self-care and pain-management tips, venting about their pain's severity, and supporting others who are similarly suffering.
Yoga postures that flex the spine beyond its limits may raise the risk of compression fractures in people with thinning bones, according to research from Mayo Clinic. The results appear in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Thirty minutes of morning exercise lowers blood pressure for the rest of the day among older men and women who are overweight or obese. And women who take brief, frequent breaks from sitting throughout the day can enhance the blood pressure benefits of morning exercise even more, according to new research published in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension.
INDIANAPOLIS—A breakthrough test developed by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers to measure pain in patients could help stem the tide of the opioid crisis in Indiana, and throughout the rest of the nation.

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