Practice

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.
University of Waterlook professor emeritus of spine biomechanics and evidence-based back care expert Stuart McGill will be hosting a webinar entitled, Working with the Back-Pained Patient, on Sept. 13 at 12 noon.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could be a powerful tool to help elite sportspeople improve their performance by handling stress more effectively, new research has found.
Just 10 minutes of daily mindful mediation can help prevent one's mind from wandering and is particularly effective for people who tend to have repetitive, anxious thoughts, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
San Diego, Calif. – Surgical approaches to treating tennis elbow may not offer additional benefit to patients, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego. The study, a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial, explored patient responses to a common surgery aimed at repairing a damaged elbow, compared to a placebo procedure.
Music therapy decreases pain in patients recovering from spine surgery, compared to a control group of patients who received standard postoperative care alone, according to results of a new study.
Canadian certified sport massage therapist Aurel Hamran planned his vacation to Hungary in July. What he was not planning for was a call from the Hungarian Swimming Federation by Fodor Szabolcs, leader of the open water department. Szabolcs asked him to help their swim team as a full member at the FINA 2017 Aquatic World Championships, in Hungary. He didn't hesitate, and accepted the invitation.
TV infomercials offer a world of potential solutions for back pain, but most of them have at least one of three problems – they're unproven, unworkable or just plain unattractive.
EDMONTON – Alberta's auditor general has called for immediate action to improve a health-care system he says is still falling short despite years of recommendations on how to make it better.
Chiropractic is included in St. Michael’s Hospital services in Toronto. In fact, chiropractic is a salaried position in a number of Canadian hospitals, confirms Dr. Deborah Kopansky-Giles, a chiropractor and clinician-scientist on staff in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
Professional athletes in the CFL make their living on their legs for 20 grueling weeks each regular season. Recovery is key, but downtime is slim to none, so training staff must constantly find new ways to help their athletes make the most of muscle recuperation.
Massage Therapy Canada editor Mari-Len De Guzman visited the Belleville Nurse Practitioner-led Clinic, one of the sites for Ontario's Primary Care Low Back Pain Pilot project, and spoke to practitioners and patients about the progress of the program. Read the full story on Canadian Chiropractor in the article, "Pilots for change."
COQUITLAM, B.C. – The grounds of a hospital that once housed thousands of mentally ill patients in Coquitlam, B.C., will be the site of a new facility for people suffering from mental health and addiction, though the city's mayor says he hoped for more treatment beds during an opioid epidemic.
VANCOUVER – People with spinal cord injuries now have a set of exercise guidelines for maintaining heart health to match those offered to the general population decades ago.
As if it weren't hard enough to fight cancer as a kid, childhood cancer survivors are at a higher risk of developing physical and emotional difficulties once their treatment is complete.
A new Canadian study suggests teenage athletes who sustain concussions may still be experiencing brain changes even after they have been cleared to return to play.
VANCOUVER – The University of British Columbia is on mission to train future doctors, dentists and other health-care providers to treat Indigenous patients by learning about the pain inflicted by past Canadian policies.
In clinical practice, communication and trust between the registered massage therapist (RMT) and her patient is crucial to a healthy relationship and partnership resulting in positive health outcomes for the patient.

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