Usually the onset from sporting activities or running long distances, when a patient comes in with pain in one or both tibias, we have tools we can use to manage these painful conditions.
Skillfully applied sport massage therapy can increase performance, decrease potential injury and assist the athletes’ mental preparations. The techniques require a skillful and appropriate application, as it can result in the difference between qualifying, winning, losing, or obtaining a personal best time or score for the athlete.
Assessment, often only practised on initial treatments, is a powerful tool to have, as RMTs answer not only our own questions, but the client’s as well. Assessment and orthopedic testing reinforce that we are professionals and informs the public and other health-care professions that we have knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and are able to differentiate conditions from serious pathologies.1
The language we use every day holds a lot of power. Language has the power to make us look like we know what we are talking about or...make us look the fool. Our words have the power to uplift our patients on their health journey, or to defeat them.
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.
Visceral massage is a massage therapy that focuses on a complex part of anatomy; namely the gastro-intestinal tract (the gut).
Being a second-generation member (and builder) of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists’ Association (CSMTA), my peers and I are acutely aware of the foundation work done by the early founders of the organization: Aurel Hamran, Keri Dicki-Clark, Geraldine Barrett, Marylou Lombardi, Karen Porter, Ed Ratz, Grace Chan, Tim Janzen, Georgio Trimarchi, Tilman von der Linde and John D’Aguanno.
At work, it's healthier and more productive just to be yourself, according to a new study from Rice University, Texas A&M University, the University of Memphis, Xavier University, Portland State University and the University of California, Berkeley.
It all started when the two of us sat down over a cup of coffee. As a family physician and endocrinologist, we stand on opposite sides of a large chasm called patient wait times, and we both started seeing more and more of our patients getting swallowed up by this abyss.
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.
Growing healthcare costs, paired with the ongoing opioid crisis have prompted stakeholders at all levels of healthcare to re-evaluate how treatment is provided for people with pain. Regulatory agencies, clinicians, and patients have come together to provide a framework for improved patient experience and outcomes.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, one in 66 children in Canada is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
A new study found that offspring born to mice that exercised during pregnancy were less likely to gain weight after consuming a high-fat diet later in life. Although previous studies have shown that exercise by obese females benefits their offspring, this is the first research to demonstrate that the same is true when non-obese females exercise.
Five seconds is enough to assess the status of a hockey player's groin. For the first time, a simple field test, called the five-second squeeze test, has been used on icehockey players to see if it can indicate current hip/groin function and hip muscle strength. According to the new study from Lund University in Sweden, there is a clear correlation between pain levels during the five second squeeze test and impaired sporting function as well as diminished hip muscle strength.
Neural glitches in the sleep-deprived brain can intensify and prolong the agony of sickness and injury, research finds.
Common postures and how they affect the lower back(For more details on types of postures and the impairments they present with, see: Janda & Jull 1987; Kendall et al. 2005; Magee 2014.)
Insurers question value of massage therapy – a signal of changes to come?How many of your patients pay using their employee health…
Osteopathy 101 for massage therapistsHave you ever wondered what Osteopathy is all about?
Body composition shown to affect energy spent standing versus sittingA person’s body composition could influence the difference between the…
Tart cherry shown to decrease joint pain, sore muscles in some breast cancer patientsTart cherry reduces the musculoskeletal effects of aromatase inhibitors in…
Remedial Massage Therapists Association AGM and Conference
September 13, 2019
Massage Therapist Association of Alberta AGM
October 7, 2019