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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.
Frail and critically ill patients can safely bike in the intensive care unit, even early in their ICU stay. These are the exciting findings from an in-bed cycle program that aims to get hospital patients – even in intensive care units – pedalling as soon as possible with therapeutic bicycles, so they are functioning better by the time they leave hospital.
The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) has launched a series of video resources for clinicians and patients in an effort to promote the effective application of recently released clinical practice guidelines.
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."
Canada needs to broaden its approach to palliative care to provide support to patients with serious chronic illnesses, not just those with cancer, suggests a group of doctors who deal with end-of-life care.
EDMONTON – A multidisciplinary approach is essential to effective management of concussion in athletes, according to sports psychologist Nicolas Allen. Allen was speaking to massage therapists attending the annual conference of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) held in Edmonton this weekend.
Building stronger supports to meet the needs of seniors through simplified patient pathways, more flexible home care and reduced hospital visits was the main focus of a two-day meeting involving provincial health-care partners recently held in British Columbia.
For more than 16 years, registered massage therapist (RMT) Chris O’Connor worked with people going through various mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders.
An extra layer of fat won't provide a cushion against pain – in fact, obese people are more sensitive to pressure pain than those who are not overweight, and they are equally susceptible to extremes of hot and cold.
MAYWOOD, Ill. – Paralysis is just one of the many serious health problems faced by patients who suffer spinal cord injuries.
OTTAWA – More money for child and youth services would boost Canada's economy and patient health, a new report from the Mental Health Commission of Canada suggests, buttressing Ottawa's push for targeted mental health investments.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Getting a tattoo may hurt, but giving one is no picnic, either.That's the finding of the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo artists—workers who support a multibillion-dollar American industry, but who often don't have access to workers' compensation if they get injured.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a clinical practice guideline for the treatment of low back pain, which recommends non-drug, conservative approaches as the first line of treatment.

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