Patient Care
Research shows massage therapy is a realistic approach to many forms of pain that can either replace use of drugs, such as opioids, or work in conjunction with non-addictive medication for pain management. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has compiled some of the strongest clinical and consumer research on massage therapy for pain. (See references below)
OTTAWA – Heads turn and smiles break out as the four veterans make their way through the Bayshore mall in Ottawa's west end one recent Tuesday morning. But it isn't just the men that the shoppers are watching: it's also their dogs.
Although 70 per cent of Americans die from chronic disease, most do not make their preferences for end of life care known to their families, leaving loved ones unprepared for their final days. Patients who wish to die at home and who can benefit from palliative or hospice care usually are referred too late – often in the last four weeks of life – to maintain comfort and quality of life and to better prepare for death.
Nearly every minute, a woman dies from heart disease in the United States – it is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
There are certain members of our profession that surpass boundaries with their scope, research and accolades. Christine Sutherland is one of those steely individuals, who has explored so many avenues: massage therapist, filmmaker, teacher and author.
WASHINGTON – Breast cancer treatment left Susan Wolfe-Tank with an arm too painfully swollen to lift anything heavy or even fit into her usual clothing – a debilitating condition that gets little attention and has no cure.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER – Most seniors in British Columbia's residential care facilities feel safe and half of them believe the quality of care is excellent, but almost as many say the homes don't feel like a home, said a report released Friday.
With the development of the Clinical Practice Guideline: Evaluation of the Neck Mass in Adults, published in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and presented at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting and OTO Experience in Chicago, the appropriate testing and physical examination of an adult with a neck mass is addressed, with a specific goal to reduce delays in diagnosis of malignant disease and to optimize outcomes.
Each year, millions of children return to school struggling under the weight of an overstuffed backpack. Heavy backpacks can put children at risk of injury, according to Dr. Joshua Hyman, orthopedic surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.
Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a common condition that causes pain and physical impairment, most frequently during the antepartum (before delivery) period. A new guideline for evidence-based physical therapy practice for PGP during pregnancy appears in the Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, official journal of the Section on Women's Health (SOWH) of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
If you've ever weaved your hair into a tight braid, stuffed it into a swim cap or gotten it tugged and twisted tightly back on your head for a formal event, you may have felt uncomfortable.
Skin cancer is a major public health concern in Canada. According to recent estimates, the economic burden of skin cancer in Canada exceeds $530 million per year, and this cost is expected to rise.   
Patients taking prescription opioids before knee replacement operation has poorer pain outcomes six months post-surgery, according to a study published May 17 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
Over the years, there have been studies assessing the effectiveness of massage therapy in easing mental health symptoms. Early this year, researchers at Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Mich., reported that inpatients at a progressive care unit who were given clinical massage or guided imagery to supplement traditional care noted “a significant reduction” in pain, anxiety, and sleep 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.
Page 1 of 4

Subscription Centre

 
New Subscription
 
Already a Subscriber
 
Customer Service
 
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.