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.
In this episode of Practice Points, Don Dillon talks about revisiting a practitioner's delivery of care model and thinking about ways to deliver the best possible patient outcomes in a more efficient yet effective manner. For more on this topic, also read Dillon's article, Tools, team, technology.
Evidence suggests that myofascial release is an effective technique for a number of injuries. However, when it comes to anything fascia-related the professional community is divided with fundamentalist views on both sides. Some therapists approach myofascial release as a panacea, while others regard fascia as ‘dead tissue’ with no clinical significance.
In the winter issue of Massage Therapy Canada, I wrote about the supporting literature and research pertaining to Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique (LAST). I also discussed why manual therapy techniques that target areas of especially high concentrations of mechanoreceptors (tenoperiosteal and ligamentoperiosteal enthuses) are important to incorporate into your practice.
Shock wave therapy (SWT) has been used in Canada for more than two decades. It is taught and has been part of the curriculum at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College for almost ten years. It has been so progressive and intuitive that the CMCC and other leading institutions such as McGill, Queens and Cleveland Clinic have instituted a multidisciplinary approach to incorporating SWT into their curriculum and treatment of multiple musculoskeletal conditions.
Most practitioners understand the various theoretical uses for kinesiology tape, yet the precise physiological mechanism for how kinesiology tape seems to work remains elusive.
Massage therapy for animals is not a recent phenomenon. Historians trace its roots back thousands of years to Greeks who would massage both warriors and horses before battle.
Trends in Practice is a new video series on Massage Therapy Canada offering massage therapy practitioners insights and inputs on the latest in techniques and technologies related to their practice.In this episode, Nicole Nifo, a registered massage therapist who specializes in infant and pregnancy massage talks about ways a practitioner can incorporate an integrated family practice by specializing on massaging the little ones.
Advanced manual techniques are powerful tools that enable the therapist to perform outstanding work.
Dedicated to the newly emerging field of “Fascia Studies,” the Fourth International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia, near Washington, DC, September 18 – 20, 2015.
Elise Yanover's body showed no signs of strain as she laced up the day before her 10-kilometre run. It was a far different story when she took part in the downhill race. Already overtrained and exhausted from a gruelling fitness regimen, the 10K quickly took its toll on the elite triathlete.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), first documented in 1916, is the most common cause of acute paralysis in North America and Europe – it is diagnosed 80-120 times per week in Canada and the United States alone.
Defusing ticking time bomb of postpartum depressionRecently, a distraught young mother from British Columbia took her…
Study probes effect of foot, tibial angles in runners' load impact rateLas Vegas – The foot and tibial angles of a…
Low-levels of 'anti-anxiety' hormone linked to postpartum depressionIn a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood…
Feeling down? Have some yogurtResearchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have…
Sat May 06, 2017
Ontario CSMTA Educaton Conference and AGM