Can acupuncture and yoga help to fight the opioid epidemic? These and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management, according to an article in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia – a special thematic issue addressing the opioid crisis.
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.
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 a previous article, I discussed how active isolated stretching can help extend practice potential for massage therapists and improve treatment outcomes for patients. As earlier stated, active isolated stretching (AIS) is a vital component for injury prevention and rehabilitation.
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.
Why athletes should include massage in their fitness regimenThe overexertion of muscles through rigorous physical training and exercise…
RMT Tech Talk: Are mixing business and personal calendars a good idea?More and more we are hearing practitioners say that they…
Turning your health data into a "wellness score" might not be good for youCameras watch us almost everywhere we go. We know the…
N.S. massage therapist charged with sexual assaultHALIFAX - A 52-year-old Nova Scotia man is facing several…
Cupping Therapy Course & Training
September 16, 2018
CSMTA National Sports Conference
October 12-14, 2018
INCAM Research Symposium
November 9-10, 2018
5th International Fascia Research Congress
November 14-15, 2018
Natural Pain Relief Technique
February 1-4, 2019