Pink bands in a crisscross pattern on a tennis player’s shoulder, blue strips surrounding a cyclist’s knee, a red streak along a hurdler’s Achilles tendon: clearly athletes, Olympic and otherwise, subscribe to the use of elastic therapeutic, or kinesiology, tape.
 Nov. 23, Toronto, Ont. – The Spinal Program at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre within Toronto’s University Health Network is pleased to present the 11th Annual Charles H. Tator - Barbara Turnbull Lectureship Series in Spinal Cord Injury to be held on Friday, November 30.
As health-care professionals, we are required to have new patients complete a health history in order to ensure we develop an accurate treatment plan.
The discipline of sport massage was originally developed with the intent to provide specific therapy geared towards athletes who required aid in preparing their bodies for big events, recovery from those events and generalized prevention and treatment of injuries.  The modern idea of sport-specific massage came about in Europe around 1900 and was first notably used at the 1924 Paris Olympics.1
July 2, Akron, Ohio - Researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's completed a study on the effectiveness of two types of cold therapy—ice and Biofreeze Pain Reliever, a menthol-based topical analgesic — on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). The study concluded that Biofreeze reduced DOMS – induced symptoms of pain by a significant 63 per cent more than ice.
What is DAP? Dynamic Angular Petrissage (DAP) is a treatment method. It is a way of addressing patient issues that can be quite detailed in its application, but is quite simple in its philosophy.
In part 1 of this article I argued that in North America, we are a society that lacks physical touch and nurturing. I outlined the benefits of massage to healthy children, preterm babies and special needs children. I explained the purpose of teaching massage to parents and also having an RMT perform massage with a pediatric patient. In Part 2, I’d like to take a deeper look into the massage therapist working directly with special needs children.
The 2012 International Fascia Research Congress – the third in this continuing series of conferences – turned out to be another stellar event right from the start.
June 20, San Clemente, Calif. - Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, has announced that it will be hosting a free webinar for health care professionals on July 16, 2012 at 9 a.m. PST to address menopause relief.
June 1, Mississauga, Ont. – Multi-language instructional DVD titled "Dynamic Integrative Massage Techniques for the upper body" wins a Bronze Telly Award in this year’s 33rd Annual Telly Awards’ competition.
Part 1 of this article concluded with a discussion about the somatic centre as a focal point for health, education and treatment.
At the end of Summer 2009, I experienced a nasty bike accident, which left my left elbow and wrist unusable for a period of time.
The potential benefit that massage and manual therapy offer to people living with scoliosis is undeniable from many personal points of view and anecdotal stories
In Part 1 of this article, we reviewed the etiology of spinal cord injury and discussed short- and long-term medical and daily needs of spinal cord injured patients.
Nov. 6, Mississauga, ON – Paul Lewis, RMT, has been invited to present a three-hour workshop on approaches massage for post-surgical mastectomy cancer patients at the Hollings Cancer Centre in Charleston, South Carolina.
During the last decade, acupuncture has become the most popular of the complementary medicine modalities worldwide, despite the attacks of detractors who maintain that it is “scientifically unclear” whether acupuncture is better than a placebo for the treatment of pain. In Canada, several academic institutions have been offering training programs in acupuncture for licensed health professionals for many years. All but one of these programs combine, in different proportions, ideas from Traditional Chinese Medicine with various degrees of scientific information.
The use of the terms “concussion” and “post-concussion” syndrome (PCS) has increased in the lexicon of health-care practitioners and laypeople. In minor league, amateur and professional sports, we see an increased frequency in the diagnosis of concussion injury as well as the detailed quantification of its accompanying signs and symptoms.
Oct. 30, Portland, OR – On May 15-18, 2012 the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine will host the third International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health On May 15-18, 2012, the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine will host the third International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health.
Oct 24., Evanston, IL – Recent results from the 15th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) show consumers have a growing awareness of the health benefits of massage.

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