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Are Weekend Workshops the Best Option for Professional Development?

Are Weekend Workshops the Best Option for Professional Development?

There are newer options for your professional development Most people think that the best way to be a better massage therapist is by taking weekend workshops and learning new techniques or more modalities. This is what our educational system taught us and this was the status quo for decades! It is very easy to fall into that way of thinking. I spent…

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Massage Mentorship

Massage Mentorship

Clinical Mentorship for RMTs! Do you wish you had a trusted, experienced RMT who could help you: Find new approaches to challenging cases Dismantle unhelpful beliefs around massage therapy Apply current evidence to your treatments Hone your skills to support and motivate your patients Meet Eric Purves, RMT, MSc in Victoria and Susan Shipton, RMT, MClSc in Toronto. We are…

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A Trigger Point Review

A Trigger Point Review

Trigger points (TrPs) are a common source of discussion and debate on social media.  Arguing dogmatic beliefs is not my intention. Because this often leads to polarisation and then the intended message is lost. As a regulated healthcare profession in Canada, Massage Therapists must follow the evidence rather than holding strongly to outdated and unsupported opinions. This blog was written…

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Gifford’s Gifts

Gifford’s Gifts

One of the pioneers for the modern pain science/biopsychosocial movements in MSK care was Louis Gifford, a physiotherapist from Cornwall, UK.  Unfortunately, he passed away from cancer in 2014.  During his time he was responsible for challenging long held beliefs and traditions within the PT community.  His relentless desire to read, learn, and teach has provided significant knowledge and inspiration…

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