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Your Work, Your Massage Therapy Techniques, YOU Still Matter!

Your Work, Your Massage Therapy Techniques, YOU Still Matter!

This is a guest post by my colleague Chrystal Ladouceur RMT.  She discusses some very important concepts for RMTs and manual therapists.  In order to become an evidence based profession we need to challenge unhelpful and unsupported ideas.  Challenging these ideas does not mean your techniques or interventions are useless.  Please read her article below for further insight. You still matter…

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Simplifying the treatment and management for low back pain

Simplifying the treatment and management for low back pain

The chances are you will have experienced an episode of low back pain at least once in your life.  You’ve probably experienced it many times.  Low back pain is one of the most normal things a human can experience.  It’s estimated in some studies that over 80% of people will get an episode of back pain at least once every…

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Gluteal Amnesia: Real, Relevant or Ridiculous?

Gluteal Amnesia: Real, Relevant or Ridiculous?

Gluteal Amnesia, Sleepy Glutes, Lazy Butt Syndrome These are some common terms used to explain to clients why they are experiencing pain in their low back, sacral, hip or buttock area.  Or why they present with a perceived excessive anterior pelvic tilt, ‘tight’ hamstrings, or difficulty performing certain physical tasks.  This concept is based on the belief that the gluteal…

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Rehabilitation for the Persistent Pain Patient

Rehabilitation for the Persistent Pain Patient

The objectives for rehabilitation in musculoskeletal medicine is to restore a patient to their former capacity by therapeutic means or to improve physical function so they can return to meaningful and constructive activity.  For acute pain management with moderate limitations to functional activity, a therapist can follow a relatively linear process of assessing for any major health concerns and then…

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