Critical thinking

From FIXER to FACILITATOR

From FIXER to FACILITATOR

The fixer mindset must go away! The concept of FIXING someone’s pain with massage or manual treatments is an outdated idea which lacks scientific support. More importantly, ask anyone who lives with persistent pain and they will tell you that the search for a fix only served to keep them feeling vulnerable, broken, and a loss of self. If someone’s pain could…

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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regulated healthcare profession in Canada, Massage Therapists must follow the evidence rather than holding strongly to outdated and unsupported opinions.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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