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Massage Therapy Needs Research

Massage Therapy Needs Research

Sound like a dull title?  Please keep reading, it should get better.  I believe talking about and understanding research does not need to be boring or difficult.  Analyzing the intricacies of research from scientific and professional journals isn’t fun for most.  However, being aware of what the research means and how it is applicable to the profession is necessary to…

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Anchoring Heuristic Error

Anchoring Heuristic Error

The anchoring heuristic error in clinical decision making Every clinical interaction requires healthcare professionals to make reasoned clinical decisions about the treatments they perform and the recommendations they make.  Evidence informed and defensible decisions need to be based on appropriate findings and current understanding of pain and biopsychosocial processes. Cognitive bias affects much of our clinical reasoning and decision making. …

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Biopsychosocial framework in manual therapy practice

Biopsychosocial framework in manual therapy practice

It’s Not about the Nail Thanks to Sandy Hilton for her recent workshop in Victoria, BC.  It was another fantastic multidisciplinary collaborative learning weekend we hosted through our clinic, Achieve Health.  She used this clip as a metaphor for understanding the biopsychosocial framework with our patients.  This blog was inspired by our conversations. The biopsychosocial framework should be utilized in all clinical encounters.  It is…

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