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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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Treatment of Pelvic and Abdominal Pain for the RMT

Treatment of Pelvic and Abdominal Pain for the RMT

Thanks to Jocelyn Kirton RMT for her following article. Jocelyn is an RMT currently based in Surrey, BC at ClaytonCrossingRMT.com and has a practice focused on treating pelvic and abdominal pain. She is the first guest author for ericpurves.com Chronic Pelvic Pain Imagine experiencing pain in the most intimate of areas. The narrow variety of treatment options available yields increasingly frustrating results…

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Edge Work and Novel Movements with Cory Blickenstaff – Course Review

Edge Work and Novel Movements with Cory Blickenstaff – Course Review

I have attended dozens of continuing education courses in my almost 15 year career, and I rarely write reviews.  I was inspired to write this blog when a colleague asked me, ‘what is the best continuing education course you’ve taken?’  That answer was easy,  Edge Work and Novel Movements with Cory Blickenstaff! When I reflect on those who have influenced…

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