Complementary Treatment for a Patient with Frozen Shoulder

Complementary Treatment for a Patient with Frozen Shoulder

A comprehensive treatment should incorporate a number of rehabilitation strategies for based on patient-specific assessment findings including, but not limited to:
• Manual Therapy (neurodynamic mobilization, classic massage, joint mobilizations)
• Acupuncture/ electroacupuncture (local, segmental and distal stimulation sites)
• Education on psychosocial factors (eg. BPS framework of pain, fear avoidance)
• Remedial Loading Programs (eg. static stretching, concentric, eccentric, isometric)

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Massage Therapy in Lambton County

Massage Therapy in Lambton County

Richard primary professional interest is in sports injuries and concussions, treatments may include: myofascial release, sports massage, acupuncture, cupping, therapeutic movement, self-care strategies, and pain education. When not in the clinic his favorite activities are hiking, camping and kayaking.

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Complementary Treatment for a Patient with Migraine Headaches

Complementary Treatment for a Patient with Migraine Headaches

In 2017 The Lancet - Global Burden of Disease study, listed migraine headaches are one of the leading cause of disability worldwide.

Physicians, now more than ever are recommending conservative treatment including manual therapy, acupuncture, education and exercise as part of a multi-modal approach to decrease the individual’s headache frequency, intensity, duration and acute medication requirements.

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Thoracolumbar Fascia

Thoracolumbar Fascia

The diagnosis of non-specific low back pain implies no known pathoanatomical cause, however there is still of discussion around the idea that the thoracolumbar fascia may be a contributor to this type of low back pain

Siegfried Mense one of the world leading researchers on muscle pain suggest that inflammation (chronic and acute) of the thoracolumbar fascia has the ability to stimulate neurogenesis of free nerve endings and sensitize nerves. 

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The Effect of Abdominal Massage on Constipation and Quality of Life

The Effect of Abdominal Massage on Constipation and Quality of Life

It has been proposed that abdominal massage may be of benefit for patients who suffer from constipation. A biopsychosocial framework helps put into context the interconnected and multidirectional interaction between: physiology, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, culture, and beliefs.

In terms of clinical responses to massage therapy there are a couple of proposed mechanisms of action, including but not limited to: neurodynamics, contextually aided recovery, and neuromodulation

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