Complementary Care for Breast Cancer Patients

Complementary Care for Breast Cancer Patients

It is estimated that 40% of cancer survivors use integrative approaches to manage symptoms and improve their well-being after conventional cancer treatments, this includes: massage, acupuncture, and yoga (Sohl et al. 2015). 

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Massage Therapy and Ankle Sprains

Massage Therapy and Ankle Sprains

Following an initial ankle injury there is a risk of re-injury dependent on a combination of factors including, but not limited to: sensorimotor deficits and changes in ankle biomechanics. Soft tissue mobilization may help in the rehabilitation process.

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Massage Therapy for Athletes

Massage Therapy for Athletes

Massage therapy has been shown to be an effective way to relieve pain, decrease stress and promote overall well-being. Understanding the basic science behind massage and the guiding principles of adaptability enables massage therapists to think flexibly about what's going on, both in terms of specific and nonspecific effects.

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Evidence-Based Practice For Massage Therapists: Part 1

Evidence-Based Practice For Massage Therapists: Part 1

Massage Therapy has exploded into mainstream healthcare, it is now a recognized treatment option for a wide range of injuries. This means the profession is moving into new formal settings, these changes to the profession have led to a need to adapt to an evidence based model of care. 

In an effort to provide therapists with the tools to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. I have complied a number of resources that set the groundwork for evidence based practice. 

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Ten Must Read Open Access Articles for Massage Therapists

Ten Must Read Open Access Articles for Massage Therapists

If you are a massage therapist who is interested in reading massage therapy research, PubMed is a great resource but most massage therapists do not have academic access to journals. 

This is not the only barriers to entry, sorting through the data is like drinking from a fire-hose, if you search Massage therapy on PubMed you will get nearly 14,000 returns.

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