Research Review: Neural Mobilization

Research Review: Neural Mobilization

Non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions are being embraced by the medical community because they are simple to carry out, economical, and have relatively minor side effects.

One treatment approach that can be used as part of an individualized multi-modal program to manage persistent pain is neural mobilizations.

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Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee

Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee

In patients with osteoarthritis related pain sensitization of nociceptive pathways may result in patients perceiving low level stimuli as being overtly painful. In terms of clinical responses to non-pharmacological therapies, these can have an effect on supraspinal processes which influence nociceptive processing and therefore OA-related pain. This post gives a brief overview of non-pharmacological pain management strategies for osteoarthritis related hip, knee, and hand pain.

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Podcasts for Massage Therapists

Podcasts for Massage Therapists

The RMT Education Project is an initiative that is working to promote the benefits of evidence-based massage therapy to an international audience - In this post I have to put together a list of podcasts that are relevant to the practice of massage therapy

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Evidence-Based Practice For Massage Therapists: Part 2

Evidence-Based Practice For Massage Therapists: Part 2

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. As part of this shift, it is important that therapists learn to think critically and evaluate research.

In an effort to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice, I have compiled a number of resources setting groundwork for evidence-based practice.

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