Here we break down a list of blogs that give insights into the body or the massage therapy profession. The idea of a list was to impose constraint that forced me be decisive with what blogs I included. As an added bonus I have included links that give a idea of the types of content featured on each blog.
Blogs For Massage Therapists
Better Movement is maintained by Todd Hargrove. Todd regularly posts high quality content that discuss the science of movement and pain.
• Why Do Muscles Feel Tight
• A Systems Perspective on Motor Control, Part One
• Can Pain Be a Tip With No Iceberg?
• How Does Foam Rolling Work?
• Is Movement Therapy Rocket Science?
BodyinMind was developed by Lorimer Moseley as a method to promote better understanding of the clinical pain sciences. Most post are from academics, so the quality of the content is high but often requires an eye for detail, in order to pull out the salient points.
• The Trigger Point Strikes ... Out!
• Time To Embrace Bioplasticity?
• Everything You Wanted To Know About CENTRAL SENSITISATION
• Isometrics reduce tendon pain
• Classification of patients with low back-related leg pain
PainScience is one of the most comprehensive resources available for therapists looking for insights into aches and pains. Paul Ingraham, the creator of PainScience is a retired massage therapists from Canada who now writes and maintains the website full time.
• Trigger Point Doubts
• Pain is Weird
• Your Back Is Not Out of Alignment
The Massage Therapists Development Centre
Jamie Johnston, runs The Massage Therapists Development Centre, this blog is all about changing the perception of massage therapy and is the fastest growing community of massage therapists.
• How Massage Therapists Can Recognize And Deal With A Heart Attack
• Myofasical Release And Massage Therapists
• Back Pain Myths: Posture, Core Strength, Bulging Discs
The RMT Education Project
The RMT Education Project is a resource that provides insight into the body and a number of open access resources for massage therapists.
• Sports Massage for Athletic Performance
• Scar Management
• Rehabilitation for Acute Muscle Strains
• Dupuytren's Disease
• Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD)
• Tennis Elbow
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Low Back Pain
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Does Massage Work: A Review of The Research
• Four Science Backed Ways Massage Makes You Feel Better
Evidence In Motion
EIM is on a mission to continually elevate and move the physical therapy profession forward by discovering and translating the best, latest evidence into physical therapy practice. We envision a healthcare delivery system with exceptionally well-educated and skilled physical therapists positioned as the first point of contact in addressing the diagnosis, prevention and interventions related to movement disorders.
• The Scientific Process in Clinical Practice
• Clinical Research - About Us or The Patient
• Are we wasting a huge opportunity to help a great deal more?