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.Read More
The RMT Education Project
Interpreting and applying research to the field of massage therapy.
Posts look at ideas, discoveries and developments in the fields of sports medicine, neuroscience, pain physiology and clinical anatomy.
Initial management of rotator cuff injuries includes relative rest, modification of painful activities, and an exercise program guided to regain motion and strength. Additionally a comprehensive treatment of rotator cuff injuries could incorporate a number of rehabilitation strategies based on patient-specific assessment findingsRead More
"The majority of injuries in overhead throwers occur in the throwing arm. When including pitcher and position players, anywhere from 51 to 69 percent of all reported injuries occurred in the throwing arm."Read More
Physicians, now more than ever are recommending conservative treatment including massage, spinal manipulation, acupuncture and exercise for patients suffering from low back pain, anxiety and stress.Read More
The use of massage therapy has been shown to improve outcomes in post-op patients. One recent paper published in the journal PM&R, looked at the use of fascial manipulation following total hip arthroplasty. Another recent study published in The Journal of Knee Surgery looked at the effect that soft-tissue treatments with hand-held instruments have on post-surgical knee stiffness. In the study soft-tissue treatments was shown to improve knee flexion deficits by 35° and knee flexion contractures by 12° in a small cohort of individuals who had failed to respond to traditional rehabilitation and manipulation under anesthesia.Read More