"Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is becoming more common as our population ages. Most people who have an episode of low back pain recover within six weeks, but two-thirds still have pain after three months. By 12 months, pain may linger but is usually less intense."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.
"Most people think that the human spine is one of evolution’s great flaws. After all, around 80% of adults suffer from lower-back pain. What more evidence do you need? The truth is, the spine is a robust structure. We’re just using it incorrectly."Read More
Recent recommendations from The American College of Physicians and the Canadian Medical Association represent a monumental shift in pain management. Physicians, now more than ever are recommending conservative treatment including massage, spinal manipulation, acupuncture and exercise as part of a multi-modal approach for patients suffering from low back pain, anxiety and stress.Read More
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a soft tissue technique that uses hand held tools to impart a mechanical stimulus to the tissue with an end goal of improved healing.
IASTM devices may be made from different materials (e.g. wood, stone, jade, steel, ceramic, resin)Read More
If you have ever suffered from low back pain, then you know how uncomfortable it can be. Simple everyday things such as tying your shoes, sitting in a chair, sleeping in bed, and walking upstairs can become big challenges. Daily discomfort is no fun.Read More
Physicians, now more than ever are recommending conservative treatment including massage as part of a multi-modal approach for patients suffering from low back pain, anxiety and stress.
This is supported by recent recommendations from Canadian Medical Association, The American College of Physicians, Center for Disease Control, Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) and The Mayo Clinic.Read More