When it comes to mechanism of action I have been working on an elevator pitch geared towards other health professionals. This pitch is based off a biopsychosocial model, which helps put into context the interconnected and multidirectional interaction between: physiology, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, culture, and beliefs.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
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 neck pain, anxiety and stress.Read More
My current goal is to promote the value of massage therapy to medical professionals by synthesizing and simplifying noteworthy finds and best available supporting evidence applicable to massage therapy.Read More
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is an exercise-induced condition that causes pain, swelling and in severe cases there is associated numbness.
Anyone can develop chronic exertional compartment syndrome, but it's more common to occur in runners. Rest and conservative interventions usually allow symptoms to resolve.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