Rectus femoris tendinopathy is an often overlooked sports injury.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.
Acupuncture is a treatment that can be traced back more than 4,000 years. Most people associate acupuncture with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but it is important to be aware that Acupuncture and TCM are not tethered at the hip.
There have been many different approaches to acupuncture throughout the world.Read More
This is a great research paper follow up to my last post - Sports Massage - The Science is Emerging. My last post was a brief look at the psychological & physiological responses to massage therapy.
In this post I wanted to share some excerpts from a recent review of traumatic muscle fibrosis published in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. This paper may provide some insights for therapists wanting to learn more about the interconnected adaptive responses within the nervous system and soft tissue structures.Read More
"The key force behind the Tour is the rotation of the bicycle cranks driven by the force of skeletal muscles. While the major part of this muscular force is produced by the lower limb muscles, the trunk and upper limb muscles are also contributing to the pedalling movement to varying degrees depending on a cyclist’s technique or position on the bike."Read More
"Many people experience neurological symptoms that are quite normal for healthy individuals including cramps, pain, dizziness, numbness and muscle twitches. Light, involuntary muscle twitches are very common and can occur in any skeletal muscle."Read More
Last week I provided some studies that look at the effect of acupuncture on patients with knee osteoarthritis. It is clear that the placebo response is a big part of why patients feel better, but it is also a within the realm of reasons that patients have a complex biopsychosocial response to acupuncture that INCLUDES but is not LIMITED to placebo.Read More