"Knee surgery is common. Young adults have their anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed after tearing it when playing sports. Middle-aged people have parts of their meniscus trimmed when they have pain and limited knee mobility. And older people have their knees replaced by metal and plastic when their cartilage has worn out. The idea that there is something mechanically wrong that needs to be fixed with orthopaedic surgery is a compelling idea – but is it right?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.
"If you take up exercise later in life, as a treatment for joint or hip pain, you should expect a small, temporary increase in pain. But if you proceed sensibly, you will be rewarded with pain relief similar to that of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, such as ibuprofen, and twice that of a non-prescription painkiller, such as paracetamol.Read More
Massage therapy has been shown to be a safe non-pharmacological therapeutic intervention that is simple to carry out, economical, and has very few side effects. If you are not yet aware of the growing body of evidence to support the work that we do, here is a list of systematic reviews and clinical guidelines that lend credibility to massage therapy.Read More
Based on recent clinical practice guideline released by The American College of Physicians massage therapy as a therapeutic intervention is being embraced by the medical community, here is a review of the evidence.Read More
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
"Arthritis is an umbrella term for over 100 conditions affecting the joints. All result in pain and often severely limit the activities a person can do. There are many different types of arthritis, each with a different cause."Read More