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 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.
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
Massage therapy is a 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
A biopsychosocial model of massage therapy helps put into context the interconnected and multidirectional interaction between: physiology, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, culture, and beliefs.Read More
Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented multi-modal approach based on a biopsychosocial model and on the three pillars of evidence based practice. Physicians, now more than ever, are recommending conservative evidence based treatment including massage, acupuncture and exercise as part of a multi-modal approach for patients suffering from low back pain, headaches, anxiety and stress.Read More