Knowledge Translation
In addition to the in person course, participants are provided with education resources that upend conventional wisdom about rehabilitation and pain.
• A Comprehensive Guide to the New Science of Treating Lower Back Pain - Julia Belluz
• Back pain: how to live with one of the world’s biggest health problems - Moya Sarner
• Starting Rehab Early Can Speed Recovery From Muscle Injuries - Alex Hutchinson
• The Social Power of Touch - Lydia Denworth
• Massage may aid muscle regrowth, even in an opposite limb - Colorado State University
• Where Pain Lives - Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
• To treat pain, study people in all their complexity - Beth Darnall
• Pleasant to the Touch - Sabrina Richards

Powerpoint Slides


A SYNTHESIS OF NOTEWORTHY FINDS (OPEN ACCESS)

Kennedy & Munk (2017). Experienced Practitioners' Beliefs Utilized to Create a Successful Massage Therapist Conceptual Model: a Qualitative Investigation. Int J Ther Massage Bodywork.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28690704

Rossettini et al. (2018). Clinical relevance of contextual factors as triggers of placebo and nocebo effects in musculoskeletal pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29357856

Schmid et al. (2009). Reliability of clinical tests to evaluate nerve function and mechanosensitivity of the upper limb peripheral nervous system. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19154625

Shah et al. (2015). Myofascial Trigger Points Then and Now: A Historical and Scientific Perspective. PM&R.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25724849 

Van Hooren, B., Peake, J.M. (2018). Do We Need a Cool-Down After Exercise? A Narrative Review of the Psychophysiological Effects and the Effects on Performance, Injuries and the Long-Term Adaptive Response. Sports Med. (OPEN ACCESS)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29663142

Concussion, Headache & Neck Pain

Ellis et al. (2016). Multi-Disciplinary Management of Athletes with Post-Concussion Syndrome: An Evolving Pathophysiological Approach. Front Neurol.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27605923

Fernández-de-Las-Peñas & Courtney (2014). Clinical reasoning for manual therapy management of tension type and cervicogenic headache. J Man Manip Ther. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24976747

Matuszak et al. (2016). A Practical Concussion Physical Examination Toolbox. Sports Health.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27022058/

Morin et al. (2016). Cervical Spine Involvement in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review. Journal of Sports Medicine.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27529079 

Back & Trunk

Oliveira et al. (2018). Clinical practice guidelines for the management of non-specific low back pain in primary care: an updated overview. Eur Spine J.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29971708

Tousignant-Laflamme et al. (2017). Rehabilitation management of low back pain - it's time to pull it all together! J Pain Res.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29042813

Hip, Knee & Thigh

Martin et al. (2017). Nerve entrapment in the hip region: current concepts review. Int J Sports Phys Ther.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29234567

Ardern et al. (2018). 2018 International Olympic Committee consensus statement on prevention, diagnosis and management of paediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Br J Sports Med.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29478021

Porr et al.  (2013). Entrapment of the saphenous nerve at the adductor canal affecting the infrapatellar branch - a report on two cases. J Can Chiropr Assoc.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24302782

Foot & Ankle

Vuurberg, G., Hoorntje, A., ... Kerkhoffs, G.M.M.J. (2018). Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: update of an evidence-based clinical guideline. Br J Sports Med.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29514819


Reference Books
• Crooked. Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
• Cure. Jo Marchant.
• The Brain That Changes Itself. Norman Doidge. 
• Touch. David Linden. 
• Understanding Pain. Fernando Cervero. 
• Explain Pain Supercharged. David Butler. 
• Thieme Atlas of Anatomy, Michael Schuenke. 

Cupping Set
• ETD INC. 
• Cupping Set - Amazon
• Cupping Set - Amazon

IASTM
• Rock Blade
• Heskiers OneTool 
• Sidekick
• Physioneers 
• Mobility Star
• Great China Herbs Centre in Toronto

Standards of practice specific to Cupping and IASTM
Registrants are encouraged to review the CMTO Policy on the Application of Complementary Modalities (found here)
• CMTO Standard of Practice
• Standards for Specific Additional Massage Therapy Techniques
• Communication/Public Health Standard 7 
• Communication/Public Health Standard 10
Example of Informed Consent 
• Infection Control Guidelines