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Articles Of The Week February 24, 2019

Articles Of The Week February 24, 2019

As we all work to progress towards an evidence-based practice it usually requires a change in what we do and how we think. Well, it turns out even the way we look at evidence-based practice may need to change as well.

“Flush Your Stool Down The Funnel” – Erik Meira

Should massage therapy be considered part of healthcare? Some therapists would argue it shouldn’t be, however the only way we progress as a profession is to embrace being part of healthcare. As healthcare practitioners, there is a certain level of accountability we are held to, but should mainly be holding ourselves to and this is actually a GOOD thing.

“The Way Forward Is Together – Part One” – Lauren Cates

A new study shows three different kinds of meditation can have different beneficial results. Increased focus, enhanced compassion, and empathy, also enhanced understanding of the perspectives of others. All of this from just different types of meditation.

“Different Types Of Meditation, Change Different Areas Of The Mind, Study Finds” – Alice Walton

Over the years there have been many arguments/discussions around open chain vs. closed chain exercises for rehab. What if neither of those really matter, but the importance is how force enters and moves through the patients injury?

“The False Dichotomy Of Open Vs. Closed Chain” – Peter Malliaris

It’s no secret that exercise is one of the main tools to use in helping people overcome pain. When we deliver these messages to patients we can also deliver messages that can hinder them from actually doing the exercise. However, if we make it fun, it’s more likely the patient will not only take part but want to do the exercise.

“The Power Tool In Your Belt” – Nathan Hers

 

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As the creator of the site, I hope you like what you’re reading. I’m a Registered Massage Therapist in Victoria BC, former Massage college clinical supervisor, First Responder instructor, hockey fan and volunteer firefighter. Come hang out on the facebook page, where we can share some ideas about how to improve the perception of the Massage Therapy industry.
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