First off, a challenge. Do you ever demand things of your patients? They could be polite demands, but they’re still demands (we may be doing it without realizing it). We have to be careful with our communication when talking to patients and this article will help you with that.
“Clinical Challenge I” – Cory Blickenstaff
A link between depression and low back pain? Well, there is a link but it’s probably not the way you think. While there is a link, there are probably more factors at play.
“Twin Studies Lend New Insights Into Link Between Depression And Back Pain” – Dr. Marina Pinherio
It turns out the struggle around evidence-based treatment isn’t isolated within manual therapy. Mental health therapists are facing some of the same issues, and it’s surprising the similarities between our professions.
“Looking For Evidence That Therapy Works” – N.Y. Times
I’m sure we all know someone, whether a patient, family member or friend who has suffered a stroke. Turns out some new research shows the brain can rewire itself to unused areas as part of recovery.
“Stroke: Can The Brain Rewire Itself To Aid Recovery?” – Medical News Today
With some debate online this week, some therapists were calling themselves “healers”. In turn, we found this post which shows we are the “helpers”, the patient is actually the “healer”.
“I Am A Massage Therapist, Not A Healer” – Tania Velasquez