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Articles Of The Week February 4, 2018

Articles Of The Week February 4, 2018

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

 

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Jamie Johnston

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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.
Jamie Johnston
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