Quite often we have people who experience persistent pain where we can’t necessarily help their pain but can make a difference in their disability. Sometimes it isn’t about taking pain away but rather helping their quality of life.
STUDY: Treatment for pain versus disability – Paul Ingraham
While this article is aimed at convincing science deniers on bigger topics like climate change, we could use the same information when it comes to other therapists in our industry who deny what current research has to say about what we do.
How to convince a science denier to reconsider their beliefs – Lee McIntyre
There seems to be a theme here this week! Reflexology is one of those techniques that are commonly used in our profession, yet there isn’t any good research behind its use, other than some anecdotal evidence. The reality is that using something like this can do more harm than good with the people we are trying to help.
Reflexology Research Doesn’t Put Its Best Foot Forward – Jonathan Jarry
I’d love to say that I’m some sort of out of the box thinker, but alas..I am not. However, there are ways that we can learn to become a more lateral thinker, so maybe there’s hope for me yet!?
The most undervalued skill? Lateral thinking – Matt Davis
Richard does a great job of putting together lists of research papers for Massage Therapists and he’s at it again. Here is a list of papers from the past year that could be beneficial for your practice.
10 Impactful Open Access Papers for Massage Therapists – Richard Lebert