Even though modern research has shown there isn’t much correlation between posture and pain, it still seems to be something pushed in mainstream media. However, this article shows the other side and has some great advice we could share with patients.
A Scientist’s Guide To Life: How To Sit Correctly – Helen Pilcher
There’s not a ton of research out there on our wonderful profession. It seems most things we can look to revolves around “manual therapy”. Thankfully Richard has put a resource list together of systematic reviews we can refer to.
Systematic Reviews Of Massage Therapy – Richard Lebert
A short discussion about fibromyalgia that reminds us that the term is not a diagnosis, but rather a blanket term for symptoms. Based on this, consider how you want to use the term when speaking to clients and think about strategies to help them not self-identify with this “disease”.
Fibromyalgia is one of the hardest problems in all of medicine – Paul Ingraham
An intriguing article about the metaphors that we and our clients use for pain. Leaving the realms of the basic “sharp, dull, shooting, or stabbing”, there are important implications when clients come to us with other colourful and drawn-out descriptions that can help us in their treatment.
Why we need to get creative when it comes to talking about pain – Jasmine Hearn & Stella Bullo
Let’s talk DOMS, especially for those of you who work in sport settings. Here’s a look at the science of some of the popular management tools that claim to reduce or eliminate post-exercise muscle soreness and a reminder at the basics that should never be forgotten.