One of the most valuable things that we can give to pain clients is validation. Yet, this is something that patients will often spend years trying to attain from a practitioner.
I believe you! – Adam Meakins
COVID-19 has been hitting us all through 2020, but the opioid crisis that was here before that never went away. This analysis of addictions treatment highlights the tragic lack of pain-management during substance recovery, even though pain accounted for nearly half of the respondents’ relapses.
By now, we are aware that recommending rest and removal from activity is not a sound step towards overall recovery. The Barbell Physio talks about some strategies to help individuals, especially active ones, continue to move and train around their injuries.
How To Continue Training When Injured – The Barbell Physio
In a pandemic, it’s often taboo to even consider physical contact with others. It’s important to remember, however, the mental AND physical health benefits of physical touch between individuals. As manual therapists, this may also help make a case of traditional manual techniques over electrical modalities and soft-tissue release instruments.
Touch forms bonds and boosts immune systems – Richard Lebert
Whether it’s a massage or a foam roller, our understanding of pressure as a therapy tool has evolved. While we’re getting better at redefining and explaining our techniques, now is also the opportunity to restrategize how we use them in the first place.
The 4 Ds of Pressure Therapy – Dr. Chris Leib