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How to Screen if the Cervical Spine is Impacting Shoulder Pain. (Yes it’s in Your Scope!)

How to Screen if the Cervical Spine is Impacting Shoulder Pain. (Yes it’s in Your Scope!)

We’ve spent the last couple weeks at The Massage Development Center exploring a variety of shoulder diagnoses and treatments. But what happens when shoulder pain isn’t coming from a source in the glenohumeral joint or its structures? Are you able […]

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She Added Massage And That Made Migraines Unbelievably Better

She Added Massage And That Made Migraines Unbelievably Better

When I was 5 I started suffering from debilitating migraines.  I remember having pain from my waist to my head, wrapping around the side of my face and settling behind one of my eyes.  Usually I woke up in the […]

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Is Pain Really A Math Equation?

Is Pain Really A Math Equation?

  In the January 2019, Pain Journal published an article comparing pain to the Bayes rule in math. PAIN Symptom Perception, placebo effects, and the Bayesian brain. It suggests the brain can follow a theory of probability in math known […]

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What a Pain in the Groin!

What a Pain in the Groin!

  I watch a lot of hockey….like A LOT of hockey.  It seems like every offseason there are at least a handful of players having surgery for femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), “hernia” repairs and/or abdominal “tears.” Whenever there is a […]

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Using “AIDET” To Successfully Communicate With Your Patients

Using “AIDET” To Successfully Communicate With Your Patients

  In school, we are taught a list of history questions to ask patients. But,  how often do we allow patients to ask us questions?  And should we? The Journal of American Medical Association Neurology recently published an opinion commentary […]

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When You SHOULD NOT Treat Your Patients Thoracic Pain

When You SHOULD NOT Treat Your Patients Thoracic Pain

When I was in physical therapy school, PTs in the States didn’t have direct access.  I figured I needed to mainly focus on differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal issues and not worry about cancer or visceral referral pattern.  However, the States […]

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