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A Massage Therapist Guide To Dealing With A Stroke

A Massage Therapist Guide To Dealing With A Stroke

  Every time I teach a First Aid course, I use the story about an old workmate who had a stroke. I use it because it’s effective in painting the picture of how a person presents when this happens. It […]

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How Massage Therapists Can Recognize And Deal With A Heart Attack

How Massage Therapists Can Recognize And Deal With A Heart Attack

“I have had a few times in practice where I’ve caught a myocardial infarction and called 911, if this has yet to happen to you, be forewarned, it will” – Robert Libbey RMT   I’ll never forget that day walking […]

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The One Thing Every Massage Therapist Should Have In Their First Responder Bag

The One Thing  Every Massage Therapist Should Have In Their First Responder Bag

Blood is leaking from his left leg. The players get him to the bench and throw one arm over the AT’s shoulder, I grab the other one and we hobble him down to the treatment room. Once he’s on the […]

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How Massage Therapists Can Deal With Compartment Syndrome

How Massage Therapists Can Deal With Compartment Syndrome

The cracking sound echoed through the arena. He went down to block a shot and when the puck hit him, we knew it was bad. He couldn’t put any weight on one leg. Once he started to get up a […]

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How Massage Therapists Can Deal With Panic Attacks And Hyperventilating

How Massage Therapists Can Deal With Panic Attacks And Hyperventilating

It was 3:32 on a Tuesday afternoon in Myofascial II class and I was confused. I couldn’t believe what the instructor was saying. She was talking about people having an emotional response while having certain areas of the body treated. […]

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Massage Therapists Guide To First Aid At Work

Massage Therapists Guide To First Aid At Work

  “To be prepared is half the victory” – Miguel de Cervantes I used to cringe every two years when my First Aid certificate expired. Great, another two-week course with a bunch of people I don’t know teaching me the […]

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