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Archive for First Responder

Choking Emergencies And Infant Massage

Choking Emergencies And Infant Massage

  More and more I’m seeing Massage Therapists offering infant massage as well as massage classes for parents to teach them how to connect with baby and give that extra bit of care to their new infant. But what happens […]

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Osteoporosis And My Mistake

Osteoporosis And My Mistake

I came around the corner just as he was sitting this elderly gentleman down. He looked at me and said: “deal with this I’m going back to the bench”. Fairly confused, I looked at this elderly gentleman and asked what […]

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Is The Use Of Oxygen A Placebo?

Is The Use Of Oxygen A Placebo?

Forgetting to use it could be the difference between passing and failing a Sport First Responder test. It has a wide range of uses in an emergency care setting, especially when dealing with your athletes in an acute injury or […]

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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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