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5 Variations On Cervical Retraction

5 Variations On Cervical Retraction

  The cervical retraction exercise is a classic and works very well for cervical pain, cervicogenic headaches, and general upper quarter complaints. Yes, posture does not directly predict or relate to pain any more than knee flexion causes knee pain. However, common […]

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Are Painful Flare Ups To Exercise, Just Like A Sunburn (and why we might need analogy anyway)

Are Painful Flare Ups To Exercise, Just Like A Sunburn (and why we might need analogy anyway)

Whilst Exercise CAN be a wonderful tool to use during the rehab process we must remember it is not a stick on, we can’t just fire and forget or plug and play and for every success, there are also failures. […]

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Articles Of The Week May 20, 2018

Articles Of The Week May 20, 2018

We’ve highlighted many times how important research is to our profession, and how we need more of it. Well, here are eight medical professionals who specialize in massage research and what they’re focusing on. “8 Medical Experts Who Specialize In […]

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Articles Of The Week May 13, 2018

Articles Of The Week May 13, 2018

How many times have we heard about the importance of communication with our patients? This post highlights that same importance, but why it’s important during the initial intake to make a great first impression with your patient. “Reading Your Audience: Determining […]

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Where Does The Social Fit In Biopsychosocial?

Where Does The Social Fit In Biopsychosocial?

  BIAS ALERT: I LOVE the biopsychosocial model. I must tell you my bachelor’s degree is in psychology.  When I started my master’s in physical therapy and we focused on biomedicine, I constantly was screaming “but what about the rest […]

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Tissue Loading During Proliferation Phase Of Healing

Tissue Loading During Proliferation Phase Of Healing

In our last blog post, we started to discuss the importance of tissue loading when helping a patient rehab injuries. We took the approach of how you would manage tissue loading during the first couple of days post-injury, during the […]

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