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Pain Education – What Might Make It More Effective

Pain Education – What Might Make It More Effective

  Pain education is a valuable tool for some, but certainly not all, patients. It can help to provide a narrative or explanation for problems that may remain unexplained by ‘traditional’ medicine or therapy. This paper HERE regarding chronic lower back […]

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Learn How Education And Movement Can Help Frozen Shoulder

Learn How Education And Movement Can Help Frozen Shoulder

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it 1000 times in my career (okay this is an exaggeration, it’s probably only a few dozen times), “I think my frozen shoulder is acting up!” Meanwhile, the patient is moving their arm […]

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Many Orthopedic Surgeries Don’t Work Better Than Placebo

Many Orthopedic Surgeries Don’t Work Better Than Placebo

Unlike drugs, orthopedic surgeries can be sold to the public before they undergo rigorous testing to ensure they are safe and effective. Thus, millions of surgeries for knee, shoulder, and back pain have been done without studies to confirm they […]

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Resilience – What It Is And Why Is It A Big Deal For Recovery?

Resilience – What It Is And Why Is It A Big Deal For Recovery?

  Resilience is a term used more and more by therapists, some might suggest it is a buzz word, so I wanted to put down my thoughts about this complex subject. I have wanted to write this blog for a while […]

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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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