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Posts Tagged First Aid

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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How Recognition And Communication Can Help Cauda Equina Syndrome

How Recognition And Communication Can Help Cauda Equina Syndrome

Sometimes a patient walks into your clinic and it’s hard to decipher what’s going on with them. It may be something we’ve never seen before, their signs and symptoms don’t add up, or their pain doesn’t seem to correlate to […]

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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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Posted in: Emergencies, First Aid, First Responder, Massage, Massage Clinic, Massage Therapist, Massage Therapy, Uncategorized

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Critical Thinking For A Deep Vein Thrombosis

Critical Thinking For A Deep Vein Thrombosis

He came in complaining of extreme calf pain. Everything seemed pretty straightforward, health history seemed fine, no real mechanism of injury, but it just seemed odd. I tried doing the Homan’s sign orthopedic test but honestly couldn’t tell if I […]

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Massage Therapy, Communication, And Helping Trauma Survivors

Massage Therapy, Communication, And Helping Trauma Survivors

  I’m one of those people that nod and smile to the person next to me on the bus and 15 minutes later I have heard most of their life story. You might be nodding and thinking “mmmhmm” right about […]

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Red Flags For Low Back Pain, Or Clinical Decision Making?

Red Flags For Low Back Pain, Or Clinical Decision Making?

It’s only happened a couple of times in my career. You know that feeling you get when something just isn’t right? You’re not quite sure what it is, but something just seems off? Twice I’ve had people come in where […]

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