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Posts Tagged First Responder

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

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Therapeutic Exercise And Inversion Ankle Sprains

Therapeutic Exercise And Inversion Ankle Sprains

When she came in, you could see the pain on her face. Wincing with each step toward the treatment room, her limp was noticeable as she was protecting the ankle. As I helped her sit down, of course, my first […]

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Understanding And Managing Groin Pulls

Understanding And Managing Groin Pulls

I felt a little tweak on the inside of my leg, but kept playing anyway. It was the final game of the tournament that weekend, so I knew I just had to get through the last period. As the game […]

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Treating A Diabetic Reaction In Your Massage Clinic

Treating A Diabetic Reaction In Your Massage Clinic

  It was a few years ago and we were having a great conversation about our favourite topic, hockey. Being a big Jets fan, he excitedly told me the news that Winnipeg was approved to get their team back. You […]

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Managing A Collapse In Your Massage Therapy Clinic

Managing A Collapse In Your Massage Therapy Clinic

Like it or not, it is going to happen one day. You do your intake with a patient, leave the room and on your return there they are, lying on the floor not breathing. Your adrenaline rushes because you never […]

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