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Setting The Groundwork for Evidence-Based Practice: 10 Influential Researcher

Setting The Groundwork for Evidence-Based Practice: 10 Influential Researcher Evidence-based practice is a process intended to optimize decision-making by emphasizing the use of evidence from well designed research. This includes the use of logical reasoning and the gathering of ideas and knowledge from many overlapping disciplines.This is a list of ten influential researchers that will help to set the groundwork for an evidence-based approach.ONE - Amanda BaskwillAmanda Baskwill is The Associate Dean of Allied Health at Humber College in Toronto […]

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Why stretching is (still) important for weight loss and exercise

Why stretching is (still) important for weight loss and exercise Many athletes stretch before and after exercise, but they may not be gaining benefits from doing so. ESB Basic/shutterstock.com David Prologo, Emory University There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value – or lack thereof – of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true? Sort of. First, it is important to […]

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Injury Spotlight: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

The tibial nerve, the posterior tibial artery, tendons of the tibialis posterior, flexor digitorum longus, and flexor hallucis longus travel in a bundle along this pathway. What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome - A condition in which the tibial nerve is irritated as it travels through the tarsal tunnel (along the inner leg behind the medial malleolus).Inside the tunnel, the nerve splits into three different segments. One nerve (calcaneal) continues to the heel, the other two (medial and lateral plantar […]

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Free Online Courses for Massage Therapists

One common thing that I hear from massage therapists, is that they want to update their knowledge but taking time off work and traveling to a course can be expensive. So, here are a selection of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from edX & Coursera that can help massage therapists develop theoretical and practical skills.Health ScienceThe University of Michigan (Four Part Anatomy Certificate) - Learn the foundations of human anatomy by understanding the major organ systems, their functions.• Course 1: Musculoskeletal and […]

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When to trust (and not to trust) peer reviewed science

When to trust (and not to trust) peer reviewed science Academic journals rely on peer review to support editors in making decisions about what to publish. from www.shutterstock.com Merlin Crossley, UNSW The article is part of our occasional long read series Zoom Out, where authors explore key ideas in science and technology in the broader context of society. The words “published in a peer reviewed journal” are sometimes considered as the gold standard in science. But any professional scientist will […]

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Certificate of Online & Open Learning

Image License CC0 - https://pixabay.com/en/online-education-tutorial-3412473/ Certificate of Online & Open Learning: A Collaborative Post Between Paula van Wyk & Richard LebertYou may have seen posts about #COOL18 and wondered what this odd hashtag meant. #COOL18 is used on social media by educators who are working on a Certificate of Online & Open Learning (COOL).This is a professional certificate program through The University of Windsor designed to prepare instructors for designing, developing and teaching high quality online, blended, technology-enhanced, and open courses.If […]

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What should my heart rate be and what affects it?

What should my heart rate be and what affects it? Fitness makes the heart rate slower, which appears to be better for health and longevity. from www.shutterstock.com Anna Beale, Monash University and Shane Nanayakkara, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Humans have been aware of their heart rate for thousands of years. But knowing the meaning behind the beats isn’t so simple. Myriad factors affect our heart rate, including our age, medical conditions, medications, diet, and fitness level. Today, we’re even […]

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Physical therapy could lower need for opioids

Physical therapy could lower need for opioids, but lack of money and time are hurdles Physical therapists Steven Hunter and Laura Hayes teach an unidentified patient lumbar stabilization exercises at the Equal Access Clinic in Gainesville, Florida. Maria Belen Farias, UF Health Photography, CC BY-SA Mark Bishop, University of Florida Physical therapists help people walk again after a stroke and recover after injury or surgery, but did you know they also prevent exposure to opioids? This is timely, given we […]

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Considering knee surgery? Read this first

Considering knee surgery? Read this first MossStudio/Shutterstock.com Ewa M Roos, University of Southern Denmark Knee surgery is common. Young adults have their anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed after tearing it when playing sports. Middle-aged people have parts of their meniscus trimmed when they have pain and limited knee mobility. And older people have their knees replaced by metal and plastic when their cartilage has worn out. The idea that there is something mechanically wrong that needs to be fixed with orthopaedic […]

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Self-Care! Why is it so Important?

What exactly is Self-Care and Why is it so Critical?We all get feeling overwhelmed whether it’s due to work, school or just life in general. We’ve all been faced with deadlines that seem almost impossible to meet and on top of that our calendars (which seems almost impossible to even look at) are always full of things that should have been done a week ago).When we get overwhelmed, a lot of us (including me) tend to forget about the most […]

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