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Setting the Groundwork for Evidence-Based Massage: Clinic Resource

Setting the Groundwork for Evidence-Based Massage: Clinic ResourceThis post is part of a series of educational resources to help massage therapists develop their clinical reasoning skills.Exams for Specific Regions from Stanford Medicine• Shoulder Pain• Iliotibial Band Syndrome• Knee Pain• Ankle & Foot Pain• Low Back PainPeripheral Neurological Examination• Dermatomes Upper Limb• Myotomes Upper Limb• Dermatomes Lower Limb• Myotomes Lower LimbYouTube Videos: Treatment & Assessment • Massage Sloth - Massage therapy treatment tips and tricks• MSK Medicine - Musculoskeletal assessments• Physiotutors - Common assess and treatment methods• Health Care Triage - News and comments on evidence based medicineFacebook […]

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Best of 2018: Free Research Articles

If you search Massage therapy on PubMed you will get nearly 14,000 returns. Best of 2018: Ten Free Research ArticlesIf you are a massage therapist who is interested in reading research, PubMed is a great resource. However, sorting through a research database can be like drinking from a fire-hose. So, if you don't feel like sorting through a research database, here is a list of ten open access research articles about pain science, massage therapy and sports injuries.If you don't feel […]

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10 Open Access Case Reports for Massage Therapists

Ten Open Access Case Reports for Massage Therapists If you are a massage therapist who is interested in reading research papers, PubMed is a great resource but most massage therapists do not have academic access to journals. This is not the only barriers to entry, sorting through the data is like drinking from a fire-hose, if you search Massage therapy on PubMed you will get nearly 14,000 returns. So, if you don't feel like sorting through all those listings I have put […]

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Top Ten YouTube Channels for Massage Therapists

The RMT Education Project is an educational resource to help elevate the profession through evidence-based resources. This post is a list of ten YouTube channels that massage therapist can use to grow their Personal Learning Network. Top Ten YouTube Channels for Massage Therapists• Brookbush Institute - Videos of various treatment methods & remedial exercise• Crash Course - Tons of courses in one awesome channel (anatomy, physiology & science...)• Health Care Triage - News & commentary on evidence-based medicine• Massage Nerd - A youtube channel dedicated to […]

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Research Review: Peripheral Nerve Entrapment & Massage Therapy

Peripheral Nerve Entrapment & Massage TherapyMassage Therapists may be aware of some of the research behind peripheral nerve entrapment from Michael Shacklock and his book Clinical Neurodynamics. In this book the author provides some insight into how mechanical irritation may lead to localized nerve inflammation.Running parallel to this work - Geoffrey Bove and Mary Barbe have investigated how trauma and ongoing inflammation can be a contributing factor to connective tissue changes (increased collagen and TGF-β1 deposition). This process has been […]

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Ten Must Read Open Access Articles for Massage Therapists

Ten Best Open Access Research Articles for Massage Therapists If you are a massage therapist who is interested in reading research papers, PubMed is a great resource but most massage therapists do not have academic access to journals. This is not the only barriers to entry, sorting through the data is like drinking from a fire-hose, if you search Massage therapy on PubMed you will get nearly 14,000 returns. So, if you don't feel like sorting through all those listings I have […]

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Personal Learning Networks for Massage Therapists

Personal Learning Networks  for massage therapists Building Your Personal Learning NetworkThe RMT Education Project is an initiative that is working to promote the benefits of massage therapy to an international audience. In this post I have to put together curated selection of videos, articles, and podcasts that will help massage therapists establish an online presence and grow their personal learning network.Facebook Groups for Massage Therapists• Canadian RMT News & Discussions• Exploring Pain Science • Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario • Pain Science for Canadian RMTSTwitter […]

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How Does Massage Therapy Work?

In a contemporary framework the beneficial effects of massage therapy are described as a collection of interconnected responses.Massage has been used by most societies throughout history to treat people with illnesses and disabilities. It is widely accepted that massage feels good, but it is only recently that scientists began asking, why is massage good for aches and pain?Combing through the available evidence it is clear that the best way to describe the effects of massage therapy, is not in a […]

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Why Does Massage Therapy Work?

Five science backed ways massage makes you feel better In a contemporary approach massage therapists use a clinically-oriented multi-modal treatment (manual therapy, remedial exercise and patient education) based on the biopsychosocial model of health and disease. Massage has be used by most societies throughout history to treat people with illnesses and disabilities. It is widely accepted that massage is good for aches and pain, but it is only recently that scientists began asking, why is massage good for aches and […]

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A Contemporary Model of Massage Therapy

A Contemporary Model of Massage Therapy A Contemporary Model of Massage Therapy A wall painting found in the tomb of the highest official after the Pharaoh - Ankhmahor (dated back to 2330 B.C) Massage has be used by most societies throughout history to treat people with illnesses and disabilities. These cultures inherently believed that massage is beneficial, but it is only recently that scientists have began to ask, why is massage beneficial?Combing through the available evidence it is clear that […]

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