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  No Pain, No Gain and Its Effects on Our Clients  
By Marie-Christine Lochot, LMT
The expression "no pain, no gain" got popular in the early 1980's when actress Jane Fonda started to produce workout videos. It expressed the belief that in order to get strong muscles, one must train hard and suffer over and over again. The myth has been refuted many times by doctors, physical therapists and various researchers, but it still persists. It is true that to increase muscle strength, the muscle must see some increase in stress.
By Whitney Lowe, LMT
Lateral epicondylitis, commonly referred to as tennis elbow, is one of the most prevalent upper extremity overuse conditions. Originally perceived as an inflammatory condition of tendon fiber tearing, it is now recognized to result from non-inflammatory collagen degeneration within the tendon as a result of overuse.
By Ralph Stephens, BS, LMT, NCTMB
The Federation of State massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), still refuses to provide necessary information and support materials on its MBLEx licensing exam to applicants and schools while sitting on a cash reserve of more than $5 million and awarding its executive director an average pay raise of 18%.
By Kelley Pendleton, DC
Many healthcare providers are fortunate to enjoy the freedom and independence of owning their own businesses. However, the constant demands can lead to a lonely and isolating experience unless you make an effort to get out of your office.
By Dale G. Alexander, LMT, MA, PhD
Trust your hands' kinesthetic sense of when the consistency of a client's tissue texture becomes more pliable, soft, and elastic. That's a therapeutic effect. When a limb, either arm or leg, feels less heavy, that is a therapeutic effect.
By Kathy Skubik
The article by Ralph Stephens regarding the FSMTB brings up a lot of excellent points. I had high hopes for the FSMTB and the MBLEx, especially as I grew increasingly disillusioned with the NCBTMB. I don't specifically have a problem with FSMTB paying NCB to give up offering an entry level exam.
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