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By Martha Brown Menard, PhD, LMT
The concept of levels of evidence is a cornerstone of research literacy, and is a great starting point for understanding basic principles of how research works. Health care in the U.S. has embraced an evidence-based standard of care. That is, health care treatments or interventions used need to be empirically tested, and demonstrated to be both safe and effective.
By Debbie Roberts, LMT
I want you to know as massage therapists, some things are just simple, very straight forward and can be helped within one to two visits. I sometimes see massage therapists looking for the more complicated reasons for pain. I have tried to convey in every article that you can save your hands and help more clients by understanding form and function along with simple assessment tools.
By Ralph Stephens, BS, LMT, NCTMB
If something has been done the same way for 100 or more years, chances are there are new and better ways to do it now that should be considered. While some things never change (and shouldn't), occassionally someone does get an inspiration and truly advances the way to do something. Change is usually slow to be accepted.
By Cary Bayer
Recently, while I was staying with my wife at a resort hotel, which happened to have a beautiful spa on the premises, I purchased a vacation package that included, among other things, a Swedish massage for each of us. My wife and I typically get a massage at least twice a month, and have for many years.
By Linda LePelley, RN, NMT
Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is a chronic condition that causes severe, excruciating facial pain. It usually occurs when the myelin sheath of the trigeminal nerve has been worn away, sometimes due to a blood vessel causing compression to the nerve, or if the patient has Multiple Sclerosis, a disease which attacks the myelin sheath.
By Editorial Staff
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