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By Ben Benjamin, PhD
Let's take a close look at the anatomy and injury profiles of the extensor carpi ulnaris and flexor carpi ulnaris. Two difficult injuries to differentiate. The extensor carpi ulnaris is attach to the lateral epicondyle, and it has a second head originating at the posterior border of the ulna. From there, it extends downward, crossing over the forearm to insert at the base of the pinky (the fifth metacarpal). This muscle-tendon unit not only extends the wrist and moves the hand into ulnar deviation, but also helps to stabilize the ulnar side of the wrist.
 
 
 
By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO
Research is slowly beginning to reveal the importance of optimal dosage in manual and movement therapies and it may surprise you (as it did me) to learn that very small variations in applied load (compression, stretch, etc.) can make the difference between a positive and a negative therapeutic outcome.
  
By Sharon Desjarlais, CC
In this day and age of worldwide connectivity, it's easier than ever to find someone to help you grow your practice at a price you can afford. Want to hand off your client scheduling? Your blog posting? Your bookkeeping? Your website updates? Consider hiring a virtual assistant (VA). You can work with them by the month, by the project, or even just by the hour.
 
 
 
By Editorial Staff
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), the Samueli Institute and the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) recently announced a collaborative project for a meta-analysis of massage therapy for pain. The results of this collaboration are soon to be published in a peer-reviewed journal and were discussed at the International Massage Therapy Research Conference held in Seattle in May.
  
Contributed By Derek R. Austin, PT, DPT, MS, BCTMB, CSCS; Beth Barberree, BA, RMT; S. Pualani Gillespie LMT, MS, RN, BCTMB
Myofascial release (MFR) is a manual technique involving small amounts of force directed in specific directions for long durations. Many practitioners and recipients of MFR swear by its efficacy at reducing pain, improving movement, and resolving fascial restrictions.
 
 
 
By Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT
Reducing recidivism is a major concern for all jails, prisons and correctional facilities. Recidivism refers to a person's relapse into criminal behavior, often after the person has spent time incarcerated or has gone through an an intervention for a previous crime.
  
By Kathryn Feather, Senior Associate Editor
The NCBTMB recently renewed its contract with CEO Steve Kirin and announced leadership changes to its Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Theresa Matthews was introduced as the new Chair-Elect and Dr. Stuart Watts as the new Treasure. Kirin originally announced on March 15th that he would not be renewing his contract with NCBTMB.
 
 
 
By Stephanie Beck
You might be thinking, "social marketing, don't you mean social media?" No, I mean social marketing. Every day, I keep reading, hearing and learning more and more about the changes happening in social media. More specifically, how the organic value of social media is dead or dying.
By Don McCann, MA, LMT, LMHC, CSETT
If you are a massage therapist who stands clients up for postural or structural evaluation to determine a treatment protocol, then I'm sure you have noticed certain structural imbalances that are evident with every client. These will be greater or lesser in different clients and usually correlate directly to the severity of symptoms.
 
 
 
 
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