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News Update: February 13, 2017

A Study on Massage Dosing in the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain


When Cancer Involves the Brain (Part 1)
By Tracy Walton, LMT, MS
Some years ago, a client whose breast cancer had spread to her brain was struggling with the effects of the disease, and her treatment at the same time. I remember her struggle as the disease advanced, and her having to cope with stronger and multiple treatments.
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The Manual Resistive Test
By Whitney Lowe, LMT
Physical examination remains one of the most valuable aspects of assessing the integrity of soft-tissues. While high-tech diagnostic studies can be helpful for examining the structure of various tissues, their usefulness can be limited in numerous conditions where the problem lies more in function of the moving soft-tissues.
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Primer on Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
By James P. Meschino, DC, MS
A relatively new syndrome, officially documented as non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) or gluten sensitivity (GS), was officially recognized and published in the new list of gluten-related disorders in 2012.
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Expanding Regulation in a Shrinking Profession
By Ralph Stephens, BS, LMT, NCTMB
Trends are important to pay attention to, as they inform us about the status quo and give us a way to view what's coming down the road ahead. In the massage therapy profession, regulation by state agencies have been increasing, while industry growth has seen a plummet; a troubling scenario.
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Let's Talk About Supinator Injuries
By Ben Benjamin, PhD
Let's turn to a smaller muscle of the forearm: the supinator. It's not injured very frequently, but it's best to be prepared if you do see one.
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Movement: A Valuable Technique
By Debbie Roberts, LMT
Oftentimes we are tasked with returning a client back to full function after they have become immobilized. This can be done by using the mechanoreceptors of the joint, however you should also consider the value of movement as a technique, and how gaining the knowledge that a personal trainer has can benefit you and your clients.
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Manual Cranial Therapies and the Treatment of Mild TBIs
By Don McCann, MA, LMT, LMHC, CSETT
Over the last 20 years I have had many clients who have had structural soft tissue injuries from car accidents, sports, and falls. Many have also had mild traumatic brain injuries— i.e. concussions, so they were not only recovering from musculoskeletal issues but also additional symptoms of mild TBI.
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