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Contributed by Massage Therapy Foundation Contributor - April Neufeld, BS, LMT; Beth Barberree, BA, RMT; Derek R. Austin, PT, DPT, MS, BCTMB, CSCS
Massage therapy increasingly is integrated into the healthcare plan for individuals suffering from a multitude of conditions. In particular, athletes, and those people supporting the athletes, believe that massage therapy can yield many benefits that could aid the athlete biomechanically, physiologically, neurologically, and psychologically.
 
 
 
By Martha Menard, PhD, LMT
Interprofessionalism in education and in practice is a growing trend across health care in the United States. The idea that team-based care and collaborative practice can improve health care has been around more than 50 years.
  
Daniel Ruscigno
As a massage therapist, networking is an extremely effective way to grow your business. Not only is it an affordable marketing strategy, it also allows you to build lasting relationships with people in your community. Unfortunately, many massage therapists do not put enough emphasis on networking, which can hurt long-term growth.
 
 
 
By Anita J. Shannon, LMBT
The last two years revealed some amazing experiences as we delved deeper into breast care and surgical applications using vacuum therapies. In 2015 I organized two practicum programs, where graduates came to work on clients who have had issues around breast health such as fibrocystic and dense breast tissue, and surgeries such as lumpectomies, mastectomies, breast augmentations and reductions.
  
By David Kent, LMT, NCTMB
When clients report symptoms of pain in the head or eye, it is always of serious concern and they should seek medical care to determine the cause(s) and treatment options. Physicians and other healthcare providers are excellent referral sources to your practice, since a percentage of their patients are suffering with many issues that may include myofascial pain.
 
 
 
By Don McCann, MA, LMT, LMHC, CSETT
According to radiologist Dr. Terry Yokum, an expert in radiographic imaging, everybody has a pelvic imbalance which consists of the left ilium rotating anteriorly, right ilium rotating posteriorly and a tippage of the sacrum. Dr. Yokum's findings show a 20 degree ilium rotation in a 1-year-old as being normal.
 
 
 
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