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Massage Therapy for People with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Massage Therapy for People with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and pain in the hand and fingers (particularly the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers). These symptoms are often the result of median nerve irritation in the wrist or forearm. Systematic reviews have also shown that manual therapy combined with multimodal care can improve symptoms, decrease disability, and improve function for patients who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (Huisstede et al., 2018).

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Heart Rate Variability in Concussion Recovery

Heart Rate Variability in Concussion Recovery

The topic of stress is one at the forefront of concussion management. Whether it’s sub-symptom physical exertion or cognitive stressors, it appears that addressing these two components of stress can lead to positive outcomes for people who have suffered from a concussion. One of the difficulties with stress is it’s hard to manage.

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Commitment and Acceptance Therapy in Concussion Rehabilitation

Commitment and Acceptance Therapy in Concussion Rehabilitation

Picture this: it’s a cold December day in 2016, the wind blows strong, the snow is deep, and the sliding conditions are perfect. I decided to go down the hill with my Grade 4 class at the time. It was great fun until I banged my knee and laid on the ground recovering. At that exact moment, one of the big kids came down the hill and slammed into the back of my head with their knee flexed, and I felt instant pain.

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Managing Client Expectations (It’s Not About You)

Managing Client Expectations (It’s Not About You)

Unfortunately, public perception of massage therapy has some catching up to do. I’ve been in clinical practice since 2018, and I still regularly have to address the client that starts disrobing before I’ve even had a chance to say “what brings you in?”. Can you imagine going to any other registered healthcare provider and expecting a treatment without an adequate intake?

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