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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.
This summer marked the five year anniversary of my working in a sport and rehabilitation setting. I’ve been reflecting on how my practice has changed and stayed the same during this time and I’ve come to some conclusions about effective ways to grow a business when first starting out.
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?
Registered massage therapists (RMTs) trained in concussion management are often an important component of a person’s rehabilitation from persistent post-concussive symptoms. We are perfectly positioned as part of allied healthcare to be able to make a meaningful difference in people’s experience with persistent post-concussive symptoms.
A Cranial Nerve (CN) exam can be clinically valuable when assessing a concussion injury. This referral guide is intended to help practitioners make an appropriate and timely referral when combining a CN exam along with their assessment and client intake.
When I first began my educational journey in the world of concussion, a consistent message that was taught was the importance of careful communication. A common message was that people needed to be educated on what happens in a concussion, in order to effectively recover from their injury. This included telling them that a concussion is a brain injury, along with an often lengthly physiological explanation in an attempt to contextualize their symptoms.
Have you ever been in a situation where you finally get the thing you’ve been asking for, and suddenly you’re filled with dread? I had spent so much time laser-focused on getting the job that I didn’t think of how I’d feel once I actually got it.
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