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The Parallels Between Dog Training and Rehabilitation

The Parallels Between Dog Training and Rehabilitation

If you’ve worked with people in an exercise setting for any period of time, you’ve either knowingly or unknowingly been working in the field of skill acquisition. Webster’s Dictionary defines a “skill” as “a learned power of doing something competently: a developed aptitude or ability”. I’ve been thinking to myself lately, what exactly is “competence” as it concerns skill acquisition? In the past, I would have preferred a rigid definition, but I’m in a place in my career where a softer version makes more sense.

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Preventing Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving Professions

Preventing Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving Professions

If you ask someone in a caregiving profession why they chose their field, you’ll often hear them say in response that they want to help others. Working with people that require care on a near-daily basis can be predictably challenging at times, particularly if the caregiver is struggling to maintain a sense of harmony between the various aspects of their own lives. Left unchecked, this consistent disharmony can lead to compassion fatigue.

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The Autonomic Nervous System’s Role in Corrective Movement Strategies

The Autonomic Nervous System’s Role in Corrective Movement Strategies

A sympathetic nervous system response happens when a person is under a real or perceived threat; the autonomic nervous system mobilizes cellular resources necessary to engage a fight or flight response. An inefficient movement strategy (meaning biomechanics, the way we move our bodies) can be perceived as a challenge to the nervous system, resulting in a real or perceived threat which can create a heightened sympathetic drive (Kobesova et al., 2020).

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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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