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Five factors That Make a Good Online Continuing Education Course in Massage

ORTHOPEDIC MASSAGE ONLINE OR WORKSHOP? Whitney Lowe discusses the differences between his Orthopedic Massage Online Courses and his hands-on workshops. Each excels at teaching certain things, which is why they compliment each other so well. Here are the main differences and benefits of each style of learning. Its less a choice of one or the other, […]

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Understanding Acromioplasty

Shoulder impingement and rotator cuff disorders are a common cause of pain and disability for people in all kinds of occupations and activities. For many people, conservative treatment may not be successful and they will need to have surgery to address the condition. It is very helpful to understand what occurs in some of the […]

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Research Review: Neuroplasticity in the Central Nervous System

Research Review: Pelletier R, Higgins J, Bourbonnais D. Is neuroplasticity in the central nervous system the missing link to our understanding of chronic musculoskeletal disorders? BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015;16(1):25. The treatment of musculoskeletal disorders has historically focused on a structural-pathology paradigm where the primary source of dysfunction (and consequently pain) is caused by some local […]

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Working the patellar retinaculum

The quadriceps group contains some of the largest muscles in the body. They are highly active during lower extremity locomotion, such as running, jumping, and even in simple activities like walking. Problems in the quadriceps group can often lead to numerous disorder such as patellar tendinosis, chondromalacia, or the elusive anterior knee pain of patellofemoral […]

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What is Trigger Finger?

Have you ever heard the term, Trigger Finger, and wondered what is really occurring? The condition gets its name for the locking and snapping motion of the finger that is caused by finger tendons binding against an adjacent retinaculum. Tendons in the hand and fingers must bend around sharp angles in the numerous joints they […]

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What is Haglund’s Syndrome?

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It has to be very strong because of the powerful contraction forces of the gastrocnemius and soleus (triceps surae) muscles. The triceps surae group is active in forward propulsion of the body during normal gait as well as being a primary decelerator of […]

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The Slump Test

Identifying the location of nerve entrapment can be very challenging. Even high tech diagnostic tests such as nerve conduction studies are not always reliable in determining the primary location of nerve pathology. Yet, physical examination can be very helpful for locating potential regions of nerve pathology. One of the more effective physical examination methods for […]

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