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An Inside Look at Bicipital Tendinopathy

Introduction Bicipital tendinopathy is a frequent source of anterior shoulder pain. The condition usually arises from overuse or adverse forces affecting the tendon. It is common with overhead shoulder movements like swimming, tennis, or throwing. It can also stem from work-related motions. Distinguishing its pain from similar shoulder issues requires thorough assessment for accurate recognition. […]

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Alternate Causes of Anterior Hip Pain

A video of this piece can also be viewed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmwEfFXxS0k There was a post on a Facebook group earlier this week from an individual that was looking for some suggestions for how to elongate the inguinal ligament for a client that had hip pain. So there’s a couple of things that we […]

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The Crucial Role of Continuing Education for Massage Therapists

Updated 04-11-24 Overview In the dynamic field of massage therapy, continuing education isn’t just a requirement—it’s the cornerstone of professional growth and client care. Beyond the soothing touch, massage therapists serve as integral members of healthcare teams, offering vital support to individuals grappling with medical conditions and chronic pain. Ongoing education not only enhances skills […]

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Deciphering Elusive Symptoms of Nerve Injury

One of the most challenging situations facing practitioners who work with pain and injury conditions is correctly interpreting nerve injury symptoms. It seems that in so many massage therapy training programs the nervous system gets only cursory attention, yet pain originating in the nervous system is a critical factor that drives people to our practices. […]

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Questions to Consider for Myofascial Therapy

Clinical practice is often changed by research that sheds new light on treatment methods. When translating results from research studies to clinical practice we must not overgeneralize the results or use one single study as final unconfirmed proof of anything. However, there are times when a study is truly groundbreaking and is an indication of […]

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