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Kinesiology For The Massage Therapist

Understanding human movement is crucial for massage therapists, especially those specializing in pain and injury. This scientific study of movement, known as kinesiology, forms the foundation of orthopedics, the medical field dedicated to addressing issues within the body’s movement system. In school, your kinesiology study may have focused on memorizing muscle actions. The value of […]

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Is That A Supraspinatus Or Subscapularis Issue?

Introduction Rotator cuff pathology is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. However, it is common for someone to get a diagnosis of a rotator cuff tear or dysfunction without specifying which rotator cuff muscle(s) is/are involved. The rotator cuff comprises four muscles: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. These muscles are regularly […]

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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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