Top Menu

Tag Archives | massage injury

Flexor Pulleys

Flexor Pulleys of the Fingers

The human hand is critical to our daily activities, especially as massage practitioners. Yet, rarely do we stop and consider what an engineering marvel the hand actually is. The human hand is capable of fine precision movements as well as generating large forces during grasping activities. The skeletal structure of the hand and fingers is […]

Continue Reading
Figure-7

Baxter’s Neuropathy

Pain on the bottom surface of the foot can be a debilitating condition; in cases, persisting for several years. The most common cause of plantar foot pain is plantar fasciitis. Pain on the underside of the foot that is aggravated with activity is often diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. Yet in some cases this pain persists […]

Continue Reading
SLAP

Research Review: Conservative Treatment of a SLAP lesion

Blanchette M-A, Pham A-T, Grenier J-M. Conservative treatment of a rock climber with a SLAP lesion: a case report. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2015;59(3):238-244. Introduction This is a case report of conservative management of an injury to the glenoid labrum, called a SLAP lesion. Usually this condition is a surgical problem, but this single case […]

Continue Reading
hallux-valgus

Valgus, Varus, Vargus… What is It?

When describing postural alignment issues there are two terms that many people get mixed up and consequently miss their biomechanical significance. The terms of valgus and varus refer to alignment of bony segments. Some mistakenly state they are defined by angulations at the knee. However valgus and varus angulations can occur in numerous locations. Let’s […]

Continue Reading
cauda-equina

Recognizing Cauda Equina Syndrome

More people than ever before are using massage for a wide variety of ailments, especially back pain. Low back pain is one of the most challenging medical conditions as it is still very difficult to make a direct cause between many low back pain complaints and specific tissue pathology. Massage can be of great benefit […]

Continue Reading

Hazards of Thumb Overuse

Modern society requires a great deal of repetitive thumb use, especially from texting on mobile devices. A recent study investigated the frequency of text messaging among university students and found that close to half these students were sending an average of 50 text messages per day.(1) Many of them were experiencing thumb pain and tested […]

Continue Reading
neural

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 […]

Continue Reading

Website by Techcare, LLC