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shoulder pain - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Massage Reduces Non-Specific Shoulder Pain and Improves Function

By Massage Therapy Foundation Contributor

While seemingly universal, pain and stiffness in the shoulders can be a significant cause of disability. Often a pain that does not go away on its own, shoulder complaints tend to linger, sometimes for 12 months or longer.

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spin class - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Pes Anserine Tendonitis vs. Medial Meniscal Tear

By Debbie Roberts, LMT

What do you think stiff golf shoes, playing with a child, riding a bike, running and swimming breast stroke would all have in common? Well, they each require knee joint involvement. To quote the physical...

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dementia care with massage - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark The Role of Massage Therapy in Dementia Care

By Ann Catlin, LMT, NCTMB, OTR

Our aging population is having a major impact on hospitals, nursing homes and hospice providers. Clinicians and front-line staff will serve more people over age 75 than any other age group and prevalence of...

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opinion vs. data - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Just the Facts: Opinion vs. Data in the Therapeutic Relationship
By Ben Benjamin, PhD

In today's society, people experiencing pain or discomfort can look to countless different sources for help and advice. Often, when clients come to us, they've already received a lot of information from physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, or other practitioners — not to mention their friends, the...

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Divide Between Massage Therapists and Energy Bodyworkers: Why?
By Marie-Christine Lochot, LMT

In the last few months, I have been following some massage social media threads regarding massage and energy work. Some of those threads have heated discussions between Swedish massage therapists and...

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healthcare - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Become Prepared for the Path to Healthcare Integration

By Eric Polgar, AFMTE Board of Director and Stan Dawson, AFMTE Board of Director

Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Blindly continuing to follow the current healthcare system is insane based on the mediocre outcomes and high...

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pediatric massage - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark The Difference Between Adult and Pediatric Massage

By Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT

Many practitioners believe the major difference in providing massage and touch therapy to children is to simply consider that the client is smaller in size, pressure should be lighter and to ask their parents....

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