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Health care trends to watch for in 2018

Legalized marijuana, the growing opioid crisis, technology innovation, research and education – these are some of the hottest issues in health and health care management to watch for in 2018. Massage Therapy Canada’s editorial advisory board members offer their take on these trends and their impact on the massage therapy profession.

More than one third who consumed pot drove within two hours: survey

More than one third of Canadians who reported consuming cannabis in a Health Canada survey said they'd gotten behind the wheel of a car within two hours of pot use.

Smoking increases risk of MSK injuries in military

Smoking may increase the risk of musculoskeletal injuries among people in the military, a new study has concluded. In the report, published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal by the American College of Sports Medicine, the authors reviewed and analyzed the literature on the impact of cigarette smoking on lower-extremity overuse injuries in military training.
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Let’s face it: Treatment for trigeminal neuralgia

As you may know being a registered massage therapist, chiropractor, physiotherapist or other licensed health-care practitioner, it is difficult at the best of times to provide relief for patients who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia (TN). I wanted to share my experiences in treating patients with TN. I have treated several diagnosed cases with results that were surprising to me. A few simple treatment procedures that are discussed in this article are worth a try to see if they will have positive effects in treating nerve pain. They worked for my patients and they may work for yours as well. » Learn more

Massage Therapy Expo 2018

April 21-22, 2018
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Vaughan, ON
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5th International Fascia Research Congress

November 14-15, 2018
Location: Berlin, Germany
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