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Carrying backpacks doesn't cause back pain in children and teenagers

Children and adolescents who carry backpacks aren’t at higher risk of developing back pain, according to a study published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). Researchers found no evidence to suggest a link between carrying a heavy backpack and back pain in these age groups.

Health Canada launches consultations on palliative care framework

Many Canadians with life-threatening illnesses wish to remain independent and receive the care they need in the setting of their choice. Improving access to palliative care in a variety of settings, including at home, is critical to making this happen.

A 15-minute ‘Daily Mile’ could enhance children’s health

Policymakers should consider introducing The Daily Mile to improve the health and fitness of schoolchildren around the world, according to new research led by the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh.
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Osteopathy for the Over 50s

This book is intended to provide a study of the biomechanics and physiology of somatic dysfunction as it relates to individuals over the age of 50.

Practitioners require information about the diagnosis of somatic dysfunction and application of osteopathic manipulative treatment specifically as it relates to this age group – and this is where this book is invaluable.

The diagnostic approach to the patient over the age of 50 and osteopathic manipulative treatment is thoroughly described. This book provides information on the biomechanics and physiology of somatic dysfunction for the osteopathic treatment of older adults in a thorough, yet easy to approach fashion >> Order Now!

Advice for clinic management from an "unexpected" owner

For Anne Anderson, becoming the owner of the Massage Therapy Centre in Old South London, Ont., was an unexpected career trajectory. As a home-based freelance graphic artist, Anderson missed having daily human interaction. Despite having no prior association with the massage therapy industry, she had a burgeoning desire to establish a business in Wortley Village, a community envied for its walkability, 19th century homes, cozy coffee houses, bistros, galleries and yoga studios. » Learn more