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New changes to the Protecting Patients Act

On May 1st, 2018, changes made by the provincial government came into effect. The changes relate to the passage of the Protecting Patients Act, 2017, and apply to all regulated health professions in Ontario.

Six years of exercise – or lack of it – may be enough to change heart failure risk

By analyzing reported physical activity levels over time in more than 11,000 American adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that increasing physical activity to recommended levels over as few as six years in middle age is associated with a significantly decreased risk of heart failure.

Massage therapy for pain: Mitigating the overuse of opioids

Research shows massage therapy is a realistic approach to many forms of pain that can either replace use of drugs, such as opioids, or work in conjunction with non-addictive medication for pain management. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has compiled some of the strongest clinical and consumer research on massage therapy for pain.
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Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation

A comprehensive guide supported by photos that demonstrate palpation techniques of surface body landmarks, Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation assists students and health care professionals in becoming proficient in surface palpation techniques, which are a prerequisite for working in the manual therapy professions.

As working professionals and instructors with years of experience using musculoskeletal palpation, Drs. Masaracchio and Frommer are in a unique position to provide a guide that is both clinically oriented and user friendly. >> Order Now!

Detecting signs of skin cancer in massage therapy practice

Manual therapists, including massage therapists, are ideally placed to screen for skin cancers among patients in clinical practice. Arguably like chiropractors, massage therapists see greater amounts of exposed patient skin more frequently than most other health-care professionals. This article illustrates the importance of examining patients for skin lesions on a regular basis in clinical practice. » Learn more