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July 9, 2019

Pain signalling in humans more rapid than previously known

Pain signals can travel as fast as touch signals, according to a new study from researchers at Linköping University in Sweden, Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US. The discovery of a rapid pain-signalling system challenges our current understanding of pain.

Concussion rates are nearly double what we thought – and summer is prime injury time

With concussions seeming more common than ever before, researchers at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, set out to answer the question, Are we looking at a true epidemic, or just better recognition?

Diet quality may affect risk of frailty in older adults

The quality of the overall diet appeared to be more important than protein intake for a lower risk of frailty.
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Are the costs and rules associated with regulatory bodies too burdensome?

There are five provinces and all three territories (representing a hefty 45 per cent of the population of Canada) that currently don’t regulate massage therapy. Folks living in those unregulated jurisdictions still have access to massage of course, and by and large can get employer-provided insurance reimbursement for massage treatment fees. They just don’t have any government oversight of that process. Should that matter? Should it be of concern to those patients, to the people delivering those massages, or to the rest of us in regulated provinces? What are the advantages and disadvantages to regulation of massage therapy? » Learn more

RMTA 2019 Conference and AGM

Date: September 13-19, 2019
Location: Edmonton
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Date: October 7, 2019
Location: Red Deer
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