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August 6, 2019

Frailty is a medical condition, not an inevitable result of aging according to new research

Frailty is not simply an adjective associated with old age, it is a medical condition all on its own. And it has significant medical, social and economic implications.

Jogging and five other exercises ward off weight gain despite ‘obesity genes’

For people who inherited genes that increase their chance of becoming obese, there is hope for keeping the weight off. A study by Wan-Yu Lin of National Taiwan University and colleagues, published 1st August in PLOS Genetics, identified the types of exercise that are especially effective at combating genetic effects that contribute to obesity.

‘Kneeding’ a break: First evidence ACL injuries an overuse failure

Repetitive knee stress and failure to accommodate sufficient rest between periods of strenuous exercise may be key factors behind the rapid rise in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in world sport, a new international study has found.
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“Double designators:” The massage and athletic therapist

What was once a timid trickle has in recent years become a steady flow. The numbers of those choosing to wear two hats – that of athletic therapy (AT) and massage therapy (MT) – has increased tremendously. The educational journeys of massage and AT have much in common, but they also have their respective differences and strengths. For both professions, their respective education in Canada prepares them well for the journey. » 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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