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September 17, 2019

Short-term study suggests vegan diet can boost gut microbes related to body weight, body composition and blood sugar control

Men, not women with diabetes may have higher chronic lower back pain risk

Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

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PODCAST: Holding regulators accountable and re-thinking insurer relations

"I want the regulators in general to realize that RMTs are no longer going to sit back and passively take information handed down to them. In some senses we're attempting to create policy ourselves almost. Which it should be, when you think about it – this is self-regulation after all. We've gone from a half dozen sitting on a government council signing off on decisions, to hundreds and hundreds of RMTs simultaneously talking to each other about where we should go. I don’t think the governing councils and the administration of some of the regulatory bodies have woken up to that reality yet or addressed it." >> Listen now
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Trust in yourself: How RMTs can handle inappropriate behaviour from clients

You can be a new graduate of a massage therapy program, or a seasoned veteran in the industry – but unfortunately, inappropriate behaviour from clients can be an inevitable reality for massage therapists. Crude remarks, inappropriate touching, or sexually explicit jokes are only a few examples of what can happen in a treatment room between a therapist and their patient. First, it’s important to determine what an “inappropriate situation” is, and where to draw the boundary. There are some scenarios that appear to be inappropriate, but may actually not be. » Learn more
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Descriptions of over 60 myofascial techniques contain details on the timing, direction, and hold of each stretch as well as numerous photographs that illustrate the body and hand positions of each technique. Nuanced explanations of the unique feel of soft tissue, including the component of position of ease felt in the fascial drag, enhance the therapist’s palpation skills. >> Order now