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Mental health: which is better – team sports or solo exercise?

Exercise is not only good for your physical health, it’s good for your mental health, too. Indeed, many people even take up exercise as a way of boosting their mental well-being. But is all exercise equally beneficial – and does it matter whether you do it alone or in a group?

Cannabinoids improve symptoms in mice with endometriosis

Early studies in mice suggest that cannabinoids can relieve pain caused by endometriosis and pave the way for further clinical research

Ontario update: HST/GST exemption, research opportunities and enhancement

The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) has been hard at work advocating on behalf of all RMTs in Ontario. Our priorities for 2020 include pursuing HST/GST exemption, expanding research opportunities for our RMTs and enhancing services to our members.
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Bone: The Forgotten Fascial Element

Researchers at the University of California have recently discovered a mechanism within bone that causes it to enlarge and change its structure with injury. This breakthrough discovery puts an entirely new light on musculoskeletal disorders and many other conditions, such as concussion, motor vehicle collisions and sports injuries. >> Learn more

The experience of Dystonia and how massage therapy helps

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation of Canada (DMRF) defines Dystonia as a movement disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily. “The neurological mechanism that makes muscles relax when they are not in use does not function properly. Opposing muscles often contract simultaneously as if they are ‘competing’ for control of a body part. The involuntary muscle contractions force the body into repetitive and often twisting movements as well as awkward, irregular postures.” The site reports 13 forms of dystonia, and conditions such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and multiple sclerosis often present with dystonia as a secondary symptom. » Learn more
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Athletic & Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Part of David J. Magee’s Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series, Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation provides expert insight and clear rehabilitation guidelines to help you manage injuries and special medical needs unique to athletic clients. Contributions from leading physical therapists, athletic trainers, and orthopedic surgeons give you a comprehensive, clinically relevant understanding of common sports-related injuries and help you ensure the most effective therapeutic outcomes. >> Order now