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Oh my aching back: Do yoga, tai chi or qigong help?

Researchers provide comprehensive review of effects of movement-based mind-body interventions on chronic low back pain.

Brain study identifies possible causes of ethnic pain disparities

A new University of Miami study indicates that brain systems related to discrimination could underlie differences in how African Americans and white Americans respond to pain.

Love is good for us, so why do lawmakers try to break us up?

Research in medicine, psychology and neuroscience demonstrates the powerful effects of love on our physical and mental health.
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Fascial stretch therapy: cross-communication through the fascial system

Fascial stretch therapy (FST) is a unique table-based therapy that targets tissue – specifically, the superficial and deep layers – by utilizing proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) in combination with gentle low-grade manual joint mobilizations (tractions and glides) deep within the joint capsule. Performed without the use of any lotions or oils, FST is easily applied in a manual therapy session or as a stand-alone therapy, that focuses on the fascial system rather than isolated muscle or fascia, such as with traditional Swedish massage or myofascial release (MFR). » Learn more

RMT Business and Ethics Forum

June 20, 2020
Kitchener, ON
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