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Can Manual Therapy Alter or Deform Connective Tissue?

Can Manual Therapy Alter or Deform Connective Tissue?

The most extensive known research on manual therapy's ability to alter and deform connective tissue (CT) was examined by Joseph Threlkeld, PT, PhD. In this month's Masters In Massage blog we're posting excerpts from his published research article. The full article can be purchased at https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article-abstract/72/12/893/2728889?redirectedFrom=fulltext “Manual therapeutic techniques are used to relieve pain and to increase the mobility of joints. The techniques that are specifically utilized to affect connective tissues (CT’s) could be generally categorized as either stretching or compression and include massage, fascial/tendon stretching, traction, and articulation thrust techniques. One of the principal uses of manual therapy is to produce elongation...

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Embrace the Spectrum

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Embrace the Spectrum

Some Massage Therapists fear that courses like medical massage, the Chiropractic-Integrated Massage Practice, and client management-based skills could pave the way for increased requirements and responsibilities. But the reality is that these skills do not undermine your skills in any way and actually add to your confidence, credibility, and ability to manage your clients' care like a true professional. Isn't your aim to evaluate, assess, and monitor your clients' care the best you can? Quality client management courses like those offered by Masters In Massage Insitute® teach you safe and reliable ways to do just that. Everyone benefits when you expand your client management skills.

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Q & A: Massage & Chiropractic Working Collaboratively

Q & A: Massage & Chiropractic Working Collaboratively

Here is a brief article that Chiropractic Economics Magazine asked me to write that answers questions about how DC's and MT's can work together most effectively and enhance the referral process. Give me a short description of what the practice of massage is. Several massage concepts and approaches exist as is true in chiropractic. A primary massage intention is stimulating the nervous system to help reduce muscle tension, general stress, and pain.  How can massage complement or work directly with chiropractic? And is it better to get it before or after? Massage and chiropractic work most effectively when applied in...

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Here's What's True About Your Practice Success!

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Here's What's True About Your Practice Success!

Having nearly failed in both my massage and chiropractic practices, I found practice consultants who showed me powerful ways to turn things around to create huge practice success without advertising. Sources say 95% of Massage Therapists struggle in their practices or fail altogether. Why does this happen? One reason is they believe that if their hands-on skills are good enough, clients will will naturally refer others and come back for more visits. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. It isn’t that most MT’s lack good hands-on skills. The problem is they never learned how to generate quality referrals and greater client retention by using client management procures specifically designed to...

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Working Integratively with DC’s Enhances Your Success!

Working Integratively with DC’s Enhances Your Success!

Thousands of Massage Therapists already practice in a complementary manner with chiropractic principles and practitioners.  More and more continue to practice massage in chiropractic clinics, and others in private practices interact with DC’s.  But many others have not developed such an integrated type if practice yet desire to enjoy the benefits it provides. It's in yours and your clients’ best interest for you to learn the complementary nature of the two professions, for several reasons. Everyone benefits when you have a deep and clear understanding of foundational chiropractic principles, especially how spinal related conditions affect the nervous system and soft tissue, and vice...

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