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November 2013

When Injured do I use Hot or Cold?

By | Pain Info

Written By: Arny Warkentin Hot vs. Cold Applications Many clients have expressed confusion about when to use hot versus cold applications. There are many misconceptions flying around and it can be very easy to get confused while reading around online. This post will attempt to alleviate that confusion as easily and simply as possible. An important concept to understand when…

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The Rotator Cuff

By | Uncategorized

By: Arny Warkentin   You have probably heard people discuss the rotator cuff and its importance to the shoulder, but most people know very little about what the rotator cuff actually is.   The rotator cuff is made of 4 separate muscles: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. The first three are classified as external rotators (with elbow at side,…

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Musculoskeletal Pain Including Low Back Pain

By | Massage Research

A significant body of evidence, including systematic reviews, supports the effectiveness of massage therapy in the treatment of a range of musculoskeletal presentations.   There are five systematic reviews of massage and low back pain, including a Cochrane Systematic Review in 2008, which was updated in 2009.3 The most recent review, published by the Ottawa Panel in 2012, concluded that…

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