All Posts By

Arnold Warkentin, RMT, BHSc

Therapeutic Exercise

By | Pain Info, Blog, Injury Prevention

Therapeutic exercise, also known as exercise therapy, is a broad term to define any physical activity used to reach specific health goals.   This can range from improving basic functions (or decreasing pain) to reaching athletic goals.   For example: An older individual may perform exercises to improve balance and make it easier to get up from a chair. The…

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Orthopeadic Manual Massage Therapy

By | Massage Research, Pain Info, Blog

Orthopeadic Manual Massage Therapy (OMMT) utilizes manipulations, mobilizations, and massage to specifically address musculoskeletal pain and dysfunctions.   OMMT involves the assessment and treatment of joints, muscles, connective tissue, nerves, and other soft tissues. The shorthand term “therapeutic massage” is often used to designate this style of treatment that RMTs are educated to perform. Therapeutic treatments differ greatly from general…

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Articular Strain Technique

By | Massage Research, Blog

Articular Strain Technique (also known as Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique or L.A.S.T.) attempts to correct for improper joint positioning at rest, or with movement by manually manipulating the joint capsule and associated tissues.   These imbalances can occur over time – from injury, or due to other health factors. They result in improper joint positioning within the capsule; this affects…

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The Bowen Massage Therapy Technique

By | Massage Research, Pain Info, Blog

According to Hansen and Taylor-Piliae (2011), Bowen Massage Therapy is a non-invasive technique using specific series of gentle hand movements directly on the skin to stimulate nerve pathways.   The movement is intended to gently stretch the skin, muscle, and fascia in the affected area. This stretch stimulates nerve pathways and attempts to stimulate healing pathways through realignment of microfibers…

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