Sunday News2022-10-18T12:38:36-07:00

CMMOTA Sunday News is published on a weekly basis and may contain links to articles, commentary, research, podcast highlights, video links, business tips, and other interesting items which primarily pertain to the professional practices of Massage Therapy and Manual Osteopathic Therapy. To access current and archived issues please click on the link(s) below.

Sunday News – November 27, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • Vascular Compression in Soft Tissue Therapy
  • 7 Ways to Stay Grounded and Keep Your Business On Track
  • Refresher – Joint Play
  • Modern Manual Therapy: Upgrade Your Point of View
  • Research Article – Does manual therapy improve pain and function in patients with plantar fasciitis? A systematic review.
  • Does Running Really Wreck Your Knees?
  • Massage Therapy: A Person-Centred Approach to Chronic Pain
  • MOT – Case Report on Visceral Manipulation in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
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Sunday News – November 20, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • Massage Therapy Foundation’s Student Case Report Contest Winners
  • Can you, or should you treat someone with a herniated disc?
  • Massage Therapy for People with Tendon Pain.
  • Explaining Chronic Fatigue
  • Tips to Create Great Educational and Promotional Videos
  • Current Systematic Reviews of Massage Therapy
  • Podcast – Trauma is a Stupid Friend that Our Minds and Bodies Don’t Forget
  • 5 Things to Look for in Massage Therapy Continuing Education Online
  • How to Understand Chronic Pain
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Sunday News – November 13, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • Research – The Link Between Recessions and Physical Pain
  • Self Care – 7 Steps to Fuel Your Body
  • Refresher – The Scapulohumeral Rhythm
  • Self Care – Probiotics to Prevent Colds and Flu – What is the Evidence?
  • Four Ways to Find Keys to Happiness
  • Refresher – TMJD: How to Assess for Dysfunction
  • Refresher – Anterior Knee Pain
  • Refresher – Assessing Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
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Sunday News – November 6, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • The Science of Stress and Massage
  • What You Need to Know About This Flu Season
  • Types of Posture as they Relate to Back Pain
  • Questions to Consider Regarding Myofascial Therapy
  • Research Article – Determining massage does-response to improve cancer-related symptom cluster of pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance: A 7-arm randomized trial in palliative cancer care
  • Business Tip – 3 Stops on the Customer Experience Journey
  • Hungry Hungry Humans Balance the Energy Budget by Cutting Inflammation
  • Quality of Sleep Matter for Your Health, not just the Duration of Sleep
  • Podcast Highlight – Oncology Massage
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Sunday News – October 30, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • Long Covid – How Researchers are Zeroing in on the Self Targeted Immune Attacks that May Lurk Behind It.
  • Coccydynia and Pelvic Floor Spasm
  • Journal Article – Do the General Public and Health Care Professions Think that Running is Bad for the Knees? A Cross-sectional International Multilanguage Online Survey
  • Where to Find Published Research for Evidence – a look at available databases.
  • 5 Resources to Help You Begin Recession Proofing Your Small Business
  • Podcast Highlight – Tom Jesson on Sciatica
  • Research Highlight – Foot Massage Effective in Improving Sleep Quality and Anxitey in Postmenopausal Women
  • Update on “Project Try Everything”
  • Survey Results – Massage Therapists and Workplace Related Pain
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Sunday News – October 23, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • Exercising Safely in Winter Conditions
  • The Body’s Steering Wheel – The Subtalar Joint
  • MT’s are Athletes – Top 10 Tips for Massage Career Longevity
  • Descending Modulation – Why Massage Therapy Alleviates Pain
  • State of the Profession of Massage Therapy in Canada
  • Hypothesis/Theory Paper – Therapeutic Alliance as Active Inference: The Role of Therapeutic Touch and Biobehavioural Synchrony in Musculoskeletal Care
  • Self Care – How Small Acts of Kindness Can Make You Happier and Healthier
  • Oncology Massage – An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care
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Sunday News – October 2, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • Challenges with Geriatric Massage
  • Integrative Medicine for Pain Management in Oncology
  • Blood and Lymph get pumped! Thanks Massage.
  • Condition Refresher – Upper Cross Syndrome
  • Research Article – How Pain Modifies Movement
  • Refresher – Understanding Assessment Biomechanics
  • How to Get Involved in Massage Therapy Research
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Sunday News – September 25, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • Alzheimer’s Might Not be Primarily a Brain Disease – New Theory suggests it is an Autoimmune Condition
  • Should You Massage a Muscle Spasm?
  • Common Social Media Mistakes that can Damage Your Client List
  • Research Article on Lumbar Disc Herniation and Massage
  • Self Care – Benefits of walking with Speed
  • Person Centered Care for Musculoskeletal Pain
  • How “Fake Research” affects an Evidence Based Approach
  • Business Tip – How to Grow Your Business Using the 6 Steps of a Patients Success Journey
  • Self Care – “Project Try Everything”
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Sunday News – September 18, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • Person-centered Care
  • What MTs Need to Know about Monkeypox
  • Sports Injury Whiplash
  • Massage and Alzheimer’s
  • Video Highlight – 3 ways to spot a bad statistic
  • Podcast Highlight – Myofascial Release and Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Revisited
  • Massage Therapist Sexually Harassed at Work Educating Others
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Sunday News – September 11, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • Pediatric Pain – How Parents Pass Their Pian to Their Children
  • Understanding Pain
  • Impact of Massage Therapy on the Quality of Life of Hospice Patients and Their Caregivers: A Pilot Study
  • How Nostalgia Relieves Pain
  • A Review of Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux and Gerd
  • Rethinking Posture – Having Good Posture Doesn’t Prevent Back Pain and Bad Posture Doesn’t Cause It
  • Self Care – Exercise Myths Debunked
  • Skin Sensory Receptors: Why some clients respond differently than others.
  • How to Read Research – A Review of Sampling Methods and How to Choose the Best One.
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Sunday News – September 4, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • A Review – Ankle Structure and Mechanics
  • SELF CARE – Back to School, Time to Revisit Strategies for Child and Family Mental Health
  • Conditions Review – Pectoralis Minor Syndrome
  • Research Article: The Effect of Music, Massage, Yoga and Exercise on Antenatal Depression
  • YouTube Highlight – A Conversation between Walt Fritz and Jamie Johnson about moving towards more evidence-based practice.
  • How to Understand Research: Cluster Randomized Trails
  • BUSINESS TIP – How to Turn Occasional Clients into Recurring Ones
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Sunday News – August 28, 2022

This edition includes articles on:

  • Massage Therapy and Mental Health Benefits
  • Don’t Disregard the Coccyx
  • Book Review: Making Sense of Medical Statistics
  • Power to the Patient – Person Centered Care
  • The Need for Specialized Intake Forms for Pregnant Clients
  • Long Covid and Post Exertional Symptom Exacerbation (PESE)
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