Evidence Informed Manual Therapy

“Science literacy will inoculate you against the charlatans who would exploit your ignorance.” ~ Neil DeGrasse Tyson

And now for something completely different:

💩 Massage Therapists Say

A compilation of more than 50 examples of the bizarre nonsense spoken by massage therapists with delusions of medical knowledge

Toxins are a favorite subject of many massage therapists, of course.

Febreze . . . is one of the worst neurotoxins out there.

Wow, worse than botulism or rattlesnake venom? I don’t usually mix politics and massage therapy, but maybe the military should know about this. Then again, it might violate international agreements about chemical weapons.

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Pain Science

Pain is weird, and complicated.

For best outcomes, it is important to realize possible relationships between what is “wrong” and our symptoms.

Dive a little deeper in the resources below:

TEDxAdelaide - Lorimer Moseley - Why Things Hurt

Smart/funny talk by one of the leaders in this field of thought.  Do watch!

Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes, and what to do about it!

The Science of Pain

B/P/S Model

Lecture 2.2: Introduction to the Biopsychosocial Model

14m57s  lecture from Oklahoma State University by Thad Leffingwell, PhD.

A great introduction to the model from Pacific Psych & Comprehensive Health Clinics, 5m28s.

Biopsychosocial overview

How important is the Biopsychosocial model in treating pain?

April Gamble, from the Centre for Victims of Torture in Iraq, emphasises the benefits at #WCPT2017 in Cape Town. Read the full story:…

Understanding Pain

Mixing and Churning: Revisiting the Three Ingredients of Biopsychosocial Model of Pain

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"Nothing could be more humanistic than using evidence to find the best possible approaches to care."

Why and when is “pain science” and pain research important?

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