6 Steps in the Evolution of Therapy – by Peter Roach

May 3, 2012

Over the many years I have been a Massage Therapist I have seen new treatment protocols come and go, new types of treatment modalities used and discarded, and standard rehab exercises evolve. And in all honesty, I’m what is known as an early adopter, one that looks at the latest research and findings, new tools, […]

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Form Follows Function? Or does Function Follow Form? by Peter Roach

November 24, 2011

An American architect Louis Sullivan, told us “Form follows Function”. In 1896, he wrote an article The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered. Here Sullivan actually said ‘form ever follows function’, but the simpler (and less emphatic) phrase is the one usually remembered. For Sullivan this was distilled wisdom, an aesthetic credo, the single “rule that […]

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Clinical man (Homo clinicus) – A satire by Clifton K. Meador, MD. – by Peter Roach

November 17, 2011

I read this wonderful article and wanted to share it with you. It is writen by Clifton K. Meador, MD. in the Autumn 2011 Journal of The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. The author (A!A, Vanderbilt University, 1954) is clinical professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, clinical professor of […]

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K Taping for Kids – Patellofemoral Syndrome – by Peter Roach

November 3, 2011

Did you know that using K Tape is also great for kids! Take for example my daughter. Weeks ago she came back from playing a soccer tournament. Four games in 5 hours and lots of running around. The following day she was complaining of knee pain, somewhere around her kneecap. After an examination I believed […]

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The Journey of Massage Therapy – by Peter Roach

October 27, 2011

Definition: a. The act of traveling from one place to another; a trip. b. A distance to be traveled or the time required for a trip Have you ever thought of your massage therapy as a journey? Or for that matter have you ever thought of seeing any of your practitioners as a journey? I […]

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Saving Your Hands – by Peter Roach

October 6, 2011

Often I’m ask by therapists and patients alike how I care for my hands. After almost 28 years of massage, 4 days a week, and 8 hours a day, my hands take a beating. And all too often I see new therapists coming out of school and begin working so hard that after 4-6 months […]

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Kinesiology Taping at the Utopia Academy – by Peter Roach

September 29, 2011

Today I had the great pleasure of presenting an hour presentation to the introduction of Taping for Massage Therapists at the Utopia Academy of Massage Therapy. I felt a great sense of honor to be asked to present by a woman that has truly become a colleague that I look to for guidance, Annette Ruitenbeek, […]

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Welcome NEW Therapist – Dave Campbell

September 17, 2011

I am please to welcome Dave Campbell to our office. Dave Campbell has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1995. A graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, he has worked alongside chiropractors, physiotherapists and fitness trainers and spent several years in one of Vancouver’s top spas. Dave uses neuromuscular therapy, fascial mobilization, and […]

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Summer Time Blues

September 15, 2011

Summer time seems to be all but a fading memory. But I find that it is truly a time to run and play, and enjoy the weather. But as September begins and kids are back at school, I too feel that it’s time to buckle down. During the summer you may have noticed that articles […]

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Position of the CMTBC on Laser Therapy? Your thoughts please.

August 25, 2011

  January 14th, 2008 at 10:00 am I stood before the Board of the BC College of Massage Therapists (BCCMT) with my presentation in hand. I was there to explain and defend our use of Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) under the umbrella of modalities we can use as Massage Therapists. After an hour and […]

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