As a Rusty Hinge – Arthritis

June 2, 2011

The older I get the older my patients get. Funny how that works. But as I continue in this profession, I find more and more patients suffering from Arthritis. Arthritis, that dreaded word that seems to make people stop dead in their tracks. They hear the doctor say, “oh well, you’ve got arthritis” and the […]

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Un-Marketing in Health Care

May 26, 2011

Is there more that goes on behind your Massage, the treatment you get from your Health Care Provider? What keeps you coming back to see that practitioner? Or what makes you leave? Is it their treatment, their personality, their expertise in the field, the number of years they’ve been in the profession? Or is the […]

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How Does Your Garden Grow … and Your Body Feel?

May 5, 2011

The Stongs plant sale signals the weekend I must have my garden ready. With family in tow, we went and picked out several plants and spent the weekend transforming the winter garden into a Spring madness of hoses, potted plants, weeding, trimming, hedging and lawn cutting. But after an entire weekend of working in the […]

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Coaching for Personal Growth

April 28, 2011

This week a guest has asked to post an article. His name is Staffan Rydin, a friend and patient of mine. You may recall in March 2010 another dear high school friend of mine also posted an article, Andermatt Consulting: Personal Development Sessions. Ruth Andermat has her unique and masterful way with life coaching, and […]

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Ministry of Silly Walks for Re-Training?

April 21, 2011

Walking with Lucy, my Airedale, through Pacific Spirit Park the other day I came to one of our regular paths that had been blocked off by the Parks Board. It was quite obvious that this had happened some time ago within the last year. I could tell this as the path, now behind bars, had […]

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Boomers & Sunscreen on my head

April 7, 2011

There is nothing that makes me feel older than having to squirt SPF 50 on the top of my nut, where I’m sure there is hair, but seems to get burnt if I don’t. What’s with that! I never had to before! While on my recent spring vacation with my family, a read a book […]

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Pain changes how pain works, Part 2: what it means for patients and professionals (by Paul Ingraham)

March 31, 2011

Today’s post comes a colleague of mine, Mr. Paul Ingraham. Paul is a health science journalist and former Registered Massage Therapist. From 2000-2009, Paul had a busy massage therapy practice in Vancouver, and published SaveYourself.ca in his “spare” time. Eventually SaveYourself.ca took over, and it is now his full-time business. Thank you Paul for allowing […]

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Pain changes how pain works: what we know about central sensitization so far (by Paul Ingraham)

March 17, 2011

Today’s post comes a colleague of mine, Mr. Paul Ingraham. Paul is a health science journalist and former Registered Massage Therapist. From 2000-2009, Paul had a busy massage therapy practice in Vancouver, and published SaveYourself.ca in his “spare” time. Eventually SaveYourself.ca took over, and it is now his full-time business. Thank you Paul for allowing […]

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Is That Scar Tissue?

March 3, 2011

Many patients have asked me as I treat them, “is that scar tissue” or “My Doctor says I have scar tissue” but do you really know what scar tissue is, what it looks like or how it forms. We all know what the scab on your arm looks like after you cut yourself, but is […]

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27 Must Reads of a Massage Therapist

February 17, 2011

Over the past week I’ve had two patients ask me what I read. Medical books, journals, novels, what? And as I went through my list I found it fascinating to find what you can learn about a person from what they read. So for something completely different this week I’m posting my current reading list, […]

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