Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the new issue of JMS. This is our last issue in 2015 but we start some very important conversations which we will continue in 2016.

Our Person of the Month is Kara Mirarchi, LMT, CMMP. She is an exceptional woman and a very gifted Medical Massage therapist and educator. We hope you will enjoy her professional expertise and experiences.

It is a tradition that at the end of the year our readers choose the Winner of our Case of the Month professional contest. So we need your help to find out whose Case of the Month contribution will collect the largest number of votes. Please don’t be shy and participate in voting.

In our News From the Clinics section we share with you interesting cases we observed in our clinics in Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Antonio.

In the Medical Massage Section we’ve prepared for you three very important articles.

1. The article, Concept Of Biotensegrity. Part 1: The Fallacy Of Biomechanics is written by Jhon Sharkly, an anatomist and educator from Ireland. We consider this article a very important piece since it shines a completely new light on the concept of kynesiology and body mechanics. You will get the current scientific data on this matter.

2. The article, Science of Palpation,” finishes our conversation about patient evaluation we started with the previous articles, “Science of Clinical Interview” and “Science of Visual Observation,” published in earlier issues of JMS. This article is Part I and it covers information on how to learn and optimize palpation skills for examination of soft tissues.

3. The third article, Distortion of Iliopsoas Therapy is a full review of T. Luchau’s article published in Massage&Bodywork Magazine. Considering the importance of the subject we moved this review from our Good Apples/Bad Apples Section and made it an independent piece.

The Case of the Month for this issue of JMS is contributed by Dr. J. Cullers who is a chiropractor and a Medical Massage practitioner from Daytona Beach, Florida. His submission, “Medical Massage vs Silent Killer,” emphasizes the importance of soft tissues’ evaluation.

As always you will learn a lot of helpful information in our Good Apples/Bad Apples section of the journal.

Happy Holidays for all our readers,

 Dr. Ross Turchaninov, Editor in Chief

Category: Letter From The Editor