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  3. Cortical visual impairment

    Dear Samsudeen I think you should wait since some children indeed exhibit delay in maturation of eye, visual pathways or visual cortex. Fact that he was able to fix eye side on the light source and follow it is very encouraging. In regard to MT. There is no special MM technique or modality which may assist in this case. However if indeed the delay in maturation is to blame you may speed it up with regular intense full body massage. In such case you stimulate sensory receptors in baby's soft tissues, form powerful sensory input to the cortex and it helps the brain maturation greatly. Since you talked with the Oleg who is author of JMS's articles on Pediatric Massage you saw video of massage application. You have to start slowly with warmed oil and do it daily while gradually increase speed of the strokes while decrease amount of oil used. Be sure to not to use vertical pressure in the soft tissues. the intensity comes from the speed rather than pressure. This is only MT application in your son's case. Other scenarios must be examined pediatricians and neurologists later in his life. Good luck! I hope everything will be fine Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  4. Cortical visual impairment

    Dear sir, My 5 month old baby was born by full term, normal, institutional deliverey without any complications,but now we found that he is having certain severe complications.The child is responding to light by fixing and following but not looking any objects or even mothers face till date.As per eye examinations by ophthalmologists every development in eye is normal .As per Brain MRI and video EEG no significant abnormalities were observed.Neurologists and ophthalmologists including neuro ophthalmologists told me to wait for either delayed visual maturation or it may be Cortical visual impairment. I'm in deep anxiety ,kindly please suggest me the possibilities of prognosis with massage therapy for even CVI to restore or regain complete vision.Your suggestions are urgently solicited. Thanks & regards, S.Samsudeen, India
  5. CRPS

    Ross and Galina in this case I recommended to use a cool therapy around the tendon cover with a thin towel ( no directly to the tendons ) just the soft tissues in the plantar area or in the upper part of the gastrocnemius ( no in the Avilés tendon ) to reduce the pain and do LDM around the area of the tendon. I used in the past this to get some kind of analgesia effect in combination with a Gel with Diclofenaco ( Voltaren Gel) and then when the swollen subsid I do more ease the LDM in the unkle Protocol from the video library ,. with good results ,. I did a Ice bag with a light pressure for 15 minutes in and intermiten way and I recommended do the same to the patient every two hours the rest of the day and the swollen go away 50% and after to days I give the LDM and the unkle Protocol ,. Make sense for you ? Any comments?
  6. Medical massage in hospital setting

    Great news , I just start review the comments in this section of the web page, I thing this will make the road flat for all the ones we are living using the science of massage and have strong arguments to spread the Science of Massage in our communities. Dr. Ross I await for more news about this matter. Juan Luis Ordaz Sabag DVM, LMT
  7. Medical massage in hospital setting

    In September we will train entire PT department of Barrow Neurological Institute which is world leading scientific and treatment facility. They consider to open MT depratement under control of PTs. I will let you know. if that happened it will make lives of other therapists easier Dr. Ross Turchaninov
  8. Medical massage in hospital setting

    I have a question for group members. Is anyone currently performing medical massage in a hospital setting? I will be on a discussion panel for student day at the Illinois AMTA conference in April to discuss medical massage as a career. I would be interested to hear anyone's story on how they got involved with the hospital. I'm sure this question will come up. My own personal experience has always led to a dead end with regards to getting any response from trying to establish contacts with the local hospitals. I would appreciate any knowledge you had to share. Thanks, Mike Devo
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