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    Hi Sorry for the delay. Your patient has Dupuytren's Contracture. The protocol is in Medical Massage Volume I. Considering intensity more likely you won't be able to completely eliminate it but you should decrease the intensity and prevent him from getting surgery. However he has to do daily maintenance: evening hand bath in hot water with a lot of Epson or table salt and stretch under the water, passive stretching of 3-5 fingers (5 repetitions) in the hyper extension separately and together during the long exhalation (it must be done every two hours while you are working on his hand and 3-4 times per day after that), wear gloves when do any manual labor or playing golf Dr. Ross Turchaninov
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    I love my career path. Through chair massage at the South Seminole Farm and Nursery, we educated the community about medical massage and raised nearly $200 for Christian Help--a local charity known for successfully preventing homelessness! The highlight of the fundraiser was the lady w pain preventing her from standing straight. After massage, she walked upright and announced to a staffer, "I'm 50% better! I get massage regularly, but that was different! Wow; this much relief in 15 minutes!" The staffer explained, "The difference is that therapist has advanced training in medical massage. " The difference between medical massage and therapeutic massage is like comparing a general broadcast that maybe brings relief as opposed to targeted precision similar to laser guidance. Medical massage is clinically tested protocols that target root causes. Being a licensed massage therapist with medical training rocks! When I posted the above description on LMT Facebook groups, it generated a discussion about what is medical massage vs therapeutic massage. A few therapists are inquiring, I directed them to this website. Maybe you'll soon see them in your classes! BTW, the lady experiencing such great results from the chair massage presented with severe, scoliosis. I have recently been learning SOM protocol for scoliosis, so I modified it for the chair working mostly lumbar and added some upper glut tx. Imagine what she will realized once she gets full scoliosis protocol and learns self care! I have been in touch with her since the event. She claimed that the release continued to more than 50%. But, after doing hard labor with landscaping project, she returned to sever pain and says she has no choice but to continue the hard labor for several weeks. What I wonder is whether she is putting herself at risk for going more fully into a state of no return!!! Any ideas on that and how to present that concept to her?
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    Hi Sarah 1. Any itching sensation which appear while you are working on the patient has ONLY one explanation: mild irritation of the nerve which supply skin in the area patient feels the itch. As you remember from the lecture part of seminar the cutaneous branches of the nerves which supply the dermatomes on the back emerge under the skin along the paravertebral lines. While working on the spinous process of the vertebrae you target periosteum which covers it but also the superficial fascia which inserts there as well. If fascia carries even mild tension its additional stress (by your work, for example) will mildly irritate cutaneous branches of the spinal nerves triggering sensation of itch. 2. Metatarsal necrosis can be isolated phenomenon usually due to sustained pressure, trauma, improper shoes, foot deformation etc.It is more common in patients with osteoporosis. It has nothing to do with the lower back Dr. Ross Turchaninov
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    Everything which helps others is welcomed. We are here to enrich each other. Dr. Ross Turchaninov
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    Dear Christian, Thank you for kind words about our publication. I am glad that it widened your professional tool box. That was main intention behind this and other publications. I think that kneading technique and its great variations is also subject of great importance for MTs which is unfortunately under or even mispresented in schools. Dr. Ross Turchaninov
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    Use protocol which we discussed in Tucson plus red articles on headache in JMS and apply therapy to the best of your understanding. Go slowly but don't afraid to try Dr. Ross