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30 May 2020

Do a Kiruna!

So, here’s a blog that comes from a story told to me by a Swedish friend.  Thank you, Inger Jacobson, for inspiring this blog!   As if the Swedes couldn’t get any healthier, this story proves that they outdo us all in making physical activity a priority in life.  I was told about a new trend that started because of a conference in Kiruna.  At the conference one lady told that when her mother goes to sit down, she does 10 repetitions before she actually s... More

23 May 2020

Pressure Massage versus Eccentric Exercise in Achilles Tendinopathy

Here’s an interesting study that I listened to a review about. https://www.themanualtherapist.com/2020/04/investigating-pressure-massage-vs.html The Paper:Stefansson SH, Brandsson S, Langberg H, Arnason A. Using Pressure Massage for Achilles Tendinopathy: A Single-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Novel Treatment Versus an Eccentric Exercise Protocol. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019;7(3):2325967119834284.The paper is free access, so I dug it up to learn more. So, this... More

16 May 2020

Osteoarthritis and hyperalgesia / allodynia

Human healthcare has been talking about hyperalgesia and allodynia for over decade now.  A multitude of studies exist that look testing for increased pain sensitivity and subsequently treatment of pain hypersensitivity.  So, it’s exciting when veterinary medicine studies are able to corroborate the same finding in animals.  To me, this also means that therapies studied and proven in human medicine, may also transfer to the animal patient (i.e. we can use the best available e... More


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