Flying High in the Canadian Rockies (Successful Practice section), Massage Therapy Journal, Summer 2001
Flying High in the Canadian Rockies in the Successful Practice section, featured massage therapist Shannon Galichowski and her busy practice in Cochrane, Alberta. It tracks the pros and cons of running her massage therapy business in a small town rather than the neighboring city of Calgary. Gallichowski has been a massage therapist since 1994, and she started her own business quite unexpectedly. In this article, she describes what works, what doesn’t work, how her physical education background has helped her in many ways from assessing to treating her patients. She discusses how she plans on managing her business in the future.
Support Program for MDs more popular than expected, Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), November 28, 2000, Vol. 163, No. 11
This article is based on Alberta’s Physician and Family Support Program. It supplies a description with statistics, of the problems and stress doctors face in the medical industry. Briefly, it shows how a program like this is needed and used to ward off potential difficulties that MDs, residents and students have to deal with while practicing medicine. When the program was created in 1997, the Alberta Medical Association anticipated that 2% to 2.5% of eligible Alberta physicians and trainees would use it annually; in fact, 5.5% of physicians, medical students, and residents have taken advantage of the free service.
Even Rodeo Cowboys Get Massage, Massage Therapy Journal, Winter 2000
Under the Spectrum of Practice section in the Massage Therapy Journal, this article Even Rodeo Cowboys Get Massage was published. This was a feature covering the rodeo in Ponoka, Alberta, the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association Sport Medicine Team, and their multi-disciplinary approach to the prevention of injuries in Pro Rodeo. After a description of which modalities the Canadian team utilized on the Pro Rodeo circuit, a comparison was made with the U.S. Justin Healer Program for pro rodeo in the U.S. This article had the positive effect of bringing massage therapy into the Justin Healer program for pro rodeo contenders across the U.S.
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Shiatsu, Massage Therapy Journal, Summer 1996
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Shiatsu was written for The Massage Therapy Journal, the first of a series of health and wellness articles. Kensen Saito of the Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo in Toronto discusses the painful condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Covered in this article, are the causes of CTS, its dramatic increase due to prolonged computer use by people of all ages, and how shiatsu can alleviate symptoms of this repetitive strain-like injury. Defined as an injury, CTS is caused when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed at the carpal tunnel. The ligaments and muscles are strained due to repetitive movements in the wrists.