Although this is representative of the new scope of practice standard, I wrote this for edutainment (education + entertainment) purposes only, and should not be taken seriously by anyone.
You don’t need science, or research to debunk the ortho model. All you need is to know it thoroughly. If you try and apply it using it’s own rules, it soon becomes obvious that it doesn’t even support itself.
Name calling is unprofessional, and it sours the ‘vibe’.
I know there’s a lot of people who tap out of a conversation because the vibe wasn’t good for them. I get it.
Let’s go over a few things, because there’s a few things to unpack here.
Cultural influences, just poor form, and options for what we can do about it.
Traditionally, massage therapists where I come from use a pain scale, but maybe we can do a little better.
Here’s one proposal.
If you like using IASTM, that’s great! Keep doing it! Here’s a little food for thought.
I love sports massage! It totally works, but does it work the way that we thought, and how much does that matter?