Chairperson Message – Meet the AMT Board

AMT Chairperson Michelle McKerron takes advantage of her quarterly message to AMT members to introduce us to the current AMT Board of Directors. Who are they? What do they do? Why did they join the Board? What advice do they have for AMT members? And how much do they get paid? We’ll let them tell you in their own words.

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Does That Feel Tight?

“Does that feel tight to you?” A question most Massage Therapists are confronted with. What is “tight” and is what a client perceives as “tight” related to what a MT feels? Brisbane based Massage Therapist, Sam McCracken examines what a sensation of “tight” might mean.

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Mental Health First Aid: Being a Port in the Storm

Content warning: suicide. The one-on-one environment of the treatment room means that massage therapists often find themselves conducting a counselling session but what happens when the matters being discussed become confronting? Should Mental Health First Aid training be mandatory for MTs? Illawarra based massage therapist, Vanessa Hough, shares her experience and thoughts.

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The Challenge of Ethics

How do massage therapists make decisions about their treatments? Are they relying on the policies, procedures, Code of Practice and the governing laws? Or are they going on their gut instinct? Tim Clark guides us through the world of ethics ahead of his appearance at the 2018 AMT National Conference and make sure you WATCH his introduction to his breakout workshop.

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Massage Research: Are We Asking The Right Questions?

A lot of research has been conducted on the effectiveness of massage but the results aren’t fabulous. Why is this? Myotherapist Jenny Richardson ponders whether we’ve been asking the right questions going into massage research studies as an introduction to her presentation at the AMT National Conference in October 2018.

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CASE STUDY: Injured Stuntperson’s Dramatic Rehab

What happens when an injury leaves you facing the end of your beloved career? In part 2 of his LAST articles, Canadian Registered Massage Therapist, Robert Libbey shares a case study of how he treated his client using LAST, BPS modelling and knowing when to refer. Don’t miss Robert’s workshops in October 2018 in Tweed Heads, Perth and Canberra. Robert will also present at the AMT National Conference on 12, 13 and 14 October 2018.

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Dissecting the Evidence Supporting LAST

What is Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique and how (and why) should Massage Therapists introduce it into their treatments? Canadian Registered Massage Therapist and Educator, Robert Libbey, introduces us to LAST, which he’ll be running workshops on in October 2018 in Tweed Heads, Perth and Canberra. Robert will also present at the AMT National Conference on 12, 13 and 14 October 2018.

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