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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The Famous Medibank Winter of 2013

When Private Health Insurer Medibank Private announced it was changing how it determined a massage therapist was worthy of Provider Status with it, an opportunity was created for the various massage associations to stand together and not allow an insurer to dictate how our industry is run. What happened next? Rebecca Barnett takes us into the quagmire of how Medibank Private won.

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Pleasure Is Not A Dirty Word

Use the words ‘pleasure’ and ‘massage’ in the same sentence and watch the eyebrows go up. Does it have to be this way? Massage Therapist and Psychotherapist Tim Clark introduces us to The Pleasure-Purpose Principle, which he’ll be presenting on at the 2018 AMT National Conference on 13 October 2018.

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10 of the Best of the AMT Blog … so far

Since September 2017, we’ve shared nearly 50 stories on this blog. We’ve hand-picked 10 of our favourites that are worth a re-read. Sadly there was not enough room for a re-telling of the History of the Underpant. Perhaps next time.

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Do You Want To Write For Us?

Massage Therapists! We want to hear from you! We’re inviting massage therapists to write for the AMT blog. Be it a personal story about your massage journey, a review, a discussion on modalities, a critical analysis of a hot topic in massage or something we haven’t even thought of yet, we want to hear from you.

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