Stuff … and nonsense

What does Mormonism have to do with Shakespeare? When is Shakespeare not Shakespeare. And what does Shakespeare have to do with 21st century healthcare? Rebecca Barnett probably doesn’t answer those questions but there’s some cracking good links to follow in this post. And if you haven’t ever seen Titus Andronicus, you totally should fix that.

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What Do You Call a Gathering of Massage Therapists?

Who would have thought that an innocent, genuine question about training costs would lead to a sold out AMT Conference? But what was it really like inside those workshops, plenary sessions and the lunch room? Who was the standout presenter? And who is going to the 2019 AMT Conference?

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The Road Less Travelled

AMT CEO Rebecca Barnett delves into the murky world of identity for massage therapists. How have we come to doubt our value to clients? Where do we go to from here? And how can we take heart from a chance encounter in a lift? All this, plus a spot of Robert Frost.

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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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AMT’s Annual General Meeting 2018 in review

In 2018, the AMT AGM travelled to Adelaide for the first time. Thankfully, what happens at AGM doesn’t stay at AGM. Newly-minted accidental CEO of AMT, Rebecca Barnett shares the excitement, positives and firsts of the 2018 AGM, while admitting her trainspotting past.

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The DIY of massage therapy research

When we think of health and medical research, we tend to conjure an image of a bloke in a white lab coat smearing bacteria onto a petri dish. But there’s loads of practical ways that massage therapists in all their glorious diversity and numbers can collect useful data in clinical practice which may help to nurture and grow our own practice-based research agenda … in fact, you’re probably already collecting useful data, without realising it might form the foundations of something bigger and more researchy.

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