Canadian massage therapist to teach medical students in England
By Maria Di Danieli
Canadian registered massage therapist (RMT) Paul Lewis will be lecturing to second-year medical students at the University of Warwick Medical School in the U.K. this November.
By Maria Di Danieli
The opportunity, created by the University of Warwick, for a
complementary and alternative (CAM) health-care practitioner to speak to
second-year medical students will be instrumental in bridging the gaps
in communication and interprofessional collaboration that still permeate
the health-care landscape in Europe and North America.
University of Warwick Medical School leverages academic excellence and
research training to support its emphasis on values-based medicine. The
medical school houses the largest graduate-entry medical course in the
U.K. and offers a distinctive and innovative medical program to its
students. The faculty has organized a week in training in the area of
breast cancer, incorporating discussions on presentation, pathology,
treatment and outcomes. Dr. Sarah Stewart-Brown, a professor of Public
Health, has invited Lewis to introduce the second-year students to the
role CAM can play in breast cancer care.
Lewis is also an
approved provider, finding balance between patient treatments and
presenting workshops. He presented at CAMExpo in London and is scheduled
to provide workshops for therapists in various areas in the U.K. such
as the Isle of White, London, Southampton, Newcastle, Glasgow and
Cardiff. He is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of
Ontario (CMTO), National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage
& Bodywork(NCBTMB), American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and
also with The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the
Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC) in Great Britain. He is
an accredited provider and has taught advanced treatment techniques,
using a method called Dynamic Angular Petirissage (DAP), across North
America, Europe and Japan. He has also contributed to a number of
massage therapy publications and has recently completed his preliminary
filming on two new DVDs about joint mobilizations and temporomandibular
Stewart–Brown notes that the teaching
session will include a few CAM therapists, who care for people with any
aspect of breast cancer, to outline what they do, why people come to
them, and how their work relates to breast cancer care. The session
would end with the medical students attending a panel discussion with
all the contributing therapists. This event will give medical students
and CAM therapists an opportunity to interface and to come to better
understand on how their respective professions can work together and
interact with their patients in a clinical scenario.
for the opportunity to lecture at the University of Warwick Medical
School, and eager to meet with the second-year medical students, Lewis
says, “ I believe this wonderful opportunity is another step forward in
helping CAM and conventional medicine move forward together.”
For more information about Paul Lewis, RMT, visit www.paullewis.ca.
For more information about the Warwick University Medical School, visit the school’s website.