Globally, Low Back Pain (LBP) is one of the main reasons why many people take sick leave from work or can’t get out and exercise. In fact, LBP is believed to affect the lives of one in seven to one in four Australians at any time.
Massagetablesnow.com has surveyed nearly 1,200 licensed massage therapists to learn about their career satisfaction. Numerous research studies have examined massage from a clinical perspective; however, few have analyzed the viewpoint of massage therapists.
College education continues to provide a clear gateway to employment as about 86 per cent of Ontario's most recently surveyed college graduates found employment within six months of graduation, new statistics show.
You can be a new graduate of a massage therapy program, or a seasoned veteran in the industry – but unfortunately, inappropriate behaviour from clients can be an inevitable reality for massage therapists. Crude remarks, inappropriate touching, or sexually explicit jokes are only a few examples of what can happen in a treatment room between a therapist and their patient.
Cupping therapy has been used in massage for decades. It is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that was used for many diseases or skin conditions, and is now known for its use in western massage therapy or physiotherapy.
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is redesigning the Quality Assurance Program (QAP).
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CTMO) has released practice guidelines for Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario.
CALGARY—A University of Calgary researcher says new concussion guidelines in the United States could change care for all children with mild traumatic brain injuries.
The media is steadily drawing increased attention to the misconduct of health professionals. In a March 25th article in the Toronto Star, journalist Theresa Boyle reflects on a complaint against a particular physician, saying: “It’s cases like this that have placed Ontario’s oversight system for health professionals under the microscope.
Despite decades of calls for provincial regulation from within the industry, massage therapy in Quebec remains largely a patchwork of minimum requirements and codes of conduct and the profession is entirely self-regulating.
The CMTO would like to notify the industry of recent amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. On May 1st, 2018, changes made by the provincial government came into effect. For Ontario's Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs), most changes are not new, they were contained in the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)'s by-laws and Standards of Practice for Maintaining Professional Boundaries and Preventing Sexual Abuse. The changes relate to the passage of the Protecting Patients Act, 2017, and apply to all regulated health professions in Ontario. The new changes relate to:
When a sexual abuse complaint against Ontario massage therapist Fernando Vigon-Campuzano in 2016 led him to surrender his RMT licence, it opened up a can of worms that went back as far as 2014. He has since faced three counts of sexual assault charges, as two more patients came forward.
When I was 16 or 17, I attended an outdoor leadership camp on Bark Lake near Madawaska, Ontario. Each night we chose electives to participate in, with the options ranging from tie-dye t-shirt making to amateur astronomy, to a shiatsu workshop.
We posted – you clicked. Below you'll find what Canadian Massage Therapists were reading in 2018.
Have you ever had a conversation with your staff about why they turn up to work? If so, you’ve probably noticed that employees bring different motivations to work each day. Some are just going through the motions and are completely indifferent about their work.
Former Paralympic gold medalist Mark Bentz now runs a massage therapy practice in downtown Vancouver. He says the key to a successful clinic and a fulfilled life is simplicity.
When Ed Cunningham resigned his lucrative post as a college football analyst for ESPN last August, he made clear the reason for his departure: he no longer wished to be at the forefront of a sport that endangers its players.
In 2006, Cheryl Mazak, RMT, was at a low point. Ten years into her profession, she was worn out from the hectic pace and frustrated by the relatively meager pay she was making at a clinic in Ottawa. Her right wrist was in constant pain. And she no longer felt fulfilled by her career.
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Calgary Wellness Expo
March 8-9, 2019
Canadian Pain Society 40th Annual Scientific Meeting
April 2-5, 2019
RMTBC Annual Symposium
April 12-13, 2019
MTAM Annual Conference
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