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Climate is changing, culture is changing, the economy is changing, and with it, the massage therapist’s workplace is changing! Varying considerably from the previous era, the current era is tinged with economic and job insecurity, an aging population and rising health-care costs, and increased reliance on government, technology and credit. Home-based or small facility self-employed practitioners are subject to increasing competition by well-financed and sophisticated rehab centres and spas, family medical practices (with in-house physiotherapy assistants) and various low-cost modalities purporting the reduction of stress, strain and pain.
"Health care fraud is perpetrated by a handful of people but costs Canadians between $5 and $15 billion each year. That’s enough money to hire approximately 20,000 new doctors or purchase more than 5,000 MRI machines. In some cases, like the BC woman who died after being given counterfeit prescription drugs, it can cost you your life.” - Canadian Health Care Anti-Fraud Association website
Feb. 4, The Holistic Health Research Foundation is pleased to announce its 2010 open research competition in massage therapy. For 2010, there will be two funding competitions, the first with a March 1, 2010 application deadline and the second with a September 30, 2010 application deadline.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT 2010 research competition by HHRF The Holistic Health Research Foundation is pleased to announce its 2010 open research competition in massage therapy. For 2010, there will be two funding competitions, the first with a March 1, 2010 application deadline and the second with a Sept. 30, 2010 application deadline.
As the cover of our fall issue indicates, massage therapy and the world of golf crossed paths at the 2006 LPGA Canadian Open.
What is a Quality Assurance Program and why is it beneficial for massage therapists? It’s a good question. Why should a massage therapist participate in a program committed to learning? Have they not already been trained in all the skills that are needed to treat their clients?
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