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Zero tolerance: Breaking the cycle of sexual abuse of patients

The Ontario government is ramping up its crackdown on sexual abuse of patients by health-care providers with the passage of Bill 87, which institutes amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act, “strengthening and reinforcing” a zero tolerance policy on sexual offences by a regulated health professional.

Bill 87 could have negative impact on patient care, health lawyer says

A Toronto lawyer has expressed concern a new Ontario legislation designed to protect patients from sexual abuse in the hands of a health-care professional may result in unintended consequences.

PR nightmare

There's been another arrest of a massage therapist charged with inappropriate or sexual touching. The year 2016 yielded a number of similar media reports regarding Canadian massage therapists. While the number of complaints against registered massage therapists are relatively small, we might be concerned about the quality of media coverage in these events, how they affect public perception, and the process by which the public are filing complaints.

Massage therapy most popular CAM among Canadians: survey

More and more Canadians are using complementary and alternative medicines and therapies – such as massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture and chiropractic care – and they're using them more frequently, finds a new survey by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
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Fighting Fraud

When Lisa Blanden got a phone call from the insurance company about a client who was claiming more than $3,000 worth of massage therapy treatments, she checked her records and was flabbergasted. She knew the client was being dishonest. In normal situations, spotting any evidence of fraud will cause people to report to authorities or offer up information to support suspicions of irregularities. It’s not so simple, however, for members of the regulated health profession who may suspect a client or patient is committing fraud. » Learn more

Massage Therapy Expo 2018

April 21-22, 2018
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Vaughan, ON
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5th International Fascia Research Congress

November 14-15, 2018
Location: Berlin, Germany
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