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April 16, 2019

HIIT increases injuries, Rutgers study finds

People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study found.

Targeting emotional aspects of pain could reduce opioid dependency

News from the 2019 American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting

Live now: Patient safety and insurance relations

Safety is understudied in massage therapy. Because of this, there is a huge hole to answer basic but important questions about massage therapy as healthcare. Is it safe? Is it effective? These are two good questions that deserve good answers.

Massage therapists can learn something from other healthcare research that has studied adverse events. A good discussion (based on rigorous and systematic analysis) of existing research in fields that are most likely to inform MT will help. In episode 3 of "On the Table" we welcome Donelda Gowan to discuss patient safety and adverse events, and delve into her own research surrounding this topic. >> Listen now!

RMTs and insurer relations – resource restraints likely to come?

Massage therapists regularly observe positive and lasting results from their applications. Denied provincial health funding for services, practitioners rely heavily on employee health benefit plans to finance care. Given this critical relationship, it’s worth considering what a change in insurance coverage for massage therapy services would mean for practitioners, and whether they can work with insurers to preserve quality of care. » Learn more
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MTAM Annual Conference

May 3-5, 2019
Location: Winnipeg
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