Andrew Nemeth is a BC Registered Massage Therapist who works in Elder Care Facilities doing massage therapy. Over 15 years of experience working in care homes gives him a unique and expert perspective in this style of massage. He has also recently taken the lead position for the Advanced Practice Group - Gerontology and speaks to this unique position
1:56 proper term for advanced practice for working with the aged
3:28 RMTBC'sadvanced practice groups defined
5:18 How has massage therapy grown when working with the elderly, especially as the baby boomers age?
7:18 Are the elderly underserviced by RMT's?
8:09 Building a brand when working with the niche that is geriatric massage
9:09 Lots of opportunity for work with the elderly as either a new or long term therapist
10:08 Numbers working with the elderly as far as number of RMT's go is unknown
10:45 Loving working with the elderly
12:40 Staying interested in your work and how the elderly help you do this!
14:10 How the aged can appreciate your work as a massage therapist
15:05 is the work interdisciplinary?
15:55 Developing rapport with existing medical teams
17:05 Jumpstarting an rmt’s work with the elderly
18:30 How the advanced practice groups are already helping therapists develop particular skills
19:37 Advanced practice group gerontology current lead duties
20:49 The lead as an information filter and educational advocate
21:25 The symposium
22:31 Who should come
23:23 RMTBC symposiums rock
24:14 What Andrew will be doing at the symposium
25:44 Getting in touch with Andrew
26:55 Where will advanced practice gerontology be in 10 years as it relates to massage therapy
28:00 The unique problem of you clients aging and dying when you focus on work with the elderly
30:20 The specialness of the work with the elderly
31:12 End of show comments
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