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April 28, 2019  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 11 - Deetria Egeli

In this episode Deetria and I talk getting a masters degree, the research project that was a part of the masters of rehabilitation science at UBC, and doing research in Canuck Place, a pediatric hospice in the lower mainland

Heres the link to the program at UBC

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/graduate-degree-programs/master-of-science-rehabilitation-sciences

Here's the link to Canuck Place

https://www.canuckplace.org/about-us/our-purpose/

 

Music :  Nightowl, by Broke for Free

March 14, 2019  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 10 - Matt Furlot

In this episode Matt and I are speaking to the idea of interdisciplinary practice, what it looks like from a sports team perspective, and how that has influenced his building of the Legacies Health Centres in the lower mainland.  His thoughts on why interdisciplinary practice works and how to implement them in your own practice are sure to be useful to many of the listeners.  And to be sure, it's different than multidisciplinary practice!  Enjoy

Here's the link to Matt's website, the about page www.legacieshealthcentre.ca/about/

Music by Broke For Free - Nightowl

February 24, 2019  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 9 - Cathy Ryan

 Cathy Ryan is a Registered Massage Therapist living in Telqua, British Columbia.  She has worked for decades in the Manual Therapy trade and has translated that knowledge into teaching and writing avidly on Fascial Tissue, Wound healing and scar tissue, and many other subjects.  She recently co-authored a book called "Traumatic Scar Tissue Management: Therapeutic massage principles, practice and protocols"

In this interview we dive into fascia, publishing, and some interesting subjects like intuition!

Music by Broke for Free - Nightowl

 

January 23, 2019  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 8 - Bodhi Haraldsson

In this Episode Bodhi and I talk research.  Bodhi's scientific mind is drawn to research making him a completely different snowflake than myself, so the time spent talking was a massive education for me as to the importance of research, why a massage therapist should pay attention to it, how to engage with research, how to find quality research and much more!

Music by Broke For Free

Nightowl

December 3, 2018  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 7 - Mike Desrochers on Business

In this Episode Mike and I talk business.  As the CEO and founder of PainPro Clinics in Vancouver, Mike brings a unique and incredibly valuable perspective to the talk of business and Registered Massage Therapy.  We talk about professionalism, relationships between clinic owners and therapists, running your own business, scarcity mindset vs abundance, and how to navigate the early days as a RMT professional.  Enjoy

Music by Broke For Free

Nightowl

November 5, 2018  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 6 - Marcy and Mike Reoch

Marcy and Mike Reoch run their own Registered Massage Therapy Clinic in Ladner, BC.  In this episode we talk about the benefits and challenges of being a couple running a business together, how family values influence their business

Music - Night Owl, Broke for Free

August 28, 2018  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 5 - Eric Purves

Pain Scienctists rejoice.  Today I am talking with Eric Purves, a Registered Massage Therapist who resides in Victoria and whose professional passion includes everything pain science related.  We spend 20+ minutes talking about how pain science could relate to and make the profession of Massage Therapy better.  There are some good resources mentioned and some excellent ideas if you're wanting to become a therapist with a language that has good ethic behind it.  Enjoy

 

Music - Night Owl, Broke for Free

July 5, 2018  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 4 - Peter Behr

We have a new shorter format.  3 Questions, 3 Answers in around 15 minutes.  Nice and short and sweet, fun and informative.  In this episode PeterBehr and I explore being a long time Registered Massage Therapist with similiar questions asked of Margaret Behr but with some different insights and perspectives.  Also a delight to talk to Peter and hear some of his insights into being a long time therapist.  Enjoy

Music by Broke For Free - Night Owl

 
 
June 28, 2018  

Massage Theraoy Now Episode 3 - Margaret Behr

We have a new shorter format.  3 Questions, 3 Answers in around 15 minutes.  Nice and short and sweet, fun and informative.  In this episode Margaret Behr and I explore being a long time Registered Massage Therapist and some of the insights she has mined from her years of experience.  NOTE - there is a reasonable amount of distortion between the 4 minute and 10 minute mark.  Stick with it, it clears up and is worth listening to.

 

Music by Broke For Free - Night Owl

April 23, 2018  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 2 - Andrew Nemeth

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

 

0:58  intro

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

 

Music by Broke For Free - Night Owl - Directionless EP