From the Lab to the Session Room: Applying Findings from Massage Therapy Research
Massage therapists are increasingly aware of the theoretical importance of research to the profession, but many of us struggle to understand how to apply research findings for our clients and businesses. This lively one-hour chat with Massage Therapy Foundation president Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron and past president Ruth Werner will provide some insights about how you can use research findings to improve client outcomes, build relationships with other health care providers, and even broaden the evidence base for your profession.
Ruth Werner is a retired massage therapist, writer, and educator with a passionate interest in massage research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health issues. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998. She writes for Massage and Bodywork magazine and teaches across the USA. She has served on committees for the Utah Department of Public Licensing, the AMTA, NCBTMB, and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. In 2005 she was selected for the AMTA Teacher of the Year Award.
Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron is a Professor in the Department of Research at the National University of Health Sciences and adjunct faculty in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois. She has taught numerous research-related courses and post-graduate seminars including introduction to research and biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, practice-based research, critical appraisal of the literature, and writing case reports. She has also served as a Principal Investigator on research studies focused on massage therapy and chiropractic care for 20+ years.