Climbing the Research Pyramid
There are many aspects to massage research. It's surprisingly easy for you as a massage therapist to get involved in building the base of the research pyramid. Join our dynamic presenter Ruth Werner as she takes you on a climb up the research pyramid that represents massage therapy research, from the anecdotes and case reports that form our base, to the systematic reviews at our peak.
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.