Meet YOUR Massage Therapy Foundation 2009Ontario Massage Trade Conference
Our Mission • To advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.
Guiding PrinciplesThe Foundation commits to: • Upholding the principles of philanthropy. • Contributing to the understanding and appreciation of massage therapy. • Increasing the Foundation’s influence, credibility, and visibility in health and wellness. • Sustaining the Foundation’s organizational effectiveness. • Fostering the spirit of collaboration.
Goals 1. Advance research on therapeutic massage and bodywork2. Foster massage therapy initiatives that serve populations in need 3. Promote research literacy and capacity in the profession4. Support the evidence-informed practice of therapeutic massage and bodywork based upon available research, client factors, and practitioner experience and judgment5. Fortify the Foundation’s financial resources and organizational effectiveness
Granting History • Since 1993… • $603,496.99 has been awarded internationallyin grant money for well-designed scientific research that reflects the way massage therapy and bodywork are practiced, research that contributes to the profession’s growing body of knowledge and well-informed touch. • $301,735.55 has been awarded internationally in grant money to community-based grassroots and established organizations to assist in making a difference and bringing massage therapy services to people in need.
Fundraisinga 2008 Snapshot $2,600 of our 2008 fundraising came from CANADIAN individuals or organizations. Thank you.
AMTA Support in 2009 $121,321 cash grant $374, 479 in-kind support
How We Spend Funds That We Raise… A minimum of 75% of total fundraised funds goes towards granting A maximum of 20% goes to administration A minimum of 5% goes to the endowment
RESEARCH… A massage therapist performs chair massage on an adolescent girl. From the 2008 funded “Win Win Hands On: Incorporating Massage into an Adolescent Program to Reduce Risk of Diabetes”.
RESEARCHCanadian Participation • Since 1993, FIVE research grantees have been from Canada, including most recently Marja • Verhoef, from the University of Calgary in 2008: • “Descriptive Combined-Methods Study of Alberta's CAM Manual Therapists”
2009 Research Grantee JoEllen M. Sefton Auburn University Auburn, Alabama “Effect of Massage Therapy on Postural Control in Older Persons” $29,972
2009 Research Grantee “Effect of Massage Therapy on Postural Control in Older Persons” In persons older than 65 years of age, falls are the primary cause of accidental death, decreased mobility and independence, and increased morbidity. This study will assess 40 healthy volunteers in the 55-75 age group who will be randomized into a non-massage control and a massage treatment group. Follow-up assessments will be completed for three weeks after the treatments cease so it can be determined how long any changes are maintained. If massage therapy proves to improve balance and postural control it could be utilized as a safe and non-pharmacological preventative treatment for falls in older populations.
2009 Research Grantee Jerrilyn Cambron, LMT, DC, PhD National University of Health Sciences Lombard, Illinois “Feasibility Study of a Massage Therapy Research Network (MassageNet)” $30,000
2009 Research Grantee Feasibility Study of a Massage Therapy Research Network (MassageNet) The purpose of this project is to initiate an innovative multisite, multistate practice-based Massage Therapy Research Network (MassageNet) that will ultimately expand the body of knowledge in the massage profession and establish mechanisms to ensure that new knowledge is integrated into massage practice. The first phase of the project will include development of the infrastructure of the MassageNet. The second phase will include: (1) a therapist survey assessing personal demographics, massage education, technology utilization and attitudes, and research interests; (2) a client survey assessing personal demographics, reason for receiving massage care, previous experience with massage care, effects of care, and satisfaction with treatment. The MassageNet infrastructure will lead to numerous practice-based projects as well as enhanced communication between massage therapists and researchers.
COMMUNITY SERVICE A mother massages her infant. From the 2008 funded project “Increasing Mother-Infant Interaction, Decreasing Depression: Teaching Infant Massage to Mothers with Symptoms of Postpartum Depression” that took place at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago.
2009 Community Service Grantee Susan Ann Raszewski Immune Enhancement Project Abilene, Texas “Massage Does a Body Good” $4,998.55 Sponsored in part by a grant to the Foundation from Biotone
2009 Community Service Grantee • Massage Does a Body Good • The professionals implementing this initiative will take massage to rural Texas by holding 10 massage therapy events over a one-year period. • Targeted clients will be adults aged 60 and older, with priority given to those who have disabilities or are living in rural areas with limited access to services. • Also included will be family caregivers of any age who are caring for adults over age 60, as well as individuals aged 55 and above who are the relatives and family caregivers of children aged 18 or younger. • The goal of this outreach project is to help educate an estimated 50 to 100 people about the wellness benefits of massage therapy.
2009 Community Service Grantee April Grant Congreso de Latinos Unidos Philadelphia, Pennsylvania “Healing Hands for HIV/AIDS” $5,000 Sponsored in part by a grant to the Foundation from Biotone
2009 Community Service Grantee Healing Hands for HIV/AIDS This project—coordinated by the congress’s Esfuerzo program—will bring massage therapy and its immune-boosting elements to those living with HIV/AIDS. As of April 2009, Esfuerzo was serving 171 clients (primarily Puerto Rican) with an annual goal of 300 clients by 2010. This community has the lowest median income of any ethnic group in the city and is deeply affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thanks to this grant, a massage therapist will provide onsite chair or table massage every Thursday for four hours beginning September 2009 and continuing for a year. Project leaders anticipate that the program will benefit 50 to 100 clients during the grant period.
2009 Community Service Grantee Shane Convery Project PAEAN/Breathing Project San Francisco, California “Helping Hands Community Massage” $5,000
2009 Community Service Grantee Helping Hands Community Massage The Immune Enhancement Project (IEP) will provide massage therapy to underserved people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic, potentially life threatening diseases. Over a one-year period, practitioners will provide regular monthly massages for at-risk, low income clients who live with disabling and chronic illness, particularly HIV/AIDS, cancer, and mental illness. An estimated 336 massage sessions will be provided, free of charge, in at least four local health clinics. The corresponding evaluation process will consist of self-reporting, comparison of pre- and post-program baselines and practitioner assessment.
2009 Community Service Grantee Jennifer Greene Kaleida Health/Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo Buffalo, New York "Bonding with Baby Program” $4,992 Sponsored in part by a grant to the Foundation from Biotone
2009 Community Service Grantee Bonding with Baby Program The Bonding with Baby program gives parents safe space to focus on themselves and their baby while learning infant massage techniques. Greene will provide outreach services to target all new mothers who delivered babies at WCHOB as well as fathers and caregivers with enhanced outreach to encourage participation of moms from high risk environments. An estimated 60 parents and their infants will attend four weekly 1.5-hour classes the first month of the program and follow-up refresher classes three months later and six months later. Parents will also learn the warning signs for postpartum depression and reap the benefits of infant massage as a powerful element in human bonding.
EDUCATION Three winners from the 2009 Student Case Report Contest were from Cortiva Seattle. From left to right: Amy Hanson, Monica Hocklander, John Sherwin, and Michael Hamm (Faculty Advisor) Photo courtesy of Jim Bennett.
Student Case Report Contest • Launched in 2005 • Supports the Foundation’s belief that education about research will build a deeper appreciation of massage therapy. • Promotes research literacy in massage therapy schools by integrating research into schools' existing programs. With the support and cooperation of schools, students learn to write a research case report and simultaneously begin to incorporate research into their practice habits. • Prizes include: • Cash for first, second and third place winners • Publication opportunities • Opportunity to present at AMTA National Convention • Opportunity to present at Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM Research conferenceAnnual Deadline: March 1st
Student Case Report ContestCanadian Participation Did you know? In 2008, THREE Student Case Report Winners came from the Kine Concept Institute in Ottawa, including the Gold Award winner. In 2007, the Gold Award winner came from Kine Concept in Ottawa, and an honorable mention came from Fleming College in Ontario as well as another from Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in New Brunswick.
2009Student Case Report Contest • Gold Winner • Amy Axt Hanson • Cortiva Institute, Seattle School of Massage • Therapy • “Improving Mobility in a Client with • Hypochondroplasia (Dwarfism): • A Case Report”
2009Student Case Report Contest • Silver Winner • John Sherwin • Cortiva Institute, Seattle School of Massage of Massage Therapy • “Impact of Massage Therapy on • Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis”
2009Student Case Report Contest • Honorable Mention • Christin Gray • Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada • “Management of Lower Body Pain in • a Client with a Chronic Lumbar Disk • Herniation”
2009Student Case Report Contest • Honorable Mention • Monica Hocklander • Cortiva Institute, Seattle School of Massage Therapy • “Intuitive Listening and Body Reading: • Are They Viable Tools in Massage and • Bodywork?”
2009Student Case Report Contest • Honorable Mention • Brian D. F. Richmond, MPHPotomac Massage Therapy Institute • “Massage Effectiveness for Client with • Post-Polio Syndrome”
2009Student Case Report Contest • In addition to their cash prizes, the first and second place winners will have their reports published in Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies or the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Research, Education and Practice. • The first place winner will present a report at the Foundation-sponsored Research and the Profession, next weekend during the AMTA National Convention.
Practitioner Case Report Contest • Launched in 2007 • Encourages the writing of case reports to provide an opportunity for massage therapists and bodyworkers to develop research skills and enhance their ability to provide evidence-based massage to the public. • Prizes include: • Cash for first, second and third place winners • Publication opportunities • Opportunity to present at AMTA National Convention • Opportunity to present at Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM Research conference • Annual Deadline – October 1st (October 8th for 2009)
Practitioner Case Report ContestCanadian Participation • In 2008, the first Canadian Practitioner Case Report winner was: • Glenda KellerPicton, OntarioThe Effects of Massage Therapy in Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
2008Practitioner Case Report Contest • Gold Winner • Erika LarsonLilburn, Georgia • “Massage Therapy Effects in a • Long-Time Prosthetic User • with Fibular Hemimelia”
2008Practitioner Case Report Contest Silver Winner Glenda Keller, RMT, BPHE Picton, Ontario, Canada “The Effects of Massage Therapy in Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis”
2008Practitioner Case Report Contest Honorable Mentions Robin B. Anderson, LMT, NCTMB, CPT-ACEAbingdon, Maryland “Reduction and Stabilization in Parkinson-Related Peripheral Edema with Therapeutic Massage” Sherry A. Robinson-JacksonShreveport, Louisiana “The Use of Massage Therapy for Long-Term Glycemic Control in a Type 2 Diabetic Client”
2008Practitioner Case Report Contest In addition to their cash prizes, the first and second place winners will have their reports published in Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies or the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Research, Education and Practice. The first place winner will present a report at the Foundation-sponsored Research and the Profession, next weekend during the AMTA National Convention
2009Practitioner Case Report Contest • Submission Deadline: • October 8, 2009
IJTMB • Happy Birthday, IJTMB! Executive EditorGlenn M. Hymel, EdD, LMT Editor-in-ChiefThomas W. Findley, MD, PhD Research Section EditorChristopher A. Moyer, PhD Education Section EditorPaul Finch, PhD, MSc,D.Pod.M Practice Section EditorKaren T. Boulanger, NCBTMB, PhD (cand) www.ijtmb.org
Teaching Research Literacy: An In-Service Event For Teachers In 2009, the Foundation launched Teaching Research Literacy, a continuing education opportunity for massage therapy educators and schools. Through this program, the Foundation sends a presenter to a participating school to work with faculty members to provide them with skills and ideas for incorporating the basic principles of research literacy into their existing core curriculum. This eight-hour in-service workshop also qualifies for continuing education credits.
Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM ResearchMay 13-15, 2010Seattle, WARed Lion Hotel • The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to • present the second Highlighting Massage Therapy • in CIM Research conference. This three-day • conference will bring together massage and • manual therapy practitioners, educators, CIM • researchers, allied health professionals, and others • interested in massage research. Current research related • to massage and manual therapies will be presented, • with a special focus on translational research and • public health. • Online registration opens October 30, 2009.
Keynote Presenters:Josephine Briggs, MD - Areas of Promise in Research of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)Dan Cherkin, PhD - Is Massage Effective for Back and Neck Pain?---Translating the Research Into Your PracticeJulie Ann Day, PT - First the Hypothesis: How a Biomechanical Model can influence Fascial Anatomy ResearchChristine Goertz, DC, PhD - Translational Research and Manual Therapies - How Do We Get There from Here?Helene M. Langevin, MD - Connective tissue physiology and its relevance to manual therapiesWhitney Lowe, LMT - Knowledge Translation: Key Skills for Highly Successful Clinicians
Panel Presentations: • “Manual Therapy and the Public Health,” moderated by Bill Meeker, DC, PhD • “Translating Research into Practice and Practice into Research,” moderated by Glenn Hymel, EdD, LMT and Leon Chaitow, ND DO • Experiential Workshop Presenters: • Julie Ann Day, PT, The Assessment of Upper Limb Dysfunctions: indications for superficial or deep fascia work • Whitney Lowe, LMT – Creative Applications of Research in the Clinical Massage Environment • Leon Chaitow, ND, DO - Four Functional Assessment Methods: Their research origins and clinical usefulness • KinesioTape - Speaker and Title TBD
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