Anatomica 101

What is Athletic Therapy?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Anatomica 101, Functional Fitness, Scripta | 0 comments

We are pleased to welcome Kristin Hodgen to our roster of therapists. Kristen is a Registered Massage Therapist, a Registered Kinesiologist, and a Certified Athletic Therapist. This means that she will be as useful to you whether you’ve had hard day at the office or if you’re recovering from a sports-related (or non sports-related!) injury.

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Importance of Assessment in Massage Therapy (Massage Therapy Awareness Week)

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Anatomica 101, Scripta | 0 comments

Importance of Assessment in Massage Therapy (Massage Therapy Awareness Week)

At Anatomica, every treatment includes an assessment – no matter if it’s your first or your fifteenth visit. The reason for this is to help your RMT best understand your condition, and any changes to your condition, in order to provide the most effective treatment. Assessment may include looking at your symptoms (possibly including pain or illness), and test for range of motion , manual resistance and other special testing.

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Massage for Insomnia (Massage Therapy Awareness Week)

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Anatomica 101, Holistic Wellness, Scripta | 0 comments

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Celebrate Massage Therapy Awareness Week – Painfree Household Chores

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Anatomica 101, Scripta | 0 comments

It’s Massage Therapy Awareness Week! From the RMTAO website:

“Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented health care option that can provide relief from the musculoskeletal pain and discomfort that can come from every day activities, such as sitting too much, pushing too hard at your favourite sport, or carrying around a heavy bag. Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and massage therapy should only be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). All Ontarians can visit an RMT of their choice, without prescription or referral.”

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Open Letter to the CMTO Council President

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Anatomica 101, Community, Scripta | 0 comments

Dear Ms. Tucker,

I am writing to you today to respectfully ask that The Council revisit the recent changes made to the Standards of Practice that now require RMTs to obtain written consent for the treatment of sensitive areas. It is my fear that these new requirements may have the unintended effect of preventing victims of abuse from filing charges and receiving the support they need, if the assault occurs during a treatment for which written consent was given. Knowing that their abuser holds physical evidence that they themselves consented to (any part) of the attack would be a very real deterrent to come forward following a sexual assault.

As an RMT who has been practicing for 10 years……

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Revised Informed Consent Standards from CMTO

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Anatomica 101, Scripta | 1 comment

If you have visited a massage therapist in the last week, you will have had to sign a new written consent form if your treatment included the gluteals, inner thigh, or chest wall/breast tissues, due to a recent change to the Standards of Practice for Massage Therapists, as published by their regulatory body, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).  This new Standard was put in effect on September 22nd, 2017, and is required of all Registered Massage Therapists who practice in Ontario. The revision of this Standard comes as a reaction to Bill 87, introduced in Ontario as the Protection of Patients Act, which, among other things, calls for stricter protection of the personal information, well-being, human rights, and safety of patients receiving care by Registered Health Professionals.

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