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  • 1. M. T. Wellness Training Center MRMT ® Program Information Session March 15, 2011
  • 2. Medical Restorative Massage Therapy ®
    • Medical Restorative Massage Therapy (MRMT) is the advanced practice of:
      • Reducing chronic pain and restoring physical function,
      • Through the passive and active application of blended massage therapy techniques,
      • Within the structure of a medical model.
    A New, Emerging Discipline
  • 3. Medical Restorative Massage Therapy ®
    • Requires an in-depth understanding anatomy – more than just for the LMT exam.
    • Advanced knowledge of how the body responds to specific massage therapy techniques.
    • Techniques are applied in a blended fashion.
      • Passive Pain Management Techniques
      • Active Restorative Function Techniques™
    • Reliance on a medical model.
    Foundations of the Discipline
  • 4. Medical Restorative Massage Therapy ®
    • Assess the patient’s condition and identify specific dysfunction(s) continuously during the course of treatment.
    • Develop an individualized Plan of Care .
    • Execute the Plan of Care, including patient self-care regarding behaviors or lifestyle issues that impact current pain and diminished physical function.
    • Maintain records and charts to monitor progress and adjust the Plan of Care as appropriate.
    • Collaborate and communicate with physicians and other medical professionals to function as part of each patient’s healthcare team.
    Five Basic Components:
  • 5.
    • MRMT focuses on when and why to apply a fundamental technique to reduce pain and / or restore physical function.
    • The following techniques are incorporated into the training and practice of MRMT:
      • Structural and Postural Integration Approaches
        • Dr. Kellogg’s The Art of Massage , Swedish Massage
        • Emphasis on active joint movements
      • Neuromuscular Approaches
        • Neuromuscular Techniques, Orthorelease, Trigger Point Therapy
      • Myofascial Approaches
        • Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Deep Tissue Massage
      • Integrated Approaches
        • Sports Massage, Pre-natal Massage, Geriatric Massage
    Medical Restorative Massage Therapy ® Combining approaches for the best patient care
  • 6. Medical Restorative Massage Therapy ® Focus On The Results Before Restorative Maintenance
  • 7. Medical Restorative Massage Therapy ® Differences Traditional Massage MRMT
    • Therapists do their own thing,
    • No or minimal documentation,
    • Often independent contractors,
    • Individual contributor,
    • Focus on a few techniques.
    • Reducing pain, relaxing and pampering the client are common goals.
    • Therapists follow process and structure,
    • Planning and documentation,
    • Employee or practice owner,
    • Member of a team,
    • Master of multiple techniques and blended application,
    • Reducing pain and restoring physical function is the only goal, with an emphasis on restoring function.
  • 8. Medical Restorative Massage Therapy ® Differences Traditional Massage MRMT
    • Pay per massage or commission,
    • Limited or no benefits,
    • Weekend workshops for continuing education,
    • Undefined and uncertain career path.
    • Guaranteed salary income at M. T. Wellness,
    • Benefits,
    • Advanced certification and on-going training,
    • Career path based on achievement and ability advanced career paths options in management or education.
  • 9. M. T. Wellness
    • Started in 1997 as Thuy, a table and a room.
    • First opened the Clinic, and later began training new therapists.
    • M. T. Wellness Clinic:
      • Provides Medical Restorative Massage Therapy ® to clients experiencing chronic pain and / or loss of physical function.
      • Extremely successful – we have too many patients!
    • M. T. Wellness Training Center:
      • Initially offered two programs: one for basic massage and one for advanced training and certification
      • MRMT ® Program combines basic and advanced training for licensed massage therapists and certification in MRMT.
  • 10. M. T. Wellness
    • Clinic revenues have doubled over the last four years.
    • Clinic prices have increased by 45%.
      • Current rate for a one hour MRMT appointment is $80-$120.
    • Majority of all visits are self-paid.
    • We are an approved provider for OSU Health Plan.
    • We actively work with over 100 physicians in central Ohio.
      • Physician referrals are an important source of new patients.
    • Our patient waiting list is long and growing.
    • Our #1 problem is lack of trained therapists!
    Business Overview
  • 11. MRMT ® Program Overview
  • 12. MRMT ® Program
    • The MRMT Program is the first important step on the path to a rewarding health care career in Medical Restorative Massage Therapy.
    • Our program will help you prepare for:
      • State Medical Board exam for massage therapists (LMT)
      • Advanced certification in MRMT (CMRMT)
    The First Step…
  • 13. MRMT ® Program The Path * Placement is not guaranteed. Placement is dependent on student performance and the preferences of the employer and the student.
  • 14. MRMT ® Program
    • 1,092 clock hours of instruction in:
      • Anatomy, physiology, pathology,
      • Basic Kellogg procedures,
      • Passive Pain Management Techniques,
      • Active Restorative Function Techniques™,
      • Medical courses, including documentation, communication and overview of health care systems, and
      • Professional development courses, including business organization, ethics, leadership.
  • 15. MRMT ® Program
    • Level 1 Student Clinic
      • Practice passive pain management techniques in a clinical setting.
      • Learn how to interact with patients.
      • Assessment, documentation and evaluation.
      • We use real patients, not your classmates.
    • Level 2 Student Clinic
      • Practice Active Restorative Function Techniques™.
      • Train for daily life as a CMRMT.
      • Work on complex issues with real chronic pain patients.
    Hands-on learning
  • 16. MRMT ® Program
    • 18 months, beginning May 2011, ending October 2012
      • 6 terms, each 12 weeks long
      • 7-12 days of break between terms
      • Eligible for December 2012 exam
    • Tuesday and Thursday from 8am-5pm
      • Allows for students to work part-time while in school.
      • Student clinics will be scheduled according to availability.
  • 17. MRMT ® Program
    • Tuition: $2,912 per term, or $971 per month
    • Application fee: $100
    • Other costs
      • School uniform shirts
      • Textbooks (about $350 for the entire program, not per term)
      • State Medical Board-required fees
    • Materials such as sheets, tables and other massage supplies will be provided by M. T. Wellness.
  • 18. MRMT ® Program
    • Most comprehensive massage education in Central Ohio.
    • The only program to combine basic massage courses and advanced certification.
    • We focus on what you need to know, not just the exam.
    • 100% pass rate for the LMT exam.
    • Specialization to give you a competitive edge.
    • Small class sizes for better learning.
    • Experience with patients in student clinics.
    • Faculty members are practicing therapists, giving you the latest and best information.
    • Our team environment supports your learning and development.
    • Opportunity for stable, secure and rewarding (both financially and personally) careers.
  • 19. M. T. Wellness Summary
    • We love what we do,
    • Our patients love what we do, and
    • We’re looking for teammates who share the same passion.
    • Lets work for a win/win – new careers for you, top-quality therapists for the MRMT ® discipline!
  • 20. Contact us with questions or to schedule a meeting with the Director of Training. M. T. Wellness Training Center 1151 Bethel Road, Suite 303 Columbus, OH 43220 Phone: 614-273-1445 [email_address]