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  1. 1. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ®
  2. 2. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ®
  3. 3. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® Massage Therapy Foundation Thank You! Massage Therapy Foundation and President Diana L. Thompson
  4. 4. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® Foundation Mission Advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.
  5. 5. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® Foundation Guiding Principles  The 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
  6. 6. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® Foundation Goals  Advance research on therapeutic massage and bodywork  Foster massage therapy initiatives that serve populations in need  Promote research literacy and capacity in the profession  Support the evidence-informed practice of therapeutic massage and bodywork based upon available research, client factors, and practitioner experience and judgment  Fortify the Foundation’s financial resources and organizational effectiveness
  7. 7. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® Advance Research on Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Fund rigorous research studies on massage therapy  Support CAM / IM research conferences - Fascia Research Congress 2007, 2009 - NARCCIM 2006, 2009  Attend and present at CAM / IM conferences - In-CAM (Canadian equivalent of NCCAM) - IOM Summit on Public Health - SIO (Society of Integrative Oncology) - PKP (Public Knowledge Project)
  8. 8. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® 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”. 2009 Research Grant Recipients
  9. 9. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® 2009 Research Grant Recipients  Feasibility Study of a Massage Therapy Research Network (MassageNet), Jerrilyn Cambron, LMT, DC, PhD, National University of health Sciences, Lombard IL, $30,000  Effect of Massage on Postural Control in Older Persons, JoEllen Sefton, PhD, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, $29,972
  10. 10. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® Foster Massage Therapy Initiatives that Serve Populations in Need  Fund community service efforts  Support massage therapists to create local community service programs
  11. 11. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® 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 Grants
  12. 12. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® 2009 Community Service Grants  “Helping Hands Community Massage”, Immune Enhancement Project, Shane Convey, $5000  “Healing Hands for HIV/AIDS”, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, April Grant, $5000 Sponsored in part by a grant from Biotone ®
  13. 13. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® 2009 Community Service Grants  “Bonding with Baby Program”, Kaleida Health/Women’ and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Jennifer Greene, $4992 Sponsored in part by a grant from Biotone ®  “Massage Does a Body Good”, West Central Texas Council of Government, Susan Raszweski, $4998.55 Sponsored in part by a grant from Biotone ®
  14. 14. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® Promote Research Literacy and Capacity in the Profession  Publish International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Research, Education, and Practice ijtmb.org (free!)  Host Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM Research conference in Seattle, May 13-15, 2010 (registration opens in October)  Fund Research Syntheses (sports, stress)
  15. 15. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® 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. 2009 Student Case Report Contest Winners
  16. 16. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ®  Gold: Amy Axt Hanson, Cortiva Institute-Seattle, WA, “Improving Mobility in a Client with Hypochondroplasia (Dwarfism)”  Silver: John Sherwin, Cortiva Institute-Seattle, WA, “Impact of Massage Therapy on Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis” 2009 Student Case Report Contest Winners
  17. 17. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ®  Honorable Mention: Christin Gray, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada, “Management of Lower Body Pain in a Client with a Chronic Lumbar Disc Herniation”  Honorable Mention: Monica Hocklander, Cortiva Institute-Seattle, WA, “Intuitive Listening and Body Reading: are the viable tools in massage and bodywork?”  Honorable Mention: Brian D. F. Richmond, MPH, Potomac Massage Therapy Institute, “Massage Effectiveness for Client with Post-Polio Syndrome” 2009 Student Case Report Contest Winners
  18. 18. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® Erika Larson 2008 Practitioner Report Gold Award Winner 2009 Practitioner Case Report Contest Winners
  19. 19. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ®  Gold: Erika Larson “Massage Therapy Effects in a Long-Time Prosthetic User with Fibular Hemimelia.”  Silver: Glenda Keller RMT BPHE, “The effects of massage therapy in treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis.”  Honorable Mention: Robin B. Anderson, LMT, NCTMB, CPT- ACE, “Reduction and Stabilization in Parkinson-related Peripheral Edema with Therapeutic Massage.”  Honorable Mention: Sherry A. Robinson-Jackson, “The Use of Massage Therapy for Long-Term Glycemic Control in a Type 2 Diabetic Client.” 2009 Practitioner Case Report Contest Winners
  20. 20. AMTA National Convention 2009 American Massage Therapy Association 2009 ® Thank You, AMTA And welcome, Ruth Werner!

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