25 episodes

The Massage Therapist Development Initiative is a platform for Massage Therapists and other Manual Therapists to learn more about research and becoming a more evidence-based practitioner. This is an opportunity to not only create a positive change in our profession but also for other therapists to create better outcomes in their practice and with their patients.

The Massage Therapist Development Initiative Jamie

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The Massage Therapist Development Initiative is a platform for Massage Therapists and other Manual Therapists to learn more about research and becoming a more evidence-based practitioner. This is an opportunity to not only create a positive change in our profession but also for other therapists to create better outcomes in their practice and with their patients.

    Episode #25 Making Sure Your Continuing Education is Evidence Based

    Episode #25 Making Sure Your Continuing Education is Evidence Based

    In this episode we discuss the buzzwords circling around our continuing education and how you can interpret and decide whether the course you're taking is evidence based.
     
    And as always, check out our websites.

    www.themtdc.com
    www.ericpurves.com 

    and our emails: 

    jamie@themtdc.com
    hello@ericpurves.com

    • 51 min
    Episode #24 Maintaining Professionalism When Given The Benefit Of The Doubt

    Episode #24 Maintaining Professionalism When Given The Benefit Of The Doubt

    In this episode we discuss the updated education requirements from our college in BC. While some take this update to think they don't have to take continuing education anymore, we argue that it is our responsibility as healthcare professionals to do so. 

    And as always, check out our websites.

    www.themtdc.com
    www.ericpurves.com 

    and our emails: 

    jamie@themtdc.com
    hello@ericpurves.com

    • 46 min
    Episode #23 Challenge Your Bias, But Still Remain Patient Centred

    Episode #23 Challenge Your Bias, But Still Remain Patient Centred

    In this episode we discuss some papers that challenge some of the available pain models of understanding. While there are some good challenges on language, the overall message remains the same; treat the person in front of you. 

    And as always, check out our websites.

    www.themtdc.com
    www.ericpurves.com 

    and our emails: 

    jamie@themtdc.com
    hello@ericpurves.com

    • 30 min
    Episode #22 Challenging Industry Norms And Incorporating Movement

    Episode #22 Challenging Industry Norms And Incorporating Movement

    In this episode we discuss some papers on therapeutic exercise for the neck as well as the low back.

    We also look at challenging industry norms and how others get upset by what you're saying.

    And as always, check out our websites.

    www.themtdc.com
    www.ericpurves.com 

    and our emails: 

    jamie@themtdc.com
    hello@ericpurves.com

    • 34 min
    Episode #21 Allowing Research To Challenge Our Beliefs

    Episode #21 Allowing Research To Challenge Our Beliefs

    You ever have one of those moments where you get faced with a piece of research that challenges, something that you've been saying for a long time?
    We're going to talk about that today. Because I've been long saying how going for a walk is one of the best things you can do for low back pain. And while it's can still be an effective thing, we've come apart come upon some research that tells us otherwise. So we'll get into that today. But I think before we get into that one, we've got one paper that we're going to look at, it's talking about the superior and middle cluneal nerve entrapment as a cause of low back pain. So we had a quick little discussion about this before we came on. And I think some of the points that you were making right away about the anatomy and things like that are probably a good place to start.

    Thank you. We hope you enjoy our podcast. These kinds of topics are what we are all about. If you'd like to learn more, go to our websites, themtdc.com or ericpurves.com. If you know of any other therapists that could benefit from this, please tell them to subscribe.

    • 40 min
    Episode #20 Confronting The Challenge Of Evidence Based Practice

    Episode #20 Confronting The Challenge Of Evidence Based Practice

    On this episode we look at a great paper entitled:  "Challenges for Evidence-Based Physical Therapy: Accessing and Interpreting High-Quality Evidence on Therapy"

    This was a great paper as it shows us several different challenges to incorporating research into practice, what the best research papers are, and why it's important to use them. While it does highlight some of the challenges, we as healthcare professionals should look at this not as a challenge but rather an opportunity we should face head on. 

    Here is a link to the paper: 

    https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/84/7/644/2857555

    And as always, check out our websites.

    www.themtdc.com
    www.ericpurves.com 

    and our emails: 

    jamie@themtdc.com
    hello@ericpurves.com

    • 53 min

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