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Massage Matters is the podcast that expertly consolidates traditional manual therapies with contemporary evidence based practice.
Presented by The Massage Collective for manual therapists of all backgrounds, this educational show combines hands-on clinical experience, current research and specialist interviews. Our goal is to provide listeners with relevant and up to date knowledge that can be applied in clinic immediately; for better client outcomes and greater Therapist collaboration.
So join Anna Maria, Becky and Matt fortnightly as they dive into the detail around why Massage Matters.

The Massage Matters Podcast Massage Matters

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Massage Matters is the podcast that expertly consolidates traditional manual therapies with contemporary evidence based practice.
Presented by The Massage Collective for manual therapists of all backgrounds, this educational show combines hands-on clinical experience, current research and specialist interviews. Our goal is to provide listeners with relevant and up to date knowledge that can be applied in clinic immediately; for better client outcomes and greater Therapist collaboration.
So join Anna Maria, Becky and Matt fortnightly as they dive into the detail around why Massage Matters.

    Session 26 - Therapy Expo Preview with Claire Minshull and Mike James

    Session 26 - Therapy Expo Preview with Claire Minshull and Mike James

    Matt and Anna are joined by Therapy Expo keynote speakers Claire Minshull and Mike James, who share a preview on their upcoming talks, what makes Therapy Expo unique, their advice for planning your time over the two days, and (most importantly) why Mike might be bringing tomatoes to Claire's AMA!  All that plus your 20% discount code for Therapy Expo tickets  

    About Our Guests Mike James is The Endurance Physio, specialising in the performance and rehabilitation of performance athletes.  If you're not already following his work then find him on twitter @theEndurancePT and on facebook at facebook.com/TheendurancePT.  His teaching and coaching in this area is second to none, so if you're a therapist or athlete with an interest in endurance sports, you'll be hard pushed to find a better way to spend your time than attending one of his courses - be sure to contact him to find out more. 

    Claire Minshull is an absolute authority on Strength & Conditioning practices in rehabilitation settings and should be followed on twitter @claire_minshull or on Insta and Facebook @getbacktosport.  Her getbacktosport.com website hosts her outstanding blog, and is the place to go to view all her online and in-person courses.  Claire's next in-person course is October 30th & 31st at Crossfit Pi in Exmouth - a 2 day education in Strength & Neuromuscular Conditioning for Rehabilitation, find out more here: https://thestschool.co.uk/course/strength-neuromuscular-conditioning-for-rehabilitation/

    • 47 min
    Session 25 - The Conference Special with Wim Hof, Mark Ormrod, Sarah Jones, Trev Lampshire, Liam Richardson & Shelley Williams

    Session 25 - The Conference Special with Wim Hof, Mark Ormrod, Sarah Jones, Trev Lampshire, Liam Richardson & Shelley Williams

    More jam packed than a jam packed sarnie - in this episode we combine two huge in-person events with live recordings and interviews from The Arnold Sports Festival 2021 as well as a preview of Therapy Expo 2021 with event director Shelley Williams and Liam Richardson.

    Liam and Shelley introduce us this this years Therapy Expo, telling us why it's "our" show and how they are catering for the needs of therapists. They have very kindly provided listeners of The Massage Matters Podcast with a 20% discount on tickets - use MASSAGE20 as the voucher code on checkout.

    Then we fly back in time to last weekend's extravaganza at The Arnold, where The School and Physio Matters joined forces to provide the event with physiotherapy and soft tissue therapy cover.  Live recordings and interviews with our very own therapy team, motivational speaker Mark Ormrod and the legendary Wim Hof!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Introducing Meaningful Movement To Your Practice

    Introducing Meaningful Movement To Your Practice

    Becky throws a question to Matt & Anna Maria, then runs off!  The question; how & why should massage therapists introduce meaningful movement (or exercise, or rehabilitation, or S&C - whatever you want to call it!) to their clients therapy sessions?  So join Anna Maria and Matt as they discuss why you might use different terminology to describe the activity depending on the client, how you can easily adapt the skills you already have, our thoughts on useful basic equipment for your clinic, and why simply adding Meaningful Movement is such a holistically evidence based development to your practice

    • 53 min
    Session 23 - Pain is Stupid! with Kelly Williams

    Session 23 - Pain is Stupid! with Kelly Williams

    "My pain doesn't need to be the thing that stops me" in this week's episode Becky talks to her sister, Kelly, who has lived with persistent pain since a car accident aged 18. In this honest and open discussion they explore how Kelly's pain has impacted her life, the psychological battles she's faced and the things that have helped her change her relationship with her pain to allow her to live a joyful life and be the mother and role model she's always wanted to be to her wonderful children.

    Part for the PhysioMatters Network

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Session 22 - Do You Feel Demonized?

    Session 22 - Do You Feel Demonized?

    TMC is minus one today as Matt is on a well deserved holiday. Becky and Anna Maria are however joined by Anna s dogs who can t resist to chip in! In this episode we chat or better put, go on a rant about the recently released article from Chad Cook titled "The Demonization of Manual Therapy".  That word Demonization did not sit well with us TMC. We discuss why we believe it is not a useful term when it s in the context of critically evaluating evidence and also why SoMe has a lot to answer for!  

    We also look at a couple of intersting points Chad Cook makes in his article about evidence surrounding self efficacy and the famous "window of opportunity". This is a content full episode, some of topics in which we may have to revisit as a podcast in their own right.

    • 44 min
    Session 21 - Frozen Shoulder

    Session 21 - Frozen Shoulder

    As TMC we love the opportunities we get to chat to many therapists with clinical queries, and Frozen Shoulder is one that seems to have come up a lot recently.  So today we dive in and review it from the perspective of Soft Tissue Therapists; What is it? What are the flags for referral? Is adhesive capsulitis (as it's commonly referred to) a useful term? What are the signs and symptoms and how do they change over time?  And of course, how can Soft Tissue Therapists best support their clients who are experiencing stiff and painful shoulders?  

    Come and join us for a seriously applicable, clinical conversation...

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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laurenjmelville ,

Arnold

Guys
Just caught up with the Arnold podcast….awesome stuff! so gutted we couldn’t be there for the event.
Huge fan of Wim and particularly enjoyed Mark Omrod’s section-we we’re both very emotionally surprised!

Thanks guys

Em Tur ,

Brilliant episode!

Just listened to “It’s all in the nerves”. Brilliant. I struggle to find the words to help them understand it’s them, not me, that has made the difference to their pain but this has really helped! Thank you!

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