65 episodes

Research Perch is a podcast designed to help you learn how to use massage therapy research in your practice.

Each episode digs into a specific article from the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and unpacks it so you know how it applies to you.

Grow your massage therapy practice and serve your clients better with the power of research!

Research Perch Massage Therapy Foundation

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    • 4.5 • 18 Ratings

Research Perch is a podcast designed to help you learn how to use massage therapy research in your practice.

Each episode digs into a specific article from the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and unpacks it so you know how it applies to you.

Grow your massage therapy practice and serve your clients better with the power of research!

    Integrative Healers Action Network Community Service Grant [Research Perch]

    Integrative Healers Action Network Community Service Grant [Research Perch]

    Join us for Research Perch, as MTF Vice President and Community Service Grant Proposal Review Committee Chair, Adrienne Asta, BA, LMT, speaks with Jenny Harrow-Keeler, MA, of the California-based Integrative Healers Action Network (IHAN) about their work providing integrative health services during wildfire events and other crises. IHAN is the recipient of a 2021 MTF Community Service Grant for their project entitled, "Community Clinics for Disaster-Impacted Communities." To learn more about IHAN and how you can be a part, visit www.ihanclinics.org.

    • 32 min
    Project COPE Wrap Up

    Project COPE Wrap Up

    Starting in April of 2020, researchers from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Prisma Health, Clemson University, and Indiana University (IUPUI) began conducting a survey to gather information about the experiences of all healthcare providers/professionals during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Join host Robin Anderson as she welcomes back Project COPE investigators Dr. Ann Blair Kennedy (USC Greenville) and Smith Heavner (Prisma Health), for a final update on the results and insights from Project COPE.
    To learn more about conclusions reached by this study, view Smith Heavner's Dissertation here: https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/all_dissertations/2914/
    View our previous Research Perch interviews with Project COPE investigators here: https://massagetherapyfoundation.org/project-cope-share-your-story-research-perch/
    https://massagetherapyfoundation.org/update-on-project-cope-share-your-story-research-perch/ 

    • 40 min
    Educational Pathways of MT Researchers [Research Perch]

    Educational Pathways of MT Researchers [Research Perch]

    How does a massage therapist become a massage therapy researcher? Join us as MTF President Robin B. Anderson, MEd, LMT, BCTMB, CEAS, MTF Trustee Niki Munk, PhD, LMT, and Graduate Student Sami Zabel discuss the educational pathways to becoming a massage therapy researcher.

    • 26 min
    Practice-Based Research Network 101 [Research Perch]

    Practice-Based Research Network 101 [Research Perch]

    What is a Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN)? Join us as MTF President Robin B. Anderson, MEd, LMT, BCTMB, CEAS, MTF Trustee Niki Munk, PhD, LMT, and Graduate Student Sami Zabel discuss the purpose and benefits of PBRNs for massage therapists, students, researchers, and clients.

    • 25 min
    MTF Ergo Project Data Collection

    MTF Ergo Project Data Collection

    Learn more about how data was collected during Phase One of the MTF Ergonomics Project. Join us as host Robin Anderson speaks with Stefan Schulz and Paula Kalmeta from Briotix about this fascinating process.

    • 31 min
    Call to Action: Share Your Knowledge with IJTMB [Research Perch]

    Call to Action: Share Your Knowledge with IJTMB [Research Perch]

    Get excited to share your practical and creative knowledge by submitting an abstract to the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB)! Join host Doug Nelson, LMT, BCTMB, as he speaks with IJTMB Executive Editor Dr. Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH, and IJTMB Practice & Education Section Editor Amanda Baskwill, PhD(c), MSc, BEd, RMT about the recent IJTMB article, “Trends of Publication in the Education and Practice Sections of the IJTMB: A Call to Action.” Learn about the types of information sought for publication and how you can contribute.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Pete Whitridge ,

This is a great resource for Massage Therapists!

I always look forward to hearing from Ruth Werner, Niki Munk, and Michael Reynolds! These podcasts help me understand MT research more. I also use this with my students in the classroom for educating them about Research Findings and issues related to creating Case Studies and Research Protocols. Thank you! P>

Allissa Haines ,

I love Research Perch

This podcast breaks down research topics into easily understandable information that is instantly applicable to my hands-on massage practice. It’s often great info to share with clients and inspiring to see how accessible research really is.

Every massage therapist and bodyworker can benefit from this podcast, and at 20 minutes or less per episode, I can easily fit into my commute or listen while cleaning my office :)

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