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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!
 
A podcast for the massage therapy and spa industry. This show takes a different spin and is a weekly show that will discuss such topics as setting up a business on a budget, time management and how to grow your business. We will also have interviews from successful entrepreneurs who will share their challenges and successes. The question is - are you ready to game change your business?
 
Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, tools and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so you can finally enjoy the career that you’ve always dreamed of? If so, you’re in the right place...this podcast is for you. Your host is Dr. Chris Garcia, physical therapist, business owner, entrepreneur, nationally recognized public speaker and residency-trained sports specialist. Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS ...
 
The Grief Massage Conversations podcast is a place for you to listen and learn about the relationship between grief and the body, how Grief Massage and other forms of bodywork may be a support during times of loss, and how massage therapists and other healers can learn to create and hold safe space for those who are grieving. This show is hosted by Aimee Joy Taylor, creator of the Grief Massage modality and founder of The Institute for Grief Massage Inc. Each week, Aimee will share commentar ...
 
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In today's episode, I discuss the 4 important qualities to look for in your next mentor. Having experience as both a mentee and mentor, these are the qualities that have helped me find the right people in my professional career. Now it's time to find yours! Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work…
 
In this episode, I answer and discuss the questions I get from so many people regarding my style of treatment. Come tune in to hear how my treatment approach changed through my experience working with professional athletes. Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a spor…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Kenshin, an intern who recently became a team member of CG. Listen in on what attracted Kenshin to this company and most importantly what made him stay. We discuss the importance of one's contribution to a company and the factors of professional growth that begin with their passion and drive for knowledge. Are you a…
 
We know that the gastroc is on the back of the lower leg, superficially. That means it’s close to the surface. And, really it’s the closest calf muscle to the surface. The name of the muscle is from Latin and Greek and translates to stomach of the leg -- that’s referring to the bulging shape of the calf. Gastroc goes from two bellies at it’s attach…
 
In this week's episode, I take you on a typical work week as a PT for professional sports. Tune in to learn about what the job was like and the lessons I learned from my unforgettable experiences! Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job …
 
We’ve been focusing on the upper thigh and quite frankly, I’m tired of talking about the hip joint! And, I want to talk about a big, meaty muscle. So, we’re traveling south on the back of the leg to the Soleus. The soleus and gastroc (which is what I often call gastrocnemius) are together known as the triceps surae and is the strongest muscle group…
 
In this episode, I share three barriers that prevent you from achieving success. Come take a deep dive into how we face these barriers head-on and recognize the importance of learning from a mentor in your professional journey. ________________________________________________________ Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, to…
 
We’re continuing along on our discussions of hip flexors, and thus we can’t not talk about Sartorius. Sartorius is a weird muscle. First off, it’s the longest muscle of the human body. And, in addition to crossing the hip joint, it also crosses the knee joint, but it doesn’t extend the knee like its cousins the quadriceps group. Sartorius actually …
 
In today's episode, I take you on a deep dive into my brain. What helps me best when working with different types of clients, and how I've been able to expand my lens beyond the PT school textbooks. Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a jo…
 
In this follow-up episode of Research Perch, host Doug Nelson welcomes Dr. Niki Munk, Associate Professor at Indiana University (IU) School of Health and Human Sciences, and IU student, Board-Certified massage therapist Mica Rosenow, to discuss the currently ongoing research project, "Assessing Affective Measures in the 2020 Pandemic," and how you …
 
As this is the third episode of the quadriceps group and you know that they are a powerful group of muscles on the front of the thigh. And that together, as a group, they are responsible for knee flexion. We’ve covered two of the four muscles of the quadriceps group in the last two episodes and today we’re truly diving deep (get it that’s a muscle …
 
In this episode, I discuss the critical balance between your professional career and your personal relationships. Tune in to hear why having an important conversation with your significant other and exploring your "why" is so important. Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, …
 
In this episode, Dr. Chris explains 3 critical tips to help athletes continue training while injured leading up to competition. If you work with athletes at any level, you want to tune into this episode to learn practical and easy-to-implement tips on how to keep athletes healthy before an event. Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking…
 
The Rectus Femoris is the top muscle of the Quadriceps Femoris group, quite literally, as it sits as the most superficial quad. It also fancies itself as the best quad because it's the only one that crosses both the hip and the knee. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podc…
 
The Semi "twins" as I call Semimembranosus and Semitendinosus live on the back of the upper thigh and towards the center of the body. They're responsible for hip extension and knee extension -- to start, but become very important when we talk about pelvic girdle stability. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast…
 
In this episode, Dr. Chris shares lessons learned from PT school and sports residency...and how it has impacted his current practice and life. If you're a clinician looking to grow professionally in the sports setting, this podcast episode is a must-hear. Enjoy! Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, tools and strategies to …
 
Muscles to the Masses has gone through many iterations. Right now we're focusing on, you guessed it, muscles! I'll be working my way through Muscles to the Masses, the Book, muscle by muscle to bring you quick and easily digestible episodes on anatomy.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/musclestothemasses/support…
 
Learn more about hospital-based massage therapy by tuning in to MTF’s two-part Research Perch podcast interview with guests Laura Bliven-Leapley, RN, MSN, NE-BC, RN-BC, BS, and Karen Kerns, M.S., CCC-SLP, MBA, and Cynthia Spake, B.S.Ed., LMT, from the Massage Therapy Program at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois. Part Two is a continuation of the …
 
Learn more about hospital-based massage therapy by tuning in to MTF’s two-part Research Perch podcast interview with guests Laura Bliven-Leapley, RN, MSN, NE-BC, RN-BC, BS, and Karen Kerns, M.S., CCC-SLP, MBA, and Cynthia Spake, B.S.Ed., LMT, from the Massage Therapy Program at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois. In Part One, learn about the reaso…
 
Massage has promising potential to help rebuild muscle in those who cannot handle weight-bearing or resistance exercise. In this episode of Research Perch, learn more about MTF’s 2018 Research Grant award to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation for their study, Massage as an Intervention for Muscle Atrophy, as host Doug Nelson speaks with…
 
Contribute to research while connecting with your clients during the COVID-19 pandemic— whether or not they are visiting your practice. In this episode of Research Perch, host Doug Nelson welcomes Dr. Niki Munk, Associate Professor at Indiana University (IU) School of Health and Human Sciences, and IU student, Board-Certified massage therapist Mica…
 
In this special follow-up episode of Research Perch, host Doug Nelson brings back Project COPE investigators Dr. Ann Blair Kennedy (USC Greenville) and Smith Heavner-Sullivan (Prisma Health), for an update on the progress of this important study and information on how you can help be a part of capturing a unique moment in history. View our first Re…
 
How can you become involved in research? Join host Doug Nelson, LMT, BCTMB, as he speaks with Executive Editor of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB), Dr. Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH, about the value of submitting a case report to IJTMB. Learn more about how you can dive into research and move the profession …
 
Learn more about the MTF Community Service Grant program. Host Doug Nelson, LMT, BCTMB, and MTF Community Service Grant Review Committee Chair, Adrienne F. Asta, BA, LMT, discuss the purpose and value of MTF Community Service Grants and describe some of the projects that have been funded over the history of the program.…
 
As of April 16, 2020, researchers from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Prisma Health, Clemson University, and Indiana University (IUPUI) are conducting an ongoing survey designed to gather information about the experiences of all healthcare providers/professionals (including physicians, nurses, allied health, complem…
 
Hospital-based massage programs are on the rise as care providers seek non-pharmacological modalities for pain and stress relief. Learn about how these programs work by tuning in to MTF’s two-part Research Perch podcast interview with guests Corrie Frey, LMT, CIMI, CPMT, and Deborah Zerkle, LMT, CA, CIMT, CPMT, from the Massage Therapy Program at N…
 
Hospital-based massage programs are on the rise as care providers seek non-pharmacological modalities for pain and stress relief. Learn about how these programs work by tuning in to MTF’s two-part Research Perch podcast interview with guests Corrie Frey, LMT, CIMI, CPMT, and Deborah Zerkle, LMT, CA, CIMT, CPMT, from the Massage Therapy Program at N…
 
Join host Doug Nelson, LMT, BCTMB, CNMT, as he facilitates a discussion of, "Integration of Massage Therapy in Outpatient Cancer Care," with study author Virginia Cowen, PhD, LMT, and Jerrilyn Cambron, LMT, DC, MPH, PhD. This article is published in the Foundation’s open-access, peer-reviewed journal, the International Journal of Therapeutic Massag…
 
Stacey and I talk all about how she approaches working with clients and making sure she’s coming into each session with no assumptions. She gives new and fresh advice on what questions to ask when you meet clients, how she modifies exercises (clue: do what feels good for your clients!), and hear her picks for athletic wear for all sizes. --- Suppor…
 
Tori and I talk about what it was like as a record breaking sprinter at UVA, discovering her love of the weight room, and how she moved from strength training to hypertrophy. Learn about the successes Tori had at her first two physique competitions and what she's doing as she has her sights on her getting her PRO card. Plus, you'll be drooling when…
 
Get some information about the host! How I got into strength training, movement philosophy, assessments, and how I started the podcast, along with lots of podcast recommendations and major influencers in my life. OH, and because food, there's a lot of talk on my favorites! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/musclestothemasses/support…
 
Leigh comes back for a second week to talk in-depth on one of her adaptive fitness clients: how they found her, what their first session looks like, what she improves first, and how they find themselves back in physical therapy (don't worry—that's a good thing!). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/musclestothemasses/support…
 
Leigh and I talk about how she got started in working with clients with disabilities—from what language to use, to approaching an assessment, to adapting on the fly. We get into her post-rehabilitation cancer program and why more programs like this are needed, her support of naked time as a form of mindfulness, and why she gives juggling homework t…
 
Maria and I talk about her journey from addiction to strength training, her experience in putting her art out into the world, how and why she started Fear Her Fight (her athletic lifestyle brand!) and her plans for bringing awareness to strength training for marginalized communities. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/musclestothemasses/su…
 
Sonja and I get into how her experience as a social worker influences her values as fitness instructor, how she came to be a Pilates instructor, how she processes grief, and the evolution of Black Girl Pilates (@blackgirlpilates). OH! And, you won’t want to miss Sonja talking about the formation of her brand, Commando Fitness Collective (@commandof…
 
On today’s show, Elise highlights how to sleep better and live longer, according to Karen Weeks. Elise just happened to find a blog in which Karen discussed the importance of getting enough sleep in order to face the day, improve health, and live longer. If you are having trouble sleeping or if you’re interested in the positive benefits of getting …
 
As women entrepreneurs, whether working inside or outside the home, it is important to feel positive and to dress and feel good about ourselves at various functions. Joining Elise on the show today is International Fashion Stylist, Hilde Fossen. Hilde is the go-to stylist for women entrepreneurs. Hilde Fossen is a fashion designer and design teache…
 
On this episode Amanda and I get into the differences of owning a gym and being a coach in a gym, how creating a shared language with clients changes everything, Formation Strength, and living with anxiety. TW: This episode contains potentially triggering content consisting of mental illness, anxiety, depression, and suicide.--- Support this podcas…
 
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