Webinar: The Massage Therapy Foundation & Research in a Pediatric Hospital Setting

Diana Thompson

Diana Thompson discusses the role of the Massage Therapy Foundation and the contributions that it and massage therapists are making in the community. You will learn how students and practitioners can participate in research case report contests and hear the latest trends and findings in current research. Sheila Wang explores the kind of research that will be necessary to support the inclusion of massage therapy in standard medical practice in hospitals and discusses the unique factors involved in carrying out massage therapy research in a pediatric hospital setting.

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Diana Thompson
A massage therapist for over 30 years, Diana Thompson practices in Seattle, treating acute and chronic pain disorders. Thompson is the former President of the Massage Therapy Foundation and has received many awards, including Massage Therapist of the Year, One Concept, and Humanitarian of the Year, Performance Health. Her newest endeavor, Hands Heal Electronic Health Record, turns her book, Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists, into an online charting system. Thompson also wrote Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches, which was published in 2016. Learn more at http://www.handsheal.com/.
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