Video Course: Why You Need to Develop an Evidence-Based Practice

Jerrilyn Cambron, Ruth Werner

You've likely heard the terms “evidence-based practice" or “evidence-informed practice” thrown around like hot potatoes as the massage profession increasingly works to integrate into mainstream health care and demonstrate that it relies on evidence for clinical decision-making. But what is an evidence-based practice? And exactly what does this mean for you in your daily massage practice? You'll get the answers in this presentation with Massage Therapy Foundation representatives Ruth Werner and Jerrilyn Cambron.

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Jerrilyn Cambron
Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron is a professor in the Department of Research at the National University of Health Sciences and adjunct faculty in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois. She has taught numerous research-related courses and post-graduate seminars, including introduction to research and biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, practice-based research, critical appraisal of the literature, and writing case reports. She has also served as a principal investigator on research studies focused on massage therapy and chiropractic care for 20+ years. Learn more at
Ruth Werner

Ruth Werner is an award-winning educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology is now in its 7th edition and is published by Books of Discovery. Werner is a columnist for Massage & Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand.  She teaches continuing education workshops all over the world and hosts the “I Have a Client Who …” podcast on the ABMP Podcast Network. Reach her at www.ruthwerner.comLearn more from Ruth Werner through ABMP's Pocket Pathology quick-reference app with key information on nearly 200 common pathologies!

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