Ep 312 – Standard of Care, Scope of Practice with Ruth Werner

A person sits at their desk talking on their phone while working on a computer.

A client with a complex health challenge can benefit from a conversation between their massage therapist and their health-care team. But, a conversation isn’t the same as permission. In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren speak with Ruth about massage therapists’ inclinations to get a doctor’s permission before treatment, whether a doctor’s note protects MTs, and what consulting a health-care team looks like.

Resources:

Read Ruth’s article in Massage & Bodywork magazine: http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1488451-january-february-2023/56?

Author Images: 
Ruth Werner, author of A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology.
Darren Buford, editor-in-chief of Massage & Bodywork magazine.
Kristin Coverly, director of professional education at ABMP.
Author Bio: 

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is available at ruthwerner.com.   

Ruth is also the host of the podcast I Have a Client Who . . . which runs each Friday on The ABMP Podcast Network. And, if that wasn’t enough, Ruth is a columnist and frequent feature writer for Massage & Bodywork magazine.

Hosts:

Darren Buford is senior director of communications and editor-in-chief for ABMP. He is editor of Massage & Bodywork magazine and has worked for ABMP for 22 years, and been involved in journalism at the association, trade, and consumer levels for 24 years. He has served as board member and president of the Western Publishing Association, as well as board member for Association Media & Publishing. Contact him at editor@abmp.com.

Kristin Coverly, LMT is a massage therapist, educator, and the director of professional education at ABMP. She loves creating continuing education courses, events, and resources to support massage therapists and bodyworkers as they enhance their lives and practices. Contact her at ce@abmp.com.

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