ABMP has received comments and concerns from members regarding a solicitation received from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) about a petition they have created. We wanted to clarify discussions surrounding the possible trademarking of the term “triggerpoint.”
The report's findings are encouraging for massage therapists, who can offer drug-free methods of pain relief.
All of us at the sister associations of ABMP, ASCP, AHP, and ANP send our heartfelt support to those whose lives have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.
A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that people who primarily stand on the job are twice as likely as people who primarily sit on the job to have a heart attack or congestive heart failure, even after taking into account personal, health, and work factors.
UA News reports that “faculty at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and their collaborators successfully demonstrated the feasibility and effectiveness of an online approach to train more family medicine residents in integrative medicine.”
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced a partnership with the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) to introduce the profession’s first Spa Management Specialty Certificate Program.
“... there needs to be better access to physical therapy, massage therapy, and transcontinuous nerve stimulation,” addictions consultant Peter Butt, MD, says.
The Joint Commission released updated standards that will require accredited hospitals to provide nonpharmacological pain modalities by licensed independent practitioners.