Breaking Down Insurer, Gatekeeper HCP and Public/Media Ill Perceptions of Massage Therapists
Massage Practice Software: What’s In, What’s Out?
Charting in the Electronic Age
Charting is an essential component of a massage therapist’s practice. Beyond regulatory record-keeping requirements, charting provokes a practitioner to listen attentively and analyze critically when capturing a subject’s case history, measuring benchmark neuro-musculoskeletal and quality of life indicators and comparing these to post-session outcomes. Charting and forming a treatment plan provides the compass, keeping the practitioner on track towards realizing patient/client objectives. Read more….
Break-Through; Tangible Opportunities for Your Massage Therapist Practice
In Boom & Bust (MTC Spring 2015), I described the economic drivers nurturing the growth of the massage therapy profession, as well as threats (some self-imposed) stalling it’s evolution during this economy shift. In this article, I’ll outline several marketplace developments that are changing the way massage therapists deliver service, and some tangible markets the profession can explore. Read more….
Are Your Employable?
While many massage therapists assume they will work as self-employed contractors, the marketplace is presenting new challenges. With more competition, higher costs to entry-level practice and the demand for sophisticated business skills, massage therapists (RMTs) are increasingly forging a career in corporations brokering massage therapy services. RMTs require training to ensure they are work-ready, and strong candidates will need to display a number of qualities to be considered highly employable. Read more….
12 Low or No-Hands-On Ways to Generate Massage Therapy Income
Many massage practitioners provide care based on the time and labor-intensive model they learned in school. If our desire is to make a reasonable living from practicing massage, this 60 minute, all hands-on model limits our capacity to provide care, induces repetitive strain over time, and limits our ability to generate sufficient means for ourselves and our families.
Hear my interview with Irene Diamond on this topic (scroll down to the audio bar and press play)
Moving the RMT Profession Forward
This is a short interview at the Massage Therapy Canada Business Forum 2015 where I discuss problems with professional stagnation and opportunities we can act on.
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