Our Massage Therapist, Matt Danziger sits down with the Knowledge Exchange to talk Manual Therapy or, rather what manual therapy is NOT in this blog/podcast
One of the things we pride ourselves over here at Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage is our devotion to science and giving people a real outlook on what massage can and cannot do. We are for the most part, for what its worth science-based-ish with the understanding that minds do not change over night and therapists need room and time to grow. When Matt told us that this podcast blog post was coming out we immediately asked him if we could re-post it for the Knowledge Exchange.
If you have never heard of the Knowledge Exchange, they are a professional education group that runs courses and mentor ships on the BPS model of pain (that’s Biopsychosocial if your not up on your acronym’s). They have some wonderful online resources and blogs you can check out and they specifically define what they do as:
“We don’t see our selves as educators but rather facilitators of ideas, discussion and critical appraisal. We do this because we aren’t satisfied with the status quo of health care and believe we can all do far better for our patients.”
I do not want to give too much away in what this podcast covers but it gives some great insight into how Matt sees the role of massage in terms of fitting into the BPS framework. Frequently, a massage therapist who uses this model is viewed as anti-manual therapy and that is not the case.
You are also going to get a great look into Matt’s personal journey as a massage therapist as well as his journey with pain.
Want to check it out? Go ahead and read their post by following this link to listen to the podcast.
You can check out this blog with Adam Meakins by the Knowledge Exchange if you want to go further into the manual therapy rabbit hole.