How does Registered Massage Therapy fit into a multidisciplinary treatment plan?
Published on May 3, 2023
Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) plays an important role in supporting multidisciplinary care which may include any of: chiropractic, physiotherapy, naturopathy, kinesiology or active rehabilitation. In its own right, registered massage therapy is useful for healing because it can help reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation, restore range of motion at the joints, and improve circulation and lymphatic flow. What’s more, patients may benefit from reduction in pain, reduced stress levels, and an improvement in overall physical and mental well-being.

Here are some ways RMT can support these other healthcare modalities:

  1. Collaboration. RMTs collaborate with other healthcare practitioners to develop a plan that addresses the patient’s specific needs and goals.
  2. Pain Management: RMTs help their patients manage their pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions or other disease processes of the body.
  3. Injury Prevention: RMTs are able to help their patient’s recover durably from injuries and accidents by restoring or improving range of motion, reducing and improving scar tissue in the remodeling phase and loading tissues and joints appropriately during the different phases of recovery. RMTs can also refer their patients to other health care professionals as needed to achieve the best outcome.
  4. Stress Management: RMTs can help their patients manage their stress and anxiety to promote overall health and wellbeing.
Registered Massage Therapists are trained to provide science based, patient-centered care that is safe and effective. By collaborating with other healthcare practitioners, RMTs can help their clients achieve optimal health and well-being.

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