Registered Massage Therapy

What is a Registered Massage Therapist?

A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act and the Massage Therapy Act. Only members of the CMTO are permitted to use the title of Registered Massage Therapist or Massage Therapist, or the designation of RMT or MT.

A Registered Massage Therapist:

  • Is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
  • Has completed competency-based education at a recognized school of massage therapy
  • Has successfully completed examinations to ensure that they have the necessary competencies to safely and effectively offer massage therapy care
  • Maintains their registration by participating in continuing education and a quality assurance program to ensure they maintain their high professional standards and quality of care
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) is the regulatory body for Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in Ontario. They protect the public interest by ensuring the competency and quality of care provided by Massage Therapists. All RMTs in Ontario are required to be registered with the CMTO. Individuals who are not registered with the CMTO are not permitted to practice massage therapy in Ontario or call themselves Massage Therapists in Ontario.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Massage therapy should only be provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). An RMT is a primary healthcare provider in Ontario and anyone may visit an RMT of their choice.
Massage therapy can be used as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
The services of an RMT are not covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP); however, many extended health benefit plans will cover all or part of the services provided by an RMT. A referral or prescription is not required to visit an RMT, although some insurance companies may require this. Massage therapy treatments may also be reimbursed by automobile insurance companies, if the client was in a motor vehicle accident, or in the case of workplace injuries, by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy treatments provided by a Registered Massage Therapist can offer significant benefits for a variety of conditions and for diverse patient populations. Whether you need to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, massage therapy can enhance your overall well-being. Massage therapy can help alleviate musculoskeletal disorders associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse, physical manifestation of mental distress and many persistent pain syndromes.
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing muscular tension
Massage therapy can treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury, rehabilitation and disability.
Massage therapy can prove beneficial to many conditions, including but not limited to the following:
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Edema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Lymphoedema
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Tension and Spasm
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy and Labor Support
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Stress and Stress-Related Conditions
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash
Massage therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management and more!
Your massage therapist will require an overall picture of your current health and a detailed health history in order to design a treatment plan that’s right for you. If a massage therapist determines that your condition would be better treated by another healthcare professional, they will make the appropriate referral.

Information provided by the RMTAO website

 

We at SpineWise have three RMT’s working in our office who are taking appointments. Give us a call to book your appointment at 905-623-8388

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Chiropractic Treatment for Auto-Accident Injuries

Treatment for Auto-Accident Injuries

Chiropractic care is very effective for treating spine related disorders. It is the most powerful and natural curing method. The popular chiropractic techniques are Laser Therapy, Cox Spinal Decompression, Full Spine Diversified etc.

There is a need for regular monitoring of the spine. The stress and tension which occurs due to malfunctioning of the spine can affect physical and mental activity of the person up to great extent. If you are looking for Bowmanville Chiropractic Treatment for auto accident then you can visit our online website.

The spine is a common bony site for metastatic involvement. The upper bone structure of our body includes rib cage and spinal cord, and is supported by the Central Nervous System or Peripheral Nervous System. A spine is the establishment for the bone system and Nervous System of our body.

Problems Associated With Spine Disorders

The problems which are associated with the malfunctioning of the spine are Trigeminal Neuralgia, Horner’s Syndrome, Bell’s palsy, Dizziness, Allergies, Sinus problems, Leg and arm numbness, Seizures including Epileptic, Carpel tunnel Syndrome, Scoliosis, Sciatica, Neck and back pain, auto accident injuries, athletic injuries, chronic pain or stress, asthma, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, migraines and other headaches.

There are also several instances for the dislocation of discs such as degenerative discs, bulging discs, herniated discs, thinning discs, and disc degeneration with osteophyte formation.

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What Is Auto Accident Rehabilitation?

dangerous auto accidentAuto accident Rehabilitation from an auto accident needs to start as soon as possible. A car accident can cause a number of injuries needing different rehabilitation procedures. Auto accident Rehabilitation in Bowmanville might include chiropractic care, medical doctor’s care, or physical therapy.

Motor vehicle crashes can have devastating effects on many different parts of the body. In a violent car accident, it’s not uncommon to see everything from severe whiplash and fractures, to muscle strains and tearing.

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions for people who have been injured or lost a loved one in a serious motor vehicle accident:

  1. What actions does an experienced auto accident lawyer take in handling a case? The first step in evaluating a new automobile accident case is always to obtain a thorough examination of the case. A law firm with its own in-house investigative team is able to move quickly to secure and document the evidence while witness’s memories are fresh, and before evidence has been degraded or altered.
  2. Do accident attorneys work with insurance companies? A responsible auto accident attorney will work with the insurance companies for all responsible parties, and also secure all information necessary both from expert witnesses and from medical providers in order to properly pursue the client’s civil claim.
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Personal Injuries – Motor Vehicle Road Accidents

motor-vehicle-accidentWhat may have been just ordinary days for many folks were turned into nightmares after they were injured in motor vehicle accidents.

Motor vehicle accident Rehabilitation can happen to anyone and at any time. In just a few seconds, lives and families can be forever altered. If you’ve been involved in motor vehicle accidents then you should know that not all hope is lost, help is available to you.

What are the causes of motor vehicle accidents?

  • Weather- Slick roads, fog, dirt and dust, and other existences are just some of the physical funders to accidents on travel ways.
  • Mechanical failure- Faulty brakes tread bare tires, and worn windshield wipers all frequently lead to accidents.
  • Driver error- High speed, failure to yield and properly signal, ignoring traffic signs and signals, as well as being distracted are common issues in many motor vehicle accidents.

Prevention is possible

By following just a few simple rules, many motor vehicle accidents could be thwarted altogether.
Slow down- Going even just a few miles over the posted speed limit can greatly increase your chances of being involved in an accident. Start early and take your time.

Pay attention-Distractions are plentiful when traveling. Minimize distractions like cell phones and adjusting controls and focus on the road. Paying attention could prevent you from paying a claim.

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Automobile Accidents | Chiropractic Treatment | Spinewise

automobile-accidentsAutomobile accidents are especially traumatic because of the high influence on your physical and emotional well-being. Those who have suffered such a painful automobile accident injuries should not hesitate to find a path of recovery for their mind and body. Some basic tips may be helpful for an effective recovery from a traumatic accident.

Oftentimes, folks who have suffered from a traumatic accident allow the latent injuries to annoy until they reappear years later.

It is always a good idea to get a chiropractic checkup after an automobile accident. Medical doctors in emergency rooms are not trained in detecting spinal nerve stress after a fender bender or major automobile accident. Without a chiropractic examination, an automobile accident victim may suffer for years with undetected spinal, disc, muscle, or nerve damage.

Whiplash is the most common result of an automobile accident and this is especially so in a rear end collision. Whiplash occurs when an individual is violently hurled forward and then backward (hyperflexion). This can cause muscle, ligament, nerve damage, and more. Symptoms of whiplash are blurred vision, headaches, numbness, muscle aches, pins and needles in face and chest, ear ringing, neck pain, and hearing loss.

Other injuries from automobile accidents are lumbar back injuries which include lower back pain or strain. Bulging, herniated, and slid discs become common and generate a multitude of problems.

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