My name is Richard Lebert and I am a Registered Massage Therapist practicing in Petrolia. I am writing to introduce myself and tell you about the work I do.
It is my intention to use massage therapy as an essential support for the patients’ health care plan and will provide quality care to our mutual patients.
My practice has a focus in: headaches and temporomandibular pain. Prior to moving back to Petrolia I had been working at The Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine clinic seeing wide variety of patients. In addition to my massage therapy diploma from Lambton College I also hold certification in Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.
Recent research on the effectiveness of manual therapy suggests that soft tissue irritation and subsequent nerve sensitization may be a major contributor to temporomandibular symptoms (Courtney et al. 2017). Furthermore massage therapy may improve health related quality of life outcomes for those with temporomandibular pain (Martins et al. 2016).
Additionally, I work with a variety of musculoskeletal dysfunctions and create a customized, outcome-driven treatment plan for each patient to address their health needs. Based on current Best Practice Guidelines from The Canadian Medical Association, massage therapy can be a beneficial treatment option for patients suffering from back pain, knee osteoarthritis, neck pain, fibromyalgia, severe headaches or migraines (Busse et al. 2017).
Please contact me if you would like to discuss any of this information in depth, or if you are looking to refer your patients to a professional, dedicated Registered Massage Therapist committed to providing high quality health care.
Richard Lebert, RMT (Registered Massage Therapist)
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Martins, W. R., Blasczyk, J. C., Oliveira, M. A., Gonçalves, K. F., Bonini-Rocha, A. C., Dugailly, P., & Oliveira, R. J. (2016). Efficacy of musculoskeletal manual approach in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Manual Therapy.