Personal Learning Networks for Massage Therapists

personal learning network

Personal Learning Networks

for massage therapists

Building Your Personal Learning Network

The RMT Education Project is an initiative that is working to promote the benefits of massage therapy to an international audience. In this post I have to put together curated selection of videos, articles, and podcasts that will help massage therapists establish an online presence and grow their personal learning network.

Instagram Accounts for Massage Therapists

• Anatomylinks 
• Armando
• Candy Anatomy
• Cells of Life
• Dr. Katy Hanson 
• Mike Prebeg
• Physiotri 
• Physiotutors
Rev Med
• The Sushi Scientist
• Visible Body
• YLM Sports Science

YouTube Channels for Massage Therapists

• Crash Course - Tons of courses in one channel (anatomy, physiology & science, statistics, business...)
• Health Care Triage - News & Comments on evidence based medicine
• Khan Academy Medicine - Videos providing an overview of anatomy & physiology
• Massage Nerd - A youtube channel dedicated to massage therapy treatments
• Massage Sloth - Massage therapy treatment tips and tricks
• Massage Therapeutics - Massage therapy treatment tips and tricks
• MSK Medicine - Musculoskeletal assessment techniques
• Physiotutors - Common assess and treatment methods
• Rev Med - Short (5 min) review of anatomy & physiology
• TED-Ed - Short animated videos exploring a wide variety of topics
• TEDMED - Bridges the gap between science and the public with sharing stories
• Yoga With Adriene - Stretches and online yoga videos

Online Education Resources

• Coursera
• edX

Online Massage Therapy Publications

Massage Therapy Canada
Massage Today

Blogs for Massage Therapists

The RMT Education Project - A resource that provides insight into the body and a number of open access resources for massage therapists.
• Dupuytren's Disease 
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
Does Massage Work: A Review of The Research
How Does Massage Therapy Work?

Better Movement - Maintained by Todd Hargrove, this blog regularly posts high quality content that discuss the science of movement and pain.
• Why Do Muscles Feel Tight
• A Systems Perspective on Motor Control, Part One 
• Can Pain Be a Tip With No Iceberg?
• How Does Foam Rolling Work? 

BodyinMind - Developed by researcher Lorimer Moseley as a method to promote better understanding of the clinical pain sciences. Most post are from academics, so the quality of the content is high but often requires an eye for detail, in order to pull out the salient points.
• Time To Embrace Bioplasticity? 
• Everything You Wanted To Know About CENTRAL SENSITISATION 
• Isometrics reduce tendon pain 
• Classification of patients with low back-related leg pain 

PainScience - One of the most comprehensive resources available for therapists looking for insights into aches and pains. The author is a retired massage therapists from British Columbia who now writes and maintains the website full time.
• Trigger Point Doubts 
• Pain is Weird
• Your Back Is Not Out of Alignment 
• Frozen Shoulder Guide

The Massage Therapists Development Centre - This blog is all about changing the perception of massage therapy.
Myofascial Release & Massage Therapy
 Back Pain Myths: Posture, Core Strength, Bulging Discs 
 Back Pain And Pregnancy 
 What Is Really CI’d With Hypertension?

Academy of Clinical Massage - Is run by Whitney Lowe, an American massage therapy educator. There are a number of posts that provide an in-depth overview of the peripheral nervous system.
• Exploring  Synovial Plica of The Knee
The Long and Winding Nerve
The Myth of Pain Receptors
Deciphering Elusive Symptoms of Nerve Injury