Registered Massage Therapy is a great way to manage aches and pains
Richard works at Archway Heath and Sport Services in Petrolia Ontario as a Registered Massage Therapist. If you are looking for a massage therapist that works hard to offer patients a unique and effective approach then you are in the right place. Primarily my work involves hands-on treatments but I incorporate therapeutic movement, self-care strategies, and pain education to all of my treatments.
- Myofascial Techniques
- Involves slow, sustained and deep pressure, with fingers or an elbow in areas that holds excess tension. I prefer to use lotion that allows me to grab the skin and underlying layers of tissue to stretch it in a particular direction. Myofascial techniques are sometimes called “lazy man’s yoga.”
- Active Release Treatments
- Often massage therapy techniques are a passive modality that involve minimal interaction from the patient. Active release treatments are a contrast to this, the massage therapist works with the patient to stretch tissue and explore ranges of motion.
- The needling certain points in the body stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord and muscles. These chemicals will modify the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system. Acupuncture also helps to reduce pain locally where the needles are inserted and throughout the body.
- Cupping Massage
- Cupping is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, plastic or silicone cups are used in a sliding and gliding motion to treat tension that develops in soft tissue structures.
- The Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) Technique uses a soft tissue tools as a way to improve range of motion and improve tissue health. This techniques is used as part of most post surgical massage therapy protocols.
- Sports Massage
- Sports massage is used as a blanket term to describe a number of techniques and modalities used to enhance athletic performance or recover after a practice, game or event.
- Prehab and Rehab
- Through a functional manual assessment massage therapy can be used to identify and treat lines of tension that build up in soft tissue as a result of overuse, disuse and abuse. Manual techniques coupled with rehabilitation exercise can address these areas of soft tissue dysfunction, leading to an increase ability to manage load across joint articulations.
- Post Concussion Management
- Massage therapy is a great addition to any post concussion rehab program for anyone who is suffering ongoing headaches as a result of a concussive injury. A Concussion is mid traumatic brain injury usually a result of a hit, fall or motor vehicle accident. Symptoms and severity vary person to person, often a whiplash injury occurs at the same time of the concussive impact, massage therapy is used to relieve tension in the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders.
Richard Lebert - Registered Massage Therapist
Richard has been a registered massage therapists since 2009, and he works at The Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at Western University in London, Ontario. Richard has a wide patient base from elite athletes to the everyday active person, his primary professional interest is in sports injuries and concussions. When not in the clinic his favorite activities are hiking, camping and kayaking. Richard contributes to many publications to help promote evidence based massage, his work has been featured in the following publications:
• Canadian Chiropractor Magazine
• Massage Magazine
• Massage Therapy Canada
• Massage Therapy Today
• MNZ Magazine (Massage New Zealand)
• The Massage Therapists Development Centre
• Therapist at the 2011 Brier Canadian Curling Championship
• Therapists for Fanshawe College Cross Country
• Therapist for Western University Varsity Athletics
• The Ken Rezsnyak Award of Merit (RMT of the year)
• Neurofunctional Acupuncture
• EXSTORE Assessment System
• Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM)
• Cupping Massage
• The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
• The Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario Association (RMTAO)
• The Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association (CSMTA)