RMTBC Research Funding Timeline

RMTBC seed grant program has directly funded and assisted 17 research projects to date. Since 2005 RMTBC has contributed over $200,000 in direct funding for research studies and projects

 

2016

Comprehensive review and meta-analysis of the effect of massage therapy on anxiety 

Dr. Christopher A. Moyer, Ph.D

 

 

2013 - 15

The effect of massage therapy to control nursing night shift related stress

Dr. Jean-Paul Collet, M.D., Ph.D. and Dr. Mir Sohail Fazeli, M.D., Ph.D.(c), University of British Columbia, BC Children’s Hospital

 

 

2013

Tissue pressure effects of mechanical loading in chronic degenerative conditions: The role of manual therapy for the treatment and prevention of Avascular Edema 

Dr. David De Camillis

 

 

Manual therapy for axonal regeneration following a nerve crush injury

Geoffrey Bove, DC, Ph.D. and Susan Chapelle, RMT

 

 

2012

A randomised clinical trial on the immediate influence of osteopathic treatments of the lower extremities on the autonomic nervous system

Christophe Lacour, RMT (presented a thesis project)

 


2011

Visceral mobilization can lyse and prevent peritoneal adhesions in a rat model

Susan Chapelle, RMT and Geoffrey Bove, DC, Ph.D.

Publications:

 

 

The development of evidence-informed practice guidelines for massage therapists in British Columbia working with People Living with HIV – Phase one

Victoria Bungay, Ph.D., RN & Isobel McDonald, RMT, RN, BScN, BA (Honors),

  • Presented at The Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC) conference, Saskatoon, 2009

 

 

2010 

A literature review rationale study to validate a multi-modal measurement approach for soft tissue assessment that would be useful for future (phase 2) massage study design to meet protocols for evidence-based practices

Jocelyn Cowie, RMT  

 

 

The efficacy of manual treatment of the bladder for stress urinary incontinence and related symptoms in women

Shelley Jackson, RMT & Heather Inglis, RMT

 

 

Pre-event massage for increased power performance

Dr. Gregory S. Anderson, Ph.D., John Forde, RMT.

  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • Report submitted as undergrad thesis by Alexandra Angeard, B.Kin.
     

 

Learning unconditional positive regard and overcoming stigma: Evaluating massage therapy student outreach to Vancouver’s supervised injection site: A descriptive pilot project

Dr. Vicky Bungay and Isobel McDonald, RMT

 

 

2009

Best-practice home-care instruction protocol for massage therapists

Julie Dais, Ph.D., Research Director, Instructor at OVCMT. 

 

 

Massage therapy as a modality for post-treatment cancer patients

Susan Chapelle RMT

  • Developed into continued education course for RMTs

 

Massage and diabetes management

Dr. Jennifer Yao, Utopia Academy

 

 

2008

Massage therapy and labour outcomes: a randomized controlled trial

Dr. Patricia Janssen, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine

 

 

2006-7

The effectiveness of massage therapy in reducing pain, increasing functional performance and improving quality of life In patients with osteoarthritis of the hip: A pilot study

Dr. Julie Dais and Dr. Joyce Boon, Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy

  • Presented at – International Massage Therapy Research Conference, Seattle 2010

 

 

2005

The effects of employer-provided massage therapy on job satisfaction, workplace stress, and pain and discomfort

Chris Back, BSc, CCPE, Bodhi Haraldsson, Elaine Lee, Helen Tam.

 

 

Massage Therapy Research Fund

 

 

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