While research may not initially be the reason students start a career in Massage Therapy, many find an understanding of research literature ignites a passion for studies in the field of Massage Therapy. Patients depend on RMTs to provide evidence based therapy through an understanding of available research.
At OV we believe real life experience is the best way to engage in research. Students have the opportunity to increase their research literacy and produce research case studies as part of their education. Students have won significant financial awards for their projects from national and provincial agencies. Our students have also been invited to have their research presented at international research conferences before graduation.
OV is excited to be involved in Massage Therapy research collaborations with Dr. Julie Dais, PhD professor at Okanagan College and Director of post graduate research and advanced education at OV. Dr. Dais is available to students or RMT's for research advising and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyssa Hofmann - Invited to present at the International Massage Therapy Research Conference, Milwaukee 2016 - A The effects of Massage Therapy on Physician Suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - A Case Study
Nicole Gnadt - Invited to present at the International Massage Therapy Research Conference, Milwaukee 2016 - Evaluating the impact of General Swedish Massage, Cross Fiber Frictions, Neuromuscular and Myofascial Techniques on Range of Motion, Skin sensation and Nerve pain in a Third-Fourth Degree Chronic Burned Victim. A Case Study.