Friday, December 5, 2014
Currently we would like to entertain having 3 flexible MT's who would like to learn the advanced skill of USMT and also have the flexibility and desire to provide other modalities in the massage field. We have the facility to allow that type of growth.
If this interests you... please contact the RO USMT office and speak to either Kristen, Alex or Kaela
If you know of someone who would be interested in this opportunity, whether it's family or a friend or a friend of a friend... you get the idea... pass the word!!
Sunday, November 23, 2014
BLACK FRIDAY Gift Certificate Holiday Sale!
One Day only at the special rate of
$ 55.00 ! (1 hour massage session)
After November 28th, gift certificates will be sold at regularly posted rates.
*this offer is at the Wallace Creek NC USMT office only and ALL Black Friday GC will not be honored for redemption until December 26th, 2014 or after this date.
With all the Holiday Glitter!!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Holiday's are quickly approaching .. Don't miss out on giving the gift of health, the gift of "recovery & maintenance" to your favorite athlete!
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
The interesting thing about "Scope of Practice"
This week alone I heard that phrase no less than 15-20 times during the course of the games.
I am a licensed massage therapist in both RI & NC. I am also "Board Certified" by the NCMBT and a AMTA member I follow the "rules" and pay a LOT of money for the credentials that really don't mean a thing to my clients & athletes but speak volumes in the massage field. Go figure, but I'm sure someone's got an argument for it or against it. Whateva .....
So this past week me & the USMT crew set up at the CSOTC for the Warrior Games. This is going to be a walk in the park.. 4th year out and every year has presented us with a different set of circumstances and challenges. We got this.. We've overcome other obstacles this year is no different.
So funny how other so called "sports medical" professionals such as: athletic trainers, sports physical therapists & team "doctors" ( you get the picture) can arbitrarily toss that term around to meet their needs, fit their insecurities and disrespect others.
Let me just make this statement: I know & own my scope of practice. I don't need anyone to point it out to me. I also don't hold myself out to be anything other than a very well educated and skillful muscular therapist .
My scope of practice is: the manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body. Among a few other things such as First Aid & CPR, IASTM and certified training in Kinesio Taping.
I do not implement anything out side of that realm: my scope of practice. Sports massage - Muscular therapy
I do not diagnose
I do manipulate the skeletal system
I do not prescribe medications
I do REFER OUT
Would I like to work in a cohesive sports medicine environment like I do on Camp Lejeune at Wallace Creek & the Navy Smart Clinic.. Yes of course... But unfortunately that didn't happen.
The only medical personnel that we interacted with that showed me & my team any ounce of professional curtsy was a army medic assigned to Team SOCOM . He (thanks Luke) recognized our skill set!
Ponder this: if I spent the same green US currency as any chiropractor, physical therapist, athletic trainer, doctor or a occupational therapist in a Kinesio Taping course or an IASTM course that provides me with continuing education credits that fall under the guide lines of my scope of practice .... Why oh why do these same "professionals" feel the need to say I'm working outside of " my scope of practice"?
True story.. Happens all the time....
This trip & sports event was no different.
This is one reason why I have made it MANDATORY that our team has a travel binder with us that declares all of our licenses, insurance, specialty skill certifications & credentials.
I may not have gone to school as long as other "Sports Medical Professionals" but I am knowledgable, I do study things that are considered "above my pay grade" and some of you may think of it as out of my "scope of practice" ~ but it's not... Just consider me & my team as career students.
Don't be afraid of me because I really.. REALLY know the science.
Embrace us.. Because, after all we're all on the same team.. The team that ultimately helps the athlete & client who's looking for results.