The Research Group supports the soft tissue and massage professions by developing and providing essential and fundamental research literacy, advising how to apply it using an evidence-informed approach. It also works to provide a platform for professional associations and their members to stay up to date with current research and new developments in the profession.
Members of the Research Group: Ruth Duncan, Earle Abrahamson, Yvonne Blake, and Susan Findlay.
To identify knowledge gaps in the soft tissue and massage professions relative to research and evidence-informed practice and to fill those gaps through education, thereby improving skills and knowledge.
Provide a forum for discussion and collaboration among practitioners and educators to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices.
Promote and disseminate evidence-based practices to enhance the quality and safety of soft tissue and massage therapies.
Advocate for the recognition and integration of soft tissue and massage therapies into mainstream healthcare.
Ruth has made a short video to introduce the concept of Evidence Informed Practice.