Research 101: An Introduction to Research Fundamentals with Ruth Werner

Research about movement education and manual therapies is not the abstract exercise that you might think! The best research that is being conducted today uses professional practitioners doing work in real-life settings where the results reflect what truly happens in a successful session. Being able to access and understand the latest research can make you a better practitioner-and enhance positive outcomes for your clients and students.

This webinar covers fundamental research concepts: the hierarchy of evidence, principles of evidence-informed practice, and how to find and make sense of research that is relevant to your practice.

RUTH WERNER, BCTMB: Ms. Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 6th edition. A 7th edition will appear in 2019, through Books of Discovery. Ruth's other books include Disease Handbook for Massage Therapists and her revision of the beloved Scheumann's The Balanced Body.

Ruth writes a column for Massage and Bodywork magazine, serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world. Ruth was honored with the AMTA Council of Schools Teacher of the Year Award for 2005, and she was also proud to serve the Massage Therapy Foundation as a Trustee from 2007 to 2017, and as President from 2010-2014.