Registered Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) in British Columbia have the highest training standards in all of North America.  They evaluate your health needs and utilize a multitude of manual techniques as well as active exercise to promote pain-free function.  The RMT is a vital member of the multi-disciplinary health care team at Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre.  The RMT will work together and communicate with the physiotherapists,  kinesiologist and other health care providers in the community to ensure all your treatment needs are met.

Massage therapy can be a very important and effective component of managing your neck pain, upper and mid-back pain, low back and pelvis pain and sciatica. RMT’s also have training in the assessment and treatment of many other regions of the body and can help with conditions such as:

  • Hip, thigh and knee pain
  • Lower leg, calf and foot pain
  • Shoulder pain and loss of mobility
  • Tennis elbow, forearm , wrist and hand pain and stiffness
  • Headaches, face and jaw (TMJ) pain

    In addition to manual treatments, your Registered Massage Therapist at Kamloops Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre may also provide you with:

    • Home exercise prescription
    • Education
    • Postural Correction
    • Recommendations to other practitioners to assist in your care
    • Health and lifestyle suggestions to optimize your wellness

    During your first visit with a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) at Kamloops Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre, your therapist will ask you questions related to the nature of your visit. This could include questions about previous injuries, general health, medical conditions, medications, allergies, etc. Your RMT will then perform an assessment to determine the best approach to treatment. Assessment is also done on an ongoing basis during treatment. Your RMT will assess your body’s response to treatment by looking at muscle tone, flexibility, alignment, and other factors. 

    Techniques used by your Registered Massage Therapist could vary depending on their assessment findings, your preferred treatment approach, your prior experience with RMT, as well as many other factors. Some of the treatments available with the Registered Massage Therapists practicing at Kamloops Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre include:

    • Deep Tissue Massage
    • Trigger Point Release
    • Soft Tissue Release
    • Myofascial Release
    • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
    • Neuromuscular Technique
    • Golgi Tendon Organ Release
    • Craniosacral Therapy
    • Diaphragm Release
    • Joint Mobilization
    • Manual Traction and Decompression