News and Events
North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting 2016: "Recommendation for Massage Card Study“
Click here to see the poster
MNO-PBRN Fall 2016 Meeting
Thank you to all who attended our latest meeting. Follow up minutes and notes will be emailed soon!
Recent Poster Presentations
North American Primary Care Research Group PBRN Conference 2016: "Recommendation for Massage Card Study“
Click here to see the poster
International Massage Therapy Research Conference 2016: Establishing a Non-Traditional Practice Based Research Network: A Massage Therapy PBRN
MNO-PBRN Spring 2016 Meeting
Thanks to everyone who attended the Spring 2016 Meeting. Don't forget, we will be emailing out a doodle poll with dates for the basics research literacy course group session.
2015 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting
MNO-PBRN has be selected to present at the 2015 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting. The poster is titled "Establishing a Non-Traditional PBRN: A Massage Therapy Practice-Based Research Network"
Click here to read more about the other posters.
We are also please to announce that a fellow PBRN, the Developmental Disabilities PBRN also affiliated with PBRN Shared Resource, will also be presenting a poster. To learn more about DD-PBRN click here.
Massage Northern Ohio Practice-Based Research Network (MNOPBRN) met for the second time at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. MNOPBRN is led by Diane Mastnardo, BS, LMT and is supported by the Practice-Based Research Network Shared Resource, part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. Our goal is to create a collaborative research partnership between healthcare providers and Licensed Massage Therapists that results in the development of new knowledge, best practices, and massage therapy becoming a more integral aspect of comprehensive health care. To learn more go to http://mnopbrn.weebly.com/.
Ohio HB 483
Ohio HB 483 has passed. The legislation defines the phrase "massage therapy" in state law
(b) "Massage therapy" means the treatment of disorders of the human body by the manipulation of soft tissue through the systematic external application of massage techniques including touch, stroking, friction, vibration, percussion, kneading, stretching, compression, and joint movements within the normal physiologic range of motion; and adjunctive thereto, the external application of water, heat, cold, topical preparations, and mechanical devices.
The state medical board may adopt rules that establish continuing education.
Ohio HB 130
(A) No person, by means of a statement, solicitation, or offer in a print or electronic publication, sign, placard, storefront display, or other medium, shall advertise massage, relaxation massage, any other massage technique or method, or any related service with the suggestion or promise of sexual activity.
(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of unlawful advertising of massage, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(C) Nothing in this section prevents the legislative authority of a municipal corporation or township from enacting any regulation of the advertising of massage further than and in addition to the provisions of divisions (A) and (B) of this section.
(D) As used in this section, “sexual activity” has the same as in section 2907.01 of the Revised Code.
Bi-Annual Meeting Dates:
May 12, 2017
November 3, 2017