Finding a suitably qualified therapist especially when you need urgent treatment can be a daunting task especially with the number of therapists claiming to have relevant qualifications in a particular modality. Ensuring that your therapist does have the appropriate qualifications and relevant skills and experience is very important particularly if you have other pre-existing or unknown conditions which could be aggravated by the incorrect treatment.
One of the ways to save some time and also be assured that the therapist you have engaged has the right skills and qualifications is to go through an association or other member organisation where the relevant certifications, qualifications, training, experience and most importantly insurance is verified and membership granted only after these relevant points have met the set criteria.
One such organisation is Massage & Myotherapy Australia. Members must be able to prove that they have received all the relevant training including practical hands on skills under the supervision of industry professionals, studied with a recognised training provider or college, have completed the required practical clinical hours, have met all of the industry and ethical standards and also taken out relevant insurances to protect themselves as well as the well-being of their clients.
When you find a therapist with a membership to an organisation such as Massage & Myotherapy Australia, the hard work is done and you can rest assured that you are in safe hands when you receive your treatment.
Massage & Myotherapy Australia is also one of the key administrators of qualifications for Private Health Insurance provider numbers for therapists, which allow claiming of rebates for recognised therapies by customers.
Look for the Massage & Myotherapy Australia logo when visiting your therapist and for more information, visit us at the Australian Massage Directory, Australia’s only directory of Massage & Myotherapy Australia accredited massage therapists.