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Cathy Ryan RMT Interview

Co-Author of Traumatic Scar Tissue Management, massage therapy principles, practice and protocols

In April of 2016 I sat down with Cathy Ryan to chat about her new book and all things fascia. Cathy is an excellent clinician and writer who has been interested in fascia for years. There is lots of great information and insight in the interview and I suggest you listen to the whole thing. If want to skip to an area of interest I have put time tags below and also links to the resources Cathy mentions. Please enjoy.

About Cathy

Catherine Ryan is a Canadian trained Registered Massage Therapist with over 20 years of clinical and Massage Therapy (MT) educator experience. Embracing a firm commitment to life-long learning, her extensive postgraduate roster includes training in various approaches to myofascial therapy and scar management.  Read More

Cathy has co-authored the book Traumatic Scar Tissue Management: Therapeutic massage principles, practice and protocols.   Read More

This is the full audio from our talk in May of 2016.  To download the audio interview right click this link and choose ‘Save As’

Time tags

  • 4 minutes – what have you learned over the years of studying fascia? Types of fascia.
  • 11 minutes – The process of book writing. Why the fascination with Fascia and Scar Tissue?
  • 20 minutes – Stages of wound healing, ability of scar tissue to change. Likely mechanisms of change
  • 27 minutes – Scar tissue, Fibrosis, Densification, Adhesion. Mechanisms that lead to these changes. Clinical strategies to address them.
  • 40 minutes – Assessment techniques. The role of the nervous system. Treatment principles.
  • 51 minutes – Take homes messages from your book. Favourite books and reference material
  • 56 minutes – How would you define a successful therapist
  • 60 minutes – Quick fire questions

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July 6, 2016

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