Massage Therapy Foundation President, Doug Nelson Represents AMTA and the Massage Profession at Pain Symposium

Massage Therapy Foundation President, Doug Nelson, on behalf of AMTA and representing the massage therapy profession, was a panelist at the Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management (AACIPM) virtual symposium on Innovation & Progress in Person-Centered Pain Management.

This two-day symposium May 13-14 featured some of the nation’s leading examples of innovation and progress on evidence-informed, holistic pain management featuring multi-disciplinary, team-based approaches.  In addition to AMTA, key contributors included the Veterans Health Administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Duke University, University of Vermont Medical Center, Boeing Company, and the United Health Group.

This event supports the ongoing advancement of massage therapy as part of an integrative approach to pain management. Massage therapy is currently covered by the VA, DoD and Medicare Advantage as a supplement benefit for pain management.   

Review presentations from the symposium.