Sports Therapy Association Podcast

STA118: ’Massage & Manual Therapy: A Modern View’ with guests Anna Maria Mazzieri & Paul Coker

September 24, 2022

In Ep.118 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we continue our countdown to Therapy Expo 2022 November 23rd & 24th at the NEC Birmingham, bringing you speakers who will be presenting in the STA THEATRE across the two days.

In this episode, we are joined by two fantastic educators from our industry: Anna Maria Mazzieri - Director of The School & one third of the Massage Collective; and Paul Coker - Owner of Move Physiotherapy & former Medical Director for Rocktape UK.

Anna Maria and Paul talk about their up & coming presentation at Therapy Expo 'Massage & Manual Therapy: A Modern View', taking place at 9am on Thursday 24th November in the STA Theatre. With the huge amount of experience these two excellent practicioners have, this is definitely an episode to watch/listen to!

Topics discussed include:

  • Therapy Expo - the early days in Manchester 
  • This year's 'Hands on Hub' area at Therapy Expo
  • How times have changed - no longer being defined by your job title
  • An end to the 'hands on vs. hands off' debate 
  • Evidence Informed vs Evidence Based
  • What is Soft Tissue Therapy?
  • Physiotherapy: different career path to Sports Therapy  
  • 54:10 A look at the STA Theatre programme
  • Paul and Anna Maria's key messages for soft tissue therapists.  

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Our sincere thanks to Anna Maria Mazzieri & Paul Coker for giving up their time to be guests on the show! Remember, they will be presenting in the STA Theatre at Therapy Expo at 9.15am on Thursday 24th November!

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