Welcome to the June 2015 Issue of the IJTMB

  • Antony Porcino, BSc, PhD, HSI CARE Program, Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
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Author Biography

Antony Porcino, BSc, PhD, HSI, CARE Program, Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Degrees: PhD, Health Services Research, University of Calgary (2012) (applying qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research to health, including clinical trials methods, with a focus on manual therapy research issues. Includes advanced biostatistics and modelling. BSc, Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry (1994) Hellerwork Structural Integration (1996) Additional Training: Fascial techniques for repetitive strain injury 5 courses (to advanced) in cranial sacral therapy Trigger point therapy Energy healing (1 year apprenticeship) Organization management Work & related skills: a) Project Director, CAMEO Research Program, BC Cancer Agency & UBC School of Nursing since 2008. 8 years experience as a Hellerworker (1996-2004) addressing chronic pain and repetitive strain injury and rehabilitation 2 years therapeutic massage provider for the Vancouver Association of Survivors of Torture Publications: 9 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 5 as first author 7 editorials for the IJTMB 16 peer-reviewed posters at conferences +40 peer-reviewed papers at conferences Reviewing experience: Reviewed multiple articles for IJTMB, and several for BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Journal of Complementary and Integrative medicine, and Journal of Oncology Care Reviewed grants for IN-CAM, Massage Therapy Research Fund (Canadian), and Massage Therapy Foundation. Fascial research, repetitive strain, structural integration: hellerwork is fascial-based work, and I did additional facial-based techniques training each year as part of re-certification, including repetitive strain tx workshops; have also done additional reading (books, research) since 1996, and attended the latest Fascial Research Congress. Craniosacral: trainings from 1997 to 2001. Additional reading (books, research) since 1997 Chronic pain: advanced fascial workshops in 1998, 1999, 2002. Additional reading (books, research) since 1997 torture: workshops in preparation for working at the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture, on-going debriefs during service years. Research-related expertise comes from my PhD training, focused on health service research methods/design, with a specialization in manual therapy research issues. My work since 2008 has involved psychosocial and educational research (quant, qual, mixed methods) and work on multiple grants including most recently writing a grant for an acupuncture clinical trial. I have been reading TMB research since 1996.
How to Cite
Porcino, BSc, PhD, HSI, A. (2015). Welcome to the June 2015 Issue of the IJTMB. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice, 8(2), 1. https://doi.org/10.3822/ijtmb.v8i2.286