MTF Grant: MABT for Chronic Pain Implementation Study [Research Perch]

Posted:Monday, May 29, 2023

“How do we take a [randomized controlled trial] mind-body massage protocol and then access it—actually make it accessible to patients in the real world? What would that look like?” Hear from Kathryn Hansen, ANP-BC, Principal Investigator of the 2021 MTF Research Grant-funded project, Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy (MABT) for Chronic Pain: An Implementation Science Pilot Study., Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.. Learn more about implementation science and its real world implications for massage therapists and clients in this engaging episode of Research Perch.

Click here to read the MTF Research Grant press release about this project.

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Learn more about MABT here: Center for Mindful Body-Awareness 

About our guest:
Kathryn Hansen, ANP-BC

Katy Hansen is a Nurse Practitioner at the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health. In this role, she provides Integrative Health Consultations and follow-up sessions, guiding and supporting patients as they work toward achieving their health and wellness goals. Katy received her graduate degree from Vanderbilt with an emphasis in her education on Palliative Care, particularly pain management. As an RN, Katy worked in the intensive care unit of the hospital caring for critically ill patients. Prior to nursing, she earned her Associate’s degree from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Colorado and practiced therapeutic massage for 8 years. Her practice primarily worked with people having chronic and acute pain issues including headaches, soft tissue injuries and functional limitations. This diverse background informs and guides her holistic practice.