James trained in Massage in 1990 and in 1991 completed his first training in reflexology. Initially starting a part time practice he began developing his full time practice in 1996.
James now runs a busy home based clinic with disabled access including bathroom and toilet facilities.
He's special area of interest is muscular skeletal problems.
James uses a variety of techniques during a treatment session and tailors these to the individual depending and what their desired out comes are.
He has trained in many techniques out of personal interest and to gain an understand of what other practitioners may use.
James primary treatment techniques are Reflexology, Remedial Massage, skeletal alignment and a variety of kinesiology techniques which align and balance systems of the body.
Below is an overview of involvement in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine industry from 1990 to 2010
Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Diploma of Soft Tissue Manipulation and Massage.
Certificate of Reflexology
Certificates of Kinesiology
Treatments are solely based on tactile therapies and do not include the prescribing of oral preparations.
First trained in 1990, Diploma of Soft Tissue Manipulation and Massage.
1990-1994 Worked part time as a practitioner in the natural therapies industry.
1994 join the South Australian Massage Therapist Association Inc (SAMTA).
1995 commence full time professional practice.
1997-2007 served continuously as a SAMTA committee member.
Roles on SAMTA committee included;
Ordinary committee member
2 years as Vice President
2 years as President
Membership Officer, assessment of membership application and qualification.
Liaison with healthfunds over association automatic provider status and provider lists.
SAMTA representative to the Federation of Natural and Traditional Therapists (FNTT)
Project involvement with SAMTA
Negotiation with WorkCover SA over provider requirements and scheduled fees.
Review and input in to the national standards and training packages for Remedial Massage certificate IV and Diploma levels.
Development and monitoring of ongoing professional training programs.
Serving on the Complaints handling committee.
Development of complaints handling policy.
Development and update of the association web site
Maintenance of membership data base and tracking of membership requirements
1999 initiated the set up of the SA branch of the Reflexology Association of Australia Inc.
1999-2002 served continuously on the SA branch committee as State Representative.
2002-2008 served continuously as a company director of the Reflexology Association of Australia Ltd (RAoA)
2008 took on the role as company secretary of the RAoA
Roles with the RAoA state and national level
Project involvement with the RAoA
Amalgamation of national branches in to one national company Ltd
Development of the constitution
Development of RPL process
Development of best practice standards
Development of training package Diploma
Development of policies and procedure
Development of continued professional training program
Association web site development and update
Organisation of the National reflexology conference 2006
2006-2008 served continuously as a director on the board of the FNTT
Roles with the FNTT
Association representative for SAMTA
Association representative for RAoA
Member of the Quality Assessment Committee QSAC
Project involvement with the FNTT
Input into the development of practice standards
Input into the development of Quality Assessment standards
Development of Continued professional training guidelines for member association
Development of complaints handling policy
Reviewing of industry documents and commenting where required
Web site up dates
My involvement with the Complimentary and Alternative Medicine industry at Company and Association level to date has been entirely voluntary.
The points mentioned above are only part of the work I have undertaken during this time. Other major items not mentioned are related the general day to day operations and administration of associations and companies.
My role to date has been out of a genuine desire to improve the standards, professionalism and the community standing of the Complimentary and Alternative Medicine practitioners and association that I have been involved with.