WEBINAR & VIRTUAL MEETING RECORDINGS
Member Meeting 6-11-20 Video | Watch the recording of the AOBTA member meeting where members discuss their experiences with the shut-down and preparations for reopening.
Financial Assistance Resources - 4/22/20 Video | Access to presentation PP, PDF, Notes | A interactive webinar of AOBTA members exploring the available resources.
Adapting Your Practice Membership Meeting. This is a video of the virtual meeting where members explored the various ideas and experiences for adapting your practice during the pandemic.
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CLIENTS
A Template for Providing Self-Care Tips to Your Clients | Contributed by Alix Keast
Massage Magazine / "It’s easier than ever to put the power of the digital revolution - online marketing - to work for your massage therapy business." / Ed. note - time spent on this during the pandemic can pay off after. | https://www.massagemag.com/staying-in-touch-with-clients-via-your-online-marketing-is-vital-to-your-business-right-now-122048/
MMIP (an AOBTA MarketPlace partner) has presented this article about the importance of communicating with your clients. | https://www.massagemag.com/staying-in-touch-with-clients-via-your-online-marketing-is-vital-to-your-business-right-now-122048/
An Open Letter About Re-opening Your Practice. An interesting perspective on the topic by Tracy Walton. Though aimed at Western massage therapist employers, information for consideration by ABTs when reopening. Contributed by Brian Skow.
A PPP Loan Caution. Encouragement to pay attention to the details if you interested in a PPP loan and being able to have the loan "forgiven".
The NCCAOM COVID-19 town halls contain practice and financial-related information useful not only to acupuncturists, but to ABTs. Contributed by Brian Skow. | NCCAOM COVID-19 Town Hall Meetings Recordings
A helpful list of financial resources from AMTA | COVID-19 Financial Resources
A helpful list of financial assistance information from Massage Magazine | Massage Magazine Financial Resource Listing
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
Contact your bank and talk to them about the Paycheck Protection Program | Program Overview / Program Info / Borrower Info / Lender Info
Disaster Loan Assistance (note Eligible Disaster Areas) https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Facebook Small Business Grants Program: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants
Women's Business Development Center: https://www.wbdc.org | Includes links to checklist and guide for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Helpful even if your business is not woman-owned.
MMIP (an AOBTA MarketPlace partner) has created a COVID-19 collection of resources that includes financial information for massage and bodywork therapists. | https://www.massagemag.com/coronavirus/
ClinicSense has a good list of resources on their site | https://clinicsense.com/blog/2020/03/16/covid-19-resources-massage-therapists/
A helpful list of tips for saving money and prepping to reopen your practice from Massage Magazine | 21 Tips to Save Money, Cut Spending, and Keep Your Practice Poised to Reopen
RE-IMAGINING YOUR PRACTICE
Creating Shiatsu Treatments Online. Great video series by Clifford Andrews and NewEnergyWork. A free 4 part online course for re-imagining your practice and moving it online.
A sample approach to online sessions. An article in Acupuncture Today
Teach Your Clients Simple, Powerful Practices from Asian Bodywork Therapy for the Prevention and Recovery Phases of COVID-19. Contributed by Deborah Valentine Smith | Virtual Supervised ABT Self-Treatment Sessions
Zoom / Support during the COVID-19 pandemic - This site is here to help you most effectively use Zoom as we all navigate the coronavirus pandemic. / Includes sections on Effective Remote Working, Educating Over Zoom, Hosting Virtual Events, and Telehealth.
A bit of humor. Funny video about providing bodywork in the era of COVID-19.
PREPARING TO RETURN TO PRACTICE
Sample COVID-19 Screening and Consent Form | Use this form as a template to create your own form that works for your practice.
Video from Mayo Clinic MD's about safely reopening a bodywork practice or spa.
State by State Status on Reopening | A great resource from Massage Magazine with links to each state's massage board and their COVID-19 updates.
Reopening Guidelines from Massage Magazine
CDC Guidelines for Disinfecting and Sanitizing
AMTA's Considerations for Reopening Your Practice | Helpful perspectives and considerations in preparation for reopening.
FSMTB Guidelines for Practice with COVID-19 Considerations | A helpful set of guidelines for safely reopening your practice once your state/local governing bodies allow reopening.
Guidelines for reopening your practice. Contributed by Deborah Valentine Smith
New OSHA COVID-19 Guidelines for the Bodywork Workplace. From Massage Magazine
OSHA Guidelines on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. Contributed by Brian Skow.
Infection Control Guidelines. Provided by CCAOM for school clinics, it's also useful information for practitioners preparing to re-open their in-person practices. Contributed by Brian Skow.
ClinicSense offers a list of resources, including office sign templates, office cleaning standards guidelines, client communication templates, etc. | https://clinicsense.com/blog/2020/03/16/covid-19-resources-massage-therapists/
SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE
From Cindy Banker, AOBTA®-CI | Helping the Immune System Fight a Damp Heat Toxin Epidemic
EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
New Energy Work / Covid-19, the home of our free support. / Includes links to platforms and recorded webinars for teachers and practitioners.
Video series offered by Grand Master Nan Lu | https://www.grandmasternanlu.com/
ORIENTAL MEDICINE COMMUNITY EVENTS
Mar 24 COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall For Acupuncturists by CSOMA / Focused on the practice of acupuncture, but of value to ABTs. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/covid-19-virtual-town/register
TCM PERSPECTIVES ON COVID-19
NCCAOM Town Hall Slide Show on TCM Perspectives on COVID-19 | Contributed by Catherine White.
A collection of resources for the COVID-19 Era. From Acupuncture Today, this great collection of resources about self-care, coping, and understanding the TCM perspectives on the pandemic. Contributed by Brian Skow.
Guidelines on Acupuncture and Moxibustion intervention for COVID-19 | https://www.acupunctureresearch.org/assets/WFAS-COVID19-2.pdf
A 2-hour video on a Chinese Medicine perspective of COVID-19 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDp6g655LYU&feature=youtu.be
An eLotus website with a list of resources for the TCM treatment of COVID-19 | https://www.elotus.org/content/tcm-resources-covid-19