Rick Diduck, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Rick is a Registered Massage Therapist with over 10 years experience. He graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2000. Since graduating, Rick has worked in multiple settings in Kelowna where he has gained valuable experience working in multi-disciplinary settings. This has helped him to incorporate a variety of skills and techniques into his treatments.
Rick is committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain free function in the body. After an assessment, Rick will design a treatment plan that can include techniques of massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, rehabilitative exercise, such as stretching and strengthening.
- Back and Neck Pain
- Muscle Spasm
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Neurological Conditions such as Stroke, Muscular Dystrophy, MS
- Work Related Injuries
Why Choose a RMT?
British Columbia has the highest professional standards for Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in North America.
Registered Massage Therapists are more than hands-on professionals. They will also help you correct your posture, they will provide strengthening and stretching exercises that will help improve your condition and RMTs will instruct you on proper ergonomics at home and at the office, providing tips on desk, chair and computer adjustments. By correctly positioning your workstation or table and stretching, you can avoid painful problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis.
RMTs can help recognize conditions you have yet to notice. Tumors or potential skin cancer are just two of the disorders your massage therapist is trained to identify. Upon their discovery, your RMT would send you directly to your physician. Registered Massage Therapists have stringent education requirements to protect you.
Registered Massage Therapists are different than those who call themselves masseuses or body workers. There is even one person who has come up with the term "Masseologist". When you are looking for a massage therapist, find a Registered Massage Therapist. Their high-level of training makes them an expert in hands-on treatment, injury rehabilitation and prevention. The term "Registered" informs you that the person has three years of training and is regulated by the CMT.
People without the "Registered" designation cannot bill to the BC Medical Services Plan and do not have to follow regulations on professional standards, ethics, scope of practice and advertising. And if something goes wrong - for example, your injury or condition could actually be made worse - you would likely have no recourse against the service provider.
British Columbians can be sure that they are receiving the highest quality of care available. RMTs in BC are governed by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC). This regulatory body is the profession's equivalent to the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The CMTBC ensures that the public receives safe and ethical care by establishing and enforcing standards of education, qualifications and the quality of practice for all RMTs.