About April Neufeld
April grew up on the West Coast, spending significant time in Northern California and around the Pacific Northwest, before she settled in Portland Oregon. After practicing massage therapy for 6 years, she went back to school at Pacific University to pursue her interest in sports medicine: the research, reporting, writing, and blogs (well, really anything to do with massage therapy and athletes). She now holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, emphasizing Motor Behavior Learning, and continues her research project on the quantification of massage therapy techniques.
April is also a member of the Massage Therapy Foundation’s writing group: a team that publishes a monthly research article synopsis in MassageToday.com. When not glued to a research journal, she can be found running the trails of Forest Park with her dog, cycling to work, or training for a sprint triathlon.
As a healthcare provider and massage therapy researcher, April recognizes the importance of evidence informed treatments and blending the science to fit your individual needs.
April has been a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association and nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork (NCTMB) since 2001, in both Washington (MA000) and Oregon (#10913). She became a Nationally Licensed Medical Massage Therapist in 2005.
This year April Neufeld was voted in as Treasurer for the American Massage Therapy Association’s Oregon chapter.
April Neufeld presented her massage therapy research at the 3rd International Fascia Research Congress in Vancouver, BC.
April Neufeld received a grant to pursue her massage therapy research with Pacific University from the American Massage Therapy Association’s Oregon chapter.
December 19, 2011
Movement Therapy Clinic was voted Best Sports Massage in the Northwest!
The votes are in, and Competitor magazine’s readers have once again chosen their favorite products, events and services in the active sports world. The results of the annual reader survey—votes are tabulated on the magazine’s website—will be published in the January 2012 issue of Competitor. More than 5,000 readers voted to choose their favorites of 2011.“Our readers go to more events, visit more stores and try more new products than anyone,” says Competitor SVP/Publisher Doug Kaplan. “Our collection of Best of Awards is a great way to find the best innovators across the country.”