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Massage Therapy for Chronic Low-Back Pain
Research released in July 2011 expanded on previous studies demonstrating the effectiveness of massage therapy for chronic low back pain. Researchers found that “patients receiving massage were twice as likely as those receiving usual care to report significant improvements in both their pain and function”. The study was conducted [...]
In this month’s Massage Therapy Foundation Research Column, we are exploring how massage works on a physiological level. While massage has been shown to be effective in various settings – little is known about the mechanism of how massage produces its benefits.
It is commonly thought that at least some of [...]
The AMTA House of Delegates adopted this Position Statement during the 2012 National Convention in Raleigh, NC. Just one more reason to get regular massage!
Pain affects the life, quality of life, and work of the American public.2 In many people, pain medications can have unpleasant side effects.3 Considering the number of people reporting pain and its effects on quality of life, and with pain medications not necessarily being the best option, the American public has become interested in examining [...]
Dear Family, Friends, Colleagues and Clients,
While my time in London is over and I am back at home, (almost!) ready to get back to my “Real Life”, my London 2012 Adventure will live on for a long, long time. I will, once I catch my breath, post some reflections and fun stories about my [...]
Today (Sunday, August 12) is the Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. By all reports, the event, beginning at 9p UK time, will not disappoint. I have decided not to use my ticket to Victoria Park to view it with 50,000 others on a huge outdoor screen (which I did and had a [...]
On the calendar hanging on the door in my flat, it is Thursday, Day 13 of the Games, Day 19 into my London 2012 Adventure and Day 6 until I head Back Across the Pond to home. If I were a player of the Lottery, those are the numbers that I would put on my [...]
The Games are beginning to wind down and the Village is beginning to thin out and knowing that this was happening, I guess that I thought that the Clinic would be on the downside too. Well, not so much! If today was any indication, we will be busy until the last Athlete, coach and trainer [...]