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International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974948/utilizing-chair-massage-to-address-one-woman-s-health-in-rural-ghana-west-africa-a-case-report
#1
Cathy J Meryanos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is limited access to health care in rural Ghana and virtually no rehabilitative services available. This situation presents a unique opportunity to utilize chair massage in addressing women's health in rural Ghana, particularly when it comes to muscle pain and fatigue from heavy labor. The objective of this case report is to determine the results of chair massage as a strategy to reduce neck, shoulder, and back pain, while increasing range of motion. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 63-year-old Ghanaian female, who was struck by a public transport van while carrying a 30-50 pound load on her head, two years prior...
December 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974947/impact-of-massage-therapy-on-fatigue-pain-and-spasticity-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-pilot-study
#2
Deborah Backus, Christine Manella, Anneke Bender, Mark Sweatman
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, immune-mediated, inflammatory disease that leads to fatigue, pain, and spasticity, as well as other sensorimotor and cognitive changes. Often traditional medical approaches are ineffective in alleviating these disruptive symptoms. Although about one-third of surveyed individuals report they use massage therapy (MT) as an adjunct to medical treatment, there is little empirical evidence that MT is effective for symptom management in people with MS...
December 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974946/meet-the-new-education-and-practice-section-editor
#3
EDITORIAL
Grant J Rich
This article serves as an introduction to Grant J. Rich, PhD LMT BCTMB, the new IJTMB Education and Practice Section Editor, and describes his education and experience.
December 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974945/upcoming-ijtmb-initiatives-from-the-interim-executive-editor
#4
EDITORIAL
Ann Blair Kennedy
It is an honor and a privilege to be appointed the Interim Executive Editor for the IJTMB; I am lucky to have some initiatives that were already in development by the previous editorial team that I hope to bring to fruition over the next few months. First, I hope to increase the Journal's Internet presence through social media to expand readership and encourage new submitters. The second initiative is a mentoring program to assist writers with their submissions to the Journal. Finally, I, and the rest of the editorial staff, will continue to evaluate the process, procedures, and forms used in peer review...
December 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648111/erratum-oral-poster-abstracts-from-the-2016-international-massage-therapy-research-conference
#5
(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article on p. 9 in vol. 9.].
September 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648110/case-study-the-use-of-massage-therapy-to-relieve-chronic-low-back-pain
#6
Laura Allen
OBJECTIVES: To study the effects of massage on chronic low-back pain in a patient with four different diagnoses: osteoarthritis, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. The patient's goal was to cut down on the amount of pain medication he takes. METHODS: A 63-year-old man with chronic back pain received four massages across a twenty-day period. Progress was recorded using the Oswestry Low Back Pain Scale, as he self-reported on levels of pain and interference with his activities of daily living...
September 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648109/clarifying-definitions-for-the-massage-therapy-profession-the-results-of-the-best-practices-symposium
#7
Ann B Kennedy, Jerrilyn A Cambron, Patricia A Sharpe, Ravensara S Travillian, Ruth P Saunders
BACKGROUND: Massage therapists are at times unclear about the definition of massage therapy, which creates challenges for the profession. It is important to investigate the current definitions and to consider the field as a whole in order to move toward clarity on what constitutes the constructs within the profession. PURPOSE: To determine how a sample of experts understand and describe the field of massage therapy as a step toward clarifying definitions for massage and massage therapy, and framing the process of massage therapy practice...
September 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648108/identifying-inconsistencies-and-reporting-deficits-in-therapeutic-massage-and-bodywork-tmb-case-reports-authored-by-tmb-practitioners-a-tmb-adapted-case-report-care-guidelines-audit-through-2014
#8
Niki Munk, Sarah Shue, Emilee Freeland, Rick Ralston, Karen T Boulanger
INTRODUCTION: Case reports are a fundamental tool through which therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB) practitioners can inform research and impact their field by detailing the presentation, treatment, and follow-up of a single individual encountered in practice. Inconsistencies in case reporting limit their impact as fundamental sources of clinical evidence. Using the TMB-adapted CAse REport (CARE) guidelines, the current study sought to provide a rich description regarding the reporting quality of TMB practitioner authored TMB case reports in the literature...
September 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648107/not-birds-of-a-feather-case-reports-case-studies-and-single-subject-research
#9
EDITORIAL
Antony Porcino
If the practice of therapeutic massage and bodywork (TMB) is to become evidence-informed, practitioners, educators, and presenters must better develop their research literacy and critical appraisal skills. Given that the IJTMB supports the publication of case reports as one fundamental form of knowledge development within the fields of TMB, it is imperative that researchers, educators, and practitioners know the difference between case reports and similar, but unrelated, forms of research. There are legal and ethical implications that must be carefully considered for each form of research or reporting...
September 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27257446/dynamic-angular-petrissage-as-treatment-for-axillary-web-syndrome-occurring-after-surgery-for-breast-cancer-a-case-report
#10
Paul A Lewis, Joan E Cunningham
BACKGROUND: In the context of breast cancer, axillary web syndrome (AWS), also called lymphatic cording, typically presents in the weeks after axillary surgery. This painful condition, likely lymphofibrotic in origin, restricts upper extremity range of motion (ROM). There is no established treatment, although physical therapy and other approaches have been used to variable effect. This report describes treatment of a female client with AWS, who had recently undergone a unilateral simple mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy plus axillary dissection...
June 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27257445/intradialytic-massage-for-leg-cramps-among-hemodialysis-patients-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Diane Mastnardo, Janice M Lewis, Kristi Hall, Catherine M Sullivan, Katrice Cain, Jacqueline Theurer, Anne Huml, Ashwini R Sehgal
BACKGROUND: Patients on hemodialysis often experience muscle cramps that result in discomfort, shortened treatment times, and inadequate dialysis dose. Cramps have been associated with adversely affecting sleep and health-related quality of life, depression and anxiety. There is limited evidence available about massage in dialysis; however, massage in cancer patients has demonstrated decreases in pain, inflammation, and feelings of anxiety. These correlations indicate massage may be an effective treatment modality for hemodialysis-related lower extremity cramping...
June 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27257444/does-a-journal-have-an-ethical-monitoring-duty
#12
Antony Porcino
Research and ethics are inseparable. Based on abhorrent research abuses under the cloak of scientific enquiry, development of the process for the ethical overview of research on/with humans was undertaken. By the end of the twentieth century, sufficient and extensive local and international principles, guidelines, legislations, and treaties about research on humans were in place, with all human-based research requiring review by independent research ethics committees (RECs). With so much established knowledge and legislation about the ethical management of the research process and REC oversight, is there a role for journal editorial boards in ethical oversight? Recommendations from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the basis of the editorial policies of the IJTMB, include the requirement that research must be approved by an REC, and documentation of that review should be included in each article...
June 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26977217/bowenwork-for-migraine-relief-a-case-report
#13
Sandra L Gustafson
INTRODUCTION: Migraine is a complex neurological disorder characterized by episodic, neurogenic, cerebrovascular inflammation and hypersensitization of brain tissues and the central nervous system, causing severe pain and debility. Research literature points mostly to pharmaceutical prophylactic and symptomatic treatments, nonpharmaceutical, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches, acupuncture, massage and bodywork studies, and none has been published on Bowenwork for migraine intervention...
March 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26977216/massage-therapy-treatment-and-outcomes-for-a-patient-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-report
#14
Yolanda Casciaro
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex neurological disorder. The disease is progressive and, in time, results in severe disability. Many patients turn to massage in an attempt to alleviate symptoms of pain and rigidity, though the effects of massage with respect to PD are not well studied. This case adds one more instance in which massage therapy has provided temporary respite from resting tremor, one unrelenting symptom of PD. OBJECTIVE: To determine if massage therapy can produce favorable outcomes with respect to the severity of rigidity and tremor in a patient with PD...
March 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26977215/comparing-the-effects-of-rest-and-massage-on-return-to-homeostasis-following-submaximal-aerobic-exercise-a-case-study
#15
Portia B Resnick
INTRODUCTION: Postexercise massage can be used to help promote recovery from exercise on the cellular level, as well as systemically by increasing parasympathetic activity. No studies to date have been done to assess the effects of massage on postexercise metabolic changes, including excess postexercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of massage recovery and resting recovery on a subject's heart rate variability and selected metabolic effects following a submaximal treadmill exercise session...
March 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26977214/departing-thoughts-from-ijtmb-s-practice-education-section-editor-critical-inquiry-dichotomy-vs-continuum-and-improving-tmb-discourse
#16
Niki Munk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26668675/erratum-practice-and-research-in-australian-massage-therapy-a-national-workforce-survey
#17
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26668674/the-use-of-an-informational-video-to-improve-patient-satisfaction-preparedness-mood-and-empowerment
#18
Amanda Baskwill, Bryn Sumpton
BACKGROUND: Massage therapy is commonly used in Canada for the treatment of a wide range of health concerns. Massage therapy is changing to meet the health care needs of Canadians. Rapid changes to the profession may create a gap between patient expectations of massage therapy treatment based on historic views of the profession and their experience in today's practice. This gap could lead to patient confusion, dissatisfaction, or other negative outcomes. PURPOSE: This study sought to understand whether patient satisfaction, preparedness, mood, and patient empowerment are improved when new patients who attend a student massage therapy clinic watch an informational video, compared to those who receive the standard paper information sheet...
December 2015: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26668673/avoiding-common-writing-mistakes-that-make-your-editors-and-reviewers-cringe
#19
Antony Porcino, Albert Moraska
Writing for scientific journals is not an inherently simple task for most people. It requires purposeful effort and multiple revisions of the initial manuscript draft. While each author and article has its own individuality, writing well to address the core elements of a scientific report is necessary. As editors of the IJTMB, we often see weaknesses in the core elements of the manuscripts we receive. This editorial summarizes common recurring issues, and provides suggestions on how to avoid these pitfalls in the submission of a research article or case report to the IJTMB...
December 2015: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26388962/report-of-the-nih-task-force-on-research-standards-for-chronic-low-back-pain
#20
Richard A Deyo, Samuel F Dworkin, Dagmar Amtmann, Gunnar Andersson, David Borenstein, Eugene Carragee, John Carrino, Roger Chou, Karon Cook, Anthony DeLitto, Christine Goertz, Partap Khalsa, John Loeser, Sean Mackey, James Panagis, James Rainville, Tor Tosteson, Dennis Turk, Michael Von Korff, Debra K Weiner
UNLABELLED: Despite rapidly increasing intervention, functional disability due to chronic low back pain (cLBP) has increased in recent decades. We often cannot identify mechanisms to explain the major negative impact cLBP has on patients' lives. Such cLBP is often termed non-specific, and may be due to multiple biologic and behavioral etiologies. Researchers use varied inclusion criteria, definitions, baseline assessments, and outcome measures, which impede comparisons and consensus. The NIH Pain Consortium therefore charged a Research Task Force (RTF) to draft standards for research on cLBP...
September 2015: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
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