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Neuromuscular massage therapy

P Iodice, G Lessiani, G Franzone, G Pezzulo
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is characterized by chronic pain in multiple myofascial trigger points and fascial constrictions. In recent years, the scientific literature has recognized the need to include the patient with MPS in a multidimensional rehabilitation project. At the moment, the most widely recognized therapeutic methods for the treatment of myofascial syndrome include the stretch and spray pressure massage. Microcurrent electric neuromuscular stimulation was proposed in pain management for its effects on normalizing bioelectricity of cells and for its sub-sensory application...
April 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Katy L de Valle, Zoe E Davidson, Rachel A Kennedy, Monique M Ryan, Kate M Carroll
PURPOSE: To record the use and perceived benefits of mainstream allied health services, complementary therapies, nutritional supplements and structured physical activity in a paediatric population of males with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy. METHOD: A questionnaire was distributed to 125 parents of males with a dystrophinopathy within a tertiary neuromuscular clinic population in Melbourne, Australia. RESULTS: Response rate to the survey was 41%...
2016: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Mary Lillias Wakefield
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) refers to a group of conditions resulting from compression of the neurovascular structures of the thoracic outlet. The parameters for physical therapy include myofascial release (MFR), neuromuscular therapy (NMT), muscle strengthening, and stretching. This case study examined the effects of neuromuscular therapy, massage, and other manual therapies on a 56-year-old female presenting with bilateral numbness over the forearms and hands on waking...
December 2014: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
D Sardaru, L Pendefunda
UNLABELLED: Facial paralysis, in the form of Bell's syndrome, is an acute paralysis of idiopathic origin. Disability in patients with this medical condition is the result of impairment or loss of complex and multidimensional functions of the face like emotion expression through facial mimics, facial identity and communication. AIM: This study aimed to present new and improved practical manual techniques in the area of facial neuromuscular facilitations and to review the literature for disability indexes and facial nerve grading...
January 2013: Revista Medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti Din Iaş̧i
Z I Fedotova, S A Eremin, R B Ozdoeva, D A Krasavina, Z N Konovalova
Twenty-seven patients with pain due to the imbalance of the body were examined. Clinical evaluation of patients before and after treatment included a general orthopedic examination, computer optical topography, surface electroneuromyography. The main group (17 patients) received injections of the drug lantoks in spastic muscles, the control group received a standard set of treatment to relieve spasticity (massage, exercise therapy, FTL, pharmacotherapy). The treatment gave a significant difference between the main and control groups in the results of changing the parameters of posture and electrophysiological parameters of muscle as well as the duration of pain relief...
2013: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Robin S Streit
Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS) is a neuromuscular condition affecting brachial plexus functionality. NTOS is characterized by paresthesia, pain, muscle fatigue, and restricted mobility in the upper extremity. This study quantified massage therapy's possible contribution to treatment of NTOS. A 24-year-old female with NTOS received eight treatments over 35 days. Treatment included myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cross fiber friction, muscle stripping, and gentle passive stretching. Abduction and lateral rotation at the glenohumeral (GH joint) assessments measured range of motion (ROM)...
January 2014: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Yasmin El Hage, Fabiano Politti, Carolina Marciela Herpich, Dowglas Fernando Magalhães de Souza, Cid André Fidelis de Paula Gomes, Cesar Ferreira Amorim, Tabajara de Oliveira Gonzalez, Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez
INTRODUCTION: The influence of the neuromuscular system on the cervical region and mastication is directly associated with mandibular movements and neck posture. Normal occlusal homeostasis depends on complex sensory feedback mechanisms of the periodontal ligament, temporomandibular joint and other structures of the stomatognathic system. This feedback serves as a regulatory mechanism that helps determine the force and nature of muscle contractions. Alterations in the muscles of mastication, neck muscles, and occlusal characteristics constitute causal factors of imbalances in the postural muscle chains, leading to alterations in the center of pressure (CoP) of the feet...
2013: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
T V Isaeva
The present work was focused on the safety and effectiveness of the combined rehabilitative treatment in the case of pre-acute and acute cardioembolic stroke in 45 patients with varying degree of cardiac decompensation. The study showed that the use of "passive" remediation, such as the postural treatment, breathing exercises, selective massage, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, is safe and can be recommended to the patients with stroke and cardiac decompensation of different severity (II and III FC of chronic cardiac insufficiency)...
July 2013: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Thomas M Best, Burhan Gharaibeh, Johnny Huard
Skeletal muscle injuries are among the most common and frequently disabling injuries sustained by athletes. Repair of injured skeletal muscle is an area that continues to present a challenge for sports medicine clinicians and researchers due, in part, to complete muscle recovery being compromised by development of fibrosis leading to loss of function and susceptibility to re-injury. Injured skeletal muscle goes through a series of coordinated and interrelated phases of healing including degeneration, inflammation, regeneration and fibrosis...
November 2013: Postgraduate Medical Journal
Giuliano Piccoliori, Adolf Engl, Doris Gatterer, Emiliano Sessa, Jürgen in der Schmitten, Heinz-Harald Abholz
BACKGROUND: There are several guidelines dealing with the management of low back pain (LBP), but only few studies on the quality of care provided within General Practices as judged against those guidelines.The objective of this study is to analyse the management of LBP in Italian General Practice and compare it with guideline recommendations. METHODS: In this observational study, all patients visiting their General Practitioners (GPs) for treatment of LBP within a 8-week period were monitored for at least four weeks with regard to symptoms and diagnostic and therapeutic interventions...
2013: BMC Family Practice
F Michel, P Decavel, E Toussirot, L Tatu, E Aleton, G Monnier, P Garbuio, B Parratte
OBJECTIVES: Piriformis Muscle Syndrome (PMS) is caused by sciatic nerve compression in the infrapiriformis canal. However, the pathology is poorly understood and difficult to diagnose. This study aimed to devise a clinical assessment score for PMS diagnosis and to develop a treatment strategy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred and fifty patients versus 30 control patients with disco-radicular conflict, plus 30 healthy control subjects were enrolled. A range of tests was used to produce a diagnostic score for PMS and an optimum treatment strategy was proposed...
July 2013: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Thomas M Best, Burhan Gharaibeh, Johnny Huard
Skeletal muscle injuries are among the most common and frequently disabling injuries sustained by athletes. Repair of injured skeletal muscle is an area that continues to present a challenge for sports medicine clinicians and researchers due, in part, to complete muscle recovery being compromised by development of fibrosis leading to loss of function and susceptibility to re-injury. Injured skeletal muscle goes through a series of coordinated and interrelated phases of healing including degeneration, inflammation, regeneration and fibrosis...
June 2013: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Rhonda-Marie Avery
BACKGROUND: A 66-year-old female client with cervical degenerative disc disease at lateral left facet joint C6/C7 was experiencing symptoms of chronic neck pain accompanied by limited cervical range of motion, as well as radicular left shoulder and arm pain. The objective of this case report was to describe the effect of therapeutic massage on the client's symptoms and impairments of cervical DDD. METHODS: Therapeutic massage interventions included soft-tissue manipulation using petrissage and neuromuscular techniques, fascial work, facilitated stretching, joint play, hydrotherapy, education on self-stretching, and positive guidance about condition management...
2012: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Glenn N Williams, Eric J Allen
CONTEXT: High ankle sprains are common in athletes who play contact sports. Most high ankle sprains are treated nonsurgically with a rehabilitation program. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: All years of PUBMED, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CINAHL PLUS, SPORTDiscuss, Google Scholar, and Web of Science were searched to August 2010, cross-referencing existing publications. Keywords included syndesmosis ankle sprain or high ankle sprain and the following terms: rehabilitation, treatment, cryotherapy, braces, orthosis, therapeutic modalities, joint mobilization, massage, pain, pain medications, TENS (ie, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation), acupuncture, aquatic therapy, strength, neuromuscular training, perturbation training, and outcomes...
November 2010: Sports Health
Cynthia Chapman, Barclay W Bakkum
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to present the case of a patient with an anatomical anomaly of the piriformis muscle who had a piriformis syndrome and was managed with chiropractic care. CASE REPORT: A 32-year-old male patient presented to a chiropractic clinic with a chief complaint of low back pain that radiated into his right buttock, right posterior thigh, and right posterior calf. The complaint began 5 years prior as a result of injuries during Airborne School in the US Army resulting in a 60% disability rating from the Veterans Administration...
March 2012: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Sanober Nusrat, Elsie Gulick, David Levinthal, Klaus Bielefeldt
Constipation and fecal incontinence are common in patients with neuromuscular diseases. Despite their high prevalence and potential impact on overall quality of life, few studies have addressed anorectal dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The goal of this paper is to define the prevalence, pathophysiology, impact, and potential treatment of constipation and incontinence in MS patients. Methods. The PubMed database was searched for English language publications between January 1973 and December 2011...
2012: ISRN Neurology
Matthew J Page, Denise O'Connor, Veronica Pitt, Nicola Massy-Westropp
BACKGROUND: Non-surgical treatment, including exercises and mobilisation, has been offered to people experiencing mild to moderate symptoms arising from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). However, the effectiveness and duration of benefit from exercises and mobilisation for this condition remain unknown. OBJECTIVES: To review the efficacy and safety of exercise and mobilisation interventions compared with no treatment, a placebo or another non-surgical intervention in people with CTS...
2012: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Paweł Cichocki, Ewelina Zyzniewska-Banaszak, Hanna Mosiejczuk
INTRODUCTION: Neuromuscular diseases progress to pathologic conditions which reveal structural or functional lesions of the elements forming the motor unit of the body. Typical clinical symptoms include muscle weakness, muscle flaccidity, pareses, and partial or total loss of reflexes. Excessive intensity of these symptoms leads i.a. to motor dysfunctions and ultimately to problems with physical development of children and youth. Treatment of such conditions is based on physiotherapy...
2011: Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis
Lies Rombaut, Fransiska Malfait, Inge De Wandele, Ann Cools, Youri Thijs, Anne De Paepe, Patrick Calders
OBJECTIVES: To describe medication use, surgery, and physiotherapy, and to examine the effect of these treatment modalities on functional impairment and amount of complaints among patients with the hypermobility type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS-HT). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Physical and rehabilitation medicine department and center for medical genetics. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with EDS-HT (N=79; 8 men, 71 women) were recruited for this study...
July 2011: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jennifer Zalta
BACKGROUND: The intent of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of massage therapy in the rehabilitation of post-anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patellofemoral pain syndrome. The primary complications following surgical repair of the anterior cruciate ligament-classified as patellofemoral pain syndrome-are hamstring flexion contracture and quadriceps weakness, leading to patellofemoral dysfunction and retropatellar pain. METHODS: Treatment included lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, neuromuscular techniques including trigger point release, muscle energy techniques and cross-fiber friction...
2008: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
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