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    Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice presents the latest research examining the evidence for the use of various massage therapy techniques in treating pathological conditions and special populations. In this resource readers will find a synthesis of information from the diverse fields of kinesiology, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and psychology.

    Authored by experts carefully selected for their specific knowledge, experience, and research acumen, Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice will assist both students and practitioners in these areas:
    • Learning the benefits of evidence-based massage therapy practice
    • Understanding various research methods
    • Developing research skills by learning guidelines for writing case reports and journal articles
    • Understanding how to integrate massage therapy research into education and clinical practice

    This text presents a seamless integration of research and practice in four parts, providing readers first with a background to the field of massage therapy followed by discussion of research methods. Next is an evidence-based presentation of the efficacy of massage therapy for conditions and populations often encountered in massage therapy practice. This clinicial section presents three patient populations (pediatric, athletic, and elderly); three pain-related types (headache, neck and shoulder pain, and low back pain); and six conditions that massage therapists may encounter: pregnancy and labor, scar treatment, cancer, fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression, and clients who have experienced sexual trauma. Recommendations and evidence-based treatment guidelines are clearly defined for each condition. Case reports developed from real-life cases are included in this section, offering readers a real-world context for the clinical content presented.

    The final section illustrates specific ways to integrate research into the educational and professional development of current and future massage therapists. It provides readers with the fundamental tools for a research-based approach in clinical practice, especially as it relates to special populations. A running glossary, chapter summaries, and critical thinking questions assist students in learning the content and act as self-study tools for practitioners.

    Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice offers both students and practitioners of massage therapy the most current evidence-based information, guidelines, and recommendations for the treatment of conditions often seen in massage therapy practice. This essential reference will assist practitioners in understanding the scientific literature and its application in enhancing the practice of this safe and effective health intervention.

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Contributors
    Foreword

    Part I. Background
    Chapter 1. Historical Overview
    Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD
    Empirics
    Cycles of Boom and Bust
    Early Champions of Massage
    Early Massage Studies
    Two Paths for Massage
    Physiotherapy and Massage
    Latest Cycle of Massage Research
    Momentum for the Future
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 2. Evidence-Based and Outcome-Based Approaches in Massage
    Carla-Krystin Andrade, PhD, PT, and Paul Clifford, BSc, RMT
    Why We Need Evidence, Outcomes, and Clinical Decision Making
    Evidence-Based Practice
    Outcome-Based Massage
    Integrating Clinical Decision Making, Outcome-Based Massage, and Evidence-Based Practice
    Practical Issues in Adopting Evidence-Based and Outcome-Based Approaches in Massage
    Directions for Future Research
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Part II. Research Methods
    Chapter 3. Quantitative Research Methods
    Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, and Kimberly Goral, BS, NCTMB
    Why Use Quantitative Methods?
    Common Forms of Quantification Encountered in MT Research
    Common Quantitative Research Designs to Examine MT
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 4. Qualitative Research Methods
    Carla-Krystin Andrade, PhD, PT, and Paul Clifford, BSc, RMT
    Why Do We Need Qualitative Research?
    Understanding Qualitative Research
    Qualitative Research Methodologies
    Qualitative Data Collection Methods
    Evaluating the Trustworthiness of Qualitative Research
    Reading Qualitative Research Articles
    Using Qualitative Research Methods in Massage Therapy
    Implications for Massage Therapy
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 5. Mixed Methods Research
    Marja Verhoef, MSc, PhD
    Reasons for Using a Mixed Methods Research Design
    Mixed Methods Designs
    Conducting Mixed Methods Research
    Applications of Mixed Methods Research
    Whole Systems Research
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Part III. Populations and Conditions
    Chapter 6. Pediatrics
    Stacey Shipwright, BA (Hons), RMT
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Pediatric Populations
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions of Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 7. Pregnancy and Labor
    Amanda Baskwill, BEd, RMT
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Pregnancy
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Labor
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions of Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 8. Athletes
    Stuart Galloway, PhD, Angus Hunter, PhD, and Joan M. Watt
    The Varied Nature of Sport Massage
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Athletes
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 9. Massage and Older Adults
    Diana L. Thompson, LMP
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Older Adult Populations
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 10. Headaches
    Albert Moraska, PhD
    Headache Types
    Secondary Issues for Headache Sufferers
    Causes of Headache
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Headache
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 11. Neck and Shoulder Pain
    Bodhi G. Haraldsson, RMT
    Classification of Neck Pain
    Epidemiology of Neck and Shoulder Pain
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Neck and Shoulder Pain
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 12. Low Back Pain
    Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, Andrea D. Furlan, MD, PhD, Marta Imamura, MD, PhD, and Emma L. Irvin, BA
    Effects and Safety of Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 13. Anxiety and Depression
    Christopher A. Moyer, PhD
    Anxiety and Depression: Overview
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Anxiety and Depression
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 14. Massage for Adults With a History of Sexual Trauma
    Cynthia J. Price, PhD, MA, LMT
    Overview of Sexual Trauma
    Effects of Massage Therapy for Women with a History of Sexual Trauma
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 15. Scars
    Ania Kania, BSc, RMT
    Overview of the Condition: Scar Tissue
    Effects of Massage Therapy in the Treatment of Scar Tissue
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 16. Fibromyalgia
    Douglas Nelson, LMT, NMT
    Theorized Causes of FMS
    Effects of Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 17. Cancer
    Janice E. Post-White, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Effects and Safety of Massage Therapy in Cancer Care
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Part IV. Connecting Research and Practice
    Chapter 18. Integrating Massage Therapy Research and Education
    Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT
    Ensuring Safety, Building Capacity
    Teaching Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice
    Interprofessional Education for an Integrated Health Care System
    Conducting Research in MT Educational Institutions
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 19. Integrating Research in Clinical Practice
    Janet R. Kahn, PhD, LMT
    Evidence-Based Practice Versus Humanistic Client Care
    What is Best Evidence?
    Accessing and Using Research to Help Your Clients
    Comparative Research
    Recommendations for MTs
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 20. Clinical Case Reports
    Michael D. Hamm, LMP CCST
    The Value of CRs
    What Is a Case Report?
    Preparing a Case Report
    Telling a Story: The Content of a Case Report
    MT and Hypochondroplasia: An Example
    Future Directions
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 21. Writing Journal Articles
    Paul Finch, PhD, MSc, DPodM
    Types of Journal Article
    Choice of Journal
    Writing the Paper
    Writing Style
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 22. Attitudes, Beliefs, and Expectations in Massage Therapy
    Karen T. Boulanger, MS, CMT, and Christopher A. Moyer, PhD
    Attitudes, Belief, and Expectations Defined and Differentiated
    Influential Models Not Yet Applied to MT
    Existing Research
    Directions for Future Research
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 23: Directions and Dilemmas in Massage Therapy Research: A Workshop Report from the 2009 North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine
    Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, and Stacey Shipwright, BA (Hons), RMT
    Method
    Results
    Appendix
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    References
    Index
    About the Editors

    Audience

    A text for massage therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy students. Also a resource for professionals in those areas as well as rehabilitation specialists.

    About the Editor

    Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, is a clinician, researcher, and educator specializing in massage education and integrative health care. She has over 30 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and clinician in massage therapy, and complementary and integrated health care. She is currently Associate Vice President of Research and Corporate Planning for Centennial College in Toronto, and Past Chair of Heads of Applied Research, encompassing all 24 colleges in Ontario, Canada. Dryden is also former chair of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (provincial government regulatory body for massage therapy) and was dean of the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic from 1990 to 1999. Dryden is a trailblazer and a catalyst for change. Her vision and leadership continue to be instrumental in the development of evidence-based practice in massage therapy and in the creation of a culture of inquiry and integrated, client-centered health care in Canada and beyond. Her work is an extension of her lifelong commitment to fundamental issues of equity, human rights, and excellence in health care, public policy, and education.

    Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, is a behavioral scientist who focuses on the study of massage therapy, including its effects on anxiety, depression, and physiological activity. He is currently assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a research section editor of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, and on the editorial board for the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. He was a member of the scientific advisory committee for the 2010 Highlighting Massage Therapy in Complementary and Integrative Research Conference and currently serves on UW-Stout's Optimal Health Advisory Committee. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Medal (doctoral level) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education and was nominated for the American Psychological Association’s 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology. Moyer was a three-time recipient of the Avery Brundage Scholarship from the University of Illinois and was named to the University of Illinois’ Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students.

    Ancillaries

    All ancillary materials are FREE to course adopters and available online at www.HumanKinetics.com/MassageTherapy.

    Test package. Features a bank of questions in mutiple-choice, true-or-false, essay, and fill-in-the-blank formats. The test package is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.

    eBook

    Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice presents the latest research examining the evidence for the use of various massage therapy techniques in treating pathological conditions and special populations. In this resource readers will find a synthesis of information from the diverse fields of kinesiology, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and psychology.

    Authored by experts carefully selected for their specific knowledge, experience, and research acumen, Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice will assist both students and practitioners in these areas:
    • Learning the benefits of evidence-based massage therapy practice
    • Understanding various research methods
    • Developing research skills by learning guidelines for writing case reports and journal articles
    • Understanding how to integrate massage therapy research into education and clinical practice

    This text presents a seamless integration of research and practice in four parts, providing readers first with a background to the field of massage therapy followed by discussion of research methods. Next is an evidence-based presentation of the efficacy of massage therapy for conditions and populations often encountered in massage therapy practice. This clinicial section presents three patient populations (pediatric, athletic, and elderly); three pain-related types (headache, neck and shoulder pain, and low back pain); and six conditions that massage therapists may encounter: pregnancy and labor, scar treatment, cancer, fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression, and clients who have experienced sexual trauma. Recommendations and evidence-based treatment guidelines are clearly defined for each condition. Case reports developed from real-life cases are included in this section, offering readers a real-world context for the clinical content presented.

    The final section illustrates specific ways to integrate research into the educational and professional development of current and future massage therapists. It provides readers with the fundamental tools for a research-based approach in clinical practice, especially as it relates to special populations. A running glossary, chapter summaries, and critical thinking questions assist students in learning the content and act as self-study tools for practitioners.

    Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice offers both students and practitioners of massage therapy the most current evidence-based information, guidelines, and recommendations for the treatment of conditions often seen in massage therapy practice. This essential reference will assist practitioners in understanding the scientific literature and its application in enhancing the practice of this safe and effective health intervention.

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Contributors
    Foreword

    Part I. Background
    Chapter 1. Historical Overview
    Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD
    Empirics
    Cycles of Boom and Bust
    Early Champions of Massage
    Early Massage Studies
    Two Paths for Massage
    Physiotherapy and Massage
    Latest Cycle of Massage Research
    Momentum for the Future
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 2. Evidence-Based and Outcome-Based Approaches in Massage
    Carla-Krystin Andrade, PhD, PT, and Paul Clifford, BSc, RMT
    Why We Need Evidence, Outcomes, and Clinical Decision Making
    Evidence-Based Practice
    Outcome-Based Massage
    Integrating Clinical Decision Making, Outcome-Based Massage, and Evidence-Based Practice
    Practical Issues in Adopting Evidence-Based and Outcome-Based Approaches in Massage
    Directions for Future Research
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Part II. Research Methods
    Chapter 3. Quantitative Research Methods
    Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, and Kimberly Goral, BS, NCTMB
    Why Use Quantitative Methods?
    Common Forms of Quantification Encountered in MT Research
    Common Quantitative Research Designs to Examine MT
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 4. Qualitative Research Methods
    Carla-Krystin Andrade, PhD, PT, and Paul Clifford, BSc, RMT
    Why Do We Need Qualitative Research?
    Understanding Qualitative Research
    Qualitative Research Methodologies
    Qualitative Data Collection Methods
    Evaluating the Trustworthiness of Qualitative Research
    Reading Qualitative Research Articles
    Using Qualitative Research Methods in Massage Therapy
    Implications for Massage Therapy
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 5. Mixed Methods Research
    Marja Verhoef, MSc, PhD
    Reasons for Using a Mixed Methods Research Design
    Mixed Methods Designs
    Conducting Mixed Methods Research
    Applications of Mixed Methods Research
    Whole Systems Research
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Part III. Populations and Conditions
    Chapter 6. Pediatrics
    Stacey Shipwright, BA (Hons), RMT
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Pediatric Populations
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions of Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 7. Pregnancy and Labor
    Amanda Baskwill, BEd, RMT
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Pregnancy
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Labor
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions of Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 8. Athletes
    Stuart Galloway, PhD, Angus Hunter, PhD, and Joan M. Watt
    The Varied Nature of Sport Massage
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Athletes
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 9. Massage and Older Adults
    Diana L. Thompson, LMP
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Older Adult Populations
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 10. Headaches
    Albert Moraska, PhD
    Headache Types
    Secondary Issues for Headache Sufferers
    Causes of Headache
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Headache
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 11. Neck and Shoulder Pain
    Bodhi G. Haraldsson, RMT
    Classification of Neck Pain
    Epidemiology of Neck and Shoulder Pain
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Neck and Shoulder Pain
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 12. Low Back Pain
    Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, Andrea D. Furlan, MD, PhD, Marta Imamura, MD, PhD, and Emma L. Irvin, BA
    Effects and Safety of Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 13. Anxiety and Depression
    Christopher A. Moyer, PhD
    Anxiety and Depression: Overview
    Effects of Massage Therapy on Anxiety and Depression
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 14. Massage for Adults With a History of Sexual Trauma
    Cynthia J. Price, PhD, MA, LMT
    Overview of Sexual Trauma
    Effects of Massage Therapy for Women with a History of Sexual Trauma
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 15. Scars
    Ania Kania, BSc, RMT
    Overview of the Condition: Scar Tissue
    Effects of Massage Therapy in the Treatment of Scar Tissue
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 16. Fibromyalgia
    Douglas Nelson, LMT, NMT
    Theorized Causes of FMS
    Effects of Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research Case Study
    Summary

    Chapter 17. Cancer
    Janice E. Post-White, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Effects and Safety of Massage Therapy in Cancer Care
    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects
    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice
    Directions for Future Research
    Case Study
    Summary

    Part IV. Connecting Research and Practice
    Chapter 18. Integrating Massage Therapy Research and Education
    Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT
    Ensuring Safety, Building Capacity
    Teaching Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice
    Interprofessional Education for an Integrated Health Care System
    Conducting Research in MT Educational Institutions
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 19. Integrating Research in Clinical Practice
    Janet R. Kahn, PhD, LMT
    Evidence-Based Practice Versus Humanistic Client Care
    What is Best Evidence?
    Accessing and Using Research to Help Your Clients
    Comparative Research
    Recommendations for MTs
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 20. Clinical Case Reports
    Michael D. Hamm, LMP CCST
    The Value of CRs
    What Is a Case Report?
    Preparing a Case Report
    Telling a Story: The Content of a Case Report
    MT and Hypochondroplasia: An Example
    Future Directions
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 21. Writing Journal Articles
    Paul Finch, PhD, MSc, DPodM
    Types of Journal Article
    Choice of Journal
    Writing the Paper
    Writing Style
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 22. Attitudes, Beliefs, and Expectations in Massage Therapy
    Karen T. Boulanger, MS, CMT, and Christopher A. Moyer, PhD
    Attitudes, Belief, and Expectations Defined and Differentiated
    Influential Models Not Yet Applied to MT
    Existing Research
    Directions for Future Research
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 23: Directions and Dilemmas in Massage Therapy Research: A Workshop Report from the 2009 North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine
    Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, and Stacey Shipwright, BA (Hons), RMT
    Method
    Results
    Appendix
    Summary
    Critical Thinking Questions

    References
    Index
    About the Editors

    Audience

    A text for massage therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy students. Also a resource for professionals in those areas as well as rehabilitation specialists.

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