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Why Supplement Physical Therapy With Massage?

09 Jul 2014

Health care needs encompass a wide range of conditions.  There are modalities that encourage wellness, those that relief symptoms or provide palliative care, as well as treatments and therapies which aid in healing  from an injury.  Sometimes, the process of recovering from an injury can be frustrating and tiring. Even relatively minor injuries, like a twisted knee or sprained ankle, can take a long time to heal. They may need physical therapy to regain lost strength and flexibility. There are strong indications that adding massage to physical therapy can be extremely beneficial. Massage Can Speed Recovery Time with Physical TherapyWhen massage ...

Massage Therapy: A Key Step For Healing Spinal Cord Injuries

11 Nov 2013

A recently-conducted study brings exciting news to those suffering from spinal cord injuries as well as those seeking to use massage therapy to help victims of this condition. The following benefits were found among those participating in the study:Increased range of motionImprovement in muscle strength Reduction in anxietyDecrease in depressionThe study was conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. There were ten participants in the study, equally divided among gender and averaging 39 years of age. Each participant had sustained a C5-C7 spinal cord injury for at least one year.Those participating in the groundbreaking ...

Massage Therapy Viewed as Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) In Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

16 Apr 2013

Massage therapy offers a variety of modalities of whether it is Eastern, Western or psycho-cognitive. What was once viewed as alternative treatments are now being viewed as a type of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). The medical profession, the insurance industry, and the public as they gain more information and education, are seeing the benefits and applications of massage therapy as another health care approach for the future. Doctors are increasingly seeing massage as effective and are ordering it as a therapeutic modality. Massage as a treatment option is being used in massage physical therapy and rehabilitation programs. Massage has been ...

Working Collaboratively and Confidently With Injured Clients

11 Jan 2013

It is often difficult to understand the extent of a client injuries.  They have to tell what they are feeling and describe the injury as they understand it. They may have heard from a doctor what is wrong, but were stressed at the time and not fully comprehending what they were told. If what they are saying is confusing and not altogether clear, it can be helpful for the therapist to carefully ask questions to get understanding and clarification. The information the client provides then can be helpful in determining how work with the injury and choose the right massage techniques and therapies.Developing ...