Ten Must Read Open Access Articles for Massage Therapists

 Ten Best Open Access Research Articles for Massage Therapists

Ten Best Open Access Research Articles for Massage Therapists

If you are a massage therapist who is interested in reading research papers, PubMed is a great resource but most massage therapists do not have academic access to journals. 

This is not the only barriers to entry, sorting through the data is like drinking from a fire-hose, if you search Massage therapy on PubMed you will get nearly 14,000 returns. So, if you don't feel like sorting through all those listings I have put together a curated selection of open access article to make your life easier.


Ten Must Read Open Access Articles for Massage Therapists


ONE

Bishop et al. (2015). What effect can manual therapy have on a patient's pain experience? Pain Manag. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26401979


TWO

Kennedy & Munk (2017). Experienced Practitioners' Beliefs Utilized to Create a Successful Massage Therapist Conceptual Model: a Qualitative Investigation. Int J Ther Massage Bodywork.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28690704


THREE

Martin et al. (2017). Nerve entrapment in the hip region: current concepts review. Int J Sports Phys Ther.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29234567


FOUR

Nahin et al. (2016). Evidence-Based Evaluation of Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Management in the United States. Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27594189


FIVE

Oliveira et al. (2018). Clinical practice guidelines for the management of non-specific low back pain in primary care: an updated overview. Eur Spine J.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29971708


SIX

Pelletier et al. (2015). Is neuroplasticity in the central nervous system the missing link to our understanding of chronic musculoskeletal disorders? BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25887644


SEVEN

Rossettini et al. (2018). Clinical relevance of contextual factors as triggers of placebo and nocebo effects in musculoskeletal pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29357856


EIGHT

Shah et al. (2015). Myofascial Trigger Points Then and Now: A Historical and Scientific Perspective. PM&R.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25724849 


NINE

Vigotsky & Bruhns (2015). The Role of Descending Modulation in Manual Therapy and Its Analgesic Implications. Pain Research and Treatment. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26788367 


TEN

Zügel et al. (2018). Fascial tissue research in sports medicine: from molecules to tissue adaptation, injury and diagnostics. Br J Sports Med.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30072398