The first medical description of phantom limb pain was given in the 1500’s by a French military surgeon, who noticed that patients would report severe pain in the missing limb following amputation. Throughout history there are many other reports in medical literature and in popular literature of similar sensations.Read More
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Interpreting and applying research to the field of massage therapy.
Posts look at ideas, discoveries and developments in the fields of sports medicine, neuroscience, pain physiology and clinical anatomy.
Non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions are being embraced by the medical community because they are simple to carry out, economical, and have relatively minor side effects.
One treatment approach that can be used as part of an individualized multi-modal program to manage persistent pain is nerve mobilizations. The most recent meta-analysis on the topic was published in The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. This study suggests that nerve mobilizations are useful for patients with back and neck pain (Basson et al. 2017).Read More