Ten Best Open Access Research 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 massage therapy research, 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 list of 10 open access article sourced from peer-reviewed publications indexed on Pubmed, to make your life easier.


Ten Open Access Articles for Massage Therapists


Jain, N. B., Wilcox, R. B., Katz, J. N., & Higgins, L. D. (2013). Clinical Examination of the Rotator Cuff. PM&R.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23332909 

Kennedy, A.B., Patil, N., Trilk, J.L. (2018). ‘Recover quicker, train harder, and increase flexibility’: massage therapy for elite paracyclists, a mixedmethods study. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29387449

Kennedy, A.B., Munk, N. (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

Martin, R., Martin, H.D., Kivlan, B.R. (2017). Nerve entrapment in the hip region: current concepts review. Int J Sports Phys Ther.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29234567

Nahin, R. L., Boineau, R., Khalsa, P. S., Stussman, B. J., & Weber, W. J. (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

Pelletier, R., Higgins, J., & Bourbonnais, D. (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

Rossettini, G., Carlino, E., Testa, M. (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

Ryan, V., Brown, H., Lowe, C. J., & Lewis, J. S. (2016). The pathophysiology associated with primary (idiopathic) frozen shoulder: A systematic review. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27527912

Shah, J., Thaker, N., Heimur, J., Aredo, J., Sikdar, S., & Gerber, L. (2015). Myofascial Trigger Points Then and Now: A Historical and Scientific Perspective. PM&R.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25724849 

Vigotsky, A. D., & Bruhns, R. P. (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