Classroom – Applying Evidence Based Practice: Is massage therapy effective in reducing symptoms of cervicogenic headache in adults?

Question: Is massage therapy effective in reducing symptoms of cervicogenic headache in adults? History of the Case: “DJ” is a 47 year old female with a medical diagnosis of cervicogenic headache post-whiplash injury to her neck, sustained in a MVA on 3/1/07. In the accident, DJ was driving her car at 65mph in highway traffic

Classroom – PT Journal Case Study Review of the Clinical Reasoning Process

Bibliographic Citation: McClure, PW, Flowers, KR. Treatment of Limited Shoulder Motion: A Case Study Based on Biomechanical Considerations. Physical Therapy. 1992(72):929-936 McClure and Flowers presented a case study of a 57 year old woman who sustained a fracture-dislocation of the humeral head (1) They described the patient’s examination, PT interventions used and outcomes to restore

Classroom – The Effectiveness of Massage in Reducing Symptoms of Cervicogenic Headaches: Applying Evidence – A Case Study

Manual therapists frequently employ soft tissue mobilization interventions such as massage or myofascial release to reduce symptoms of pain, muscle spasm and trigger points in their clients. There is substantial evidence to support the use of such interventions. In this age of rapidly changing health care policies and managed care limitations on therapy reimbursement, it

Classroom – Muscle Energy Makes Stretching Easy

Muscle Energy Makes Stretching Easy As the population ages, more people present stiffness as a key component of their physical limitations. How do we meet the demand for improved functional mobility with these patients? To accomplish this goal, therapists must enhance their skills for improving mobility using evidence-based techniques. Muscle energy techniques (MET) are advocated