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Evidence-Based Massage Therapy

(3 reviews)

Richard Lebert

Copyright Year: 2018

Publisher: eCampusOntario

Language: English

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Reviewed by Jenna Encheff, Professor; Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Trine University on 4/23/21

This open textbook presents a very comprehensive evidence-based picture of the theories of and behind many forms of massage and soft tissue mobilization (STM). The author presents an easy to follow and logically organized format including the... read more

Reviewed by Kathleen Laquale, Full Professor, Bridgewater State University on 6/29/20

Because the material is presented as a handbook, it cannot be all inclusive of the practices of a massage therapist. However, of what is presented the author provides concise, practical and accurate information for the novice massage therapist... read more

Reviewed by Judy Gawron, Professor Physical Therapist Assistant and Massage Therapy Programs, Berkshire Community College on 6/3/20

The text Evidence-Based Massage Therapy provides introduction to managing musculoskeletal pain with massage therapy. The author uses a consistent, easy to follow framework for each module. Each topic stays specific to the topic, while integrating... read more

Table of Contents

  • I. Setting the Groundwork for Evidence-Based Massage
  • II. Theories and Treatment Strategies
  • III. Clinical Examination
  • IV. Massage Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain
  • V. Complementary Therapies

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About the Book

Massage Therapists want to help people, and part of our approach requires having a clear message of who we are and the value we offer. Adopting an evidence-based conceptual framework offers a solution, as it can provide a cohesive message of our nature and value.

This clinical practice handbook will prove essential to massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, psychologists and other health professionals who care for people with musculoskeletal pain. It will be continuously updated as new research becomes available.

About the Contributors


Richard Lebert is an educator, researcher, and health care professional with a focus on digital literacy, interprofessional collaboration and person-centred care. He is Associate Faculty in The School of Health Science, Community Services and Creative Design at Lambton College and a Registered Massage Therapist with over ten years of experience. In addition to his training as a massage therapist, Richard has certification in Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University and a Certificate of Online and Open Learning from The University of Windsor.

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