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AMTA Collaborating With Health & Healing Center to Analyze Efficacy of Massage in Integrated Care

AMTA is collaborating with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, to focuses on research analyses of the effectiveness of therapeutic massage in care provided to inpatients in the hospital from July 2005 through December 2009.

“We are pleased to be supporting this effort because of our on-going commitment to advancing quality research and evidence-informed practice and as part of our industry relations activity,” says AMTA President Glenath Moyle.  “It is the first major achievement toward our research and industry relations goals this year.”

The approach will be an in-depth analysis of more than 13,000 patients who received integrative therapies compared with 2,400 patients who did not.  Since therapeutic massage is the most common integrative therapy provided at Abbott Northwestern, the results of the study will provide the first comprehensive evidence on the effectiveness of therapeutic massage therapy in a “real-world” inpatient setting.

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