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While efficacy of massage and other nonpharmacological treatments for chronic low back pain are established, stakeholders have called for pragmatic studies of effectiveness in “real-world” primary health care. Hear how the Kentucky Pain Research and Outcomes Study evaluated massage therapy’s impact on pain, disability, and health-related quality of life for patients with chronic low back pain.
The Massage Therapy Foundation’s International Massage Therapy Research Conferences are designed to bring together an engaged community of thought leaders, educators, therapists, and allied health practitioners to discuss massage therapy research. This session was originally presented in 2019. For more information, please visit the Massage Therapy Foundation.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Describe recent research about the benefits of massage therapy for low back pain.
- Identify a few of the common issues that people who suffer from low back pain commonly face.
- Discuss the massage impact on pain, disability, and health-related quality of life for primary care patients with chronic low back pain.
About the author(s)
Katie Stewart, BS, LMT, RCST, is a massage therapist, an educator and a researcher. She is a faculty member at the University of Kentucky and has worked on the CAIPEC project to improve the delivery of chronic pain management to Central Appalachia residents through an evidence-based and inter-professional approach.
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MS #535; LCEU0002395
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