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Part I. Background Chapter 1. Historical Overview Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD Empirics Cycles of Boom and Bust Early Champions of Massage Early Massage Studies Two Paths for Massage Physiotherapy and Massage Latest Cycle of Massage Research Momentum for the Future Summary Critical Thinking Questions Chapter 2. Evidence-Based and Outcome-Based Approaches in Massage Carla-Krystin Andrade, PhD, PT, and Paul Clifford, BSc, RMT Why We Need Evidence, Outcomes, and Clinical Decision Making Evidence-Based Practice Outcome-Based Massage Integrating Clinical Decision Making, Outcome-Based Massage, and Evidence-Based Practice Practical Issues in Adopting Evidence-Based and Outcome-Based Approaches in Massage Directions for Future Research Summary Critical Thinking Questions Part II. Research Methods Chapter 3. Quantitative Research Methods Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, and Kimberly Goral, BS, NCTMB Why Use Quantitative Methods? Common Forms of Quantification Encountered in MT Research Common Quantitative Research Designs to Examine MT Summary Critical Thinking Questions Chapter 4. Qualitative Research Methods Carla-Krystin Andrade, PhD, PT, and Paul Clifford, BSc, RMT Why Do We Need Qualitative Research? Understanding Qualitative Research Qualitative Research Methodologies Qualitative Data Collection Methods Evaluating the Trustworthiness of Qualitative Research Reading Qualitative Research Articles Using Qualitative Research Methods in Massage Therapy Implications for Massage Therapy Summary Critical Thinking Questions Chapter 5. Mixed Methods Research Marja Verhoef, MSc, PhD Reasons for Using a Mixed Methods Research Design Mixed Methods Designs Conducting Mixed Methods Research Applications of Mixed Methods Research Whole Systems Research Summary Critical Thinking Questions Part III. Populations and Conditions Chapter 6. Pediatrics Stacey Shipwright, BA (Hons), RMT Effects of Massage Therapy on Pediatric Populations Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions of Future Research Case Study Summary Chapter 7. Pregnancy and Labor Amanda Baskwill, BEd, RMT Effects of Massage Therapy on Pregnancy Effects of Massage Therapy on Labor Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions of Future Research Case Study Summary Chapter 8. Athletes Stuart Galloway, PhD, Angus Hunter, PhD, and Joan M. Watt The Varied Nature of Sport Massage Effects of Massage Therapy on Athletes Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions for Future Research Case Study Summary Chapter 9. Massage and Older Adults Diana L. Thompson, LMP Effects of Massage Therapy on Older Adult Populations Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions for Future Research Case Study Summary Chapter 10. Headaches Albert Moraska, PhD Headache Types Secondary Issues for Headache Sufferers Causes of Headache Effects of Massage Therapy on Headache Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions for Future Research Case Study Summary Chapter 11. Neck and Shoulder Pain Bodhi G. Haraldsson, RMT Classification of Neck Pain Epidemiology of Neck and Shoulder Pain Effects of Massage Therapy on Neck and Shoulder Pain Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions for Future Research Case Study Summary Chapter 12. Low Back Pain Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, Andrea D. Furlan, MD, PhD, Marta Imamura, MD, PhD, and Emma L. Irvin, BA Effects and Safety of Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions for Future Research Case Study Summary Chapter 13. Anxiety and Depression Christopher A. Moyer, PhD Anxiety and Depression: Overview Effects of Massage Therapy on Anxiety and Depression Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions for Future Research Case Study Summary Chapter 14. Massage for Adults With a History of Sexual Trauma Cynthia J. Price, PhD, MA, LMT Overview of Sexual Trauma Effects of Massage Therapy for Women with a History of Sexual Trauma Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions for Future Research Case Study Summary Chapter 15. Scars Ania Kania, BSc, RMT Overview of the Condition: Scar Tissue Effects of Massage Therapy in the Treatment of Scar Tissue Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions for Future Research Case Study Summary Chapter 16. Fibromyalgia Douglas Nelson, LMT, NMT Theorized Causes of FMS Effects of Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions for Future Research Case Study Summary Chapter 17. Cancer Janice E. Post-White, PhD, RN, FAAN Effects and Safety of Massage Therapy in Cancer Care Explaining Massage Therapy Effects Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice Directions for Future Research Case Study Summary Part IV. Connecting Research and Practice Chapter 18. Integrating Massage Therapy Research and Education Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT Ensuring Safety, Building Capacity Teaching Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice Interprofessional Education for an Integrated Health Care System Conducting Research in MT Educational Institutions Summary Critical Thinking Questions Chapter 19. Integrating Research in Clinical Practice Janet R. Kahn, PhD, LMT Evidence-Based Practice Versus Humanistic Client Care What is Best Evidence? Accessing and Using Research to Help Your Clients Comparative Research Recommendations for MTs Summary Critical Thinking Questions Chapter 20. Clinical Case Reports Michael D. Hamm, LMP CCST The Value of CRs What Is a Case Report? Preparing a Case Report Telling a Story: The Content of a Case Report MT and Hypochondroplasia: An Example Future Directions Summary Critical Thinking Questions Chapter 21. Writing Journal Articles Paul Finch, PhD, MSc, DPodM Types of Journal Article Choice of Journal Writing the Paper Writing Style Summary Critical Thinking Questions Chapter 22. Attitudes, Beliefs, and Expectations in Massage Therapy Karen T. Boulanger, MS, CMT, and Christopher A. Moyer, PhD Attitudes, Belief, and Expectations Defined and Differentiated Influential Models Not Yet Applied to MT Existing Research Directions for Future Research Summary Critical Thinking Questions Chapter 23: Directions and Dilemmas in Massage Therapy Research: A Workshop Report from the 2009 North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, and Stacey Shipwright, BA (Hons), RMT Method Results Appendix Summary Critical Thinking Questions

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Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, is a clinician, researcher, and educator specializing in massage education and integrative health care. She has over 30 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and clinician in massage therapy, and complementary and integrated health care. She is currently Associate Vice President of Research and Corporate Planning for Centennial College in Toronto, and Past Chair of Heads of Applied Research, encompassing all 24 colleges in Ontario, Canada. Dryden is also former chair of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (provincial government regulatory body for massage therapy) and was dean of the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic from 1990 to 1999. Dryden is a trailblazer and a catalyst for change. Her vision and leadership continue to be instrumental in the development of evidence-based practice in massage therapy and in the creation of a culture of inquiry and integrated, client-centered health care in Canada and beyond. Her work is an extension of her lifelong commitment to fundamental issues of equity, human rights, and excellence in health care, public policy, and education. Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, is a behavioral scientist who focuses on the study of massage therapy, including its effects on anxiety, depression, and physiological activity. He is currently assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a research section editor of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, and on the editorial board for the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. He was a member of the scientific advisory committee for the 2010 Highlighting Massage Therapy in Complementary and Integrative Research Conference and currently serves on UW-Stout's Optimal Health Advisory Committee. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Medal (doctoral level) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education and was nominated for the American Psychological Association's 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology. Moyer was a three-time recipient of the Avery Brundage Scholarship from the University of Illinois and was named to the University of Illinois' Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students.

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