50 patient evaluations for Massage Therapy

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Jul 1, 2012 (Started Aug 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for broken leg (right))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 15, 2012 (Started Aug 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for broken leg (right))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 25, 2012 (Started May 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Be sure your massage therapist is experienced in dealing with fibromyalgia and is willing to listen and seeks your input. Remember that you are in charge of the session, not the massage therapist, but be open to their input, as well.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 27, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support quality of life)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: i have found the Swedish method excellent. Next day slightly sore.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2011 (Started Jun 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in right hip)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in right foot)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in right hand and wrist)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in right elbow)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Monthly

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jun 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in right hip)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in right hand and wrist)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in right foot)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in right elbow)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Have stopped for now, and am having deep-tissue massage instead.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 22, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Myofascial release is now accomplished through deep tissue massage.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle stiffness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: My physiotherapist is a genius. He uses a combination of physical movement and needling. The needles are momentarily painful but the gain is worth the pain. He has loosened muscles that I had believed were forever frozen. My right shoulder and hip have much improved range of motion and my posture is more erect.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Spurred me to see chiropractor. noticed spine is curved.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 5, 2010 (Started Nov 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: On the days of my massage therapy I am able to redirect my focus on things other than my pain and discomfort. I feel relaxed for at least a whole day if not more and am able to even accomplish small chores around the house with little discomfort.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Helps circulation, muscle tightness, etc........feels good!)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I always felt sooo good after the weekly massage. It invigorated my mental health, as well as being physically satisfying. Just felt I couldn't continue these on our current fixed income.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 30, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 19, 2010 (Started Apr 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body joint ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stress)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Tried hot stone massage and felt great, but next few days were painful. Muscles/nerves had been manipulated that maybe shouldn't have? Not sure. Haven't felt like going when I've had time since, or weather prevented.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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