What is Therapeutic Massage?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Physiotherapy

Therapeutic massage is an umbrella term that encompasses several schools of massage including Swedish, Shiatsu, Sports massage, and physiotherapy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/spasticity 13 6
General health 7 3
Pain 7 3
Fibromyalgia 6 4
Back pain 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 2
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Therapeutic Massage

Side effect Patients
Back pain 1
Bruising 1
Neck and shoulder muscle soreness 1
Tenderness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Therapeutic Massage

Dosage Patients
180 min monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Therapeutic Massage

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 5
Course of treatment ended 3
Side effects too severe 3
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 12 patients who've stopped going to Therapeutic Massage

Duration

Currently going to Therapeutic Massage

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped going to Therapeutic Massage

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 7
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 5
$50-99 4
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Therapeutic Massage

Sep 21, 2008 (Started Aug 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple system atrophy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tenderness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 hr Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: If you can afford it do it!! I move better and my pain level is helped out tremendously!
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: tenderness

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