What is Neuromuscular massage?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Massage is the practice of applying structured pressure, tension, motion or vibration manually or with mechanical aids to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 7 8
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 3 2
Stiffness/spasticity 3 6
General health 1 1
Improve mobility 1 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • 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
1
Mild
3
None
13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Neuromuscular massage

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Neuromuscular massage

Dosage Patients
120 min monthly 1
240 min monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Neuromuscular massage

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped going to Neuromuscular massage

Duration

Currently going to Neuromuscular massage

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Neuromuscular massage

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 8
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 11
$100-199 3
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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2 patient evaluations for Neuromuscular massage

Nov 12, 2011 (Started Oct 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Oct 28, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 hr Monthly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Apr 4, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 hr Monthly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Jan 27, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 hr Monthly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Aug 23, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 hr Monthly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 9, 2010 (Started Aug 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I only had it done once and it was very expensive. The results were only slight.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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