The use of massage therapy for common musculoskeletal complaints
Massage therapy has short-term benefits for people with common musculoskeletal disorders compared to no treatment: a systematic reviewJ Physiother. 2015 Jul;61(3):106-16
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26 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a total of 2565 patients were included in this systematic review to determine whether massage therapy is an effective method to treat patients diagnosed with common musculoskeletal complaints, such as shoulder pain, knee osteoarthritis, low back pain, and neck pain. Pooled analysis of a limited number of studies for each complaint demonstrated favourable...
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