P02.91. The effect of a standardized massage application on spinal stiffness in asymptomatic subjects

@article{Kawchuk2012P0291TE,
  title={P02.91. The effect of a standardized massage application on spinal stiffness in asymptomatic subjects},
  author={G. Kawchuk and N. Prasad and R. Chamberlain and A. Klymkiv and L. Peter},
  journal={BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={12},
  pages={P147 - P147}
}
Methods Asymptomatic subjects were randomized to an experimental group (n=20) that received lumbar spine massage or a control group (n=18) that did not receive massage but read quietly. To standardize massage application in experimental subjects, a mechanical device was used with application pressure determined by the subject’s comfort level. Spinal stiffness was measured at the third lumbar vertebra using a validated indentation device. Preand postmassage stiffness values were compared using a… Expand