Physiological and clinical changes after therapeutic massage of the neck and shoulders.

  title={Physiological and clinical changes after therapeutic massage of the neck and shoulders.},
  author={J. Sefton and Ceren Yarar and D. M. Carpenter and J. Berry},
  journal={Manual therapy},
  volume={16 5},
  • J. Sefton, Ceren Yarar, +1 author J. Berry
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Manual therapy
  • Little is known regarding the physiological and clinical effects of therapeutic massage (TM) even though it is often prescribed for musculoskeletal complaints such as chronic neck pain. This study investigated the influence of a standardized clinical neck/shoulder TM intervention on physiological measures assessing α-motoneurone pool excitability, muscle activity; and the clinical measure of range of motion (ROM) compared to a light touch and control intervention. Flexor carpi radialis (FCR… CONTINUE READING
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