The effect of chair massage on muscular discomfort in cardiac sonographers: a pilot study

@inproceedings{Engen2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of chair massage on muscular discomfort in cardiac sonographers: a pilot study},
  author={Deborah J Engen and Dietlind Wahner-Roedler and Anita M Nadolny and Colleen M Persinger and Jae Kon Oh and Peter C. Spittell and Laura L. Loehrer and Stephen S. Cha and Brent A. Bauer},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiac sonographers frequently have work-related muscular discomfort. We aimed to assess the feasibility of having sonographers receive massages during working hours in an area adjacent to an echocardiography laboratory and to assess relief of discomfort with use of the massages with or without stretching exercises. METHODS A group of 45 full-time sonographers was randomly assigned to receive weekly 30-minute massage sessions, massages plus stretching exercises to be performed… CONTINUE READING
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