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2019 International Massage Therapy Research Conference

Start Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
End Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Location: Alexandria, VA 22206
Description: Education Sessions
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear leading researchers and colleagues discuss the role massage therapy plays in an integrated approached to care.

Arthritis and Massage Therapy with Nicole Nelson, MSH, LMT
Massage therapy is gaining interest as a therapeutic approach to managing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Explore research on the effects of massage therapy as a stand-alone treatment for pain and functional outcomes for those with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Breast Cancer and Massage Therapy with Jeanne Massingill, LMT, MLD, NMT
Chronic localized pain and decreased upper extremity mobility commonly occur following breast cancer surgery and may persist despite use of pain medication and physical therapy. Learn how myofascial massage is a promising treatment to address chronic pain and mobility limitations following breast cancer surgery.

Low Back Pain and Massage Therapy with Katie Stewart, LMT
While efficacy of massage and other nonpharmacological treatments for chronic low back pain are established, stakeholders have called for pragmatic studies of effectiveness in “real-world” primary health care. Hear how the Kentucky Pain Research and Outcomes Study evaluated massage therapy’s impact on pain, disability, and health-related quality of life for patients with chronic low back pain.

Anxiety Disorders and Massage Therapy with Mark Rapaport, MD
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common and costly disorder for which many patients may prefer nontraditional approaches. Learn about research on the acute effects of Swedish massage therapy (SMT) as a monotherapy for the treatment of subjects with GAD.

Panel Sessions
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic and Massage Therapy Panel Session with Robert Kerns, PhD, Eric Schoomaker, MD, PhD and Heather Tick, MD
As the United States struggles with an epidemic of opioid use and its devastating effects on lives, society and the economy, it’s important to consider the role massage therapy can play in pain management. Hear from top experts as they discuss integrative strategies to address the current opioid crisis, and the new research on the horizon.

Pain Management and Massage Therapy Panel Session with Nancy Cotter, MD, Hunter Groninger, MD and W. Clay Jackson, MD
Pain is a major public health concern, affecting approximately 100 million Americans daily. Hear from leading researchers as they discuss the latest pain

MTRC 2019 Keynote Speaker Update

Helene Langevin, M.D., Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will be the Keynote Speaker at IMTRC 2019. Her research interests have centered around the role of connective tissue in chronic musculoskeletal pain and the mechanisms of acupuncture, manual, and movement-based therapies. Don’t miss this fascinating presentation!
Url: http://massagetherapyfoundation.org/imtrc-2019
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