Case Report Contest

Our Student Case Report Contest is intended to enhance professional development and research skills

2019 Student Case Report Contest – New rolling deadline

2019 Student Case Report Contest guidelines

Student Case Report Contest checklist
Authorship form
Client informed consent form
Student Case Report Contest rubric

Case reports play an important role in scientific and professional literature. Writing a case report helps develop communication skills, critical thinking skills, and could contribute to future research and clinical practice.

Since 2006, Massage Therapy Foundation has offered the Student Case Report Contest to provide an opportunity for students to develop research skills and enhance their ability to provide evidence-informed massage to the public. Cash prizes are available to contest winners contingent on publication of the case report.

Resources for Writing a Case Report

Writing Case Reports: Free Five-Part Webinar Series

The Massage Therapy Foundation, in collaboration with Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), is pleased to bring you a free webinar series on writing a case report. This five-part series dissects the essential sections of a case report and demystifies the writing process, making it easy for you to write your own case report.

Article: Adaptation of the CARE Guidelines for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Publications: Efforts to Improve the Impact of Case Reports

Published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, this article discusses efforts to improve the impact of case reports and includes a detailed checklist of what components comprise a case report.

Student & Faculty Tools
For additional case report writing resources, visit our Student and Faculty Tools page.

Students submitting a report must do so prior to their graduation date.
For more information please contact:
Christine Daskais, Program Manager, at or 847-905-1667

2017 Student Case Report Contest Winners

Gold Winner
Massage Therapy for Dystonia: A Case Report
Michelle Lipnicki

Bronze Winner
Effects of Massage Therapy on Pain, Sleep Quality, and Breathing Function in a Sciatica Patient
Melinda Lugo

Honorable Mention
Massage Therapy as a Treatment for Medical Epicondylitis in a Guitarist: A Case Report
Sadie Friesen

Massage Therapy Treatment for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Case Report
Veronika Peycheva

Massage and Atlanto-Occipital Mobilization to Improve Symptoms in a Boy with Autism
Daniel Vidal