Impact of Massage Therapy on Spasticity in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Posted:Friday, August 5, 2016
Deborah Backus, PT, PhD
Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA
The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the effectiveness of massage therapy for decreasing fatigue, pain, and spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis, in order to improve their health perception and quality of life. Participants will receive a standardized routine of massage therapy by a licensed massage therapist one time a week for 6 weeks. Measures of fatigue (primary outcome measure), and pain, spasticity, and quality of life (secondary outcome measures) will be collected before and immediately after the completion of the 6-week intervention phase.
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