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MTF Announces 2012 Student Case Report Contest Winners

July 6, Evanston, IL – The Massage Therapy Foundation is excited to recognize five exceptional students of massage therapy for their achievements in the 2012 Student Case Report Contest. The Student Case Report Contest (SCRC) promotes research literacy in massage therapy schools by encouraging instructors to integrate research into their schools' existing programs.

July 10, 2012  By Massage Therapy Canada

the support and cooperation of schools, students learn to write a research case
report and simultaneously begin to learn how to incorporate research into their
future massage practice.

First Place – Gold Award Winner is Mary Wakefield of the New Zealand College of Massage in
Auckland, NZ, with her case report entitled “The
Effects of Massage Therapy on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
.” Ms. Wakefield will
receive a $2,500 cash prize contingent on undergoing the peer review process
for publication in a scientific journal. She and her school supervisor will
also receive a $1,000 stipend each to attend the 2012
AMTA National Convention
 in Raleigh, NC.

Second Place, Silver Award goes to Heidie C. Furin of Cortiva
Institute – Seattle
 in Seattle, WA, for her case report entitled “Combination
Structural and Swedish Massage on a Patient with Post-Operative Bunions
The Third Place, Bronze Award was awarded to Nicole Riou of Grant MacEwan
University in Alberta, Canada, for her report on “Massage
Therapy for Essential Tremor: Quieting the Mind
.” The second and third
place winners will receive $2,000 and $1,500 prizes respectively that are
contingent upon undergoing the peer review process for publication in a
scientific journal.


Honorable Mentions were also recognized in this year’s contest: Raeann
Lisiecki, “Investigating
the Effect of Massage Therapy on Phantom Limb Sensation and Pain on a Double
” and Danielle Van Holst, “Massage
Therapy Treatment for Scar of Post Tibia/Fibula Reconstructive Surgery and
.” All participating students are encouraged to submit a poster
abstract for the 2012 AMTA National Convention being held in Raleigh,
NC. The Call for Posters is open to anyone. The
guidelines can be found on the Massage Therapy Foundation website

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