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Report on Zen Shiatsu for children with autism wins MTF contest

Jan. 17, 2013 — Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced the winners of the 2013 Practitioner Case Report Contest. This year’s Grand Prize Gold Award has been awarded to Angela Burke from Boulder, Colo.


January 17, 2014
By Massage Therapy Canada staff

Her winning case report was titled “Zen Shiatsu: A Viable Intervention
for Stress Reduction in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” As the
first place winner, Burke will receive a $2,500 cash award, contingent
upon undergoing the peer review process with the International Journal
of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB). Additionally, she will be
invited to present her report at the American Massage Therapy
Association National Meeting in September in 2014.
 
Laura E.
Allen from Rutherfordton, NC, has received the Silver Award. Her case
report was titled “The Use of Massage Therapy to Relieve Chronic Low
Back Pain.” Allen will receive a $2,000 cash award, contingent upon
undergoing the peer review process with IJTMB.
 
A honourable
mention was also awarded to Rosi Goldsmith from Portland, Ore., for her
case report titled “Case Report on Exploration of Massage, Bodywork and
Mind-Body Interventions for Parkinson’s Disease.”
 
Information
about all previous MTF Case Report Contest winners, as well as details
on how to enter the 2014 contest can be found on the MTF website.
 
The
Massage Therapy Foundation holds annual case report contest for
students and practitioners because this provides an opportunity for
massage therapists and bodywork professionals to develop research
skills. Published case reports enhance the ability of every practitioner
to deliver evidence-informed massage to the public.


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