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NEWS NOTES compiled by Brandon Twyford Editor, Online and Digital Strategy | brandon@abmp.com MANUAL THERAPY WITH CRYOTHERAPY MORE EFFECTIVE THAN MANUAL THERAPY WITH KINESIO TAPING, STUDY FINDS A randomized trial published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine evaluated the efficacy of manual therapy combined with cryotherapy versus manual therapy combined with Kinesio Taping for males with lumbar discopathy. The study took place in the Physiotherapy Outpatient Department of the Regional Hospital in Zywiec, Poland, and the participants were 40 males aged 30–75 with lumbar discopathy. The patients were randomly assigned to two groups: manual therapy with cryotherapy, and manual therapy with Kinesio Taping. Both groups received two treatments per week for five weeks, for a total of 10 treatments. Primary outcomes were measured using a visual analog scale and the Laitinen scale pain ratings, and the secondary outcome measured quality of life using the short form-36 (SF-36) questionnaire. The manual therapy with cryotherapy group reported significantly better scores, in both outcomes, than the manual therapy with Kinesio Tape group. Read more at www.alternative-therapies.com/abstracts/9553.html. ABMP MEMBER FEATURED IN THE NEWS ABMP member Charmaine Stattman was recently featured in the "Local Stories" section of Voyage Denver online. Stattman, a reiki master, registered massage therapist, yoga teacher, and foot reflexologist, spoke with Voyage Denver about her bodywork path and the obstacles she's overcome along the way. Read the article at www.voyagedenver.com/ interview/meet-receive-englewood-littleton. REPORT: TOP TRENDS IN MASSAGE FROM MINDBODY Massage is America's most popular wellness service, and by a huge margin. Research conducted by Mindbody shows that 60 percent of all integrative health users enjoyed at least one massage in the last year. See what keeps your clients coming back—and how to bring even more people closer to wellness. Visit www.mindbodyonline. com/education/research- report/top-trends-massage to view the full report. N e w ! A B M P P o c k e t P a t h o l o g y a t w w w. a b m p . c o m / a b m p - p o c k e t - p a t h o l o g y - a p p . 13

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