Patient choices for musculoskeletal injury

Sandra Grace

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    Musculoskeletal injuries are a common cause of chronic pain and disability. Accredited massage therapists have the necessary skills to treat a wide range of minor musculoskeletal injuries. The aim of this study was to examine patient treatment choices for musculoskeletal injury of one hundred and five adults using interview. It was found that treatment of minor musculoskeletal injuries was predominantly carried out by physiotherapists or medical doctors. The potential contribution of massage therapy to the treatment of minor musculoskeletal injury is not being realised. Further education of medical doctors may be required to increase the number of patient referrals to massage therapy
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-76
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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