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Use of a mechanical massage technique in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a preliminary study.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2006; 87(1):145-7AP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate how a mechanical massage technique (LPG technique) could contribute to the treatment of fibromyalgia.

DESIGN

Feasibility study.

SETTING

A single center.

PARTICIPANTS

Ten women having a preexisting diagnosis of fibromyalgia based on American College of Rheumatology criteria were enrolled.

INTERVENTION

Subjects received a total of 15 sessions of mechanical massage administered by a physical therapist once a week.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire and a physical examination scoring tender points (number, pain intensity). Evaluations were conducted at the screening visit, after 7 sessions (V7), and after completion of 15 sessions (V15).

RESULTS

Most of the parameters (pain intensity, physical function, number of tender points) showed a significant improvement at V15 compared with screening.

CONCLUSIONS

The findings suggest the possibility that the studied intervention might be associated with positive outcomes in women with fibromyalgia, and support the need for a controlled clinical trial to determine its efficacy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Memorial Hospital of Union County, Marysville, OH 43043, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16401454

Citation

Gordon, Chrisanne, et al. "Use of a Mechanical Massage Technique in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia: a Preliminary Study." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 87, no. 1, 2006, pp. 145-7.
Gordon C, Emiliozzi C, Zartarian M. Use of a mechanical massage technique in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a preliminary study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006;87(1):145-7.
Gordon, C., Emiliozzi, C., & Zartarian, M. (2006). Use of a mechanical massage technique in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a preliminary study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87(1), pp. 145-7.
Gordon C, Emiliozzi C, Zartarian M. Use of a Mechanical Massage Technique in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia: a Preliminary Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006;87(1):145-7. PubMed PMID: 16401454.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Use of a mechanical massage technique in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a preliminary study. AU - Gordon,Chrisanne, AU - Emiliozzi,Clélia, AU - Zartarian,Marie, PY - 2005/03/13/received PY - 2005/06/21/revised PY - 2005/08/29/accepted PY - 2006/1/13/pubmed PY - 2006/2/24/medline PY - 2006/1/13/entrez SP - 145 EP - 7 JF - Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation JO - Arch Phys Med Rehabil VL - 87 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate how a mechanical massage technique (LPG technique) could contribute to the treatment of fibromyalgia. DESIGN: Feasibility study. SETTING: A single center. PARTICIPANTS: Ten women having a preexisting diagnosis of fibromyalgia based on American College of Rheumatology criteria were enrolled. INTERVENTION: Subjects received a total of 15 sessions of mechanical massage administered by a physical therapist once a week. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire and a physical examination scoring tender points (number, pain intensity). Evaluations were conducted at the screening visit, after 7 sessions (V7), and after completion of 15 sessions (V15). RESULTS: Most of the parameters (pain intensity, physical function, number of tender points) showed a significant improvement at V15 compared with screening. CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest the possibility that the studied intervention might be associated with positive outcomes in women with fibromyalgia, and support the need for a controlled clinical trial to determine its efficacy. SN - 0003-9993 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16401454/Use_of_a_mechanical_massage_technique_in_the_treatment_of_fibromyalgia:_a_preliminary_study_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0003-9993(05)01192-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -