I invite you to review three excerpts from case studies in the below sited article to shed light on how Massage Therapy and Kinesio ® Taping Method can be an effective part of the palliative care provided to cancer patients for pain management.
Symptoms experienced by cancer patients vary by type and site of the tumor. What is universal in cancer patients is the degree to which their lives are affected. The Cleveland Clinic states “Pain is one of the most dreaded symptoms in cancer, regrettably, it is often under-treated.”
Excerpts From the Studies
Case Report No. 1: “Pain reduction allowed the patient to improve his daily activities. Furthermore, the psychological distress was decreased, which improved family relations.”
Case Report No. 2: “the patient’s general condition has significantly improved, thanks to good pain control and the enhancement of her functional status.”
Case Report No. 3: “The procedure proved to be effective in skin and muscle tension reduction as well as in decreasing pain.”
Massage Therapy and the Kinesio ® Taping Method provide an alternative medical approach that can work in concert with treatment protocols to manage a cancer patients pain.
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About the Author:
Scott Korb, LMT, BCTBM, CKTI
Robert Paul “Scott” Korb is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Orthopedic and Pain Management Massage, Medical Massage, Sports Massage and Core Myofascial Release. Scott is an approved continuing education provider through the NCBTMB as well as being a Board Certified Practitioner. He has been an instructor and educator for over 15 years including instructing Sports Massage at an accredited massage school, providing continuing education seminars and is a certified CPR instructor.
Scott has been a CKTP since 2009. He has been an avid user, promoter and enthusiast of the Kinesio Taping Method and the therapeutic benefits it provides. Scott is active in his area and nationwide as a clinician and educator of the Kinesio Taping Method. He became a CKTI in 2014.
Case Study: Anna Pyszora, Agnieszka Wójcik, Malgorzata Krajnik. Are soft tissue therapies and Kinesio Taping useful for symptom mgmt in palliative care? Three case reports. Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010, vol. 9, no. 3, 87-92
Cleveland Clinic Resource: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/hematology-oncology/cancer-pain/#table01