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Orthopedic Massage is not a particular type of massage but a comprehensive research and outcome-based system that integrates a variety of effective techniques to treat soft-tissue dysfunctions, pain, and injuries. The orthopedic massage practitioner is knowledgeable and skilled in her/his understanding of pain/injury conditions and massage treatment techniques and, therefore, is able to provide the most effective treatment using massage therapy.

Four parts characterize the system of orthopedic massage:

  1. Orthopedic Assessment -  It is essential that the practitioner correctly assesses how and which tissues are injured in order to develop a successful treatment plan.

  2. Matching the physiology of the injury with the physiological effects of treatment - There isn’t a single massage modality that will effectively treat all of the diverse types of pain and injury conditions.  For high quality treatment, there should be a sound physiological rationale for the chosen treatment method.

  3. Treatment Adaptability - Each person seeking treatment has a unique presentation of pain or injury condition. The practitioner will be able to adapt or modify the treatment protocol accordingly to effectively treat their client.

  4. Understanding the rehabilitation protocol - An orthopedic massage therapist often works in conjunction with other health professionals therefore knowledge of proper tissue healing and injury prevention is important.*

*Academy of Clinical Massage

Orthopedic Massage

"Hi, I'm a researcher at MIT and I suffer from unbearable repetitive strain injury on my right shoulder and arm. A colleague who had a similar injury raved about Anna Scire. Anna really helped with my injury and back pain. Chronic pain sufferers will agree that the concept of "PAIN" never really leaves you 24-7, and with her skilled support and massages, I am now conquering the pain, and I am not on medication anymore. I really recommend Anna for her help and effort with my condition, thank you Anna! *hugs*"

-Juliana C.

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