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    Setting The Groundwork For Evidence-Based Massage Therapy: A selection of books and research articles that might be of interest if readers want to explore the topics introduced here in more depth.

    General Reference Books

    Brassett, C. (2018). The Secret Language of Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide to the Origins of Anatomical Terms. North Atlantic Books.

    Cervero, F. (2012). Understanding Pain: Exploring The Perception Of Pain. The MIT Press.

    Doidge, N. (2007). The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. Penguin Books.

    Foreman, J. (2014). A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem. Oxford University Press.

    Fowler, K. & Christakis, N. (2009). Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives. Little, Brown Spark.

    Haines, S. (2021). Touch is Really Strange. Singing Dragon.

    Hargrove, T. (2014). A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain. Better Movement.

    Hargrove, T. (2019). Playing With Movement: How to Explore the Many Dimensions of Physical Health and Performance. Better Movement.

    Jonas, W. (2018). How Healing Works: Get well and stay well using your hidden power to heal. Lorena Jones Books.

    Lieberman, D. (2021). Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding. Pantheon.

    Linden, D. (2015). Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart, and Mind. Penguin Books.

    Marchant, J. (2016). Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body. Broadway Books.

    Mazzarelli, S. & Trzeciak, S. (2019). Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference. Studer Group.

    Mlodinow, L. (2015). The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos. Pantheon.

    Murthy, V. (2020). Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. Harper Wave.

    Nisbett, R. (2015). Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking. Random House Canada.

    Spiegelhalter, D. (2019). The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data. Viking.

    Technical Books

    Agur, A. & Dalley, A. (2020). Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy (15th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

    Andrade, C.K. (2103). Outcome-Based Massage: Putting Evidence into Practice (3rd ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

    Ballantyne, J., Fishman, S., Rathmell, J. (2018). Bonica’s Management of Pain (5th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

    Barnard, K. & Ryder, D. (2017). Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment, Vol. 1. (3rd. ed.). Elsevier.

    Barnard, K. & Petty, N. (2017). Principles of Musculoskeletal Treatment and Management, Vol. 2. (3rd. ed.). Elsevier.

    Behm, D. (2019). The Science and Physiology of Flexibility and Stretching: Implications and Applications in Sport Performance and Health. Routledge.

    Benjamin, P. (2015). The Emergence of the Massage Therapy Profession in North America: A History in Archetypes. Curties-Overzet Publications.

    Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2016). Clinical Sports Medicine: Injuries, Vol. 1. (5th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.

    Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2019). Clinical Sports Medicine: The Medicine of Exercise, Vol 2. (5th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.

    Butler, D. (2000). The Sensitive Nervous System. Rittenhouse Book Distributors.

    Butler, D. & Moseley, G.L. (2017). Explain Pain Supercharged. NOI Group.

    Calvert, R. (2002). The History of Massage: An Illustrated Survey from around the World. Healing Arts Press.

    Campbell, W. & Barohn, R. (2019). DeJong’s The Neurologic Examination (8th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

    Chaitow, L. (2010). Modern Neuromuscular Techniques. (3rd ed.). Churchill Livingstone.

    Chaitow, L. (2017). Palpation and Assessment in Manual Therapy (4th ed.). Handspring Publishing.

    Clarkson, H. (2020). Musculoskeletal Assessment: Joint Range of Motion, Muscle Testing, and Function (4th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

    Cleland, J. (2021). Netter’s Orthopaedic Clinical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach (4th ed.). Elsevier.

    Cook, C. & Hegedus, E. (2013). Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests (2nd ed.). Pearson.

    Davies, B., & Logan, J. (2017). Reading Research: A User-Friendly Guide for Health Professionals (6th ed.). Elsevier Canada.

    Donnelly, J., Fernandez de las Penas, C., Finnegan, M., Travell, J. (2019). Travell, Simons and Simons’ Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction (3rd ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

    Dryden, T. & Moyer, C. (2012). Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice. Human Kinetics.

    Felten, D. (2016). Netter’s Atlas of Neuroscience (3rd ed.). Elsevier.

    Fernandez de las Pen, C. (2015). Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes. Elsevier.

    Filshie, J. (2016). Medical Acupuncture: A Western Scientific Approach (2nd ed.). Elsevier.

    Fitch, P. (2019). Talking Body, Listening Hands: Talking Body Listening Hands: A Guide to Professionalism, Communication and the Therapeutic Relationship (2nd ed.). AC Press.

    Fritz, S. & Fritz, L. (2021). Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage (7th ed.) Elsevier Canada.

    Grace, S. & Graves, J. (2020). Textbook of Remedial Massage (2nd ed.). Elsevier.

    Graham, D. (1884). A Practical Treatise on Massage, Its History, Mode of Application, and Effects. W. Wood & Company.

    Greenhalgh, T. (2017). How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare. Wiley.

    Greenhalgh, T. (2019). Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice in Health (2nd ed.). Wiley.

    Hall, J. E. & Hall, M. E. (2020). Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology (15th ed.). Elsevier Canada.

    Heck, A. & Sigel, K. (2020). The Assessment Book – A Guide to Orthopedic Physical Assessment (1st ed.). Physiotutors.

    Higgs, J. (2018). Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions (4th ed.) Elsevier.

    Hing, W., Hall, T., Mulligan, B. (2019). The Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy (2nd ed.). Elsevier.

    Hutson, M. (2015). The Oxford Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.

    Jacobs, D. (2016). Dermoneuromodulating. Diane Jacobs.

    Jones, M. & Rivett, D. (2019). Clinical Reasoning in Musculoskeletal Practice (2nd ed.). Elsevier.

    Kellgren, A. (1891). Technic of Ling’s system of manual treatment as applicable to surgery and medicine. The University of Edinburgh.

    Lederman, E. (2005). The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy (2nd ed.). Elsevier Canada.

    Liebenson, C. (2020). Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Patient-Centered Approach (3rd ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

    Louw, A., Puentedura, E., Schmidt, S., Zimney, K. (2020). Integrating Manual Therapy and Pain Neuroscience: Twelve principles for treating the body and the brain. Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products.

    Mackinnon, S.E. (2015). Nerve Surgery. Thieme.

    Magee, D. (2021). Orthopedic Physical Assessment (7th ed.). Elsevier Canada.

    Manske, R., Lehecka, B., Reiman, M., Loudon, J. (2018). Orthopedic Joint Mobilization and Manipulation: An evidence-based approach. Human Kinetics, Inc.

    McGinnis, P. (2020). Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise (4th ed.). Human Kinetics Pub.

    Musolino, G.M., Jensen, G. (2019). Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Physical Therapy. Slack Incorporated.

    Myers, T. (2020). Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists (4th ed.). Elsevier.

    Netter, F. (2018). Atlas of Human Anatomy (7th ed.). Elsevier Canada.

    Nordin, M. & Frankel, V. (2021) Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System (5th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

    Ombregt, L. (2013). A System of Orthopaedic Medicine (3rd ed.). Churchill Livingstone.

    Platzer, W. (2014). Color Atlas of Human Anatomy: Vol 1. Locomotor System (7th ed.). Thieme.

    Porter, S. & Wilson, J. (2021). A Comprehensive Guide to Sports Physiology and Injury Management: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Elsevier.

    Rattray, F., & Ludwig, L. (2000). Rattray’s Clinical Massage Therapy. Talus Inc.​

    Reese, N. (2020). Muscle and Sensory Testing (4th ed.). Elsevier Canada.

    Rigoard, P. (2020). Atlas of Anatomy of the peripheral nerves: The Nerves of the Limbs. Springer.

    Salvo, S. (2020). Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice (6th ed.). Elsevier Canada.

    Schleip, R. (2021). Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body: The science and clinical applications in manual and movement therapy (2nd ed.). Elsevier.

    Schuenke, M., Schulte, E., & Schumacher, U. (2020). Thieme Atlas of Anatomy: General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System (3rd ed.). Thieme.

    Shacklock, M. (2005). Clinical Neurodynamics. Elsevier.

    Smith, N. & Ryan, C. (2016). Traumatic Scar Tissue Management. Handspring Publishing.

    Soames, R. & Palastanga, N. (2019). Anatomy and Human Movement, Structure and Function (7th ed.). Elsevier.

    Spicher, C. (2020). Atlas of Cutaneous Branch Territories for the Diagnosis of Neuropathic Pain. Springer.

    Srinivasan, J., Chaves, C., Scott, B., Small, J. (2020). Netter’s Neurology (3rd ed.). Elsevier Canada.

    Standring, S. (2021). Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice (42nd ed.). Elsevier.

    Stecco, C. (2015). The Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System. Churchill Livingstone.

    Sullivan, M. (2017). The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care: Autonomy in Patient-Centered Care for Chronic Conditions. Oxford University Press.

    Tortora, G., & Derrickson, B. (2018). Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (15th ed.). Wiley.

    Trescot, A. (2016). Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer.​

    Utley, J., Mathena, C., Gunaldo, T. (2020). Interprofessional Education and Collaboration: An Evidence-Based Approach to Optimizing Health Care. Human Kinetics, Inc.

    van Griensven, H., Strong, J., Unruh, A. (2013). Pain: a textbook for health professionals (2nd ed.). Elsevier.

    Vizniak, N. (2021). Evidence-Informed Orthopedic Assessment (7th ed.). Professional Health Systems Inc.

    Vizniak, N. (2021). Evidence-Informed Clinical Massage Therapy (2nd ed.). Professional Health Systems Inc.

    Vizniak, N. (2021). Muscle Manual (5th ed.). Professional Health Systems Inc.

    Walton, D. & Elliott, J. (2020). Musculoskeletal Pain – Assessment, Prediction and Treatment: A pragmatic approach. Handspring Publishing.

    Werner, R. (2020). A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology (7th ed.). Books of Discovery.

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