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Threlkeld AJ

The effects of manual therapy on connective tissue 
Physical Therapy 1992; 72(12): 893-902
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Meltzer KR


An in vitro modeling ofrepetitive motion injury and myofascial release dynamics
J Bodyw Movem Ther 2010; 14: 162-171


Loghmani MT,  
Warden SJ


Instrument-assisted cross-fiber massage accelerates knee ligament healing
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2009; 39(7):506-14

Minasny B.

Understanding the process of fascial unwinding
Intern J Ther Massage Bodyw 2009; 2(3):15-22
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Evanko S.

Extracellular matrix and the manipulation of cells and tissues
Yearbook of Structural Integration 2009: 61-68
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Chauhdry H. et al.  

Three-dimensional mathematical model for deformation of human fasciae in manual therapy.
J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2008; 108(8):379-90
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James H. et al.

Rolfing structural integration treatment for cervical dysfunction.
Bodyw Movem Ther 2008; doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2008.07.002
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Metzer KR,
Standley PR


Modeled repetitive motion strain and indirect osteopathic manipulative techniques in regulation of human fibroblast proliferation and interleukin secretion.
J Am Osteopath Assoc 2007; 107:527-534
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Dodd JG et al.

In vitro biophysical strain model for understanding mechanisms of osteopathic manipulative treatment
J Am Osteopath Assoc 2006; 106:157-166
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Adcock D et al.

Analysis of the Effects of Deep Mechanical Massage in the Porcine Model.
Plast Reconstr Surg 2001;108(1):233-240
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Cottingham JT, Porges SW, Richmond KR

Shifts in Pelvic Inclination Angle and Parasympathetic Tone Produced by Rolfing Soft Tissue Manipulation
Phys Ther 1988; 68(9):1364-70
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Solit M



A study in structural dynamics
J Am Osteopath Assoc 1962; 62:30-40
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Sucher BM et al.

Manipulative Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Biomechanical and Osteopathic Intervention to Increase the Length of the Transverse Carpal Ligament: Part 2. Effect of Sex Differences and Manipulative "Priming"
J Am Osteopath Assoc 2005;105:135 – 143
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Fernández-Pérez AM et al.

Effects of Myofascial Induction Techniques on Physiologic and Psychologic Parameters: A Randomized Controlled Trial
J Altern Complement Med. 2008; 14: 807-11

Arroyo-Morales M, et al.


Effects of Myofascial Release after high-intensity exercise: a randomized clinical trial.

J Manip Physiol Ther  2008; 31(3):217-223


Carey-Loghman J et al.



A Pilot Study Comparing Two Manual Therapy Interventions for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
J Manip Physiol Ther 2007; 30(1): 50-61


Hammer WI, Pfefer MT


Treatment of a case of subacute lumbar compartment syndrome using the Graston technique.
J Manip Physiol Ther 2005;8(3):199-204


Fernandez-de-Las-Penas C et al.

Are manual therapies effective in reducing pain from tension-type headache?: a systematic review.
Clin J Pain. 2006; 22(3):278-85


Buchmann J, Wende K, Kundt G, Haessler F

Manual treatment effects to the upper cervical apophysial joints before, during, and after endotracheal anesthesia: a placebo-controlled comparison.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2005; 84(4):251-7


Çitak-Karakaya I, Akbayrak T, Demirtürk F, Ekici G, Bakar Y


Short and long-term results of connective tissue manipulation and combined ultrasound therapy in patients with fibromyalgian.
J Manip Physiol Ther 2006;29(7):524-8


Cremata E et al.



Manipulation under anesthesia: a report of four cases.
J Manip Physiol Ther 2005; 28(7):526-33


Danto JB



Review of integrated neuromusculoskeletal release and the novel application of a segmental anterior/posterior approach in the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral regions.
J Am Osteopath Assoc 2003; 103(12):583-96

Roberts BL



Soft tissue manipulation: neuromuscular and muscle energy techniques.
J Neurosci Nurs. 1997;29(2):123-7


Morelli M, Seaborne DE,
Sullivan SJ

H-reflex modulation during manual muscle massage of human triceps surae.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1991; 72(11):915-9


Jones TA


Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2004; 15(4):799-809

Van den Dolder PA, Roberts DL



A trial into the effectiveness of soft tissue massage in the treatment of shoulder pain.
Aust J Physiother 2003; 49(3):183-8


Brattberg G



Connective tissue massage in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
Eur J Pain 1999; 3(3):235-244


Gehlsen GM, Ganion LR, Helfst R



Fibroblast responses to variation in soft tissue mobilization pressure.
Med Sci Sports Exerc 1999; 31(4):531-535


Trotter JF



Hepatic hematoma after deep tissue massage.
N Engl J Med 1999; 341(26):2019-20


Giese S, Hentz VR



Posterior interosseous syndrome resulting from deep tissue massage.
Plast Reconstr Surg 1998; 102(5):1778-9


Michalsen A, Buhring M

[Connective tissue massage]
Wien Klin Wochenschr 1993; 105(8):220-7


Goats GC, Keir KA

[Connective tissue massage]
Br J sports Med 1991; 25(3):131-3


Kaada B, Torsteinbo O

Increase of Plasma Beta-Endorphins in Connective Tissue Massage
Gen Pharmacol 1989; 20 (4):487-9


Reed BV, Held JM

Effects of sequential connective tissue massage on autonomic nervous system of middle-aged and elderly adults
Phys Ther 1988; 68(8):1231-4


Kaada B, Torsteinbo O

Vasoactive intestinal polypeptides in connective tissue massage. With a note on VIP in heat pack treatment
Gen Pharmacol 1987; 18(4):379-84


Murphy DR 

Diagnosis and manipulative treatment in diabetic polyneuropathy and its relation to intertarsal joint dysfunction
J Manip Physiol Ther 1994; 17(1):29-37


Little KE

Toward more effective manipulative management of chronic myofascial strain and stress syndromes
J Am Osteopath Assoc 1969;68(7):675-85


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