Case report of a patient with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy treated with manual therapy (massage)

Cunningham, J. E., Kelechi, T., Sterba, K., Barthelemy, N., Falkowski, P., & Chin, S. H. (2011). Case report of a patient with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy treated with manual therapy (massage). Supportive Care in Cancer, 19(9), 1473–1476.

This case report discusses using manual therapy for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in a patient. Treatment consisted of 3 sessions per week for 6 weeks. Manual therapy consisted of effleurage and petrissage on each extremity. Findings indicate reduced tingling and numbness in all four extremities, resolution of pain, and increased ability to feel temperature as a result of the manual therapy treatment.

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