Cardiovascular

Role of Physical Therapists in the Management of Individuals at Risk for or Diagnosed With Venous Thromboembolism: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline.

Hillegass, E., Puthoff, M., Frese, E. M., Thigpen, M., Sobush, D. C., & Auten, B. (2016). Role of Physical Therapists in the Management of Individuals at Risk for or Diagnosed With Venous Thromboembolism: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline. Physical Therapy, 96(2), 143–166.

The Manual Diaphragm Release Technique improves diaphragmatic mobility, inspiratory capacity and exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomised trial

Rocha, T., Souza, H., Brandão, D. C., Rattes, C., Ribeiro, L., Campos, S. L., … de Andrade, A. D. (2015). The Manual Diaphragm Release Technique improves diaphragmatic mobility, inspiratory capacity and exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 61(4), 182–189.

Comparative study on the effectiveness of myofascial release manual therapy and physical therapy for venous insufficiency in postmenopausal women

Ramos-González, E., Moreno-Lorenzo, C., Matarán-Peñarrocha, G. A., Guisado-Barrilao, R., Aguilar-Ferrándiz, M. E., & Castro-Sánchez, A. M. (2012). Comparative study on the effectiveness of myofascial release manual therapy and physical therapy for venous insufficiency in postmenopausal women. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 20(5), 291–298.

An overview of the identification and management of the metabolic syndrome in chiropractic practice

Seaman, D. R., & Palombo, A. D. (2014). An overview of the identification and management of the metabolic syndrome in chiropractic practice. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 13(3), 210–219.

Complementary and alternative medicine and cardiovascular disease: An evidence-based review

Rabito, M. J., & Kaye, A. D. (2013). Complementary and alternative medicine and cardiovascular disease: An evidence-based review. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 1–8.

This review paper evaluates the evidence for alternative medicine interventions for cardiovascular disease. Discussed interventions fall into 5 categories: biologically-based therapies, mind-body therapies, manipulative and body-based therapies, whole medical systems, and energy medicine. No specific recommendations or conclusions are made in the review.

Durability of effect of massage therapy on blood pressure

Givi, M. (2013). Durability of effect of massage therapy on blood pressure. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4(5), 511–6.

Effect of back massage intervention on anxiety, comfort, and physiologic responses in patients with congestive heart failure

Chen, W. L., Liu, G. J., Yeh, S. H., Chiang, M. C., Fu, M. Y., & Hsieh, Y. K. (2013). Effect of back massage intervention on anxiety, comfort, and physiologic responses in patients with congestive heart failure. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 19(5), 464–470.

Effects of swedish massage therapy on blood pressure, heart rate, and inflammatory markers in hypertensive women

Supa’at, I., Zakaria, Z., Maskon, O., Aminuddin, A., Nordin, N. A. M. M., Supa’at, I., … Nordin, N. A. M. M. (2013). Effects of swedish massage therapy on blood pressure, heart rate, and inflammatory markers in hypertensive women. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 1–8“.http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/171852/.

Hands-on physiotherapy interventions and stroke and International Classification of Functionality, Disability and Health outcomes: A systematic review.

de Almeida, P. M. D., Santo, A., Dias, B., Faria, C. F., Gonçalves, D., Silva, M. C. E., & Castro-Caldas, A. (2015). Hands-on physiotherapy interventions and stroke and International Classification of Functionality, Disability and Health outcomes: A systematic review. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 17(3), 100–115.

Effects of aroma massage on home blood pressure, ambulatory blood pressure, and sleep quality in middle-aged women with hypertension.

Ju, M.-S., Lee, S., Bae, I., Hur, M.-H., Seong, K., & Lee, M. S. (2013). Effects of aroma massage on home blood pressure, ambulatory blood pressure, and sleep quality in middle-aged women with hypertension. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM.

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