Student Case Study Report Awards

Description

The RMTBC includes among their goals, a commitment to “…encourage and support the development of scientific inquiry as a feature of the profession….”.

In 2008, RMTBC established the student case study awards program to recognize and reward those individuals whose work helps fulfill this goal.

The purpose of the Clinical Case Report Award is to increase the emphasis students place on writing case reports, and to acknowledge students efforts.

Clinical case reports play an important role in research development. The clinical case report generates and examines a new hypothesis, and reports on the experience of each individual practitioner. These are all important steps toward randomized controlled trials that test a hypothesis.

Consider participating in RMTBC's Case Study Competition as an opportunity to highlight your work, showcase your potential in the field, and become an active participant in the profession.

 

Selection Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated based on the inclusion and fulfillment of the criteria listed below in addition to the submission guidelines:

  • Practical Significance
  • Originality
  • Applicability for the massage therapy profession, clinical use, current/critical concerns

Value
First Prize: $2000
Second Prize: $1000
Third Prize: $500

 

Submission Deadlines

Effective June 2015, the case study competition has changed to a biannual competition between all students. Submission dates are:
September 15th and March 15th each year

Notifications
Winners will be announced on November 15th (September submission) and May 15th (March submission)

 

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Actively enrolled and attending the massage therapy program at one of the accredited member massage therapy colleges in British Columbia; and:
  • In their final semester; and:
  • A student RMTBC member.
    or:
  • Recent graduate (6 months max) from a BC (registered) Massage Therapy program; and:
  • A member of the RMTBC

 

Submission Guidelines

For a detailed list of submission guidelines see the attached PDF

 

How to Apply

Case Reports and further information are to be emailed to casestudies@rmtbc.ca. It is important to indicate your school (if WCCMT indicate which campus), class and date of graduation in the body of the email with your case report attached in Word Document format.

 

Further Information

  • Abstracts of all winning Clinical Case Reports will be published in the RMTBC Research Report.
  • Winners will receive a certificate, in addition to a cheque for the amount of their prize.
  • All winning Clinical Case Reports will be posted on the RMTBC's CaseRe3.com website for public viewing.
  • The Chair of the Research Department will notify winning recipients.
  • For assistance in writing a clinical case report see How to Write a Clinical Case Report
  • Free five part case report writing webinar series: Writing Case Reports Webinar
  • Where to start on writing your case report: Case Report - Where to Start

   

Case Report Research Repository: Casere3.org   
 

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January 2015, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Vancouver Career College - Burnaby Competition

1st Place Winner - Tasneem A. Premji

Massage and Hydrotherapy: symptomatic treatment for Parkinson's: PDF

 

December 2014, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner - Lindsay A. Burak

Massage therapy and joint mobilizations used to treat symptoms associated with adhesive capsulitis: a case study: PDF

2nd Place Winner - Alanna Reith

Can myofascial release and spinal stabilization exercises reduce low back pain in a seventeen year old female who has undergone minimally invasive surgery to correct a scoliotic curve? A case study: PDF

3rd Place Winner - Dave Tam

Postoperative Achilles tendon rupture: Effects of combined Swedish massage and deep transverse friction massage: PDF

 

August 2014, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Vancouver Career College - Burnaby Competition

1st Place Winner - Kim Narayan

Plantar fasciitis: a case report on the effects of massage therapy and homecare intervention: PDF

2nd Place Winner - Gavin Lau

Therapeutic and intra-oral massage for treatment of post unilateral sagittal split osteotomy temporomandibular joint dysfunction: a case study: PDF

3rd Place Winner - Priya Sharma

Massage therapy and essential tremor: to abate the symptoms: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner - Shawn Mercer

Fibromyalgia case study: can full body light to moderate palmar caudal stroking improve sleep and reduce pain for a patient with fibromyalgia?: PDF

2nd Place Winner - Sydnee Russell

Comparing the effects of superficial effleurage and PNF active stretching techniques to reduce girth size of limbs affected by primary lymphedema: PDF

3rd Place Winner - Chelsea Christensen

Will joint mobilizations to the foot decrease pain associated with hammer toe deformity? A case study: PDF

 

Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT)

1st Place Winner - Brooke Rule

The effects of joint mobilizations on treating chronic instability following an inversion sprain: A case study: PDF

2nd Place Winner - Michelle Range

Swedish massage performed to the abdomen of a subject with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: PDF

3rd Place Winner - Ryzanne Laroco

Effects of massage therapy on functional scoliosis, thoracic range of motion and shoulder pain:a case study: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - Victoria Competition

1st Place Winner - Vanessa L. Wheeler

Nerve impingement within the adductor hiatus with links to proprioception of the affected limbPDF

2nd Place Winner - Melanie Mrus

Can massage therapy help a patient with chronic pain break the pain tension cycle?PDF

3rd Place Winner - Sheila Sloman

Massage therapy and the management of pain and neurological symptoms associated with a cervical compression fracturePDF

 

 

April 2014, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner - Mikaela Mooney

Is lengthening the tensor facia lata and gluteus maximus through massage therapy effective treatment for iliotibial band syndrome: a case reportPDF

2nd Place Winner - Kaytlin Andersen

Will moderate pressure Swedish massage therapy decrease symptoms in a chronic insomnia patient? A case studyPDF

3rd Place Winner - Melina Lake

Will petrissage and golgi tendon organ release to iliopsoas, quadratus lumborum, and lower trunk musculature reduce symptoms of Crohn’s disease?PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - Victoria Competition

1st Place Winner - Jessica Hansen

Therapeutic massage and craniosacral therapy for treatment of anxiety: a case studyPDF

2nd Place Winner - Sarah Dogherty

The effects of massage therapy in the decreasing lasting hypertonicity due to lead toxicity: a case studyPDF

3rd Place Winner - Hayley Giroux

Using massage therapy to relieve pain associated with pes planes and talipes equinovarusPDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - Victoria Part-Time Student Competition

1st Place Winner - Kathryn E. Hodgson

Enigmatic sacroiliac joint/low back pain: a massage therapy treatment approach to a multifactor problem: PDF

2nd Place Winner - Kristy Elesko

A multimodal approach for chronic whiplash associated disorder pain: PDF

3rd Place Winner - Kelsey Renwick

The effects of massage therapy and decreasing thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms: PDF

 

Vancouver College of Massage Therapy Competition

1st Place Winner - Kiara Hanemaayer

The effects of massage on the thighs, buttock, and abdomen to diminish the appearance of cellulite, improving self esteemPDF

2nd Place - Olivia Rey

The effect of manual therapy on patellofemoral pain tracking syndromePDF

 

December 2013, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner - Marcia J Downham

Effectiveness of myofascial release for upper body dysfunction and pain post-mastectomy: PDF

2nd Place Winner - Edris Safi

Can deep transverse friction massage decrease pain associated with peroneal tendinopathy? A case study: PDF

3rd Place Winner - Dainis Viskers

Clinical case report: “Can Roods techniques used together with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques improve the gait and decrease neurological symptoms in a patient suffering from MS?”: PDF

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner - Heather L. Muir

The effects of massage therapy on a professional opera singer with chronic pain and symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome: PDF

2nd Place - Candace Racanelli

The effects of full body infrared sauna and manual therapy on carpal tunnel syndrome due to calcification of transverse tendon: PDF

3rd Place - Laura Cole

Massage therapy as an effective intervention for temporomandibular joint dysfunction: PDF

 

November 2013, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner — Christine Miemban

The effects of neuromuscular technique on a surgically repaired Achilles tendon rupture: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Grace Wu

Therapy for the therapist: The effects of myofascial release and trigger point therapy on relieving chronic tension headache: PDF

 

July 2013, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner — Jenn Sharman

A patient-centric approach to massage therapy: impacts on quality of life measures for a 55 year old female refugee with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Whit Truong

The effects of myofascial release (MFR) on neck pain in an adult with forward head posture: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Christina Gomes

Can massage therapy change the appearance of chronic surgical scar and improve its mobility?: PDF

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner — Mark Golin

The lasting effect of cervical myofascial release on heart rate and systemic blood pressure on heart rate and systemic blood pressure: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Niki Boyd

Massage therapy and an active patient self care program following a post-surgical anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Corey Pettet

The effects of combined manual lymph drainage therapy and myofascial release therapy on the quality of life of a fibromyalgia sufferer: PDF

 

April 2013, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner — Sunkyoung Kaylen Lee

The efficiacy of soft-tissue-tension release treatment to relieve the pain of coccygodynia from birthing trauma: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Kirk O'Bee

The effects of contractile myofascial release applied to the psoas major and lumbosacral distraction on degenerative disc disease pain and neurological symptoms: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Stefania Huzyk

The effects of ischemic compressiona on trigger points of the upper limb to decrease symptoms of chronic carpal tunnel syndrome: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - Victoria Competition

1st Place Winner — Tavia Spring Cowie

The impact of myofascial and craniosacral techniques and their effectiveness in negating the development of thoratic outlet syndrome on a woman in her first pregnancy: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Kezia A. T. Yeats

Therapeutic massage for maintenance of respiration during breast-tissue binding practices of a female-to-male transgendered individual: a case study: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Upma Rai

Conductive heat and myofascial release in treating painful and restricted costovertebral expansion in post-atelectasis: PDF

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner — Tariq Ali Dossa

Conservative management of patellar tendinopathy: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Diana Buckland

Efficacy of myofascial and trigger point release in the treatment of chronic whiplash associated disorder: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Jennifer Nielsen

Therapeutic massage in treatment of chronic hyperventilator with irritable bowl syndrome: PDF

 

January 2013, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner — Thomas Peter Williamson

The effect of neuromuscular therapy (NMT) to the hamstrings in reducing neuromuscular risk factors leading to an anterior cruciate ligament injury: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Adrienne Parks

The effects of massage therapy on vocal therapy in an amateur singer: a case study: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Richard H. Dorst

Effects of manual lymphatic drainage on the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis and fibromyalgia syndrome: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - Victoria Competition

1st Place Winner — Gary L. H. Johnson

A massage therapy intervention for chronic low back pain without correction of a leg length discrepancy: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Maria C. Dubiel

The effects of massage therapy in treatment of a post avulsion fracture to the right lateral malleolus: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Susanne Hrynuik

Decreasing edema and instability in a patient with a chronic ankle sprain using massage therapy: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner — Melissa Wong

Effects of a massage therapy program on functional lumbar hyperlordosis: PDF

 

August 2012, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner — Sally Foley

Massage therapy for post-mastectomy scaring: A case study: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Kelly G. Tick

The effects of myofascial release on the symptoms of buerger's disease: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Natasha L. Miller

The effects of effleurage in reducing pregnancy induced edema and carpal tunnel syndrome: PDF

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner — Sarah M. Wehrle

Manual Lymph drainage and therapeutic massage in treatment of a professional violinist: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Martina Duengen

Carpal tunnel syndrome: Myofascial release to decrease neurological symptoms in the median nerve distribution of the hand: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Kirsty Siemens

The effects of massage therapy in reducing chronic muscle spasms and myalgia in triceps surae and plantar muscles of the foot: PDF

 

April 2012, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner — Sean Ford Cannon

Use of myofascial intervention to reduce post surgical scar tissue proliferation: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Jodi Blasco

The effects of transverse friction massage on chronic patellar tendinopathy: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Kaile Biglow

The effects of spinal segmental stabilization in decreasing radiating low back pain and a posterior pelvic rotation: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - Victoria Competition

1st Place Winner — Alex Mayr-Landrecht

The efficacy of breast massage on the body, including its effect on a patient's subjective feelings and varying body systems: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Stephanie McDowell

Effects of massage therapy on chronic idiopathic sacroiliac & acetabulofemoral joint paint: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Tracy Crawford

Decreasing symptoms occuring from cervical spine dysfunction with massage therapy: PDF

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner — Elizabeth Close

The effects of myofascial release to muscles of respiration on performance in a trumpet player: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Darya Lyubar

The effects of massage therapy techniques on restoring pain free range of motion of the shoulder affected by an undiagnosed shoulder impingement: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Rachelle Camsusa

The effects of myofascial and craniosacral based techniques in massage therapy intervention of temporomandibular joint dysfunction linked headaches: PDF

 

December 2011, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner — Mary Ferreira

Myofascial release and visceral manipulation techniques for the treatment of chronic constipation: a case study: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Irina Alexandrov

The effect of myofascial release and manual lymph drainage on chronic tension headaches: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Dana Smith

Myofascial techniques combined with core strengthening to improve post-partum posture: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner — Kernby Chu

Effect of massage therapy on chronic low back pain from degenerative disc disease: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Margaret Pineda

The effects of myofascial release and remedial exercise on iliotibial overuse syndrome: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Spencer Stel

Idiopathic scoliosis and swedish massage: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - Victoria Competition

1st Place Winner — Laura Kidson

The effects of massage therapy on increasing thoracic expansion and improving symptoms in an asthmatic patient: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Stefanie Gillett

Symptomatic relief of Crohn's disease with relaxation and myofascial massage techniques: a case study: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Kari Stone

Treatment of pain and discomfort during pregnancy using massage therapy and muscle energy techniques: a case study: PDF

 

 

Summer 2011, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner — Hannah Beard

Increasing range of motion through a comprehensive massage therapy treatment to increase the speed of the golf swing: PDF

2nd Place Winner — Dancia Willson

The effects of massage therapy on a benign vascularised fibromatosis: a case study: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Kashka Zerafa

Breast Massage: an approach to decreased ROM & pain post cancer treatment: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner — Matt Thompson

The effects of myofascial release on chronic sesamoiditis and functional hallux limitus: PDF

 

 

 Spring 2011, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner – Marcia Moncur

A case report: The effects of massage therapy on thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms: PDF

2nd Place Winner – Theron White

The effect of massage to the hamstring muscle group on length and sprinting speed: PDF

3rd Place Winner – Audra Coton

Exploring and anterior body treatment approach to chronic back pain: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner – Jennifer Tarr

The effects of Swedish massage on irritable bowel syndrome: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy competition - Victoria Competition

1st Place Winner – Emily Knox

The effects of massage therapy on motion restriction and pain resulting from a chronic ankle injury involving an inversion sprain, fibular fracture and avulsion fracture: A case report: PDF

2nd Place Winner – Fiona Jamin

Decrease of pain and neurological symptoms due to a disc herniation and partial discectomy at the L5-S1 intervertebral disc using therapeutic massage: A case report: PDF

 

Winter 2010, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner - Samantha Eibensteiner

Massage therapy and quality of life improvements in multiple sclerosis: PDF

2nd Place Winner – Andrea Smith

How massage can improve quality of life in persons with muscular dystrophy: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner – Krys Dybowski

Decreasing symptoms of multiple sclerosis using petrissage techniques: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy  - Victoria Competition

1st Place Winner – Andrea Thornton

Decrease of pain and neurological symptoms from brachial plexus nerve bundle impingement using massage therapy: A case report: PDF

2nd Place Winner – Devon Michaud

Massage therapy and therapeutic exercise to increase abdominal flexion and muscle balance post TRAM surgery: A case report: PDF

 

Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy Competition

1st Place Winner - Stephanie Lillico

The potential for massage therapy techniques to help relieve symptoms associated with subacute whiplash: PDF

 

 

Summer 2010, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner - Jena Fraser TBA

2nd Place Winner - Anders T. Lau

Effects of Massage Therapy on Vocal Tract Discomfort Associated with Muscle Tension Dysphonia: A Case Study: PDF

3rd Place Winner - Liz McLaughlin

The Effects of Myofascial Release on Scar Tissue Formed at the Knee Joint as a Result of a Total Knee Arthroplasty: PDF

 

 

Spring 2010, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner - Irina Oulianova

An Investigation into the Effects of Fascial Manipulation on Dysmenorrhea: PDF

1st Place Winner - Ellery Espino

Effects of Massage Therapy on Raynaud's Phenomenon's Pallor of the Phalanges: PDF

2nd Place Winner - Brie Slingerland

The Effects of Massage Therapy on Infant Growth: PDF

3rd Place Winner - Marianne Hansen

Case study: If Massage Therapy is Applied in a Hydrotherapy Pool, Then the Discomforts of Pregnancy During Second/Third Trimester will be Relieved: PDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner — Bobi Slawson-Purdy

The Effects of Moderate Pressure Swedish Massage Therapy in Reducing Anxiety Relating to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Girls in the Juvenile Justice SystemPDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - Victoria Competition

1st Place Winner — Alana C. Diening

Reducing Edema in the Legs of a Pregnant Patient with an Intact Lymphatic System Using Manual Lymph Drainage: A Case ReportPDF

1st Place Winner — Megan Fredheim

Reduction of Arm Pain in 23 Year Old Female Mixed Martial Artist with Suspected Thoracid Outlet Syndrome Using Massage TherapyPDF

 

 

Winter 2009, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

 

1st Place Winner — Alison McKenzie

The Effect of Massage Therapy on Chronic Pain Associated with Spondyloepimetaphyseal DysplasiaPDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - Victoria Competition

2nd Place Winner — Diana Rose

Reduction of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction with Massage: PDF

 

 

Fall 2009, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner — Alison Bowcock

The Effects of Regular Massage Therapy During Treatment for Breast CancerPDF

2nd Place — Julia Perkins

The Role of Massage Therapy in Reducing Anxiety Related to Post Traumatic Stress DisorderPDF

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner — Matthew Halverson

The Effects of Manual and Massage Therapy on Chronic Inversion Ankle SprainPDF

2nd Place Winner — Nina Alheit

The Effects of Massage Therapy on Motion Restriction at the Knee Joint as a Long-Term Result of Arthroscopic Partial Medial MeniscectomyPDF

3rd Place Winner — Taunya MacDonald

Treatment of Pressure Ulcer Using Manual Lymphatic DrainagePDF

Honourable Mention — Janet Lee

The Effects of Massage Therapy in Pain Management of Carpal Tunnel SyndromePDF

 

Spring 2009, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Utopia Academy Competition

1st Place Winner — Cynthia Walker

The Effects of Massage Therapy On Tempromandibular Joint PainPDF

2nd Place Winner — Andrea Dobrostanski

The 
Potential 
Effect 
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Massage
 Therapy
 on an
 Undiagnosed 
Shoulder 
Restriction
: PDF

3rd Place Winner — Margaret Bacon

Effects of Massage and Hydrotherapy for Chronic Unresolved Medial Knee PainPDF

 

Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy Competition

1st Place Winner — Erin Perrault

The Effectiveness of Muscle Energy and Massage Therapy for the Management of Symptoms Related to Chronic Cervical DystoniaPDF

2nd Place Winner — Karla A. Lane

Effect of Comprehensive Massage Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise in the Treatment of Chronic Myogenic Neck PainPDF

3rd Place Winner — Kathryn H. Blundell 

Case Study: A Combination of Modalities Constitutes ‘Best Practices’ Protocol for Treating Chronic Adhesive CapsulitisPDF

 

Winter 2008, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy Competition - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner — Voula Soursos

Treatments for Chronic Pain in Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)PDF

2nd Place Winner — Kurtis Thygesen

The Combined Effects of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Massage Therapy, Salt Exfoliation Therapy, and Full Body Steams on the Treatment of a Patient with Fibromyalgia SyndromePDF

 

 

Fall 2008, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

West Coast College of Massage Therapy - New Westminster Competition

1st Place Winner — Alison Ritchie

Temporomandibular Joint DysfunctionPDF

 

 

Summer 2008, Student Case Study Report Awards

 

Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy Competition

1st Place Winner — Karla Kriese

The Effects of Massage Therapy in Pain Management for Plantar Fasciitis: TBA

2nd Place Winner — Stephanie Schmaltz

Effectiveness of Massage Therapy for Symptomatic Relief in a Chronic Femoral Fracture: PDF

Honourable Mention — Erin Fennell

The Effects of Massage Therapy on Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Related Symptomology: PDF


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