Manual therapy: exploiting the role of human touch

Review written by Robin Kerr info

Key Points

  1. A wider understanding of the action mechanisms of therapeutic touch is required
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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE

This literature review and concept proposal paper was written by allied health academic staff at the University of Genoa, Italy. The main purpose was to outline the importance of a wider understanding of the action mechanisms of therapeutic touch. It was proposed that manual therapy be considered as a specific form of touch, in which there are three aspects of touch response: 1. Analgesic Modulation, 2. Affective Response, and 3. Somatoperceptual Reorganization.

4 MAJOR POINTS

A: Touch In Manual Therapy Involves Multi-dimensional Processes:

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