First place: Erika Larson of Lilburn, Georgia, for her report titled “Massage Therapy Effects in a Long-time Prosthetic User with Fibular Hemimelia.” Larson receives a $2,500 cash award. She will also be given a $1,000 stipend to facilitate her attendance at the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Convention this September in Orlando, Florida, where she has been invited to present her report at a Foundation-sponsored session.
Second place: Glenda Keller, R.M.T., of Picton, Ontario, Canada, for her report titled “The Effects of Massage Therapy in Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Case Study.” Keller receives a $2,000 cash award and an invitation to present her case report as a poster session during the AMTA National Convention.
Honorable mentions: Robin B. Anderson, L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B., of Abingdon, Maryland, for her report titled “Reduction and Stabilization in Parkinson-related Peripheral Edema with Therapeutic Massage”; and Sherry A. Robinson-Jackson of Shreveport, Louisiana, for her report titled “The Use of Massage Therapy for Long-Term Glycemic Control in a Type 2 Diabetes Client.”
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