The deadline for the Massage Therapy Foundation’s Practitioner Case Report Contest is nearing. Top submissions are awarded cash prizes, publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and the opportunity to present the case report at a conference.

The deadline is Oct. 8, 2010.

The Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education and community service.

“This contest is intended to enhance professional development skills of the practitioner,” reads a statement on the foundation’s Web site. “Writing case reports help develop communication skills, critical thinking skills, and could contribute to future research and clinical practice.”