Quincy Medical Awarded For Use Of Massage Therapy In Healthcare

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The Quincy Medical Group was recognized by the American Massage Therapy Association-Illinois Chapter for incorporating massage therapy in its overall patient care approach.

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The award for Outstanding Contribution to Massage in Integrative Healthcare recognizes noteworthy efforts that increase the visibility of massage therapy as a valuable treatment for human ailments, and that promote its integration into mainstream health care. The award was made during the AMTA-IL Chapter Conference and Annual Meeting in Chicago on May 5, 2007.

The Quincy Medical Group was nominated by Cynthia Spake, a massage therapist who works in the Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Department. She described Quincy Medical Group as an organization that has "embraced massage therapy in an integral plan of care for their pregnant patients, and for their 800 employees and 100 physicians on staff for over five years." She also speaks in glowing terms of her employment as a massage therapist there.

"The integration of massage therapy into the health care provided at Quincy Medical Group is applauded by the AMTA-IL Chapter," said Christopher Alvarado, AMTA-IL Chapter President. "We are pleased to acknowledge their contribution to promoting the use of massage as an effective and valuable therapy."

The AMTA is a professional association of more than 3,000 massage therapists in Illinois and more than 50,000 nationwide. AMTA Professional members have demonstrated a level of skill and knowledge through education and/or testing and are required to provide proof of continuing education to retain membership.

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