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Synopsis: 88 adolescents with a forward head and protracted shoulder posture were included in the study. Patients were randomized to either an intervention group, which underwent a 32 week resistance and stretching exercise program followed by a 16 week detraining period, or a control group. The study was Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 28 athletic patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) were randomized to receive active lumbopelvic manipulation or sham therapy for the purpose of determining if lumbopelvic manipulation therapy was associated with significantly improved electromyography (EMG) parameters, pain, and function when assessed immediately following the physiotherapy procedure. Results demonstrated significantly earlier onset and higher amplitude of EMG activity in the vastus medialis and gluteus medius muscle when compared to sham therapy. Furthermore, significantly improved Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 50 patients who had undergone arthroscopic ACL reconstruction were randomized at 5 months postoperatively to rehabilitation using either the SpeedCourt system or traditional sensorimotor training methods. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether there was any significant benefit to using the SpeedCourt system with respect to either anthropometric outcome (limb circumference), knee range of motion, or performance on motometric variables. The only statistically Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 35 patients with chronic hip joint pain (CHJP) were included in this randomized feasibility trial for the purpose of investigating the treatment adherence, patient retention, and clinical benefits of Movement-Pattern Training (MPT) when compared to control therapy (no treatment). Results determined that patient retention and session adherence were comparable between treatment groups after 6 weeks of treatment. Additionally, patients in Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 140 patients experiencing shoulder pain were included in this study to determine if the addition of cervicothoracic manual therapy to exercise therapy resulted in a greater reduction in disability and pain. Patients were randomized to manual therapy plus exercise or exercise alone. Outcomes measures were Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 73 athletes who participated in the 161km ultramarathon were randomized to one of three post-race therapies, administered in a single treatment, for the purpose of comparing muscle pain, soreness, fatigue, and functional performance immediately after therapy and up to 7 days post-marathon: (1) Massage, (2) Pneumatic Compression, or (3) Control (no therapy). Results demonstrated that massage was associated with significantly decreased lower-body muscle pain and soreness when compared to the control group immediately after treatment. Patients in the Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 320 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were randomized to either a group-based or individual-based exercise physiotherapy program. The purpose of Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 140 patients with medial degenerative meniscal tear were randomized to receive either exercise therapy or undergo arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for the purpose of comparing knee function and thigh muscle strength throughout a 2-year follow-up period. Results revealed significantly greater improvement in the exercise group for muscle strength after 3 and 12 months post-intervention, in the KOOS symptoms subscale scores after 24 months, and in the 6m timed hop test at 3 and 12 months. Differences between groups Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 90 patients with a lateral ankle sprain injury were randomized to one of three rehabilitation groups following short-term immobilization: (1) Wii-Fit exercises, (2) conventional physical therapy, and (3) no physical therapy. The purpose of this study was to determine if a 6-week Wii Fit exercise protocol led to a significantly greater improvement in physical function, pain, return to activity, and patient satisfaction/perceived efficacy when compared to conventional physical therapy or no therapy at all. Results demonstrated that Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 52 patients were randomized to receive either cold pack or cold compression therapy following shoulder arthroscopy. The purpose of this study was to determine if a cold compression system, containing interchangeable cold packs with bandage and pump system, offered a significant decrease in pain and inflammation when compared to standard cold packs up to 24 hours postoperatively. With the exception Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 86 patients with a clinical diagnosis of rotator cuff tendinopathy were randomized to one of two treatment groups: one group underwent an exercise programme of a single, progressive resistance exercise, while the other group received standard supervised physiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to compare patient-reported outcome on the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI). Patients were assessed Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 76 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were randomized to receive either kinesio taping application or sham taping application for the purpose of comparing improvements in quadriceps muscle strength, pain, inflammation, and knee-related function and health status. When evaluated at Read More »
Level 2 RCT