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Similar Clinical Improvement with Specialized and Standard Physical Therapy for Cervical Dystonia

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September 2019

Similar Clinical Improvement with Specialized and Standard Physical Therapy for Cervical Dystonia

Vol: 8| Issue: 9| Number:24| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Long-Term Specialized Physical Therapy in Cervical Dystonia: Outcomes of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Aug;100(8):1417-1425.

Contributing Authors:
J van den Dool B Visser JH Koelman RH Engelbert MA Tijssen

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Ninety-six patients aged 30 years or older with primary cervical dystonia were randomized to receive 12 months of treatment with a specialized physical therapy program for cervical dystonia or 12 months of standard physical therapy. The primary outcome of interest was patient disability as assessed on the Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Rating Scale (TWSTRS) disability sub-score. Secondary o...

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