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ACE Report #7949
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McKenzie treatment beneficial over standard care in early stage ankylosing spondylitis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

McKenzie training in patients with early stages of ankylosing spondylitis: results of a 24-week controlled study

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2015 Jun;51(3):261-8

Contributing Authors: OM Rosu C Ancuta

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Synopsis

52 patients with early stage axial ankylosing spondylitis were randomized to receive 24 weeks of either McKenzie kinetic training or standard kinetic exercises. The goal of this study was to determine if McKenzie method intervention offered any significant benefits in pain, spine flexibility, and disease activity, function, and metrology when compared to a standard, multimodal exercise program. Th...

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