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ACE Report #8440
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Efficacy of added manual therapy and/or booster sessions to exercise therapy for knee OA

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

The Incremental Effects of Manual Therapy or Booster Sessions in Addition to Exercise Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Dec;45(12):975-83

Contributing Authors: JH Abbott CM Chapple GK Fitzgerald JM Fritz JD Childs H Harcombe K Stout

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75 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to 4 different groups, including: exercise therapy without booster sessions, exercise therapy with booster sessions, exercise and manual therapy without booster sessions, and exercise and manual therapy with booster sessions. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the addition of manual therapy to exercise therapy would benefit patie...

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