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ACE Report #9252
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

The impact of adding manual therapy and booster sessions to exercise therapy for knee OA


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

Exercise, manual therapy, and use of booster sessions in physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis: a multi-center, factorial randomized clinical trial

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Aug;24(8):1340-9

Contributing Authors: GK Fitzgerald JM Fritz JD Childs GP Brennan V Talisa AB Gil BD Neilson JH Abbott

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Synopsis

300 patients with knee osteoarthritis were included in this 2x2 factorial randomized controlled trial. The objective of this trial was 2-fold; 1) determine if the addition of manual therapy to exercise therapy provided improvements in pain and function outcomes, and 2) determine if the use of booster sessions sustained the improvements observed at the short-term follow-up. Patients were randomized...

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