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ACE Report #9965
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Uncertain clinical efficacy of thoracic spinal mobilization for patients with shoulder impingement


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

Short-Term Effects of Thoracic Spine Manipulation on Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Aug;98(8):1594-1605

Contributing Authors: MN Haik F Alburquerque-Sendín PR Camargo

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Synopsis

61 patients with shoulder impingement syndrome were randomized to management with either thoracic spinal manipulation (TSM) or a sham-TSM technique. Patients were administered two sessions of the allocated protocol, and assessed prior to the second session, immediately after the second session, and at 3-4 day follow-up. Outcomes included pain, functional measures, scapular kinematics, and scapular...

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