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Synopsis: 60 patients with primary planter heel pain were randomized to receive exercise therapy in combination with either manual therapy or electrophysical therapy.Moderate amount of evidence supporting the use of manual therapy in the treatment of plantar heel pain currently exists. The results of... Read More »
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Synopsis: 100 patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized to one of two postoperative protocols - early passive motion or immobilization for 6 weeks.Minimum follow-up on functional outcome was scheduled for 12 months, and patients underwent a minimum 6 month follow-up on Arthro-CT to assess tendon healing.Overall, range of motion and Constant scores were better in patient who underwent early passive motion. There were no... Read More »
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Synopsis: 66 patients experiencing shoulder pain secondary to frozen shoulder were randomized to undergo either high-intensity laser therapy (HILT) or a placebo treatment.The purpose of the study was to determine if HILT had any positive implications on pain, range of motion, and patient satisfaction in these patients.The study found an initial reduction in pain in individuals undergoing HILT treatment, although pain levels were comparable between groups by the end of the 12 week study period. Shoulder range of... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 50 Danish male professional and amateur soccer teams (n=942) were cluster randomized to receive either eccentric strengthening of the hamstring muscle using the Nordic hamstring muscle exercise (intervention) or the usual training program (control).The results after the 10-week program concluded that the control groups had significantly higher rates of acute hamstring injury in comparison to intervention. In addition, the... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 25 patients with early stage osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive either transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy in addition to standard treatment or standard treatment alone.The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of TENS therapy on pain reduction, functional improvement, and quality of life when used in conjunction with standard care practices. Results indicated no... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: An unspecified number of trauma patients were randomized to undergo either an intensive or usual physical therapy regimen.The purpose of this study was to compare these two rehabilitation approaches with respect to short-term physical function, patient satisfaction and length of stay.Upon completion of the study, the more intensive physical therapy regimen was found to yield significantly greater physical function on days 3 and 5 post-admission, as well as higher levels of patient satisfaction, when compared to usual physical therapy care. Additionally, both rehabilitation... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: Forty-nine patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction were randomized to early open kinetic chain exercises (EOKC) at 4 weeks or to late OKC (LOKC) exercises at 12 weeks, to compare differences in these rehabilitation methods.After 17 months of comparing both quadriceps strengthening protocols, EOKC with restricted ROM did not differ from a LOKC, in terms of anterior knee laxity.It did, however, have slightly faster recovery in quadriceps strength, which was not clinically significant. There was no... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 94 patients with chronic mechanical neck pain were randomized to undergo two sessions of either trigger point (TrP) dry needling (DN) or TrP manual therapy (MT) to compare the short-term efficacy of both interventions.Pain, function, pressure pain sensitivity, and cervical range of motion were evaluated up to 2 weeks post-treatment.Results revealed that neck pain intensity, disability, function and cervical range of motion were similar between therapy groups, but patients who received TrP DN experienced significantly decreased pressure pain sensitivity. Read More »
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Synopsis: 45 patients were randomized to receive either neuromuscular electrical stimulation, low-level laser therapy, or both for an 8 week treatment period.The goal of this study was to determine the effects of the combination of interventions for knee osteoarthritis on muscle architecture, as well as pain and functional capacity in elderly women.Results demonstrated significant within-group effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation, with and without low-level laser therapy, on muscle thickness, with significant between-group differences compared to isolated low-level laser therapy.Within-group change in pennation angle was also significant for neuromuscular electrical stimulation with and without low-level laser therapy, but did not display significant differences relative to low-level laser therapy alone. Results also indicated... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 120 women were randomly assigned to receive either physical therapy utilizing manual therapy consisting of desensitizing the central nervous system or surgical treatment for the management of carpal tunnel syndrome.The purpose of this study was to determine whether physical therapy involving manual therapy produced comparable patient outcomes in terms of pain and function compared to surgical treatment, evaluated over the duration of 12 months.The results of this study found physical therapy to significantly improve pain and function at the 1 and 3-month follow-up compared to surgical treatment, but this difference in improvement was no longer observed between groups at the 6 and 12-month follow-up. Additionally, physical therapy... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT