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Synopsis: 60 patients with chronic non-specified low back pain were randomized to either a control group (continued medication treatment) or to participate in biweekly pilates sessions in addition to continued medication treatment.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of pilates as a method of therapeutic exercise on pain, function, and quality of life.Pain, function, quality of life, flexibility, satisfaction with treatment and amount of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ingested during the treatment period were measured at baseline, and 45, 90 and 180 days after baseline. The results of... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 9 RCTs were systematically reviewed to determine if Pilates exercise is an effective therapy for patients with chronic low back pain (cLBP).The evidence presented in this conference reported indicated that Pilates produced benefits of reduced pain and disability when compared against usual care and static levels of physical activity.The comparative efficacy of Pilates against general exercise remained inconclusive. Further high-quality evidence... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 528 patients with end-stage medial compartment knee osteoarthritis were randomized to undergo either unicompartmental knee arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty.Patients were followed for 1-year postoperatively.Results demonstrated significantly greater function on the Oxford Knee Score and satisfaction among those who underwent UKA in comparison to TKA. The rate of... Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 39 physically active patients with lower back pain (LBP) were randomized into either an exercise training group that participated in a 4 week pilates training program or a control group that received standard care, consisting of consultations with physicians, specialists, and other health care professionals as needed.The major outcomes measured were functional disability (The Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire) and average pain intensity (The NRS-101). By the end... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 28 subjects with frozen shoulder syndrome (FSS) were randomized to undergo one of two multiple treatment trials for the treatment of FSS.The three techniques involved in the treatment trials were end-range mobilization (ERM), mid-range mobilization (MRM), and mobilization with movement (MWM). The primary outcome... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 129 patients with chronic low back pain were randomised to undergo either an acupressure intervention or a physical therapy intervention for one month.The primary outcomes examined were pain, function, and disability (Roland and Morris disability questionnaire, Modified Oswestry disability questionnaire). The results indicated... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 86 women with chronic lower back pain were randomized into either a rhythmic stabilization training (RST) group, a combination of isotonic exercises (COI) group, or a control group.The main outcomes measured throughout the course of the study were lumbar mobility (flexicurve technique), dynamic and static muscle endurance (trunk flexion and trunk extension endurance), functional impairment (Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire), and low back pain intensity (Borg Back Pain Intensity Scale). After the 12... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
2%
Synopsis: 29 patients with diabetes mellitus and neuropathic plantar ulcers were randomized either to undergo tendo-Achilles lengthening and total-contact casting or to total-contact casting alone to determine their effects on ankle muscle performance. The results of the study suggested that tendo-Achilles lengthening resulted in an improvement in ankle dorisflexion range of motion, a temporary decrease in concentric plantarflexor peak torque, and a passive torque at 0 degrees of dorsiflexion. Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 81 patients with cervical radiculopathy (CR) were randomized to receive treatment with either cervical traction, manual therapy and exercise, or a sham version of cervical traction combined with regular manual therapy and exercise.The trial assessed the efficacy of cervical traction treatment for patients suffering from CR, which is currently a common practice. The results from... Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 94 patients with long-standing moderate lumbar stenosis (LSS) were randomized to receive either decompressive surgery or non-operative treatment.The results of the 6-year follow up indicated that the functional ability of patients receiving both treatments improved, with a more significant difference observed in the surgical group (P=0.006).As well, it was found that patients from the surgical group experienced less leg and lower back pain after the 6, 12 and 24 month follow up; however, this difference between the surgical and non-operative group was not apparent at 6 year follow up. Lastly, it was... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT