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Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Saurab Sharma, Arianne P Verhagen, Mark Elkins, Jean-Michel Brismée, George D Fulk, Jakub Taradaj, Lois Steen, Alan Jette, Ann Moore, Aimee Stewart, Barbara J Hoogenboom, Anne Söderlund, Michele Harms, Rafael Zambelli Pinto
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September 28, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
A Alt, H Luomajoki, K Roese, K Luedtke
BACKGROUND: Long-term effectiveness of physiotherapy (PT) for low back pain (LBP) depends on the adherence of patients. Objectives: (1) Identify aspects associated with the adherence of patients with LBP to physiotherapy, and (2) identify factors to facilitate adherence of patients with LBP to PT. METHOD: Focus group interviews were conducted with 10 patients with LBP ( n  = 10, 5 women) and 11 physiotherapists (5 women) from Germany and Switzerland, treating patients with LBP...
September 19, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
David Griswold, Ken Learman, Giacomo Rossettini, Alvisa Palese, Edmund Ickert, Mark Wilhelm, Chad Cook, Jennifer Bent
OBJECTIVE: To establish priority gaps related to contextual factors (CFs) research and force-based manipulation (FBM). METHODS: A three-round Delphi following recommended guidelines for conducting and reporting Delphi studies (CREDES) involving international and interdisciplinary panelists with expertise in CFs and FBM. Round 1 was structured around two prompting questions created by the workgroup. Ranking of each priority gap was done by calculating composite scores for each theme generated...
September 12, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Emily J Slaven, Nick Alarico, Chandler Fields, Mallory Hayes, Emily Weiss, Nathanial R Eckert
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains are a commonly occurring musculoskeletal injury potentially resulting in persistent pain and/or altered motion. Thrust manipulation may serve as an interventional strategy but limited evidence exists on the mechanism(s) by which a change to symptoms might occur. OBJECTIVE: The study sought to quantify the immediate effect of a thrust manipulation to the ankle to determine a mechanism by which change to symptoms occurred. METHODS: Eleven participants (6 m/5f, 26...
September 11, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Kesava Kovanur Sampath, Loïc Treffel, Oliver P Thomson, Jerry Draper Rodi, Michael Fleischmann, Steve Tumilty
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to update the current level of evidence for spinal manipulation in influencing various biochemical markers in healthy and/or symptomatic population. METHODS: This is a systematic review update. Various databases were searched (inception till May 2023) and fifteen trials (737 participants) that met the inclusion criteria were included in the review. Two authors independently screened, extracted and assessed the risk of bias in included studies...
September 6, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Tugba Ozudogru Celik
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September 5, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Mehdi Jafari, Farid Bahrpeyma, Mansoureh Togha, Toby Hall, Fahimeh Vahabizad, Elham Jafari
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is a common complaint among migraineurs possibly due to the anatomic connections between cervical and trigeminal afferents in the trigeminocervical complex (TCC). Manual therapy (MT) is used in the management of headache disorders, with demonstrable neurophysiological effects. The blink reflex (BR) is one method of analyzing neurophysiological effects in headache patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of upper cervical spine MT on BR in subjects with migraine and neck pain...
September 1, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Lucy Caroline Thomas, Elizabeth Holliday, John R Attia, Christopher Levi
OBJECTIVES: Cervical arterial dissection (CAD) is an important cause of stroke in young people which may be missed because early features may mimic migraine or a musculoskeletal presentation. The study aimed to develop a diagnostic support tool for early identification of CAD. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Radiologically confirmed CAD cases ( n  = 37), non-CAD stroke cases ( n  = 20), and healthy controls ( n  = 100)...
August 31, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Manuela Deodato, Serena Saponaro, Boštjan Šimunič, Miriam Martini, Luigi Murena, Alex Buoite Stella
BACKGROUND: Trunk muscles' function and characteristics are of great importance for both static and dynamic tasks in different sports, and abnormalities of trunk flexors and extensors might be associated with low back pain (LBP). The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the functional, morphological and contractile properties in trunk flexors and extensors of young gymnasts with and without LBP. METHODS: Young gymnasts (14/25 females, 14-18 y) were screened for the presence of chronic LBP...
August 31, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Kiran Satpute, Rashi Rathod, Toby Hall
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine reliability of sagittal plane range of motion (ROM) assessment in a healthy population and in people with cervicogenic headache (CGH). METHODS: Upper cervical flexion/extension ROM was measured using an iPhone magnetometer sensor and retraction/protraction ROM measured by linear displacement. Two independent raters evaluated these movements in 33 subjects with CGH and 33 age and gender matched asymptomatic healthy controls on two occasions...
August 30, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Sean P Riley, Brian T Swanson, Stephen M Shaffer, Daniel W Flowers, Margaret A Hofbauer, Richard E Liebano
OBJECTIVES: To perform a 'trustworthy' systematic review (SR) with meta-analysis on the potential mechanisms of manual therapy used to treat spinal impairments. DESIGN: SR with meta-analysis. LITERATURE SEARCH: Articles published between January 2010 and October 2022 from CENTRAL, CINAHL, MEDLINE, PubMed, ProQuest, and PEDro. METHODS: This SR included English-language randomized clinical trials (RCTs) involving manual therapy to treat spinal impairments in adults...
August 25, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Michael Vitt, Sarah Macaraeg, Zachary Stapleton, Angeli Mata, Brendon S Ross
OBJECTIVES: The primary purpose of this study is to investigate the feasibility of using ultrasound to verify the placement of narrow-gauge dry needles within the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles utilizing palpation-based dry needle techniques. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study with 10 participants recruited. Each participant had a dry needle placed within the infraspinatus and supraspinatus muscles by a trained physical therapist utilizing palpation-based methods...
August 13, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
B Chang, R J Schenk
BACKGROUND: There is little consensus on the conservative management of lateral patellar dislocations (LPD). Mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) is an established classification system in the spinal and extremity population. This case report describes the use of MDT in the management and classification of a patient with LPD. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient was a 20-year-old female with a 3-month history of left knee pain precipitated by a lateral patellar dislocation...
August 8, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Serdar Arslan, Engin Dinç, Tuğba Arslan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: YouTube has become a digital visual library in almost all fields of life, including medicine. Healthcare professionals and students frequently use YouTube to gain new skills and knowledge; however, the content of these videos has not been scientifically evaluated. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the descriptive adequacy and quality of YouTube videos on lumbar spine manipulation techniques (LSMTs) prepared by different healthcare professionals. METHODS: The first 50 most relevant videos retrieved on searching YouTube for the keyword 'lumbar spinal manipulation techniques' were included in the study...
August 8, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Douglas Creighton, David Fausone, Brian Swanson, William Young, Spencer Nolff, Amanda Ruble, Noraan Hassan, Emily Soley
The purpose of this three-part narrative review is to examine the anatomy of, and the research which supports, either the lumbar myofascia or intervertebral disc (IVD) as principal sources of our patient's low back pain. A comprehensive understanding of anatomical lumbar pain generators in combination with the current treatment-based classification system will further improve and enhance clinical decision-making skills. Section I reviews the anatomy of the spinal myofascia, myofascial sources of lumbar pain, and imaging of myofascial tissues...
July 28, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Matt H Hammerle, Julia M Treleaven
BACKGROUND: The neck has been implicated as a potential generator of symptoms such as dizziness and headache in individuals with persistent symptoms post concussion. Anatomically, the neck could also be a potential trigger for autonomic or cranial nerve symptoms. The glossopharyngeal nerve which innervates the upper pharynx is one possible autonomic trigger that might be affected by the upper cervical spine. CASE DESCRIPTION: This is a case series of three individuals with persistent post-traumatic headache (PPTH) and symptoms of autonomic dysregulation who also had signs of intermittent glossopharyngeal nerve irritation associated with certain neck positions or movements...
July 10, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Sean P Riley, Brian T Swanson, Stephen M Shaffer, Daniel W Flowers, Chad E Cook, Jean-Michel Brismée
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August 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Rohil Chauhan, William Boissonnault, Nicholas Gormack, Steven White
Physical therapists (PTs) working in primary care settings commonly encounter mechanical causes of knee pain. Non-mechanical causes of knee pain, such as bone tumors, are rare, and therefore, PTs often have a low index of suspicion regarding sinister pathology. The purpose of this case report is to describe the physical therapist's clinical reasoning process for a 33-year-old female presenting with medial knee pain and a subsequent history of metastatic melanoma. Initially, subjective and objective testing pointed to a mechanical internal derangement of the knee...
August 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Phak Niamsuwan, Duangporn Suriyaamarit, Adit Chiradejnant
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic manipulative therapy (TMT) is recommended for treating patients with mechanical neck pain (MNP). However, there are multiple proposed recommendations for the mechanism for neck pain reduction. OBJECTIVE: To investigate displacement of the cervicothoracic spine during the application of TMT in patients with MNP. METHODS: Thirty-five male patients with MNP were recruited. Displacements of C3 , C5 , C7 , T2 , T4 and T6 were measured using a motion capture system while a therapist applied a grade III central posteroanterior TMT (cpa-TMT) to T6 ...
July 2, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Aysegul Bostan, Pinar Kaya
OBJECTIVES: The use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) has been documented to be effective for improving pain and function, but it is unclear whether it helps improve muscle performance in musculoskeletal diseases. This study investigated the effects of IASTM combined with exercise therapy on muscle endurance and pain intensity in patients with chronic neck pain. METHODS: Forty-eight individuals with chronic neck pain were randomly divided into exercise therapy (ET, n  = 24) and combined therapy (CT, n  = 24) groups...
June 5, 2023: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
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