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Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy

Steve Karas, Laura Plankis
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this paper was to define treatment fidelity, review its use in health care research and suggest how it may be utilized in manual therapy research to improve the reliability and validity of the literature. RESULTS: We offer an outline and a table of how manual therapy research may benefit from the concept of treatment fidelity. DISCUSSION: While treatment fidelity is a newer concept, and has not been integrated into Physical Therapy or Manual Therapy research, when utilized, it can have positive effects on the reliability and validity of the techniques we evaluate...
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Ester Cerezo-Téllez, María Torres Lacomba, Isabel Fuentes-Gallardo, Orlando Mayoral Del Moral, Beatriz Rodrigo-Medina, Carlos Gutiérrez Ortega
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is a frequent complaint in office workers. This pain can be caused by myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the trapezius muscle. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of deep dry needling (DDN) of active MTrPs in the trapezius muscle. METHODS: A randomized, single blinded clinical trial was carried out at the Physical Therapy Department at Physiotherapy in Women's Health Research Group at Physical Therapy Department of University of Alcalá, in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain...
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Seth Peterson, Cheri Hodges
BACKGROUND: Lumbar lateral shift (LLS) is a common clinical observation but has rarely been described in a patient with a history of lumbar surgery. The purpose of the current case report was to describe the use of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) in the multi-modal treatment of a patient with an LLS and a history of multiple surgical procedures in the lumbar spine, including interspinous process device (IPD) implantation. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 72-year-old female with chronic low back pain (LBP) and a surgical history in the lumbar spine was referred to physical therapy for radiating leg pain and presented with a right LLS...
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Sarah Burke, Kristina Lynch, Zakkee Moghul, Craig Young, Kristen Saviola, Ron Schenk
BACKGROUND: Physical therapy intervention is often sought to treat cervical spine conditions and a comprehensive physical therapy examination has been associated with more favourable outcomes. The cervical relocation test (CRT) is one method used to assess joint position sense (PS) integrity of the cervical spine. Previous research has found significant differences in the CRT between symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects. Impaired kinaesthetic awareness in the cervical spine may be associated with degenerative joint disease, chronicity of the complaint and increased susceptibility to re-injury...
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Rob A B Oostendorp, Hans Elvers, Emilia Mikolajewska, Nathalie Roussel, Emiel van Trijffel, Han Samwel, Jo Nijs, William Duquet
OBJECTIVES: The term 'cephalalgiaphobia' was introduced in the mid-1980s and defined as fear of migraine (attacks). We hypothesized that a specific subtype of cephalalgiaphobia affects patients with cervicogenic headache (CEH). This study aimed to: (1) define the term 'cervico-cephalalgiaphobia'; (2) develop a set of indicators for phobia relevant to patients with CEH; and (3) apply this set to a practice test in order to estimate the frequency of cervico-cephalalgiaphobia in the Dutch primary care practice of manual physical therapy...
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Melissa C Kolski, Annie O'Connor, Krista Van Der Laan, Jungwha Lee, Allan J Kozlowski, Anne Deutsch
The objective of this study was to validate the clinical application of a pain mechanism classification system (PMCS) in clinical practice. We analyzed data abstracted from the medical records of patients who were treated in the outpatient clinics of a large urban rehabilitation hospital in Chicago. We hypothesized that there would be good agreement between the PMCS determined by trained therapists and the PMCS category assigned based on a computer-generated statistical model using patients' signs and symptoms...
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Kim Budelmann, Harry von Piekartz, Toby Hall
OBJECTIVES: Cervical movement impairment has been identified as a core component of cervicogenic headache evaluation. However, normal range of motion values in children has been investigated rarely and no study has reported such values for the flexion-rotation test (FRT). The purpose of this study was to identify normal values and side-to-side variation for cervical spine range of motion (ROM) and the FRT, in asymptomatic children aged 6-12 years. Another important purpose was to identify the presence of pain during the FRT...
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Tiê Yamato, Chris Maher, Bruno Saragiotto, Anne Moseley, Tammy Hoffmann, Mark Elkins, Shannon Petersen, Sean Riley, Jean-Michel Brismée
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Cristiana Kahl Collins, Vicky Saliba Johnson, Ellen M Godwin, Evangelos Pappas
OBJECTIVES: To determine the reliability and validity of the Saliba Postural Classification System (SPCS). METHODS: Two physical therapists classified pictures of 100 volunteer participants standing in their habitual posture for inter and intra-tester reliability. For validity, 54 participants stood on a force plate in a habitual and a corrected posture, while a vertical force was applied through the shoulders until the clinician felt a postural give. Data were extracted at the time the give was felt and at a time in the corrected posture that matched the peak vertical ground reaction force (VGRF) in the habitual posture...
July 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Steve Karas, Anthony Schneiders, Duncan Reid, Victor Talisa
OBJECTIVES: We sought to find if there was a relationship between the confidence in use of static palpation, passive physiological intervertebral motion (PPIVM) and passive accessory intervertebral motion (PAIVM) and the manual therapist's (MTs) knowledge of the literature on these topics. METHODS: We designed an international survey to achieve our objectives. Each skill was surveyed for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines. We also included several other factors that we believed might influence the use of these skills...
July 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Joseph R Maccio, Sarah Fink, Richard Yarznbowicz, Stephen May
BACKGROUND: lateral epicondylalgia (LE) is a musculoskeletal diagnosis that causes pain and dysfunction in the lateral aspect of the elbow. Mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) is an orthopaedic classification and treatment system based on mechanical and symptomatic response to repeated and sustained end-range movement. There has been no investigation of the association between MDT and patients diagnosed with LE. CASE DESCRIPTION: this report presents three patients matching the currently accepted diagnostic criteria for LE, two with a diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) from a medical doctor...
July 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Shala Cunningham
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects between 1 and 2 million individuals in the United States. Atlantoaxial instability (AAI) has been shown to have 40-85% prevalence among individuals with RA. Despite the high incidence of craniovertebral involvement, overt symptoms of instability are rare. The high risk of AAI and limited symptomology should increase therapist suspicion of potential contraindications and precautions to initiation of therapy for the cervical spine without prior diagnostic imaging. The purpose of this case study is to describe the historical, clinical, and diagnostic imaging complexity of AAI associated with RA, and to illustrate the use of these factors in the clinical reasoning within a patient case...
July 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Christopher H Wise, Ronald J Schenk, Jill Black Lattanzi
BACKGROUND: Despite emerging evidence to support the use of high velocity thrust manipulation in the management of lumbar spinal conditions, utilization of thrust manipulation among clinicians remains relatively low. One reason for the underutilization of these procedures may be related to disparity in training in the performance of these techniques at the professional and post professional levels. PURPOSE: To assess the effect of using a new model of active learning on participant confidence in the performance of spinal thrust manipulation and the implications for its use in the professional and post-professional training of physical therapists...
July 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Michael Costello, Emilio 'Louie' J Puentedura, Josh Cleland, Charles D Ciccone
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the immediate effects of soft tissue mobilization (STM) versus therapeutic ultrasound (US) in patients with neck and arm pain who demonstrate neural mechanical sensitivity. BACKGROUND: While experts have suggested that individuals with neck and arm pain associated with neural tissue mechanical sensitivity may benefit from STM, there has been little research to investigate this hypothesis...
July 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Charles R Hazle, Matthew Lee
The practice of manual therapy (MT) is often difficult when providing care for large patients and for practitioners small in stature or with other physical limitations. Many MT techniques can be modified using simple principles to require less exertion, permitting consistency with standards of practice even in the presence of physical challenges. Commonly used MT techniques are herein described and demonstrated with alternative preparatory and movement methods, which can also be adopted for use in other techniques...
July 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Phillip S Sizer, Manuel Vicente Mauri, Kenneth Learman, Clare Jones, Norman 'Skip' Gill, Chris R Showalter, Jean-Michel Brismée
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Mark Gugliotti, Bennett Futterman, Thomas Ahrens, David Block, Lauren Brown, Micheal Dagro, James Falesto, Aliza Lyon
DESIGN: Laboratory study, repeated-measures design. OBJECTIVE: To determine if the substitution of shoulder internal rotation for external rotation during the upper limb neurodynamic test (ULNT3) evokes a comparable ulnar nerve excursion and strain in embalmed cadavers. Shoulder external rotation is a primary movement component of the ULNT3. It has been suggested that shoulder internal rotation may provide a similar load to the nervous system. There are no data to either support or negate this claim...
May 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Adri T Apeldoorn, Hans van Helvoirt, Raymond W Ostelo, Hanneke Meihuizen, Steven J Kamper, Maurits W van Tulder, Henrica C W de Vet
STUDY DESIGN: Observational inter-rater reliability study. OBJECTIVES: To examine: (1) the inter-rater reliability of a modified version of Delitto et al.'s classification-based algorithm for patients with low back pain; (2) the influence of different levels of familiarity with the system; and (3) the inter-rater reliability of algorithm decisions in patients who clearly fit into a subgroup (clear classifications) and those who do not (unclear classifications). METHODS: Patients were examined twice on the same day by two of three participating physical therapists with different levels of familiarity with the system...
May 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Dhinu J Jayaseelan, Nancy S Tow
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a common condition that can be difficult to manage in physical therapy. A number of interventions, such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and patient education have typically been used in some combination. However, the evidence regarding thrust manipulation of not only the local but also adjacent segments is sparse. Specifically, the use of cervicothoracic (CT) junction thrust manipulation has not previously been described in the management of individuals with TMD...
May 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Roger Mark Engel, Peter Gonski, Ken Beath, Subramanyam Vemulpad
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of including manual therapy (MT) in a pulmonary rehabilitation program for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). BACKGROUND: The primary source of exercise limitation in people with COPD is dyspnea. The dyspnea is partly caused by changes in chest wall mechanics, with an increase in chest wall rigidity (CWR) contributing to a decrease in lung function...
May 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
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