Musculoskeletal Manipulations

Publication Title: 
BMC neurology

BACKGROUND: Despite the expansion of conventional medical treatments for headache, many sufferers of common recurrent headache disorders seek help outside of medical settings. The aim of this paper is to evaluate research studies on the prevalence of patient use of manual therapies for the treatment of headache and the key factors associated with this patient population.

Author(s): 
Moore, Craig S.
Sibbritt, David W.
Adams, Jon
Publication Title: 
European Spine Journal: Official Publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society

Patients with a lumbosacral radicular syndrome are mostly treated conservatively first. The effect of the conservative treatments remains controversial. To assess the effectiveness of conservative treatments of the lumbosacral radicular syndrome (sciatica). Relevant electronic databases and the reference lists of articles up to May 2004 were searched. Randomised clinical trials of all types of conservative treatments for patients with the lumbosacral radicular syndrome selected by two reviewers. Two reviewers independently assessed the methodological quality and the clinical relevance.

Author(s): 
Luijsterburg, Pim A. J.
Verhagen, Arianne P.
Ostelo, Raymond W. J. G.
van Os, Ton A. G.
Peul, Wilco C.
Koes, Bart W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVES: Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are important aspects of musculoskeletal medicine, including chiropractic. The purpose of this study was to review the most commonly used treatment procedures in chiropractic for MPS and MTrPs. METHODS: The Scientific Commission of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) was charged with developing literature syntheses, organized by anatomical region, to evaluate and report on the evidence base for chiropractic care. This article is the outcome of this charge.

Author(s): 
Vernon, Howard
Schneider, Michael
Publication Title: 
European Spine Journal: Official Publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society

The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the effects of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), acupuncture and herbal medicine for chronic non-specific LBP. A comprehensive search was conducted by an experienced librarian from the Cochrane Back Review Group (CBRG) in multiple databases up to December 22, 2008. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of adults with chronic non-specific LBP, which evaluated at least one clinically relevant, patient-centred outcome measure were included.

Author(s): 
Rubinstein, Sidney M.
van Middelkoop, Marienke
Kuijpers, Ton
Ostelo, Raymond
Verhagen, Arianne P.
de Boer, Michiel R.
Koes, Bart W.
van Tulder, Maurits W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVES: Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are important aspects of musculoskeletal medicine, including chiropractic. The purpose of this study was to review the most commonly used treatment procedures in chiropractic for MPS and MTrPs. METHODS: The Scientific Commission of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) was charged with developing literature syntheses, organized by anatomical region, to evaluate and report on the evidence base for chiropractic care. This article is the outcome of this charge.

Author(s): 
Vernon, Howard
Schneider, Michael
Publication Title: 
Giornale Italiano Di Medicina Del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia

The paper represents the Italian Society of Physical " and Rehabilitation Medicine (SIMFER) recommendations to Neck Pain. We searched the principal scientific databases for papers concerning the main approaches to NP, including international guidelines, clinical trials of high methodological value and systematic reviews without any temporal limits. The recommendations were graded on the basis of the National Plan for Guidelines of the Italian Istituto Superiore di Sanità, which includes the level of evidence and strength of the recommendation.

Author(s): 
Monticone, Marco
Iovine, Roberto
de Sena, Giampaolo
Rovere, Giancarlo
Uliano, Domenico
Arioli, Giovanni
Bonaiuti, Donatella
Brugnoni, Guido
Ceravolo, Gabriella
Cerri, Cesare
Dalla Toffola, Elena
Fiore, Pietro
Foti, Calogero
Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SIMFER)
Publication Title: 
Global Journal of Health Science

BACKGROUND: The effects of cancer and associated treatments have a considerable impact on the well-being and quality of life of pediatric oncology patients. To support children and their families, complementary and alternative medicines are seen by nurses and doctors as practical to integrate to the services offered by hospitals. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to examine if the practice of complementary and alternative medicine, specifically spiritual care and treatments based on body manipulation, is likely to improve the health and well-being of children suffering from cancer.

Author(s): 
Poder, Thomas G.
Lemieux, Renald
Publication Title: 
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

Due to a change in the production schedule of this journal, two issues of this article were due within a month of each other, which precluded the usual group of authors from contributing to the current paper, but they will participate in this review in the next issue. This overview includes several articles questioning the use of dry needling (DN) by non-acupuncturists, which continues to be a controversial topic especially in the United States. Several researchers examined the effects of manual trigger point (TrP) techniques applied to TrPs in the upper trapezius muscle.

Author(s): 
Dommerholt, Jan
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Management of rotator cuff disease often includes manual therapy and exercise, usually delivered together as components of a physical therapy intervention. This review is one of a series of reviews that form an update of the Cochrane review, 'Physiotherapy interventions for shoulder pain'. OBJECTIVES: To synthesise available evidence regarding the benefits and harms of manual therapy and exercise, alone or in combination, for the treatment of people with rotator cuff disease.

Author(s): 
Page, Matthew J.
Green, Sally
McBain, Brodwen
Surace, Stephen J.
Deitch, Jessica
Lyttle, Nicolette
Mrocki, Marshall A.
Buchbinder, Rachelle
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OVERVIEW: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming increasingly accepted in modern western society, including amongst amateur and professional athletes, however, it has not yet been determined how CAM is reflected in scientific publications in sports and exercise medicine (SEM). AIM: The aim of this study was to identify trends in the levels of evidence for manipulative and body-based therapies within the SEM literature.

Author(s): 
M?cznik, Aleksandra K.
Schneiders, Anthony G.
Sullivan, S. John
Athens, Josie

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