Manipalooza is an annual 3-day boot camp of hands-on learning in manipulation, soft tissue techniques, and pain management strategies. 5/18/2013 – 5/20/2013 University of Colorado Aurora, CO New topics for 2013 including: “Manipulating” Patient Expectation to Improve Outcomes Management of Lateral Epicondylagia Manual Therapy & Exercise for the Shoulder Girdle Upper Cervical Spine-Headaches, Dizziness, & [...]
A framework published by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) has concluded the best practice for the assessment of patients with head and neck pain. The framework, International Framework for Examination of the Cervical Region for potential of Cervical Arterial Dysfunction prior to Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Intervention, which took five years to compile and [...]
New research has been published this week in Manual Therapy comparing the effectiveness of manipulation (TM) and mobilisation (NTM) in patients with mechanical low back pain (LBP). 149 subjects completed the study for an average care period of 35 days. Subjects were included if they were over the age of 18 and had mechanically reproducible LBP. The [...]
The Evidence In Motion (EIM) Institute for Health Professions is excited to announce a new and improved Manual Physical Therapy Certification. The Certification has been updated to ensure that participants walk away from the program with a certification that provides a competitive edge in the marketplace by allowing them to treat patients with clinical reasoning [...]
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Examination of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients With Neck Pain Likely to Benefit From Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation and a General Cervical Range of Motion Exercise: Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial
A clinical prediction rule (CPR) purported to identify patients with neck pain who are likely to respond to thoracic spine thrust manipulation has recently been developed, but has yet to be validated. The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of this CPR. One hundred forty patients with a primary report of neck [...]
Manipulative therapy in addition to usual medical care accelerates recovery of shoulder complaints at higher costs: economic outcomes of a randomized trial
Shoulder complaints are common in primary care and have an unfavourable long term prognosis. The objective was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of manipulative therapy of the cervicothoracic spine and the adjacent ribs in addition to usual medical care (UMC) by the general practitioner in the treatment of shoulder complaints.Â This economic evaluation was conducted [...]
The effectiveness of thoracic manipulation on patients with chronic mechanical neck pain â€“ A randomized controlled trial
The aim of our study was to assess the effectiveness of thoracic manipulation (TM) on patients with chronic neck pain. 120 patients aged between 18 and 55 were randomly allocated into two groups: an experimental group which received TM and a control group without the manipulative procedure. Both groups received infrared radiation therapy (IRR) and [...]
Manipulative therapy in addition to usual care for patients with shoulder complaints: results of physical examination outcomes in a randomized controlled trial.
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of manipulative therapy on the shoulder girdle, in addition to usual care provided by the general practitioner, on the outcomes of physical examination tests for the treatment of shoulder complaints. This was a randomized controlled trial in a primary care setting in the Netherlands. A [...]
The relationship of the audible pop to hypoalgesia associated with high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust manipulation: a secondary analysis of an experimental study in pain-free participants.
High-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulation is an effective treatment of low back pain (LBP); however, the corresponding mechanisms are undetermined. Hypoalgesia is associated with HVLA manipulation and suggests specific mechanisms of action. An audible pop (AP) is also associated with HVLA manipulation; however, the influence of the AP on the hypoalgesia associated with HVLA manipulation is [...]