The immediate effect of musculoskeletal physiotherapy techniques and massage on pain and ease of breathing in adults with cystic fibrosis.

 

Lee A, Holdsworth M, Holland A, Button B

The optimal treatment approach to musculoskeletal pain in cystic fibrosis remains unclear. This study aimed to examine the effect of a combination of musculoskeletal physiotherapy techniques and massage therapy on musculoskeletal pain and ease of breathing.

A single treatment session was associated with reduction in pain and improvement in ease of breathing in adults with cystic fibrosis.

Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 2008 Aug, online article ahead of print

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Neck Pain

Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability and 21st in terms of overall burden.

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