The short-term effects of thoracic spine thrust manipulation on patients with shoulder impingement syndrome

Robert E. Boyles, Bradley M. Ritland, Brian M. Miracle, Daniel M. Barclay, Mary S. Faul, Josef H. Moore, Shane L. Koppenhaver, Robert S. Wainner

The objective as to investige the short-term effects of thoracic spine thrust manipulations (TSTMs) on patients with shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS).  Fifty-six patients with SIS underwent a standardized shoulder examination, immediately followed by TSTM techniques. At 48-h follow-up, the outcome measures were all statistically significant.

It is concluded that TSTM provided a statistically significant decrease in self reported pain measures and disability in patients with SIS at 48-h follow-up.

Manual Therapy, online article ahead of print, 15 August 2008

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