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Synopsis: 154 female cancer survivors were randomized to receive either a 12-month aerobic-resistance exercise program or a home-based exercise regimen. The purpose of this study was to compare bone outcomes following the two treatments to determine their effect on bone loss in this patient population. Both groups experienced Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: A total of 15 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in this systematic review to determine the efficacy and safety of different forms of acupuncture in the management of musculoskeletal disorders. Ten trials reported on musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities: three on carpal tunnel syndrome; two on lateral epicondylitis; four on shoulder pain; and one on general upper extremity pain. Five trials reported Read More »
Level 3 Meta Analysis
Synopsis: 94 patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain were randomized to physical therapy-based treatments using global postural re-education (GPR) or manual therapy. The purpose of this trial was to determine if the global postural re-education therapy could reduce pain and disability in comparison to manual therapy when evaluated over a 6-month follow-up. Results demonstrated that Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 6 randomized controlled trials analyzing the effect of dry needling in the lower extremity and/or lumbar region on patients with painful muscular trigger points, were included in this systematic review. The purpose of this study was to qualitatively assess the body of evidence regarding the effect of dry needling on clinically important outcomes in patients with lower quarter trigger points. The results displayed Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
Synopsis: 39 young active patients experiencing atraumatic knee pain for greater than two weeks were included in this trial to determine if the addition of dry needling of the hamstring muscles to a standard stretching program improved hamstring range of motion, pain, and function when compared to sham dry needling and the standard stretching program. Multiple follow-ups over a one week period indicated no significant differences between the two groups. However, both groups Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
Synopsis: 39 patients with medial compartment knee OA were randomized to either whole-body vibration training in combination with quadriceps strengthening exercise (WBVT+QSE) or quadriceps strengthening exercise alone (QSE-only). The objective of the study was to determine whether combination therapy provides superior results compared to monotherapy over a 3-month treatment period. Findings indicated that Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 209 elderly patients undergoing rehabilitation for hip fracture were randomized to receive either Geriatric Interdisciplinary Home Rehabilitation (GIHR) or conventional geriatric care and rehabilitation. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of GIHR and conventional care and rehabilitation in terms of walking ability and gait speed up to 1 year, and postoperative length of stay until discharge. All outcomes of Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 56 patients with pes anserinus tendino-bursitis were randomized to two treatment groups: one group received 3 weeks of kinesiotaping, while the other received 10 days of naproxen 250mg three times daily plus daily physical therapy sessions. The purpose of this study was to compare pain, swelling, and adverse events from pre- to post-treatment. Results demonstrated a Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 59 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to participate or not participate in a preoperative progressive resistance training program. The purpose of this study was to determine if preoperative resistance training led to significantly increased preoperative and short-term postoperative functional performance and muscle strength. Patients allocated to Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 40 patients with osteoarthritis of the hip were randomized to receive mobilization with movement manual therapy or placebo therapy for the purpose of determining the immediate benefits of mobilization with movement in terms of improvement in hip pain, the internal rotation range of motion, and function. Results demonstrated that Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 70 patients with mechanical low back pain (LBP) were randomized to receive either an 8-week high load lifting exercise program or a low load motor control exercise program. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of the two aforementioned treatments with regards to pain intensity, disability, and health-related patient quality of life after 12 sessions. After 24-month follow-up, Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 92 patients over the age of 65 with a subcapital or intertrochanteric hip fracture were randomized to either high-intensity postoperative physiotherapy (PT) sessions in addition to usual PT, or usual PT alone. The purpose of this study was to compare the length of time to discharge readiness, functional performance measures, and patient-reported function at follow-up between groups. The results demonstrated Read More »
Level 2 RCT