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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
Synopsis: 88 adolescents with a forward head and protracted shoulder posture were included in the study. Patients were randomized to either an intervention group, which underwent a 32 week resistance and stretching exercise program followed by a 16 week detraining period, or a control group. The study was Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 28 athletic patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) were randomized to receive active lumbopelvic manipulation or sham therapy for the purpose of determining if lumbopelvic manipulation therapy was associated with significantly improved electromyography (EMG) parameters, pain, and function when assessed immediately following the physiotherapy procedure. Results demonstrated significantly earlier onset and higher amplitude of EMG activity in the vastus medialis and gluteus medius muscle when compared to sham therapy. Furthermore, significantly improved Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 50 patients who had undergone arthroscopic ACL reconstruction were randomized at 5 months postoperatively to rehabilitation using either the SpeedCourt system or traditional sensorimotor training methods. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether there was any significant benefit to using the SpeedCourt system with respect to either anthropometric outcome (limb circumference), knee range of motion, or performance on motometric variables. The only statistically Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 35 patients with chronic hip joint pain (CHJP) were included in this randomized feasibility trial for the purpose of investigating the treatment adherence, patient retention, and clinical benefits of Movement-Pattern Training (MPT) when compared to control therapy (no treatment). Results determined that patient retention and session adherence were comparable between treatment groups after 6 weeks of treatment. Additionally, patients in Read More »
Level 2 RCT