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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
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Synopsis: 40 patients with hip osteoarthritis undergoing total hip replacement were included in this trial to determine the effectiveness of occupation therapy supervised usage of adaptive devices. Patients were randomized to an experimental group that used adaptive devices in an organized and supervised manner or to a control group that used devices without supervision. Devices included abduction Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 83 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomized to one of the three following physiotherapy interventions for the purpose of comparing pain, disability, and balance outcomes after 8 weeks: (1) stretching and exercise of hip and foot muscles, (2) stretching and exercises of foot muscles only, and (3) stretching of foot muscles only. Outcomes of interest included a VAS scale for pain, the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS), the Star Excursion Balance test (SEBT). Results demonstrated that Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 102 patients with first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive individualized, prefabricated foot orthoses or rocker-sole footwear. The purpose of this study was to compare the orthoses and footwear to determine their effects on pain reduction. Findings indicated no Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 30 patients presenting with 32 cases of trigger finger were included in this study to evaluate and compare the efficacy of two splint treatments. Patients received splinting with metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint blocking or distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint blocking splints. Results following the Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 42 patients were randomized to undergo open reduction and internal fixation for a proximal phalangeal fracture either with or without the placement of a denaturated oxidized cellulose adhesion barrier. The purpose of this study was to determine if an adhesion barrier resulted in significantly different total angular movement, DASH scores, requirement of secondary surgery, and adverse events) when compared to treatment without the use of an adhesion barrier after 6 months. Results demonstrated that Read More »
Level 1 RCT
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Synopsis: 33 adult patients with a distal radial fracture were randomized to receive either 6 weeks of structured advice from a physiotherapist supplemented with exercise, or structured advice solely. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a combination of structured advice and exercise yields better outcomes compared to structured advice alone with regards to the rehabilitation of upper limb activity. Outcomes were over Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 26 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a total of 2565 patients were included in this systematic review to determine whether massage therapy is an effective method to treat patients diagnosed with common musculoskeletal complaints, such as shoulder pain, knee osteoarthritis, low back pain, and neck pain. Pooled analysis of a limited number of studies for each complaint demonstrated favourable results for massage therapy compared to no intervention of pain and function associated with shoulder complaints and knee osteoarthritis, while no significant clinically relevant benefits were observed in cases of low back pain and neck pain. Analyses of massage Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 109 patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive either a combination therapy of physical exercise and patient education or a control group of patient education alone. The purpose of this study was to compare the long-term effects of these treatments on secondary outcome measures including the range of motion (ROM), muscle strength, predicted maximal oxygen consumption, walking distance, and pain during walking. Outcomes were assessed Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 9 randomized controlled trials which compared autologous whole blood (ABI) injections to either corticosteroid injections (CSI) (6 RCTs) or platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) (3 RCTs) in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis were included in the current meta-analysis. Comparisons were performed to assess the effect of these treatment options on pain. Pooled results demonstrated Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis