Month: October 2014

Chiropractic studies

1.  Do you suffer from chronic lower back pain?    In a 2012 study,  205 patients who suffered from chronic lower back pain were assigned to one of three different treatment groups—spinal manipulation (chiropractic), individual physiotherapy, or back school—with a goal to

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Hamstring study: ART and Mulligan Technique

A study of 40 healthy subjects who had either a single session of ART or the Mulligan Bent Leg Raise technique (video) on their hamstring. A previous study showed the Mulligan BLR increased hamstring flexibility one day after the intervention. Results:

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Efficacy of steroid injections for joint pain

Efficacy and safety of steroid injections for shoulder and elbow tendonitis: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials    2009 review of 20 trials “Steroid injections for tendinitis of “shoulder and elbow) in the short-term were similar to NSAIDs, and no long-term benefit

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Increase hip rotation with core work.

If you test the hip rotation of athletes (and non-athletes) you will find that internal rotation is often reduced on one side.  Before I get stuck in and start working on structures I always perform some core activations and retest.

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Modified vs traditional shrug for upward scapular rotation

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Therapist guide to all things trapezius. Two recent studies Pizzari and Choi compared traditional shrugs with a modified shrugs. Upper and lower trap activity was greater with the modified

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Knee meniscus surgery no better than a sham!

Think Twice Before Getting Knee Surgery -Huffington Post  A May 2015, Huff Post article by Allen Frances Professor Emeritus, Duke University , discusses the following study. A New England Journal of Medicine Study was published last year: “Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy versus Sham

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Frozen Shoulder Therapy

Rule #1: Don’t wait, the sooner you get ART started the better. If a Frozen Shoulder (FS) is treated before 3 months it is usually easier to improve it.  You should rule out a FS when:  your shoulder hurts when you

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