This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.

   Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe
Home   About   Publications   Events   Membership   Research Nov. 23, 2010
 
 
 

Ten years of evidence to guide physiotherapy interventions
British Journal of sports Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Clinicians are increasingly using evidence from high-quality clinical research to guide clinical decision making. Recent articles in this journal have examined research evidence to assist in clinical decisions as diverse as the prescription of running shoes, exercise therapy in the treatment of chronic disease and the use of protective equipment to prevent concussion. The amount and quality of evidence to guide physiotherapy interventions have grown markedly in the past few decades. In fact, the number of randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews of physiotherapy interventions has doubled every 3 1/2 years. More

Possible adverse events in children treated by manual therapy
Chiropractic and Osteopathy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pediatric manual therapy is controversial within the medical community particularly with respect to adverse events. Pediatric manual therapy is commonly used by a number of professions such as chiropractors, osteopaths and naturopaths for a variety of treatments in children. Ped MT interventions range from advice, light touch, massage, through to mobilisation and high velocity spinal manipulation. However, current evidence related to adverse events associated with Ped MT is not well understood. More

Effect of osteopathy in the cranial field on visual function
JAOA via Chi Fountain Integrative Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The effects of osteopathy in the cranial field on visual function — particularly on changes in the visual field and on the binocular alignment of the eyes — have been poorly characterized in the literature. The authors examined whether osteopathy in the cranial field resulted in an immediate, measurable change in visual function among a sample of adults with cranial asymmetry. More



Improved key health outcomes in women with fibromyalgia undergoing supervised exercise programs
British Journal of sports Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The aim of this study was to compare the relative effects of supervised aerobic exercise with a combined program of supervised aerobic, muscle strengthening and flexibility exercises on important health outcomes in women diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Sixty-four women diagnosed with FM were randomly allocated to one of three groups — AE, combined exercise or usual care control. Given the equivalent time commitment required for AE and CE, our results suggest that women with FM can gain additional health benefits by engaging in a similar volume of combined strength, flexibility and AE. More

Chiropractic approach to the management of children
Chiropractic and Osteopathy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The chiropractic profession holds the responsibility of ethical and safe practice and requires the cultivation and mastery of both an academic foundation and clinical expertise that distinguishes chiropractic from other disciplines. Research into the effectiveness of chiropractic care for pediatric patients has lagged behind that of adult care, but this is being addressed through educational programs where research is now being incorporated into academic tracks to attain advanced chiropractic degrees. More



A theoretical framework for the role of fascia in manual therapy
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies via Science Direct    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A theoretical framework for the role that fascia may play in apparently diverse passive manual therapies is presented. The relevant anatomy of fascia is briefly reviewed. Therapies are divided into myofascial ('soft tissue') and manipulative ('joint-based') and comparisons are made between them on a qualitative basis using measures of pain, function and 'autonomic activation.' When these three outcomes are evaluated between therapies it is observed that they are usually comparable in the quality, if not the quantity of the measures. More

Fully automated system for quantification of human osteoarthritic knee joint effusion volume using MRI
Arthritis Research & Therapy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
article
Joint effusion is frequently associated with osteoarthritis flare-up and is an important marker of therapeutic response. This study aimed at developing and validating a fully automated system based on magnetic resonance imaging for the quantification of joint effusion volume in knee OA patients. MRI examinations consisted of two axial sequences — a T2-weighted true fast imaging with steady-state precession and a T1-weighted gradient echo. An automated joint effusion volume quantification system using MRI was developed and validated with calibrated phantoms (cylinder and sphere) and effusion from knee OA patients, with assessment by manual quantification, and by direct aspiration. More

The Nation's Oldest and Strongest Medmal Carrier
Medical Protective, a Warren Buffett/Berkshire Hathaway company, is the nation's highest-rated medical malpractice carrier, according to both S&P and A.M. Best. MORE


Manipulative therapy in addition to usual care for patients with shoulder complaints
Journal of Manipulative Therapeutics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of manipulative therapy on the shoulder girdle, in addition to usual care provided by the general practitioner, on the outcomes of physical examination tests for the treatment of shoulder complaints. In this pragmatic study, manipulative therapy, in addition to usual care by the general practitioner, diminished severity of shoulder pain and neck pain and improved shoulder and neck mobility. More

Manual therapy for the cervical spine and reported adverse effects: A survey of Irish Manipulative Physiotherapists
Manual Therapy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The purpose of this study was to determine the use of manipulation and mobilization by the Chartered Physiotherapists in Manipulative Therapy Ireland and to describe adverse effects associated with the use of these techniques. All 127 respondents used non-High Velocity Thrust Techniques and 27 percent used HVTT. The most serious adverse effects were associated with non-HVTT and included one drop attack, one fainting episode and one Transient Ischemic Attack four days post treatment. Fifty three percent of HVTT users and 40 of non-HVTT users reported carrying out a vertebrobasilar insufficiency assessment. More

The immediate effect of individual manipulation techniques on pulmonary function measures in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The use of manipulation has long been advocated in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but few randomized controlled clinical trials have measured the effect of manipulation on pulmonary function. In addition, the effects of individual manipulative techniques on the pulmonary system are poorly understood. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the immediate effects of four osteopathic techniques on pulmonary function measures in persons with COPD relative to a minimal-touch control protocol. More

The Osteoblast presents links to articles deemed of interest to AAO members by the Publications Committee and Board of Trustees.

 
 
AAO OsteoBlast
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601  Download media kit
Lisa McReynolds, Content Editor, 469.420.2644   Contribute news
This edition of the AAO OsteoBlast was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
Nov. 16, 2010
Nov. 9, 2010
Nov. 2, 2010
Oct. 26, 2010



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063