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For Physicians

At our practice, we like to provide cutting edge information when possible. Below you will find references to some studies that support and refute various treatment approaches. As the literature is updated, we will make every effort to continue to keep our referring physicians up to date regarding the best evidence in rehabilitation.

Low Back

Clinical Prediction Rule for Acute Low Back Pain
Random, Controlled Trial Supporting PT for Spinal Stenosis
Case Studies for Stenosis
Exercise and Low Back Pain
Little Evidence for Use of Lx Traction as Single Modality for Low-back Pain Without Sciatica
Clinical Prediction Rule for Stabilization Exercises for Low Back Pain Patients
Myth that Acute Low Back Pain is Self Limiting
Post Surgical Rehab for Discectomy
Classification Based Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Patients
Rehabilitation as an Alternative for Lumbar Fusion


Examination of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients with neck pain likely to benefit from thoracic spine thrust manipulation and a general cervical range of motion exercise: multi-center randomized clinical trial.
Preliminary examination of a proposed treatment-based classification system for patients receiving physical therapy interventions for neck pain.
Immediate effects of thoracic manipulation in patients with neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.
Predictors of short-term outcome in people with a clinical diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy.
Short-term effects of thrust versus nonthrust mobilization/manipulation directed at the thoracic spine in patients with neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.
Neck pain with referral and Joint Mobilization
Cervical Radiculopathy and Cervical Traction
Mobilization and Manipulation - a Cochrane Review
Exercise for Patients with Chronic Neck Pain
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Active Treatment better than home exercise or advice


Exercise and Joint Mobilization Improves Outcomes in Frozen Shoulder Patients; Modality Use Results in Inferior Outcomes
Exercise Therapy for Shoulder Pain
Exercise as an alternative to shoulder decompression surgery


Patellofemoral Pain and PT
Patellofemoral Pain - Importance of Evaluating the Lower Extremity
Quadriceps Strengthening Post TKA
Joint Mob and OA
Eccentric Loading of Jumper's Knee
Supervised PT post menisectomy might be helpful or might not
Sports Performance Training and ACL Injury Prevention


Joint Mobilization and Hip OA
Strengthening Post THA


Ankle Sprains - Literature Review
Plantar Fasciitis and Orthotics
Plantar Fasciitis and Stretching
Achilles Tendinosis and Eccentric Loading


Use of conservative and sport-specific management strategies for a baseball pitcher with persistent elbow pain.
Rehabilitation of the thrower's elbow.
Manipulation of the wrist for management of lateral epicondylitis: a randomized pilot study.

Exercise, ROM, Misc.

Exercise Therapy and Osteoarthritis/Manual Therapy
Best-Evidence Summary for the Use of Exercise Therapy
Interventions For Improvement of ROM
PTs' Knowledge in Managing Musculoskeletal Conditions
Exercise Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis


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