Category Archives: Sports medicine research reviews

Research covered in sportEX medicine on the subject of sports medicine

Who is at risk for falling and what can we do about it?

Introduction: Falls have a large impact on the overall health and quality of life in older adults.  It has been estimated that 30-60% of older, community-dwelling adults experience a fall each year and that approximately half of these individuals experience … Continue reading

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Does specificity of manipulation matter in the treatment of chronic low back pain?

Recently, many in the manual therapy community have been questioning the mechanisms of how spinal manipulation works.  While some hold onto the belief that spinal manipulation has more of a biomechanical and structural influence, others believe the effects to be … Continue reading

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Does your patient have patellofemoral pain? Don’t forget the hip…

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common diagnosis seen in our Physical Therapy clinics. It is actually the most commonly diagnosed condition of the knee in patients less than 50 years old. The condition is often perceived as difficult to … Continue reading

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Are within/between session changes prognostic when treating LBP?

Low back pain (LBP) is one of most prevalent diagnoses treated by physical therapists (PTs).  As we begin to understand the multifactorial nature of its existence, we are also beginning to develop research to identify who responds favorably to different … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy may assist in recovery from depression in injured workers

Work-related injuries affect almost 500,000 individuals annually in the United States.  Over half of these cases are related to sprains, strains and other musculoskeletal pathology.  In addition, musculoskeletal  injuries are the leading cause for work-related disability and lost productivity, and … Continue reading

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Functional Fascial Taping: Does it have an effect on pain and function in those with non-specific LBP?

Introduction: Non-specific low back pain (NLBP) has been a heavily investigated topic in the literature over the past decade.  This is likely due to its prevalence as well as direct and indirect economic impacts.1,2 Recently, there has been literature to … Continue reading

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Don’t ignore the importance of the therapeutic alliance

The profound effect that clinical interactions have on our patients is often downplayed by the modern clinician.  We often attribute clinical success and outcomes to the tools we use and how they improve mobility, ROM or strength.  But how often … Continue reading

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