Sacroiliac joint manipulation might improve patellofemoral pain and functional level in athletes with patellofemoral pain syndrome. These effects could be due to the changes observed in EMG activity of gluteus medius and vasti muscles. Therefore, the sacroiliac joint manipulation might be considered in the rehabilitation protocol of the athletes with patellofemoral pain syndrome.
A majority (82%) of adolescent patients presenting with FAI syndrome can be managed nonoperatively, with significant improvements in outcome scores at a mean follow-up of 2 years.
A nonoperative approach should be the first-line treatment for young active patients with symptomatic FAI syndrome.
Both groups experienced significant improvement. The manual physical therapy group used less 1-year shoulder impingement syndrome-related health care resources than the Corticosteroid injections group.
Musculoskeletal manual approaches are effective for treating Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). In the short term, there is a larger effect regarding the latter when compared to other conservative treatments for TMD.
This study showed that connective tissue massage and lifestyle advice were superior to reducing symptoms of constipation and quality of life compared with lifestyle advice alone for patients with chronic constipation.
For athletes, once the underlying dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint is adequately addressed, gradual progression to full participation is encouraged.
High physical therapy provider continuity appears to be associated with a decreased likelihood of lumbar surgery and fewer lower back pain-related health care costs.
Physical therapists commonly examine and provide interventions directed at the hip(s) for individuals with lower back pain. Post-professional fellowship training appears to influence the intervention selection of the physical therapist, with an increase in usage of hip joint manual therapy and a decrease in hip muscle flexibility and modality usage.