The immediate effect of sacroiliac joint manipulation on EMG of vasti and gluteus medius in athletes with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

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.

Nonoperative Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Prospective Study.

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.

Clinical Relevance:
A nonoperative approach should be the first-line treatment for young active patients with symptomatic FAI syndrome.

One-year outcome of subacromial corticosteroid injection compared with manual physical therapy for the management of the unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome: a pragmatic randomized trial.

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.

Efficacy of musculoskeletal manual approach in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder: A systematic review with meta-analysis

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.

Effect of Connective Tissue Manipulation on Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Constipation: a Randomized Controlled Trial

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.

Associations Between Physical Therapy Continuity of Care and Health Care Utilization and Costs in Patients With Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

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.

Examination procedures and interventions for the hip in the management of low back pain: a survey of physical therapists.

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.