Manual Physical Therapy

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.

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.