Physical Therapy

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.

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.