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Concept: Manual therapy


Functional Neurology (FN), a seemingly attractive treatment approach used by some chiropractors, proposes to have an effect on a multitude of conditions but some of its concepts are controversial.

Concepts: Manual therapy, Medicine, Alternative medicine, Spinal manipulation, Chiropractic


To compare 2 different treatment approaches, physical therapy modalities, and joint mobilization versus whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) combined with physical therapy modalities and joint mobilization, for symptoms of adhesive capsulitis (AC) of the shoulder.

Concepts: Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder, Manipulative therapy, Therapy, Manual therapy, Physical therapy, Joint manipulation, Shoulder


Rehabilitation professionals often use therapeutic modalities as a component of the surgical and nonsurgical management of orthopaedic injuries. Myriad therapeutic modalities, including cryotherapy, thermotherapy, ultrasonography, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, and laser therapy, are available. Knowledge of the scientific basis of each modality and the principles of implementation for specific injuries enables musculoskeletal treatment providers to prescribe these modalities effectively. The selection of specific therapeutic modalities is based on their efficacy during a particular phase of rehabilitation. Therapeutic modalities are an adjunct to standard exercise and manual therapy techniques and should not be used in isolation.

Concepts: Modality, Logic, Surgery, Physical therapy, Therapy, Manual therapy, Medicine


Manual therapy according to the School of Manual Therapy Utrecht (MTU) is a specific type of passive manual joint mobilization. MTU has not yet been systematically compared to other manual therapies and physical therapy. In this study the effectiveness of MTU is compared to physical therapy, particularly active exercise therapy (PT) in patients with non-specific neck pain.

Concepts: Active, Clinical trial, Manipulative therapy, Therapy, Joint manipulation, Randomized controlled trial, Physical therapy, Manual therapy


Physical manipulation and manual therapies are thousands of years old. The most popular western world iteration of these therapies is delivered by chiropractors. It can be argued that the collective public health benefit from chiropractic for spinal pain has been very substantial, however as chiropractic has transitioned from craft to profession it has encountered many internally and externally driven machinations that have retarded its progress to a fully accepted allied health profession. This article sets out a ten point plan for a new chiropractic that will achieve full acceptance for this troubled profession.

Concepts: Spinal manipulation, Healthcare occupations, Manual therapy, Allied health professions, Health care


Tension-type headache is the most common primary headache, with a high prevalence and a considerable socioeconomic impact. Manual physical therapy techniques are widely used in the clinical field to treat the symptoms associated with tension-type headache. This systematic review aims to determine the effectiveness of manual and non-invasive therapies in the treatment of patients with tension-type headache.

Concepts: Headache, Medical terms, Therapy, Manual therapy, Medicine


To assess the association between early reimbursement for physiotherapy, chiropractic and opioid prescriptions for acute low back pain (LBP) with disability claim duration.

Concepts: Manual therapy, Pain, Acupuncture, Spinal disc herniation, Back pain, Low back pain, Cohort study, Massage


Low back pain (LBP) is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and among the most common reasons for seeking primary sector care. Chiropractors, physical therapists and general practitioners are among those providers that treat LBP patients, but there is only limited evidence regarding the effectiveness and economic evaluation of care offered by these provider groups.

Concepts: Back pain, Manual therapy, Low back pain, Chiropractic, Alternative medicine, Massage


Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is a widely used manual treatment, but many reviews exist with conflicting conclusions about the safety of SMT. We performed an overview of reviews to elucidate and quantify the risk of serious adverse events (SAEs) associated with SMT.

Concepts: Manual therapy, Spinal manipulation, Chiropractic, Joint manipulation


The aim of this study was to investigate the comparison of massage therapy and Routine Physical Therapy on nonspecific low back pain (LBP).

Concepts: Symptoms, Manual therapy, Acupuncture, Spinal disc herniation, Physical therapy, Back pain, Low back pain, Massage