What We're Reading
A place to find literature supportive of the Bookhout Seminars approach
Key Findings: Manual therapy to address mobility restrictions of the thoracic spine and posterior glenohumeral capsule reduce signs and symptoms of shoulder impingement.
Key Findings: Neurodynamic treatment seems to be the most appropriate option to improve the passive knee extension ROM and the extensibility on hamstring musculature, proving to be more effective than other methods such as stretching.
Szulc P, Wendt M, Waszak M, Tomczak M, Cieślik K, Trzaska T. Med Sci Monit. 2015 Sep 29;21:2918-32
Key Findings: Muscle Energy Techniques used in conjunction with MeKenzie exercise is effective in improving ROM, pain and disc herniation size in patients with back pain. However, this study does apply McKenzie prior to MET and we would advocate that being done in reverse order.
Key Findings: Despite the emphasis on manipulation, patients who benefiting from manipulation will benefit equally from joint mobilizations. We believe this also applies to MET.
Key Findings: Resting multifidi and erector spinae stiffness as measured by Shear-wave elastography is associated with pain and disability in the back pain population.
Key Findings: Improving joint mobility in patients with chronic neck pain can improve longus colli recruitment.
Key Findings: Physical therapy management of cervicogenic and tension type headaches should include specific exercise and manual therapy