Arthritis

Effects of exercise and manual therapy on pain associated with hip osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Beumer, L., Wong, J., Warden, S. J., Kemp, J. L., Foster, P., & Crossley, K. M. (2016). Effects of exercise and manual therapy on pain associated with hip osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(8), 458–463.

Knee osteoarthritis pain in the elderly can be reduced by massage therapy, yoga and tai chi: A review

Field, T. (2016). Knee osteoarthritis pain in the elderly can be reduced by massage therapy, yoga and tai chi: A review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 22, 87–92“.http://www.ctcpjournal.com/article/S1744-3881(16)30001-9/abstract.

Exercises to improve function of the rheumatoid hand (SARAH): a randomised controlled trial

Lamb, S. E., Williamson, E. M., Heine, P. J., Adams, J., Dosanjh, S., Dritsaki, M., … Williams, M. A. (2015). Exercises to improve function of the rheumatoid hand (SARAH): a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 385(9966), 421–429.

Structured exercise improves mobility after hip fracture: a meta-analysis with meta-regression.

Diong, J., Allen, N., & Sherrington, C. (2016). Structured exercise improves mobility after hip fracture: a meta-analysis with meta-regression. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(6), 346–356.

Rehabilitation for distal radial fractures in adults

Handoll, H. H., & Elliott, J. (2015). Rehabilitation for distal radial fractures in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

This systematic review evaluates the effect of rehabilitation for adults with distal radial fractures. 26 studies, encompassing 1269 participants, are included in the review. All of the included studies were very small and low quality. Findings indicate that there is insufficient evidence to determine whether rehabilitation is effective for wrist fractures.

Effectiveness of massage therapy as co-adjuvant treatment to exercise in osteoarthritis of the knee: A randomized control trial

Godoy, V. C., Izquierdo, T. G., Navas, I. L., & Martín, D. P. (2014). Effectiveness of massage therapy as co-adjuvant treatment to exercise in osteoarthritis of the knee: A randomized control trial. Journal of Back & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 27(4).

Manual Therapy for Hip Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Wang, Q., Wang, T.-T., Qi, X.-F., Yao, M., Cui, X., Wang, Y., & Liang, Q.-Q. (2015). Manual Therapy for Hip Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Pain Physician, 18(6), E1005–20.

The Incremental Effects of Manual Therapy or Booster Sessions in Addition to Exercise Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Abbott, J. H., Chapple, C. M., Fitzgerald, G. K., Fritz, J. M., Childs, J. D., Harcombe, H., & Stout, K. (2015). The Incremental Effects of Manual Therapy or Booster Sessions in Addition to Exercise Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 45(12), 975–983“.http://www.jospt.org/doi/pdf/10.2519/jospt.2015.6015.

Complementary therapies for osteoarthritis: Are they effective?

Shengelia, R., Parker, S. J., Ballin, M., George, T., & Reid, M. C. (2013). Complementary therapies for osteoarthritis: Are they effective? Pain Management Nursing, 14(4).

This review paper evaluates the evidence for complementary therapies for managing osteoarthritis. 29 articles are included in the review. Reviewed interventions include: tai chi, acupuncture, yoga, and massage therapy. Findings indicate that the reviewed complementary therapies are safe and may be effective for managing symptoms of osteoarthritis. However, more high quality research is needed.

The state of research on complementary and alternative medicine in pediatric rheumatology

April, K. T., & Walji, R. (2011). The state of research on complementary and alternative medicine in pediatric rheumatology. Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America, 37(1), 85–94.

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