Orthopedics

Passive movements for the treatment and prevention of contractures

Prabhu, R. K., Swaminathan, N., & Harvey, L. A. (2013). Passive movements for the treatment and prevention of contractures. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (12).

This systematic review evaluates the effect of passive movements (PMs) increase joint mobility (and decrease risk of contractures). 2 studies are included in the review, encompassing 122 participants. Findings indicate that PMs may have a small short term effect on joint mobility, but the level of evidence is very low and there is insufficient evidence to make any firm conclusions.

Predictors for identifying patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome responding to femoral nerve mobilization

Huang, B.-Y., Shih, Y.-F., Chen, W.-Y., & Ma, H.-L. (2015). Predictors for identifying patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome responding to femoral nerve mobilization. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(5).

Subacromial impingement syndrome: Effectiveness of physiotherapy and manual therapy

Gebremariam, L., Hay, E. M., van der Sande, R., Rinkel, W. D., Koes, B. W., & Huisstede, B. M. a. (2013). Subacromial impingement syndrome: Effectiveness of physiotherapy and manual therapy. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 1202–1208.

This systematic review evaluates physiotherapy and manual therapy interventions for subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS). 2 other reviews and 10 RCTs were included. Findings indicate that some physiotherapy treatments may help treat SIS, such as hyperthermia and exercise therapy, although more research is needed.

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