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Evidences for Early Physical Therapy & Acute Low Back Pain

Reference: Zigenfus GC, Yin J, Giang GM, Fogarty WT. Effectiveness of early physical therapy in the treatment of acute low back musculoskeletal disorders. J Occup Environ Med. 2000 Jan;42(1):35-9.

Credit for this review: Bahram Jam, PT (APTEI)

 Here are 3 studies that support early physical therapy.  

Ever wonder why professional athletes, who have a salary of a few million dollars per year, receive immediate physical therapy and rehab following let’s a say a back injury, while patients with work-related injuries are often made to wait several days or weeks before receiving physical therapy and rehab? Is a rapid return to function not as important for an [...] Read more

Shoulder impingement and the effects of exercise

This is a high quality article that demonstrates the effectiveness of resistance training and impingement syndrome on improving the quality of life, pain and function.  

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The effectiveness of manual physical therapy and exercise for mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.

This was a  randomized clinical trial with the objective to assess the effectiveness of manual physical therapy and exercise (MTE) for mechanical neck pain with or without unilateral upper extremity (UE) symptoms, as compared to a minimal intervention (MIN) approach.

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