Conservative Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement

The following is an article written for the online, video-based physical therapy continuing education company MedBridge… FAI Prevalence As mentioned in my previous post on differential diagnosis of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip pain is an all too common occurrence among older adults and adolescents.1 Older adults. According to a survey and subsequent study of 2,221 German respondents…

Research Review: Comparison of 2 Manual Therapy and Exercise Protocols for Cervical Radiculopathy

In the next installment of the Research Review Series, we discuss a recent randomized controlled study investigating the effectiveness of a manual therapy program specifically tailored to increase the intervertebral foramen (IVF) versus a general manual therapy program in patients presenting with cervical radiculopathy3. Study Design Participant and assessor-blinded randomized clinical trial. Subjects Thirty-six subjects were…

Effectiveness of Manual Therapy for Knee Pain

The following is another article written for the online, video-based physical therapy continuing education company MedBridge Education… Knee osteoarthritis (Knee OA) is one of the most prevalent and debilitating orthopedic complaints for 28% of adults over 45 years old and 37% of those over 65 years old in the United States. In addition, 1.6% of adults over…

Neck Pain Best Practice: Treatment-Based Classification

The following is another article written for the online, video-based physical therapy continuing education company MedBridge Education… Among one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints, neck pain has been estimated to affect between 22% and 77% of individuals in their lifetime according to the Neck Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines published by Childs et al. While this pain…

Clinical Prediction Rule Resource

Clinical decision making is integral to becoming an effective clinician, regardless of profession. One tool that we, as physical therapists, have is the clinical prediction rule (CPR), which is the best combination of medical signs, symptoms, and/or other findings in predicting the probability of a specific disease or outcome. There have been many CPRs developed…