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“What Medicines Do You Take?” – Medication Influence in Older Adult Musculoskeletal Care

By Janis Henricksen, PT, DPT, Sc.D., COMT, CEEAA; Brad Allen, PT, Sc.D., CHT, COMT; Jean-Michel Brismée, PT, Sc.D., OCS, FAAOMPT; Matthew D. Geddie, OTR, Ph.D., MBA Address correspondence to Janis Henricksen, Plano, TX. Email: The presence...

Nordic Hamstring Exercise Reduces Hamstring Injury Prevalence, Recurrence, and Severity in Soccer Players

Elerian AE, El-Sayyad MM, Dorgham HAA. Effect of pre-training and post-training on Nordic exercise on hamstring injury prevention, recurrence, and severity in soccer players. Ann Rehabil Med. 2019;43(4):465-473.  Abstracted by Kimberly Ennis PT, DPT, ScD, OCS, COMT...

Identifying shoulder adhesive capsulitis stages in order to create an appropriate plan of care: A Case Report

Kasey Miller, PT, DPT, COMT Kansas City, Missouri Jean-Michel Brismée, PT, ScD, Fellowship Director, IAOM-US Fellowship program, Lubbock, Texas  Abstract: A 49-year-old female body builder with an 8-month history of persisting right shoulder pain and stiffness was...

Sensori-motor control training needed in patients with chronic neck pain

Blomgren J, Strandell E, Jull G, Vikman I, Röijezon U. Effects of deep cervical flexor training on impaired physiological functions associated with chronic neck pain: a systematic review. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018;19:415. Abstracted by: Brent Denny, DPT, ScD,...

Deep Dry Needling May Be More Effective In Treating Spine-Related Pain Than Superficial Dry Needling – Systematic Review

Griswold D, Wilhelm M, Donaldson M, Learman K, Cleland J. The effectiveness of superficial versus deep dry needling or acupuncture for reducing pain and disability in individuals with spine-related painful conditions: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of...

Recovery From a First-Time Lateral Ankle Sprain and the Predictors of Chronic Ankle Instability: A Prospective Cohort Analysis

Doherty C, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E. (2016). The American Journal of Sports Medicin;, 20(10); 1–9 Summary by: Vincent Parisi SPT, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri The purpose for this review is to determine the window of treatment...

Immediate and Short-term Effects of Thoracic Spine Manipulation in Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Young IA, Pozzi F, Dunning J, Linkonis, Michener LA. (2019). Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy; 49(5): 299–309 Article Summary: by Kellie Stringer SPT, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO.  The goal of this multicenter, randomized controlled...

Limb symmetry indexes can overestimate knee function after anterior cruciate ligament injury

Wellsandt E, Failla MJ, Snyder-Mackler L. (2017) Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical  Therapy; 47(5): 334–338 Abstracted by Adam Schwent SPT, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO Background: The reoccurrence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries...

Use of Pain Neuroscience on Patients with Adhesive Capsulitis

Sawyer EE, McDevitt AW, Louw A, Puentedura EJ, Mintken PE. (2018). Use of Pain Neuroscience Education, Tactile Discrimination, and Graded Motor Imagery in an Individual with Frozen Shoulder. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy; 48(3): 174–184. ...
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