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Read amazing articles from our faculty!

Rehabilitation of the Overhead Throwing Athlete: There is More to It Than Just External Rotation/Internal Rotation Strengthening

Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA, Christopher A. Arrigo, MS, PT, ATC,    Todd R. Hooks, PT, AT, OCS, SCS, NREMT-1, CSCS, CMTPT, FAAOMPT,  James R. Andrews, MD   Summarized by Kaytlyn Wells SPT, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO.  The purpose of this article...

Response to: Mounting Evidence Refutes Long Held Prescribed Intervention of the Concave/Convex Rule in both the Shoulder and the Knee

Showalter, C. (2019, September 5). Mounting Evidence Refutes Long Held Prescribed Intervention of the Concave/Convex Rule in both the Shoulder and the Knee. Retrieved from https://www.ozpt.com/research_commentary.php  Abstracted by: Chris Morse, ATC, SPT, Missouri...

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy versus placebo surgery for a degenerative meniscus tear: a 2-year follow-up of the randomized controlled trial

Järvinen T, Sihvonen R, Paavola M, Malmivaara A, Itälä A, Joukainen A, Kalske J (2017). Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy vs Sham Surgery for Degenerative Meniscus Tear. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery, 30(6).    Article Summary by...

Manual therapy and eccentric exercise in the management of Achilles tendinopathy

Jayaseelan, D. J., Kecman, M., Alcorn, D., & Sault, J. D. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 2017; 25(2), 106-114.   Abstracted by Victoria White SPT, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO   Article summary:  Achilles tendinopathy (AT) can be...

Applying an active lumbopelvic control strategy during lumbar extension exercises: Effect on muscle recruitment patterns of the lumbopelvic region

Oosterwijck J, Ridder E, Vleeming A, Vanderstraeten G, Schouppe S, Danneels L. Applying an active lumbopelvic control strategy during lumbar extension exercises: Effect on muscle recruitment patterns of the lumbopelvic region. Human Movement Science. 2017;54:24-33....

Neurodynamic Mobilization & Initial Motor Control Exercises In Discopathies With Radiculopathy

Effects of Adding a Neurodynamic Mobilization to Motor Control Training in Patients with Lumbar Radiculopathy due to Disc Herniation: A Randomized Clinical Trial.  Plaza-Manzano G, et al. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Sep 5.  [Epub ahead of print] Abstracted by: ...

Altered trunk muscle recruitment patterns during lifting in individuals in remission from low back pain

Suehiro T, Ishida H, Kobara K, Osaka H, Watanabe S. Altered trunk muscle recruitment patterns during lifting in individuals in remission from recurrent low back pain. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2018;39:128-133. Abstracted by Matthew Pugliese PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT...

Thoracic Disk Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

Vanichkachorn, JS and Vaccaro, AR.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2000; 8: 159-169  Abstracted by Kasey Miller PT, DPT, COMT Kansas City, Missouri – Fellowship Candidate, IAOM-US Fellowship Program & Jean-Michel Brismée, PT, ScD, Fellowship Director, IAOM-US...

Manual Therapy and stretching improve function and range of motion following ankle sprain but not neuromotor control

Reference: Feldbrugge CM, Pathoomvanh MM, Powden CJ, Hoch MC. Joint mobilization and static stretching for individuals with chronic ankle instability: A pilot study. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2019; 23(1): 194-201. Abstracted by: Ryan Lasley PT, MPT, AT/L, COMT, NASM-CES/PES,...

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