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Acupuncture Research

Local vs Distal Acupuncture vs Sham

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Immediate Effects of Dry Needling, and Acupuncture at Distant Points in Chronic Neck Pain: Results of a Randomized, Double-blind, Sham-controlled Crossover Trial Purpose of the study: Evaluate any immediate effects of two different modes of acupuncture compared to sham laser acupuncture on motion-related pain and cervical...

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ACL Tears

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A retrospective pair-matched follow-up study found that after 20-years, there was no difference in knee osteoarthritis between operative versus nonoperative treatment when treatment was allocated on the basis of a patient's response to 3 months of physiotherapy. ...

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Electroacupuncture and Diabetic Neuropathy

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Electroacupuncture may be a new low risk option for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy in those with diabetes. Researchers in South Korea conducted a randomized, assessor-blinded, multicentred trial that included 126 subjects with type II diabetes and a history of peripheral diabetic neuropathy of six...

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Fibromyalgia and Yoga

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Fibromyalgia is a common condition. Estimates are that it affects two to four percent of the population. The ratio of females to males affected is nine to one, those suffering usually diagnosed between the age of 20 and 50. For years people who suffer from...

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Eccentric vs Concentric strengthening for tendinopathy

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Critical Appraisal Rikke Beyer, Mads Kongsgaard, Birgitte Hougs Kjær, Tommy Øhlenschlæger, Michael Kjær and S. Peter Magnusson.   Heavy Slow Resistance Versus Eccentric Training as Treatment for Achilles Tendinopathy : A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med 2015 43: 1704 originally published online May 27, 2015 THERAPY...

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MVA: Collar, Act as Usual, or Mobilization?

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Critical Appraisal Kongstead A, Qerama E, Kasch H, Bendix T, Winther F, Korsholm L, and St ehelin Jensen T. Neck Collar, “Act-as-Usual” or Active Mobilization for Whiplash Injury? A Randomized Parallel-Group Trial.  SPINE, Volume 32, Number 6, Pages 618-626 THERAPY STUDY: Are the results of the...

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Ultrasonography use in the diagnosis of neck pain

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Critical Appraisal Stecco, A., Meneghini, A., Stern, R., Stecco, C., & Imamura, M. Ultrasonography in myofascial neck pain: randomized clinical trial for diagnosis  and follow-up. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 2014;36(3), 243-253. A. ARE THE STUDY RESULTS VALID? Was there an independent “blind” comparison with a reference...

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