Manual Therapy SUCKS…

This is a very interesting blog entry by Adam Meakins, who if you are in the social media sphere would be familiar with his name. I actually did not know about the backlash that he received after he came out with a ‘Manual Therapy Sucks’ T-shirt. It is unfortunate that some would use personal attacks…

The effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy in common lower limb conditions

This is a new systematic review (SR) fresh out on the above-mentioned topic. “Results: Moderate-level evidence suggests: (1) no difference between focused ESWT and placebo ESWT at short and mid-term in patellar tendinopathy (PT) (2) radial ESWT is superior to conservative treatment at short, mid and long term in proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT). Low-level evidence…

Time to RTP after hamstring injury

This is a study from Feb 2016 by Phil Jacobsen and colleagues at Aspetar on using physical examination to predict RTP times. The full title is: A combination of initial and follow-up physiotherapist examination predicts physician-determined time to return to play after hamstring injury, with no added value of MRI Basically they used a number…