Manual therapy, exercise therapy or combined treatment in the management of adult neck pain – A SR

New review article just out on the Musculoskeletal Science and Practice journal.

Published: Oct 2017

Open-access: No

“Highlights

•    The effects of combining therapies on neck pain and function was assessed.
•    No studies investigated the effects of adding exercise therapy to manual therapy.
•    Adding manual therapy to exercise therapy does not seem to improve outcomes.
•    The quality of evidence was moderate for pain-at-rest outcomes.
•    The quality of evidence was moderate-to-low for neck disability and QOL outcomes.”

 

It seems yet more evidence of poor outcomes with manual therapy. However I have not read the article so would not be able to comment.

Please click here for the article.

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