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A systematic review of thrust manipulation combined with one conservative intervention for rotator cuff and related non-surgical shoulder conditions
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-13, 01:27 authored by Amy L Minkalis, Robert D Vining, Cynthia R Long, Cheryl Hawk, Katie de LucaKatie de Luca
Objective: To determine effects of thrust manipulation plus one conservative intervention for non-surgical shoulder pain and disability due to rotator cuff dysfunction. Methods: This review followed PRISMA guidelines. The databases searched were PubMed, PEDro, ICL, CINAHL, and AMED. Included were randomized trials with at least one group assigned to receive thrust manipulation and one adjunct conservative therapy. The PEDro scale was used to assess methodological quality and GRADE for analysis. Results: The search yielded 2088 articles with one meeting eligibility criteria. The trial examined thrust manipulation with exercise compared to sham. Statistically significant improvements in pain and disability were reported within but not between groups. Evidence quality according to the PEDro scale was good; GRADE was moderate. Conclusion: Few trials have been conducted studying thrust manipulation plus another conservative intervention for rotator cuff conditions rendering available evidence of thrust manipulation plus exercise insufficient to determine effects of this combined treatment.
Number of Pages13
External Author AffiliationsPalmer Center for Chiropractic Research; Texas Chiropractic College