Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Manual therapy "Operator" hypotheses laid to rest

For whatever reason, google docs is being cranky this morning, and won't let me share the actual doc. So I'm going to share it in this blogpost instead. It's a start, a new addition to the much more lengthy DNM References doc that is already public. I will add more as I see them and have time to add them. Enjoy.



1. Hans Chaudhry, PhD,  Robert Schleip, MA,  Zhiming Ji, PhD,  Bruce Bukiet, PhD,  Miriam Maney, MS, Thomas Findley, MD, PhD;  Three-Dimensional Mathematical Model for Deformation of Human Fasciae in Manual Therapy.  J Am Osteopath Assoc August 1, 2008 vol. 108 no. 8379-390

2. Robert Schleip; Fascial plasticity - a new neurobiological explanation: Part 1.  Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2003, Pages 11–19

3. A Joseph Threlkeld;  The Effects of Manual Therapy on Connective Tissue.  Physical Therapy December 1992 vol. 72 no. 12 893-902

4. Cynthia Holzman Weppler and S. Peter Magnusson;  Increasing Muscle Extensibility: A Matter of Increasing Length or Modifying Sensation?  Physical Therapy March 2010 vol. 90 no. 3 438-449

5. Owen M. Katalinic, Lisa A. Harvey and Robert D. Herbert;  Effectiveness of Stretch for the Treatment and Prevention of Contractures in People With Neurological Conditions: A Systematic Review. Physical Therapy January 2011 vol. 91 no. 1 11-24


6. Adit Chiradejnant, Christopher G Maher, Jane Latimer,  Nicholas Stepkovitch;  Efficacy of “therapist-selected” versus “randomly selected” mobilisation techniques for the treatment of low back pain: A randomised controlled trial.  Australian Journal of Physiotherapy Volume 49, Issue 4, 2003, Pages 233–241

7. Rafaela L. Aquino, Priscila M. Caires, Fernanda C. Furtado, Aline V. Loureiro, Paulo H. Ferreira, Manuela L. Ferreira;   Applying Joint Mobilization at Different Cervical Vertebral Levels does not Influence Immediate Pain Reduction in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.  J Manual & Manipulative Therapy. Volume 17 Issue 2 (01 April 2009), pp. 95-100

8. Jochen Schomacher; The Effect of an Analgesic Mobilization Technique When Applied at Symptomatic or Asymptomatic Levels of the Cervical Spine in Subjects with Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Manual & Manipulative Therapy Volume 17 Issue 2 (01 April 2009), pp. 101-108

9. Menke JM.  Do manual therapies help low back pain? A comparative effectiveness meta-analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Apr 1;39(7):E463-72.

10. Artus M1, van der Windt DA, Jordan KP, Hay EM; Low back pain symptoms show a similar pattern of improvement following a wide range of primary care treatments: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2010 Dec;49(12):2346-56

11. Kent P1, Marks D, Pearson W, Keating J; Does clinician treatment choice improve the outcomes of manual therapy for nonspecific low back pain? A metaanalysis. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 Jun;28(5):312-22.


12. Wolfe F1, Simons DG, Fricton J, Bennett RM, Goldenberg DL, Gerwin R, Hathaway D, McCain GA, Russell IJ, Sanders HO, et al.;  The fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes: a preliminary study of tender points and trigger points in persons with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and no disease.  J Rheumatol. 1992 Jun;19(6):944-51.

13.  Hsieh CY1, Hong CZ, Adams AH, Platt KJ, Danielson CD, Hoehler FK, Tobis JS;  Interexaminer reliability of the palpation of trigger points in the trunk and lower limb muscles.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2000 Mar;81(3):258-64.

14. Nice DA, Riddle DL, Lamb RL, Mayhew TP, Rucker K;  Intertester reliability of judgments of the presence of trigger points in patients with low back pain.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1992 Oct;73(10):893-8.

15. Lucas N, Macaskill P, Irwig L, Moran R, Bogduk N.  Reliability of physical examination for diagnosis of myofascial trigger points: a systematic review of the literature. Clinical Journal of Pain 2009; 25(1): 80-89.

16. John L. Quintner and Milton L. Cohen; Referred pain of peripheral nerve origin: an alternative to the "myofascial pain" construct. Clin J Pain. 1994 Sep;10(3):243-51.


17. Zegarra-Parodi R1, de Chauvigny de Blot P, Rickards LD, Renard EO.  Cranial palpation pressures used by osteopathy students: effects of standardized protocol training.  J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2009 Feb;109(2):79-85.

18. Downey PA1, Barbano T, Kapur-Wadhwa R, Sciote JJ, Siegel MI, Mooney MP.  Craniosacral therapy: the effects of cranial manipulation on intracranial pressure and cranial bone movement.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2006 Nov;36(11):845-53.


20. Zusman M. Forebrain-mediated sensitization of central pain pathways: 'non-specific' pain and a new image for MT. Man Ther. 2002 May;7(2):80-8.

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22. Zusman M; The meaning of mechanically induced responses.  Australian Journal of Physiotherapy Volume 40, Issue 1, 1994, Pages 35–39 (FULL TEXT PDF)

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