Research Review: Cervical Mobilization & Thoracic Manipulation versus Cervical Mobilization Alone

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A randomized clinical trial recently published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy by Masaracchio et al evaluated the effectiveness of adding thoracic spine thrust manipulation to a program consisting of cervical spine non-thrust mobilization and cervical ROM exercises in the treatment of mechanical neck pain. While this study only looked into the short-term impact of this intervention strategy, it does provide some very important data that should help to guide our selection of manual techniques when treating these patients… [Continue Reading]

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