Kenneth E Learman

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the immediate effects of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) on trunk proprioception in subjects with asymptomatic chronic low back pain (CLBP) and determine if those effects lasted 1 week. METHODS This unbalanced randomized controlled crossover design examined 33 subjects with CLBP. Proprioception was(More)
STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study using a cross-sectional design. OBJECTIVES To examine the kinematics and kinetics of the trunk and the physical characteristics of trunk and hip in golfers with and without a history of low back pain (LBP). BACKGROUND Modified swing patterns and general exercises have been suggested for golfers with back pain.(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have been developed to assist clinicians in care options for low back pain (LBP). Knowledge of CPGs has been marginal across health-related professions. OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were: (1) to measure US-based physical therapists' knowledge of care recommendations associated with(More)
To cite this article: Phillip S. Sizer Jr., PT, PhD,, Manuel Vicente Mauri , PT, ScD,, Kenneth Learman , PT, PhD,, Clare Jones , PT, BS,, Norman ‘Skip’ Gill , PT, DSc,, Chris R. Showalter , PT, & Jean-Michel Brismée , PT, ScD, (2016) Should evidence or sound clinical reasoning dictate patient care?, Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 24:3, 117-119,(More)
Risk factors in throwing factors associated to little league elbow have not been adequately explored. Whether these factors also affect the players' performance is also important to elucidate while modifying throwing pattern to reduce injury. The purpose of this study was to compare the differences in throwing kinematics between youth baseball players with(More)
BACKGROUND Minimal clinically important difference (MCID) scores for outcome measures are frequently used evidence-based guides to gage meaningful changes. There are numerous outcome instruments used for analyzing pain, disability, and dysfunction of the low back; perhaps the most common of these is the Oswestry disability index (ODI). A single agreed-upon(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of patients with low back pain who had a matched, unmatched, or were indifferent with their pretreatment expectation/preference to the manual therapy thrust or nonthrust intervention. A secondary purpose was to explore baseline patient characteristics affiliated with a preference of manual(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the comparative effectiveness of early use of thrust (TM) and non-thrust manipulation (NTM) in sample of patients with mechanical low back pain (LBP). The randomized controlled trial included patients with mechanically reproducible LBP, ≥ age 18-years who were randomized into two treatment groups. The main(More)
BACKGROUND Recovery from low back pain (LBP) is multidimensional and requires the use of multiple-response (outcome) measures to fully reflect these many dimensions. Predictive prognostic variables that are present or stable in all or most predictive models that use different outcome measures could be considered "universal" prognostic variables. OBJECTIVE(More)
Many musculoskeletal management philosophies advocate the exploration of the relationship between the patient's chief complaint (CC) and the physical examination findings that reproduce/reduce/change that CC. Geoffrey Maitland developed the concept "comparable sign(s) (CS), which are physical examination findings related to the CC(s) that are reproduced(More)