Michael T Cibulka

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STUDY DESIGN Observation to examine the clinical usefulness of a cluster of sacroiliac joint tests. OBJECTIVES To find the sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values (4 commonly used epidemiologic measures) for a cluster of sacroiliac joint tests in a group of subjects with and without low back pain. BACKGROUND Sacroiliac(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The relative effectiveness of an extension program and a manipulation program with flexion and extension exercises was examined in patients with low back syndrome. SUBJECTS Forty-nine patients with less than a 3-month history of low back pain were seen at physical therapy clinics in western Pennsylvania, southern Mississippi, and(More)
Pathoanatomical Features: Clinicians should assess for impairments in mobility of the hip joint and the strength of the surrounding muscles, especially the hip abductor muscles, when a patient presents with hip pain. (Recommendation based on weak evidence.) Risk Factors: Clinicians should consider age, hip developmental disorders, and previous hip joint(More)
The purposes of this study were to 1) propose a method to detect sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD), 2) test the interrater reliability of the method on a group of patients with low back pain (LBP), and 3) document changes in innominate tilt after manipulation of the sacroiliac joint. Criteria for SIJD were established by the authors. Twenty-six patients(More)
STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study was used to determine whether limited range of motion in the hip was present in 100 patients--one group with unspecified low back pain and another group with signs suggesting sacroiliac joint dysfunction. OBJECTIVES To determine whether a characteristic pattern of range of motion in the hip is related to low back pain(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The prescriptive validity of a treatment-oriented extension-mobilization category for patients with low back syndrome (LBS) was examined. SUBJECTS Of a total of 39 patients with LBS referred for physical therapy, 24 patients (14 male, 10 female), aged 14 to 50 years (means = 31.3, SD = 11.6), were classified as having signs and(More)
This case report describes the treatment of a patient who had symptoms and signs suggestive of a sacroiliac joint component of low back pain. The patient developed right-sided low back pain without provocation. He appeared to have sacroiliac joint dysfunction, excessive right hip lateral rotation, and limited right hip medial rotation. The patient's habit(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two types of treatment of hamstring muscle strains. Twenty patients with hamstring muscle strains were assigned randomly to an Experimental Group (n = 10) or a Control Group (n = 10). Peak torque production of the quadriceps femoris and hamstring muscles and hamstring muscle length were measured(More)
The Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has an ongoing effort to create evidence-based practice guidelines for orthopaedic physical therapy management of patients with musculoskeletal impairments described in the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). The(More)