Paul E. Mintken

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PURPOSE To examine the psychometric properties of the Shortened Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire (QuickDASH) and the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) in patients with shoulder pain. METHODS Single-group repeated measures design in which 101 patients presenting to physical therapy completed the QuickDASH and the NPRS at the(More)
BACKGROUND A clinical prediction rule (CPR) purported to identify patients with neck pain who are likely to respond to thoracic spine thrust manipulation has recently been developed, but has yet to be validated. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of this CPR. DESIGN This was a multi-center randomized clinical trial. (More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that manipulative therapy directed at the cervical and thoracic spine may improve outcomes in patients with shoulder pain. To date, limited data are available to help physical therapists determine which patients with shoulder pain may experience changes in pain and disability following the application of these interventions.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. OBJECTIVE To determine if patients who met the clinical prediction rule (CPR) criteria for the success of thoracic spine thrust joint manipulation (TJM) for the treatment of neck pain would have a different outcome if they were treated with a cervical spine TJM. BACKGROUND A CPR had been proposed to identify(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were (1) to examine patients' general expectations for treatment by physical therapists and specific expectations for common interventions in patients with neck pain, and (2) to assess the extent to which the patients' general and specific expectations for treatment, particularly(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the reliability and validity of 2 commonly used measures of pain related fear in patients with shoulder pain. DESIGN A preplanned secondary analysis of a prospective single-arm trial involving a repeated-measures design. SETTING Outpatient physical therapy clinics. PARTICIPANTS Patients (N=80) with a primary report of shoulder(More)
STUDY DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of manual therapy and exercise (MTEX) to a home exercise program (HEP) in the management of individuals with an inversion ankle sprain. BACKGROUND An in-clinic exercise program has been found to yield similar outcomes as an HEP for individuals with an inversion ankle sprain.(More)
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) remains prevalent in society, and conservative treatment strategies appear to have little effect. It is proposed that patients with CLBP may have altered cognition and increased fear, which impacts their ability to move, perform exercise, and partake in activities of daily living. Neuroscience education (NE) aims to change a(More)
We propose describing a manipulative technique using 6 characteristics: Rate of force application: Describe the rate at which the force was applied. Location in range of available movement: Describe whether motion was intended to occur only at the beginning of the available range of movement, towards the middle of the available range of movement, or at the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort/predictive validity study. OBJECTIVE To determine the predictive validity of selected clinical examination items and to develop a clinical prediction rule to determine which patients with neck pain may benefit from cervical thrust joint manipulation (TJM) and exercise. BACKGROUND TJM to the cervical spine has been shown(More)