Effect of physical therapy on limited joint mobility in the diabetic foot. A pilot study.

@article{Dijs2000EffectOP,
  title={Effect of physical therapy on limited joint mobility in the diabetic foot. A pilot study.},
  author={H M Dijs and J M Roofthooft and M. F. Driessens and Pieter-Jan De Bock and Claus D. Jacobs and Kristien L Van Acker},
  journal={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={126-32}
}
Eleven patients with limited joint mobility and neuropathy were enrolled in a physical therapy program of passive joint mobilization at a rate of two sessions per week. Treatment resulted in a significant improvement in joint mobility after 10 sessions. Further improvement after 20 sessions did not reach the level of statistical significance, although near-normal joint mobility was attained. After completion of therapy, there was a progressive deterioration in joint mobility. No serious adverse… CONTINUE READING