The efficacy of manual joint mobilisation/manipulation in treatment of lateral ankle sprains: a systematic review

@article{Loudon2013TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of manual joint mobilisation/manipulation in treatment of lateral ankle sprains: a systematic review},
  author={Janice Loudon and Michael P Reiman and Jonathan Sylvain},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={48},
  pages={365 - 370}
}
Background Lateral ankle sprains are common and can have detrimental consequences to the athlete. Joint mobilisation/manipulation may limit these outcomes. Objective Systematically summarise the effectiveness of manual joint techniques in treatment of lateral ankle sprains. Methods This review employed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. A computer-assisted literature search of MEDLINE, CINHAL, EMBASE, OVID and Physiotherapy Evidence Database… 

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