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The traditional mechanistic paradigm in the teaching and practice of manual therapy : Time for a reality check .

@inproceedings{Wellens2010TheTM,
  title={The traditional mechanistic paradigm in the teaching and practice of manual therapy : Time for a reality check .},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Wellens},
  year={2010}
}
the treatment of several musculoskeletal (MSK) painful conditions. There is a growing body of evidence for its effectiveness in the treatment of numerous such conditions. Although the effect size in many studies is reported to be modest there is often a significantly positive effect on pain and on other outcome measures in many trials. Even though proven effective, manual therapies have not yet been consistently proven substantially superior to other form of conservative care such as NSAID and… 
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