Thoracic manual therapy in the management of non-specific shoulder pain: a systematic review.

  title={Thoracic manual therapy in the management of non-specific shoulder pain: a systematic review.},
  author={Aimie Laura Peek and Caroline Miller and Nicola R Heneghan},
  journal={The Journal of manual & manipulative therapy},
  volume={23 4},
OBJECTIVES Non-specific shoulder pain (NSSP) is often persistent and disabling leading to high socioeconomic costs. Cervical manipulation has demonstrated improvements in patients with NSSP, although risks associated with thrust techniques are documented. Thoracic manual therapy (TMT) may utilise similar neurophysiological effects with less risk. The current evidence for TMT in treating NSSP is limited to systematic reviews of manual therapy (MT) applied to the upper quadrant. These reviews… CONTINUE READING
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