Manual Therapy/Exercises vs Placebo/Exercises for Back Pain

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Physical-Therapy-Clinic5Recent clinical recommendations still propose active exercises (AE) for CNSLBP. However, acceptance of exercises by patients may be limited by pain-related manifestations. Current evidences suggest that manual therapy (MT) induces an immediate analgesic effect through neurophysiologic mechanisms at peripheral, spinal and cortical levels. The aim of this pilot study was first, to assess whether MT has an immediate analgesic effect, and second, to compare the lasting effect on functional disability of MT plus AE to sham therapy (ST) plus AE.

Physical Therapy

  • Evaluation and Treatment
  • Balance Training
  • Gait Training
  • Personal Training
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  • Aerobic Conditioning
  • Massage Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neck / Back Rehabilitation


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  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Infrared
  • Iontophoresis
  • Hot/cold packs
  • Whirlpool
  • Paraffin Bath

Speech & Occupational

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  • Functional Swallowing Skills
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