PT Inquest 50: Mechanisms of Manual Therapy

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Erik and JW have asked for more inquiry into the mechanisms of manual therapy and this article does not disappoint! What about those neurophysiological effects? Are they specific or non-specific? Does it matter? Why does JW carry a galvanized bucket of vomit in the car?

The Comparative Effects of Spinal and Peripheral Thrust Manipulation and Exercise on Pain Sensitivity and the Relation to Clinical Outcome: A Mechanistic Trial Using a Shoulder Pain Model.
Coronado RA, Bialosky JE, Bishop MD, Riley JL, Robinson ME, Michener LA, George SZ.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Mar 4:1-44. [Epub ahead of print]

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Music for Episode 50:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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