No strong evidence that the addition of joint mobilisation to an exercise programme improves outcomes for shoulder dysfunction.

Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA.
British Journal of Sports Medicine (Impact Factor: 5.03). 06/2013; DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092516
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    ABSTRACT: The ability of doctors in primary care sports medicine to sift the evidence about the diagnosis and treatment of sporting injuries, identify the ‘truth’ and then implement this into clinical practice is limited by time and resources. This is especially true in rural areas or in the primary care setting where resources are sparse and specialised personnel are scarce. The primary care practitioner may be conflicted between time spent consulting and the need to sift through papers to find important new clinical practice research. Review articles can do the hard work and synthesise the clinical evidence. Despite excellent reviews, the research just may not be there to help guide our clinical practice. In such times, we tend to fall back on the experience and expertise of those around us; both physically and through electronic resources and social media. We are extremely fortunate that BJSM provides everything from research articles, review articles, editorials, consensus statements, through to podcasts, blogs and videos. Rural general practitioners and … [Full text of this article]
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