Publication
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Balancing hands-on with hands-off physical therapy interventions for the treatment of central sensitization pain in osteoarthritis
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Abstract
Traditional understanding of osteoarthritis-related pain has recently been challenged in light of evidence supporting a key role of central sensitization in a subgroup of this population. This fact may erroneously lead musculoskeletal therapists to conclude that hands-on interventions have no place in OA management, and that hands-off interventions must be applied exclusively. The aim of this paper is to encourage clinicians in finding an equilibrium between hands-on and hands-off interventions in patients with osteoarthritis-related pain dominated by central sensitization. The theoretical rationale for simultaneous application of manual therapy and pain neuroscience education is presented. Practical problems when combining these interventions are also addressed. Future studies should explore the combined effects of these treatment strategies to examine whether they increase therapeutic outcomes against current approaches for chronic osteoarthritis-related pain.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Manual therapy / Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. - Edinburgh
Publication
Edinburgh : 2015
ISSN
1356-689X
Volume/pages
20:2(2015), p. 349-352
ISI
000352769200017
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 02.04.2015
Last edited 09.08.2017
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