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The therapeutic efficacy of dry needling latent myofascial trigger points
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of dry needling latent myofascial trigger points, in the treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome. The study was a prospective, randomized placebo controlled study. ...
The relative effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation versus ultrasound therapy in the treatment of temporamandibular joint dysfunction caused by masticatory myofascial trigger points, in terms of subjective and objective clinical findings
The purpose of this randomized controlled clinical trial was to investigate the relative effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) versus ultrasound therapy for the treatment of Temporomandibular ...
An exploratory study of the immediate and short term effectiveness of dry needling the primary, active trigger point on clinical diagnostic findings in patients with myofascial pain syndrome of the biceps muscle
The purpose of this study was to investigate the immediate and short term effectiveness of dry needling the primary, active Biceps TrP on the pain experienced during shoulder flexion and abduction range of motion, as well ...
The relative effectiveness of myofascial trigger point manipulation as compared to proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitative stretching in the treatment of active myofascial trigger points: a pilot clinical investigation
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is defined as the sensory, motor and autonomic symptoms caused by myofascial trigger points (MFTPs), or hyperirritable spots within skeletal muscles that are associated with palpable nodules ...
The inter-examiner reliability and validity of the Myofascial Diagnostic Scale as an assessment tool in the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome
The aim of this study was to evaluate the Myofascial Diagnostic Scale, for its inter-examiner reliability and to assess its reliability and validity as an assessment tool in the diagnosis and treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
A pragmatic clinical investigation of the comparative effectiveness of ischaemic compression and cryo-ischaemic compression in the treatment of rhomboid myofascial pain syndrome
The purpose of this study was to determine the comparative effectiveness of cryo-ischaemic compression, using the Cold Tennis-ball Technique, and ischaemic compression, using normal tennis balls, in the treatment of ...
The influence of component materials on Graston technique effectiveness during the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome
Graston Technique Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (GTISTM), is a relatively new form of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) treatment, that is thought to be an advanced form of soft tissue mobilization. The ...
An investigation into the effectiveness of dry needling of myofascial trigger points on total work and other recorded measurements of the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis muscles in patellofermoral pain syndrome in long distance runners
According to Wood (1998), patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) refers to a syndrome that comprises of the following signs and symptoms: anterior knee pain, inflammation, imbalance, instability, or any combination thereof. ...
The treatment of myofascial pain syndrome using therapeutic ultrasound, on upper trapezius trigger points : a double-blinded placebo controlled study comparing the pulsed and continuous waveforms of ultrasound
This study was a prospective, randomised, double blinded, placebo controlled, comparative clinical trial to establish the efficacy of therapeutic ultrasound and compare the effectiveness of the two waveforms of ultrasound ...
The efficacy of magnesium phosphate, as an adjunct to dry needling in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome
The purpose of this clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy of Magnesium phosphate, as an adjunct to dry needling, in the treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS), in terms of objective and subjective clinical ...