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The effectiveness of myofascial trigger point therapy in the treatment of episodic tension-type headache in adults : a comparison of 3 manual interventions applied to the posterior cervical musculature
Headaches are one of the most common clinical problems in medicine (Edwards et al. 1995). It is estimated that one in three people suffer from headaches at some stage in their life (Kim et al. 1995). It is an extremely ...
The evaluation of ultrasonographic findings in the management of plantar fasciitis in runners and the association with clinical findings
Plantar Fasciitis (PF), also called ‘the painful heel syndrome’, is a common cause of heel pain (Barrett and O’Malley, 1999:2200), accounting for between 7% and 10% of all running injuries (Batt and Tanji, 1995:77; Chandler ...
A prospective pilot investigation of the Zulu translation of the numerical pain rating scale (NRS-101) and the patient-specific functional scale (PSFS) with respect to their concurrent validity when compared to their English counterparts
The purpose of this study was to determine concurrent validity of the Zulu translations of the English Numerical Pain Rating Scale-101 and the Patient Specific Functional Scale. The Numerical Pain Rating Scale-101 and the ...
Perceptions on the addition of clinical practice to the dental technology curriculum
The Dental Technology profession in South Africa is currently undergoing a possible role transformation. In the past, Dental Technicians were restricted to laboratory work only and were not permitted to have direct contact ...
The relative effectiveness of electroacupuncture as compared to single dry needle insertion in the treatment of trapezius myofasciitis
The purpose of this study was to determine the relative effectiveness of TENS electrodryneedling as compared to single dry needle insertion in the treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
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 efficacy of a homoeopathic complex (Aconitum napellus 30CH, Arnica montana 30CH and China officinalis 30CH) on the transport of broiler chickens to the abattoir, in terms of mortality rate, damage and weight loss
The purpose of this placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the effect of a Homoeopathic complex (Aconitum napelus 30CH, Arnica montana 30CH and China officinalis 30CH) on broiler chickens being transported to the abattoir.
An assessment of the Bhambayi community with the view to planning an improved home-based care program for people living with AIDS
The study was a cross sectional descriptive approach using individual interviews and a focus group. The study took place in Inanda, KwaZulu Natal. The purpose of the study was to assess the Bhambayi community at the ...
The association between active myofascial trigger points of the shoulder external rotator myotactic unit on altering internal/external peak torque and single repetition work ratios in overhead throwing athletes
The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between active Myofascial Trigger Points in the dominant shoulder external rotator muscle group in overhead throwing athletes and an altered internal/external ...
The effectiveness of manipulation of the subtalar joint combined with static stretching of the triceps surae muscles compared to manipulation alone in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis (PF) is a common injury, and one which is known to be stubborn to many forms of treatment. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effectiveness of manipulation of the subtalar joint combined ...