Mulligan's mobilization-with-movement, positional faults and pain relief: Current concepts from a critical review of literature

Vicenzino, Bill, Paungmali, Aatit and Teys, Pamela (2007) Mulligan's mobilization-with-movement, positional faults and pain relief: Current concepts from a critical review of literature. Manual Therapy, 12 2: 98-108. doi:10.1016/j.math.2006.07.012


Author Vicenzino, Bill
Paungmali, Aatit
Teys, Pamela
Title Mulligan's mobilization-with-movement, positional faults and pain relief: Current concepts from a critical review of literature
Journal name Manual Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-689X
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.math.2006.07.012
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 98
End page 108
Total pages 11
Place of publication Edinburgh
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 321017 Orthopaedics
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
C1
Abstract There are an increasing number of reports espousing the clinically beneficial effects of Mulligan's mobilization-with-movement (MWM) treatment techniques. The most frequent reported effect is that of an immediate and substantial pain reduction accompanied by improved function. Prompted by these dramatic effects are questions regarding the mechanism(s) of action that underpins MWM. It appears timely that a review of the current literature is performed to synthesize and evaluate claims of the effectiveness of MWM and speculation about the proposed mechanisms of action. This article provides an overview of the literature concerning the clinical efficacy, effects and putative mechanisms of action of the MWM approach in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. The literature regarding the mechanisms of action in both the biomechanical and pain science paradigms is covered herein by reviewing all available scientific evidence from laboratory-based studies. Limitations of reported studies and directions for further research are also considered. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Rehabilitation
Mechanism(s)
Mobilization-with-movement
Pain
Positional Faults
Lateral Epicondylalgia
Induced Hypoalgesia
Therapy Treatment
Ankle Sprains
Range
Joint
Intervention
Manipulation
Management
System
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2008 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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