- Compare the cost effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT)
to other treatment options for people with acute, subacute and chronic
- Examine the relative effectiveness of segment-specific and non-specific spinal joint mobilization on pain and range of motion.
- Investigate whether spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) can reduce
pain at the level of the treated spinal segment, in the broader region
of the treatment and/or systemically.
- Evaluate the efficacy of manipulative therapy when compared with a ‘sham manipulative therapy’.
- Summarize the literature reporting serious adverse events following lumbopelvic spinal manipulative therapy (SMT).
Course Reviews: reviews in this course are also available in MP3 format
- SMT Epidemiology – Systematic Review of Cost Effectiveness Studies
- Segment-Specific vs. Non-Specific Spinal Mobilization – Effects on Pain and ROM – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis
- Effect of SMT on Experimentally Induced Pain – Systematic Review
- True vs. Sham Manipulation in Adults – Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- Serious Adverse Events Related to SMT of the Low Back Region – Systematic Review of Cases