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Exercise and manual physiotherapy arthritis research trial (EMPART): a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
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|Title: ||Exercise and manual physiotherapy arthritis research trial (EMPART): a multicentre randomised controlled trial.|
|Affiliation: ||School of Physiotherapy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. email@example.com|
|Citation: ||Exercise and manual physiotherapy arthritis research trial (EMPART): a multicentre randomised controlled trial. 2009, 10:9 BMC Musculoskelet Disord|
|Publisher: ||BMC musculoskeletal disorders|
|Journal: ||BMC musculoskeletal disorders|
|Issue Date: ||2009 |
|PubMed ID: ||19152689|
|Abstract: ||Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip is a major cause of functional disability and reduced quality of life. Management options aim to reduce pain and improve or maintain physical functioning. Current evidence indicates that therapeutic exercise has a beneficial but short-term effect on pain and disability, with poor long-term benefit. The optimal content, duration and type of exercise are yet to be ascertained. There has been little scientific investigation into the effectiveness of manual therapy in hip OA. Only one randomized controlled trial (RCT) found greater improvements in patient-perceived improvement and physical function with manual therapy, compared to exercise therapy.|
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