Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 5 Effects of SMT on lumbar range of motion

From: The effect of spinal manipulative therapy on spinal range of motion: a systematic literature review

Author Quality score /100 Treatment and control activity (sham, other or nothing) Mean ROM measures in degrees pre-treatment (SD) Flexion Mean ROM measures in degrees pre-treatment (SD) Extension Mean ROM measures in degrees post-treatment (SD) Flexion Mean ROM measures in degrees post-treatment (SD) Extension Differences pre –post treatment in degrees Flexion Differences pre –post treatment in degrees Extension Comments Were the differences in outcome tested between groups and were they significant?
Konstantinou[46] 83 - Mobilization (n=26) - Lying down (n=26) 69.5 (19.0) 21.9 (10.2) 76.7 (22.4) 69.7 (21.5) 24.0 (11.0) 21.2 (11.1) 7.2 0.2 2.1 −0.7 Values pre-treatment are baseline for both groups. Small changes. Yes and no
Stamospapastomous[47] 83 - SMT(lumbar) (n=32) - Mobilization (n=32) 54.22 (12.76) 54.11 (11.13) 27.02 (14.42) 22.8 (10.0) 56.07 (12.22) 54.81 (11.36) 28.56 (14.23) 23.66 (11.39) 1.85 0.7 1.54 0.86 No significant effect for the whole group, but some individual effects reported by author. Not tested
Goodsell[45] 69 - PA mobilization - Nothing A=105 (11) B=95 (22) A=52 (8) B=46 (14) A=106 (13) B=97(21) A=108 (12) B=95 (24) A=52 (11) B=47 (14) A=52 (9) B=47 (14) 0.9 1.4 0.9 1.4 No effect on ROM. Yes and no