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Table 4 Comparison of evidence in UK evidence report and current review for musculoskeletal upper extremity disorders

From: Clinical effectiveness of manual therapy for the management of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions: systematic review and update of UK evidence report

Condition Intervention UK evidence report evidence New/additional evidence New evidence?
   Inconclusive Moderate High Inconclusive Moderate High  
Musculoskeletal- Upper extremity disorders         
Carpal tunnel syndrome Mobilisation Favourable    Favourable    No
  Trigger point therapy Favourable    Favourable    Yes
  Diversified chiropractic care     Unclear    Yes
  Neurodynamic technique     Unclear    Yes
  Soft tissue mobilisation (with or without Graston instrument)     Unclear    Yes
Lateral epicondylitis Manipulation Non-favourable    Non-favourable    No
  Manual tender point therapy Favourable    Favourable    No
  Mobilisation with exercise Favourable    Favourable    
Shoulder disorders
• Shoulder girdle pain/dysfunction
Manipulation/mobilisation (mobilisation with movement)   Positive    Positive   No
• Rotator cuff disorder Manipulation/mobilisation (with exercise) Favourable     Positive   Yes
• Adhesive capsulitis High grade mobilisation   Positive    Positive   No
  Mobilisation with movement     Favourable    Yes
  Osteopathy (Niel-Asher technique)     Favourable    Yes
  Manual therapy with exercise     Favourable    Yes
• Minor neurogenic shoulder pain Cervical lateral glide mobilisation and/or high velocity low amplitude manipulation with soft tissue release and exercise     Favourable    Yes
• Soft tissue shoulder disorders Myofascial treatments (ischaemic compression, deep friction massage, therapeutic stretch)      Positive   Yes