MAPS landmark study “Early use of Thrust Manipulation versus Non-Thrust Manipulation: A Random Controlled Trial” has received significant interest around the world. The online attention this study received is in the top 5% of all articles EVER reviewed and discussed online, according to tracking data from the quality measurement tool Almetric.
MAPS Clinical Director, and Co-Author of the study, Chris Showalter PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, published a Research Commentary on this groundbreaking study on October 10, 2012. Find out what all the buzz is about. The research commentary can be found here:
Chris Showalter PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
MAPS Clinical Director
Full Disclosure: This month’s Research Commentary discusses a peer reviewed research article co-authored by MAPS Research Consultant Chad Cook and MAPS Senior Faculty Members Ken Learman, Chris Showalter, Vincent Kabbaz and Bryan O’Halloran. The synopsis and link to Manual Therapy are found below. The full article will be available in an upcoming issue of Manual Therapy
GROUND-BREAKING NEW STUDY…
Mobilization and Manipulation are EQUALLY EFFECTIVE and produce the SAME OUTCOMES in Mechanical LBP