The effect of manipulation on pressure pain thresholds in the thoracic spine
McIver, S (2003) The effect of manipulation on pressure pain thresholds in the thoracic spine. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University.
A controlled, single blinded study investigated the effect of high velocity manipulation on pressure-pain threshold (PPT) in the thoracic spine in an asymptomatic population. Participants were randomly allocated into intervention groups, and received either a single extension thrust or thirty seconds of sham treatment consisting of 'laser accupuncture". PPT measurements were made using an electric pressure algometer immediately before and after intervention application. Pre- and post-manipulation PPT values were analyzed using a dependent t-test, and emonstrated a significant improvement in the manipulated group (P=0.04) but not in the control group (P=0.88). This study found that a single manipulation did increase thoracic PPT. Further research is warranted to investigate the effect of manipulation on thoracic pain. This minor thesis was written by a post-graduate student as part of the requirements of the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) program.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Osteopathy Masters Project, thoracic spine, pressure-pain threshold, high velocity manipulation|
|Subjects:||RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
|Depositing User:||Tracey Prelec|
|Date Deposited:||28 Aug 2008 03:09|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2013 16:39|
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