FP Essentials™

Musculoskeletal Therapies

Edition #470 | July 2018

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  • Explain the differences between direct and indirect osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) techniques and the usefulness of OMT in low back and neck pain management.
  • Summarize the adverse effects associated with and contraindications to OMT.
  • Describe the adjunctive physical modalities of iontophoresis, phonophoresis, kinesiology tape, laser therapy, and myofascial release.
  • Summarize the conditions for which the adjunctive physical therapy modalities might be of benefit.
  • Describe the uses of the following injection therapies for joint conditions and tendinopathies that are supported by data: corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, hypertonic dextrose prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, and mesenchymal stem cells.
  • Summarize the potential complications associated with each of these injection therapies.
  • Describe acupuncture, dry needling, and cupping techniques and proposed mechanisms of action.
  • List the conditions for which these techniques may be useful, based on current evidence.
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