Table 1

Overview of Active Physiotherapy and Sham Physiotherapy Treatments. The times given are approximate

Active Physiotherapy

Overview

Sham Physiotherapy

Overview


Session 1 (45-60 mins)

• Subjective and objective assessment (20-25 mins)

• Patient education (5 mins)

• 2 of the mandatory manual therapy techniques (5-10 mins)

• Teach hip abduction and knee extension strengthening home exercises (15-20 mins)

Session 1 (45-60 mins)

• Subjective and objective assessment (20-25 mins)

• Patient education (5 mins)

• Information about gel and application (5-10 mins)

• Information about pulsed ultrasound and application (10 mins)

• Discuss log-book and attendance (5-10 mins)



Session 2 (45-60 mins)

• Subjective and objective re-assessment (10 mins)

• Patient education (5-10 mins)

• 2-4 of the mandatory manual therapy techniques (15-20 mins)

• Teach all mandatory home exercises and check log-book (15-20 mins)

Session 2 (45-60 mins)

• Subjective and objective re-assessment (23 mins)

• Application of sham gel (10-15 mins)

• Application of sham pulsed ultrasound (10-15 mins)

• Check and discuss log-book (2-7 mins)



Session 3-10 (30 mins)

• Subjective and objective re-assessment (5 mins)

• All mandatory manual therapy techniques with addition of optional techniques if justified (15 mins)

• Progress all mandatory home exercises, addition of optional exercises if justified and check log-book (10 mins)

Session 3-10 (30 mins)

• Subjective and objective re-assessment (13 mins)

• Application of sham gel (7 mins)

• Application of sham pulsed ultrasound (8 mins)

•Check log-book (2 mins)



Follow-up period

• 5 home exercises 3 times/week

Follow-up period

• Self-application of gel 3 times/week


Bennell et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:238   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-238

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