The Effects of Thoracic Spine Manipulation in Subjects With Signs of Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 08/20/2012
Muth S et al. – Immediate improvements in shoulder pain and function post thoracic spine manipulation (TSM) are not likely explained by alterations in scapular kinematics or shoulder muscle activity. For people with pain associated with rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT), TSM may be an effective component in their treatment plan to improve pain and function; however, further randomized controlled studies are necessary to better validate this treatment approach.