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Manual Therapy for the Treatment of Shoulder Pain: Clinical Effectiveness

Published on: July 20, 2017
Project Number: RA0915-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report


  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of using manual therapy for the treatment of adult or pediatric patients with shoulder pain?

Key Message

Twelve systematic reviews (four with meta-analysis), 18 randomized controlled trials, and four non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of manual therapy for adults and pediatric patients with shoulder pain.


acupressure, acupuncture, manipulation, chiropractic, massage, musculoskeletal manipulations, pain, rotator cuff, scapula, shoulder, shoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder joint, shoulder pain, traction, musculoskeletal, shoulders, scapulae, Ache, aches, strain, sprain, Injury, Injuries, Massage therapy, manual therapy, manual manipulation, Mobilisation, Mobilization, Chiropractic, Chiropractor