Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 201–211 | Cite as

The Role of Active Release Manual Therapy for Upper Extremity Overuse Syndromes—A Preliminary Report

  • Berit Schiottz-Christensen
  • Vert Mooney
  • Shadi Azad
  • Dan Selstad
  • Jennifer Gulick
  • Mark Bracker
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Abstract

The study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of a specific protocol for treatment of overuse syndromes known as Active Release. This treatment protocol was taught to an athletic trainer who had six months experience before initiating a prospective study. Most of the 28 patients who were in the study had failed previous medical treatment for epicondylitis, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel. These patients refused to be randomized as to routine medical care. Results at one month and three months demonstrated a 71% efficacy rate, which when compared to similar studies in literature was superior. As a result of this study, recommendation of further use of this innovative technique is justified.

overuse syndrome manual therapy epicondylitis carpal tunnel 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Berit Schiottz-Christensen
    • 1
  • Vert Mooney
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Shadi Azad
    • 2
    • 3
  • Dan Selstad
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jennifer Gulick
    • 2
  • Mark Bracker
    • 2
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyAarhus University HospitalDenmark
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan Diego
  3. 3.Department of OrthopaedicsUCSD OrthoMedLa Jolla
  4. 4.Vert Mooney, M.D., San Diego Spine CenterSan Diego
  5. 5.Department of Family PracticeSan Diego

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