Cervical arterial dysfunction and manual therapy : a critical literature review to inform professional practice
Kerry, Roger, Taylor, Alan J., Mitchell, Jeanette and McCarthy, Christopher J. (2008) Cervical arterial dysfunction and manual therapy : a critical literature review to inform professional practice. Manual Therapy, Volume 13 (Number 4). pp. 278-288. ISSN 1356-689XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2007.10.006
An abundance of literature has attempted to provide insight into the association between cervical spine manual therapy and cervical artery dysfunction leading to cerebral ischaemic events. Additionally, specific guidelines have been developed to assist manual therapists in clinical decision-making. Despite this, there remains a lack of agreement within the profession on many issues.
This paper presents a critical, re-examination of relevant literature with the aim of providing a contemporary, evidence-informed review of key areas regarding the neurovascular risks of cervical spine manual therapy.
From a consideration of case reviews and surveys, haemodynamic principles, and blood flow studies, the authors suggest that: (1) it is currently impossible to meaningfully estimate the size of the risk of post-treatment complications; (2) existing testing procedures have limited clinical utility; and (3) a consideration of the association between pre-existing vascular risk factors, combined with a system based approach to cervical arterial haemodynamics (inclusive of the carotid system), may assist manual therapists in identifying at-risk patients. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Cervical vertebrae -- Diseases -- Physical therapy, Vertebrobasilar insufficiency, Carotid artery -- Diseases -- Physical therapy, Atherosclerosis|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Manual Therapy|
|Official Date:||August 2008|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 278-288|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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