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Riding a Tiger: Maximizing Effects of Manual Therapies for Pelvic Pain

By Mark Bishop, PT, PhD; Joel Bialosky, PT, PhD; Meryl Alappattu DPT, PhD

Pain relief is complicated. Pelvic pain relief is even more complicated. This clinical commentary sheds light upon the multiple mechanisms through which manual therapy can be effective in maximizing pelvic pain relief outcomes.

The authors describe the following mechanisms:

  1. Effects independent of context
  2. Effects dependent on the context
  3. Patient expectations
  4. Provider expectations and self- efficacy
  5. Therapeutic context

Read the clinical commentary to find out more.


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