The Texas Physical Therapy Foundation (TPTF) Award
The Texas Physical Therapy Foundation (TPTF) awarded $2,750 to Jason Zafereo for his research project titled “Regional Manual Therapy and Motor Control Exercise for The Management of Chronic Low Back Pain with Hip and Spine Motion Loss: A Randomized Clinical Trial”. This project been funded for a period of one year, from November 4, 2013 through November 4, 2014. Study participants will include persons with low back pain for at least 3 months who have accompanying hip and spine stiffness. The experimental group will receive motor control exercise and manual therapy (including mobilization and manipulation) to the hips and spine, while the comparison group will receive motor control exercise only. Study participants in each group will be treated twice weekly for four weeks. Outcome measures will include hip and spine mobility, pain intensity, physical disability level, and patient satisfaction with treatment.
Jason Zafereo, PT, PhD Student
Major Advisor: Dr. Sharon Wang
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