A critical appraisal of "Comparative efficacy of routine physical therapy with and without neuromobilization in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome"


This paper offers a critical appraisal of a 2022 article about a manual therapy treatment, neuromobilization, used to treat mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients. The clinical question that resulted in the selection of the article is introduced along with the techniques used to find the article. The article's background information along with the purpose of the critical appraisal of this article is given. A summary of the research article is presented in addition to an appraisal of each of the article's sections; introduction, methods, results, and discussion. A discussion of the clinical significance of the intervention used in reference to current PT practice is provided. It also discussed how the study was relevant to the clinical question presented. Lastly, an argument not in favor of the intervention is given and the application of the results for future CTS patients.