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Table 4 Description of the treatment rendered to the intervention group

From: The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention group (n = 29)
Number of treatments 487 (mean per player 17)
Amount of manipulation and/or mobilization to joint regions 2000 (47% total treatment, mean 4 per treatment)
Location of manipulation and/or mobilization Thoracic spine 21%, knee 18%, hip 18%, lumbar spine 15%, sacroiliac joint 12%
Manipulation and mobilization breakdown HVLA manipulation only 56%, HVLA manipulation and mobilization 36%, Mobilization only 8%
Amount of soft tissue techniques to soft tissue regions 2258 (53% total treatment, mean 4 per treatment)
Location of soft tissue techniques Gluteal region 22%, lumbar spine 12%, hip flexors 10%, knee 9%, posterior thigh 6%
  1. * Soft tissue structures are defined as surrounding the involved joint (muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia etc.)