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Table 1 Characteristics of subjects according to treatment group

From: The effect of Astym® Therapy on muscle strength: a blinded, randomized, clinically controlled trial

  Astym® (mean ± SD) Placebo (mean ± SD) Control (mean ± SD) TOTAL (mean ± SD)
Age (years) 42 ± 12 43 ± 13 35 ± 12 40 ± 13
Height (cm) 166 ± 13 168 ± 12 170 ± 9 168 ± 11
Weight (kg) 68 ± 11 70 ± 14 75 ± 20 71 ± 15
Functional score (0–80 points) 60 ± 10 60 ± 9 60 ± 8 60 ± 9
Pre-treatment pain rating 0–10) 2 ± 2 2 ± 2 3 ± 2 2 ± 2
Post-treatment Pain Rating (0–10) 2 ± 2 3 ± 2 3 ± 2 3 ± 2
Gender (% Female) 80 % 67 % 67 % 71 %
Lower extremity dominance (% Left) 7 % 13 % 7 % 9 %
Involved side (% Left) 40$ 53 % 47 % 47 %
  1. SD = standard deviation
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