The authors concluded, “Cervical manipulation and mobilization produced similar changes. Either may provide immediate- or short-term change.” [manips carry increased risk, which is why I stay away from manips and stick to mobs for c-spine]
“Thoracic manipulation may [also] improve pain and function.”
However, there are no long-term data on effectiveness, and optimal techniques and dose are unresolved.
Adalius Thomas on the Patriots mishandling his injury (the Jets would have never done this;):
There are now 12 screws and a plate in his arm. The Patriots sent him to a facility in Tampa for rehabilitation (Thomas has a home in Florida) in early 2009, but he said the woman he worked with was a massage therapist, not a physical therapist who specialized in helping him recover full range of motion in the arm.
Well over a year later, he said his wrist sometimes still bothers him. Next month, he will go on his own to a place in Pensacola, Fla., to try and get it back to normal.
He wondered why he was not directed toward proper therapy in the first place.