Motion palpation used as a postmanipulation assessment tool for monitoring end-feel improvement: a randomized controlled trial of test responsiveness


The refereed research article review must be written in APA format and contain the following sections. Do NOT write in list format but in essay format.

Reference (APA format), with URL
Purpose of the study
Methods and scope of the study
Subjects: describe as follows (if applicable): 1) number, 2) sex, 3) age, 4) height, 5) weight, 6) nature (e.g., obsess, athlete, non-athlete), 7) how selected, 8) informed consent.
Protocol or Procedures: How was the study conducted? List those procedures pertinent to the study. Identify the variables e.g., IV, DV, and so forth. These are the ingredients.
Instrumentation: List (in APA seriation format) the instruments used in data collection.
Training Program: If a training program was used, describe it. Only if applicable to training type of protocol.
Indentify variables, statistics used, pre-determined alpha.
Result and Statistical Design: List (enumerate) in your own words what was found in the investigation. Be thorough and specific by including numerical values.
Conclusion and Recommendations for future study: List those conclusions (in APA seriation format) which were drawn from the results of this study. The conclusion must match the purpose of the study identified in #2 above. Caution is given to use your own words and avoid plagiarism. You are required to use Smarthinking (link) in this course. Use it.
This review should be two pages in length, double spaced. A cover page must accompany stating title of article, “literature review,” your name, date, Module 2, and assignment #4.


Postadjustive segmental end feel improvement (EFI) is confirmed through a tenet of motion palpation theory. Previously, only one trial study of the thoracic spine evaluated the responsiveness of EFI.  The purpose of this study therefore, is to give a literature review of the major topic which is Motion palpation used as a post manipulation assessment tool for monitoring end-feel improvement: a randomized controlled trial of test responsiveness. From this literature, an understanding of the purpose of the study, the methods used, subjects, procedures and conclusion with recommendations will be highlighted.