Research & Publications

At Team Rehab, our whole team is dedicated to quality treatment for our patients. We work to improve our quality in many different ways, including:

  • Tracking patient satisfaction;
  • Addressing patient concerns immediately;
  • Advanced training for all our staff;
  • Celebrating patients' success stories;
  • Publishing research in the physical therapy literature;
  • Participating in research studies;
  • Publishing articles to help our patients avoid injury and maintain good health.

Research & Publications

The application of a pre-positioned upper cervical traction mobilization to patients with painful active cervical rotation impairment: A case series

October 10, 2017
Douglas S. Creighton, Physical Therapy Program, School of Health Science, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA * Doug Marsh, Physician and Statistician, Melvindale, MI, USA * Mark Gruca, Team Rehab, Farmington Hills, MI, USA * Melissa Walter, Rochester Hills, MI, USA * Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 30 (2017) 1053-1059 * Documenting and describing the effects of an upper cervical (UC) traction based mobilization on participants with restricted and painful cervical rotation and documenting if the mobilization changed blood flow velocity through the vertebral artery.

Immediate Effects of Side Lying Manual Lumbar Traction in Patients with Painful Active Lumbar Motion

October 10, 2017
Doug Creighton, Team Rehabilitation Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA * Sarah Cubr, Team Rehabilitation Southfield, Michigan, USA * Alexa Schweiger HealthQuest Chesterfield, Michigan, USA * The purpose of this study was to determine if a gentle form of manual lumbar traction could reduce painful lumbar motions associated with lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). This clinical trial incorporated 134 participants with painful active lumbar motion.

Self-reported Balance Confidence Relates to Perceived Mobility Limitations in Older Cancer Survivors

November 10, 2016
Min H. Huang, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department, University of Michigan–Flint, Flint, MI * Austin Righter, Physical Therapist, Team Rehabilitation Farmington Hills, MI * Tracy Shilling, Physical Therapist, Children’s Therapy Corner, Okemos, MI * Mobility difficulty in cancer survivors is the leading functional problem that impacts independence, participation, and quality of life.

The effect of tibio-femoral traction mobilization on passive knee flexion motion impairment and pain

November 2, 2016
Sara Maher, Melodie Kondratek, John Krauss, Program in Physical Therapy, Oakland University, USA * Doug Creighton, Team Rehabilitation Farmington Hills, MI, USA * Xianggui Qu, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Oakland University, USA * The purpose of this case series was to explore the effects of tibio-femoral (TF) manual traction on pain and passive range of motion (PROM) in individuals with unilateral motion impairment and pain in knee flexion.

Ultrasound analysis of the vertebral artery during non-thrust cervical translatoric spinal manipulation

November 2, 2016
Doug Creighton, Team Rehabilitation Farmington Hills, MI, USA * Melodie Kondratek, John Krauss, Peter Huijbregts, Harvey Qu, Department of Physical Therapy, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA * Cervical translatoric spinal manipulation (TSM) techniques have been suggested as a safer alternative to cervical thrust rotatory techniques. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of three C5–C6 non-thrust TSM techniques on vertebral artery (VA) lumen diameter (LD) and two blood flow velocity parameters. The two-tailed research hypothesis was that the TSM techniques would result in a significant change (increase or decrease) in blood flow velocity and arterial LD at the C5–C6 intertransverse portion of the VA.

Use of Anterior Tibial Translation in the Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in Older Patients

November 2, 2016
Doug Creighton, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Team Rehabilitation Farmington Hills, MI USA * John Krauss, PhD, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT * Melodie Kondratek, DScPT, OMPT * Peter A. Huijbregts, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, FCAMT * Andrea Will, DPT, OMPT

Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis through the Use of Translatoric Manipulation and Lumbar Flexion Exercises: A Case Series

September 7, 2016
Douglas S. Creighton, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Team Rehabilitation Farmington Hills, MI, USA * John Krauss PhD, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT * Beth Marcoux, PhD, PT * Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal or intervertebral foramen that can produce low back pain and leg pain and weakness. Surgical intervention is commonly performed to relieve these symptoms. Symptom reduction and longitudinal management of functional deficits with conservative care is less well documented.
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