Table 4

Frequency with which practitioners employ musculoskeletal interventions in their patient management

Musculoskeletal interventionFrequency
Never/rarelySometimesOften
Dry needling or acupuncture75%11%14%
Soft tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, massage therapy, stretching14%20%66%
Electromodalities (eg, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)77%13%10%
Heat/cryotherapy57%26%17%
Orthotics (foot care)65%25%10%
Specific exercise therapy/rehabilitation/injury taping19%31%50%