From the *Regis University, Denver, CO; †U.S. Army-Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, San Antonio, TX; ‡Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, New Braunfels, TX; §Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; ∥Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX; ¶Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX; and **University of Utah and Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT. Trial Registry: ISRCTN74263096. Current Controlled Trials Ltd., Middlesex Hwse, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4LB UK.
Acknowledgment date: November 1, 2005. First revision date: December 29, 2005. Acceptance date: January 11, 2006.
Supported by the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the U.S. Air Force Office of the Surgeon's General. These agencies played no role in the design, conduct, reporting, or decision to submit this manuscript for publication.
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