Manual Therapy for Aging and Older AdultsElbow Manual Therapy for Aging and Older AdultsBeecher, Michael PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS; Keener, Annie PT, DPT, CSCS; Danford, Jane PT, DPT, CSCS Author Information Performance Physical Therapy (Drs Beecher and Keener), Greenwich, Connecticut; Department of Physical Therapy (Dr Beecher), Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut; Department of Physical Therapy (Dr Keener), New York University, New York; and Danford Physical Therapy, New York (Dr Danford). Correspondence: Michael Beecher, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, Performance Physical Therapy, 35 River Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807 ([email protected]) The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 31(3):p 232-238, July/September 2015. | DOI: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000066 Buy Metrics Abstract Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical care, with up to 20% of adults consulting their general practitioner for a musculoskeletal problem in the course of a year. The incidence of musculoskeletal pain has been shown to increase substantially in older adults. In a study performed to determine the annual consultation prevalence for musculoskeletal conditions, elbow pain accounted for about 3% of all injures. The purpose of this synthesis is to review the existing literature regarding manual therapy for the treatment of painful elbow conditions in aging and older adults and to make recommendations, where applicable, to guide treatment. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.