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Table 1 Search strategy used in Medline (Ovid) and run to July 2010

From: The effectiveness of manual stretching in the treatment of plantar heel pain: a systematic review

Database: Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations and Ovid MEDLINE(R) <1950 to Present > Search Strategy:
1. exp Fasciitis, Plantar/
2. (plantar* adj5 (heel* or fasciit*)).mp.
3. pain*.mp.
4. 2 and 3
5. ((plantar* adj5 fasciit*) or (spur* syndrome* adj5 (heel* or calcaneal*))).mp.
6. (pain* adj3 heel*).mp.
7. 1 or 4 or 5
8. (stretch* or conservative*).mp.
9. exp exercise movement techniques/or exp exercise therapy/or exp musculoskeletal manipulations/
10. 18 or 9
11. 6 and 10
12. 7 or 11
13. 1randomized controlled trial.pt
14. controlled clinical trial.pt
15. randomized.ab
16. placebo.ab
17. drug therapy.fs
18. 1randomly.ab
19. trial.ab
20. groups.ab
21. randomised.ab
22. 18 or 15 or 19 or 21 or 14 or 20 or 13 or 16 or 17
23. (animals not (human and animals)).sh
24. 22 not 23
25. 12 and 24
  1. This search was used as the basis of the searches developed for the other databases