76 results match your criteria Archives of physiotherapy[Journal]


Does walking the day of total hip arthroplasty speed up functional independence? A non-randomized controlled study.

Arch Physiother 2020 24;10. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

1Physiotherapy Unit, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Via Manzoni 56 - Rozzano, Milan, Italy.

Background: Few data address modalities for speeding up functional independence in subjects included in a fast-track approach after total hip arthroplasty (THA). The study aim was to assess short-term effects of mobilization and walking the day of THA (WDS) on independence, pain, function and quality of life.

Methods: Seventy-one patients were allocated in a study (SG:  = 36) or control (CG:  = 35) groups according to time of surgery and recovery from anesthesia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7181526PMC

Raising and stabilization phase of the sit-to-stand movement better discriminate healthy elderly adults from young subjects: a pilot cross-sectional study.

Arch Physiother 2020 15;10. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

2Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health, University of Genova, Campus of Savona, via Magliotto 2, 17100 Savona, Italy.

Background: The sit-to-stand (STS) test is usually included in the clinical assessment of balance and its instrumented analysis may support clinicians in objectively assessing the risk of falling. The aim of the present study was to assess if kinetic parameters of STS collected using a force platform, with particular focus on the raising and stabilization phase, could discriminate between young and older adults.

Methods: Twenty-four adults (age ranging from 18 to 65 years old) and 28 elderly adults (older than 65 years old) performed STS on a force platform. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-020-00078-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7161000PMC

Effects of head motion on postural stability in healthy young adults with chronic motion sensitivity.

Arch Physiother 2020 30;10. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

2Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA USA.

Background: Motion sensitivity, or motion sickness, is common in modern vehicular and visually stimulating environments. Several studies have shown a relationship between motion sensitivity and decreased postural stability. We aimed to evaluate the effects of head motion (horizontal and vertical) on postural stability in healthy adults with and without chronic motion sensitivity (CMS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-020-00077-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7106606PMC

Timed immersion expiration measures in patients with muscular dystrophies.

Arch Physiother 2020 18;10. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

1Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy Department. Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Rua Cipotânea 51, São Paulo, SP 05360-000 Brazil.

Introduction: Muscular dystrophies (MD) cause muscle weakness, affecting motor and respiratory functions. Aquatic activities maintain strength and ventilatory function and may require immersion expiration control.

Objectives: (1) To describe the evolution of timed immersion expiration in patients with MD in one-year follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-020-0074-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7027248PMC
February 2020

Comparison between Erigo tilt-table exercise and conventional physiotherapy exercises in acute stroke patients: a randomized trial.

Arch Physiother 2020 4;10. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Department of Physiotherapy, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah, UP 206130 India.

Background: Stroke is a common, serious, and disabling health-care problem throughout the world. Although great advances have been made in acute stroke management, the most of post-stroke care to reduce a patient's dependency relies on rehabilitation.

Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of exercises using an Erigo tilt-table and conventional physiotherapy in the rehabilitation of acute stroke patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-020-0075-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6998841PMC
February 2020

Correction to: The effects of regenerative injection therapy compared to corticosteroids for the treatment of lateral Epicondylitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Arch Physiother 2020;10. Epub 2020 Jan 27.

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, UT Health San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 6247, San Antonio, TX 78229 USA.

[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s40945-019-0063-6.]. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-020-0076-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6986154PMC
January 2020

Comparison of the effectiveness of manual massage, long-wave diathermy, and sham long-wave diathermy for the management of delayed-onset muscle soreness: a randomized controlled trial.

Arch Physiother 2020 15;10. Epub 2020 Jan 15.

Supsi Scuola Universitaria per la Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.

Background: Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a specific symptom that typically arises after unaccustomed eccentric muscular effort. It increases typically 24-72 h post-exercise and can affect physical performance. The pathophysiology of DOMS remains unclear, although it seems to be related to the remodeling phase of myofibrils. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6961300PMC
January 2020

Electrical interferential current stimulation versus electrical acupuncture in management of hemiplegic shoulder pain and disability following ischemic stroke-a randomized clinical trial.

Arch Physiother 2020 10;10. Epub 2020 Jan 10.

5Departement of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Background: Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain (HSP) is among common complications occurring after stroke leading to disability. This study was conducted to compare the effects of electrical Interferential Current stimulation (IFC) and Electrical Acupuncture (EAC) on pain intensity, range of motion, and functional ability in patients with HSP and also comparing the two modalities regarding improvement of above indices.

Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, 46 patients with HSP caused by ischemic stroke were recruited and assigned into 2 groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0071-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6954538PMC
January 2020

Risk factor and symptoms of burnout in physiotherapists in the canton of Bern.

Arch Physiother 2019 21;9:19. Epub 2019 Dec 21.

1Department of Health, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland.

Background: Several studies have shown that the risk of burnout is high for people working in health professions. Many physiotherapists have either suffered from burn out personally or have seen colleagues suffer from it. In Switzerland, there is a lack of evidence concerning the risk factors and symptoms for burnout among physiotherapist. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0072-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6925866PMC
December 2019

The optimal degree of lateral wedge insoles for reducing knee joint load: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Arch Physiother 2019 19;9:18. Epub 2019 Dec 19.

CIDESD-ISMAI, INESC-TEC, LABIOMEP, Coimbra, Portugal.

Background: Lateral wedge insoles are traditionally used to reduce the adduction moment that crosses the knee during walking in people with medial knee osteoarthritis. However, the best degree to reduce knee joint load is not yet well established.

Methods: Electronic databases were searched from their inception until May 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0068-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6921534PMC
December 2019

Does the awareness of having a lumbar spondylolisthesis influence self-efficacy and kinesiophobia? A retrospective analysis.

Arch Physiother 2019 16;9:16. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

4Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (DIBINEM), Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Background: High pain self-efficacy and low kinesiophobia seem related to a better prognosis in patients complaining of low back pain (LBP). The literature stresses the potential negative effects of anatomical defect diagnosis (e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0070-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6913011PMC
December 2019

Feasibility and effectiveness of thoracic spine mobilization on sympathetic/parasympathetic balance in a healthy population - a randomized controlled double-blinded pilot study.

Arch Physiother 2019 9;9:15. Epub 2019 Dec 9.

1Department of Health Professions, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland.

Background: Physiotherapists often use thoracic spine mobilization (TSM) to reduce pain in patients with back disorders via a reduction of sympathetic activity. There is a "trade-off" in the activity of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activity. A sympathetic/parasympathetic balance (SPB) is needed to guarantee body homeostasis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0067-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6900844PMC
December 2019

Test-retest reliability, internal consistency, construct validity and factor structure of a falls risk perception questionnaire in older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study.

Arch Physiother 2019 2;9:14. Epub 2019 Dec 2.

2Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, 1280 Main St., W. Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1 Canada.

Background: Older adults with type 2 diabetes (DM2) are at increased risk of falling due to complications including: diabetic peripheral neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, autonomic neuropathy and diabetic foot ulcers. The purpose of this study was to determine the test-retest reliability, internal consistency, construct validity and to perform factor analysis of a new falls Risk Perception Questionnaire (RPQ) in older community-dwelling adults with DM2.

Methods: A prospective cohort of 30 community-dwelling older adults, ≥ 55 years, with DM2 was assembled. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0065-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6886215PMC
December 2019

Limb girdle muscular dystrophy: a case report initially presenting to an outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinic with spinal pain and functional weakness.

Arch Physiother 2019 14;9:13. Epub 2019 Nov 14.

2Department of Neurology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, England.

Background: The term limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) describes a group of genetic muscular disorders that require specialist input from neurologically trained clinicians. The plethora of potential symptoms of this heterogenous group can result in patients presenting initially to musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapists.

Case Presentation: The following case report highlights the presentation of a 21 year old female attending with 2 years of spinal pain and an unusual pattern of weakness, namely when rising from a sitting position the hips were abducted and then internally rotated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0066-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6857131PMC
November 2019

The effects of regenerative injection therapy compared to corticosteroids for the treatment of lateral Epicondylitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Arch Physiother 2019 13;9:12. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, UT Health San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 6247, San Antonio, TX 78229 USA.

Background: The lateral epicondyle is a common site for chronic tendinosis (i.e. lateral epicondylitis), a condition characterized by overuse and degeneration of a tendon due to repeated microtrauma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0063-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6854772PMC
November 2019

The "subluxation" issue: an analysis of chiropractic clinic websites.

Arch Physiother 2019 13;9:11. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

Health Law Institute, Law Centre, University of Alberta, 91 University Campus, NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H5 Canada.

Background: Vertebral subluxation theories are controversial in chiropractic. Divisions are evident in the chiropractic community among those who align their practices to subluxation theories and those who do not. This study investigated how many clinics offering chiropractic in the Canadian province of Alberta promote a theory of subluxation, which health ailments or improvements were linked to subluxation, and whether the subluxation discourse was used to promote chiropractic for particular demographics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0064-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6854675PMC
November 2019

Attitude of physiotherapists toward electronic health record in Croatia.

Arch Physiother 2019 22;9:10. Epub 2019 Oct 22.

2Department of Medical Informatics, Rijeka University School of Medicine, Rijeka, Croatia.

Background: Electronic health record can facilitate everyday clinical practice of physiotherapists. The aim of this study is to determine attitude of physiotherapists towards implementation of information technology in their work and the differences in attitude in relation to gender, age, level of education and type of health institutions.

Methods: This study is a cross-sectional survey of Croatian physiotherapists. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0062-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6805644PMC
October 2019

Is there a relationship between self-efficacy, disability, pain and sociodemographic characteristics in chronic low back pain? A multicenter retrospective analysis.

Arch Physiother 2019 12;9. Epub 2019 Oct 12.

2Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (DIBINEM), Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Background: Pain-related self-efficacy is defined as the beliefs held by people with chronic pain that certain activities can be carried out despite the pain. Poor self-efficacy is an obstacle to the recovery and predicts long-term disability. The aims of this study are to investigate the prevalence of poor pain self-efficacy in Italian subjects with chronic low back pain (LBP), and to inquire the relationships between self-efficacy, disability, pain, and main demographic and clinical characteristics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0061-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6790029PMC
October 2019
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Review of scoliosis-specific exercise methods used to correct adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Arch Physiother 2019 23;9. Epub 2019 Aug 23.

4Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL USA.

Background: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) refers to a spinal curvature of an unknown origin diagnosed in otherwise healthy children. A conservative treatment approach includes physiotherapy scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE) with or without corrective bracing in preventing further spinal column deviation. However, several PSSE types have been developed to facilitate a positive patient outcome and/or preclude surgical remediation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0060-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6708126PMC
August 2019
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Benefits and challenges with gamified multi-media physiotherapy case studies: a mixed method study.

Arch Physiother 2019 17;9. Epub 2019 May 17.

1Department of Educational Research, County South, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YD UK.

Background: The use of gamification in higher education context has become popular in recent years with one aim of enhancing learning motivation, yet, it is unknown how physiotherapy students perceive gamified education experience. Using gamification together with multi-media patient case studies, this study explored whether and how gamified education motivated physiotherapy students' learning. It also investigated how other factors such as class design and mechanics affected gamified experience. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0059-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6525342PMC
May 2019
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Bringing context to balance: development of a reactive balance test within the injury prevention and return to sport domain.

Arch Physiother 2019 16;9. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

1Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Human Physiology Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: Balance tests are commonly used in clinical practice with applicability in injury prevention and return to sport decisions. While most sports injuries occur in a changing environment where reacting to a non-planned stimulus is of great importance, these balance tests only evaluate pre-planned movements without taking these dynamics environmental aspects into account. Therefore, the goal of this paper was to develop a clinician-friendly test that respects these contextual interactions and to describe the test protocol of an adapted Y-balance test that includes environmental perception and decision-making. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0057-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6469097PMC
April 2019
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Societá Italiana de Fisioterapia and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro).

Arch Physiother 2019 14;9. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

1The University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney School of Public Health, Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, Sydney, Australia.

This paper provides an overview of a free resource that can be used by physiotherapists to assist their efforts to undertake evidence-based practice. The resource is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro; www.pedro. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0058-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417184PMC
March 2019
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Questioning the "SPIN and SNOUT" rule in clinical testing.

Arch Physiother 2019 7;9. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

1Faculty Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium.

Specificity (SP) and sensitivity (SE) answer the question 'what is the chance of a positive or negative test in response to the presence or absence of a clinical condition?'. Related to SP and SE are the diagnostic procedures of SNOUT and SPIN. SNOUT is the acronym for 'Sensitive test when Negative rules OUT the disease', SPIN for, 'Specific test when Positive rules IN the disease'. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0056-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407254PMC
March 2019
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The validity of spatiotemporal gait analysis using dual laser range sensors: a cross-sectional study.

Arch Physiother 2019 19;9. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

4Department of Neurology, Kawamura Hospital, Gifu, 501-3144 Japan.

Background: The spatiotemporal parameters were used for sophisticated gait analysis in widespread clinical use. Recently, a laser range sensor has been proposed as a new device for the spatiotemporal gait measurement. However, measurement using a single laser range sensor can only be used for short-range gait measurements because the device irradiates participants with lasers in a radial manner. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0055-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6381722PMC
February 2019
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Do alterations in muscle strength, flexibility, range of motion, and alignment predict lower extremity injury in runners: a systematic review.

Arch Physiother 2019 12;9. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

4Division of Physical Therapy, Duke University, 2200 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27705 USA.

Background: Injury is common in running and seen to impact up to 94% of recreational runners. Clinicians often use alterations from normal musculoskeletal clinical assessments to assess for risk of injury, but it is unclear if these assessments are associated with future injury.

Objectives: To identify alterations in muscle strength, flexibility, range of motion, and alignment that may predict lower extremity injury in runners. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-019-0054-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373037PMC
February 2019
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Can action observation modulate balance performance in healthy subjects?

Arch Physiother 2019 22;9. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

1Laboratory of Movement Analysis, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, via Olgettina 58, 20132 Milan, Italy.

Background: Action observation activates brain motor networks and, if followed by action imitation, it facilitates motor learning and functional recovery in patients with both neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. To date, few studies suggested that action observation plus imitation can improve balance skills; however, it is still unclear whether the simple repetitive observation of challenging balance tasks is enough to modify postural control. Thus, the primary aim of this study was to investigate whether repetitive action observation of balance exercises without imitation has the potential to improve balance performance; the secondary aim was to estimate the different training effects of action observation, action observation plus imitation and balance training relative to a control condition in healthy subjects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-018-0053-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341526PMC
January 2019
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Which factors are associated with the functional recovery in patients undergoing endoprosthetic knee reconstruction following bone tumour resection? - A observational study.

Arch Physiother 2018 29;8:11. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Via Pupilli 1, 40136 Bologna, Italia.

Background: The aim of the present study was to explore whether control of balance and other factors were associated with functional recovery and walking performance in the short term in a group of patients receiving modular knee endoprosthetic reconstruction following bone tumour resection in order to provide effective suggestions for a new rehabilitation protocol.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in the chemotherapy ward of an Italian hospital specialized in bone cancer. All patients consecutively treated using a modular knee endoprosthetic between January 2013 and February 2014 were included in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-018-0052-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6311015PMC
December 2018
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Predictors of mobility domain of health-related quality of life after rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease: a pilot study.

Arch Physiother 2018 27;8:10. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Via Capecelatro 66, 20148 Milan, Italy.

Background: Parkinson's disease impacts health-related quality of life (HRQoL), however no studies inquired on predictors of HRQoL changes after rehabilitation. This study assessed the relationship between mobility domain of HRQoL measured by Parkinson's Disease Questionnaires-39 (PDQ-39) and clinical-demographic characteristics and developed a model predicting changes after rehabilitation.

Methods: Subjects with Parkinson's disease underwent rehabilitation treatment and completed the following predictors: 10-m walking test (10MWT), Timed Up and Go (TUG), Berg Balance scale (BBS), Activities-specific Balance Confidence scales (ABC), Freezing of Gait (FOGQ) and PDQ-39. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-018-0051-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307132PMC
December 2018
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An ultrasonographic analysis of the activation patterns of abdominal muscles in children with spastic type cerebral palsy and in typically developing individuals: a comparative study.

Arch Physiother 2018 5;8. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

4Division of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Background: Abdominal muscles have stiffer appearance in individuals with spastic type cerebral palsy (STCP) than in their typically developing (TD) peers. This apparent stiffness has been implicated in pelvic instability, mal-rotation, poor gait and locomotion. This study was aimed at investigating whether abdominal muscles activation patterns from rest to activity differ in the two groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-018-0048-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5989436PMC
June 2018
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Ethics reporting practices in randomized controlled trials of physical therapy interventions after stroke.

Arch Physiother 2018 5;8. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Research Unit of Medicine of Aging, University of Florence, and Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, Viale Pieraccini 18, 50139 Florence, Italy.

Background: Adequate reporting of ethics-related research methods promotes convergence on best ethics practices. In physical therapy, studies on ethics reporting are limited to few aspects, and none focuses on stroke research. Our objectives were to investigate the reporting of multiple ethics-related features and its variation over time, and the characteristics of the studies associated with ethics reporting in Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) of physical therapy interventions after stroke. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-018-0049-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5989458PMC
June 2018
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Towards an integrated clinical framework for patient with shoulder pain.

Arch Physiother 2018 30;8. Epub 2018 May 30.

Via Magliotto, 2 17100, Savona, Italy.

Background: Shoulder pain (SP) represents a common musculoskeletal condition that requires physical therapy care. Along the years, the usual evaluation strategies based on clinical tests and diagnostic imaging has been challenged. Clinical tests appear unable to clearly identify the structures that generated pain and interpretation of diagnostic imaging is still controversial. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-018-0050-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5975572PMC
May 2018
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Exploring cued and non-cued motor imagery interventions in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomised feasibility trial and reliability study.

Arch Physiother 2018 2;8. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

2Clinical Department of Neurology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

Background: Motor imagery (MI) is increasingly used in neurorehabilitation to facilitate motor performance. Our previous study results demonstrated significantly improved walking after rhythmic-cued MI in people with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). The present feasibility study was aimed to obtain preliminary information of changes in walking, fatigue, quality of life (QoL) and MI ability following cued and non-cued MI in pwMS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-018-0045-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5833073PMC
March 2018
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Rasch analysis of the patient-rated wrist evaluation questionnaire.

Arch Physiother 2018 26;8. Epub 2018 Feb 26.

3The Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St Joseph's Health Centre, London, ON Canada.

Background: The Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) was developed as a wrist joint specific measure of pain and disability and evidence of sound validity has been accumulated through classical psychometric methods. Rasch analysis (RA) has been endorsed as a newer method for analyzing the clinical measurement properties of self-report outcome measures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the PRWE using Rasch modeling. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-018-0046-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5828063PMC
February 2018
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Mirror therapy for an adult with central post-stroke pain: a case report.

Arch Physiother 2018 23;8. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

4Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Humanitas University, Rozzano, Italy.

Background: Treatment of central post-stroke pain (CPSP) after a thalamic-capsular stroke is generally based on pharmacological approach as it is low responsive to physiotherapy. In this case report, the use of mirror therapy (MT) for the reduction of CPSP in a subject after a stroke involving thalamus is presented.

Case Presentation: Five years after a right lenticular-capsular thalamic stroke, despite a good recovery of voluntary movement that guaranteed independence in daily life activities, a 50-year-old woman presented with mild weakness and spasticity, an important sensory loss and a burning pain in the left upper limb. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-018-0047-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5824546PMC
February 2018
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The necessary conditions of engagement for the therapeutic relationship in physiotherapy: an interpretive description study.

Arch Physiother 2018 17;8. Epub 2018 Feb 17.

5Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, 8205 114 Street, 2-50 Corbett Hall, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G4 Canada.

Background: The therapeutic relationship between patient and physiotherapist is a central component of patient-centred care and has been positively associated with better physiotherapy clinical outcomes. Despite its influence, we do not know what conditions enable a physiotherapist and patient to establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship. This knowledge has implications for how clinicians approach their interactions with patients and for the development of an assessment tool that accurately reflects the nature of the therapeutic relationship. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5816533PMC
February 2018
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Physiotherapy for people with mental health problems in Sub-Saharan African countries: a systematic review.

Arch Physiother 2018 27;8. Epub 2018 Jan 27.

Butabika National Referral and Mental Health Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.

Background: There is a need for psychosocial interventions to address the escalating mental health burden in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Physiotherapists could have a central role in reducing the burden and facilitating recovery within the multidisciplinary care of people with mental health problems. The aim of this systematic review was to explore the role of physiotherapists within the current mental health policies of SSA countries and to explore the current research evidence for physiotherapy to improve functional outcomes in people with mental health problems in SSA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-018-0043-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5787323PMC
January 2018
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Are they publishing? A descriptive cross-sectional profile and bibliometric analysis of the journal publication productivity of Italian physiotherapists.

Arch Physiother 2018 2;8. Epub 2018 Jan 2.

Unit of Functional Recovery, Azienda USL Toscana Centro, Area Prato, Italy.

Background: In a clinical science-based profession such as physiotherapy, research is mandatory to update knowledge and to provide cost-effective, high quality treatments. This study aimed to provide point prevalence of Italian physiotherapists who are academics, holding a PhD degree, or being authors of scientific papers. The scientific journal productivity of physiotherapists was also thoroughly analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-017-0042-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759900PMC
January 2018
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Participation in physical activities for children with cerebral palsy: feasibility and effectiveness of physical activity on prescription.

Arch Physiother 2017 28;7:13. Epub 2017 Nov 28.

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Box 157, -221 00 Lund, SE Sweden.

Background: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are less physically active and more sedentary than other children which implies risk factors for their physical and mental health. Physical activity on prescription (PAP) is an effective intervention to promote a lifestyle change towards increased physical activity in adults in general. Knowledge is lacking about the use of PAP in children with CP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-017-0041-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759903PMC
November 2017
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How to diagnose cervicogenic dizziness.

Arch Physiother 2017 12;7:12. Epub 2017 Sep 12.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, Duke University, 2200 W Main St., Durham, NC 27705 USA.

Cervicogenic dizziness (CGD) is a clinical syndrome characterized by the presence of dizziness and associated neck pain. There are no definitive clinical or laboratory tests for CGD and therefore CGD is a diagnosis of exclusion. It can be difficult for healthcare professionals to differentiate CGD from other vestibular, medical and vascular disorders that cause dizziness, requiring a high level of skill and a thorough understanding of the proper tests and measures to accurately rule in or rule out competing diagnoses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-017-0040-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759906PMC
September 2017
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Physiotherapy in upper abdominal surgery - what is current practice in Australia?

Arch Physiother 2017 15;7:11. Epub 2017 Aug 15.

School of Physiotherapy, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Australia.

Background: Upper abdominal surgery (UAS) has the potential to cause post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs). In the absence of high-quality research regarding post-operative physiotherapy management, consensus-based best practice guidelines formulated by Hanekom et al. (2012) are available to clinicians providing recommendations for post-UAS treatment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759921PMC
August 2017
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Side alternating vibration training in patients with mitochondrial disease: a pilot study.

Arch Physiother 2017 8;7:10. Epub 2017 Aug 8.

Departments of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics, Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB Canada.

Background: Side alternating vibration training (SAVT) is a mechanical oscillation using a vibrating platform that simulates exercise. We hypothesized that patients with mitochondrial myopathies, who experience muscle weakness, may see an improvement in muscle power with SAVT.

Methods: Patients with mitochondrial disease started either a treatment (SAVT) or control phase (standing without vibration) for 12 weeks, then 12 weeks of washout, and then a 12-week cross-over. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759922PMC
August 2017
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Effectiveness of three modes of kinetic-chain exercises on quadriceps muscle strength and thigh girth among individuals with knee osteoarthritis.

Arch Physiother 2017 19;7. Epub 2017 Jul 19.

Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria.

Background: The study was designed to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of 12-week open, closed and combined kinetic-chain exercises (OKCE, CKCE and CCE) on quadriceps muscle strength and thigh girth of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Method: The randomized clinical trial involved ninety-six consecutive patients with knee OA who were randomly assigned to one of OKCE, CKCE or CCE groups. Participants' static quadriceps muscle strength (SQS), dynamic quadriceps muscle strength (DQS) and thigh girth (TG) were assessed using cable tensiometer, one repetition method and inelastic tape measure respectively at baseline and at the end of weeks 4, 8 and 12 of study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-017-0036-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759897PMC
July 2017
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Exploring barriers to accessing physiotherapy services for stroke patients at Tema general hospital, Ghana.

Arch Physiother 2017 6;7. Epub 2017 Jul 6.

Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG13, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Background: Physiotherapy has been shown to reduce the risk of disability among stroke patients. Poor adherence to physiotherapy can negatively affect outcomes and healthcare cost. However, very little is known about barriers especially to physiotherapy services in Ghana. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759901PMC
July 2017
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Developing the content of a locomotor disability scale for adults in Bangladesh: a qualitative study.

Arch Physiother 2017 6;7. Epub 2017 Jun 6.

Department of Social Science, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, University College London, 55-59 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0NU UK.

Background: Bangladesh has an estimated 17 million adults with disabilities. A significant proportion of them are believed to have locomotor disabilities. There are over 300 non-governmental organizations providing different types of rehabilitation services to them. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759907PMC
June 2017
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A survey of physicians and physiotherapists on physical activity promotion in Nigeria.

Arch Physiother 2017 19;7. Epub 2017 May 19.

Faculty of Medicine, Federal University Dutse, Dutse, Jigawa State Nigeria.

Background: Effective control of non-communicable diseases and promotion of population-wide physical activity participation require the active engagement of health professionals. Physiotherapists and physicians, as part of their practice, routinely screen and assess physical activity status, and recommend health enhancing physical activity participation for their patients. This study aims to compare Nigerian physiotherapists and physicians' knowledge of physical activity message, role perception and confidence, perceived feasibility and barriers, and overall disposition to promoting physical activity in their practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-017-0034-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759899PMC
May 2017
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Depicting individual responses to physical therapist led chronic pain self-management support with pain science education and exercise in primary health care: multiple case studies.

Arch Physiother 2017 20;7. Epub 2017 Apr 20.

School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Kingston, 31 George Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada.

Background: Previous evidence suggests self-management programs for people with chronic pain improve knowledge and self-efficacy, but result in small to negligible changes in function. The purpose of this multiple case studies design was to describe the unique responses of six participants to a new self-management program aimed at improving function, to detail each component of the program, and to explore potential explanations for the varied trajectories of each of the participants.

Case Presentation: Six participants who had been experiencing chronic pain for at least 5 years were included. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759926PMC
April 2017
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Content validity and test-retest reliability of a low back pain questionnaire in Zimbabwean adolescents.

Arch Physiother 2017 28;7. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Harare Polytechnic College, P.O Box CY 407, Causeway, Harare Zimbabwe.

Background: In Zimbabwe, a recent increase in the volume of research on recurrent non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) has revealed that adolescents are commonly affected. This is alarming to health professionals and parents and calls for serious primary preventative strategies to be developed and implemented forthwith. Early identification initiatives should be prioritised in order to curtail the condition and its progression. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759913PMC
February 2017
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Hemodynamics and tissue oxygenation effects after increased in positive end-expiratory pressure in coronary artery bypass surgery.

Arch Physiother 2017 11;7. Epub 2017 Jan 11.

Physiotherapy Unit, Dante Pazzanese Institute of Cardiology, Avenida Dr Dante Pazzanese, 500, CEP: 04012-180, Vila Mariana, São Paulo, SP Brazil.

Background: Cardiac surgery is widely used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, several complications can be observed during the postoperative period. Positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) improves gas exchange, but it might be related to decreased cardiac output and possible impairment of tissue oxygenation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-016-0030-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759905PMC
January 2017
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A therapist-focused knowledge translation intervention for improving patient adherence in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice.

Arch Physiother 2017 6;7. Epub 2017 Jan 6.

School of rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Canada.

Background: Nonadherence to treatment remains high among patients with musculoskeletal conditions with negative impact on the treatment outcomes, use of personal and cost of care. An active knowledge translation (KT) strategy may be an effective strategy to support practice change. The purpose of this study was to deliver a brief, interactive, multifaceted and targeted KT program to improve physiotherapist knowledge and confidence in performing adherence enhancing activities related to risk, barriers, assessment and interventions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-016-0029-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5759916PMC
January 2017
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Using Xbox kinect motion capture technology to improve clinical rehabilitation outcomes for balance and cardiovascular health in an individual with chronic TBI.

Arch Physiother 2017 31;7. Epub 2017 May 31.

Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.

Background: Motion capture virtual reality-based rehabilitation has become more common. However, therapists face challenges to the implementation of virtual reality (VR) in clinical settings. Use of motion capture technology such as the Xbox Kinect may provide a useful rehabilitation tool for the treatment of postural instability and cardiovascular deconditioning in individuals with chronic severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5560163PMC
May 2017
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