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Agreement between a physiotherapist and an orthopaedic surgeon regarding management and prescription of corticosteroid injection for patients with shoulder pain.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 5;26:216-222. Epub 2016 Oct 5.

Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Parklands Drive Southport, QLD 4222, Gold Coast, Australia.

Background: Physiotherapists increasingly manage shoulder referrals in place of orthopaedic doctors. Better understanding the agreement between these professionals will help inform the safety, quality and potential costs of these care models.

Objective: To establish the level of agreement between a physiotherapist and an orthopaedic surgeon regarding diagnosis, management and corticosteroid injection, in a representative sample of orthopaedic shoulder referrals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.10.001DOI Listing
December 2016
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Do subjects with acute/subacute temporomandibular disorder have associated cervical impairments: A cross-sectional study.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 23;26:208-215. Epub 2016 Sep 23.

Faculty of Business, Management and Social Science, Department Movement and Rehabilitationscience Caprivistrasse 30a, 49076 Osnabrueck, Germany.

Background: There is preliminary evidence of cervical musculoskeletal impairment in some temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain states.

Objectives: To determine whether people with TMD, classified as either mild or moderate/severe TMD, have more cervical signs of dysfunction than healthy subjects.

Design: Cross-sectional survey. Read More

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December 2016
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Classification characteristics of a chronic low back pain population using a combined McKenzie and patho-anatomical assessment.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 5;26:201-207. Epub 2016 Oct 5.

The Townsville Hospital, Angus Smith Drive, Townsville, Qld, 4811, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Physiotherapists use musculo-skeletal classification systems for patient assessment. Since its early development, the McKenzie lumbar spine assessment (MK) has been incorporated into examination algorithms and combined with a series of patho-anatomical diagnostic tests. No previous studies have used a MK and a combined examination (MK-C) to provide a detailed profile of patients, report and compare the classification characteristics of a chronic low back pain (CLBP) population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.10.002DOI Listing
December 2016
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How do they feel? Patients' perspectives on draping and dignity in a physiotherapy outpatient setting: A pilot study.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 31;26:192-200. Epub 2016 Aug 31.

Centre for Health, Activity and Research Rehabilitation, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Background: Research to date has focused on dignity within the hospital rather than outpatient settings which is likely to raise different issues from the patients' perspective.

Purpose: To investigate patients' views relating to draping and dignity and their choice of dressing options in the physiotherapy outpatient setting.

Method: A custom-designed questionnaire was developed including feedback from a focus group of 10 individuals attending a physiotherapy outpatient clinic. Read More

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December 2016
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What do patients value about spinal manipulation and home exercise for back-related leg pain? A qualitative study within a controlled clinical trial.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 23;26:183-191. Epub 2016 Sep 23.

Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN, USA; Integrative Health & Wellbeing Research Program, Center for Spirituality & Healing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Background: Patient perceptions may influence the effectiveness and utilization of healthcare interventions, particularly for complex health conditions such as sciatica or back-related leg pain (BRLP).

Objectives: To explore BRLP patients' perceptions of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and home exercise with advice (HEA).

Design: Qualitative study in a controlled clinical trial. Read More

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December 2016
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Reliability of physical examination tests for the diagnosis of knee disorders: Evidence from a systematic review.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 23;26:172-182. Epub 2016 Sep 23.

School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Center, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address:

Clinicians often rely on physical examination tests to guide them in the diagnostic process of knee disorders. However, reliability of these tests is often overlooked and may influence the consistency of results and overall diagnostic validity. Therefore, the objective of this study was to systematically review evidence on the reliability of physical examination tests for the diagnosis of knee disorders. Read More

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December 2016
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Scapular dyskinesis: Patterns, functional disability and associated factors in people with shoulder disorders.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 13;26:165-171. Epub 2016 Sep 13.

School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: Patterns of scapular dyskinesis have unique scapular kinematics and associated muscular activation. The characteristics of unique dyskinesis patterns may be associated with functional disability.

Objectives: To investigate whether the shoulder function level and primary dysfunction items were different in unique dyskinesis pattern. Read More

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December 2016
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Comparison of two angles of approach for trigger point dry needling of the lumbar multifidus in human donors (cadavers).

Man Ther 2016 Dec 4;26:160-164. Epub 2016 Sep 4.

Elon University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program in Alamance County, NC, USA.

Study Design: Descriptive comparison study.

Objective: To assess the accuracy of two needle angle approaches for dry needling of the lumbar multifidus.

Background: Low back pain is a leading cause of disability around the world; the lumbar multifidus plays a vital role in low back health. Read More

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December 2016
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Erratum to 'The TIDieR checklist will benefit the physiotherapy profession' [Manual Therapy 24C (2016) V-VI].

Man Ther 2016 12;26:158

Centre for Health Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton, UK. Electronic address:

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December 2016
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Regional asymmetry, obesity and gender determines tactile acuity of the knee regions: A cross-sectional study.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 5;26:150-157. Epub 2016 Aug 5.

Centre for Health, Activity & Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, 25 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand. Electronic address:

Background And Aims: Alterations in central somatosensory function (e.g. cortical reorganisation) occurs secondary to chronic knee pain. Read More

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December 2016
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Reply to Letter to the Editor: 'Complex regional pain syndrome: Measurement matters'.

Man Ther 2016 12 18;26:e2-e3. Epub 2016 Aug 18.

Surgical Therapy Department, Regional Hospital Silkeborg, Falkevej 1-3, 8600 Silkeborg, Denmark.

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December 2016
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Manual therapy in joint and nerve structures combined with exercises in the treatment of recurrent ankle sprains: A randomized, controlled trial.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 29;26:141-149. Epub 2016 Aug 29.

Physiotherapy and Nursery Department, University of the Balearic Islands, E-07122, Mallorca, Spain. Electronic address:

Background: Recurrent ankle sprains often involve residual symptoms for which subjects often perform proprioceptive or/and strengthening exercises. However, the effectiveness of mobilization to influence important nerve structures due to its anatomical distribution like tibial and peroneal nerves is unclear.

Objetives: To analyze the effects of proprioceptive/strengthening exercises versus the same exercises and manual therapy including mobilizations to influence joint and nerve structures in the management of recurrent ankle sprains. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.08.006DOI Listing
December 2016
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Does a combination of physical training, specific exercises and pain education improve health-related quality of life in patients with chronic neck pain? A randomised control trial with a 4-month follow up.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 20;26:132-140. Epub 2016 Aug 20.

Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark; Bergen University College, Institute of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Radiography, Department of Health Sciences, 5020 Bergen, Norway.

Aim: To investigate the effect of combining pain education, specific exercises and graded physical activity training (exercise) compared with pain education alone (control) on physical health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in chronic neck pain patients.

Methods: A multicentre randomised controlled trial of 200 neck pain patients receiving pain education. The exercise group received additional exercises for neck/shoulder, balance and oculomotor function, plus graded physical activity training. Read More

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December 2016
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Does multi-modal cervical physical therapy improve tinnitus in patients with cervicogenic somatic tinnitus?

Man Ther 2016 Dec 26;26:125-131. Epub 2016 Aug 26.

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

Background: Tinnitus can be related to many different aetiologies such as hearing loss or a noise trauma, but it can also be related to the somatosensory system of the cervical spine, called cervicogenic somatic tinnitus (CST). Case studies suggest a positive effect of cervical spine treatment on tinnitus complaints in patients with CST, but no experimental studies are available.

Objective: To investigate the effect of a multimodal cervical physical therapy treatment on tinnitus complaints in patients with CST. Read More

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December 2016
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Intratester and intertester reliability of the movement system impairment-based classification for patients with knee pain.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 5;26:117-124. Epub 2016 Aug 5.

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: The methods to standardize the test items used for classification of patients with knee pain based on the movement system impairment (MSI) approach have been established. To our knowledge, no study has concentrated on establishing reliability for proposed classification for knee pain problems.

Objective: The aim of the study was to assess intra- and intertester reliability of the knee MSI classification in patients with knee pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.07.014DOI Listing
December 2016
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Measurement of glenohumeral joint translation using real-time ultrasound imaging: A physiotherapist and sonographer intra-rater and inter-rater reliability study.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 6;26:110-116. Epub 2016 Aug 6.

Department of Pharmacy & Applied Science, College of Science Health & Engineering, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.

Background: Ultrasonography is an economical and non-invasive method for measuring real-time joint movements. Although physiotherapists are increasingly using ultrasound imaging for rotator cuff disorders, there is a lack of evidence on their reliability in using ultrasonography to measure glenohumeral translation.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of a physiotherapist in measuring anterior and posterior glenohumeral joint translation with ultrasound. Read More

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December 2016
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The Star Excursion Balance Test: Criterion and divergent validity on patients with femoral acetabular impingement.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 5;26:104-109. Epub 2016 Aug 5.

Department of Orthopedics, Hospital of Västmanland County, SE-721 89 Västerås, Sweden. Electronic address:

Background: A valid functional test, evaluating dynamic balance control, might be valuable clinic tool for evaluation of treatment outcome on patients with femoral acetabular impingement (FAI).

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate criterion and divergent validity of the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) on patients with bilateral FAI- changes, with unilateral clinical symptoms.

Method: In this cross sectional correlational and comparative study fifteen patients with bilateral FAI with unilateral symptoms and 15 controls participated. Read More

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December 2016
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Alterations of scapular kinematics and associated muscle activation specific to symptomatic dyskinesis type after conscious control.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 4;26:97-103. Epub 2016 Aug 4.

School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address:

Background: Scapular orientation and movements can affect the function of the shoulder. However, evidence is limited on whether symptomatic subjects can actively maintain the scapula in a neutral position through conscious control.

Objective: To investigate whether symptomatic subjects with scapular dyskinesis can achieve optimal scapular movements and associated muscle activities through conscious control. Read More

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December 2016
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Cochrane physical and rehabilitation medicine: A new field to bridge between best evidence and the specific needs of our field of competence.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 29;26:vii-viii. Epub 2016 Jun 29.

Integrative Rehabilitation Research Unit, Institute for Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Systems Research, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.

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December 2016
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Subjective and clinical assessment criteria suggestive for five clinical patterns discernible in nonspecific neck pain patients. A Delphi-survey of clinical experts.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 21;26:87-96. Epub 2016 Jul 21.

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 (3B3), 9000 Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:

Background: Nonspecific neck pain patients form a heterogeneous group with different musculoskeletal impairments. Classifying nonspecific neck pain patients into subgroups based on clinical characteristics might lead to more comprehensive diagnoses and can guide effective management.

Objective: To establish consensus among a group of experts regarding the clinical criteria suggestive of a clinical dominance of 'articular', 'myofascial', 'neural', 'central' and 'sensorimotor control' dysfunction patterns distinguishable in patients with nonspecific neck pain. Read More

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December 2016
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The presence of respiratory disorders in individuals with low back pain: A systematic review.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 25;26:77-86. Epub 2016 Jul 25.

KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tervuursevest 101 Box 1501, 3001 Leuven, Belgium; Hasselt University, Biomedical Research Institute, Agoralaan A, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Electronic address:

Background: Inspiratory muscles, such as the diaphragm, play a key role in both respiration and spinal control. Therefore, diaphragm dysfunctions are often related to low back pain (LBP). However, few is known on the association between the presence of LBP and the presence of respiratory disorders (RD). Read More

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December 2016
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The neuromotor effects of transverse friction massage.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 21;26:70-76. Epub 2016 Jul 21.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR 999077, China. Electronic address:

Background: Transverse friction massage (TFM), as an often used technique by therapists, is known for its effect in reducing the pain and loosing the scar tissues. Nevertheless, its effects on neuromotor driving mechanism including the electromechanical delay (EMD), force transmission and excitation-contraction (EC) coupling which could be used as markers of stiffness changes, has not been computed using ultrafast ultrasound (US) when combined with external sensors.

Aim: Hence, the aim of this study was to find out produced neuromotor changes associated to stiffness when TFM was applied over Quadriceps femoris (QF) tendon in healthy subjcets. Read More

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December 2016
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Effects of dry needling to the symptomatic versus control shoulder in patients with unilateral subacromial pain syndrome.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 21;26:62-69. Epub 2016 Jul 21.

South College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Knoxville, TN, USA.

Background: Initial reports suggest that treating myofascial trigger points in the infraspinatus with dry needling may be effective in treating patients with shoulder pain. However, to date, high quality clinical trials and thorough knowledge of the physiologic mechanisms involved is lacking.

Objectives: To examine the effect of dry needling to the infraspinatus muscle on muscle function, nociceptive sensitivity, and shoulder range of motion (ROM) in the symptomatic and asymptomatic shoulders of individuals with unilateral subacromial pain syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.07.009DOI Listing
December 2016
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Identification of adult knee primary bone tumour symptom presentation: A qualitative study.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 17;26:54-61. Epub 2016 Jul 17.

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to identify the symptom presentation of adult knee primary bone tumours from onset to Consultant diagnosis, from combined patient and healthcare professional perspectives.

Materials And Methods: A qualitative study using in-depth semi-structured interviews recruited a purposive sample of adult patients with a knee primary bone tumour (n = 8) and healthcare professionals with expertise in orthopaedic oncology (n = 6). Following informed consent, recorded interviews explored participants' experiences of symptom presentation. Read More

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December 2016
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Complex regional pain syndrome.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 18;26:223-230. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

Surgical Therapy Department, Regional Hospital Silkeborg, Falkevej 1-3, 8600 Silkeborg, Denmark.

Introduction: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that can occur after a minor trauma or surgery. It is a multifactorial condition with a complex cause and even more complex pathophysiology. There are disturbances and changes in the sympathetic, somatosensory and motor nervous system, resulting in severe pain and disability. Read More

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December 2016
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Musculoskeletal impact of the use of various types of electronic devices on university students in Hong Kong: An evaluation by means of self-reported questionnaire.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 21;26:47-53. Epub 2016 Jul 21.

Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.

Introduction: Despite the increasingly widespread popularity of electronic devices, there are limited comprehensive studies on the effects of usage and exposure to multiple electronic devices over extended periods of time. Therefore, this study explored the cumulative musculoskeletal implications of exposure to various electronic devices among university students.

Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was administered in the university in Hong Kong and students provided information about the frequency and duration of electronic devices use, including computers, mobile phones and game consoles, and reported on any musculoskeletal pain or discomfort that may relate to electronic devices usage in the immediate 12 months prior to the survey date. Read More

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December 2016
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Is thoracic spine posture associated with shoulder pain, range of motion and function? A systematic review.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 21;26:38-46. Epub 2016 Jul 21.

Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Ireland. Electronic address:

Introduction: Excessive thoracic kyphosis is considered a predisposing factor for shoulder pain, though there is uncertainty about the nature of the relationship between shoulder pain and thoracic spine posture. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the relationship between thoracic kyphosis and shoulder pain, shoulder range of motion (ROM) and function.

Methods: Two reviewers independently searched eight electronic databases and identified relevant studies by applying eligibility criteria. Read More

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December 2016
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Subacromial anaesthetics increase asymmetry of scapular kinematics in patients with subacromial pain syndrome.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 17;26:31-37. Epub 2016 Jul 17.

Laboratory for Kinematics and Neuromechanics, Leiden University Medical Center, Postzone J11R, PO Box 9600, 2300RC Leiden, the Netherlands.

Background: Subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS) and scapular dyskinesis are closely associated, but the role of pain is unknown. We hypothesized that pain results in asymmetrical scapular kinematics, and we expected more symmetrical kinematics after infiltration of subacromial anaesthetics.

Objective: To investigate the effect of subacromial anaesthetics on scapular kinematics in patients with SAPS. Read More

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December 2016
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The outcome of hip exercise in patellofemoral pain: A systematic review.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 11;26:1-30. Epub 2016 Jun 11.

University of Brighton, Health Sciences, Robert Dodd Building, 49 Darley Road, Eastbourne BN20 7UR, UK.

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is one of the most common lower extremity conditions seen in clinical practice. Current evidence shows that there are hip strength deficits, delayed onset and shorter activation of gluteus medius in people with PFP. The aim of this review was to systematically review the literature to investigate the outcome of hip exercise in people with PFP. Read More

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December 2016
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Response to letter to the Editor: Reliability of lumbar movement dysfunction tests for chronic low back pain patients; methodological concerns to avoid misinterpretation.

Man Ther 2016 12 2;26:e5. Epub 2016 Jul 2.

Institute of Physiotherapy, Department of Health, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Technikumstrasse 71, 8400, Winterthur, Switzerland; University of Tampere, School of Medicine, Kalevantie 4, FI-33014, Tampere, Finland. Electronic address:

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December 2016
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Inexperienced examiners and the Foot Posture Index: A reliability study.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 21;26:238-240. Epub 2016 Jun 21.

College of Health and Biomedicine, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

The Foot Posture Index (FPI-6) is a reliable (experienced examiners) assessment tool used in clinical practice to classify foot posture. No work has been completed to determine the reliability of the FPI-6 between novice examiners. Therefore, the aim was to determine the inter-examiner reliability of the FPI-6 using two novice examiners (graduate level osteopathy students). Read More

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December 2016
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Innominate segment deformation during passive hip abduction and external rotation.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 15;26:235-237. Epub 2016 Jun 15.

School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Background: Electromagnetic palpation-digitization technique for measurement of innominate motion involves calculation of innominate rotation using the innominate vector length in the neutral (NEUT) and combined hip abduction and external rotation (HABER) test positions. The innominate vector length [i.e. Read More

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December 2016
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Reliability of lumbar movement dysfunction tests for chronic low back pain patients; methodological concerns to avoid misinterpretation.

Authors:
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Man Ther 2016 12 10;26:e4. Epub 2016 May 10.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Centre, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

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December 2016
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Evaluating the neck joint position sense error with a standard computer and a webcam.

Man Ther 2016 Dec 23;26:231-234. Epub 2016 Apr 23.

Recover Injury Research Centre, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Southport, QLD, Australia.

Joint Position Sense Error (JPSE) is a measure of cervical spine proprioception, and a simple method for measuring the JPSE could help in monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of rehabilitation of people with neck pain. In this study we demonstrate preliminary results of a method for measuring JPSE that does not require the participant to wear any equipment. Based on free publicly available head tracking software, compatible with any webcam, we developed a webpage which instructs the participant in performing a self-administered version of the test. Read More

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December 2016
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Can a professional development workshop with follow-up alter practitioner behaviour and outcomes for neck pain patients? A randomised controlled trial.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 23;25:87-93. Epub 2016 Jun 23.

The University of Queensland, Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, St Lucia, Queensland 4069, Australia.

Background: Continuing professional development (CPD) is a fundamental component of physiotherapy practice. Follow-up sessions provide opportunity for the refinement of skills developed during CPD workshops. However, it is necessary to identify if such opportunity translates to improved physiotherapist performance and patient outcomes. Read More

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September 2016
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Vibration sensibility of the median nerve in a population with chronic whiplash associated disorder: Intra- and inter-rater reliability study.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 15;25:81-6. Epub 2016 Jun 15.

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom.

Unlabelled: Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) grade II are the most prevalent group of whiplash patients seen on a regular basis by musculoskeletal physiotherapists. Impairment of vibration sensibility may be an early indicator of nerve pathology and it has previously been demonstrated in individuals with chronic WAD symptoms utilising vibrameters. A less expensive option, such the tuning fork (TF) may assist with these measures, but research regarding its measurement properties is lacking. Read More

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September 2016
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Effects of individualised directional preference management versus advice for reducible discogenic pain: A pre-planned secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 11;25:69-80. Epub 2016 Jun 11.

Low Back Research Team, College of Science, Health & Engineering, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3085, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Low back disorders are prevalent and directional preference management is a common treatment with mixed evidence for effectiveness.

Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of individualised directional preference management plus guideline-based advice versus advice alone in participants with reducible discogenic pain of 6-week to 6-month duration.

Design: Pre-planned secondary analysis of a multicentre, parallel group randomised controlled trial. Read More

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September 2016
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Immediate effects of whole-body vibration on neuromuscular performance of quadriceps and oscillation of the center of pressure: A randomized controlled trial.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 16;25:62-8. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

Department of Physiotherapy, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Laboratório de análise da Performance Neuromuscular (LAPERN), Av. Senador Salgado Filho, 3000, Campus Universitário, Lagoa Nova, Natal - RN, CEP 59.078-970, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Whole body vibration has become a popular practice in training and rehabilitation centers. Although proposed as a useful adjunct to improve various aspects of musculoskeletal function, its real benefits and immediate physiological responses are still uncertain.

Objectives: This study analyzed the immediate effects of whole-body vibration with two distinct frequencies on neuromuscular performance of the quadriceps femoris and in the postural control of healthy subjects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.06.005DOI Listing
September 2016
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A qualitative exploration of the factors influencing the job satisfaction and career development of physiotherapists in private practice.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 9;25:56-61. Epub 2016 Jun 9.

The University of Notre Dame Australia, 32 Mouat St, Fremantle, WA 6959, Australia.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate factors contributing to job satisfaction at different career stages, among private practice physiotherapists in Australia.

Design: Qualitative case study design utilising focus groups.

Participants: Sixteen participants allocated to 3 focus groups: new graduates (n = 6), post graduates (n = 5) and practice owners (n = 5). Read More

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September 2016
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Identification of factors influencing patient satisfaction with orthopaedic outpatient clinic consultation: A qualitative study.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 4;25:48-55. Epub 2016 Jun 4.

School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.

Background: In recent years, new models of health service delivery in orthopaedic outpatient clinics, including physiotherapists working in orthopaedic triage roles, have become increasingly common. Evaluation of patient satisfaction with orthopaedic clinic services is dependent on an understanding of factors influencing patient satisfaction in this clinical context.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to identify the factors influencing patient satisfaction with orthopaedic outpatient clinic services. Read More

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September 2016
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Does increased superficial neck flexor activity in the craniocervical flexion test reflect reduced deep flexor activity in people with neck pain?

Man Ther 2016 Sep 4;25:43-7. Epub 2016 Jun 4.

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK.

Background: The craniocervical flexion test assesses the deep cervical flexor muscles (longus capitis, longus colli). Ideally, electromyography (EMG) studies measure activity in both deep and superficial (sternocleidomastoid, anterior scalene) flexors during the test, but most studies confine recordings to superficial muscle activity as the technique to record the deep muscles is invasive. Higher activity of the superficial flexors has been interpreted as an indicator of reduced deep flexor activity in people with neck pain but how close the inverse relationship is during this test is unknown. Read More

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September 2016
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Effectiveness of scapula-focused approaches in patients with rotator cuff related shoulder pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 4;25:35-42. Epub 2016 Jun 4.

School of Health & Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK; Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK. Electronic address:

Background: Rotator cuff related shoulder pain (RCSP) is common with a range of conservative treatments currently offered. Evidence supporting superiority of one approach over another is lacking. Scapula focused approaches (SFA) are frequently prescribed and warrant investigation. Read More

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September 2016
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The validity of a clinical test for the diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 1;25:27-34. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

Physiotherapy Department, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK.

Background: The diagnosis and management of acquired lumbar spinal stenosis (ALSS) is an area of growing interest with an increase in its prevalence and detection in the older population.

Objectives: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of a modified extension test (MExT) for diagnosing ALSS in subjects aged fifty or over.

Methods: Symptomatic response of the bi-component MExT was evaluated and compared against magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in 30 subjects. Read More

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September 2016
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Validation of the movement system impairment-based classification in patients with knee pain.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 2;25:19-26. Epub 2016 Jun 2.

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Categorizing patients with knee pain problems based on pathoanatomical sources has not proved to be the most effective method for directing physical therapy interventions. Movement system impairment (MSI) classification system may be an alternative in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of patients with knee pain. No previous study has been conducted to validate the proposed system in these patients. Read More

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September 2016
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Instruction and feedback for conscious contraction of the abdominal muscles increases the scapular muscles activation during shoulder exercises.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 1;25:11-8. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Electronic address:

Purpose: The study aimed to investigate the effect of the instruction for conscious contraction of the abdominal muscles on the scapulothoracic muscles activation during shoulder exercises.

Design: Repeated measures design in a single group, pre-post instruction.

Methods: Sixty healthy male and female subjects (mean age 23. Read More

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September 2016
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How should we teach lumbar manipulation? A consensus study.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 28;25:1-10. Epub 2016 May 28.

Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 1540 East Alcazar Street, CHP-155, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA.

Background: Spinal manipulation is an effective intervention for low back pain, yet there is little consistency in how this skill is taught.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify what educators and clinicians believe are important characteristics of the patient and operator position prior to side-lying lumbar manipulation and the patient position and operator motion during the manipulative thrust.

Design: A multi-disciplinary correspondence-based Delphi method. Read More

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September 2016
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Risks in teaching manipulation techniques in master programmes.

Man Ther 2016 Sep 3;25:e1-4. Epub 2016 Jun 3.

Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, MOVE Research Institute, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

High Velocity Techniques (HVT) in the (high) cervical spine are part of the standard curricula of manual therapy educational programmes. Little is known about the risk or the presence of adverse events during skills training sessions. This article describes two cases of students with both being at risk for an adverse event; one with a congenital artery aberration and one with cancer in the high cervical region. Read More

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September 2016
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Efficacy of classification-specific treatment and adherence on outcomes in people with chronic low back pain. A one-year follow-up, prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial.

Man Ther 2016 Aug 19;24:52-64. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8502, 4444 Forest Park Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63108, USA; Department of Psychology, Washington University, Campus Box 1125, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63130, USA.

Background: It is unknown if low back pain (LBP) outcomes are enhanced by classification-specific treatment based on the Movement System Impairment classification system. The moderating effect of adherence to treatment also is unknown.

Objectives: Compare the efficacy of a classification-specific treatment (CS) and a non classification-specific (NCs) treatment and examine the moderating effect of adherence on outcomes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4921225PMC
August 2016
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Association between altered motor control of trunk muscles and head and neck injuries in elite footballers - An exploratory study.

Man Ther 2016 Aug 9;24:46-51. Epub 2016 May 9.

School of Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University, Banyo, 4014, Australia; Physiotherapy Department, The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, 4032, Australia.

Background: Head and neck injuries are common in football. Injuries such as concussion can have serious consequences. Previous studies have shown that size and function of trunk muscles are predictive of lower limb injuries in professional Australian Football League (AFL) players. Read More

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August 2016
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