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Physiotherapists' use of suprascapular nerve blocks: an online survey.

Physiotherapy 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Research Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom.

Background: There is some evidence to support the use of suprascapular nerve blocks (SSNBs) to manage shoulder pain. Although many patients with shoulder pain are referred to physiotherapy, there are no data describing whether physiotherapists currently use SSNBs for these patients.

Objective: To explore if physiotherapists who manage musculoskeletal shoulder pain are using SSNBs and identify, of those who responded to an online questionnaire, how commonplace this practice is in the United Kingdom (UK) DESIGN: An online, cross-sectional, questionnaire survey was developed for physiotherapists involved in the management of patients with shoulder pain. Read More

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January 2019

Predictors of upper limb spasticity after stroke? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Physiotherapy 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK. Electronic address:

Objective: To determine the predictive markers for the occurrence of upper limb spasticity in the first 12 months after stroke.

Data Sources: A systematic review was undertaken of the databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and PEDRO to 31st December 2017.

Study Selection: Non-experimental or experimental studies that included a control group with spasticity who did not receive an experimental intervention which investigated at least one variable (explanatory variable) measured at baseline against the development (or not) of spasticity at a future time point within 12 months post stroke were selected independently by two reviewers. Read More

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January 2019
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The effects of unimanual and bimanual massed practice on upper limb function in adults with cervical spinal cord injury: a systematic review.

Physiotherapy 2018 Oct 18. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Electronic address:

Background: Individuals with cervical spinal cord injury (cSCI) have identified improving upper limb function as their most important rehabilitation goal. Unimanual massed practice (UMP) and bimanual massed practice (BMP) may help achieve this.

Objectives: To evaluate and compare the effects of UMP and BMP on upper limb function in adults with cSCI. Read More

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October 2018

Participating in an exercise group after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is perceived to influence psychosocial factors and successful recovery: a focus group qualitative study.

Physiotherapy 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton, Darley Road, Eastbourne BN20 7UR, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Objectives: To explore the patients' experiences of participating in an exercise group following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR).

Design: Hermaneutic phenomenological qualitative study of two focus groups.

Setting: Outpatient care, private rehabilitation centre. Read More

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December 2018

Introduction of an innovative day surgery pathway for unicompartmental knee replacement: no need for early knee flexion.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 26;105(1):46-52. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, OX3 7HE, UK.

Objectives: To evaluate the introduction of an innovative rehabilitation protocol, delaying knee flexion, for patients receiving unicompartmental knee replacement.

Design: Longitudinal cohort.

Setting: Specialist Orthopaedic Unit within an NHS Foundation Trust. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2018.11.305DOI Listing

Biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle training in women with stress urinary incontinence: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 24;105(1):10-23. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Universidade Nove de Julho, Postgraduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, Physical Therapy Departament, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Several clinical effects have been attributed to the use of biofeedback (BF) as an adjuvant in the treatment of women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Objectives: To determine whether BF is more effective than other interventions for women with SUI in terms of quantification of urine leakage, episodes of urinary loss, quality of life and muscle strength.

Data Sources: Science Direct, Embase, MEDLINE, Pedro, SciELO, CINAHL and LILACS from January 2000 to February 2017. Read More

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Effectiveness of Mulligan's mobilization with movement techniques on pain and disability of peripheral joints: a systematic review with meta-analysis between 2008-2017.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 15;105(1):1-9. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Metropolitan College, Health Sciences Faculty, School of Physiotherapy, Athens, Greece - Franchised Institution with University of East London (UEL), London, UK; 401General Army Hospital of Athens, Pan. Kanellopoulou 1, Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

Background: The Mulligan method of manual therapy advocates the use of 'mobilization with movement (MWM)' techniques to effectively manage peripheral joint 'positional fault' dysfunctions.

Objectives: To provide an updated evidence-based systematic review and meta-analysis regarding the effectiveness of MWM techniques.

Data Sources: PubMed, EBSCOhost, PEDro, Cochrane Library and Google Scholar between 1st August 2008-31st August 2017. Read More

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March 2019
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Effect of 4 weeks of whole-body vibration training in treating stress urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery: a randomised controlled trial.

Physiotherapy 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Ahlia University, Manama, Bahrain; Department of Physical Therapy for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Background: Stress urinary incontinence is common in men after prostate cancer surgery. Rehabilitative interventions incorporate pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, lifestyle changes, or a combination of these strategies. However, little is known about the physiological impact of whole-body vibration for stress urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy. Read More

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September 2018
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Reliability and validity of the Four Square Step Test in patients with hip osteoarthritis before and after total hip replacement.

Physiotherapy 2018 Oct 15. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Physiotherapy Research Unit, Headington, Oxford, UK; Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Objective: To determine the validity and inter- and intra-rater reliability of the Four Square Step Test (FSST) in assessing gait performance, balance and physical function for patients with hip osteoarthritis before and after total hip replacement (THR).

Design: Observational, repeated measures.

Setting: A specialist orthopaedic hospital. Read More

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October 2018
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Models used for case-mix adjustment of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in musculoskeletal healthcare: A systematic review of the literature.

Physiotherapy 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom.

Background: Case-mix adjustment is an established method to take account of variations across cohorts in baseline patient factors, when comparing health outcomes. Although commonplace, there is a lack of evidence as to the most appropriate case-mix adjustment model to use to enable fair comparisons of PROM data in musculoskeletal services.

Objectives: To conduct a systematic review summarising evidence of the development, validation, and performance of musculoskeletal case-mix adjustment models, and to make recommendations for future methods. Read More

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November 2018
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Effectiveness of interventions for non-specific low back pain in older adults. A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Physiotherapy 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada; Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Objectives: Systematically review the literature about all available interventions to manage non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) in older adults (≥60 years).

Design: We searched the Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, LILACS, PEDro, and Cochrane CENTRAL databases reference lists for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) testing interventions for NSLBP. Two independent reviewers extracted data, assessed the risk of bias and completeness of the description of interventions. Read More

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November 2018
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Effects of exercise training in water and on land in patients with COPD: a randomised clinical trial.

Physiotherapy 2018 12 1;104(4):408-416. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Laboratory of Research in Respiratory Physiotherapy, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objectives: To compare the effects of two similar 6-month protocols of high-intensity exercise training, in water and on land, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Design: Randomised controlled trial.

Setting: University-based outpatient clinic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2017.10.009DOI Listing
December 2018
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Predictors for global perceived effect after physiotherapy in patients with neck pain: an observational study.

Physiotherapy 2018 12 24;104(4):400-407. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Objective: To investigate the prognostic importance of a number of sensorimotor and psychological factors for global perceived effect (GPE) after physiotherapy in patients with neck pain. In addition to baseline values, change scores were used as independent variables to identify treatment-modifiable factors.

Design: Clinical cohort study. Read More

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December 2018
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Effect of inspiratory rise time on sputum movement during ventilator hyperinflation in a test lung model.

Physiotherapy 2018 Aug 8. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Physiotherapy Programme, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK.

Objectives: Physiotherapists may use ventilator hyperinflation to enhance secretion clearance for intubated patients. This study investigated the effects of altering percentage inspiratory rise time (IRT) on sputum movement, ratio of peak inspiratory to expiratory flow rate (PIF:PEF ratio) and net peak expiratory flow (PEF) during ventilator hyperinflation in a test lung model.

Design: Laboratory-based bench study. Read More

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August 2018
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A survey of current management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) by physiotherapists' interested in vestibular rehabilitation in the UK.

Physiotherapy 2018 Sep 5. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Faculty of Health Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St. George's University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, United Kingdom.

Objectives: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of dizziness. Extensive research has identified the best assessment and treatment manoeuvres for each subtype of BPPV. Education in vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is inconsistent. Read More

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September 2018
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Kinesio Taping reduces pain and improves disability in low back pain patients: a randomised controlled trial.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 26;105(1):65-75. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

Physiotherapy Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objective: To investigate the effects of Kinesio Taping (KT) on chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP).

Design: Randomised controlled trial with intention-to-treat analysis.

Setting: University laboratory. Read More

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March 2019
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Quantifying postoperative mobilisation following oesophagectomy.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 16;105(1):126-133. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Electronic address:

Objective: Early mobilisation is in integral component of postoperative recovery following complex surgical procedures such as oesophageal cancer resections, however evidence to guide early mobilisation protocols in critical care settings is limited. Furthermore, little is known about actual mobilisation levels postoperatively. This study quantified postoperative mobilisation post- oesophagectomy and investigated barriers to mobility. Read More

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March 2019
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Positional changes in distance to the pleura and in muscle thickness for dry needling.

Physiotherapy 2018 Aug 18. Epub 2018 Aug 18.

Department of Exercise Sciences, Brigham Young University, United States.

Objective: This study was conducted to measure and to determine differences in tissue depth in the upper back for two prone positions and to stratify the results by body composition and sex of the patient. In addition, muscle thickness changes with positioning were assessed. This information is important for clinicians who dry needle in the thorax area, cognizant of the dangers of inadvertently piercing the pleura or lung tissue. Read More

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August 2018
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Decline in functional status after intensive care unit discharge is associated with ICU readmission: a prospective cohort study.

Physiotherapy 2018 Aug 2. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Department of Physiotherapy, Communication Science & Disorders, Occupational Therapy-Medical School of University of São Paulo, Rua Cipotânea, 51, Cidade Universitária, 05360-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objectives: To compare the functional status at intensive care unit (ICU) discharge of patients who were later readmitted to the ICU and patients discharged home and to verify whether a decline in functional status is associated with ICU readmission.

Design: Prospective cohort study.

Setting: ICU at a tertiary teaching hospital. Read More

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August 2018
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Prevalence, impact and specialised treatment of urinary incontinence in women with chronic lung disease.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 30;105(1):114-119. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

Physiotherapy Department, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; La Trobe/Alfred Health Clinical School, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Bowen Centre, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.

Objectives: To determine in women with clinically stable chronic lung disease (CLD) and healthy women; (1) prevalence of urinary incontinence; (2) risk factors for urinary incontinence; (3) effects of a standard course of specialised physiotherapy treatment (PT) in women with CLD.

Design: Prospective prevalence study; PT study in CLD subgroup.

Setting: Tertiary metropolitan public hospital. Read More

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March 2019
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Gait and balance one year after stroke; relationships with lesion side, subtypes of cognitive impairment and neuroimaging findings-a longitudinal, cohort study.

Physiotherapy 2018 Aug 3. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

Bærum Hospital, Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, 3004 Drammen, Norway. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aims of this study are to investigate impairments of balance and gait in various types of dementia and cognitive impairment, and neuroimaging correlates in patients one year after first-ever stroke or transient ischemic attack.

Design: This is a longitudinal cohort study.

Participants: 180 participants were included and a total of 156 participated in the assessments at the one-year follow-up. Read More

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August 2018
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Promoting high-quality physiotherapy to support Choosing Wisely recommendations.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 3;105(1):134-135. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval (CERSSPL-UL), Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation, Quebec, Quebec, G1J 0A4, Canada; Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry, 1050, Avenue de la Médecine, Université Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1V 0A6, Canada.

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March 2019
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Cultural empathy in physiotherapy students: a pre-test post-test study utilising virtual simulation.

Physiotherapy 2018 12 3;104(4):453-461. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

Faculty of Health, The University of Technology Sydney, 235 Jones St, PO Box 123, Ultimo, New South Wales 2007, Australia. Electronic address:

Objectives: To investigate how a virtual cultural simulation experience and guided reflection influenced physiotherapy students' intrapersonal and interpersonal cultural empathy, and to explore students' satisfaction with the learning experience.

Design: Three research arms within a single cohort: 1) pre-test post-test investigation of intrapersonal cultural empathy; 2) quasi-experimental investigation of interpersonal cultural empathy; 3) post-test measurement of satisfaction.

Setting: An Australian university. Read More

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December 2018
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A randomised controlled trial of wax baths as an additive therapy to hand exercises in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Physiotherapy 2018 Sep 5. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, UK; NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Centre, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, UK.

Objective: The musculoskeletal features of systemic sclerosis (SSc) are a major cause of disability, causing limitations to movement and function. The study aim was to compare the effects of daily hand exercises with or without daily home wax bath hand treatment in patients with SSc.

Design: Assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial of parallel group design. Read More

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September 2018
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A mixed methods exploration of physiotherapist's approaches to analgesic use among patients with hip osteoarthritis.

Physiotherapy 2018 Aug 17. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, David Weatherall Building, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Objective: To explore how physiotherapists currently address analgesic use among patients with hip osteoarthritis, and their beliefs about the acceptability of prescribing for these patients.

Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire was mailed to 3126 UK-based physiotherapists. Approaches to analgesic use among patients with hip osteoarthritis were explored using a case vignette. Read More

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August 2018
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50 years of randomised controlled trials published in the journal Physiotherapy: a review 1967 to 2017.

Physiotherapy 2018 12 24;104(4):359-366. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Department of Medicine, Division of Physiotherapy, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, James' Campus, Dublin 8, Ireland.

Background: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are described as the gold standard of investigative clinical research. Evidence based practice is critical to the physiotherapy profession, and it is therefore important to explore the research underpinning practice by examining published RCTs.

Objectives: The main aims of this review were to profile the quantity and quality of RCTs published in the journal Physiotherapy over the past 50 years. Read More

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December 2018
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Keeping physically active with rheumatoid arthritis: semi-structured interviews to explore patient perspectives, experiences and strategies.

Physiotherapy 2018 Sep 6. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Background: Regular physical activity is safe and beneficial for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but the majority of people with RA are less active than the general population and have a higher risk of co-morbidities. Exploring strategies used by physically active people with RA could inform effective methods to support those who are less active.

Objective: To explore the perspectives, experiences and strategies employed by people with RA who successfully engage with regular physical activity. Read More

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September 2018
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The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Adapted Index of Self-Efficacy (PRAISE) tool predicts reduction in sedentary time following pulmonary rehabilitation in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Physiotherapy 2019 03 3;105(1):90-97. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia; Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Melbourne, Australia; La Trobe University, 99 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address:

Objectives: To examine the predictive validity, minimal important difference (MID) and responsiveness of the PRAISE tool.

Design: Retrospective data analysis from HomeBase trial of home vs centre-based pulmonary rehabilitation.

Setting: Tertiary health service. Read More

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March 2019
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Individualised manual therapy plus guideline-based advice vs advice alone for people with clinical features of lumbar zygapophyseal joint pain: a randomised controlled trial.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 3;105(1):53-64. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

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

Objectives: To determine whether individualised manual therapy plus guideline-based advice results in superior outcomes to advice alone in participants with clinical features potentially indicative of lumbar zygapophyseal joint pain.

Design: Multi centre parallel group randomised controlled trial.

Setting: 14 physiotherapy clinics in Melbourne, Australia. Read More

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March 2019
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Treatment using 448kHz capacitive resistive monopolar radiofrequency improves pain and function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee joint: a randomised controlled trial.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 26;105(1):98-107. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

Department of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB, United Kingdom.

Objective: This study investigated whether capacitive resistive monopolar radiofrequency (CRMRF)-based treatment improves pain and function among patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Design And Setting: Three-group randomised controlled trial with concealed allocation, participant blinding and intention-to-treat analysis. Forty-five patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis, from the waiting list for physiotherapy at a local hospital were enrolled. Read More

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March 2019
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The reliability and validity of the Figure of 8 Walk test in older people with knee replacement: does the setting have an impact?

Physiotherapy 2019 03 25;105(1):76-83. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Physiotherapy Research Unit, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK.

Objective: To determine the reliability and validity of the Figure of 8 Walk test (F8W) for older people after knee replacement surgery in the home setting.

Design: Observational repeated measures.

Setting: A specialist orthopaedic hospital and participants homes. Read More

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March 2019
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Advocacy for use of the modified Iowa Level of Assistance Scale for clinical use in patients after hip replacement: an observational study.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 27;105(1):108-113. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Radboud University Medical Centre, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, IQ Healthcare, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Objectives: To test the internal consistency and item difficulty of the modified Iowa Level of Assistance Scale (mILAS).

Design: Retrospective observational study.

Setting: Two orthopaedic wards of two general hospitals. Read More

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March 2019
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Relationship between diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle (DRAM) and musculoskeletal dysfunctions, pain and quality of life: a systematic review.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 24;105(1):24-34. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition & Sport, School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia; School of Allied Health, Allied Health Clinical Research Office, Eastern Health, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle (DRAM) is common during and after pregnancy.

Objectives: To determine the association between: the presence of DRAM and low back pain, lumbo-pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, abdominal muscle performance or health-related quality of life; and between DRAM width and severity of these outcomes.

Data Sources: Six electronic databases (EMBASE, Medline, CINAHL, PUBMED, AMED and PEDro). Read More

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March 2019
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Should UK based Physiotherapists Choose Wisely?

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Graham Copnell

Physiotherapy 2018 12 25;104(4):395-399. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Professional Health Sciences, University of East London, Stratford, London, E15 4LZ, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

In 2012 the Choose Wisely campaign was launched in the United States in order to address concerns regarding medicalisation, over diagnosis and medical consumerism. The campaign has now spread internationally and includes a number of countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany. The primary aim of the campaign is to facilitate healthcare professionals and patients to question the overall utility of medical interventions. Read More

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December 2018
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Response to Letter to the Editor re 'Exploring the experiences and implementing strategies for physiotherapy students who perceive they have been bullied or harassed on clinical placements: participatory action research'.

Physiotherapy 2018 09 22;104(3):357. Epub 2017 Jul 22.

Faculty of Health, Social care and Education, Kingston & St George's Joint Faculty, St Georges Hospital Campus, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK.

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September 2018
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A qualitative exploration of the views and experiences of women with Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain.

Physiotherapy 2018 09 22;104(3):338-346. Epub 2018 May 22.

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Objectives: To explore the views and experiences of women with Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PPGP), and to inform the design and development of a subsequent feasibility study.

Design: Using a philosophical stance of pragmatism, one-to-one audio recorded semi-structured interviews were used. All interviews were conducted once by a male interviewer, and analysed using an interpretive thematic data analytic approach through five steps: transcription, precoding, coding, categorisation and theme generation, with reflexivity adopted throughout the data synthesis process. Read More

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September 2018
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No increase in 6-week treatment effect of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy with the use of the LUMOback in people with non-acute non-specific low back pain and a directional preference of extension: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

Physiotherapy 2018 09 8;104(3):347-353. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Electronic address:

Objectives: To pilot the methods for a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to investigate whether the treatment effect of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is enhanced with the LUMOback.

Design: Assessor blinded RCT with 3 and 6-week follow-ups.

Setting: An outpatient clinic. Read More

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September 2018
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Effectiveness of physiotherapy with telerehabilitation in surgical patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Physiotherapy 2018 09 19;104(3):277-298. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Department of Rehabilitation, Amsterdam Movement Sciences, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Amsterdam Center for Innovative Health Practice (ACHIEVE), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Over the last few years, telerehabilitation services have developed rapidly, and patients value benefits such as reduced travelling barriers, flexible exercise hours, and the possibility to better integrate skills into daily life. However, the effects of physiotherapy with telerehabilitation on postoperative functional outcomes compared with usual care in surgical populations are still inconclusive.

Objectives: To study the effectiveness of physiotherapy with telerehabilitation on postoperative functional outcomes and quality of life in surgical patients. Read More

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September 2018
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Quality of web-based information for osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study.

Physiotherapy 2018 09 21;104(3):318-326. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Department of Allied Health Professions, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Electronic address:

Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition that affects over 8.75 million people in the UK. Approximately 43% of people in the UK search for health and medical information online. Read More

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September 2018
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Effects of orthopaedic manual therapy in knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Physiotherapy 2018 09 2;104(3):264-276. Epub 2018 Jun 2.

Center for Rehabilitation Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: This systematic review to aimed to evaluate the effects of orthopaedic manual therapy (OMT) on pain, improving function, and physical performance in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Data Sources: Four databases (PubMed, Web of Science, CENTRAL, and CINAHL) were searched.

Study Selection: Trials were required to compare OMT alone or OMT in combination with exercise therapy, with exercise therapy alone or control. Read More

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September 2018
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Impact of pain in overweight to morbidly obese women: preliminary findings of a cross-sectional study.

Physiotherapy 2018 12 19;104(4):417-423. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Objectives: To evaluate the effect of body mass index (BMI) on the prevalence, intensity and interference of pain in women, and how it affects quality of life and level of physical activity; and to determine independent predictors of pain intensity.

Design: Cross-sectional observational study.

Settings: Obesity treatment clinic, community and university laboratory. Read More

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December 2018
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Development of ProFibro - a mobile application to promote self-care in patients with fibromyalgia.

Physiotherapy 2018 09 20;104(3):311-317. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Department of Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine of the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic syndrome characterised by chronic widespread pain, often associated with fatigue, unrefreshed sleep and cognitive problems. Effective management of fibromyalgia requires a proactive approach in which the patient takes responsibility for self-care. The purpose of this research was to develop an application (app) for promoting self-care as a complementary Mobile Health resource to physical therapy in the management of fibromyalgia. Read More

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September 2018
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Minimal change in physical activity after lower limb joint arthroplasty, but the outcome measure may be contributing to the problem: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Physiotherapy 2019 03 24;105(1):35-45. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia; South West Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Health Research, Sydney, Australia.

Background: The literature pertaining to changes in physical activity (PA) in people who have undergone lower limb arthroplasty is controversial, but it is unknown whether this is due to participant characteristics or how physical activity is measured.

Objectives: To determine whether PA changes after total knee or hip arthroplasty and what explains contradictory results between different published studies.

Data Sources: Five online databases were searched for keywords and MeSH headings. Read More

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March 2019
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To what extent do current total hip and knee replacement patient information resources adhere to enhanced recovery after surgery principles?

Physiotherapy 2018 09 25;104(3):327-337. Epub 2018 May 25.

Orthopaedic Research Institute, Bournemouth University, 6th Floor, Executive Business Centre, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB, UK. Electronic address:

Objectives: Total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) are two of the most common orthopaedic surgeries that occur in the United Kingdom (UK) annually. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programmes aim to decrease convalescence across procedures. It has been highlighted that post operative physiotherapy routines may not contain the correct ingredients for promoting acceleration of return to function. Read More

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September 2018
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'If you can't help me, so help me God I will cut it off myself…' The experience of living with knee pain: a qualitative meta-synthesis.

Physiotherapy 2018 09 21;104(3):299-310. Epub 2018 Apr 21.

School of Health Professions, University of Plymouth, Peninsula Allied Health Centre, Derriford Road, Derriford, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8BH, UK.

Objective: To identify and explore the feelings and experiences of people living with knee pain as a precursor to exploring how this might contribute to improved care in the future.

Design: The qualitative meta-synthesis was undertaken in three parts (1) a systematic search of the literature, (2) a critical appraisal of the relevant studies and (3) meta-aggregation of the findings from the selected studies. A qualitative meta-synthesis is a process that enables researchers to answer a specific research question by combining and summarising a variety of qualitative sources. Read More

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September 2018
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Unipedal balance test for older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies providing normative data.

Physiotherapy 2018 12 20;104(4):376-382. Epub 2018 Apr 20.

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Campbell University, Lillington, NC, 27546, USA.

Background: The unipedal balance test (UBT) is widely used with older adults, but interpreting performance on the test requires the availability of normative values.

Objective: To use meta-analysis to provide normative values for the UBT for adults ≥60years.

Data Sources: Electronic searches of PubMed, CINAHL, and Scopus as well as hand searches. Read More

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December 2018
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Use of thoracic ultrasound by physiotherapists: a scoping review of the literature.

Physiotherapy 2018 12 2;104(4):367-375. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Allied Health Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Background: Use of diagnostic thoracic ultrasound (TUS) in medical professions to examine the pleura, lung parenchyma and diaphragm is gaining in popularity, however the ways in which physiotherapists are using TUS is unclear.

Objective: The aim of this scoping review is to gain an understanding of the emerging evidence base surrounding physiotherapy use of TUS to inform research and clinical practice.

Data Sources: A systematic search was conducted of the following databases: Cochrane, EPPI centre, PROSPERO, Medline, CINAHL, AMED, EMBASE, HMIC, and BNI. Read More

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December 2018
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Do patients with migraine experience an increased prevalence of falls and fear of falling? A cross-sectional study.

Physiotherapy 2018 12 15;104(4):424-429. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Department of Biomechanics, Medicine and Locomotor Apparatus Rehabilitation, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

Objective: To assess the prevalence of falls and fear of falling in patients with migraine compared with controls.

Design: Cross-sectional.

Setting: Tertiary headache clinic. Read More

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December 2018
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The Berg Balance Scale as a clinical screening tool to predict fall risk in older adults: a systematic review.

Physiotherapy 2018 12 15;104(4):383-394. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Master's and Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy, Universidade Cidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Master's and Doctoral Programs in Gerontology, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) is often used in clinical practice to predict falls in the older adults. However, there is no consensus in research regarding its ability to predict falls.

Objective: To verify whether the BBS can predict falls risk in older adults. Read More

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December 2018
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