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Using the value-based care paradigm to compare physical therapy access to care models in cervical spine radiculopathy: a case report.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 18:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

b Intermountain Healthcare , East Murray , UT , USA.

Background: The efficiency and effectiveness of multiple physical therapy care delivery models can be measured using the value-based care paradigm. Entering physical therapy through direct access can decrease health-care utilization and improve patient outcomes. Limited evidence exists which compares direct access physical therapy to referral using the value-based care paradigm specific to cervical spine radiculopathy. Read More

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February 2019

Effect of airway clearance techniques in patients experiencing an acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis: a systematic review.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 18:1-16. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

a Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine , Bond University , Robina , QLD , Australia.

Background: Airway clearance techniques (ACTs) are recommended for people with bronchiectasis both in stable state and during an acute exacerbation. Research has previously investigated ACTs for individuals in a stable state, but the safety and efficacy of ACTs during an acute exacerbation has not been reviewed.

Methods: A systematic review was completed for studies of ACTs undertaken in adults and children experiencing an acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis. Read More

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February 2019

Feasibility and informativeness of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale with patients with Parkinson's disease.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 15:1-4. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

a Department of Physical Therapy , College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Campbell University , Buies Creek , NC , USA.

Introduction: The primary purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and informativeness of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) for identifying activities that persons with Parkinson disease (PD) self-identified as difficult.

Method: Informativeness was investigated by cross-referencing the identified activities with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF), the Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS), and Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39). Twenty-eight individuals with PD (Hoehn & Yahr stage 1-4) completed the PSFS. Read More

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February 2019

The effect of visual feedback on people suffering from chronic back and neck pain - a systematic review.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 13:1-12. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

a Institute of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences , Zurich University of Applied Sciences , Winterthur , Switzerland.

Objectives: Visual feedback as an intervention for people suffering from chronic back or chronic neck pain is a novel approach based on the person's perception of the painful body part. Visual feedback is an innovative therapeutic approach whose effects have not yet been systematically reviewed specifically for people with chronic back or chronic neck pain. Therefore, a systematic review was performed on the literature to evaluate the effects of visual feedback on pain intensity in people with chronic back or neck pain. Read More

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February 2019

Effects of elastic band exercise on the frailty states in pre-frail elderly people.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 11:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

a Rehabilitation Department , North China University of Science and Technology , Tangshan , Hebei , China.

Objective: To discuss the effects of elastic band exercise on the frailty states in pre-frail elderly people.

Methods: This study was a randomized controlled trial. Trial registration number is ChiCTR-IOC-17012579. Read More

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February 2019
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Which ICU patients benefit most from inspiratory muscle training? Retrospective analysis of a randomized trial.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 9:1-6. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

f Intensive Care Unit , Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital , Brisbane , Australia.

Background: Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) increases inspiratory muscle strength and improves quality of life in intensive care unit (ICU) patients who have been invasively mechanically ventilated for ≥7 days. The purpose of this study was to identify which patients benefit most from IMT following weaning from mechanical ventilation.

Methods: Secondary analysis of a randomized trial of supervised daily IMT in 70 patients (mean age 59 years) in a 31-bed ICU was carried out. Read More

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February 2019

Concurrent validity of the Groningen Meander Walking and Timed Up and Go tests in older adults with dementia.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 9:1-6. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

d Department of Physical Therapy , Angelo State University , San Angelo , Texas , USA.

Background And Purpose: The Groningen Meander Walking time (GMW-sec) test has not been clinically validated as a feasible assessment to test functional mobility skills. The purpose of this study was to determine the concurrent validity of the GMW-sec test with the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test in older adults with dementia.

Methods: This study included a cross-sectional and between subjects design with one factor, which had three different levels of group. Read More

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February 2019
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Minimal physical therapy utilization compared with higher physical therapy utilization for patients with low back pain: a systematic review.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 9:1-22. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

e Department of Physical Therapy , University of the Pacific, Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences , Stockton , CA , USA.

Aim: Currently there is a large and perhaps unwarranted variation regarding physical therapy utilization for individuals with low back pain (LBP).  The purpose of this systematic review was to compare the effects of minimal physical therapy utilization/education (two visits or less) versus typical physical therapy utilization (three visits or more) on patient-important outcomes for patients with LBP.

Methods: Two independent reviewers searched Cochrane, Medline, CINAHL, Web of Science, and PEDro from database inception until March 2017. Read More

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February 2019
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Intra- and inter-raters reliability and agreement of stimulus electrodiagnostic tests with two different electrodes in sedated critically ill patients.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 9:1-10. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

b College of Ceilândia, Centro Metropolitano , University of Brasília , Brasília , Federal District , Brazil.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to verify the intra- and inter-rater reliability and agreement of the stimulus electrodiagnostic test (SET) measurements obtained by pen and square electrodes in the vastus lateralis and tibialis anterior muscles.

Design: An intra- and inter-rater reliability and agreement study was performed for the SET by two independent raters. Two different sizes of cathode electrodes (1 cm and 25 cm) and two muscles were assessed (tibialis anterior and vastus lateralis). Read More

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February 2019

The perceptions of older adults living with chronic musculoskeletal pain about participating in an intervention based on a behavioral medicine approach to physical therapy.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 7:1-12. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

b Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences , OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University , Oslo , Norway.

Background: There is evidence that interventions based on a behavioral medicine approach to physical therapy (BMPI) are beneficial for older adults living with chronic pain; however, knowledge of the perceptions of older people regarding their participation in BMPI is lacking.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the perceptions of older people about being participants in a home-based BMPI.

Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 older adults living with chronic pain and participating in a BMPI. Read More

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February 2019
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Effect of acute experimental hand pain on left-right discrimination response latency for hand recognition.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 6:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

b Health, Education and Community , Unitec Institute of Technology , Auckland , New Zealand.

Background: Recent work has indicated that acute experimental pain affects left-right discrimination latency. This phenomenon highlights an effect of pain on the cortex that may have significant clinical importance in the form of pain state assessment. However, to date only limited study has further qualified this effect. Read More

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February 2019
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Treatment of shoulder pathologies based on irritability: a case series.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 5:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

a PT Solutions Physical Therapy , Atlanta , GA , USA.

Study Design: Case Series.

Background: Shoulder pain is a prevalent problem in health care. Traditionally, treatment is based on a pathoanatomical diagnosis determined through the use of special tests. Read More

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February 2019
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Hip exercises improve intravaginal squeeze pressure in older women.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 1:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program , San Diego State University , San Diego , CA , USA.

Objective: Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT), an accepted treatment for incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction, has good evidence, though it is unknown if adjunct therapies can be useful. Strengthening the obturator internus (OI), along with other hip external rotator muscles, may help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) through fascial attachment. We hypothesized that strengthening the hip external rotators will improve intravaginal squeeze pressure in older women. Read More

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February 2019

Influence of timing protocols and distance covered on the outcomes of the 10-meter walk test.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 1:1-6. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

a School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences , Khon Kaen University , Khon Kaen , Thailand.

Background: The 10-meter walk test (10MWT) is commonly used to reflect a walking speed, health status, and functional ability of many individuals. However, the test is currently applied using various timing protocols and distance covered that may affect data interpretation with a standard value, and comparisons among the studies.

Objective: This study investigated the influence of timing protocols and distance covered on the outcomes of the 10MWT in 78 participants who walked at various speeds, including healthy adults (n = 33), healthy elderly (n = 29), and clinical samples with impaired walking ability (walked slower than 0. Read More

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February 2019

A comparison of glenohumeral joint translation between young and older asymptomatic adults using ultrasonography: a secondary analysis.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Feb 1:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

a Department of Pharmacy and Applied Science , La Trobe University , Bendigo , VIC , Australia.

Background: The rotator cuff muscles are subject to age-related changes, but the effect of aging on glenohumeral joint stability is poorly understood.

Objectives: This study aimed to compare glenohumeral joint translation in asymptomatic young and older people.

Methods: Twenty young (23. Read More

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February 2019

A Japanese version of the Patient Attitudes and Beliefs Scale for patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 29:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

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

Background: The Patient Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (PABS) is a self-reporting questionnaire with 12 items on a 5-point Likert scale for patient's attitude towards shared decision making but its adaptation into Japanese has not been undertaken.

Objectives: To develop a Japanese version of the PABS (PABS-J) through translation into Japanese and evaluation of an appropriate scoring system and unidimensionality using Rasch analysis and test-retest reliability.

Design: This study included a cross-cultural validation step and investigations of questionnaire validity and reliability. Read More

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January 2019

Increased physical activity post-exacerbation is associated with decreased systemic inflammation in cystic fibrosis - An observational study.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 27:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

a Menzies Health Institute School of Allied Health Sciences , Griffith University , Southport , QLD , Australia.

Background And Objective: We assessed whether measured physical activity in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) following in-hospital treatment for an acute exacerbation was impacted by levels of systemic and airway inflammation, and whether physical activity post-discharge predicted for time to next pulmonary exacerbation.

Methods: Adults with CF were included following hospitalization for a pulmonary exacerbation, and were followed for 12 months. Inflammatory markers and physical activity were measured immediately post-discharge via sputum and plasma concentrations of interleukin-6, interleukin-8, and tumor necrosis factor-α. Read More

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January 2019

Laterality judgment performance between people with chronic pain and pain-free individuals. A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 27:1-21. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

a Physiotherapy Department , University of Witwatersrand , Johannesburg , South Africa.

Background: Treatment of chronic pain is challenging and there is often failure of recovery, with the need to look at different approaches in its management. Central mechanisms may contribute to chronicity (i.e. Read More

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January 2019
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Balance problems and dizziness after neck surgery - associations with pain and health-related quality of life.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 27:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

a Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy , Linköping University , Linköping , Sweden.

Introduction: Symptoms of dizziness or imbalance are often present in individuals with a variety of neck-disorders. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of patient-reported balance problems and dizziness 10-13 years after surgery for cervical degenerative disc disease; evaluate associations with neck pain and health-related quality of life; and investigate how these individuals described dizziness.

Material And Methods: Sixty-eight individuals, 10 years or more after anterior cervical decompression and fusion surgery, who previously participated in a randomized controlled trial were included. Read More

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January 2019
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The use of motor learning and neural plasticity in rehabilitation for ataxic hemiparesis: A case report.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 27:1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

b Physical Therapy, Mayo Clinic , College of Medicine and Science , Rochester , MN , USA.

Background And Purpose: Although the principles of neural plasticity for stroke rehabilitation are well established, specific intervention plans for patients with ataxia following a lacunar infarct are not well described. The purpose of this case report is to describe the intervention program for a patient with ataxic hemiparesis based on principles of motor learning and neural plasticity.

Case Description: An 83-year-old, socially active male presented to the emergency department with right-sided upper extremity weakness and ataxia. Read More

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January 2019

The addition of three new items in the Adapted Manual Wheelchair Circuit improves the discrimination between different levels of spinal cord injury.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 27:1-11. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

a College of Physical Education , Universidade de Brasilia (UnB) , Brasília/DF , Brazil.

Purpose: To determine whether the inclusion of three additional items improved the discriminative capacity of the Adapted Manual Wheelchair Circuit (AMWC).

Design: Cross-sectional study.

Methods: A total of 126 men (median age 28. Read More

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January 2019

Assessment of the coronal plane trunk symmetry in children.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 27:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

a Faculty of Physical Education , Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw , Warsaw , Poland.

Objective: To present the use of Posterior Trunk Symmetry Index (POTSI) and Anterior Trunk Symmetry Index (ATSI) for the assessment of the coronal plane trunk symmetry in children; to compare the two measures in individual subjects and to evaluate the possible association of each measure with gender and age (<6 vs. >6 years).

Methods: Trunk photographs in uncorrected standing position were taken and analyzed to calculate POTSI and ATSI from measurements in 50 healthy children (64% girls), mean age 7. Read More

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January 2019
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NanoRehab: from macro to 10 realm - an editorial.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jun 27;35(6):505-506. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

d Department of Physical Therapy , Augusta University , Augusta , GA , USA.

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Laser testing for upper extremity proprioceptive deficits following rotator cuff injury: two case reports.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 24:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

a Brooks Rehabilitation , Jacksonville , FL , USA.

Background: Rotator cuff (RTC) dysfunction incidence ranges from 7% to 25% in the general population with a high recurrence rate. RTC musculature plays a significant role in dynamic stability of the glenohumeral joint with damage to these structures associated with proprioceptive impairments. Impaired proprioception has been linked to increased injury risk in other body regions; however, similar relationships with the upper extremity have not been extensively evaluated. Read More

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January 2019
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Physical therapist's clinical reasoning in patients with gait impairments from hemiplegia.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 24:1-11. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

b Department of Physical Therapy , University of Texas Medical Branch , Galveston , TX , USA.

Background: During stroke rehabilitation, physical therapists (PTs) perform gait analysis and design treatments based on this analysis.

Objectives: To investigate the current trends in PTs clinical reasoning in assessing and managing gait in persons with hemiplegia.

Design: A qualitative study using a phenomenological approach using a semi-structured interview protocol with FG. Read More

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January 2019
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The effects of various respiratory physiotherapies after lung resection: a systematic review.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 24:1-19. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

a Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy , Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) , Aarhus N ., Denmark.

Purpose: The purpose of this review was to investigate the effect of respiratory physiotherapy after lung resection on mortality, postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC), length of stay, lung volumes, and adverse events.

Material And Methods: Randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials were searched in CENTRAL, PubMed, EMBASE, Cinahl, PEDro, and hand searching of related studies. Various respiratory physiotherapy interventions were compared to standard care, sham treatment, or no treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2018.1564095DOI Listing
January 2019
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Service dissatisfaction and non-attendance in physiotherapy student-led clinics: a qualitative study.

Authors:
Roma Forbes

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 24:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

a School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences , University of Queensland , St Lucia, Brisbane , QLD , Australia.

Background And Purpose: Student-led physiotherapy clinics are a valuable means for providing education opportunities and cost-effective services to the public. Service dissatisfaction is an important construct in understanding how student-led services can maximize patient care and minimize non-attendance while maintaining effective learning environments.

Design: A qualitative interview design was used with semi-structured interviews. Read More

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January 2019
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Feasibility of computerized adventitious respiratory sounds to assess the effects of airway clearance techniques in patients with bronchiectasis.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 23:1-11. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

b Lab 3R - Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation Laboratory, School of Health Sciences (ESSUA) , University of Aveiro, Agras do Crasto - Campus Universitário de Santiago , Aveiro , Portugal.

Objective: To examine the feasibility of adventitious respiratory sound (ARS) as an outcome measure to assess the effects of airway clearance techniques (ACTs) in outpatients with bronchiectasis.

Methods: ARS were registered pre/post four ACTs sessions. Clinical outcomes included: number of crackles (coarse and fine), number of wheezes (monophonic and polyphonic), wheezes occupation rate (%) and sputum quantity. Read More

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January 2019
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Scapula muscle exercises using the Neurac technique for a patient after radical dissection surgery: a case report.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 21:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

b Department of Physical Therapy, College of Biomedical Science and Engineering , INJE University , Gimhae , South Korea.

Background: After radical neck dissection, spinal accessory nerve damage can result in scapular muscle weakness, which causes shoulder pain, dysfunction, and a limited range of motion (ROM); scapular muscle strengthening exercises are used to reduce these symptoms. This report focuses on the importance of trapezius and serratus anterior strength exercises to reduce symptoms after radical neck dissection.

Case Description: The patient was a 30-year-old female who had received radical neck dissection 3 years previously. Read More

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January 2019
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Balance training versus balance training and foot and ankle mobilization: a pilot randomized trial in community-dwelling older adults.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 17:1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

a Department of Physiotherapy , University of Valencia , Valencia , Spain.

Background: Balance limitations and foot and ankle problems are common in older adults.

Objective: To determine the impact of augmented balance training with foot and ankle mobilizations (FAMs) on balance in older adults.

Methods: Two-arm pilot randomized trial. Read More

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January 2019
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Exercise adherence: beliefs of adults with knee osteoarthritis over 2 years.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 17:1-16. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

d Department of Physical Therapy , MGH Institute of Health Professions , Boston , MA , USA.

Exercise is an established treatment to alleviate pain and improve function among adults with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). However, long-term adherence to exercise is poor and effective approaches to support adherence are limited. Here, we report on an ancillary study to a randomized controlled trial (RCT) where the primary outcome was 2-year adherence to a home based strength-training program. Read More

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January 2019
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Application of ICF conceptual framework in Osteoporosis.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 10:1-11. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

c Physical Therapy and Surgery , Western University , London , Ontario , Canada.

Background: Osteoporosis (OP) is a metabolic bone disease defined by low bone strength and deterioration of bone tissue, which has wide clinical presentations. The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) provides a common language, classification system, and conceptual framework to describe the consequences of health conditions in terms of body function and structure, activities and participation, environmental and personal factors.

Objectives: The ICF conceptual framework was used, in this paper, to integrate OP research-based knowledge into clinical application using clinical vignettes. Read More

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January 2019
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Association between contextual and clinical factors and disability in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Physiother Theory Pract 2019 Jan 10:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

b Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery , Hospital das Clínicas, Federal University of Minas Gerais , Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) develops as a multifaceted and complex disorder, with clinical and functional repercussions.

Objective: To investigate the association among contextual factors (personal and environmental) and clinical features and the disability of COPD patients, with emphasis on activity and social participation.

Methods: A cross-sectional study with stable COPD participants (n = 47) was conducted to assess personal and clinical characteristics, activity of daily living using the London Chest Activity of Daily Living scale (LCADL), disability by the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2. Read More

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January 2019
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The physical therapist informatician as an enabler of capacity in a data-driven environment: an administrative case report.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Dec 27:1-11. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

b Department of Physical Therapy , Springfield College , Springfield , MA , USA.

Background And Purpose: Many professions including nursing and medicine have developed subspecialties in the field of clinical informatics to assist in the management of patient outcomes. This report describes the development of a physical therapist-informatician (PT-I) that occurred concurrently with the introduction of an electronic health record (EHR).

Case Description: A physical therapist supervisor participated in professional development to become a full-time PT-I within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (DPMR) of an academic medical center. Read More

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December 2018
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The treatment of central sensitization in an adolescent using pain neuroscience education and graded exposure to activity: A case report.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Dec 12:1-11. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

b Intermountain Healthcare , Orem Community Hospital , Orem , UT , USA.

Chronic pain affects 1.7 million children in the United States, and its effects often linger into adulthood. Unfortunately, chronic pediatric pain is often undertreated. Read More

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December 2018
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Clinical decision making and application of an active rehabilitation program for a person with the neuromuscular symptoms of Allgrove syndrome: a case report.

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Joseph T Adams

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Dec 3:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Rusk Rehabilitation, Clinical Instructor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine NYU School of Medicine , NYU Langone Health , New York , NY , USA.

Background: Allgrove syndrome is a multisystem disorder first described in 1978 and is classically associated with esophageal achalasia, alacrima, and adrenal insufficiency. Allgrove syndrome is caused by homozygous and/or compound heterozygous mutations on Chromosome 12q13, designated as "AAA" (Achalasia, Addisonianism Alacrima). AAA encodes the protein ALADIN (Alacrima, Achalasia, aDrenal Insufficiency Neurologic disorder), a member of the nuclear porin family forming the nuclear pore complex. Read More

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December 2018
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The effects of dual task gait and balance training in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Dec 3:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Laboratory of Motor Behavior, School of Physical Education and Sport , University of São Paulo , São Paulo , Brazil.

In patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), the ability to perform simultaneous tasks may be impaired. However, there is no consensus as to whether the strategy of use dual task (DT) should be used with PD patients during gait and balance training because DT can increase the risk of falls. Therefore, it is necessary to critically analyze the relevant studies and evaluate the indications for the use of DT and its effects as a therapeutic strategy. Read More

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December 2018
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The clinical application of pain neuroscience, graded motor imagery, and graded activity with complex regional pain syndrome-A case report.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Nov 30:1-13. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

d Phileo Health , Altoona , WI , USA.

Background: Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that physical therapists may encounter in an outpatient orthopedic setting. In physical therapy (PT) treatment of CRPS addresses pain and the changes observed in the brain through the use of graded motor imagery (GMI).

Case Description: A 57-year-old female presented to an outpatient PT clinic with CRPS type 1. Read More

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November 2018
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Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Chelsea Critical Care Physical Assessment tool into Danish.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Nov 30:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

a Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy , Aarhus University Hospital , Aarhus , Denmark.

Purpose: The aim of the study was to validate the Chelsea Critical Care Physical Assessment Tool (CPAx) in Danish, including translation, cross-cultural adaptation and evaluation of clinemetric properties.

Method: International recommendations for translation and cross-cultural adaptation of outcome measures were followed. Physiotherapists with ICU experience investigated the clinemetric properties of the Danish CPAx version among 30 critically ill patients at three different ICUs. Read More

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November 2018
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"When what is taken for granted disappears": women's experiences and perceptions after a cardiac event.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Nov 26:1-11. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

a Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy , Oslo Metropolitan University , Oslo , Norway.

Background And Purpose: On entering Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR), the female cardiac population shows greater fear of overexertion and sense of uncertainty than similarly affected men. The purpose of this study was to explore how women experienced the recovery process after a cardiac event and what impact the event had on bodily experiences.

Methods: A qualitative, descriptive design, inspired by a phenomenological approach. Read More

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November 2018
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Muscle stretching changes neuromuscular function involved in ankle stability.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Nov 26:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

b Laboratory of Biomechanics, School of Physical Education and Sport , University of São Paulo (USP) , Brasil.

It has been postulated that the mechanical and neurophysiological effects induced by stretching decrease maximal muscle strength and power. Additionally, the reduction in neural input and muscle stiffness can affect the joint stabilization process. However, there is no evidence available to support this hypothesis. Read More

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November 2018
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Responsiveness of a Persian version of Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and Tegner activity scale in athletes with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction following physiotherapy treatment.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Nov 23:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

c Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Center , Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences , Ahvaz , Iran.

Purpose: To evaluate the responsiveness and determine the minimal clinically important changes (MCICs), anchored by the patient response to a 7-point global rating scale, for Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), and Tegner activity scale in athletes undergoing physiotherapy treatment after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R).

Methods: Fifty-four patients undergoing physiotherapy completed the Persian versions of KOOS and Tegner scales at weeks 6 and 10 post ACL-R. The 7-point global rating of change was also completed at week 10. Read More

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November 2018
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Lower limb joint moments on the fast belt contribute to a reduction of step length asymmetry over ground after split-belt treadmill training in stroke: A pilot study.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Oct 25:1-11. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

a Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation (CRIR), Institut de Réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay de Montréal (IRGLM) , CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal , Québec , Canada.

The main goal was to investigate changes in muscle activity and joint moments related to step length (SL) symmetry improvements in individuals poststroke following repeated split-belt treadmill (SBT) walking. Twelve individuals with a first unilateral cerebral stroke presenting initial SL asymmetry (ratio = 1.10-2. Read More

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October 2018
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Evidence-based management of patients with vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance at an Australian metropolitan health service: an observational study of clinical practice.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Oct 17:1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

a Department of Physiotherapy, Western Health , Sunshine Hospital , St Albans , Victoria , Australia.

Aim: To determine whether patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with possible benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) are managed in accordance with best practice guidelines, and whether physiotherapists are involved in their care.

Design: Retrospective observational study.

Participants: Ninety-six consecutive patients presenting to one of three EDs with vertigo, dizziness or imbalance symptoms documented at triage. Read More

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October 2018
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Neuromuscular electrical stimulation combined with exercise decreases duration of mechanical ventilation in ICU patients: A randomized controlled trial.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Oct 15:1-9. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

a Physical Therapy Department , University of Brasilia , Brasilia , Brazil.

Background: Early mobilization can be employed to minimize the duration of intensive care. However, a protocol combining neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) with early mobilization has not yet been tested in ICU patients. Our aim was to assess the efficacy of NMES, exercise (EX), and combined therapy (NMES + EX) on duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) in critically ill patients. Read More

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October 2018
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Manual therapy and early return to sport in football players with adductor-related groin pain: A prospective case series.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Oct 11:1-10. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

c Sports Rehabilitation and Manual Therapy , Physiotherapy Dukenburg Nijmegen , Nijmegen , Netherlands.

Objectives: To study the clinical course including return to sport success rates of football players with adductor-related groin pain (ARGP) after manual therapy of the adductor muscles.

Design: Prospective case series.

Methods: Thirty-four football players with ARGP with median pre-injury Tegner scores of 9 (IQR 25-75: 9-9) were treated with manual therapy of the adductor muscles. Read More

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October 2018
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The impact of therapeutic alliance in physical therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A systematic review of the literature.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Sep 28:1-13. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

f Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, Department of Orthopaedics , Duke University , Durham , NC , USA.

Objective: To systematically determine the specific impact of therapeutic alliance (TA) on chronic musculoskeletal pain, identify factors influencing TA between physical therapists and patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, and determine the working definition of TA across studies.

Data Sources: Databases, including PubMed, CINHAL, and Embase, were searched from inception to January 2017.

Study Selection: The initial search resulted in 451 papers. Read More

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September 2018
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Experiences from group basic body awareness therapy by patients suffering from fibromyalgia: A qualitative study.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Sep 24:1-13. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

c Research Group CTS 451 "Health Sciences" , University of Almeria , Almeria , Spain.

The aim of this study was to obtain a deeper understanding of how patients with fibromyalgia experienced movement awareness through a basic body awareness therapy group treatment program. A total of 19 participants with fibromyalgia diagnosis were interviewed individually and in groups. Data collection was done from three sources: (1) interviews from the Basic Body Awareness Rating Scale (BARS) part 2 at baseline, at end of treatment, as well as at 12 and 24 weeks follow up; (2) focus group discussions that took place at the end of each session, and at the end of treatment; and (3) an in-depth focus group. Read More

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September 2018
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Factors influencing people's ability to maintain their activity levels during treatment for soft tissue sarcoma - A qualitative study.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Sep 14:1-10. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

a Department of Rehabilitation , The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust , London , UK.

Background And Purpose: Soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is a rare connective tissue cancer treated with chemotherapy in the advanced stages. Emerging evidence suggests that physical activity (PA) improves symptom management and quality of life for people undergoing chemotherapy for advanced cancer. However, little research reports their perspective. Read More

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September 2018
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Patient education in physiotherapy in total hip arthroplasty (THA) - The perspective of physiotherapists.

Physiother Theory Pract 2018 Sep 11:1-10. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

a Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences , University of Jyväskylä , Jyväskylä, Finland.

Background And Purpose: There is limited knowledge about patients' and physiotherapists' perceptions of patient education in physiotherapy in hip arthroplasty. The aim of this study was to describe physiotherapists' conceptions of the patient education in physiotherapy needed by patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty.

Methods: The data for this qualitative study were collected using group and individual semi-structured interviews. Read More

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September 2018
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