Reliability and validity of a smartphone pulse rate application for the assessment of resting and elevated pulse rate.

CONCLUSIONS: The Android®, iOS®, and Polar® devices showed acceptable test-retest reliability at rest and post-exercise. Both the smartphone platforms demonstrated concurrent validity with the Polar® at rest and post-exercise. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: The Azumio® Instant Heart Rate application when used by either platform appears to be a reliable and valid tool to assess pulse rate in healthy individuals. PMID: 27459148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

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This study was designed to assess the long-term outcomes with a new two phase physiotherapy protocol following conservative resection of the ankylotic mass.Materials and methods143 patients who were treated for TMJa were initially recruited, among whom 98 were inducted into the study and retrospectively evaluated using clinical records and 3-dimensional computed tomography. All the patients underwent a minimal pre auricular incision and conservative interpositional gap arthroplasty with collagen membrane. This was followed by the new two phase physiotherapy protocol with the use of a bite block. The primary outcome measure...
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
It was on November 21st that I was last in Copenhagen, not to have some of that famous Æbleflæsk but to moderate an OECD event. I was tasked to challenge health ministers and other policy makers about the impact of advanced technologies on patients’ lives and what regulations would facilitate these changes. It was encouraging to see country leaders take a positive stance towards digital health and to hear about concrete examples as to how they are implementing technology to modify their local healthcare landscape. This experience served as an inspiration to write this article. In it we will highli...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Healthcare Policy digital health Medicine technology healthcare design Source Type: blogs
Authors: Tedla JS, Sangadala DR Abstract This systematic review aims to determine the effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) treatment techniques in adhesive capsulitis for decreasing pain and disability and increasing range of motion (ROM) and function. A thorough, computerized search was done using database search engines by two reviewers. After meticulous scrutiny and screening of 410 studies, according to the selection criteria, 10 full-text articles were included in the review and meta-analysis. All 10 studies had undergone a methodological quality assessment by the Physiotherapy Evid...
Source: Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions - Category: Neurology Tags: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact Source Type: research
Authors: Angelini C, Marozzo R, Pegoraro V Abstract Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) has onset usually in childhood, frequently by 11 years. BMD can present in several ways such as waddling gait, exercise related cramps with or without myoglobinuria. Rarely cardiomyopathy might be the presenting feature. The evolution is variable. BMD is caused by dystrophin deficiency due to inframe deletions, mutations or duplications in dystrophin gene (Xp21.2) We review here the evolution and current therapy presenting a personal series of cases followed for over two decades, with multifactorial treatment regimen. Early treatmen...
Source: Acta Myologica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Myol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite a significantly greater improvement in hand and arm function in favour of motion-controlled commercial video games, the results of this review should be interpreted with caution with regards to high risk of bias and the low strength of evidence. There is a need for high-powered studies on the effectiveness of training with motion-controlled commercial video games for persons with cerebral palsy, especially in adults. PMID: 31794044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Shankar Ganesh
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To compile and analyze the characteristics and methodological quality of observational gait assessment scales validated to date. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, the Cochrane Library, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Conclusions/interpretationProfessional drivers, manufacturing workers and cleaners have a threefold increased risk of type 2 diabetes compared with university teachers and physiotherapists. These differences most likely reflect dramatic differences in the prevalence of lifestyle risk factors. If workplace interventions could reduce weight and increase physical activity among employees in these occupations, major health gains may be made.
Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Cochrane author, and joint Co-ordinating editor, Alex Pollock, of Glasgow Caledonian University has seen her ground-breaking work in co-producing a Cochrane review included in a new UK ’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) INVOLVE publication.Alex involved stroke survivors, carers, physiotherapists and educators in an update of a Cochrane systematic review relating to physiotherapy after stroke. Her innovative work was included inCo-production in Action Number Two, as an example of good practice in Co-production, published in November 2019 by INVOLVE. You can hear Alex talk about her work in a webinar recor...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
Abstract The prolonged disability associated with musculoskeletal (MSK) pain represents an enormous health burden, for individuals as well as society. Promoting pain and disability management for patients with persistent MSK-related conditions can be very challenging for rehabilitation professionals. These often-complex conditions require the adoption of a biopsychosocial perspective in order to assess and address a vast array of potential factors affecting the patient. Fortunately, a self-management (SM) approach has been deemed effective in enhancing patients' control over their symptoms and disabilities. Howeve...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
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