Students and physiotherapists experience physiotherapy in particular ways: A phenomenologically oriented study.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that physiotherapy practice can be characterized in six distinct ways, with a separate integrating idea that represents the relationship the individual practitioner has with the profession. The insights gained from this research suggest that new ways of thinking might benefit the profession, not least of all in relation to entry-level curriculum, contemporary practice and positioning of the profession for current health-care needs. PMID: 31119973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are important studies that can help avoid research waste by synthesising existing evidence, from randomised controlled trials for example, before embarking on new and expensive studies . However many systematic reviews fail to identify sufficient high quality studies to include and therefore effectiveness of an intervention cannot be established. These are often conducted in areas where a condition is prevalent. Systematic reviews with and without meta-analyses are published in most issues of Physiotherapy (e.g.
DiscussionPersons with shoulder complaints and high occupational shoulder exposures are an obvious target group for secondary prevention efforts. We developed the Shoulder-Caf é to reduce shoulder complaints and shoulder exposures while unifying the expertise that is needed to evaluate and treat shoulder complaints. If the intervention is effective, it would warrant widespread implementation.Trial registrationClinicaltrials.gov, ID:NCT03159910. Registered on 18 May 2017
ConclusionsAdherence was problematic. Benefits at 4 months did not persist and at 12 months, we found no significant differences between treatments. There is inadequate evidence a short physiotherapy intervention of either manual therapy or home exercise provides long-term benefits, but arguably short-term benefits are valuable.Trial registrationISRCTN 49117867.
To determine the effectiveness of physiotherapy plus conventional treatment compared with conventional treatment alone for the treatment of functional constipation in children age 4-17 years in primary care.
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a chronic, multifactorial syndrome with complex symptoms of orthostatic intolerance. Breathlessness is a prevalent symptom, however little is known about the aetiology. Anecdotal evidence suggests that breathless POTS patients commonly demonstrate dysfunctional breathing/hyperventilation syndrome (DB/HVS). There are, however, no published data regarding DB/HVS in POTS, and whether physiotherapy/breathing retraining may improve patients' breathing pattern and symptoms.
To evaluate the impact of combining nebulised hyaluronic acid plus hypertonic saline (HA + HS) with oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (oscillatory-PEP) on sputum expectoration and related symptoms in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF).
Conclusions: Children with fetal alcohol syndrome have a higher need for early developmental promotion such as speech treatment, ergotherapy, and physiotherapy. Mouthbreathing, habits, and lack of breastfeeding may result in orthodontic treatment needs. High DMFT and modified DDE indexes hint at a higher treatment and prevention need in dentistry.
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Herb Karpatkin