Functional rehabilitation of a person with transfemoral amputation through guided motor imagery: a case study.
Discussion: MI is a time- and cost-effective, low-risk treatment option that decreased phantom pain and improved balance and functional gait in an individual with an amputation. The use of MI as an intervention for the rehabilitation of persons with amputation must be further examined. PMID: 31149891 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
To investigate the effectiveness of spinal manipulation combined with myofascial release compared with spinal manipulation alone, in individuals with chronic non-specific low back pain (CNLBP).
Journal of Orthopaedic&Sports Physical Therapy, Ahead of Print.
CONCLUSIONS: Evidence for the use of exercise therapy as an intervention for SSP is increasing and strengthening. Ongoing research is required to provide guidance on exercise type, dose, duration and expected outcomes. A strong recommendation may be made regarding the inclusion of manual therapy in the initial treatment phase. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, Epub 15 Nov 2019. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.8498. PMID: 31726927 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: In a large cross-sectional analysis of knee OA patients scheduled for TKA, 40% of individuals reported having not received core recommended non-surgical treatments. Older individuals, men and those with less education had lower odds of having used recommended non-surgical OA treatments. PMID: 31732554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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.
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Steven Z George
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Britt Elin Øiestad
ConclusionsThree out of every four published low back pain systematic reviews had critically low methodological quality. Journals with higher impact factor were associated with journals endorsing the PRISMA recommendations. Clinicians must know how to critically appraise reviews. Journals ’ editorial policies should include the assessment of study methodological quality and reporting in the review process of an article.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Conclusion: According to the findings, by applying the extracted categories, it is possible to provide quality care based on the patient's individual needs. This can help speed up the treatment and shorten the length of hospitalization significantly. PMID: 31686885 [PubMed]
This study assessed the effect of experimental subacromial pain on contralateral shoulder external rotation (ER) force and activation. We hypothesized that subacromial pain would not affect contralateral shoulder external rotation force and voluntary activation (VA) of the contralateral infraspinatus because we believe that the effects of acute experimental pain will largely exert an ipsilateral, spinal segmental effect. Twenty healthy adults were tested. External rotation force and VA were tested while participants performed maximum voluntary isometric contractions of shoulder external rotation, during which a brief elect...