An Update of Systematic Reviews Examining the Effectiveness of Conservative Physiotherapy Interventions for Subacromial Shoulder Pain
Journal of Orthopaedic&Sports Physical Therapy, Ahead of Print.
Conclusion. First and last year physical therapy students did not present a difference between biomedical and biopsychosocial beliefs. Although biomedical beliefs were prevalent in both groups, the academics of the last year who had low back pain presented lower levels of biomedical beliefs than the academics of the last year without low back symptoms. Level of Evidence: 4
DISCUSSION: This case demonstrates the safe and effective utilization of cervical spine thrust manipulation and non-thrust mobilization in the management of a patient with cervical radiculopathy with lingering paresthesias in the distal upper extremity. PMID: 32896223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: The clinical decision-making process helped the physical therapist narrow down the differential diagnosis list and make a decision to send the patient for further testing. Magnetic resonance imaging and electromyogram confirmed the diagnosis of neuralgic amyotrophy. PMID: 32892675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractBackgroundPredicting ongoing disability for chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP) is important to avoid prolonged disability.ObjectiveDetermine predictors of disability at 6 month follow-up in patients with LBP at medium risk of ongoing disability.MethodsBaseline data was collected from 108 patients with medium-risk chronic non-specific LBP (mean age 50.4 years, SD 13.6) from six private chiropractic and physiotherapy clinics in Australia who took part in a randomised control trial. All patients received a pragmatic course of multimodal physical treatments [e.g., manual therapy (spinal manipulati...
ConclusionReturn to work was influenced by age, education level, previous activity types, axillary treatment, and physical sequelae related to loss of hand strength. Breast cancer treatment decreased the women ’s work capacity. Return to work improved the patients’ quality of life.
In this study, the aim was to develop and perform preliminary testing of a self-efficacy scale for children and adolescents with pain. METHODS: Children and adolescents participated, along with researchers and healthcare staff, in developing the Self-Efficacy in Daily Activities (SEDA) measure. A total of 109 children and adolescents seeking physical therapy treatment for pain lasting longer than 3 months responded to the SEDA. Pain and pain-related disability were assessed using the Functional Disability Inventory (FDI). Exploratory analyzes for testing validity and reliability - principal component analyses (PC...
CONCLUSIONS: No comparative advantage or disadvantage was observed by reallocating a weekend physical therapy budget from the acute to sub-acute setting following hip and knee arthroplasty. Further research investigating the cost-effectiveness of these services in the sub-acute setting may be warranted for complex patients. PMID: 32568601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
DISCUSSION: Joint mobilization and exercise were effective for improving range of motion, groin pain, and function in a patient with a 4-year history of persistent groin pain after THA and subsequent iliopsoas tenotomy. PMID: 32544015 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractPurpose of ReviewNeurovascular compression in the upper extremity is rare but can affect even those participating in high-level competitive athletics. To assess optimal approaches to treatment, in this review, we evaluate the current literature on neurovascular compressive syndromes affecting the upper extremity, with a special focus on the thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS).Recent FindingsNeurovascular compression at the thoracic outlet can involve the brachial plexus, subclavian artery, or subclavian vein, each with distinct clinical manifestations. Neurogenic TOS is best treated with surgical decompression, if physi...
Condition: Low Back Pain Interventions: Other: Kaia Back Pain App; Other: Physiotherapist Exercise Instructions and written handouts Sponsors: Kaia Health Software; Washington University School of Medicine Not yet recruiting