Aquatic physiotherapy: a vestibular rehabilitation option

ConclusionIn conclusion, the aquatic physiotherapy protocol for vestibular rehabilitation of patients with peripheral impairment was positively assessed by the participants, considering the improvement in dizziness (static and dynamic) and its impact on daily activities.ResumoIntroduçãoA reabilitação vestibular se consolida como um recurso fundamental para o controle de sintomas vestibulares e sua realização no meio aquático é considerada segura para as atividades físicas dos idosos, atuando simultaneamente nas desordens musculoesqueléticas e na melhora do equilíbrio.ObjetivoAvaliar os efeitos de um protocolo de fisioterapia aquática em indivíduos com alterações vestibulares periféricas.MétodoTrata-se de um estudo de caso intervencional com amostra intencional pareada de quatro sujeitos, selecionados por conveniência, diagnosticados com vestibulopatias periféricas. Os sujeitos foram submetidos a doze sessões de fisioterapia aquática para reabilitação vestibular, sendo avaliados quanto à tontura em três momentos: inicial, após seis sessões e ao término dos atendimentos. Os testes aplicados foram: o apoio unipodal para mensurar o equilíbrio estático, a prova dos passos de Fukuda que estima o equilíbrio dinâmico e o protocolodizziness handicap inventory com o ob...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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This study has implications for supporting new graduates in practice, and for preparing physiotherapy students for interprofessional collaboration. PMID: 32077776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research
Lower extremity lymphedema can be severely disabling and affect the patients ’ daily life with difficulties in range of motion, fitting into normal clothing, subjective discomfort, risk of soft tissue infection and can also cause psychological distress [1]. Complete decongestive physiotherapy has been the most common non-surgical management in reducing edema volumes, altho ugh it is not a curative treatment method [2]. Surgical treatment of lymphedema is an alternative and, except from debulking surgery, there are currently four main surgical methods described; vascularized lymph node transfer, lymphaticovenular anas...
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Vitacca M, Lastoria C, Delmastro M, Fiorenza D, De Cata P, Fusar Poli B, Gilè S, Prometti P, Paneroni M, Bianchi C, Mandora E, Porri R, Fracchia C Abstract To date treatment protocols in Respiratory and or Internal departments across Italy for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients at hospital admission with relapse due to exacerbation do not find adequate support in current guidelines. Here we describe the results of a recent clinical audit, including a systematic review of practices reported in literature and an open discussion comparing these to current real-life proce...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Annoni S, Bellofiore A, Repossini E, Lazzeri M, Nicolini A, Tarsia P Abstract Respiratory physiotherapy and rehabilitation are important therapeutic options in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB). The aims of this review of clinical trials were to evaluate the safety and the effects on physiologic and clinical outcomes of airway clearance techniques (ACTs) and rehabilitation in NCFB patients, in comparison to usual care. The search was performed on March 2018 by using PubMed and PeDro databases. 33 studies were selected. The use of ACTs for NCFB were effective in increasing sputum volume although no ...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
In this case study, we investigated the efficacy of mirror therapy and online counseling in the management of phantom limb pain. The patient was a 28-year-old woman who experienced phantom limb pain after a traumatic transhumeral amputation three and a half months before initiating therapy. After a 40-minute educational session with a nurse researcher experienced in pain management and surgical nursing, the patient practiced mirror therapy at home for four weeks and kept in contact with the nurse using a mobile chat application. The patient scored the intensity of her pain before and after each practice session on a 0-to-1...
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Case in Point Source Type: research
Abstract Raman spectroscopy is widely used in discriminative tasks. It provides a wide-range physio-chemical fingerprint in a rapid and non-invasive way. The Raman spectrometry uses a sensor array to convert photon signals into digital spectroscopic data. This analog-to-digital process can benefit from the compressed sensing (CS) technique. The major benefits include less memory usage, shorter acquisition time, and more cost-efficient sensor. Traditional compressed sensing and reconstruction is a series of mathematical operations performed on the signal. Meanwhile, for discriminative tasks, both the signal and the...
Source: Talanta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Talanta Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
The direct anterior approach (DAA), described by Carl Hueter in 1881, was first applied for hip replacement by Robert Judet in 1947 [1]. Later on, O'Brien et al used the DAA during hip hemiarthroplasty to avoid the post-operative immobilization and provide early physiotherapy for the patients [2]. In 1996, Joel Matta adopted this approach for total hip replacement, initiating a larger application of DAA worldwide [3]. Using the anterior technique, the hip joint can be approached by preserving the muscle [4,5].
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Hyper-resistance at the joint is one of the most common symptoms in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Alterations to the structure and mechanical properties of the musculoskeletal system, such as a decreased muscle length and an increased joint stiffness are typically managed conservatively, by means of physiotherapy involving stretching exercises. However, the effectiveness of stretching-based interventions for improving function is poor. This may be due to the behavior of a spastic muscle during stretch, which is poorly understood. The main aim of this paper is to provide a mechanistic explanation as to why the effectiv...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
auml;rhold Bauer Ru Human gait reflects health condition and is widely adopted as a diagnostic basisin clinical practice. This research adopts compact inertial sensor nodes to monitor the functionof human lower limbs, which implies the most fundamental locomotion ability. The proposedwearable gait analysis system captures limb motion and reconstructs 3D models with high accuracy.It can output the kinematic parameters of joint flexion and extension, as well as the displacementdata of human limbs. The experimental results provide strong support for quick access to accuratehuman gait data. This paper aims to provide...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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