Effects of myofascial trigger point dry cupping on pain and function in patients with plantar heel pain: a randomized controlled trial
To investigate the effects of dry cupping on calf muscle myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) on pain and function in patients with plantar heel pain. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nazar AlKhadhrawi, Ali Alshami Source Type: research

Acute effects of whole-body vibration on spinal excitability level and ankle plantar flexion spasticity in post-stroke individuals: a randomized controlled trial
This study aimed to evaluate the acute effects (up to 30 minutes) of whole-body vibration (WBV) on spinal excitability level and ankle plantar flexion spasticity in chronic stroke subjects. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rafael Moreira Sales, Mikhail Santos Cerqueira, Andr é Terácio Bezerra de Morais, Claúdia Regina O. de Paiva Lima, Andrea Lemos, Alberto Galvão de Moura Filho Tags: Mentored Research: Randomized Controlled Trial Source Type: research

Moderate volume of sprint bouts does not induce muscle damage in well-trained athletes
Understanding the recovery in response to different sprint protocols is important for optimizing neuromuscular gains and organizing training sessions in sports. The current study aimed to investigate acute neuromuscular changes following a moderate volume of sprint protocols with and without change-of-direction. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rafael Grazioli, Pedro Lopez, Carlos L.F. Machado, Juliano Farinha, Alex Fagundes, Rog ério Voser, Álvaro Reischak-Oliveira, Igor Setuain, Mikel Izquierdo, Ronei S. Pinto, Eduardo L. Cadore Tags: Mentored Research: Randomised Study Source Type: research

Comparison of functional and isokinetic performance between healthy women and women with fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition that predominantly affects women and is characterized by chronic pain. As a consequence, it has been suggested that there is a decrease in muscle strength, a prime component of physical fitness, and thus a reduction in functional performance. Therefore, it is necessary to perform a complete and reliable physical evaluation of functional performance. The aim of this study was to compare the functional and isokinetic performance between women with fibromyalgia and healthy women. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Luiz Felipe Tavares, Daniel Germano Maciel, Therence Yves Pereira Barros da Silva, Wouber Herickson de Brito Vieira Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Continuous Shortwave Diathermy with exercise reduces pain and improves function in Lateral Epicondylitis more than Sham Diathermy: a randomized controlled trial
Lateral epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow, causes significant pain and disability in the upper extremity. Conservative approaches include using thermal and electrical agents. The aim of this study was to explore the effectiveness of shortwave Diathermy on pain, function and grip strength of patients with chronic Lateral Epicondylitis. A randomised placebo-controlled design with concealed allocation, assessor blinding and intention-to-treat analysis was conducted. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Arash Babaei-Ghazani, Banafsheh Shahrami, Ehsan Fallah, Tannaz Ahadi, Bijan Forough, Safoora Ebadi Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Correlation between peak expiratory flow and abdominal muscle activity in elderly women while holding maximum expiration and performing the side bridge exercise
This study aimed to assess the correlation between expiratory flow and abdominal muscle activity while holding maximum expiration and performing the side bridge exercise in elderly women. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hiroshi Ishida, Hikari Moriyoshi, Tadanobu Suehiro, Chiharu Kurozumi, Susumu Watanabe Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Physiotherapeutic management of a patient with spinal schwannoma: a case report
Tumors are generally considered as red flags to manual therapy. The purpose of this report is to describe the clinical course of a patient diagnosed with spinal Schwannoma at L2-L3 level, who was referred to physiotherapy (PT) for the treatment of low back pain radiating to the left lower limb. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Pradeep Kumar Sahu, G. Shankar Ganesh Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Studying the Correlation between Balance Assessment by Biodex Stability System and Berg Scale in stroke individuals
Balance disorders are considered as a serious clinical manifestation after stroke. Therefore, to assess stroke individuals balance performance, using a quantitative method sounds essential. A fundamental step would be the approval of the efficiency of the measurement instruments. The current study was aimed to find out any correlation between the balance assessment examined by Biodex stability system (BSS) and the clinical Berg balance scale (BBS) in post-stroke hemiparesis. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 16, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mitra parsa, Abbas Rahimi, Shohreh Noorizadeh Dehkordi Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of the Effects of 6-week High Intensity Hatha Yoga Protocol on Health-related Outcomes Among Students
This study investigated the short-term effects of high intensity hatha yoga exercises (HIY) on health-related outcomes. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 15, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Marian E. Papp, Malin Nygren-Bonnier, Lennart Gullstrand, Per E. W ändell, Petra Lindfors Tags: PREVENTION & REHABILITATION: **plus provided doc head** Source Type: research

Baropodometric quantification and implications of muscle coactivation in the lower limbs caused by head movement: a prospective study
In healthy young adults, muscle coactivation can sometimes be induced by remote voluntary contractions when the motor task is forceful, maximal, tiring, or cyclic and brief. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 15, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Micha ël Nisand, Christian Callens, Christiane Destieux, Joseph-Omer Dyer pht, Jean-Baptiste Chanson, Erik Sauleau, Catherine Mutter Tags: PREVENTION & REHABILITATION: **plus provided doc head** Source Type: research

Vojta Therapy versus Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Lumbosciatica Syndrome: a quasi-experimental pilot study.
Lumbosciatica is a common condition that affects patient ’s quality of life. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 15, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mar ía Lidia Juárez-Albuixech, Olga Redondo-González, Inmaculada Tello, Susana Collado-Vázquez, Carmen Jiménez-Antona Tags: PREVENTION & REHABILITATION: **plus provided doc head** Source Type: research

Can Qigong Improve attention in adolescents? a prospective randomised controlled trial
The ability to direct and maintain attention is a prerequisite for learning. Qigong exercises are already commonly practiced in many developed countries to increase attention and memory. The main goal of this study was to examine whether Qigong would improve the attention levels of adolescents (12 –14 years of age) when practiced as part of their physical education course. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Leonel Duarte, M ário Gonçalves, Patrícia Mendes, Luís Carlos Matos, Henry Johannes Greten, Jorge Machado Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The prevalence of primary dysmenorrhea among students and its association with musculoskeletal and myofascial pain
To examine the association between dysmenorrhea and musculoskeletal pain amongst university students aged 20-35 and the association between dysmenorrhea and the occurrence of MTrPs. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Yuval Yacubovich, Noy Cohen, Lea Tene, Leonid Kalichman Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Shoulder pain prevalence and risk factors in middle-aged women: A cross-sectional study
The aim of the current study was to investigate the prevalence of shoulder pain and to explore the possible associated risk factors in middle-aged women. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fariba Khosravi, Zahra Amiri, Negar Akhavan Masouleh, Pegah Kashfi, Fatemeh Panjizadeh, Zahra Hajilo, Saiedeh Shanayii, soheila Khodakarim, Leila Rahnama Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Validity And Reliability Of The Modified Sphygmomanometer Test With Fixed Stabilization For Clinical Measurement Of Muscle Strength
To investigate the concurrent validity of the Modified Sphygmomanometer Test (MST) with fixed stabilization versus the portable dynamometer, and to verify its test-retest and inter-raterreliability. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Brenno B.C. Silva, Ana C.T. Venturato, Larissa T. Aguiar, Luiz F.R.M. Filho, Christina D.C.M. Faria, Janaine C. Polese Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Effects of core strengthening on balance in university judo athletes
This study investigated the effects of core strengthening on balance in university judo athletes. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Heloisa Schroeder Martins, Daniela Dero L üdtke, Júlio César de Oliveira Araújo, Francisco José Cidral-Filho, Afonso Shiguemi Inoue Salgado, Frederic Viseux, Daniel Fernandes Martins Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Prevalence of Myofascial Trigger Points in Hip and Thigh areas in Anterior Knee Pain Patients
Anterior knee pain (AKP) is a widespread problem among, young athletes and soldiers. There are many theories on the etiology of AKP but there is little reference to myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) as a possible contributor. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Evgeni Rozenfeld, Aharon S. Finestone, Uria Moran, Elad Damri, Leonid Kalichman Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The effects of combined static and dynamic stretching of anti-gravitational muscles on body flexibility and standing balance: A preliminary study of healthy young participants
Falling is a leading cause of injury-related death. Previous studies reported that an impairment of standing balance is one of the causative factors associated falling. The combined use of static and dynamic stretching has been reported as a treatment method for improving standing balance. As one of the combined methods, stretching based on M ézières’ concept, which has an efficacy on the improvement of body flexibility, has been used. However, it is not fully clear whether stretching based on Mézières’ concept can improve standing balance. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kazuya Takeda, Masanobu Iwai, Shigeo Tanabe, Soichiro Koyama, Yui Hamauzu, Nobuhiro Kumazawa, Hiroaki Sakurai, Yoshikiyo Kanada Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Assessment Of Quality Of Movement During A Lateral Step-Down Test: Narrative Review
Altered lower limb movement patterns during weight-bearing activities have been described as risk factors for several injuries. The lateral step-down test (LSD) was developed to be a simple, clinician-friendly tool to facilitate the assessment of lower extremity quality of movement during a functional activity. However, there is still conflicting information across the literature regarding how the LSD should be performed. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: R ômulo Lemos e Silva, Yago Tavares Pinheiro, Caio Alano de Almeida Lins, Rodrigo Ribeiro de Oliveira, Rodrigo Scattone Silva Tags: Mentored Research: Narrative Review Source Type: research

Roller massage: comparison of three different surface type pattern foam rollers on passive knee range of motion and pain perception.
Roller massage with a foam roller has become a common intervention. To date, no studies have examined the therapeutic effects of different surface type rollers. The purpose of this study was to measure the therapeutic effects of three different surface type pattern foam rollers with the same density on passive knee joint range of motion (ROM) and pressure pain threshold (PPT) of the quadriceps. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 8, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Scott W. Cheatham, Kyle R. Stull Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Superficial Temperature and Pain Tolerance in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain
The objective of this study was to verify and compare the association between lumbar superficial temperature and pressure pain tolerance thresholds in individuals with chronic nonspecific low back pain and healthy controls. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 7, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Alessandra Rodrigues Souto Lima, Linamara Rizzo Battistella, Natalia Cristina de Oliveira Vargas e Silva, F ábio Marcon Alfieri Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Neurogenic hallux valgus. A rare complication of spinal surgery
Post-surgical lumbar spine syndrome is the result of failed or unsuccessful back surgery. It is defined as failure to relieve pain and disability in the lower back and extremities following surgery. This case report suggests inclusion of neurogenic hallux valgus to the list of potential complications following failed lumbar spine surgery. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 7, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: N.K. Sferopoulos Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Effects of Dance/Movement Training vs. Aerobic Exercise Training on cognition, physical fitness and quality of life in older adults: a randomized controlled trial
It is generally accepted that physical activity promotes healthy aging. Recent studies suggest dance could also benefit cognition and physical health in seniors, but many styles and approaches of dance exist and rigorous designs for intervention studies are still scarce. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Dance/Movement Training (DMT) to Aerobic Exercise Training (AET) on cognition, physical fitness and health-related quality of life in healthy inactive elderly. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 7, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Alida Esmail, Tudor Vrinceanu, Maxime Lussier, David Predovan, Nicolas Berryman, Janie Houle, Antony Karelis, S ébastien Grenier, Thien Tuong Minh Vu, Juan Manuel Villalpando, Louis Bherer Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Phonophoresis of Phyllanthus amarus nanoparticle gel improves functional capacity in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial
This study examined the effects of treatment with Phyllanthus amarus nanoparticle gel applied by phonophoresis (PP) and ultrasound therapy (UT) in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) using a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 3, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Decha Pinkaew, Kanokwan Kiattisin, Khanittha Wonglangka, Pisittawoot Awoot Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Clinician Perspectives of Basic Body Awareness Therapy (BBAT) in Mental Health Physical Therapy: an international qualitative study
Body awareness is a physiotherapeutic approach to improve health and well-being that has attracted international scientific attention (Mehling et al 2011, Catalan et al 2011, Gyllensten et al 2009). The broad concept of body awareness has been described as a key element and a mechanism of action for therapeutic approaches often categorized as mind –body approaches such as yoga, Tai Chi, body-oriented psychotherapy, Basic Body Awareness Therapy, mindfulness-based therapies/meditation, Feldenkrais method, Alexander Technique, and Somatic Breath Therapy (Mehling et al 2011). (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 30, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Amanda Lundvik Gyllensten, Lene Nyboe Jacobsen, Gunvor Gard Tags: PREVENTION & REHABILITATION: **plus provided doc head** Source Type: research

The Effect of Lower Leg Sensory Impulses on the Force Sense of Knee Extensor Muscles in Healthy Adults: The Accuracy of Sense-of-Force Studies
Producing the target force of a muscle group by using visual feedback and reproducing the same force fully blind are regarded as the common approach for quantifying the sense of force. Force sense error is considered as the difference between the produced target force and reproduced force. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of the tactile sensory feedback in the lower leg on the perceived magnitude of force sense. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 24, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: A.B. Shakeri, M. Khalkhali Zavieh, A. Rezasoltani, K.H. Khademi Kalantari, A. Akbarzadeh Source Type: research

Program of therapeutic exercises associated with electrotherapy in patients with chronic neck pain: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Conservative treatment is the most common clinical management for the proper rehabilitation of patients with chronic neck pain, and there is a trend towards the use of therapeutic exercise. However, some uncertainty about the efficacy of therapeutic exercises remains, and it is necessary to conduct more studies with high methodological rigor, especially in regard to multimodal treatment, as in the combination of therapeutic exercises with electrotherapy. Thus, the objective of this study will be to evaluate the clinical effects of adding high- and low-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in a progra...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 24, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Paulo Henrique Martins-de-Sousa, Mariana Quixabeira Guimar ães Almeida, José Mariedson da Silva Junior, Alisson Sousa Santos, Gabriel Gardhel Costa Araújo, Flávio de Oliveira Pires, Cid André Fidelis-de-Paula-Gomes, Vânia Tie Koga Ferreira, Almir Vi Source Type: research

Gender, BMI and Side-to-Side differences in Spinal Accessory Nerve Conduction from the Upper and Middle Components of the Trapezius Muscle
The spinal accessory nerve (SAN), or cranial nerve XI, is often injured during surgical procedures of the posterior triangle of the neck and can also be affected due to sporting injuries, trauma or lesions within the cranial cavity (Axibal et al 2017; De Lima et al 2011; Dumitru& Zwarts 2002; Hsu et al 2004; Kennelly 2012; London et al 1996; Stino& Smith 2018; Van Tuijl et al 2006; Bodack et al 1998; Al-Ajmi et al 2015). Idiopathic spinal accessory nerve injury and SAN impairment related to compression from backpacks has also been reported (Sergides et al 2010, Coulter et al 2015). (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 24, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Anne Cleavenger, Helen Dean, Rachel Foster, Kathryn George, Bethany Hotle, Kathryn Lewis, Ashley B. Stickler, Michelle Thomas, Kathleen Galloway Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Neural gliding versus neural tensioning: effects on heat and cold thresholds, pain thresholds and hand grip strength in asymptomatic individuals
Neural mobilization can be performed in a way that facilitates movement through a stretching technique (tensioning) or in a way that maximizes the gliding of peripheral nerves in relation to adjacent structures (gliding). Evidence on how these techniques compare in terms of effects are scarce. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of neural gliding and neural tensioning targeting the median nerve on heat and cold temperature threshold, heat pain threshold, pressure pain thresholds and hand grip strength in asymptomatic participants. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tiago Gamelas, Alexandre Fernandes, Ivo Magalh ães, Mário Ferreira, Solange Machado, Anabela G. Silva Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Alexander Technique classes improve pain and performance factors in tertiary music students
Professional and student instrumental musicians experience high rates of playing-related pain and other musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs), indicating a substantial health risk; thus preventive education at the college level is imperative. During tertiary studies however, music students may be more focused on musical skill development than health outcomes. Alexander Technique (AT) is reputed to be beneficial for factors relating to both playing-related pain (PR pain) and the improvement of performance quality in musicians, therefore AT training for music students could be relevant for prevention. (Source: Journal of Bodywor...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Janet Davies Tags: PREVENTION & REHABILITATION: **plus provided doc head** Source Type: research

Effects of Mirthful Laughter on Pain Tolerance: A Randomized Controlled Investigation
Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that affects many people. Currently, there is no single treatment known to cure or assure relief from chronic pain. Accordingly, the management of patients ’ discomfort is an integral part of treating chronic pain. Such treatment, however, is not effective for many patients. We investigated whether mirthful laughter provided by comic relief can influence pain tolerance and muscle soreness in young healthy participants. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Stephanie Lapierre, Brett Baker, Hirofumi Tanaka Tags: PREVENTION & REHABILITATION: **plus provided doc head** Source Type: research

How many balance task trials are needed to accurately assess postural control measures in older women?
Taking the average of different trials is recommended for better balance assessment, but few studies have really proven this point under different balance conditions. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 12, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: M árcio R. Oliveira, Edgar R. Vieira, André W.O. Gil, Denilson C. Teixeira, Cesar F. Amorim, Rubens A. da Silva Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Corrigendum to ‘Therapeutic effects of connective tissue manipulation on wound healing and bacterial colonization count among patients with diabetic foot ulcer’ [Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies 20 (2016) 650 –656]
The authors regret that the author Jia Hui Gan was not included in the published paper ‘Therapeutic effects of connective tissue manipulation on wound healing and bacterial colonization count among patients with diabetic foot ulcer’ [Journal of Bodywork& Movement Therapies 20 (2016) 650 –656]. The authorship of this paper is correct above. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Leonard Henry Joseph, Jia Hui Gan, Aatit Paungmali, John Dixon, Liz Holey, Amaramalar Selvi Naicker, Ohnmar Htwe Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

Effects of Acupressure on the Childbirth Satisfaction and Experience of Birth: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Complementary and alternative medicines have been used to increase comfort and relaxation in the mother during the labor. Comforting and preparing the mother in labor can create a positive birth experience and satisfaction for the mother. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupressure on the childbirth satisfaction and experience of birth in women with term pregnancy before the onset of labor. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 5, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fatemeh Mahmoudikohani, Shahnaz Torkzahrani, Kiarash Saatchi, Maliheh Nasiri Tags: Randomized Controlled Trial Source Type: research

Myotherapy Student Clinical Placements: a review beyond the teaching clinic
Student clinical placements can offer an enriching learning experience, better preparing “work ready” graduates–it is unknown whether the type of clinical placement undertaken impacts the learning experience. Myotherapy degrees differ in their clinical practicum units, dependant on the undergraduate program they have enrolled in to. External clinical placements are common in allie d health professional qualifications, offering industry experience and professional development. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 5, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sarah M. Wood Tags: Narrative review Source Type: research

Acupuncture can be beneficial for exercise-induced muscle soreness: a randomiSed controlled trial
Strenuous physical exercise may cause acute muscle soreness (AMS), which occurs directly after exercise, as well as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which occurs about 24 hours after exercise. Studies of acupuncture ’s effect on DOMS have had contradictory results, whereas its effect on AMS has not been extensively studied. The main goal of this study was to evaluate acupuncture’s effects on AMS and DOMS and on the prevention of DOMS. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 4, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ricardo Cardoso, Jos é A. Lumini-Oliveira, Maria João Santos, Bruno Ramos, Luís Carlos Matos, Jorge Machado, Henry Johannes Greten, Giovanna Franconi Tags: Randomized Controlled Trial Source Type: research

Upper limb robot-assisted rehabilitation versus physical therapy on subacute stroke patients: a follow-up study
This study aims to analyse the long-term effects (6 months follow-up) of upper limb Robot-assisted Therapy (RT) compared to a Traditional physical Therapy (TT), in subacute stroke patients. Although the literature on upper-limb rehabilitation with robots shows increasing evidence of its effectiveness in stroke survivors, how long the re-learned motor abilities could be maintained over time is still understudied. A randomized controlled follow-up study was conducted on 48 subacute stroke patients who performed the upper-limb therapy using a planar end-effector robotic system (Experimental Group-EG) or TT (Control Group-CG)....
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 4, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Marco Franceschini, Stefano Mazzoleni, Michela Goffredo, Sanaz Pournajaf, Daniele Galafate, Simone Criscuolo, Maurizio Agosti, Federico Posteraro Tags: Longitudinal Study Source Type: research

A systematic review of manual therapy techniques, dry cupping and dry needling in the reduction of myofascial pain and myofascial trigger points
Myofascial pain with myofascial triggers are common musculoskeletal complaints. Popular treatments include manual therapy, dry needling, and dry cupping. The purpose of this systematic review was to compare the efficacy of each treatment in the short-term relief of myofascial pain and myofascial trigger points. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 4, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Derek Charles, Trey Hudgins, Josh MacNaughton, Eric Newman, Joanne Tan, Michael Wigger Tags: Mentored Research: Systematic Review Source Type: research

Electromyographic evaluation of trunk core muscles during Pilates exercise on different supporting bases.
To evaluate the electromyographic (EMG) activity of the rectus abdominis (RA) and internal oblique (IO) muscles during Pilates exercise on different trunk supporting bases. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 3, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ana C. Panhan, Mauro Gon çalves, Giovana D. Eltz, Marina M. Villalba, Adalgiso C. Cardozo, Fausto Bérzin Tags: Mentored Research: Original Research Study Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Traditional Thai Self-massage Combined with Stretching Exercises for the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain: A Single-blinded Randomized Controlled Trial
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of traditional Thai self-massage combined with home stretching exercises (TSMSE) on pain, back flexibility and disability in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain (NSLBP). Twenty-two patients from 18 to 60 years old were randomly allocated to receive 30-minute sessions of TSMSE or 12 sessions of self-care education (SCE) over a period of 4 weeks. The pain intensity using a visual analog scale (VAS), back flexibility using a sit-and-reach test and disability using the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability questionnaire were measured before and after the treatment per...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 3, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vitsarut Buttagat, Palida Techakhot, Waraporn Wiriya, Mailusie Mueller, Pattanasin Areeudomwong Tags: Randomized Controlled Trial Source Type: research

Effects of Training with a Custom-Made Visual Feedback Device on Balance and Functional Lower-Extremity Strength in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial
This study aimed to investigate the effects of visual feedback training using the custom-made visual feedback device on balance and functional lower-extremity strength in older adults. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 3, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tanyarut Oungphalachai, Akkradate Siriphorn Tags: Mentored Research: Randomized Controlled Trial Source Type: research

Regarding: “Inspiratory muscle training improves performance of a repeated sprints ability test in professional soccer players”
The Journal of Bodywork& Movement Therapies recently published an article by Silva et  al., entitled “Inspiratory muscle training improves performance of a repeated sprints ability test in professional soccer players” (Silva et al., 2019). After close reading we find that the new findings of Silva et al., (2019) are relevant and provide a promising indication that IMT can impr ove the performance of young male soccer players. However, some additional important points must be considered when interpreting these positive findings. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 2, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Darlan L. Matte, Gustavo S. Ribeiro, Mateus S. Esquivel, Marlus Karsten Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor, “Inspiratory muscle training improves performance of a repeated sprints ability test in professional soccer players”
The Journal of Bodywork& Movement Therapies has just published an article by Silva et al, entitled “Inspiratory muscle training improves performance of a repeated sprints ability test in professional soccer players” (Silva et al 2019). We read the article carefully and we have considered that the new findings of Silva et al 2019 are very relevant and provide a promising indication that IMT ca n improve the performance of young male soccer players. However, we are convinced that we must consider other important points when interpreting these positive findings. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 2, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Darlan L. Matte, Gustavo S. Ribeiro, Mateus S. Esquivel, Marlus Karsten Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor
This is a response letter to the recent letter discussing our article “Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) improves performance of a repeated sprints ability test in professional soccer players.” (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 2, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Alex Souto Maior Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Improving the quality of myofascial release research – A critical appraisal of systematic reviews
Myofascial release (MFR) is a form of manual therapy that involves the application of a low load, long duration stretch to the myofascial complex intended to restore optimal length, decrease pain and improve function. MFR is being used to treat patients with a wide variety of conditions with favourable evidence supporting its efficacy. Critical appraisal of the recent research trials or reviews will be a better way to improve the quality and reliability of future works in this field. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: M.S. Ajimsha, Pramod D. Shenoy Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research

The ghost in the machine - A response to Thomson et  al
We would like to thank Thomson et  al. (2018) for their feedback on what some may indeed consider an ambitious and challenging title to write to. Also, we would like to express gratitude for the expansion on our discussion, the useful references, and the opportunity to clarify points that were unclear. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Matthew Wallden, Paul Chek Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The Ghost in the Machine - a response to Thomson et al.
We would like to thank Thomson et al (2018) for their feedback on what some may indeed consider an ambitious and challenging title to write to. Also, we would like to express gratitude for the expansion on our discussion, the useful references, and the opportunity to clarify points that were unclear. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Matthew Wallden Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Modern Disintegration and Primal Connectivity
The foot bone ’s connected to the… ankle bone… and so the song plays out. But what is it that connects the bones of the body? And more than just connecting and moving, what other roles do these connecting tissues serve? (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: M. Wallden, P. Chek Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Biomechanical Attractors – a Paleolithic prescription for tendinopathy & glycemic control
The sheer breadth and variety of influences on function of key body systems, such as connective tissue health or blood sugar regulation is both extraordinary and, at the same time, extra “ordinary”. The ability of our ancestors to maintain optimal function in these systems would have been pivotal to their ability to survive and thrive. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Matthew Wallden Tags: Editorial Source Type: research