Untreated adolescent idiopathic scoliotic girls display altered balance modalities during self-paced voluntary body sways compared to able-bodied girls
Scoliotic girls appear to be performing a wide ellipsoidal trajectory when performing whole body oscillations. Superfluous variables could be related to the difficulty in preserving balance during body sway tasks and could parasitize the scoliotic dynamic control balance modalities. Self-paced voluntary sways could be an appropriate complementary balance test for untreated scoliotic girls. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 8, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: S ébastien Leteneur, Sylvain Crémoux, Paul Allard, Émilie Simoneau-Buessinger, Georgios Stylianides, Franck Barbier Tags: Diagnostic Methods Source Type: research

Investigation of multidirectional hip range of motion and hip motion asymmetry in individuals with idiopathic scoliosis with different curve patterns
While some studies of the asymmetry of lower limbs in individuals with idiopathic scoliosis exist, there is a need for multidirectional studies conducted on hip joint range of motion and its relationship to curve patterns in idiopathic scoliosis. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 5, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Merve Karatel, Gozde Yagci, Yavuz Yakut Tags: Diagnostic Methods Source Type: research

Does sensorimotor training influence neuromuscular responses, balance, and quality of life in diabetics without a history of diabetic distal polyneuropathy?
To evaluate the effect of supervised and home sensorimotor training on static postural balance (SPB), quality of life (QL), and neuromuscular responses of Type 2 Diabetics (DM-2). (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 1, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ariane Hidalgo Mansano Pletsch, Nathalia Cristina de Souza Borges, Duany Maria Villar, Ana Laura Franzini Sutilo, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro, Francisco Jos é Albuquerque de Paula, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Diagnostic ultrasound assessment of deep fascia sliding mobility in vivo: A scoping review – Part 2: femoral and crural fasciae.
Failure of fascial sliding may occur in cases of excessive or inappropriate use, trauma, or surgery, resulting in local inflammation, pain, sensitization, and potential dysfunction. Therefore, the mechanical properties of fascial tissues, including their mobility, have been evaluated in vivo by ultrasound (US) imaging. However, this seems to be a method that is not yet properly standardized nor validated. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 29, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: H élio Rafael Soares, Ana Rita Pinheiro, Carlos Crasto, Pedro Barbosa, Nuno Dias, Paulo de Carvalho Tags: Diagnostic Methods Source Type: research

Diagnostic ultrasound assessment of deep fascia sliding mobility in vivo: A scoping review – Part 1: thoracolumbar and abdominal fasciae.
Failure of fascial sliding may occur in cases of excessive or inappropriate use, trauma, or surgery, resulting in local inflammation, pain, sensitization, and potential dysfunction. Therefore, the mechanical properties of fascial tissues, including their mobility, have been evaluated in vivo by ultrasound (US) imaging. However, this seems to be a method that is not yet properly standardized nor validated. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 28, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: H élio Rafael Soares, Ana Rita Pinheiro, Carlos Crasto, Pedro Barbosa, Nuno Dias, Paulo de Carvalho Tags: Diagnostic Methods Source Type: research

Effects of Proprioceptive Training on Ankle Muscle Strength in Fencers: A Clinical Trial
Fencing is a combat sport, which depends of lower limbs muscular strength and neuromuscular function. Because of that, approximately half of all injuries occur in lower limbs, especially in ankle. Thus, the objective of this study was to verify the influence of a twelve-week proprioceptive training program on ankle muscular strength and muscular balance in fencers. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 28, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vasconcelos. Gabriela, Grazioli. Rafael, Minozzo. Felipe, Lima. Cl áudia, Gabriela Souza de. Vasconcelos Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Lateral Epicondylitis: Are we missing out on radial nerve involvement? A Cross-sectional Study
Lateral epicondylitis (LE) is a common ailment causing pain and functional limitations. There is an inadequate understanding of its etiopathogenesis. Involvement of the radial nerve (RN) as the primary causative factor for this condition remains debatable. The aim of the present study was to assess the RN thickness in patients with LE and compare it with the unaffected side. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 28, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vasudeva. Abhimanyu, Parihar. Ritika, Neyaz. Osama, Nanda. Srishti, Handa. Geeta Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of 12-week whole-body vibration exercise on fatigue, functional ability and quality of life in women with systemic lupus erythematosus: a randomized controlled trial
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex rheumatic autoimmune disease characterized by periods of exacerbations that can present damage in organs with important clinical manifestations. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of 12-week whole-body vibration exercise (WBVE) on the fatigue, functional ability and quality of life of women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in chronic glucocorticoids use (CGU). Methods: Twenty-one women were allocated randomly in the WBVE group or isometry group. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 27, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Patr ícia Lopes-Souza, Carla Fontoura Dionello, Camila Leite Bernardes-Oliveira, Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Renata Marques Marchon, Ygor Teixeira-Silva, Laisa Liane Paineiras-Domingos, Danúbia da Cunha Sá-Caputo, Vinicius Layter Xavier, Anke Bergmann, Evan Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

The effect of pilates on metabolic control and oxidative stress of diabetics type 2 – a randomized controlled clinical trial
The Pilates method is an approach to body and mind exercises that has as its foundation the gain of stability, strength and flexibility, and the work of muscular control, posture and breathing, which can generate repercussions on oxidative stress and ROS production, it is expected that Pilates can satisfactorily influence glycemic and oxidative stress reduction in elderly diabetes. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 21, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Samara Sousa Vasconcelos Gouveia, Guilherme Pertinni de Morais Gouveia, Leydnaya Maria Souza, Bruno Cunha da Costa, Bruno Iles, Van ádia Almeida Pinho, Samila Sousa Vasconcelos, Jand Venes Rolim Medeiros, Rosangela Lago da Silva, Luiz Gonzaga Porto Pinhe Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effect of aquatic exercise on physical function and QOL in individuals with neurological disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis
When applying aquatic exercise program to patients with neurological disorder, quality of life (QOL) can be changed by physical function or psychological improvement. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 21, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sejun Oh, SangHeon Lee Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Kinematic evaluation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during the 6-min walk test
A better understanding of gait kinematics during the 6-min walk test (6MWT) may facilitate the development of rehabilitation strategies for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 20, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nath ália Alves de Oliveira Saraiva, Arthur de Sá Ferreira, Jannis Vasileios Papathanasiou, Fernando Silva Guimarães, Agnaldo José Lopes Tags: Diagnostic Methods Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effects of different applications of Kinesio Taping on postural control in healthy women
It has been demonstrated that Kinesio Tape (KT) application has immediate positive effects on balance in healthy individuals, but its mid-term effects have not yet been investigated. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 20, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Helen Katharine Christofel, Rubens A. da Silva, Fabio Henrique Masser El Afch, Lougan Escobar da Silva, Ov ídia Ignêz Pires, Ligia Megumi Iida, Luciana Prado Maia, Rodrigo Antonio Carvalho Andraus Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Reliability of the Thai Version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
To determine the reliability of the Thai version of International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF) in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 20, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Chaicharn Pothirat, Warawut Chaiwong, Chalerm Liwsrisakun, Nittaya Phetsuk, Theerakorn Theerakittikul, Woranoot Choomuang, Panida Chanayart Tags: Diagnostic Methods Source Type: research

Effect of photobiomodulation in the patellofemoral pain syndrome; Randomized Clinical Trial in Young Women
patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most frequent musculoskeletal disorders in the knee joint, affecting mainly physically active adolescents and young adults; its main symptom is pain. Physiotherapy has several therapeutic modalities aimed at pain relief, among which are photobiomodulation (PBM). The aim of the study was to analyze the effects of using PBM in cluster form (Laser+LED) in patients with PFPS. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 11, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bruna Lehmkuhl Pocai, Érica Provensi, Fernanda Serighelli, Geórgia Rigo, Dérrick Patrick Artioli, Carlos Eduardo de Albuquerque, Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

The implementation of a reflex locomotion program according to Vojta produces short-term automatic postural control changes in patients with multiple sclerosis. A pilot study
Imbalance is common in people with multiple sclerosis. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 8, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Luis Perales Lopez, Natalia Valdez Palmero, Laura Garcia Ruano, Clara San Leon Pascual, Paula White Orile, Adrian Vegue Down, M, Dolores Gor Garcia-Fogeda, Silvia Tor é Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Correlation between functional capacity and oxidative stress and inflammation in hemodialysis patients
This study aimed to evaluate the association between functional capacity and biomarkers of oxidative stress as well as biomarkers of inflammation in patients under chronic hemodialysis therapy. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 8, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ítalo Caldas Silva, Débora Fortes Marizeiro, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher, Tainá Veras de Sandes-Freitas, Gdayllon Cavalcante Meneses, Gabriela Freire Bezerra, Alexandre Braga Libório, Alice Maria Costa Martins, Nataly Gurgel Campos Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

A Critical Overview of the Current Myofascial Pain Literature – January 2021
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), trigger points (TrPs), and dry needling (DN) continue to be of interest to researchers and clinicians worldwide. In this quarterly overview, we included studies from 19 countries, including Pakistan, Iran, Spain, Israel, the US, Australia, Turkey, the UK, China, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Denmark, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, New Zealand, and Thailand. As encouraging as it may be that myofascial pain is being considered worldwide, it is frustrating how many studies do not include a proper control group making them not very useful. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - January 1, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jan Dommerholt, Orlando Mayoral, Jacob N. Thorp Source Type: research

Determining the number of repetitions to establish isokinetic knee evaluation protocols specific to angular velocities of 60 º/second and 180º/second
This study aims to develop a standard number of repetition at angular velocities of 60 º/sec and 180º/sec and define the difference of number of repetitions between genders. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 31, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mustafa Ertugrul Yasa, Bihter Akinoglu, Tugba Kocahan, Ozge Coban, Necmiye Un Yildirim Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Movement Patterns and Neuromusculoskeletal Impairments Observed in a Female Olympic Field Hockey Team: An Observational Cohort Study
The purpose of the cross-sectional observational cohort study was to quantify movement patterns and neuromuscular impairments in Olympic Female Field Hockey utilizing a standardized movement-centered assessment model. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Michael E. Lehr, William Cheek, Stan Dacko, Tori Stramara, Craig Miller, Ines Antensteiner, Sara Wannlund Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Can the electrical potential of acupoints be used to assess the functional state of meridians and the effects of therapeutics? An exploratory data analysis
Acupoints have bioelectrical properties distinct from common skin. Besides the higher electrical conductivity and lower resistance, acupoints show capacitor-like properties, which can be related to their endogenous electrical potential. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) postulates that meridians are physiological structures connecting acupoints and working as a conduit for the flow of two essential substances known as qi and xue. Objectives: This pilot study was focused in evaluating whether the electrical potential of acupoints can be correlated objectively to the functional properties as described by ancient Chinese med...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lu ís Carlos Matos, Lara Teixeira Lopes, Virginie Abreu Freire, Jorge Pereira Machado, Fernando Jorge Monteiro, Henry Johannes Greten Tags: Diagnostic Methods Source Type: research

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization in adhesive capsulitis: a randomized clinical trial
This study proposes to evaluate the effect of IASTM as an added treatment for improving pain, range of motion and functional ability in patients with adhesive capsulitis. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Amita Aggarwal, Kritika Saxena, Tushar J. Palekar, Manisha Rathi Tags: Fascia Science and Clinical Applications Source Type: research

Comparison of neck extensor muscle endurance and cervical proprioception between asymptomatic individuals and patients with chronic neck pain
The objectives of the study are 1) To investigate the association between NEE and cervical joint position error (JPE) in subjects with CNP; 2) to compare the cervical extensor endurance and cervical JPE of CNP subjects with those of asymptomatic controls; and 3) to determine the relationship between Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) scores, NEE, and cervical JPE in subjects with CNP. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ravi Shankar Reddy, Ney Meziat-Filho, Arthur S á Ferreira, Jaya Shanker Tedla, Praveen Kumar Kandakurti, Venkata Nagaraj Kakaraparthi Tags: Myofascial Pain and Treatment Source Type: research

Coplanar arrangement of shortwave diathermy is the most efficient in skin temperature change: A randomized crossover trial
Continuous shortwave diathermy (CSWD) efficacy relies on change in temperature, which had been evaluated previously. However, the studies are not comparable enough, consequently the primary goal of this study was to analyze which SWD capacitive technic arrangement is the most effective in skin temperature change. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Inaih á Laureano Benincá, Daniela de Estéfani, Núbia Carelli Pereira de Avelar, Daniela Pacheco dos Santos Haupenthal, Paulo Cesar Lock Silveira, Alessandro Haupenthal Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude and practice of physical activity promotion among physiotherapists in India during COVID 19
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the nationwide lockdown has increased sedentary time and physical inactivity. Physiotherapists are one of the essential health professionals who are actively involved in promoting physical activities. The study objectives included assessing knowledge of physical activity guidelines, physiotherapist attitude towards involvement in physical activities and practice of routine physical activity assessment, and its promotion among physiotherapists in India during COVID-19. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Radhika Aditya Jadhav, Garima Gupta, Megha Nataraj, G. Arun Maiya Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Recovery of the Lumbar Multifidus Muscle Size in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients by Strengthening Hip Abductors: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Decrease in cross-sectional thickness of lumbar multifidus (MF) muscles during prolonged low back pain episodes commonly occurs. Restoration of the MF muscle size can be an effective way of treating chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients. Traditionally, clinicians apply muscle stabilization exercises for these patients. Recent studies support the need for active strengthening exercises for treatment of the CLBP patients. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 29, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mahnaz Aboufazeli, Nima Afshar-Mohajer, Mohammad Saleh Jafarpisheh, Mohsen Heidari, Mohammad Akbari Tags: Myofascial Pain and Treatment Source Type: research

Efficacy of foam rolling with additional vibration stimulation on the mobility of the thoracolumbar fascia. An observational study.
Observations show that foam rolling improves joint movements. Likewise, it can be stated that a vibration stimulation of the tissue leads to improved joint mobility. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Annika Griefahn, Axel Knicker, Harry von Piekartz Tags: Fascia Science and Clinical Applications Source Type: research

Effect of High frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation at root level menstrual pain in Primary Dysmenorrhea
Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is a painful menstruation due to contractions in the uterus that induce ischemic pain associated with normal pelvic anatomy. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of High TENS application (root level) among adolescent girls of PD. METHODOLOGY: 140 adolescent girls were included with 14-19 years of age and randomly allocated into two groups of Experimental and Control group. The measurement of lower abdominal pain, referred low back pain, and referred bilateral thighs pain was performed by numerical pain rating scale and measurement of systolic as well as diastolic blood pre...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 27, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Uttam Manisha, Lehri Anuradha Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

The effect of dry needling & muscle energy technique separately and in combination in patients suffering shoulder impingement syndrome and active trigger points of infraspinatus
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a combination of dry needling (DN) and muscle energy technique (MET) on pain intensity (PI), pressure pain threshold (PPT) and shoulder active range of motion (ROM) in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome and active trigger points in the infraspinatus muscle. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 27, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Parvaneh Jalilipanah, Farshad Okhovatian, Rahmat allah Serri, Alireza Akbarzadeh Bagban, Sahar Zamani Tags: Myofascial Pain and Treatment Source Type: research

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation induces muscle irradiation to the lower limbs – a cross-sectional study with healthy individuals
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) in promoting muscle irradiation to the lower limbs and to relate these findings with muscle activation during the sit-to-stand task. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ritchele Redivo Marchese, Alexande Severo do Pinho, Caroline Mazutti, K átia Daniele Rech, Marcel Grzebellus, Carsten Schäfer, Leandro Giacometti da Silva, Aline de Souza Pagnussat Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Reliability of ultrasound measurement of the lateral abdominal and lumbar multi fidus muscles in individuals with chronic low back pain: a cross-sectional test-retest study
This study aimed to evaluate intrarater reliability of US imaging of the lateral abdominal and lumbar multifidus muscles in individuals with nonspecific CLBP. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Soheila Abbasi, Mohammad Reza Hadian Rasanani, Gholam Reza Olyaei, Nastaran Ghotbi, Omid Rasouli Tags: Diagnostic Methods Source Type: research

Effects of applied swan Pilates motions on upper body muscle activities
There have been very few studies involving swan motion during pilates exercises, and there is also insufficient scientific evidence to support the fact that Pilates swan motion strengthens specific muscles. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: You-Sin Kim, Namju Lee Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effectiveness of standard cervical physiotherapy plus Diaphragm Manual Therapy on pain in patients with Chronic Neck Pain: a randomized controlled trial
Literature concerning the effect of diaphragm treatment to reduce neck pain symptoms is scarce. Aim of this trial was to investigate the effects of diaphragm manual therapy associated with standard physiotherapy treatment on pain in patients with Chronic Neck Pain (CNP). (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: G. Simoni, M. Bozzolan, S. Bonnini, A. Grassi, A. Zucchini, C. Mazzanti, D. Oliva, Caterino F, A. Gallo, M. Da Roit Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of a rebound shoe to reduce impact forces in jump-landing tasks
Impact forces are risk factors for injuries during jump-landing tasks. Rebound shoes could reduce impact forces and show potential applications in training and rehabilitation programs. Here, we determine the capacity of a rebound shoe in attenuating impact forces during different motor tasks involving foot landing. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Morgana A. de Britto, Andressa L. Lemos, Christielen S. dos Santos, Bruno M. Maroneze, Karine JV. Stoelben, Felipe P. Carpes Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Scapular Motion is Accelerated in Asymptomatic Individuals with Dyskinesis: an Observational Study
Individuals with shoulder and upper extremity pathology often present with altered scapular motion. Few studies have looked at variations in scapular acceleration as a way of quantifying scapular motion. The purpose was to determine the effectiveness of wireless accelerometers for detecting changes in acceleration in individuals with scapular dyskinesis. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Joseph M. Day, Taylor Jones, Kayla Eiben, Yitz Berger Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Taijiquan and qigong as a mindfulness cognitive-behavioural based therapy on the treatment of cothymia in school-age children – a preliminary study.
The development and well-being of children are directly linked to several aspects. Among those aspects, physical activity, an adequate nutrition, and a healthy mind, seem to be of crucial importance. Psychopathologies, such as anxiety and depression, have a negative impact on life, especially when co-occurring (mixed-anxiety depression disorder/cothymia), and the clinical implications include a higher risk of suicide and psychiatric hospitalization, elevated disability, decreased compliance with medical treatment, and considerably increased usage of medical services. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jorge Magalh ães Rodrigues, Lara Lopes, Mário Gonçalves, Jorge Pereira Machado Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Short-term effectiveness of an intervention targeting lower limb range of motion on pain and disability in patellofemoral pain patients: a randomized, non-concurrent multiple-baseline study.
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a common and often long-standing musculoskeletal condition. Evidence of the effectiveness of interventions addressing soft tissue flexibility is conflicting and of inconsistent scientific quality. However, reduced soft tissue flexibility can negatively affect patellofemoral joint kinematics. Lower limb range of motion (LLROM) reflects soft tissue flexibility throughout the kinetic chain. The aim was to evaluate the short-term effectiveness of an intervention targeting LLROM on pain and disability in patients with PFP. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Martin J. Ophey, Gwen A.H.M. Crooijmans, Sophie M.W. Frieling, Donja M.A. Kardos, Robert van den Berg, Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, Igor J.R. Tak Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Short-Term Effects of Dry Needling at a Spinal and Peripheral Site on Functional Outcome Measures, Strength, and Proprioception among Individuals with a Lateral Ankle Sprain
The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of spinal and peripheral dry needling with peripheral dry needling alone, in addition to a strength and proprioception home exercise program, on pain, balance, strength, proprioception, and functional limitations among individuals with a history of a lateral ankle sprain. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kathleen T. Geist, Elizabeth M. Frierson, Harrison L. Goudiss, Hope Kitchen, Maggie Wilkins, David Pruszynski, Vincent M. Carter Source Type: research

Facilitating new movement strategies: Equine Assisted physiotherapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Equine Assisted Physiotherapy (EAPT) offers children with cerebral palsy (CP) opportunities for new movement experiences, and may influence movement qualities. Descriptions of how, and to what extent EAPT affects trunk control is missing. The aim of this study was to explore if, and how changes in trunk control and changes in other movement aspects were observable in children with CP during EAPT, and if potential changes in trunk control could be measured. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Brita Cecilie Norrud, M ålfrid Råheim, Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann, Margareta Håkanson Source Type: research

The Effects of Visual Biofeedback and Visual Biofeedback Scale Size on Single Limb Balance
Controlling postural sway relies on the assessment and integration of external sensory stimuli by the central nervous system. When there is a loss of one or more of the sensory stimuli, there is often a decrease in balance performance. Visual biofeedback (VBF) has become a popular method to improve balance because of the supplementation to natural visual information with visual cues of the center of pressure. It is also possible to improve balance even further by increasing the scale of VBF. The aim of this investigation was to determine the effects of VBF and increasing VBF scale on single-limb balance in healthy adults. ...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Claressa Chamberlin, Vivien Marmelat, Adam B. Rosen, Christopher J. Burcal Source Type: research

Comparison of postural control in older adults under different dual-task conditions: A cross-sectional study
and purpose: Performing a cognitive task while maintaining postural stability, known as “dual-task” condition, can increase the cognitive demand and reduce the postural control capacity. The inability to allocate attention to postural control under dual-task conditions may lead to balance impairments, particularly in older adults. The present study aimed to compare the effects of d ifferent dual-task conditions of backward counting (BC) and visual attention (VA) on older adults’ postural balance performance. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Alireza Motealleh, Ehsan Sinaei, Elham Nouraddinifard, Iman Rezaei Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Interaction effects of different orders of resistance exercises and rest intervals on performances by young athletes
The purpose of this study was to verify the acute effects of different exercise orders and rest intervals between sets on young athletes performance. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 17, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Diogo Correia Cardozo, Roberto Sim ão, Belmiro Freitas de Salles, Daniel Almeida Marinho, Nuno Domingos Garrido, Fabrício Miranda, Ingrid Dias, Jeffrey M. Willardson Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Comparison between Neurodynamic therapy and foam rolling in cool-down sessions for delayed onset muscle soreness in healthy individuals.
Delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) is a common finding in trained and untrained individuals post high intensity exercises which can lead to injuries. Foam rolling (FR) and neurodynamic therapy (NDT) are types of active cool-down which provides effective for treatment of DOMS. But their role in reduction of intensity of the same in cool down is not established. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 17, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Dr. Vedang Vaidya, Dr. Anand Gangwal, Dr. Rachana Dabadghav, Dr. Ashok Shyam, Dr. Parag Sancheti Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Pilates for Low Risk Pregnant Women: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
We describe the protocol for a feasibility study designed to compare a midwife-led 6-week community-based Pilates intervention with standard antenatal care. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 16, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Melissa Mazzarino, Debra Kerr, Meg E. Morris Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Exploration of lower extremity joint loading during Bounce rope skip in comparison to run and walk
Bounce rope-skip holds immense scope as an aerobic exercise in space and time constrained urban setting with additional constraints placed by pandemic situations such as Covid 19, wherein adherence to commonly performed weight-bearing, aerobic activities like walking and running is a challenge. Limited knowledge informing biomechanical demands and misconceptions about knee joint loading, confines safe application of bounce rope-skip in health promotion. Thus, present study aimed to explore kinematics and lower-extremity joint loading during rope-skipping compared to walking and running. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 16, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rajani Mullerpatan, Triveni Shetty, Yuvraj Singh, Bela Agarwal Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

The Effect of Manual Therapy on Lower Extremity Joint Kinematics during Running: A Single-Subject Case Study
While there is scarcity of current literature to support the effectiveness of muscle energy techniques (MET) with musculoskeletal injuries, the overall impact on gait kinematics necessitates investigation. This case study involved a 48-year-old male runner and aimed to determine the effect of manual therapy, including joint mobilization and MET, on lower extremity (LE) kinematics. The subject had a medical history that included: Achilles tendonitis, low back pain, and iliotibial band syndrome. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Brenda Smith, Joe Smith Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Computer photogrammetry as a postural assessment in Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome: A case report
The Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome (SJS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by myotonia and bone dysplasia, which may change the posture. The subject of this case report was a seven-year-old boy diagnosed with SJS and presenting generalized muscle and joints contractures. The purpose of the present case report was to identify postural asymmetries in a patient with SJS through photogrammetry. Postural analysis was conducted using photogrammetry with the Postural Assessment Software (SAPO ®). Photogrammetry is a postural assessment system performed through photographic images. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ana Paula de Moraes Jorge, Est êvão Rios Monteiro, Barbara J. Hoogenboom, Oliveira, Magda Valentim Palassi Quintela Tags: Diagnostic Methods Source Type: research

Comparing Muscle Thickness and Function in Healthy People and Subjects with Upper Trapezius Myofascial Pain Syndrome using Ultrasonography
The reliability of the muscle function using ultrasonography is not reported in patients with myofascial pain syndrome and healthy individuals. The main aim of this study was to compare muscle thickness and function of two matched healthy and patients groups with neck pain due to upper trapezius myofascial pain syndrome. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 14, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kamran Ezzati, Saemeh Khani, Hasan Moladoust, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani, Ebrahim Nasiri, Hosein Ettehad Tags: Myofascial Pain and Treatment Source Type: research

Acute Effects of Functional Dry Needling on Skeletal Muscle Function
Functional dry needling (FDN) is commonly used to treat soft tissue pain-related conditions. Previous research has demonstrated benefits to chronic resistance training; however, objective physiological measures sensitive to acute exercise have not been found. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the acute effects of FDN on muscle strength and endurance. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Austin C. Mead, Mark L. McGlynn, Dustin R. Slivka Tags: Fascia Science and Clinical Applications Source Type: research

Quantitative Measurements of Forward Head in College-Aged Students: A Conformational Study of Intra-Rater and Inter-Rater Reliability of a Novel Posture Measuring Device
The objective of this study was to confirm if FHP can be reliably measured using a novel posture-measuring device. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kurt Gray, Rajiv Dalal, Jullet Davis Weaver, Saungaylia Randolph Source Type: research

Immediate effects of a direct myofascial release technique on hip and cervical flexibility in inactive females with hamstring shortening: a randomized controlled trial
Currently, greater background is required about the effectiveness of myofascial release (MFR) on muscle flexibility. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - December 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Daniel Mart ínez-Lema, Francisco Guede-Rojas, Karen González-Fernández, Adolfo Soto-Martínez, Leonardo Lagos-Hausheer, César Vergara-Ríos, Héctor Márquez-Mayorga, Carlos S. Mancilla Tags: Fascia Science and Clinical Applications Source Type: research