Iliopsoas muscle thickness and pelvic alignment in pronated and normal foot postures
It is hypothesized that the subtalar hyperpronation may provoke the development of a biomechanical chain of events in lower extremity alignment. Several studies have shown that pelvic alignment may alter in the presence of immediate foot hyperpronation induced by external forces. It is unknown whether these alterations are presented in chronic foot hyperpronation or not. It is also unknown if these potential postural changes could affect iliopsoas muscle size. Therefore, it appears necessary to carry out thorough research in this study. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Zinat Ashnagar, Mohammad Reza Hadian, Gholamreza Olyaei, Saeed Talebian, Asghar Rezasoltani, Hassan Saeedi, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Rahimeh Mahmoodi Tags: Diagnostic Methods Source Type: research

Effects of the Pilates Method on Kinesiophobia Associated with Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Patients with chronic low back pain with higher levels of kinesiophobia have a 41% greater risk of developing a physical disability. The kinesiophobia model suggests that patients fear movements because of pain, associating movement with worsening of their state. Studies that apply the Pilates method for chronic low back pain achieve positive results in reducing pain and disability, and moderate results regarding kinesiophobia. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: C íntia Domingues de Freitas, Deborah Araujo Costa, Nelson Carvas Junior, Vinicius Tassoni Civile Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of exercise mode in knee cartilage thickness
It is unclear how cycling and running would differ in terms of changes in cartilage thickness. Also, given squats are a popular type of exercise used to strengthen lower limbs, it is critical to assess if loads used during resisted training could lead to changes in cartilage cushioning properties. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the effects of exercise mode in knee cartilage thickness. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rodrigo Bini, Alice Flores Bini Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Informative title: The effects of Pilates training on static and dynamic balance of female deaf students: A Randomized Controlled Trial
To evaluate the effect of Pilates training on static and dynamic balance of deaf female. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hamed Zarei, Ali Asghar Norasteh, Akram Rahmanpournashrudkoli, Elham Hajihoseini Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effect of whole body vibration on the electromyographic activity of core stabilizer muscles
To analyze the effects of whole body vibration on electromyographic activity of the core muscles. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Neuromuscular Performance Analysis Laboratory (LAPERN) Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cervical musculoskeletal disorders in patients with temporomandibular dysfunction: A systematic review and meta-analysis
To verify which are the neck musculoskeletal disorders presented by individuals with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ana.Izabela.S. de Oliveira-Souza, Josepha.Karinne de O. Ferro, Manuella M.M.B. Barros, Daniella.A.de Oliveira Source Type: research

The MyotonPRO: a reliable and valid tool for quantifying the viscoelastic properties of a trigger point on the infraspinatus in non-traumatic chronic shoulder pain
Clinicians rely on palpation for locating and diagnosing trigger points in muscles. Measuring a trigger point with clinical palpation remains a challenge. There are currently no validated tools available in clinical practice to objectively measure a trigger point. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - May 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: M élanie Roch, Mélanie Morin, Nathaly Gaudreault Source Type: research

A Critical Overview of the Current Myofascial Pain Literature – January 2020
We are starting 2020 with 6 basic research studies, 9 reviews articles, 14 dry needling/injection studies and one manual therapy paper for a total of 30 new papers. Topics range from studies on mechanisms, inflammatory mediators in myofascial pain, fascia, screening, Platelet-rich plasma intramuscular injections, and temporal summation to clinical studies on patients with tension-type headache, chronic pelvic pain, knee osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, generalized musculoskeletal pain, neck pain, breast cancer, tendinopathies, thoracic outlet syndrome, and canine dry needling, among others. (Source: Journal of Bodywork a...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - April 29, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Myofascial Pain and Treatment Source Type: research

Kinematics of Shoulder, Trunk, Pelvis and Hip While Reaching Forward to Progressively Distant Targets
Information on the normal contribution of various body regions to forward reaching provides a basis for assessing the maneuver. The purpose of this study was to describe the kinematics of the shoulder, trunk, pelvis, and hip of healthy young males while they stood and reached toward a target at arm ’s length and 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% of body height beyond. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Richard W. Bohannon, Bradley J. Myers, Frank T. Tudini, Justin T. Clark, John P. Manor Source Type: research

The effects of body armour on mobility and postural control of police officers.
Police officer use of Individual Light Armour Vests (ILAVs) is increasing due to potential occupational hazards that include blunt trauma, stabbing and light calibre bullets. It is unclear how addition of this extra load will affect the officer ’s mobility or postural control. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 17, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ben Schram, Robin Orr, Ben Hinton, Geoff Norris, Rodney Pope Source Type: research

Osteopathic Treatment leads to significantly greater reductions in chronic thoracic pain after CABG surgery: a randomised controlled trial
There are a number of long-term postoperative complications after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Pulmonary function is decreased by 12% and 30% to 50% of the patients have chronic thoracic pain. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 17, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Gert Roncada Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Proprioceptive effects on gait and postural stability through mechanical stimulation with an internal and external heel wedge: an interventional single-arm study.
Previous studies have shown that the stimulation of the foot sole can provide important information about the body ’s position and locomotion. However, these studies do not clarify how the position of the mechanical stimulation on the foot sole affects the gait cycle. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 17, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Alessandria Marco, Gollin Massimiliano Source Type: research

The Lateral Neck Flexor Endurance Test: Normative Values in the Young Adult Population
Unilateral muscular deficits have been identified in individuals with neck pain, although no unilateral clinical tests have been described in the literature. Assessment of lateral neck flexor endurance may allow identification of abnormal unilateral muscle function. The lateral neck flexor (LNF) endurance test, where an individual holds their head parallel to the ground while side-lying, may be a clinical option. We sought to (1) determine inter-rater reliability of the LNF endurance test, and (2) establish normative LNF values in healthy individuals. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Brian T. Swanson, Heather M. Bromaghin, Nate Bubacy, Austin Messick, Larissa Tinker Source Type: research

Scapula Motor Control Training with Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation in Chronic Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: A case report.
Shoulder complaints have high re-occurrence rates and scapular control seems to be a major influencing factor in sub acromial impingement syndromes (SIS). Scapular dyskinesia disrupts the scapulohumeral rhythm, altering biomechanical loads on the rotator cuff in shoulder movements. As a result, this disturbs the natural healing process. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) seems to be a promising treatment approach since it has a focus on motor learning. This case report seeks to illustrate the clinical reasoning and feasibility of applying the comprehensive nature of PNF in a patient who is not responsive to st...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Timas Peteraitis, Fred Smedes Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Perspectives on tissue adaptation related to allostatic load: scoping review and integrative hypothesis with a focus on osteopathic palpation
Osteopathic care may support an individual's adaptive capacity, including allostatic regulation and tissue changes in both health and disease. The palpatory findings which osteopaths claim are related to tissue changes may be linked to allostatic load. However, this putative link has not been formally investigated. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Christian Lunghi, Giacomo Consorti, Marco Tramontano, Jorge E. Esteves, Francesco Cerritelli Tags: Fascia Science and Clinical Applications Source Type: research

A New Perspective For Somatic Dysfunction In Osteopathy: The Variability Model
Osteopathy uses manipulative techniques to support physiological function and adaptation. These conditions are modified by the presence of Somatic Dysfunction (SD), an altered function of the components of the body ’s framework system. Despite SD’s widespread use in clinical practice and education, research has previously shown poor results in terms of reliability and validity.In this theoretical article, the authors’ proposal is to argue for a new clinical perspective for SD which suggests a different p alpatory assessment of its clinical signs: the “Variability Model”. (Source: Journal of Bo...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Andrea Bergna, Luca Vismara, Giovanni Parravicini, Fulvio Dal Farra Source Type: research

Neuromuscular activation analysis of the trunk muscles during hippotherapy sessions
Hippotherapy allows the development of affective, sensory, motor, and cognitive areas, besides providing the practitioner with several movements and stimuli necessary for therapeutic progress. However, there is a limited amount of scientific evidence regarding the suitability of the mount material, mount type, and hippotherapy session duration, as well as regarding the activation of specific muscle groups during the practice and its applicability to activities of daily living. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 7, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: J úlio Ribeiro Bravo Gonçalves Junior, André Gustavo Fernandes de Oliveira, Silvia Almeida Cardoso, Kamila Gabriela Jacob, Lucas Vilas Boas Magalhães Source Type: research

Is There a Dose Response Relationship Between Soft Tissue Manual Therapy and Clinical Outcomes in Fibromyalgia?
Current clinical guidelines do not support the use of manual therapy (MT) interventions for Fibromyalgia (FM) patients, despite evidence of positive biochemical, mechanical and psychological effects, and the popularity of hands-on treatments amongst patients. An optimal dose for MT has not been established; this may explain the discrepancies found within the published literature. The aim of this systematic review was to determine whether there is a dose response relationship for MT leading to improvements in core domains of FM symptomology; Pain, Mood, Sleep, Global Measure of Impact (Functional Status& Quality of Life...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sarah Sturman, Claire Killingback Tags: Myofascial Pain and Treatment Source Type: research

Power Training Improves Bone Mineral Density and Fall Risk for a Postmenopausal Woman with a History of Osteoporosis and Increased Risk of Falling
The purpose of this case study was to assess the degree to which a 12-month power-based resistance-training program improved bone mineral density (BMD) and fall risk for a 70-year-old postmenopausal woman with osteoporosis and increased risk of falling. After an eight-week strength-development phase, we had the patient perform 44 weeks of resistance training with maximal force mobilization by instructing her to complete as many repetitions as possible during each 60-s set. We used dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) to assess BMD and Dynamic Gait Index (DGI) to assess fall risk before and after the intervention. (Sourc...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 27, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Michele Aquino, Fred J. DiMenna, John Petrizzo, Robert M. Otto, John Wygand Source Type: research

The effectiveness of Biomechanical Taping and KinesioTaping on Shoulder pain, active range of motion and function of participants with Trapezius Myalgia: a randomized controlled trial
Trapezius Myalgia (TM) is characterized by shoulder pain and dysfunction. Kinesio Taping is commonly used in symptom management of TM. Biomechanical Taping (BMT), a novel intervention, may provide equally effective management. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 26, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Valentin III.C. Dones, Jocel M. Regino, Nicole Trizia S. Esplana, Ivan Rafael V. Rivera, Melissa Kaye R. Tomas Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Responsiveness of the Persian Health Assessment Questionnaire measures in differentiating among disease activity levels in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Evidences suggest that inflammation has a harmful effect on muscle strength as well as on functional disability. The purpose of the present study was to examine the association of objectively measured disease activity levels and functional disability among Iranian patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and to analyse whether a Persian version of the health assessment questionnaire- disability index (PHAQ-DI) can distinguish between RA patients at different stages of the disease progression. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 26, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Salman Nazary-Moghadam, Afsaneh Zeinalzadeh, Mahyar Salavati, Simin Almasi Source Type: research

Intrartester reliability of sympathetic skin responses in subjects with primary palmar hyperhidrosis
Primary palmar hyperhidrosis (PPH) is a disorder related to sympathetic dysfunction. Iontophoresis can be used to reduce sweating rate. Sympathetic skin response (SSR) is commonly used to evaluate the sympathetic system. However, scarce evidence exists about the reliability of SSR parameters. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 26, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Elham Ghandali, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Hamid Reza Moghimi, khosro khademi-kalantari, Saeed Talebian Moghadam, Alireza Akbarzadeh Baghban, Seyedeh Maryam Mortazavi Source Type: research

MRI in migraineurs: are there abnormalities in the area where the myofascial trigger points are palpable and in volume measurements?
Patients with migraine may present a higher quantity of myofascial trigger points (MTrP) and alterations in the cervical muscles when compared to non-migraineurs. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a robust method for the study of human soft tissues and could be useful to investigate these points. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 26, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mariana Luiza da Silva Queiroz, Paula Rejane Bezerra Diniz, Eduardo Jos é Nepomuceno Montenegro, Joaquim José de Souza Costa Neto, Eolo Santana de Albuquerque Filho, Marcelo Moraes Valença, Ana Izabela Sobral de Oliveira Souza, Angélica da Silva Tenó Source Type: research

The immediate effect of whole body vibration training on the electromyographic activity of contralateral hand muscles; a randomized controlled trial
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) has been used as a useful adjunct to improve the neuromuscular function of the upper limb. Cross-transfer of strength plays an important role in rehabilitation of unilateral injuries. The present research intended to evaluate the acute effect of low frequency WBV training on cross-transfer of electromyographic activity and hand muscles strength when the measurement was performed on the contralateral limb. This was a randomized crossover trial study conducted in a clinical biomechanics laboratory. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 26, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cyrus Taghizadeh, Rasool Bagheri, Hamideh Mashhadi Hashemi, Elham Fatemi, Rozita Hedayati Source Type: research

Sensory regulation and mechanical effects of sustained high intensity stretching of the anterior compartment of the thigh
Ballet dancers, contortionists, gymnasts, or other sportspeople spend long hours performing stretching while training. Although most studies on stretching consider fascia lengthening to be difficult, athletes manage to lengthen their fascia. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 26, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Frank Germain, Elodie Lemarchand, Raphael Perrin Source Type: research

Pilates exercise improves the clinical and immunological profiles of patients with human T-cell lymphotropic virus 1 associated myelopathy: A pilot study
HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is an infectious chronic-inflammatory disease, which can lead to lower limb motions. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 25, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Altair Vallinoto Klautau, Denise da Silva Pinto, B árbara Brasil Santana, Maria Alice Freitas Queiroz, Andréa Nazaré M. Rangel da Silva, Izaura Maria Vieira Cayres-Vallinoto, Ricardo Ishak, Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto Source Type: research

The Effect of Osteopathic Manual Therapy with Breathing Retraining on Cardiac Autonomic Measures and Breathing Symptoms Scores: A Randomised Wait-List Controlled Trial.
This study evaluated the effects of breathing retraining and osteopathic MT on cardiac autonomic measures and breathing symptoms during spontaneous breathing in healthy active adults. Methods: Participants (n=18) received breathing retraining and four, weekly manual therapy sessions, randomised to start immediately, or after 6-week delay. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 25, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: J.G. Benjamin, R.W. Moran, D.J. Plews, A.E. Kilding, L.E. Barnett, W.J. Verhoeff, C.J. Bacon Source Type: research

Persian manual therapy method for chronic low-back pain with lumbar radiculopathy; a randomized controlled trial
This study investigated safety and efficacy of a Persian manual therapy method (Fateh technique) for management of chronic low-back pain (LBP) and radiculopathy. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 25, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mohamad Sanei, Farzin Roozafzai, Shobeir Rostami Abousaidi, Mahmood Hamze, Amir-Masoud Negarestani, Roshanak Mokaberinejad Source Type: research

Massage Therapy Utilisation By Australian Women: Prevalence And Determinants
This study reports the prevalence and characteristics of young and middle-aged Australian women who consulted a massage therapist. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 24, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Suzy Ladanyi, Jon Adams, David Sibbritt Source Type: research

What we know so far about postural balance training: An exploratory scoping review of nomenclature and related issues
Different terms are used to refer to postural balance training, but the ontological debate involving the concepts to pursue nomenclature consensus is unusual. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 24, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Luis Aureliano Imbiriba, Mariana Rodrigues Alves Correia, Sara Farias, J éssica Meyas Silva, Isabelle da Nobrega Ferreira, Marco Antonio Cavalcanti Garcia, Sandro Sperandei, Adriana Ribeiro de Macedo, Rua Carlos Wenceslau Source Type: research

Multimodal Management of Patellar Tendinopathy in Basketball Players: A Retrospective Chart Review Pilot Study
The aim of this observational study was to document changes in pain, dysfunction, and fear of movement in basketball players using a multimodal rehabilitation approach for managing patellar tendinopathy . (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 24, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Trevor Vander Doelen, Alex Scott Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of Dry Needling on Symptomatic Hallux Valgus: A Randomized Single Blind Clinical Trial
The purpose of the present study was to determine the short and medium effects of dry needling (DN) on myofascial trigger oints (MTrPs) in individuals with symptomatic hallux valgus (SHV). (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 24, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Aliye Sadat Kharazmi, Farshad Okhovatian, Alireza Akbarzadeh Baghban, Zahra Mosallanezhad, Marzieh Mohammadi Kojidi, Hadi Azimi Source Type: research

Short-term effect of muscle energy technique and mechanical diagnosis and therapy in sacroiliac joint dysfunction: - A pilot randomized clinical trial
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD) is a prominent source of pain in low back pain (LBP) patients. Tenderness inferior to the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) is an important sign presented in SIJD. Techniques including muscle energy technique (MET) and mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) have shown benefits in SIJD. However, the effects of these treatments on tenderness and pain around the PSIS are yet to be determined. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 24, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Saumya Srivastava, Dhanesh Kumar K U, Harramb Mittal, Snehil Dixit, Aishwarya Nair Source Type: research

To investigate the association between spinal column deformity and breathing function: A systematic review
"Spinal column deformity" includes conditions such as idiopathic juvenile scoliosis, congenital scoliosis, post-traumatic lesions and other spinal deformities such as kyphosis(Szopa and Domagalska-Szopa, 2017).People with many types of spinal deformities, reported a high incidence of dyspnea on exertion and reduced vital capacity (VC). There is a significant risk of mortality and death in people with untreated scoliosis (Lin et al., 2004). (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 24, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Khadijeh Kazemi, Nahid Rahmani, Fatemeh Rahimi, Majid Ravanbakhsh Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

The immediate effect of IASTM vs. vibration vs. light hand massage on knee angle repositioning accuracy and hamstrings flexibility: a pilot study
The effectiveness of novel soft-tissue interventions relative to traditional ones requires further exploration. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the immediate effect of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) compared to vibration massage or light hand massage on hamstrings ’ flexibility and knee proprioception. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: George A. Koumantakis, Eleonora Roussou, George A. Angoules, Nikolaos A. Angoules, Theodoros Alexandropoulos, Georgia Mavrokosta, Prokopios Nikolaou, Filippi Karathanassi, Maria Papadopoulou Source Type: research

The Effect of Kinesio-tape ® on Pain and Vertical Jump Performance in Active Individuals with Patellar Tendinopathy
Patellar tendinopathy is a common inflammatory condition in athletes who undergo large volumes of running and jumping. Kinesio-tape ® (KT) is proposed to provide pain relief; however, its effect has not been examined on patellar tendinopathy. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kaori Tamura, Portia B. Resnick, Bruce P. Hamelin, Yukiya Oba, Ronald K. Hetzler, Christopher D. Stickley Source Type: research

Osteopathic treatment of patients with shoulder pain. A pragmatic randomized controlled trial.
The objective of this trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of an osteopathic treatment in patients suffering from shoulder pain. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Florian Schwerla, Torsten Hinse, Markus Klosterkamp, Thomas Schmitt, Michaela Ru ¨tz, Karl-Ludwig Resch Source Type: research

Test-retest reliability and responsiveness of isokinetic dynamometry to assess wrist flexor muscle spasticity in subacute post-stroke hemiparesis
To overcome the limitations of clinical scales, objective measurement methods are becoming prominent in spasticity assessment. The aim of this study was to assess the test –retest reliability and responsiveness of isokinetic dynamometry to evaluate wrist flexor spasticity in patients with subacute stroke. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nasrin Salehi Dehno, Fahimeh Kamali Sarvestani, Abdolhamid Shariat, Shapour Jaberzadeh Source Type: research

Vestibular failure managed with osteopathic manipulative treatment: a report of two cases.
Vestibular failure or hypofunction can be generated by pathologies such as vestibular neuritis (VN), causing the onset of rotatory vertigo and the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) hyporeaction. VN is a post-viral inflammation-producing vestibular nerve-axon impairment, which reaches compensation in 70% of cases. Here, we present two cases of vestibular failure that did not respond to pharmacological therapy, but did show modulated vestibular response after an osteopathic manipulative treatment. Dizziness handicap inventory (DHI) was used to assess disability, while VOR was examined by means of video head impulse test (v-HIT)....
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: D. Origo, A.G. Tarantino, M. Romagnoli Tags: Fascia Science and Clinical Applications Source Type: research

Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a hypopressive exercise program on postmenopausal cancer survivors: a pilot study
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a common symptom during and after cancer treatment that negatively affects the patient ’s quality of life. Exercise is one of the most effective non-pharmacological treatments for CRF. Multimodal exercise therapy programs that include hypopressive exercises, relaxation and myofascial release may be beneficial for CRF. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility and e fficacy of a multimodal program on CRF and lower limb functional strength in postmenopausal women diagnosed with cancer. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Iv án Chulvi-Medrano, Tamara Rial Rebullido, Cinta Gómez-Tomás, Avery D. Faigenbaum Source Type: research

Effect of adding stretching to standardized procedures on cervical range of motion, pain and disability in patients with non-specific mechanical neck pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial
to investigate the benefit of adding stretching exercises to cervical joint mobilization and active rotation exercises for patients with non-specific mechanical neck pain. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Saad Alfawaz, Everett Lohman, Mansoor Alameri, Noha Daher, Hatem Jaber Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of non-linear resistance training and curcumin supplementation on the liver biochemical markers levels and structure in older women with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
With increasing age, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is very common among women with low levels of physical activity. Nonlinear resistance training is one of the new methods to help patients who have low levels of physical activity. Curcumin is an herbal supplement that has anti-inflammatory effects. The present study aimed to examine the effects of nonlinear resistance training and curcumin supplementation on the liver structure and biochemical markers in obese older women with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Baharak Moradi, Saleh Rahmati-Ahmadabad, Parvin Farzanegi, Masoumeh Helalizadeh, Mohammad-Ali Azarbayjani Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

A randomized clinical trial for the effect of static stretching and strengthening exercise on pelvic tilt angle in LBP patients
Stretching and strengthening exercises are commonly used to improve muscle shortness of the hamstring as any tension in this muscle can have an effect on the pelvic posture. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of two methods of improving short hamstring on the angle of pelvic tilt in LBP sufferers. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: MohammadBagher Shamsi, Soodeh Shahsavari, Ameneh Safari, Maryam Mirzaei Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effect of Pilates Method on muscular trunk endurance and hamstring extensibility in adolescents during twelve weeks training and detraining
Thoracic hyperkyphosis and lumbar hyperlordosis have been associated with low values of flexibility in the hamstring muscle and endurance of the trunk musculature. These are areas that are worked using the Pilates Method (PM), however, there are only two studies that assess its effect on these variables in adolescence, and none that measure the retention time of the acquired improvements. The main objective of this research was to assess the effect of 10 minutes of adapted exercise program from PM in a Physical Education class (PE) for 12 weeks, on trunk muscle endurance and hamstring flexibility, and to evaluate the reten...
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Gonz ález-Gálvez Noelia, Vaquero-Cristobal Raquel, Jorge Marcos-Pardo Pablo Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Pattern of respiratory muscle activity during exercise tests in children born prematurely
This study aimed to compare respiratory muscle activity in pre-term and term children using an exercise test. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Josy Davidson, Sabrina Pinheiro Tsopanoglou, Victor Zuniga Dourado, Am élia Miyashiro Nunes dos Santos, Ana Lucia Goulart, Cesar F. Amorim, Dirceu Solé Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Whole body vibration improves symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is an innovative therapy that may be effective for reducing chronic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), Current treatments for DPN pain have demonstrated questionable efficacy and significant risk of adverse events. Preliminary research has indicated that WBV may be effective for controlling chronic pain symptoms of DPN. METHODS: 20 participants (9 male, 11 female), 58.51 ±10.69 years old, and BMI of 33.60±8.20 kg/m2 were randomly assigned to a sham-treatment (n=8) or WBV treatment (n=12) group in a pre-post design. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nathan J. Kessler, Michael M. Lockard, Jacob Fischer Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Treatment of panic disorder by trigeminal nerve manipulation: A case series
The report on two cases of patients with acute severe panic disorder relieved of their symptoms by manual manipulations of the trigeminal nerve ’s alveolar branches. The manipulations were performed via the oral cavity during one session, or two consecutive sessions less than a week apart. No other effective treatment was administered prior, concurrently or since the time of the treatment. The recovery from panic disorder was immediate an d lasted for the entire period of observation of three years. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Emmanuel Birstein, Judith Gusky Tags: Prevention and Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Functional postural-stabilization tests according to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization approach: Proposal of novel examination protocol
This paper presents a set of eleven functional Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) tests corresponding with specific infantile developmental stages, clarifying desired postural-locomotion patterns from a developmental perspective, while also describing frequently-observed disturbances of these patterns. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 7, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Alena Kobesova, Pavel Davidek, Craig E. Morris, Ross Andel, Michael Maxwell, Lenka Oplatkova, Marcela Safarova, Kathy Kumagai, Pavel Kolar Tags: Diagnostic Methods Source Type: research

Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Immunoglobulins and Anemia after Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients
Intense and extended treatments are common with patients diagnosed with breast cancer and even though the possibility of surviving cancer is reasonably high, it usually requires an exhaustive medical intervention(Courneya et al., 2003). (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Haidy N. Ashem, Hamada Ahmad Hamada, Rami L. Abbas Source Type: research

The motor and the non-motor outcomes of Nordic Walking in Parkinson's disease: A systematic review
The current study investigated the motor and the non-motor outcomes of Nordic Walking (NW) in Parkinson ’s disease (PD) using a systematic review of studies with any designs. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - February 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Karina Karolina De Santis, Ilkay Kaplan Source Type: research