Exercises using a touchscreen tablet application improved functional ability more than an exercise program prescribed on paper in people after surgical carpal tunnel release: a randomised trial
ConclusionUse of the ReHand tablet application for early rehabilitation after carpal tunnel release is more effective in the recovery of functional ability than a conventional home exercise program. It remains unclear whether there are any benefits in grip strength, pain or dexterity.Trial registrationACTRN12618001887268. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guideline: Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Mark Hancock (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Research Note: Adaptive trials
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Julie A Marsh, André Schultz, Benjamin R Saville, Scott M Berry, Thomas L Snelling (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Goal-oriented instructions increase the intensity of practice in stroke rehabilitation compared with non-specific instructions: a within-participant, repeated measures experimental study
ConclusionGoal-oriented instructions can result in significant increases in the rate of repetitions of exercise in stroke rehabilitation. The use of goal-oriented instructions is a simple, no-cost strategy that can be used to increase the intensity of practice in stroke rehabilitation.Trial registrationACTRN12619000146190. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Program evaluation within the research translation framework
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Natasha K Brusco, Helena C Frawley (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Exercise interventions improve some walking-related outcomes in people with Parkinson's disease [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Prudence Plummer (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Education plus exercise, and corticosteroid injection, are superior to a wait-and-see approach for gluteal tendinopathy [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Sophie E Steenstrup (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Media: Facingdisability.com: a unique video library reflecting the experiences of people with spinal cord injuries and their families
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Joanne Glinsky (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Home-based versus centre-based cardiac rehabilitation have similar outcomes [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Mark Elkins (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Additional early active repetitive motor training did not prevent contracture in adults receiving task-specific upper limb training after stroke: a randomised trial
ConclusionIn adults who are already receiving task-specific motor training for upper limb rehabilitation following stroke, 5 weeks of up to 1 hour of additional daily active repetitive motor training using the SMART Arm device did not prevent or reduce contracture in upper limb muscles.Trial registrationACTRN12614001162606. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Massage therapy slightly decreased pain intensity after habitual running, but had no effect on fatigue, mood or physical performance: a randomised trial
ConclusionMassage therapy was effective at reducing pain intensity after application to the quadriceps of runners compared to a sham technique, but the magnitude of the effect was small. There were no significant effects on perceived fatigue, flexibility, strength or jump performance.Trial registrationBrazilian Registry of Clinical Trials, RBR-393m7m. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Education plus exercise, and corticosteroid injection, are superior to a wait-and-see approach for gluteal tendinopathy [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Britt Elin Øiestad (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Aquatic exercise improves motor impairments in people with Parkinson's disease, with similar or greater benefits than land-based exercise: a systematic review
ConclusionAquatic exercise improves motor impairments in people with PD significantly more than no intervention. It also has slightly to moderately greater benefits than land-based exercise on balance capacity, fear of falling, and health-related quality of life. On other outcomes, the benefits of aquatic exercise are similar to those of land-based exercise.Trial registrationPROSPERO CRD42017077370. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 21, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

People who identify as LGBTIQ+ can experience assumptions, discomfort, some discrimination, and a lack of knowledge while attending physiotherapy: a survey
ConclusionPeople who identify as LGBTIQ+ can experience challenges when attending physiotherapy, including: erroneous assumptions by physiotherapists, discomfort, explicit and implicit discrimination, and a lack of knowledge specific to their health needs. Positive findings and participant-suggested changes offer ways to improve physiotherapy for LGBTIQ+ people across educational and clinical settings. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 16, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Correspondence: Author response to Ariie
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Flávia Ignácio Antônio, Robert D Herbert, Kari Bø, Ana Carolina Japur Sá Rosa-e-Silva, Lúcia Alves Silva Lara, Maira de Menezes Franco, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 16, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Home-based versus centre-based cardiac rehabilitation have similar outcomes [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Rita Hwang (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 8, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Correspondence: Transparency to fully understand randomised controlled trials
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Takashi Ariie (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 8, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Clinimetrics: Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Rochelle Furtado, Joy MacDermid (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 8, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guideline: EULAR revised recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Vanitha Arumugam, Joy C MacDermid (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 8, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Exercise interventions improve some walking-related outcomes in people with Parkinson’s disease [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Meg E Morris (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - March 8, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Nasal continuous positive airway pressure for infants with meconium aspiration syndrome reduces the need for mechanical ventilation in the first seven days of life [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Alicia Jane Spittle (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - February 19, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Nasal continuous positive airway pressure for infants with meconium aspiration syndrome reduces the need for mechanical ventilation in the first seven days of life [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Vinicius Cavalheri (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - February 19, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Clinimetrics: Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®)
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Leo D Roorda, Martine HP Crins, Caroline B Terwee (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - February 19, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

A combined physical activity and fall prevention intervention improved mobility-related goal attainment but not physical activity in older adults: a randomised trial
ConclusionA combined physical activity and fall prevention intervention was associated with significantly higher mobility goal attainment at 6 months. There was no significant impact on physical activity but future investigation in a larger trial is warranted.Trial registrationACTRN12614000016639. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 21, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Combined training is the most effective training modality to improve aerobic capacity and blood pressure control in people requiring haemodialysis for end-stage renal disease: systematic review and network meta-analysis
ConclusionCombined training was the most effective modality to increase aerobic capacity and blood pressure control in people who require haemodialysis. This finding helps to fill the gap created by the lack of head-to-head comparisons of different modalities of exercise in people with end-stage renal disease.RegistrationPROSPERO CRD42015020531. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 21, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

People undertaking pulmonary rehabilitation are willing and able to provide accurate data via a remote pulse oximetry system: a multicentre observational study
ConclusionThe telemonitoring system used in this study was sufficiently valid and acceptable for use in at-home pulmonary rehabilitation by people with chronic respiratory disease.Study registrationClinicalTrials.gov NCT03295474 and NCT03004716 (subgroup study). (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 18, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Women with gestational diabetes mellitus want clear and practical messages from credible sources about physical activity during pregnancy: a qualitative study
ConclusionTo feel confident and safe about being physically active during pregnancy, women with GDM wanted clear, simple and GDM-specific messages from credible sources. Health professionals can support women with a GDM pregnancy with targeted physical activity messages. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 18, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Paper of the Year 2018
Publication date: Available online 17 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 18, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

In inpatient rehabilitation, large amounts of practice can occur safely without direct therapist supervision: an observational study
ConclusionIn an inpatient setting, a large percentage of practice can be performed as semi-supervised practice. This does not appear to compromise the time spent in active practice or patient safety. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 18, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Exercise is commonly used as a substitute for traditional airway clearance techniques by adults with cystic fibrosis in Australia: a survey
ConclusionExercise is commonly used as a substitute for traditional airway clearance techniques. Physiotherapists should advise patients that whilst there is some research suggesting a possible mechanism for exercise as a form of airway clearance, there are currently no medium-term to long-term data supporting exercise as a stand-alone form of airway clearance. These results suggest that future research to investigate the clinical effectiveness of exercise as a substitute for traditional airway clearance techniques should be a priority.RegistrationACTRN12616000994482. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 15, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

The emerging field of epigenetics and its relevance for the physiotherapy profession
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Andrea Polli, Kelly Ickmans, Lode Godderis, Jo Nijs (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 12, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Research Note: Twin studies and their value for physiotherapy research
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Paulo Ferreira, Jeffrey Craig, John L Hopper (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 8, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: A 12-week pedometer-based intervention, delivered in primary care, produces long-term gains in physical activity [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Kylie Hill (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 8, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis may delay declines in health-related quality of life over 6 months [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Jennifer Freeman (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 8, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis may delay declines in health-related quality of life over 6 months [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Prudence Plummer (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 8, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Media: Review – Healthtalk: an excellent website to help understand the experiences of patients
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Iain Loughran (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 7, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Hip arthroscopy is more effective than personalised hip therapy for improving hip-related quality of life in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Joanne L Kemp (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 7, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: A 12-week pedometer-based intervention, delivered in primary care, produces long-term gains in physical activity [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Anna Lowe (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 7, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guideline: Knee Pain and Mobility Impairments: Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Lesions Revision 2018
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Goris Nazari (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 7, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Hip arthroscopy is more effective than personalised hip therapy for improving hip-related quality of life in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Britt Elin Øiestad (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guideline: Early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and management. NICE guideline [NG101]
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Mark J Hancock (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Clinimetrics: Short Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Rochelle Furtado, Joy C MacDermid (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: The 11+ Kids' warm-up program performed at least once a week reduces severe and lower extremity injuries in children playing football [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): David Spurrier (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: The ‘11+ Kids’ warm-up program performed at least once a week reduces severe and lower extremity injuries in children playing football [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Nora Shields (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guideline: Knee Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments: Knee Ligament Sprain
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of Physiotherapy, Volume 64, Issue 4Author(s): Goris Nazari (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - October 5, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Interventions involving repetitive practice improve strength after stroke: a systematic review
ConclusionInterventions involving repetitive practice improve strength after stroke, and these improvements are accompanied by improvements in activity.Review registrationPROSPERO CRD42017068658. [de Sousa DG, Harvey LA, Dorsch S, Glinsky JV (2018) Interventions involving repetitive practice improve strength after stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy XX: XX–XX] (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 22, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Manual lymph drainage may not have a preventive effect on the development of breast cancer-related lymphoedema in the long term: a randomised trial
ConclusionManual lymph drainage may not have a preventive effect on the development of breast cancer-related lymphoedema in the short and long term.Trial registrationNetherlands Trial Register NTR 1055. [Devoogdt N, Geraerts I, Van Kampen M, De Vrieze T, Vos L, Neven P, Vergote I, Christiaens M-R, Thomis S, De Groef A (2018) Manual lymph drainage may not have a preventive effect on the development of breast cancer-related lymphoedema in the long term: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy XX: XX–XX] (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 19, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Virtual Special Issue on low back pain
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2018Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Julia Hush, Mark Elkins (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 19, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Additional structured physical activity does not improve walking in older people (> 60 years) undergoing inpatient rehabilitation: a randomised trial
ConclusionWhile substantial gains in mobility were achieved by older people receiving inpatient rehabilitation, additional physical activity sessions did not lead to better walking outcomes at discharge or 6 months.Trial registrationACTRN12613000884707. [Said CM, Morris ME, McGinley JL, Szoeke C, Workman B, Liew D, Hill KD, Woodward M, Wittwer JE, Churilov L, Danoudis M, Bernhardt J (2018) Additional structured physical activity does not improve walking in older people (> 60 years) undergoing inpatient rehabilitation: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy XX: XX–XX] (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 18, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Multimodality respiratory physiotherapy reduces mortality but may not prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia or reduce length of stay in the intensive care unit: a systematic review
ConclusionMultimodality respiratory physiotherapy appeared to reduce mortality in ICU patients. It was unclear whether this occurred via a reduction in the incidence of VAP and/or length of stay because the available data provided very imprecise estimates of the effect of multimodality respiratory physiotherapy on these outcomes. These very imprecise estimates include the possibility of very worthwhile effects on VAP incidence and length of ICU stay; therefore, these outcomes should be the focus of further investigation in rigorous trials.RegistrationPROSPERO CRD42018094202. [Pozuelo-Carrascosa DP, Torres-Costoso A, Alvare...
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 14, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research