State anxiety improves prediction of pain and pain-related disability after 12 weeks in patients with acute low back pain: a cohort study
ConclusionState anxiety in patients with ALBP improved prediction of CLBP, defined as pain and pain-related disability at 12 weeks. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 18, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Correspondence: Reply to Hopayian
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Yuan Z Lim, Louisa Chou, Rebecca TM Au, KL Maheeka D Seneviwickrama, Flavia M Cicuttini, Andrew M Briggs, Kaye Sullivan, Donna M Urquhart, Anita E Wluka (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Correspondence: Practitioners may need to change too if we are to reduce inappropriate imaging
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Kevin Hopayian (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Erratum to ‘Pelvic floor muscle training increases pelvic floor muscle strength more in post-menopausal women who are not using hormone therapy than in women who are using hormone therapy: a randomised trial’ [J Physiother. 2018;64:166–171]
Publication date: Available online 16 December 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 - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Paper of the Year 2019
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Research Note: Blinding: what, why, when and how?
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Erin Mathieu (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: In people with inoperable lung cancer, home-based rehabilitation provides no benefit over usual care in optimising functional exercise capacity [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Vinicius Cavalheri (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Call for applications: Journal of Physiotherapy Scientific Editor
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Combined aerobic and resistance training improves respiratory and exercise outcomes more than aerobic training in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis: a randomised trial
ConclusionIn adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis, combined aerobic and resistance training improves functional exercise capacity and several respiratory outcomes more than a similar training regimen with aerobic training only. It is unclear whether the magnitude of the benefits is large enough to be worthwhile.Trial registrationNCT02413788. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guideline: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Among Children
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Prashant Jhala (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 15, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Physical exercise attenuates cognitive decline and reduces behavioural problems in people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia: a systematic review
ConclusionPhysical exercise can reduce global cognitive decline and lessen behavioural problems in people with MCI or dementia. Its benefits on cognitive function can be primarily attributed to its effects on working memory. Aerobic exercise at moderate intensity or above and a total training duration of> 24 hours can lead to a more pronounced effect on global cognition. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Correspondence: Author response to Ganesh
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Tatiane da Silva, Kathryn Mills, Benjamin Brown, Natasha Pocovi, Tarcisio de Campos, Christopher Maher, Mark Hancock (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Participation-focused therapy for children with cerebral palsy improves perception of leisure-time physical activity goal performance, satisfaction and confidence [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Olaf Verschuren (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: In people with inoperable lung cancer, home-based rehabilitation provides no benefit over usual care in optimising functional exercise capacity [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Morten Quist (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Perioperative pelvic floor muscle training did not improve outcomes in women undergoing pelvic organ prolapse surgery: a randomised trial
ConclusionIn women undergoing POP surgery, additional perioperative pelvic floor muscle training had negligibly small effects on POP symptoms, pelvic floor muscle strength, quality of life or sexual function.Trial registrationReBEC, RBR–29kgz5. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Participation-focused therapy for children with cerebral palsy improves perception of leisure-time physical activity goal performance, satisfaction and confidence [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Alicia Spittle (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Task-oriented gait training that focuses on the safe and correct use of a walking aid may reduce falls in people with multiple sclerosis [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Prudence Plummer (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Adding positive airway pressure to mobilisation and respiratory techniques hastens pleural drainage: a randomised trial
ConclusionsIn patients with a fluid collection in the pleural space, the addition of positive pressure to mobilisation and respiratory techniques decreased the duration of thoracic drainage, length of hospital stay, pulmonary complications, antibiotic use and treatment costs.RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov NCT02246946. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Internationalisation of Journal of Physiotherapy
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Mark R Elkins (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Therapeutic alliance facilitates adherence to physiotherapy-led exercise and physical activity for older adults with knee pain: a longitudinal qualitative study
ConclusionDespite a focus on individualisation and exercise adherence, barriers remained in the longer term. Strong therapeutic alliance during treatment appeared to facilitate adherence to exercise and general physical activity. The findings highlight ongoing physiotherapy support and therapeutic alliance as targets for future adherence-enhancing interventions for exercise in older adults with knee pain. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Correspondence: Recurrence of low back pain is common: a prospective inception cohort study
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Shankar Ganesh (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - December 4, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guideline: Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears: a clinical practice guideline
Publication date: Available online 26 November 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Goris Nazari, Joy MacDermid (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - November 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Tristan Bonnevie, Mark Elkins (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - November 21, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Intensive patient education is no more effective than placebo education for reducing pain intensity in patients with acute low back pain [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Britt Elin Øiestad (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - November 10, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Intensive patient education is no more effective than placebo education for reducing pain intensity in patients with acute low back pain [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Steven Z George (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - November 10, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Task-oriented gait training that focuses on the safe and correct use of a walking aid may reduce falls in people with multiple sclerosis [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Herb Karpatkin (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - November 10, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Motor imagery training improves balance and mobility outcomes in older adults: a systematic review
ConclusionMotor imagery training improves balance and mobility in older adults who do not have a neurological condition. These results suggest that motor imagery training could be an adjunct to standard physiotherapy care in older adults, although it is unclear whether or not the effects are clinically worthwhile.Trial registrationPROSPERO CRD42017069954. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Australian adults expect physiotherapists to provide physical activity advice: a survey
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Breanne Kunstler, Rachel Fuller, Simon Pervan, Mark MerolliAbstractQuestionsDo Australian adults think that physiotherapists are likely to provide physical activity (PA) advice, general health advice, and physical interventions? Do Australian adults think it is important for physiotherapists to provide each of these services? What factors are associated with adults’ expectations of receiving these services from physiotherapists?DesignOnline nationwide cross-sectional survey.ParticipantsAustralian adults aged
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Short-term cryotherapy did not substantially reduce pain and had unclear effects on physical function and quality of life in people with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised trial
ConclusionShort-term cryotherapy was not superior to a sham intervention in terms of relieving pain or improving function and quality of life in people with knee OA. Although cryotherapy is considered to be a widely used resource in clinical practice, this study does not suggest that it has an important short-term effect, when compared with a sham control, as a non-pharmacological treatment for people with knee osteoarthritis.RegistrationNCT02725047. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Research Note: Prognostic model research: overfitting, validation and application
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Isabel RA Retel Helmrich, David van Klaveren, Ewout W Steyerberg (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Improving musculoskeletal pain care for Australia’s first peoples: better communication as a first step
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Ivan Lin, Charmaine Green, Dawn Bessarab (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Clinimetrics: Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) Scale
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Aidan G Cashin, James H McAuley (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Home-based prescribed exercise improves balance-related activities in people with Parkinson's disease and has benefits similar to centre-based exercise: a systematic review
ConclusionHome-based prescribed exercise improves balance-related activities and gait speed in people with Parkinson's disease, and these improvements are similar to improvements with equivalent centre-based exercise.RegistrationPROSPERO CRD 42018107331. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Physiotherapists' views about providing physiotherapy services to people with severe and persistent mental illness: a mixed methods study
ConclusionPhysiotherapists are ideally poised to become leaders in managing the physical health of people with SPMI. To improve the physical health in this important yet overlooked population, it is recommended that: physiotherapists take up general mental health training opportunities; undergraduate physiotherapy education increases content in this clinical area; physiotherapy-specific professional development opportunities are developed further; and health system barriers are addressed. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Physiotherapist advice to older inpatients about the importance of staying physically active during hospitalisation reduces sedentary time, increases daily steps and preserves mobility: a randomised trial
ConclusionIn older inpatients, the addition of advice from a physiotherapist about maintaining activity during hospitalisation increases the level of physical activity and prevents loss of mobility.RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov NCT03297567. (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Clinimetrics: The Scandinavian Stroke Scale
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Peter William Stubbs, Jesper Mortensen (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Unilateral neglect impairs functional recovery but evidence for upper limb interventions in patients with neglect is lacking [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 10 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Jessica M Cassidy (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - September 12, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Clinimetrics: A core outcome measurement set for low back pain
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Alessandro Chiarotto, Raymond W Ostelo (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Supplemental oxygen during exercise training provides no benefit over medical air for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are normoxaemic at rest but who desaturate during exercise [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Martijn A Spruit (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

An international perspective on integrating physiotherapists in oncology care
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Martijn M Stuiver, Nicole L Stout, Amy M Dennett, Caroline M Speksnijder, Kristin L Campbell (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Unilateral neglect impairs functional recovery but evidence for upper limb interventions in patients with neglect is lacking [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Prudence Plummer (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Three months of high-intensity aerobic exercise and strength training reduce disease activity in axial spondyloarthritis [commentary]
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Håvard Østerås (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Clinimetrics: Indirect calorimetry
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Oana Alina Tatucu-Babet, Emma Jean Ridley (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Three months of high-intensity aerobic exercise and strength training reduce disease activity in axial spondyloarthritis [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Britt Elin Øiestad (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Critically appraised paper: Supplemental oxygen during exercise training provides no benefit over medical air for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are normoxaemic at rest but who desaturate during exercise [synopsis]
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Vinicius Cavalheri (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guideline: NICE Guidance on Spondyloarthritis in over 16s: diagnosis and management [NG65]
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Carol McCrum (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Clinimetrics: The Neurological Fatigue Index for Multiple Sclerosis
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Marc B Rietberg, Erwin EH van Wegen (Source: Journal of Physiotherapy)
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Two weeks of intensive sit-to-stand training in addition to usual care improves sit-to-stand ability in people who are unable to stand up independently after stroke: a randomised trial
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Davide G de Sousa, Lisa A Harvey, Simone Dorsch, Bronwyn Varettas, Serena Jamieson, Abby Murphy, Sarah GiaccariAbstractQuestionDoes intensive sit-to-stand training in addition to usual care improve sit-to-stand ability in people who are unable to stand up independently after stroke?DesignA multi-centre randomised controlled trial with concealed allocation, assessor blinding and intention-to-treat analysis.ParticipantsThirty patients from two Sydney hospitals,
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - June 19, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

People with low back pain want clear, consistent and personalised information on prognosis, treatment options and self-management strategies: a systematic review
ConclusionAvailable data suggest that the information needs of people with low back pain are centred around their desire for a diagnosis, potentially contributing to expectations for and overuse of imaging. People with low back pain expressed a strong desire for clear, consistent and personalised information on prognosis, treatment options and self-management strategies, related to healthcare and occupational issues. To correct unhelpful beliefs and optimise delivery of evidence-based therapy, patient and healthcare professional education (potentially by an integrated public health approach) may be warranted. (Source: Jour...
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - June 19, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Recurrence of low back pain is common: a prospective inception cohort study
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Tatiane da Silva, Kathryn Mills, Benjamin T Brown, Natasha Pocovi, Tarcisio de Campos, Christopher Maher, Mark J HancockAbstractQuestionsHow commonly and how quickly does low back pain reoccur in a cohort of people who have recently recovered from an episode of low back pain? What are the prognostic factors for a recurrence of low back pain?DesignProspective inception cohort study with monthly follow-up for 12 months.ParticipantsA total of 250 patients who had recovered from an episode of low back pain within the last month.Outcome me...
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - June 15, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research