Passing the Torch.
PMID: 32910014 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 13, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Field-Fote EE Tags: J Neurol Phys Ther Source Type: research

Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy 2020 Election Results.
Authors: PMID: 32910015 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 13, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: J Neurol Phys Ther Source Type: research

Barnes and Leahy Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) 2020 Awards.
Authors: PMID: 32910016 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 13, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: J Neurol Phys Ther Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Hospital in Motion, a Multidimensional Implementation Project to Improve Patients' Movement Behavior During Hospitalization.
CONCLUSION: The implementation of the multidimensional project Hospital in Motion was associated with patients who were hospitalized spending less time lying in bed and with a reduced number of discharges to a rehabilitation setting. IMPACT: Inpatient movement behavior can be influenced by multidimensional interventions. Programs implementing interventions that specifically focus on improving time spent moving, in addition to decreasing time spent lying, are recommended. PMID: 32915985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: van Delft L, Bor P, Valkenet K, Slooter A, Veenhof C Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Self-Reported Disability in Persons With HIV-Related Neuropathy Is Mediated by Pain Interference and Depression.
CONCLUSIONS: In this sample of people with HIV, those with lower extremity peripheral neuropathy reported more severe disability, worse pain, and more depression symptoms than those without neuropathy. The relationship between peripheral neuropathy and disability may be mediated though pain interference and depression. IMPACT: Distal sensory polyneuropathy is a common comorbidity experienced by people living with HIV and frequently causes pain. This study can help providers direct care toward lessening disability experienced among people with HIV and peripheral neuropathy by targeting interventions for treatment of pa...
Source: Physical Therapy - September 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kietrys DM, Parrott JS, Galantino ML, Davis T, Levin T, O'Brien KK Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Clinical Update for Physical Therapists: Coagulopathy and COVID-19.
Abstract Physical therapists have a unique role in both prevention of VTE through the promotion of early mobility and physical activity and diagnosis through discovery of signs and symptoms of VTE. This Perspective updates clinicians on the latest information regarding pathophysiology of coagulopathy associated with COVID-19 and applies VTE clinical practice guidelines to COVID-19 in order to provide guidance on physical therapist management. PMID: 32914188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lukaszewicz K, Hillegass E, Puthoff ML, McPhedran AK Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Return on Investment in Physical Therapy: Professional Tension.
Abstract Student debt in physical therapy has received increasing attention since 2016 when the House of Delegates unanimously passed RC 11-16 that charged the APTA Board of Directors to evaluate student debt in physical therapy and develop a plan to address it. Recently published studies of student loan debt in physical therapy have provided evidence supporting the concerns about increasing student debt. Return-on-investment (ROI) is defined as a ratio between net profit over a period of time and cost of an investment at a point in time. In higher education, however, ROI has traditionally consisted of a more comp...
Source: Physical Therapy - September 9, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ambler SB, Jette DU, Nordstrom T Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camp for Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Augmented by Use of an Exoskeleton to Play Games in Virtual Reality.
Abstract AIM: To determine the acceptability and effects of a pediatric constraint induced movement therapy (P-CIMT) camp for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (hCP) augmented by use of an exoskeleton to play games in virtual reality (VR). METHOD: 31 children with hCP attended a P-CIMT camp 6 hours per day for 10 days over 2 successive weeks (60 hours) that included 30 minutes of unilateral training with the Hocoma Armeo®Spring Pediatric that combines the assistance of an exoskeleton and VR games. The primary outcome measure was the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA); second...
Source: Physical Therapy - September 7, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Roberts H, Shierk A, Clegg NJ, Baldwin D, Smith L, Yeatts P, Delgado MR Tags: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Source Type: research

Augmented Biofeedback Training with Physical Therapy Improves Visual-Motor Integration, Visual Perception, and Motor Coordination in Children with Spastic Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Randomised Control Trial.
Conclusion: The combination of augmented biofeedback and physical therapy could be used to improve VMI, VP, and MC in children with spastic hemiplegic CP. PMID: 31364896 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Alwhaibi RM, Alsakhawi RS, ElKholi SM Tags: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Source Type: research

Psychosocial Variables and Sleep Associated With Neck Pain in Adolescents: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions: There is very limited to limited evidence that adolescents with NP have higher levels of depression, anxiety, catastrophizing, stress and report lower sleep quality, and self-efficacy than adolescents without NP. There is also conflicting evidence on whether self-efficacy differs between adolescents with and without NP. PMID: 31364900 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Andias R, Silva AG Tags: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Source Type: research

Associations Between the Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire - Brazilian Version (DCDQ-BR) and Motor Competence in School-Age Children.
Conclusions: Parental assessment of their child's motor ability is moderately associated with motor competence, and this association is similar for boys and girls, even though boys scored higher in motor competence. Our findings suggest that it may be possible to reduce the length of clinical assessment by only testing children that flag as suspect for DCD in the DCDQ-BR. PMID: 31544582 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ferreira L, Gabbard C, Vieira JL, Tamplain P Tags: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Source Type: research

Defining Functional Therapy in Research Involving Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions: The included studies, in general have not used criteria of functional therapy. Future studies have to describe the elements of interventions in detail. Moreover, it is important to reach consensus on the definition and elements of functional therapy. PMID: 31554456 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Geijen M, Ketelaar M, Sakzewski L, Palisano R, Rameckers E Tags: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Source Type: research

Diversity and regularity in infant crawling with typical development.
Conclusion] Diversity exists in infant crawling. Infants who start crawling at a younger age tend to express more variation, whereas infants who start crawling when older tend to express less variation. PMID: 32884166 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Yamamoto S, Yonghi L, Matsumura U, Tsurusaki T Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Effects of flexi bar training model to health-related physical fitness in overweight adults.
Conclusion] flexi bar training model can improvement health related physical fitness in overweight adults. PMID: 32884167 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Phanpheng Y, Hiruntrakul A Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Correlation between ankle plantar flexor strength and leg extensor torque.
Conclusion] Actively performing muscle strengthening exercises for ankle plantar flexor by physical therapists was found to be meaningful in increasing leg extensor torque. PMID: 32884168 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Yoshizawa T, Kitamura M, Okamoto N Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

The effects of manual manipulation therapy on pain and dysfunction in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
Conclusion] The results of this study suggest that manual manipulation therapy is an effective intervention for treating pain and dysfunction in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. PMID: 32884169 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Oh H, Choi S, Lee S, Lee K, Choi J Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Effects of arm swing on walking abilities in healthy adults restricted in the Wernicke-Mann's limb position.
Conclusion] Restricting movement of one or both arms limited the walking speed and stride; however, in Wernicke-Mann's limb position, if the arm is intentionally swung, the walking speed and stride resembled that of normal gait. PMID: 32884170 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Takami A, Cavan S, Makino M Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Effects of instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization at three different application angles on hamstring surface thermal responses.
Conclusion] IASTM application at 60° and 90° angles can increase and retain the hamstring's skin temperature for more than an hour, creating the conditions for potential positive adaptations to local metabolism and muscle tone. PMID: 32884171 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fousekis K, Varda C, Mandalidis D, Mylonas K, Angelopoulos P, Koumoundourou D, Tsepis E Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Quantitative evaluation of subjective posture recognition by physiotherapists using a 3D motion capture.
Conclusion] Th10 captured features from the three postures. The X-axis was displaced most between good and bad postures. Further, the amount of displacement on the Z-axis was less between good and bad posture, rendering it difficult to capture features. Therefore, the findings reported herein can be used to compare the front and rear directions of the X-axis for capturing postural changes. PMID: 32884172 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Shingai M, Niijima R, Kobayashi Y, Murayama A, Miyadera R, Mukai S Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Interaction between locomotion and three subcategories for patients with stroke demonstrating fewer than 37 points on the total functional independence measure upon admission to the recovery ward.
Conclusion] Locomotion demonstrated an interaction with various activities for improving self-care. There were varying degrees of improvement in self-care despite a uniform improvement in the degree of locomotion. Therefore, locomotion interaction should be considered for each intervention that targets activities of daily living. PMID: 32884173 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kimura T Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Effects of an external foci of attention at different distances on standing long jump in non-athletes.
Conclusion] Instructions are more effective when the distance to the attention line exceeds jumping performance. PMID: 32884174 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nagano K, Hata M, Nagano Y Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Single question about total lying time for assessing physical inactivity in community-dwelling older adults: a study of reliability and discriminant validity from sleeping time.
Conclusion] Total lying time can be measured with acceptable reliability and discriminant validity, and is a different outcome than sleep time in community-dwelling older adults. PMID: 32884175 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kaneya S, Hashidate H Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Optimal foot-position of caregiver based on muscle activity of lower back and lower limb while providing sit-to-stand support.
Conclusion] Optimizing foot-position can reduce stress on the lumbar vertebra without increasing load on the spinae erector muscles. PMID: 32884176 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kitagawa K, Nagasaki T, Nakano S, Hida M, Okamatsu S, Wada C Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Usefulness of a simulated experience method for transfer assistance for hemiplegia or limited range of motion in multiple joints.
Conclusion] The simulated experience method promoted transfer assistance of a care recipient with pseudo-hemiplegia or pseudo-limited ROM in multiple joints. These results suggest that hemiplegia and limited ROM in multiple joints are added as dysfunctions that can be applied to a simulated experience method in transfer assistance. PMID: 32884177 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nakano S, Okada H, Higo S, Nakamura K, Kitagawa K, Wada C Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Summary of respiratory rehabilitation and physical therapy guidelines for patients with COVID-19 based on recommendations of World Confederation for Physical Therapy and National Association of Physical Therapy.
Conclusion] PT for COVID-19 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 should be formulated according to the stage of the disease and condition of the patients. PMID: 32884178 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Zhu Y, Wang Z, Zhou Y, Onoda K, Maruyama H, Hu C, Liu Z Tags: J Phys Ther Sci Source Type: research

Perceptions of Kinesiophobia in Relation to Physical Activity and Exercise After Myocardial Infarction: A Qualitative Study.
CONCLUSION: Coping with fear of movement after a myocardial infarction is a dynamic process that requires internal and external support. To further improve cardiac rehabilitation programs, person-centered strategies that support the process of each person-as well as new treatment strategies to reduce kinesiophobia-need to be elaborated. IMPACT: Patients with a myocardial infarction were found to be ambivalent about how they expressed their fear of movement; therefore, it is crucial for physical therapists to acknowledge signs of fear by listening carefully to the patient's full story in addition to using adequate self...
Source: Physical Therapy - September 4, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: B├Ąck M, Caldenius V, Svensson L, Lundberg M Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

The Impact of Level of PTA Involvement on Patient Outcomes Following Stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: Higher PTA involvement in the rehabilitation of patients following CVA did not adversely affect functional outcome, increase length of stay or reduce the likelihood of discharge to home from an inpatient rehabilitation facility. PMID: 32886786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 4, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Biggs J Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Operational Considerations for Physical Therapy During COVID-19: A Rapid Review.
CONCLUSION: The evidence presented within this review can be used to inform facility-based and regional planning efforts during the current COVID-19 pandemic and in general preparedness planning. IMPACT: Physical therapists have an important role to play in response efforts related to major events that impact health and wellness, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence-informed facility-based and regional planning during the current COVID-19 pandemic will help physical therapists enhance their role in treating patients in physical therapy and rehabilitation settings. PMID: 32886789 [PubMed - as supplied by publ...
Source: Physical Therapy - September 4, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Wittmeier K, Parsons J, Webber S, Askin N, Salonga A Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Development of a Musculoskeletal Imaging Competency Examination for Physical Therapists.
CONCLUSIONS: The BRE is a tool that has the potential to demonstrate practitioners' level of baseline competency with MSK imaging. Further testing among physical therapists will provide further validation and reliability of the examination. IMPACT: The use and application of diagnostic imaging is becoming more widespread in physical therapist practice throughout the United States. The BRE could potentially have broader implications for health care utilization and cost in the area of MSK imaging. PMID: 32885236 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 3, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Burley T, Brody LT, Boissonnault WG, Ross MD Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Upper Extremity Effort Thrombosis.
Abstract A 23-year-old, right hand-dominant, male active-duty Marine self-referred to physical therapy with dull right anterior shoulder pain. The physical therapist referred the patient for a diagnostic ultrasound to rule out effort thrombosis of the axillary and subclavian veins. Same-day Doppler ultrasonography revealed an occlusive thrombus in the middle subclavian and axillary veins. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2020;50(9):532. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.9585. PMID: 32867576 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Garbrecht JD, Reynolds W, Rosenthal MD Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research

September 2020 Letter to the Editor-in-Chief.
Authors: Abstract Letter to the Editor-in-Chief of JOSPT as follows: "Is It Time to Put Special Tests for Rotator Cuff-Related Shoulder Pain Out to Pasture?" with Authors' Response J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2020;50(9):533-534. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.0203. PMID: 32867577 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research

Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome.
Abstract A 37-year-old military service-member was referred to physical therapy with a greater-than-6-month history of low back pain with intermittent and worsening left posterolateral lower-leg pain and paresthesia with activity. He was diagnosed by his primary care physician with exertional compartment syndrome and referred to orthopaedic services. Following examination, the physical therapist ordered a duplex ultrasound, which demonstrated an anomaly at the popliteal artery, resulting in a diagnosis of popliteal artery entrapment syndrome, confirmed by computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance imag...
Source: Physical Therapy - September 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rosenthal MD, Hawkes N, Garbrecht JD Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Open-Chain Exercises After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Abstract SYNOPSIS: Restoring quadriceps muscle strength is integral to recovery following an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. We argue that clinicians should re-evaluate their beliefs about open-chain exercises and measure this important variable to improve outcomes for their patients. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2020;50(9):473-475. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.0609. PMID: 32867579 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Noehren B, Snyder-Mackler L Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research

Three New Digital Features From JOSPT in 2020.
Abstract The JOSPT editorial team details digital developments since the beginning of 2020: JOSPT's website redesign, the launches of the JOSPT Insights podcast and JOSPT blog, and the JOSPT Asks video series. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2020;50(9):471-472. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.0107. PMID: 32867580 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - September 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ardern CL, Cooman C, Chapman D, Blazey P, Jermann R Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research

Strategies to Overcome Ineptitude in Rehabilitation Practice.
PMID: 32865578 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 31, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jette AM Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Current status and future development of acute and cardiac physiotherapies in Japan.
Abstract In recent years, the importance of early physiotherapy for rapid mental and physical functional recovery is increasing with the increasing number of older patients and high-risk patients with duplicate disorders. Increasing the effectiveness of acute physiotherapy within a shorter hospital stay is a great challenge. We published the first expert consensus of early rehabilitation in Asia in 2017. Our expert consensus will contribute to the establishment of physiotherapy in intensive care for Asian populations. The minimum standard of clinical practice for physiotherapists working in critical care settings ...
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Takahashi T, Morisawa T, Saitoh M, Yokoyama M, Shimada K, Fujiwara T, Daida H Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

Postural deformity in children with cerebral palsy: Why it occurs and how is it managed.
Abstract Despite the fact that children with cerebral palsy may not have any deformities at the time of birth, postural deformities, such as scoliosis, pelvic obliquity, and windswept hip deformity, can appear with increasing age. This may lead to respiratory function deterioration and, in more severe cases, affects survival. To date, postural care is believed to help improve the health and quality of life of children with cerebral palsy. This review provides an overview of the cause and clinical management of postural deformity that is seen in children with cerebral palsy. PMID: 32850273 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sato H Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of the Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale-Japanese (ABC-J) in community-dwelling stroke survivors.
This study aimed to investigate the reliability and validity of the Japanese ABC scale (ABC-J) version among patients ≥6 months after stroke. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 88 post-stroke patients (mean age 66.5±9.5 years). The ABC-J was administered with the 10-meter walk test (10MWT), Timed Up and Go Test (TUG-T), Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Geriatric Depression Scale-Short version-Japanese (GDS-S-J), and the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I). After a 1-2-week interval, the ABC-J was completed again by 69 of the patients. Reliability was investigated for reproducibility (intr...
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ishige S, Wakui S, Miyazawa Y, Naito H Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

Near-infrared Spectroscopy of Vastus Lateralis Muscle during Incremental Cycling Exercise in patients with Type 2 Diabetes.
Abstract PURPOSE: It is clinically important to elucidate the precise mechanism of exercise intolerance in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The aim of this study was to examine whether there is a difference in the time course change of the oxygenation in the vastus lateralis (VL) muscle during submaximal incremental cycling exercise between patients with T2DM and age-matched healthy subjects. METHODS: Nine elderly men with T2DM and 10 age-matched healthy men (CON) participated in this study. All participants performed an incremental cycling exercise.Total, deoxygenated and oxygenated hemoglobin/myoglobin...
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Miyamoto T, Watanabe K, Fukuda K, Moritani T Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

How perception of personal space influence obstacle avoidance during walking: differences between young and older adults.
Conclusion This study indicates that perceptual personal space did not reflect the walking trajectory created by actual obstacle avoidance. In addition, age did not influence the obstacle avoidance strategy. These results suggest that the perceptual personal space and aging have little effect in the situation of avoiding a single standing pedestrian. PMID: 32850276 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Shimizu K, Kihara Y, Itou K, Tai K, Furuna T Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

Effect of manual lymph drainage for up to 10 days after total knee arthroplasty: Arandomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: This study shows that MLD up to 10 days after TKA does not affect pain. PMID: 32850277 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fujiura T, Nagasawa H, Wakabayashi H Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

Comparison of voluntary cough function in community - dwelling elderly and its association with physical fitness.
CONCLUSIONS: Cough function tends to decrease with aging in community-dwelling elderly. Physical fitness is associated with cough function. PMID: 32850278 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kubo H, Asai T, Fukumoto Y, Oshima K, Koyama S, Monjo H, Tajitsu H, Oka T Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

Factors associated with fatigue one month after surgery in patients with gastrointestinal cancer.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the factors associated with the occurrence of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) one month after surgery in patients with gastrointestinal cancer. METHOD: The study included 96 patients with gastrointestinal cancer (50 males and 46 females, mean age 62.7 ± 11.4 years). Data of the Cancer Fatigue Scale (CFS), 6-minute walk distance (6MWD), and hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) were obtained before surgery and one month after surgery. The subjects were divided into the following two groups: severe CRF group (CFS score of ≥19 points) and...
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kogure E, Hara T Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

Effect of muscle strengthening on peripheral facial palsy: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: SMCI improved paralysis in subjects exhibiting an ENoG response of over 10% within the 6 months from onset without any deterioration of synkinesis. PMID: 32850280 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Morishima N, Kamiya T, Naito Y, Morisaka A, Ishikawa T, Tachibana K, Murakami S Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

Effect of self-calf massage on the prevention of deep vein thrombosis after total knee arthroplasty: A randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: This study showed that the self-calf massage may be beneficial for the prevention of DVT after TKA. PMID: 32850281 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Oka T, Wada O, Nitta S, Maruno H, Mizuno K Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

Comparing the measurement properties and relationship to gait speed recovery of the Mini-Balance Evaluation Systems Test and the Berg Balance Scale in ambulatory individuals with subacute stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that the Mini-BESTest is more useful than the BBS in terms of its measurement properties and ability to measure gait recovery in middle and older ambulatory individuals with subacute stroke. PMID: 32850282 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Miyata K, Hasegawa S, Iwamoto H, Otani T, Kaizu Y, Shinohara T, Usuda S Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

Effectiveness of early high-intensity balance training for early home life independence after total knee arthroplasty: a pseudo-randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: BT did not appear to improve balance ability or functional performance. PMID: 32850283 [PubMed] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nakamura M, Kise C, Hasegawa S, Misaki S Tags: Phys Ther Res Source Type: research

Impact of Social Isolation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Patients with Pediatric Disorders: Rehabilitation Perspectives From a Developing Country.
PMID: 32805029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 17, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Meireles ALF, de Meireles LCF Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

The Importance of Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) in Rehabilitation Research.
PMID: 32785647 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jette AM Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Deep Impact: 4 Tips for Authors and Journal Editors to Improve Altmetric Scores.
: 32778866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - August 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Authors and Journal Editors to Improve Altmetric Scores. Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research