Hip and groin function and strength in male ice hockey players with and without hip and groin problems in the previous season- a prospective cohort study
CONCLUSIONS: Hip muscle strength, groin pain, and self-reported function appear to remain stable throughout the season in male ice hockey players. Remaining impairments in players with problems in the previous season suggest that function does not recover by ice hockey participation alone.PMID:34678567 | DOI:10.1016/j.ptsp.2021.10.005 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 22, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tobias W ├Ârner Kristian Thorborg Benjamin Clarsen Frida Eek Source Type: research

Effects of different baggage carrying methods on walking while wearing an arm sling in simulated hemiplegic stroke patients
Conclusion] It was shown that walking with restrictions on the upper limbs, such as wearing an arm sling or carrying baggage, may impose slight restrictions on the lateral tilt as well as on the rotation of the pelvis.PMID:34658510 | PMC:PMC8516598 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.707 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Misato Makino Akiyoshi Takami Fumitake Yamada Shiori Kakae Source Type: research

Caregivers' roles in preventing patients with severe Alzheimer's disease from becoming distracted during mealtimes: two case reports
Conclusion] Patients with severe Alzheimer's disease who have lost their language skills cannot filter out a range of other information around them and focus on the information necessary to oneself. The role of caregivers is to serve as filters for patients with severe Alzheimer's disease who have lost their language skills and whose selective attention abilities have become impaired.PMID:34658511 | PMC:PMC8516602 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.711 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ketu Ri Teruo Yokoi Yayoi Miyoshi Hiroyuki Watanabe Toshihide Fukuda Source Type: research

Relationship between skeletal muscle mass and blood lactate level reduction after short squat jumps in healthy adult non-athletes
Conclusion] Our results demonstrated that greater skeletal muscle mass enabled a greater decrease in blood lactate level, suggesting that skeletal muscle mass may be involved in the reduction of blood lactate level after a squat jump. Interventions to increase skeletal muscle mass may promote more efficient lactate metabolism and muscle fatigue recovery.PMID:34658512 | PMC:PMC8516611 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.717 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Joya Yui Satomi Okano Hitomi Nishizawa Source Type: research

Effects of isometric contraction of the quadriceps on the hardness and blood flow in the infrapatellar fat pad
Conclusion] In healthy participants, low-intensity ICQ increases the hardness and oxygenation of the IFP. This study may partly explain the unknown pain relief mechanism of exercise therapy.PMID:34658513 | PMC:PMC8516604 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.722 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Naoya Katayama Issei Noda Yusuke Fukumoto Kengo Kawanishi Shintarou Kudo Source Type: research

Comparison of maximum strength, proprioceptive, dynamic balance, maximum joint angle of stability and instability ankle by Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool
Conclusion] Information on maximum strength, proprioception, dynamic balance of anterior direction, and maximum joint angle of dorsiflexion is available through questionnaire CAIT.PMID:34658514 | PMC:PMC8516603 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.728 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jong-Ha Hwang Chan-Myeong Kim Jong-Kyung Lee Jae-Kwang Lee Ji-Won Park Source Type: research

Changes in the awareness and understanding of trunk muscle training in high school athletes
Conclusion] The number of athletes who understood the classification of trunk muscles increased significantly in 2020. Therefore, in the future, we would need to better educate young athletes concerning the purpose of trunk muscle training and the role of each muscle.PMID:34658515 | PMC:PMC8516605 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.733 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Michio Wachi Masae Ikeya Ayako Satonaka Shinichi Noguchi Ryo Fujitani Hitoshi Ohnishi Mika Suzuki Takumi Jiroumaru Source Type: research

Comparisons of trunk and knee mechanics during various speeds of treadmill running between runners with and without patellofemoral pain: a preliminary study
Conclusion] Runners with and without PFP exhibited similar peak PFJ stress and trunk flexion angle during treadmill running. This preliminary work does not support the theory that reduced trunk flexion during running contributes to increased PFJ stress in runners with PFP.PMID:34658516 | PMC:PMC8516606 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.737 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kai-Yu Ho Tiffany Barrett Zachary Clark Christine DuVall Tavin Fox Caitlin Howden Andrew Murata Source Type: research

Comparison of muscle strength between hemodialysis patients and non-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease
Conclusion] Hemodialysis treatment was an independent risk factor for muscle weakness. Regular monitoring of grip strength may facilitate better management with physical therapy in hemodialysis patients.PMID:34658517 | PMC:PMC8516613 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.742 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nobuyuki Shirai Suguru Yamamoto Yutaka Osawa Atsuhiro Tsubaki Shinichiro Morishita Kanami Igarashi Ichiei Narita Source Type: research

Effects of inner muscle resistance exercise on stress urinary incontinence: a randomized clinical controlled trial
Conclusion] Inner muscle training exercises are more effective than pelvic floor muscle exercises in improving inner muscle function and urinary incontinence in middle-aged females.PMID:34658518 | PMC:PMC8516608 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.748 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lin Lyu Chunying Hu Miao Ye Cong Chen Ming Huo Shinichiro Murakami Ko Onoda Hitoshi Maruyama Source Type: research

The effects of neuromuscular joint facilitation treatment using neck patterns on the acoustic analysis of swallowing sounds in healthy adults
Conclusion] Neuromuscular joint facilitation training with the neck-flexion resistance pattern influenced swallowing sounds to the same degree as the Shaker-type exercise, implying that this resistance pattern may enhance suprahyoid muscle contraction.PMID:34658519 | PMC:PMC8516609 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.753 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Xiao Wen Luping Li Ko Onoda Hitoshi Maruyama Source Type: research

Dynamic balance ability in single-leg drop jump landing in junior female athletes after shin splints-assessment from a preventive perspective
Conclusion] The feedforward function may have been reduced on the affected side in comparison with that on the healthy side, and the reduction in dynamic balance early after landing may have increased the influence of the non-vertical component. The 1-5-s rectangular area was smaller on the affected side than that on the healthy side, suggesting that the feedback function excessively worked on the affected side and caused immobility by excessively locking the joint in single-leg balance and reducing body sway.PMID:34658520 | PMC:PMC8516612 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.758 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Shinya Kishi Kenta Fujiwara Yuuji Kimura Source Type: research

Safety of rehabilitation interventions for patients with hematologic diseases associated with low blood counts-verification focusing on blood cancer
Conclusion] Patients with low blood counts that fall between the criteria for discontinuing rehabilitation and receiving blood transfusions can continue undergoing rehabilitation interventions with the permission of their doctors, provided that measures are taken to manage adverse events. This strategy prevents activities of daily living reduction.PMID:34658521 | PMC:PMC8516600 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.761 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Takeshi Moriyama Akiyoshi Takami Misato Makino Source Type: research

Measurement reliability and cooperative movement of the pelvic floor and transverse abdominal muscles
Conclusion] This study demonstrated that the measurement reliability of the transverse abdominal and pelvic floor muscles is high, and that both muscles exhibit cooperative movement.PMID:34658522 | PMC:PMC8516607 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.767 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lin Lyu Jialin Fan Xuemei Chai Hao Qi Xin Zhang Ming Huo Shinichiro Murakami Ko Onoda Hitoshi Maruyama Source Type: research

Correlation between change in pain, disability, and surface electromyography topographic parameters after interferential current treatment in patients with chronic low back pain
Conclusion] SEMG topographic variables are closely associated with changes in pain score in patients with CLBP after IFC treatment. The RMSD of RA at flexion can be used as an objective marker in IFC treatment efficacy evaluation.PMID:34658523 | PMC:PMC8516599 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.772 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Wai Ying Lai Hongyan Cui Yong Hu Source Type: research

Combined effect of pulmonary rehabilitation and music therapy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
J Phys Ther Sci. 2021 Oct;33(10):779-783. doi: 10.1589/jpts.33.779. Epub 2021 Oct 13.ABSTRACT[Purpose] We aimed to analyze parameters of pulmonary function and physiological, psychological, and physical factors in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receiving pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and music therapy (MT). [Participants and Methods] This randomized crossover comparative study included in-patients diagnosed with COPD and a ratio of forced expiratory volume measured at the first second and forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC) of
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jun Okamoto Yorimitsu Furukawa Naomi Kobinata Hideto Yoshikawa Fujiko Araki Atsuro Yagyu Yuji Iwasaka Source Type: research

Restoring cervical lordosis by cervical extension traction methods in the treatment of cervical spine disorders: a systematic review of controlled trials
Conclusion] There are several high-quality controlled clinical trials substantiating that increasing cervical lordosis by extension traction as part of a spinal rehabilitation program reduces pain and disability and improves functional measures, and that these improvements are maintained long-term. Comparative groups who receive multimodal rehabilitation but not extension traction experience temporary relief that regresses after treatment cessation.PMID:34658525 | PMC:PMC8516614 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.784 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Paul A Oakley Niousha Navid Ehsani Ibrahim M Moustafa Deed E Harrison Source Type: research

Physical therapy for multiple myeloma patients with severely hindered daily living activities due to bone lesions: a report of two cases
Conclusion] Physical therapy with exercise intensity set to 13 on the Borg scale and Grade 1 per Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events v4.0 may safely improve the performance of activities of daily living of patients with multiple myeloma.PMID:34658526 | PMC:PMC8516610 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.795 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ryohei Jinbo Takaaki Fujita Ryuichi Kasahara Shinichiro Morishita Yuichi Yamamoto Kazumi Jinbo Aya Takano Junko Kubota Shoko Takahashi Yutaka Shiga Hideo Kimura Miki Furukawa Tatsuyuki Kai Source Type: research

Stressed and Distressed: Potential Underpinnings of Exercise-Related Inspiratory Distress in Adolescent Sport Performers
Phys Ther. 2021 Oct 18:pzab242. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab242. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMany adolescent sport performers present with exercise-related respiratory symptoms consistent with exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO). The pathogenic underpinnings of EILO are not fully resolved and existing behavioral management include therapies targeting laryngeal physiology while surgical interventions target laryngeal anatomical anomalies. Recent findings from research and clinical practice indicate that psychological stress and thoracic breathing co-occur with laryngeal tightness in adolescent sport performers with EIL...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Liv-Jorunn Kolnes Source Type: research

Embedding Population Health in Physical Therapist Professional Education
Phys Ther. 2021 Oct 15:pzab238. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab238. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACT : The future of health care professional education is moving from a focus on the individual to embrace the health of the larger society. The COVID pandemic has further highlighted the connection between social determinants and the health of populations. There are frameworks and competencies to support the delivery of population health content in the entry-level DPT curriculum. Three options for integrating population health content into the DPT curriculum are presented: (1) threading the content throughout the curriculum, (2) conc...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kim Dunleavy Anne Mejia-Downs Hadiya Green Guerrero Erin Wentzell Valerie M Rucker-Bussie Todd E Davenport Dawn Magnusson Source Type: research

Challenging Assumptions about the Future Supply and Demand of Physical Therapists in the United States
Phys Ther. 2021 Oct 15:pzab239. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab239. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34662413 | DOI:10.1093/ptj/pzab239 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: John D Childs Laurence N Benz Andre Arellano April A Briggs Michael J Walker Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of the VISA-A questionnaire for Chinese patients with Achilles Tendinopathy
Phys Ther Sport. 2021 Oct 14;52:256-262. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2021.10.006. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To culturally adapt the VISA-A into a simplified Chinese version (VISA-A-CHN) and test its measurement properties.DESIGN: Methodological study; SETTING: Hospital and university laboratory.PARTICIPANTS: 240 subjects were divided into the healthy (n = 80), at-risk (n = 80), and tendinopathy groups (n = 80).MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: The internal consistency, test-retest reliability, construct validity, and the floor and ceiling effect of the VISA-A-CHN.RESULTS: The VISA-A-CHN showed adequate internal consistency (C...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rui Chang Raymond Chi-Chung Tsang Dong Jiang Dongsen Liu Bin Ruan Guohui Lin Chunlong Liu Qi Gao Source Type: research

Effects of different baggage carrying methods on walking while wearing an arm sling in simulated hemiplegic stroke patients
Conclusion] It was shown that walking with restrictions on the upper limbs, such as wearing an arm sling or carrying baggage, may impose slight restrictions on the lateral tilt as well as on the rotation of the pelvis.PMID:34658510 | PMC:PMC8516598 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.707 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Misato Makino Akiyoshi Takami Fumitake Yamada Shiori Kakae Source Type: research

Caregivers' roles in preventing patients with severe Alzheimer's disease from becoming distracted during mealtimes: two case reports
Conclusion] Patients with severe Alzheimer's disease who have lost their language skills cannot filter out a range of other information around them and focus on the information necessary to oneself. The role of caregivers is to serve as filters for patients with severe Alzheimer's disease who have lost their language skills and whose selective attention abilities have become impaired.PMID:34658511 | PMC:PMC8516602 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.711 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ketu Ri Teruo Yokoi Yayoi Miyoshi Hiroyuki Watanabe Toshihide Fukuda Source Type: research

Relationship between skeletal muscle mass and blood lactate level reduction after short squat jumps in healthy adult non-athletes
Conclusion] Our results demonstrated that greater skeletal muscle mass enabled a greater decrease in blood lactate level, suggesting that skeletal muscle mass may be involved in the reduction of blood lactate level after a squat jump. Interventions to increase skeletal muscle mass may promote more efficient lactate metabolism and muscle fatigue recovery.PMID:34658512 | PMC:PMC8516611 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.717 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Joya Yui Satomi Okano Hitomi Nishizawa Source Type: research

Effects of isometric contraction of the quadriceps on the hardness and blood flow in the infrapatellar fat pad
Conclusion] In healthy participants, low-intensity ICQ increases the hardness and oxygenation of the IFP. This study may partly explain the unknown pain relief mechanism of exercise therapy.PMID:34658513 | PMC:PMC8516604 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.722 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Naoya Katayama Issei Noda Yusuke Fukumoto Kengo Kawanishi Shintarou Kudo Source Type: research

Comparison of maximum strength, proprioceptive, dynamic balance, maximum joint angle of stability and instability ankle by Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool
Conclusion] Information on maximum strength, proprioception, dynamic balance of anterior direction, and maximum joint angle of dorsiflexion is available through questionnaire CAIT.PMID:34658514 | PMC:PMC8516603 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.728 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jong-Ha Hwang Chan-Myeong Kim Jong-Kyung Lee Jae-Kwang Lee Ji-Won Park Source Type: research

Changes in the awareness and understanding of trunk muscle training in high school athletes
Conclusion] The number of athletes who understood the classification of trunk muscles increased significantly in 2020. Therefore, in the future, we would need to better educate young athletes concerning the purpose of trunk muscle training and the role of each muscle.PMID:34658515 | PMC:PMC8516605 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.733 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Michio Wachi Masae Ikeya Ayako Satonaka Shinichi Noguchi Ryo Fujitani Hitoshi Ohnishi Mika Suzuki Takumi Jiroumaru Source Type: research

Comparisons of trunk and knee mechanics during various speeds of treadmill running between runners with and without patellofemoral pain: a preliminary study
Conclusion] Runners with and without PFP exhibited similar peak PFJ stress and trunk flexion angle during treadmill running. This preliminary work does not support the theory that reduced trunk flexion during running contributes to increased PFJ stress in runners with PFP.PMID:34658516 | PMC:PMC8516606 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.737 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kai-Yu Ho Tiffany Barrett Zachary Clark Christine DuVall Tavin Fox Caitlin Howden Andrew Murata Source Type: research

Comparison of muscle strength between hemodialysis patients and non-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease
Conclusion] Hemodialysis treatment was an independent risk factor for muscle weakness. Regular monitoring of grip strength may facilitate better management with physical therapy in hemodialysis patients.PMID:34658517 | PMC:PMC8516613 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.742 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nobuyuki Shirai Suguru Yamamoto Yutaka Osawa Atsuhiro Tsubaki Shinichiro Morishita Kanami Igarashi Ichiei Narita Source Type: research

Effects of inner muscle resistance exercise on stress urinary incontinence: a randomized clinical controlled trial
Conclusion] Inner muscle training exercises are more effective than pelvic floor muscle exercises in improving inner muscle function and urinary incontinence in middle-aged females.PMID:34658518 | PMC:PMC8516608 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.748 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lin Lyu Chunying Hu Miao Ye Cong Chen Ming Huo Shinichiro Murakami Ko Onoda Hitoshi Maruyama Source Type: research

The effects of neuromuscular joint facilitation treatment using neck patterns on the acoustic analysis of swallowing sounds in healthy adults
Conclusion] Neuromuscular joint facilitation training with the neck-flexion resistance pattern influenced swallowing sounds to the same degree as the Shaker-type exercise, implying that this resistance pattern may enhance suprahyoid muscle contraction.PMID:34658519 | PMC:PMC8516609 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.753 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Xiao Wen Luping Li Ko Onoda Hitoshi Maruyama Source Type: research

Dynamic balance ability in single-leg drop jump landing in junior female athletes after shin splints-assessment from a preventive perspective
Conclusion] The feedforward function may have been reduced on the affected side in comparison with that on the healthy side, and the reduction in dynamic balance early after landing may have increased the influence of the non-vertical component. The 1-5-s rectangular area was smaller on the affected side than that on the healthy side, suggesting that the feedback function excessively worked on the affected side and caused immobility by excessively locking the joint in single-leg balance and reducing body sway.PMID:34658520 | PMC:PMC8516612 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.758 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Shinya Kishi Kenta Fujiwara Yuuji Kimura Source Type: research

Safety of rehabilitation interventions for patients with hematologic diseases associated with low blood counts-verification focusing on blood cancer
Conclusion] Patients with low blood counts that fall between the criteria for discontinuing rehabilitation and receiving blood transfusions can continue undergoing rehabilitation interventions with the permission of their doctors, provided that measures are taken to manage adverse events. This strategy prevents activities of daily living reduction.PMID:34658521 | PMC:PMC8516600 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.761 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Takeshi Moriyama Akiyoshi Takami Misato Makino Source Type: research

Measurement reliability and cooperative movement of the pelvic floor and transverse abdominal muscles
Conclusion] This study demonstrated that the measurement reliability of the transverse abdominal and pelvic floor muscles is high, and that both muscles exhibit cooperative movement.PMID:34658522 | PMC:PMC8516607 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.767 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lin Lyu Jialin Fan Xuemei Chai Hao Qi Xin Zhang Ming Huo Shinichiro Murakami Ko Onoda Hitoshi Maruyama Source Type: research

Correlation between change in pain, disability, and surface electromyography topographic parameters after interferential current treatment in patients with chronic low back pain
Conclusion] SEMG topographic variables are closely associated with changes in pain score in patients with CLBP after IFC treatment. The RMSD of RA at flexion can be used as an objective marker in IFC treatment efficacy evaluation.PMID:34658523 | PMC:PMC8516599 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.772 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Wai Ying Lai Hongyan Cui Yong Hu Source Type: research

Combined effect of pulmonary rehabilitation and music therapy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
J Phys Ther Sci. 2021 Oct;33(10):779-783. doi: 10.1589/jpts.33.779. Epub 2021 Oct 13.ABSTRACT[Purpose] We aimed to analyze parameters of pulmonary function and physiological, psychological, and physical factors in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receiving pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and music therapy (MT). [Participants and Methods] This randomized crossover comparative study included in-patients diagnosed with COPD and a ratio of forced expiratory volume measured at the first second and forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC) of
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jun Okamoto Yorimitsu Furukawa Naomi Kobinata Hideto Yoshikawa Fujiko Araki Atsuro Yagyu Yuji Iwasaka Source Type: research

Restoring cervical lordosis by cervical extension traction methods in the treatment of cervical spine disorders: a systematic review of controlled trials
Conclusion] There are several high-quality controlled clinical trials substantiating that increasing cervical lordosis by extension traction as part of a spinal rehabilitation program reduces pain and disability and improves functional measures, and that these improvements are maintained long-term. Comparative groups who receive multimodal rehabilitation but not extension traction experience temporary relief that regresses after treatment cessation.PMID:34658525 | PMC:PMC8516614 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.784 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Paul A Oakley Niousha Navid Ehsani Ibrahim M Moustafa Deed E Harrison Source Type: research

Physical therapy for multiple myeloma patients with severely hindered daily living activities due to bone lesions: a report of two cases
Conclusion] Physical therapy with exercise intensity set to 13 on the Borg scale and Grade 1 per Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events v4.0 may safely improve the performance of activities of daily living of patients with multiple myeloma.PMID:34658526 | PMC:PMC8516610 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.795 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ryohei Jinbo Takaaki Fujita Ryuichi Kasahara Shinichiro Morishita Yuichi Yamamoto Kazumi Jinbo Aya Takano Junko Kubota Shoko Takahashi Yutaka Shiga Hideo Kimura Miki Furukawa Tatsuyuki Kai Source Type: research

Stressed and Distressed: Potential Underpinnings of Exercise-Related Inspiratory Distress in Adolescent Sport Performers
Phys Ther. 2021 Oct 18:pzab242. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab242. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMany adolescent sport performers present with exercise-related respiratory symptoms consistent with exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO). The pathogenic underpinnings of EILO are not fully resolved and existing behavioral management include therapies targeting laryngeal physiology while surgical interventions target laryngeal anatomical anomalies. Recent findings from research and clinical practice indicate that psychological stress and thoracic breathing co-occur with laryngeal tightness in adolescent sport performers with EIL...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Liv-Jorunn Kolnes Source Type: research

Embedding Population Health in Physical Therapist Professional Education
Phys Ther. 2021 Oct 15:pzab238. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab238. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACT : The future of health care professional education is moving from a focus on the individual to embrace the health of the larger society. The COVID pandemic has further highlighted the connection between social determinants and the health of populations. There are frameworks and competencies to support the delivery of population health content in the entry-level DPT curriculum. Three options for integrating population health content into the DPT curriculum are presented: (1) threading the content throughout the curriculum, (2) conc...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kim Dunleavy Anne Mejia-Downs Hadiya Green Guerrero Erin Wentzell Valerie M Rucker-Bussie Todd E Davenport Dawn Magnusson Source Type: research

Challenging Assumptions about the Future Supply and Demand of Physical Therapists in the United States
Phys Ther. 2021 Oct 15:pzab239. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab239. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34662413 | DOI:10.1093/ptj/pzab239 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: John D Childs Laurence N Benz Andre Arellano April A Briggs Michael J Walker Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of the VISA-A questionnaire for Chinese patients with Achilles Tendinopathy
Phys Ther Sport. 2021 Oct 14;52:256-262. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2021.10.006. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To culturally adapt the VISA-A into a simplified Chinese version (VISA-A-CHN) and test its measurement properties.DESIGN: Methodological study; SETTING: Hospital and university laboratory.PARTICIPANTS: 240 subjects were divided into the healthy (n = 80), at-risk (n = 80), and tendinopathy groups (n = 80).MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: The internal consistency, test-retest reliability, construct validity, and the floor and ceiling effect of the VISA-A-CHN.RESULTS: The VISA-A-CHN showed adequate internal consistency (C...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rui Chang Raymond Chi-Chung Tsang Dong Jiang Dongsen Liu Bin Ruan Guohui Lin Chunlong Liu Qi Gao Source Type: research

Effects of different baggage carrying methods on walking while wearing an arm sling in simulated hemiplegic stroke patients
Conclusion] It was shown that walking with restrictions on the upper limbs, such as wearing an arm sling or carrying baggage, may impose slight restrictions on the lateral tilt as well as on the rotation of the pelvis.PMID:34658510 | PMC:PMC8516598 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.707 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Misato Makino Akiyoshi Takami Fumitake Yamada Shiori Kakae Source Type: research

Caregivers' roles in preventing patients with severe Alzheimer's disease from becoming distracted during mealtimes: two case reports
Conclusion] Patients with severe Alzheimer's disease who have lost their language skills cannot filter out a range of other information around them and focus on the information necessary to oneself. The role of caregivers is to serve as filters for patients with severe Alzheimer's disease who have lost their language skills and whose selective attention abilities have become impaired.PMID:34658511 | PMC:PMC8516602 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.711 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ketu Ri Teruo Yokoi Yayoi Miyoshi Hiroyuki Watanabe Toshihide Fukuda Source Type: research

Relationship between skeletal muscle mass and blood lactate level reduction after short squat jumps in healthy adult non-athletes
Conclusion] Our results demonstrated that greater skeletal muscle mass enabled a greater decrease in blood lactate level, suggesting that skeletal muscle mass may be involved in the reduction of blood lactate level after a squat jump. Interventions to increase skeletal muscle mass may promote more efficient lactate metabolism and muscle fatigue recovery.PMID:34658512 | PMC:PMC8516611 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.717 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Joya Yui Satomi Okano Hitomi Nishizawa Source Type: research

Effects of isometric contraction of the quadriceps on the hardness and blood flow in the infrapatellar fat pad
Conclusion] In healthy participants, low-intensity ICQ increases the hardness and oxygenation of the IFP. This study may partly explain the unknown pain relief mechanism of exercise therapy.PMID:34658513 | PMC:PMC8516604 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.722 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Naoya Katayama Issei Noda Yusuke Fukumoto Kengo Kawanishi Shintarou Kudo Source Type: research

Comparison of maximum strength, proprioceptive, dynamic balance, maximum joint angle of stability and instability ankle by Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool
Conclusion] Information on maximum strength, proprioception, dynamic balance of anterior direction, and maximum joint angle of dorsiflexion is available through questionnaire CAIT.PMID:34658514 | PMC:PMC8516603 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.728 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jong-Ha Hwang Chan-Myeong Kim Jong-Kyung Lee Jae-Kwang Lee Ji-Won Park Source Type: research

Changes in the awareness and understanding of trunk muscle training in high school athletes
Conclusion] The number of athletes who understood the classification of trunk muscles increased significantly in 2020. Therefore, in the future, we would need to better educate young athletes concerning the purpose of trunk muscle training and the role of each muscle.PMID:34658515 | PMC:PMC8516605 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.733 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Michio Wachi Masae Ikeya Ayako Satonaka Shinichi Noguchi Ryo Fujitani Hitoshi Ohnishi Mika Suzuki Takumi Jiroumaru Source Type: research

Comparisons of trunk and knee mechanics during various speeds of treadmill running between runners with and without patellofemoral pain: a preliminary study
Conclusion] Runners with and without PFP exhibited similar peak PFJ stress and trunk flexion angle during treadmill running. This preliminary work does not support the theory that reduced trunk flexion during running contributes to increased PFJ stress in runners with PFP.PMID:34658516 | PMC:PMC8516606 | DOI:10.1589/jpts.33.737 (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - October 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kai-Yu Ho Tiffany Barrett Zachary Clark Christine DuVall Tavin Fox Caitlin Howden Andrew Murata Source Type: research