Effectiveness of structured early mobilization protocol on mobility status of patients in medical intensive care unit.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Patients admitted to the intensive care units (ICU) have limited mobility due to their illness and its management and are at a risk for immobility-related complications. Early mobilization has been suggested to prevent or limit physical dysfunction due to these complications. Effectiveness of early mobilization protocols is studied using various outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of an early mobilization protocol on mobility status of patients in Medical ICU. METHODS: Patients admitted to Medical ICU were screened for eligibility and allotted into two groups. Intervent...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - November 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Gatty A, Samuel SR, Alaparthi GK, Prabhu D, Upadya M, Krishnan S, Amaravadi SK Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Training physiotherapists to be responsive to their clients' health literacy needs.
Abstract Objective: To evaluate health literacy learning modules designed specifically for physiotherapists in private practice. Methods: Mixed-method design was used, evaluating pre-post physiotherapist health literacy knowledge and competencies using questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. One rural and one metropolitan private physiotherapy practice were recruited. Participants: Clients, physiotherapists, and other clinic staff. The OPHELIA (Optimizing Health Literacy and Access) process was applied to identify the health literacy needs of clients; co-design interventions; and implement and evaluate the ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - November 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bird ML, Elmer S, Osborne RH, Flittner A, O'Brien J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Resolution of chronic lower back pain symptoms through high-intensity therapeutic exercise and motor imagery program: a case-report.
Conclusion: These results show that the adjusted combined program led to favorable clinical improvement in the condition, with sustained long-term effects after the intervention. PMID: 33225789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - November 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ribas J, Gomes MA, Montes AM, Ribas C, Duarte JA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Strength training to improve walking after stroke: how physiotherapist, patient and workplace factors influence exercise prescription.
Conclusions: Implementation of strength training to improve walking after stroke was diverse. Therapist-related barriers to the implementation of effective strength training programs highlight the need for improved knowledge, training and research engagement. Limited resourcing demonstrates the need for organizational prioritization of stroke education and skill development. Narrowing the evidence-practice gap remains a challenge. PMID: 33210574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - November 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tole G, Raymond MJ, Williams G, Clark RA, Holland AE Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The influence of concurrent cognitive tasks on motor performance in people with traumatic brain injury: a pilot study.
Abstract Background: Performing dual-tasks is often required for completing activities of daily living. Limited research investigated the effects of dual-tasking on gait in people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Purpose: To investigate the effects of cognitive tasks on gait in people with TBI Methods: Seven individuals with TBI and nine controls completed walking under three conditions; usual walking, walking with questions and answers, and walking with word generation while 3D motion analysis system captured gait. Results: Significant group x condition interactions were found in which TBI group showed greater changes in speed (p
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - November 9, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jung T, Katase A, Wagatsuma M, Fujii T, Jung Y, Jeng B, Chaparro G Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Translation and validation of the Arabic version of the patient determined disease steps in people with multiple sclerosis.
CONCLUSION: The PDDS-A is a reliable and valid tool that can be used among Arabic-speaking PwMS. PMID: 33153361 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - November 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Aldughmi M, Al-Shorman A, Khalil H, El-Salem K, Alghwiri A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous electrical stimulation for a patient with cubital tunnel syndrome: a case report with a one-year follow-up.
Conclusion: A patient with ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow did not respond to a multimodal conservative care for the previous year. Once the patient was treated with ultrasound-guided PENS targeting the ulnar nerve, full functional recovery and resolution of symptoms were documented. Future clinical studies should examine the effects of PENS in managing neural entrapment syndromes on a statistically powered sample of patients. PMID: 33155496 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - November 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Arias-Buría JL, El Bachiri YR, Plaza-Manzano G, Cleland JA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Letter to the editor: chronic pain tidal wave after COVID-19: are you ready?
PMID: 33141636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - November 3, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Louw A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Evaluating sensory profiles in nociplastic chronic low back pain: a cross-sectional validation study.
JM Abstract BACKGROUND: Sensory profiles (SPs) may be useful in classifying patients based on sensory sensitivity and behavioral responses to stimuli to develop personalized treatments for nonspecific chronic low back pain (CLBP). The Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile (AASP) identifies four sensitivity and behavioral response-related quadrants: Sensory Sensitive, Sensation Avoiding, Low Registration, and Sensation Seeking. It is an appropriate questionnaire for evaluating SPs; however, it has not been validated in CLBP. OBJECTIVES: To assess the internal consistency, test-retest reliability, agreement, and co...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 29, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Gräper PJ, Clark JR, L Thompson B, Hallegraeff JM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Fear of movement and (re)injury is associated with condition specific outcomes and health-related quality of life in women with patellofemoral pain.
CONCLUSION: The relationship of greater fear of movement and (re)injury with greater disability, pain catastrophizing, pain sensitization, and poorer health-related quality of life highlights the potential importance of considering this psychological feature of PFP during assessment and management. PMID: 33106118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 27, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Pazzinatto MF, Silva DO, Willy RW, Azevedo FM, Barton CJ Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Recovery of Lower Extremity Function in the Initial Year Following Periacetabular Osteotomy: A Single Subject Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Asymmetric loading following PAO should be considered when developing rehabilitation plans following this surgery. PMID: 33094678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Schroeder C, Zavala L, Opstedal L, Becker J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effects of equine-assisted therapy on the functionality of individuals with disabilities: systematic review and meta-analysis.
lho P Abstract PURPOSE: Evaluate the effects of Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT) on the functioning of individuals with different health conditions through a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCT). METHODS: This review was registered in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (CRD42018100035) and followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analyses recommendations. RCT were searched in eight different databases, using relevant keywords until July 7, 2020. Two independent reviewers performed selection of articles and data extraction t...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Prieto A, Martins Almeida Ayupe K, Nemetala Gomes L, Saúde AC, Gutierres Filho P Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Experiences and attitudes toward scientific research among physiotherapists in Austria: a cross-sectional online survey.
CONCLUSION: These findings highlight low levels of research activity among physiotherapists in Austria, despite general appreciation of the importance of research for the profession. The identified attitudinal profiles, barriers, and facilitators may inform initiatives for advancing physiotherapy research in the Austrian context. PMID: 33084456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kulnik ST, Latzke M, Putz P, Schlegl C, Sorge M, Meriaux-Kratochvila S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Sensory discrimination training for adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: SDT has been delivered in multiple forms in the literature. SDT does not appear to be associated with any adverse effects and shows potential regarding its clinical efficacy. However, there is a lack of high-quality evidence upon which to make any firm clinical recommendations. PMID: 33078667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 20, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Graham A, Ryan CG, MacSween A, Alexanders J, Livadas N, Oatway S, Atkinson G, Martin DJ Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Development of a tool to assess core cardiorespiratory physiotherapy skills: a Delphi study.
CONCLUSION: This e-Delphi study enabled the development of a draft outcome measure, which aims to assess performance of seven cardiorespiratory physiotherapy skills. This tool will enable rigorous evaluation of different education methods to establish their effectiveness. However, it is first necessary to establish construct validity and assess inter and intra-rater reliability. PMID: 33079571 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 20, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Roberts F, Cooper K Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

What matters most: a qualitative study of person-centered physiotherapy practice in community rehabilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: Community physiotherapists may aim for a more person-centered approach; however, their habits, practices and behaviors remain within a culturally entrenched, clinician-centric, biomedical model. PMID: 33044879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hammond R, Stenner R, Palmer S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Enriched environment or enriched therapy? Time for clarification.
PMID: 33044882 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Natali F, Difranco C, Gatti R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effects of plyometric exercises on muscle-activation strategies and response-capacity to balance threats in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
CONCLUSION: Incorporation of plyometric exercises into traditional physical rehabilitation could improve muscle-activation strategies and enhance balance control in children with hCP. PMID: 33044886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Elnaggar RK Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Action observation training and brain-computer interface controlled functional electrical stimulation enhance upper extremity performance and cortical activation in patients with stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that AOT plus BCI-FES can enhance motor function of upper extremity and cortical activation in patients with stroke. This training method may be feasible and suitable for individuals with stroke. PMID: 33026895 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 7, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lee SH, Kim SS, Lee BH Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Rebuilding a tolerable life: narratives of women recovered from fibromyalgia.
Conclusion: Our findings show how the women explain their recovery in terms of overcoming fear of movement, making sense of their symptoms and becoming more active in everyday life. The close analysis reveals a recovery narrative portraying a complex and ambiguous process consisting of small dramas about the efforts trying to rebuild a meaningful life. PMID: 33026930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 7, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Eik H, Kirkevold M, Solbrække KN, Mengshoel AM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

In episodic cluster headache, pain extent is not related to widespread pressure pain sensitivity, psychological outcomes, or clinical outcomes.
Conclusion: Pain extent in the trigemino-cervical area was not related to the degree of pressure pain sensitivity or headache features in men with episodic cluster headache during a period of remission. PMID: 33017200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 4, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fuensalida-Novo S, Palacios-Ceña M, Falla D, Cuadrado ML, Guerrero ÁL, Cescon C, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Barbero M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

''It was the end of the world" - The lifeworld of elite male rugby union players living with injury. An interpretative phenomenological analysis.
CONCLUSION: Participants described the challenge to their sense of self and 'being' athletes', as the isolation from the team deprived them of their sense of belonging. Participants illustrated the experienced significance of their relationships, the uncertainty over their lives and the unique strategies to cope. Emotions of anxiety, grief, anger, and shock reverberate throughout their accounts. PMID: 33017226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 4, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Murray L, Vuoskoski P, Wellman J, Hebron C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Dry needling as a novel intervention for cervicogenic somatosensory tinnitus: a case study.
Abstract Tinnitus is defined as conscious perception of sound in the absence of a corresponding external stimulus. A condition that affects 10 - 15% of the adult population, tinnitus may be caused by an interaction between the somatosensory and auditory system, more formally known as somatosensory tinnitus. Cervicogenic somatosensory tinnitus is a subgroup of somatosensory tinnitus involving anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms associated with the cervical spine. A limited number of studies have reported inconsistent outcomes for treating cervicogenic somatosensory tinnitus with conservativ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Womack A, Butts R, Dunning J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Kerlan-Jobe orthopedic clinic shoulder and elbow score for German-speaking overhead athletes.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic Shoulder and Elbow Score (KJOC) originally developed in English, assesses the functional status of the shoulder and elbow in overhead athletes. To date, no German version of the questionnaire exists. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to translate and to culturally adapt the KJOC into German (KJOC-G) and to test its psychometric properties. METHODS: The first part of the study consisted of a translation and cross-cultural adaptation process which was performed in six stages according to international recommendations: Initial translations, synthesis,...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Schulz C, Eibl AD, Radovanović G, Agres A, Nobis T, Legerlotz K Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effect of aerobic training on exercise capacity and quality of life in patients older than 75 years with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
CONCLUSION: CPET-based exercise in cardiac rehabilitation can safely increase exercise capacity and QoL in such patients. PMID: 32991232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Deng B, Shou X, Ren A, Liu X, Wang Q, Wang B, Wang Y, Yan T, Zhao X, Zhu L Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Shoulder and scapula muscle training plus conventional physiotherapy versus conventional physiotherapy only: a randomized controlled trial of patients with lateral elbow tendinopathy.
CONCLUSION: Conventional physiotherapy combined with shoulder and scapula muscle training could be more effective in improving the pain and functional abilities of patients with LET compared with conventional physiotherapy only. PMID: 32975171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 24, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mostafaee N, Divandari A, Negahban H, Kachooei AR, Moradi A, Ebrahimzadeh MH, Tabesh H, Daghiani M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The neurological fatigue index for stroke. Reliability of a Norwegian version.
CONCLUSION: NFI-Stroke has high test-retest reliability, and high internal consistency with neither floor nor ceiling effects for persons with stroke. The questionnaire may be useful both in general rehabilitation in institutions as well as in the municipal health services. PMID: 32967537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Taasen I, Loureiro AP, Langhammer B Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of Persian versions of Mini-BESTest and Brief-BESTest in persons with Parkinson's disease.
CONCLUSION: The Persian versions of Mini-BESTest and Brief-BESTest are reliable and valid instruments for balance evaluation in persons with PD. Further study to determine the reliability and validity of both tests when examining patients in real-time in the clinic is warranted. PMID: 32960126 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nakhostin-Ansari A, Nakhostin Ansari N, Mellat-Ardakani M, Nematizad M, Naghdi S, Babaki M, Farhangian M, Habibi AH, Tafakhori A, Hasson S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Technology-enhanced visual desensitization home exercise program for post-concussive visually induced dizziness: a case series.
Abstract Purpose: Post-concussive visually induced dizziness (VID), in which symptoms are provoked by exposure to complex visual motion, is associated with protracted recovery. Although vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is recommended to treat post-concussive dizziness, there is sparse literature reporting on specific VRT interventions treating VID. Methods: A consecutive series of 26 individuals referred for VRT post-concussion were retrospectively assessed for inclusion in this case series. Each participant underwent a combination of conventional VRT and a technology...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 20, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hurtado JE, Heusel-Gillig L, Risk BB, Trofimova A, Abidi SA, Allen JW, Gore RK Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effects of an active intervention based on myofascial release and neurodynamics in patients with chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled trial.
The objective of this study was to explore the effects of a 4-week active program based on myofascial release and neurodynamics on trigger point (TrP) examination, pain, and functionality in patients with chronic neck pain. METHODS: Randomized controlled trial. A total of 40 patients with chronic neck pain were randomly allocated to an experimental or a control group (n = 20). The primary outcome measure was TrP examination. Secondary outcomes were pain, assessed with the Brief Pain Inventory and a visual analogue scale, and functionality, evaluated with the Neck Outcome Score. RESULTS: A between-group ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 14, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cabrera-Martos I, Rodríguez-Torres J, López-López L, Prados-Román E, Granados-Santiago M, Valenza MC Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Measuring exercise adherence in patients with low back pain: development, validity, and reliability of the EXercise Adherence Scale (EXAS).
CONCLUSIONS: The EXAS demonstrates acceptable construct validity for the measurement of adherence to HBE programs. Additionally, the EXAS shows excellent intrarater reliability and poor interrater reliability for the quality of performance score and is the first instrument to measure adherence to frequency, intensity, and quality of performance of HBE programs. The EXAS allows researchers and clinicians to better investigate the effects of adherence to HBE programs on the outcomes of interventions and treatments. PMID: 32933359 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 14, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Arensman RM, Geelen RH, Koppenaal T, Veenhof C, Pisters MF Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Maximal inspiratory pressure is associated with health-related quality of life and is a reliable method for evaluation of patients on hemodialysis.
CONCLUSION: The MIP is a reliable test, associated with physical domains of HRQoL in patients on hemodialysis. Thus, it is a useful method for respiratory evaluation in this population. PMID: 32914666 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vieira CF, Costa HS, Lima MMO, Alves FL, Rodrigues VGB, Maciel EHB, Prates MCSM, Lima VP, Mendonça VA, Lacerda ACR, Figueiredo PHS Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effects of foam rolling on hip pain in patients with hip osteoarthritis: a retrospective propensity-matched cohort study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Foam rolling is a self-applied massage using a foam roller that has gained popularity for treatment of muscle soreness. However, its efficacy for improving hip pain in patients with hip osteoarthritis remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of foam rolling on hip pain in patients with hip osteoarthritis. METHODS: In this retrospective propensity-matched cohort study, medical records of outpatients between January 2017 and March 2019 were reviewed. Of these, 115 patients with hip osteoarthritis were divided into foam rolling or non-foam rolling groups based on home exer...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 9, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ikutomo H, Nagai K, Tagomori K, Miura N, Okamura K, Okuno T, Nakagawa N, Masuhara K Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Barriers and challenges faced by Brazilian physiotherapists during the COVID-19 pandemic and innovative solutions: lessons learned and to be shared with other countries.
This article describes the current scenario in Brazil which has exposed the shortage of professionals and resources and reinforces the need for professional recognition, especially of those working in intensive care units. Barriers and challenges faced by Brazilian physiotherapists during the COVID-19 pandemic are described, followed by innovative solutions. Remote physiotherapy prior to the pandemic was merely one of many patient care options, but now has become a necessity, and several international organizations have provided guidelines for physiotherapists to follow, including guidelines on offering digital physiothera...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 7, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Pegorari MS, Ohara DG, Matos AP, Iosimuta NCR, Ferreira VTK, Pinto ACPN Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Cervical spine thrust and non-thrust mobilization for the management of recalcitrant C6 paresthesias associated with a cervical radiculopathy: a case report.
DISCUSSION: This case demonstrates the safe and effective utilization of cervical spine thrust manipulation and non-thrust mobilization in the management of a patient with cervical radiculopathy with lingering paresthesias in the distal upper extremity. PMID: 32896223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 7, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hagan CR, Anderson AR Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Applying a clinical decision-making model to a patient with severe shoulder pain ultimately diagnosed as neuralgic amyotrophy.
Conclusion: The clinical decision-making process helped the physical therapist narrow down the differential diagnosis list and make a decision to send the patient for further testing. Magnetic resonance imaging and electromyogram confirmed the diagnosis of neuralgic amyotrophy. PMID: 32892675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Pepin ME, Chan D Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Experiences and coping strategies of preterm infants' parents and parental competences after early physiotherapy intervention: qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Mothers and fathers of preterm infants experienced difficulties when caring for their babies. Parents that received the early physiotherapy intervention felt empowered to take care of their babies and to enhance infants' development. These parents were more capable of developing coping strategies after the intervention. Parents that did not receive the early physiotherapy intervention expressed difficulties when caring for their preterm babies. PMID: 32892686 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ochandorena-Acha M, Noell-Boix R, Yildirim M, Cazorla-Sánchez M, Iriondo-Sanz M, Troyano-Martos MJ, Casas-Baroy JC Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

A prospective study of patients with knee pain and mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) classification.
This study adds insight into understanding the unique clinical trajectories of these MDT classifications for the knee and offers recommendations for future work in this growing field of research. PMID: 32885708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 3, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Yarznbowicz R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Being with others during physical activity: experiences of well-being among adults with severe obesity.
CONCLUSION: Intersubjective and spatial dimensions of experiences are central and influence how individuals with severe obesity can feel wellbeing and 'at home' in physical activity. Physiotherapists should be aware of the individuals' vulnerability regarding feelings of failure, aversion, and shame as well as awareness of gendered norms and roles. PMID: 32875926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Toft BS, Galvin K, Nielsen CV, Uhrenfeldt L Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Using the consultation-based reassurance questionnaire to assess reassurance skills among physiotherapy students: reliability and responsiveness.
CONCLUSION: The CRQ Scale shows good reliability and acceptable levels of responsiveness to detect change before and after training in communication skills in physiotherapy students. The scale requires testing in real-life settings to establish better responsiveness. PMID: 32875934 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ben Ami N, Pincus T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Early mobilization in clinical practice: the reliability and feasibility of the 'Start To Move' Protocol.
CONCLUSION: Excellent inter-rater agreement for diagnostic level assignment and moderate to substantial agreement for proposed treatments support the reliability of the protocol. Perfect to excellent associations between prescribed and delivered treatments supports its feasibility. Complications were rare, and most patients were very positive regarding the care provided by physiotherapists during their stay in the ICU. PMID: 32866055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - August 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hoffman M, Clerckx B, Janssen K, Segers J, Demeyere I, Frickx B, Merckx E, Hermans G, Van der Meulen I, Van Lancker T, Ceulemans N, Van Hollebeke M, Langer D, Gosselink R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Austerity on the frontline- a preliminary study of physiotherapists working in the National Health Service in the UK.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite claims that austerity is coming to an end, it remained a reality for these clinicians in the NHS. Physiotherapists in this study used similar methods to preserve practice when faced with exogenous constraints as seen in medicine, such as re-professionalization and restratification. However, this attempt to defend professionalism by a non-medical healthcare profession was met with both successes and losses and has implications for the wider healthcare profession ecology, identifying an area for future research. PMID: 32866057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - August 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tucker R, Moffatt F, Timmons S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

An exploration of clinical reasoning and practices used by physiotherapists in the rehabilitation of horses following interspinous ligament desmotomy surgery.
CONCLUSION: The process of clinical reasoning and decision making described appears complex. The input of both owner and veterinarian are evidently important and require the physiotherapists consideration. Decisions regarding assessment and treatment are influenced by many factors. A mixture of clinical experience and research evidence were used as support. PMID: 32838609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - August 24, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sayers E, Tabor G Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Adherence to low back pain clinical practice guidelines by Saudi physical therapists: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: The study showed an overall low adherence to the CPG. Adherence was best when LBP is associated with red flags. Education and training programs may be needed to improve PTs' adherence to CPG for LBP. PMID: 32838639 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - August 24, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Moslem WM, Alrwaily M, Almarwani MM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Homelessness and rates of physical dysfunctions characteristic of premature geriatric syndromes: systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Homeless adults have increased risk of premature geriatric syndromes. Limitations in ADL and IADL rates were 30-50% higher than adults with stable housing averaging 20 years older, and fall rates were three times higher than controls averaging 4.5 years older. These results underscore the need for healthcare providers such as physical therapists to address physical dysfunction in homeless adults. PMID: 32835565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - August 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Suh K, Beck J, Katzman W, Allen DD Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Shifting roles: physiotherapists' perception of person-centered care during a pre-implementation phase in the acute hospital setting - A phenomenographic study.
CONCLUSION: Although the interviewed PTs embraced PCC in principle, PCC does seem to challenge the professional roles of patient and PT. The findings indicate that theories of power relations need to be considered, and further reflection may facilitate implementation. More research is needed to deepen the knowledge of how PTs perceive PCC during all implementation phases. PMID: 32812456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - August 18, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sjöberg V, Forsner M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The effectiveness of pain neuroscience education combined with manual therapy and home exercise for chronic low back pain: A single-blind randomized controlled trial.
This study was designed as a prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blind study in which 69 participants were randomly assigned to three groups. Participants in Group 1 received PNE, MT, and the HEP, while Group 2 received MT and the HEP. Participants in the control group did the HEP only. All interventions lasted 4 weeks. The participants' pain intensity, disability, low back performance, and kinesiophobia were assessed. All assessments were executed before intervention, at 4 weeks, and at 12 weeks post-intervention by the same blinded physiotherapist. A mixed model for repeated measures was used for e...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - August 18, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Saracoglu I, Arik MI, Afsar E, Gokpinar HH Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The effects of pursed lip breathing combined with diaphragmatic breathing on pulmonary function and exercise capacity in patients with COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Pursed lip breathing (PLB) and diaphragmatic breathing (DB) are physical therapy interventions frequently adopted by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This systematic review aimed to investigate the effects of PLB combined with DB on pulmonary function and exercise capacity in patients with COPD. METHODS: Six databases were searched to collect relevant studies published before August 30, 2019 in English and Chinese. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with PLB combined with DB training as the exclusive intervention for COPD were identified. Mean difference (MD) o...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - August 17, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Yang Y, Wei L, Wang S, Ke L, Zhao H, Mao J, Li J, Mao Z Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

A case of apogeotropic horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo that transformed to the geotropic variant during treatment with Appiani maneuver, followed by successful treatment with Gufoni maneuver.
Abstract Lesions at three possible sites can masquerade as apogeotropic horizontal semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HSC-BPPV), namely: 1) short anterior (ampullary) arm canalolithiasis; and 2) culpulolithiasis, which may be either canal (Cup-C) or utricle-sided (Cup-U). There are no clinical methods or investigations to determine the exact pathological site when a patient with a history compatible with HSC-BPPV is found to have apogeotropic positional nystagmus on the supine roll test. Therefore, the treatment of apogeotropic variant of HSC-BPPV not only poses difficulties but the therapeut...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - August 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vats AK Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

From fear to fight: Patients experiences of early mobilization in intensive care. A qualitative interview study.
Conclusion : A considerable variety of experiences of EM were described in this study, both negative and positive. Prominent features were that pleasant emotions and great physical effort occurred simultaneously and that interaction and cooperation with the caregivers was paramount. To regain independence was another prominent feature, with EM considered to be of great importance in the recovery process. Moving to an upright position and ambulating appears to be beneficial to both body and mind. EM should therefore be among the first priorities in intensive care. EM should be practiced with respect and support, while encou...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - August 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Söderberg A, Karlsson V, Ahlberg BM, Johansson A, Thelandersson A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research