Interval aerobic exercise in individuals with advanced interstitial lung disease: a feasibility study.
Conclusions: Interval exercise was well tolerated and preferred by participants with advanced ILD. PMID: 31625781 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 18, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Wickerson L, Brooks D, Granton J, Reid WD, Rozenberg D, Singer LG, Mathur S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Comparison of the electromyographic recruitment of the posterior oblique sling muscles during prone hip extension among three different shoulder positions.
We examined the effects of three different shoulder positions on the electromyography (EMG) activity of the posterior oblique sling and pelvic rotational angle during right prone hip extension (PHE). Methods: Fifteen healthy males (mean age, 25.4 ± 1.2 years) participated in this study. Three different left shoulder positions (0°, 90°, 125° of abduction) were assessed during right PHE. Surface EMG signals were recorded for the left latissimus dorsi, left middle trapezius, left lower trapezius, lumbar multifidus, right gluteus maximus, and right biceps femoris. An electromagnetic tracking m...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ha SM, Jeon IC Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Validation of the StepWatch activity monitor in individuals with vestibular disorders.
Conclusion: The results indicate that the SAM accurately measures step count in individuals with vestibular disorders. Researchers and vestibular therapists can use the SAM to collect step count data in individuals with vestibular disorders. PMID: 31599185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 10, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Wellons RD, Duhe S, MacDowell S, Diaz G, Poche C, Johnson M, Steen B Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The stroke exercise preference inventory is feasible to use in a community rehabilitation setting.
Abstract Exploring exercise preferences may help people to adhere to exercise programs by promoting customized programs to suit the person's choices and concerns. We investigated if the Stroke Exercise Preference Inventory, a questionnaire designed to explore stroke survivors' preferences for exercise and potential barriers, was feasible to use, and whether it assisted physiotherapists to design ongoing exercise programs in a mixed diagnostic convenience sample attending community rehabilitation. Physiotherapy staff interviewed 42 participants, and sought feedback about the questionnaire. Participant responses for...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 10, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Blennerhassett JM, Cooper T, Logan A, Cumming TB Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Understanding exercise promotion in rheumatic diseases: A qualitative study among physical therapists.
Conclusion: Physical therapists in rheumatology understand exercise promotion in various ways that differ with respect to comprehensiveness and patient-centeredness. The physical therapists' use of behavior change techniques serves different purposes in exercise promotion, varying from external control to self-management. The present results might thus be used to develop awareness, knowledge, and skills for more deliberate exercise promotion among physical therapists working with patients having rheumatic diseases. PMID: 31566465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 30, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Swärdh E, Opava CH, Nygård L, Lindquist I Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Impact of exercise training program attendance and physical activity participation on six minute walk distance in patients with heart failure.
This study sought to describe exercise participation in recently hospitalized HF patients who participated in a 12-week exercise training program. The association between exercise training variables and improvement in 6-min walk distance (6MWD) was also investigated. Methods: This study is a secondary analysis of results from the intervention arm of the EJECTION-HF trial (ACTRN12608000263392), (n = 140). Exercise program attendance was defined according to session frequency (
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Adsett JA, Morris NR, Mudge AM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Reliability of quadriceps muscle power and explosive force, and relationship to physical function in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an observational prospective multicenter study.
Abstract Background: Muscle power declines with age and is a stronger determinant of physical function than strength. Muscle power using computerized dynamometry has not been investigated in COPD. Objectives: To determine: 1) test-retest reliability of quadriceps power using a standardized protocol with computerized dynamometry; and 2) associations between quadriceps strength and power, and functional capacity. Design/Setting: Prospective observational study in four Canadian research labs. Participants: People with mild to very severe COPD. Methods: Tests were conducted on two days. Quadriceps muscle maximal stren...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 19, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bui KL, Maia N, Saey D, Dechman G, Maltais F, Camp PG, Mathur S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Modifiable factors and their association with self-reported knee function and activity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Conclusion: Low-quality evidence suggests there is no difference in delaying ACLR and very low-quality evidence suggests smokers have worse self-reported functional outcome after ACLR compared to non-smokers. High-quality RCTs are needed to confirm the relationship between the four modifiable factors studied and ACLR outcome. PMID: 31526063 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - September 16, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Galea-O'Neill RJ, Bruder AM, Goulis J, Shields N Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Routinely collected data as real-world evidence for physiotherapy practice.
Abstract Evidence-based practice is the current undisputed predominant paradigm within medicine and allied health care, particularly in physiotherapy. Despite its potential benefits, over the years various points of criticism have been formulated one of which is the overreliance on randomized clinical trials as the highest level of evidence for treatment effectiveness. In the current era, where the availability of large amounts of clinical data gathered during the course of care delivery is rapidly increasing as well as our ability to access, process, link, and analyze these data in fairly efficient ways, alternat...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: van Trijffel E, A B Oostendorp R, Elvers JWH Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Supervision interactions and student learning: how supervision can influence learning.
Conclusion: The emotionally attuned, effective leadership and management by Clinical Educators are fundamental in the construction of supervision interactions. Contextual, relational and personal elements should be considered in the construction of supervision interactions. Faculty should provide appropriate support to Clinical Educators, students and placements. PMID: 31218908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Schmutz A, Meyer I, Archer E Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The comparison of the effects of physical activity and neurofeedback training on postural stability and risk of fall in elderly women: A single-blind randomized controlled trial.
Abstract Study Design: This was a single-blind randomized controlled trial. Background: Fall and postural instability are common undesirable consequences of the elderly. Although the benefits of exercise for fall prevention have been demonstrated, the majority of the elderly are physically inactive due to several physical and mental limitations they may face. Another alternative treatment such as neurofeedback with providing additional sensory information may enhance movement performance and so decrease the risk of fall. Objectives: To compare the effects of physical activity and neurofeedback training on postural...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Shahrbanian S, Hashemi A, Hemayattalab R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation, validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the patient determined disease steps scale in persons with multiple sclerosis.
This study aimed to conduct Turkish translation and cross-cultural adaptation of PDDS and investigate its psychometric properties. Methods: Turkish translation and cross-cultural adaptation of PDDS was conducted. Its psychometric properties including validity (i.e. content, criterion, and construct) and test-retest reliability (relative and absolute) were investigated in 100 pwMS. Results: PDDS had a significant strong correlation with EDSS (rs = 0.61, p
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kahraman T, Özdoğar AT, Özakbaş S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Learning about health promotion through behavior change: a novel qualitative study of physiotherapy students incorporating applied intervention and reflection.
Discussion: Students demonstrated understanding of the complexity and challenges associated with being a practitioner. The assessment task gave students an authentic learning experience to navigate factors such as establishing personal interests, negotiating goals, and addressing motivation. Furthermore, it highlighted that opportunities may exist for students to participate in, and learn from, practice-relevant situations outside of clinical placements. PMID: 31210562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 18, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Barradell S, Bruder AM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Perspectives of patients and health-care professionals on physical activity of hospitalized patients.
Conclusion: Physical activity is not yet seen as a structural part of hospital care by both patients and health-care professionals, and does not have priority within current daily routines. To increase physical activity levels of hospitalized patients, more knowledge and tools should be available for both patients and health-care professionals. PMID: 31204548 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: De Klein K, Valkenet K, Veenhof C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Patient-selected music rhythmically-paired with in-patient rehabilitation: A case report on an individual with acute stroke.
Conclusion: Incorporating patient-selected music with in-patient physical rehabilitation may be a feasible intervention for patients with acute stroke. Further research with an adequate sample size that randomly assigns patients to music and control conditions is necessary to confirm the promising findings from this case report. PMID: 31204555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Clayton KD, Chumbler NR, Clark CN, Young SN, Willis J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Comparison of functional and maximal exercise capacity, respiratory and peripheral muscle strength, dyspnea, and fatigue in patients with heart failure with pacemakers and healthy controls: a cross-sectional study.
Conclusion: Maximal and functional exercise capacity is impaired in the majority of patients with HF with pacemakers, respiratory and peripheral muscles are weakened, dyspnea and fatigue perceptions are increased. Patients with pacemakers have to be included in cardiac rehabilitation programs to improve impairments. PMID: 31204872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Boşnak Güçlü M, Barği G, Katayifçi N, Şen F Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Examination of the short-term impact of a disability awareness training on attitudes toward people with disabilities: A community-based participatory evaluation approach.
Conclusion: In the short-term DAT may increase awareness of and decrease negative attitudes associated with disability. Effective strategies highlighted for raising awareness and improving attitudes were contact with PWD and education. Education leads to more positive perceptions of the barriers PWD face and their ability to participate in society. PMID: 31204874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hayward L, Fragala-Pinkham M, Schneider J, Coe M, Vargas C, Wassenar A, Emmons M, Lizzio C, Hayward J, Torres D Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Changes in direct patient care from physiotherapy student to new graduate.
Conclusions: Physiotherapy student caseload is half that of a new graduate physiotherapist, with students taking longer to complete an OOS. Given this disparity in workload, active stakeholder engagement is essential to implement strategies that support and optimize the transition from student to graduate. PMID: 31184518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 11, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Stoikov S, Gooding M, Shardlow K, Maxwell L, Butler J, Kuys S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effect of whole body vibration training on bone mineral density and functional capacity in children with thalassemia.
Conclusions: Whole body vibration may be an effective modality in improving BMD and functional capacity in children with β-thalassemia major. PMID: 31179798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 10, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Eid MA, Aly SM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Viability of using a computer tablet to monitor an upper limb home exercise program in stroke.
Conclusion: Monitoring of patient practice using a tablet computer is feasible and may prove more reliable than self-report. There is variability in the amount of upper limb exercise stroke patients do at home. PMID: 31172867 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 7, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Levy T, Killington M, Lannin N, Crotty M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

An exploratory content analysis of how physiotherapists perceive barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity among adults with disability.
Conclusions: Physiotherapists who have a strong interest in the physical activity habits of adults with disabilities recognize a wide range of facilitators and barriers to their participation. Psychosocial beliefs and behaviors (i.e., self-efficacy, motivation, fear, and attitude) of adults with disability might be more important influencers of physical activity participation than impairments of body structure and function. PMID: 31172868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 7, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Shields N, Bruder AM, Cleary SL Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Influence of isostretching on patients with chronic low back pain. A randomized controlled trial.
This study investigated the influence of isostretching on patients with chronic low back pain. Methods: It was a randomized, controlled trial with concealed allocation, intention-to-treat analysis, and blind assessment. Fifty-four patients with chronic low back pain were randomized to an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group performed isostretching twice a week for 45 days, while the control group remained on the waiting list for physical therapy. Patients were submitted to evaluations at baseline, after 20 and 45 days of treatment with regard to pain, quality of life, functional capacity, and sati...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 4, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Prado ÉRA, Meireles SM, Carvalho ACA, Mazoca MF, Motta Neto AM, Barboza Da Silva R, Trindade Filho EM, Lombardi Júnior I, Natour J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Barriers to participation in center-based cardiac rehabilitation programs and patients' attitude toward home-based cardiac rehabilitation programs.
Conclusions: The results revealed that logistical factors were the major barriers to participation in rehabilitation programs. Alternative models such as home-based CR programs, positively evaluated by the participants, can be used to overcome these barriers. PMID: 31155986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 3, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bakhshayeh S, Sarbaz M, Kimiafar K, Vakilian F, Eslami S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Reliability and minimal detectable change of the mini-BESTest in adults with spinal cord injury in a rehabilitation setting.
Conclusion: The mini-BESTest is a reliable tool to assess standing balance in adults with an SCI. A minimal change of 4 points on the total scale is needed to be confident that the change is not a measurement error between two sessions or two raters. PMID: 31156010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 3, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Roy A, Higgins J, Nadeau S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Functional rehabilitation of a person with transfemoral amputation through guided motor imagery: a case study.
Discussion: MI is a time- and cost-effective, low-risk treatment option that decreased phantom pain and improved balance and functional gait in an individual with an amputation. The use of MI as an intervention for the rehabilitation of persons with amputation must be further examined. PMID: 31149891 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Matalon R, Freund JE, Vallabhajosula S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Reliability and precision of single frequency bioelectrical impedance assessment of lower extremity swelling following total knee arthroplasty.
Abstract Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most common elective orthopedic surgery performed in the United States. Following surgery patients experience significant lower extremity swelling that is related to poor satisfaction with surgery and is hypothesized to contribute to functional decline. However, in practice, precise and reliable methods for measuring lower extremity swelling do not exist. The purpose of this study was to provide reliability and precision parameters of an innovative approach, single frequency bioelectrical impedance assessment (SF-BIA), for measuring post-TKA lower extremity swelling. S...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Loyd BJ, Burrows K, Forster JE, Stackhouse SK, Hogan C, Stevens-Lapsley JE Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effects of stepping practice with postural support on gross motor abilities of a pre-ambulatory child with cerebral palsy: A case report.
Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this case report is to describe the impact of family-centered, imbedded practice of stepping with postural support on the motor function of a pre-ambulatory child with cerebral palsy. Summary of Key Points: A child with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy completed 11 weeks of parent-directed, supported-stepping practice. Practice was imbedded into the family's daily routine as part of a family-centered early intervention program. The number of supported steps the client could take in two minutes as well as the percentage of steps requiring assistance was recorded during weekly phys...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Snarski KE Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Exploring attitudes of physiotherapy students towards a community-based project used as a learning tool.
CONCLUSION: The findings suggest early participation in community-based projects is an excellent way for physiotherapy students to develop the competencies required for clinical practice and for their role in promoting physical activity. PMID: 31131662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Qutishat D, Muhaidat J, Mohammad M, Okasheh R, Al-Khlaifat L, Al-Yahya E Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiotherapy treatment experiences of persons with persistent musculoskeletal pain: A qualitative study.
Abstract The aim of this study was to explore and describe the physiotherapy treatment experiences of persons with persistent musculoskeletal pain. Eleven participants with persistent musculoskeletal pain in the back, neck, or shoulders were included in the study. Data was collected via semi-structured interviews and were analysed with qualitative content analysis. The analysis resulted in the theme "Towards acceptance and management of pain", comprising four sub-themes: 1) Establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance; 2) Being active, taking initiative and facing challenges; 3) Appreciating guida...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Calner T, Isaksson G, Michaelson P Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Students and physiotherapists experience physiotherapy in particular ways: A phenomenologically oriented study.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that physiotherapy practice can be characterized in six distinct ways, with a separate integrating idea that represents the relationship the individual practitioner has with the profession. The insights gained from this research suggest that new ways of thinking might benefit the profession, not least of all in relation to entry-level curriculum, contemporary practice and positioning of the profession for current health-care needs. PMID: 31119973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Barradell S, Peseta T, Barrie S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Sensorimotor synchronization in patients with mechanical neck disorders.
Conclusion: Initial data suggest that patients with persisting cMND have reduced accuracy in timing when coordinating their movement to a paced external event. PMID: 31116625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Connell A, Galea V, Gross A, Rogers T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Pediatric Glittre ADL-test in cystic fibrosis: Physiological parameters and respiratory mechanics.
CONCLUSION: Patients with CF showed similar performance and changes of vital signs at the TGlittre-P compared to reference values for healthy children. There were no immediate changes in parameters for the assessed respiratory mechanics. Also, there was no correlation of time to complete the TGLittre-P test with respiratory mechanics, physiological parameters and clinical markers. PMID: 31104537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Almeida AC, Wamosy RMG, Ludwig Neto N, Mucha FC, Schivinski CIS Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Comparison of maximal isometric forearm supination torque in two elbow positions between subjects with and without limited forearm supination range of motion.
Abstract STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional comparison. INTRODUCTION: Forearm supination range of motion is often limited by short or stiff pronators. Many studies have examined maximal isometric forearm supination torque (MIFST). However, there is little research comparing MIFST in two elbow positions between subjects with and without limited forearm supination range of motion (LSR). PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to compare MIFST in two elbow positions (90º flexed elbow, extended elbow) between subjects with and without LSR. METHODS: Thirteen right-handed subjects (seven men, ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 15, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Gwak GT, Hwang UJ, Jung SH, Kim JH, Kim MH, Kwon OY Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The reliability and concurrent validity of a new iPhone ® application for measuring active lumbar spine flexion and extension range of motion in patients with low back pain.
CONCLUSION: The iHandy® Level application does not have sufficient validity for measuring active lumbar flexion ROM in CNLBP patients. PMID: 31081417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Pourahmadi M, Momeni E, Mohseni N, Hesarikia H, Ghanjal A, Shamsoddini A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

'It takes time, but recovering makes it worthwhile'- A qualitative study of long-term users' experiences of physiotherapy in primary health care.
This study aimed to explore how patients in a Norwegian context make sense of their long-term use of physiotherapy. Narrative interviews were conducted with six long-term users. The data material was subjected to a narrative analysis with a focus on the stories' content and how health professionals and informants were inscribed in the stories. The stories provide rich and varied information about the informants' experiences with prior and present health services inscribed in their experiences of illness and recovery. The narrative's introduction portrays a shared illness narrative, centered around negative experiences as i...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mengshoel AM, Bjorbækmo WS, Sallinen M, Wahl AK Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physical function and performance measures of children and adolescents with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
CONCLUSION: The cross-sectional analysis showed reduced ROM, strength, power, and distal muscle imbalance, as well as secondary limitations (PBS and 10MWT) in children and adolescents with CMT. These biomechanical and functional alterations did not change at the 6-month follow-up. PMID: 31046526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 3, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Baptista CR, Nascimento-Elias AH, Garcia B, Testa A, Domingues PC, Martinez EZ, Marques W, Mattiello-Sverzut AC Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Adoption of a research-based program for neck disorders implemented in primary care physiotherapy: a short- and long-term follow-up survey study.
son G Abstract Neck disorders are common in primary health care (PHC) physiotherapy. A neck-specific exercise program based on research findings was implemented among physiotherapists in Swedish PHC. The aim of the study was to evaluate the adoption of the program. We invited PHC physiotherapists to an educational session including theoretical information and practical training. Before the educational session the participants (n = 261) completed a baseline questionnaire. After 3 and 12 months, we distributed surveys to identify changes in practice and in confidence regarding diagnosis and treatment. We compar...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - April 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Carlfjord S, Landén Ludvigsson M, Peolsson A, Peterson G Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The use of functional performance tests by primary health-care providers to determine walking ability with and without awalking device in community-dwelling elderly.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Primary health-care (PHC) providers are important for community involvement in health promotion and prevention efforts, particularly today that the number of elderly is increasing dramatically. The use of a standard practical measure would help in promoting the effectiveness of referral and monitoring processes. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the use of functional performance tests in terms of the appropriate cutoff point to determine walking ability with and without a walking device in community-dwelling elderly, and reliability of the tests when used by PHC providers. METHODS: Communit...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - April 26, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Suwannarat P, Kaewsanmung S, Thaweewannakij T, Amatachaya S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Patients' experience regarding therapeutic person-centered relationships in physiotherapy services: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Person-centered care and the therapeutic relationship are important aspects in the field of rehabilitation, requiring further studies to improve our understanding of the same, and to inform both health professionals, and managers of health institutions. PMID: 31002005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - April 19, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Morera-Balaguer J, Botella-Rico JM, Catalán-Matamoros D, Martínez-Segura OR, Leal-Clavel M, Rodríguez-Nogueira Ó Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiotherapist management of a patient with spastic perineal syndrome and subsequent constipation: a case report.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this case report is to describe the benefits of manual therapy techniques, including mobilization and stretching, in the management of a patient with chronic constipation. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 17-year-old male with an 8-month history of constipation and complaint of incomplete evacuation after defecation was referred for therapy. The patient was diagnosed with a spastic perineal syndrome. Isolated puborectalis relaxation exercise was not successful in alleviating constipation. Physical examination showed tightness of left side piriformis, thoracic kyphosis, appar...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - April 15, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ganesh S, Kumar M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Impairments in dyspnea, exercise capacity, physical activity and quality of life of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation survivors compared with healthy individuals: a cross sectional study.
G, Sucak GT Abstract BACKGROUND: A limited number of studies have reported impairments in physical activity, exercise capacity and quality of life (QOL) in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allogeneic-HSCT) recipients. We aimed to compare dyspnea, exercise capacity, physical activity and QOL in allogeneic-HSCT recipients with age-gender matched healthy individuals, since this has not been investigated hitherto. METHODS: A total of 80 allogeneic-HSCT recipients (>100 days status post-transplantation) (38.88 ± 13.25 years) and 60 healthy individuals (35.92 ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - April 8, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Boşnak Güçlü M, Barğı G, Sucak GT Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Clinical assessment methods for scapular positioning and function. An inter-rater reliability study.
CONCLUSION: Four scapular test assessment methods (Upper horizontal distance, Lower horizontal distance at max shoulder flexion, Acromial distance, and Winging scapula) showed satisfactory inter-rater reliability. Simple visual observational methods and quantitative distance measurements have better reliability between clinicians than more complex measurements and may be better suited for use in clinical practice. PMID: 30924383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 29, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Larsen CM, Søgaard K, Eshoj H, Ingwersen K, Juul-Kristensen B Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effect of physical exercise on physical performance and fall incidents of individuals living with dementia in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The results demonstrated that the physical exercise intervention could be beneficial for individuals living with dementia, and as little as 45 min per week could be effective for this population group. However, cautious interpretation was drawn as the pool of participants was not sufficiently large enough to generate a meaningful effect size. PMID: 30912690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 26, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Brett L, Stapley P, Meedya S, Traynor V Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Interrater agreement and reliability of clinical tests for assessment of patients with shoulder pain in primary care.
Abstract BACKGROUND: There is limited information about the agreement and reliability of clinical shoulder tests. OBJECTIVES: To assess the interrater agreement and reliability of clinical shoulder tests in patients with shoulder pain treated in primary care. METHODS: Patients with a primary report of shoulder pain underwent a set of 21 clinical shoulder tests twice on the same day, by pairs of independent physical therapists. The outcome parameters were observed and specific interrater agreement for positive and negative scores, and interrater reliability (Cohen's kappa (κ)). Positive and negative...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Apeldoorn AT, Den Arend MC, Schuitemaker R, Egmond D, Hekman K, Van Der Ploeg T, Kamper SJ, Van Tulder MW, Ostelo RW Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Quantifying step length using two-dimensional video in individuals with Parkinson's disease.
Abstract Individuals with Parkinson's disease demonstrate a shorter step length compared to individuals without the disorder, which may place them at greater risk for falls. As a result, rehabilitation professionals often attempt to increase or maintain step length in this population. The ability to quantify step length may be useful for tracking changes or identifying individuals who may be at risk for a fall. However, there are few approaches to precisely/directly measure step length that are feasible for clinical use. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the reliability of step length measurements from t...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 21, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Stricker M, Hinde D, Rolland A, Salzman N, Watson A, Almonroeder TG Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Translation, Cross-cultural Adaptation and Reliability of the Foot Posture Index (FPI-6) - Brazilian Version.
CONCLUSION: The Brazilian version of the FPI-6 has proved reliable in terms of inter and intraobserver reliability and can therefore be used both in clinical practice and in scientific research. PMID: 30893558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Martinez BR, Oliveira JC, Vieira KVSG, Yi LC Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Outcomes following an adaptive rock climbing program in a person with an incomplete spinal cord injury: A case report.
CONCLUSIONS: A task-based physical therapy program focusing on strengthening and rock climbing-specific activities improved the rock climbing ability of an individual with an incomplete cervical SCI. PMID: 30870058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: DelGrande B, LaCoppola C, Moriello G, Sanicola K Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiotherapists' views, perceived knowledge, and reported use of psychosocial strategies in practice.
CONCLUSION: Physiotherapists could benefit from tailored instruction regarding psychosocial strategies at a level appropriate to, and within their scope of practice. This could enhance their practice from a biopsychosocial perspective, subsequently improving outcomes for their patients. PMID: 30870078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Driver C, Lovell GP, Oprescu F Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Analysis of the heart rate deflection point as a tool for exercise prescription in subjects with COPD - a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: The HRDP cannot be used to determine the limits between the physiological domains of these subjects. Thus, although significant correlation was found between HRDP and GET, their application for training prescription and monitoring in subjects with COPD proved to be limited. PMID: 30821563 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Leite MR, Ramos EMC, Kalva-Filho CA, De Alencar Silva BS, Freire APCF, Campos EZ, Ramos D Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiotherapy treatment approaches for survivors of critical illness: a proposal from a Delphi study.
CONCLUSION: This study adds to the knowledge on post-ICU physiotherapy with practical recommendations supporting clinical decision-making in the treatment of survivors of critical illness after hospital discharge. PMID: 30821565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kwakman RCH, Major ME, Dettling-Ihnenfeldt DS, Nollet F, Engelbert RHH, van der Schaaf M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research