Predictors of the effect of an arm sling on gait efficiency in stroke patients with shoulder subluxation: a pre-post design clinical trial.
This study investigated the predictors of gait efficiency when walking with and without an arm sling in individuals with hemiplegia with shoulder subluxation. METHODS: A total of 57 individuals with shoulder subluxation were recruited. Individuals assigned odd numbers walked with the arm sling first and those with even numbers walked without the arm sling first in a pre-post design. Outcome measures were the energy cost, energy consumption, and heart rate during a 6-min walk test and a 10-m walk test. Gait efficiency is defined as energy consumption divided by the distance walked, with lower energy costs reflecting hi...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - August 2, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jeong YG, Jeong YJ, Kim HS, Lee KH Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiotherapists' experiences of early mobilization after stroke thrombolysis in England and Wales: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Physiotherapists describe a variety of practices with careful implementation of any early mobilization after thrombolysis. Common factors of risk assessment reported by participants could contribute to guideline development. PMID: 32735467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 31, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Turner N, Pickering D, Jones K Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

New graduate physiotherapists' perceptions and experiences working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia: a qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: New graduate physiotherapists may need support with effectively integrating different cultural perspectives into their care and adapting their practices and interventions for people from CALD communities. Education and training at entry-level and after graduation should address these learning needs. However, there is limited research on how to culturally adapt physiotherapy practices and interventions that impact patient engagement outcomes. Thus, research is needed to understand how current evidence-based interventions can be culturally adapted to integrate patients' cultural perspectives into care. PMID:...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Te M, Blackstock F, Liamputtong P, Chipchase L Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiotherapy management of COVID-19 in Africa: Ongoing efforts, challenges, and future directions.
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Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 29, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Abdullahi A, Bello B, Mukhtar NB, Kaka B, Abba MA, Usman JS, Shittu A, Mayana KI, Maiwada SA, Mohammed J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Weighing up the benefits and challenges of hosting physiotherapy student placements in private practice; a qualitative exploration.
CONCLUSION: Private practice placement providers perceive a range of benefits to their practice, staff and clients, including rich opportunities for future recruitment when hosting physiotherapy students. These benefits are carefully weighed up against the required resources of time, physical space and opportunities for students to participate in client care. This study has identified implications for education providers in supporting physiotherapy student placements within private practice and may enhance placement capacity within this sector. PMID: 32716654 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 27, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Forbes R, Dinsdale A, Dunwoodie R, Birch S, Brauer S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Video-guided exercise after stroke: a feasibility randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: A trial of video-guided exercise is feasible, although an optimal main trial would require some relatively minor changes to design, outcome measures, eligibility, and the intervention. PMID: 32684076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 20, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kenny M, Gilmartin J, Thompson C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Reliability of the Therapy Behavior Scale version 2.2 in infants with congenital muscular torticollis: A pilot study.
CONCLUSION: This study established the reliability of the TBS Version 2.2 for 2 examiners who subsequently used it in a RCT of 2 PT interventions. Further research is necessary to demonstrate the reliability of this instrument in a larger population of infants with CMT, and in infants and toddlers with other conditions. PMID: 32657198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rahlin M, Haney N, Barnett J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Development of the Body-Relatedness Observation Scale: A feasibility study.
This study examines the feasibility of a physiotherapeutic observation instrument: the Body-Relatedness Observation Scale (BROS). Methods: Factorial validity and inter-rater reliability of observer scores were studied in 191 patients performing two short exercises, lying face up. Fourteen indicators of body-relatedness were selected, covering execution of instructions, perception of the body, muscle tension, and behavioral adaptation to somatic symptoms. Results: Inter-rater reliability values (Kappa or Intraclass correlation [ICC] according to model 1,1) were excellent for four observation scores, substantial for two, fai...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kalisvaart H, van Broeckhuysen-Kloth S, van Busschbach JT, Geenen R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Is progressive resistance training feasible in patients with symptomatic external snapping hip?
CONCLUSION: Progressive resistance training seems feasible in a subset of patients with SESH despite a high drop-out rate. The present study suggests large effect sizes for hip pain, function, awareness and muscle strength. PMID: 32643987 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 9, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kjeldsen T, Reimer LU, Drejer SM, Hvid LG, Mechlenburg I, Dalgas U Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Becoming data. Patient perspectives on using an eTool in physiotherapy sessions.
ig;kmo WS Abstract The purpose of this investigation was to gain insights into how patients experience using an electronic tool as part of their physiotherapy assessment, goal setting, and treatment planning. The research data were generated through close observation of eight clinical encounters in primary health care, where the electronic tool was used. Observations were followed by interviews with physiotherapists and patients involved. This manuscript elaborates on the patient informants' perspectives. The analyses, inspired by postphenomenological theory and research, sheds light on patients' concerns whether ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 9, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Blixt L, Solbrække KN, Bjorbækmo WS Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Two-dimensional versus three-dimensional measurement of infant cervical active motion.
CONCLUSION: The 2D rotation ACM measurement methods were reliable and demonstrated concurrent validity with the gold standard 3D measure. Infants' lateral flexion ACM examined using 2D measures did not correlate with the results of 3D measurements. This indicated that 2D measurements of active infant cervical lateral flexion could not be used as a valid indicators of 3D motion. PMID: 32627624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Castle KB, Kernozek TW, Warren E Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Patient and practitioner perspectives of psychological need support in physical therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Understanding the strategies physical therapists use to support patients' psychological needs may have substantial implications for patient motivation and rehabilitation adherence, such as, improved psychological well-being, enhanced function, and increased adherence to physical therapists' recommendations. PMID: 32627632 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hall MS, Podlog L, Newton M, Galli N, Fritz J, Butner J, Greviskes L, Hammer C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Exploration of a novel physical therapy protocol that uses a sensory substitution device to improve the standing postural balance of children with balance disorders.
CONCLUSION: Balance training with the BrainPort sensory substitution device has the potential to result in clinically relevant improvements in the standing postural balance of children with balance disorders. PMID: 32615828 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 2, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Surkar SM, Harbourne R, Corr B, Arpin D, J Kurz M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Development, preliminary validation and reliability testing of SEDA - Self-Efficacy in Daily Activities for children with pain.
In this study, the aim was to develop and perform preliminary testing of a self-efficacy scale for children and adolescents with pain. METHODS: Children and adolescents participated, along with researchers and healthcare staff, in developing the Self-Efficacy in Daily Activities (SEDA) measure. A total of 109 children and adolescents seeking physical therapy treatment for pain lasting longer than 3 months responded to the SEDA. Pain and pain-related disability were assessed using the Functional Disability Inventory (FDI). Exploratory analyzes for testing validity and reliability - principal component analyses (PC...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Frygner-Holm S, Igelström H, Demmelmaier I Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The time course of passive stiffness responses following an acute bout of static stretching in healthy, elderly men.
CONCLUSIONS: An acute bout of static stretching produced significant decreases in the passive stiffness characteristics of elderly men; however, these decreases returned to baseline values within 5 to 10 minutes. PMID: 32579051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 24, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Palmer TB, Farrow AC, Agu-Udemba CC, Mitchell EA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Comparison of the added effects of kinesio taping and extracorporeal shockwave therapy to exercise alone in knee osteoarthritis.
Tunay V Abstract INTRODUCTION: Pain and functional limitations affect quality of life of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of two different applications (Kinesio taping; KT and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy; ESWT) added to an home-exercise program on pain, strength and function in patients with knee OA. METHODS: Sixty voluntary female subjects were randomly assigned into groups of; KT (n = 22), ESWT (n = 18) and control (CON) (n = 20) respectively. KT and ESWT were applied for 6 weeks and all the gr...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Günaydin ÖE, Bayrakci Tunay V Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The effect of transferring weekend physical therapy services from the acute to sub-acute setting in patients following hip and knee arthroplasty: a quasi-experimental study.
CONCLUSIONS: No comparative advantage or disadvantage was observed by reallocating a weekend physical therapy budget from the acute to sub-acute setting following hip and knee arthroplasty. Further research investigating the cost-effectiveness of these services in the sub-acute setting may be warranted for complex patients. PMID: 32568601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Haas R, Bowles KA, O'Brien L, Haines T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Fear of falling avoidance behavior affects the inter-relationship between vision impairment and diminished mobility in community-dwelling older adults.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Age-related decline in vision may contribute to the development of fear of falling (FOF) behavior and reduced mobility, which are related to increased fall risk in older adults. PURPOSE: To investigate the inter-relationship between vision impairment, physical mobility performance, and FOF behavior in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: A total of 400 participants from community centers (267 females; age = 74.8 (6.4), range = 65-97 years) participated in this cross-sectional study. Presence of age-related eye diseases (e.g. macular degeneration, catarac...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 16, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lee SP, Hsu YW, Andrew L, Davis T, Johnson C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The Figure-of-8 Walk Test used to detect the loss of motor skill in walking among persons with Parkinson's disease.
We examined the validity of the F8W by associations with mobility, and cognitive and physical function, and determined the ability of the F8W to discriminate the motor skill of walking in PWP from that of older adults (OA). METHODS: Participants, PWP (n = 60) and OA (n = 34) performed the F8W, usual straight path walking, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument (LLFDI). RESULTS: Among PWP, F8W time and steps related to: usual gait speed (r = -0.660, -0.650); stride time variability (r = 0.377, 0.438); cognition (r ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 16, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lowry K, Woods T, Malone A, Krajek A, Smiley A, Van Swearingen J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

What are the factors affecting dual-task gait performance in people after stroke?
Abstract BACKGROUND: People after stroke have difficulties when they undertaking two tasks simultaneously. PURPOSES: To investigate the relationships between dual-task performance and factors such as motor function, balance, cognitive state, and fatigue, to identify factors that have an impact on dual-task performance after a stroke. METHODS: Thirty-seven people with stroke and 38 healthy participants were assessed with 10-m walking test in different performances which were single-task-based, motor dual-task-based and cognitive dual-task-based. Results were evaluated according to the Rivermead Motor Asse...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 16, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Muci B, Keser I, Meric A, Karatas GK Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physical therapy management of a patient with persistent groin pain after total hip arthroplasty and iliopsoas tenotomy: a case report.
DISCUSSION: Joint mobilization and exercise were effective for improving range of motion, groin pain, and function in a patient with a 4-year history of persistent groin pain after THA and subsequent iliopsoas tenotomy. PMID: 32544015 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 16, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Peterson S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Is the biopsychosocial model in musculoskeletal physiotherapy adequate? An evolutionary concept analysis.
Conclusion: A contemporary visual representation of the BPSM is presented which represents a holistic, humanist perspective. 'Communication' scaffolds the framework and supports the exploration of the person's lifeworld through the 'therapeutic alliance'. PMID: 32546079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 16, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Daluiso-King G, Hebron C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Benchmarking service provision, scope of practice, and skill mix for physiotherapists in adult cystic fibrosis care delivery.
This study aimed to describe physiotherapy service provision, scope of practice, and skill mix in a large tertiary adult CF center, and determine if services were meeting clinical practice recommendations. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study examined inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy care across a three-month period in a tertiary adult CF center. Physiotherapy services were described by number and skill level of physiotherapists, total hours of activity, and number, type, and duration of each physiotherapy activity. RESULTS: Twenty-two physiotherapists provided care. Respiratory (n = 1058,...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hall K, Maxwell L, Cobb R, Chambers R, Roll M, Bell SC, Kuys S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Changes in hand grip strength and body weight after a dynamic exercise program and Mediterranean diet in women with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized clinical trial.
tillo-Martínez L Abstract BACKGROUND: In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) exercise improves muscle strength and decreases fat mass, whereas the consumption of a Mediterranean diet (MD) also has been associated with higher grip strength. Therefore, it is important to explore the combined effects of these interventions on hand grip strength and weight in RA. OBJECTIVE: To determine the combined effect of an MD and a dynamic exercise program (DEP) on hand grip strength in women with RA. METHOD: In a randomized clinical trial, 106 women with RA were included and assigned to the DEP-MD, DEP and ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Pineda-Juárez JA, Lozada-Mellado M, Hinojosa-Azaola A, García-Morales JM, Ogata-Medel M, Llorente L, Alcocer-Varela J, Orea-Tejeda A, Martín-Nares E, Castillo-Martínez L Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

How do physiotherapists understand and interpret the "Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale"? A cognitive interview study.
Conclusions: This study provides empirical evidence that the Norwegian version of the PABS-PT is relevant and comprehensible, provided some minor adjustments. The biopsychosocial subscale, however, lacks comprehensiveness, as it is not able to capture important aspects of contemporary biopsychosocial best practice care. Measurement of biopsychosocial treatment orientation may therefore be incomplete. PMID: 32520655 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Eland ND, Strand LI, Ostelo RW, Kvåle A, Magnussen LH Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effects of physiotherapy treatment in patients with bronchial asthma: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The results obtained revealed that physiotherapy provides a wide range of treatment options for bronchial asthma and all of them provide positive results against the exclusive application of pharmacological treatment. PMID: 32515632 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 9, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Garagorri-Gutiérrez D, Leirós-Rodríguez R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The impact of functional exercise on the reversal of acromegaly induced frailty: a case report.
Discussion: The case illustrates the effectiveness of a multicomponent functional-based exercise program to improve markers of frailty and reverse functional decline in a frail older adult with acromegaly. PMID: 32496155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 4, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hergott CG, Lovins J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Investigating the relationship between spatiotemporal gait variability and falls self-efficacy in individuals with chronic stroke.
CONCLUSION: The results indicate that increased FES-I score may be related to increased stride variability post stroke. PMID: 32482118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 2, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sheikh M, Hosseini HA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Immediate changes in post-stroke gait using a shoe lift on the nonaffected lower limb: A preliminary study.
CONCLUSION: The results showed that the immediate use of 1.5 cm shoe lifts seems to improve gait speed and functional mobility in chronic stroke patients. Further studies should focus on understanding the kinematics strategies and gait pattern alterations caused by shoe lifts under the NLL of post-stroke individuals. PMID: 32478616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fortes CE, Carmo AAD, Rosa KYA, Lara JPR, Mendes FADS Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Conservative management of De Quervain's tendinopathy with an orthopedic manual physical therapy approach emphasizing first CMC manipulation: a retrospective case series.
Abstract De Quervain's tendinopathy (DQT) is a musculoskeletal disorder that limits hand function of affected individuals. Management of DQT can include splinting, activity modification, medications, corticosteroid injections, physical therapist management, and surgery. There is limited evidence to support the combination of manual therapy and exercise interventions within an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) approach when managing patients with DQT. Three patients identified with DQT underwent a multi-modal treatment regimen including carpometacarpal (CMC) thrust and non-thrust manipulation, end range rad...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Young SW, Young TW, MacDonald CW Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Forward flexed posture: reliability and determinants of tragus-to-wall measurement.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that TTW distance, measured using a standardized procedure, is a reliable method of quantifying forward flexed posture. TTW distance is greater in relaxed standing, older individuals, and those with greater BMI. PMID: 32466740 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 29, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tudini FT, Myers BJ, Bohannon RW Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Recognition of pulmonary pathology in a patient presenting with shoulder pain.
DISCUSSION: . An underlyng serious pathology can be easily masked by shoulder pain. Physiotherapists need to consider that when a patient presents with a cluster of history and physical examination findings that are negative for mechanical shoulder pain, other systems must be considered as the source of presenting symptoms. Through the identification of risk factors and red flag findings, the physiotherapist can identify the need for referral. PMID: 32459135 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 27, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Brindisino F, Passudetti V, Pennella D, Giovannico G, Heick JD Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Can psychological factors be associated with the severity of pain and disability in patients with fibromyalgia? A cross-sectional study.
Conclusion: There are weak associations that are not clinically relevant between depression and pain severity, and between kinesiophobia and disability severity. However, other psychological factors are not associated with the severity of pain or disability. PMID: 32436452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: do Nascimento B, Franco K, Franco Y, Nunes Cabral C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Self-reported physical activity is related to knee muscle strength on the unaffected side and walking ability in patients with knee osteoarthritis awaiting total knee arthroplasty: a cross-sectional study.
Conclusions: These results can help health-services providers develop educational and/or self-management programs to maintain muscle strength on the unaffected side and walking ability in patients awaiting total knee arthroplasty. PMID: 32436476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tanaka S, Tamari K, Amano T, Robbins SM, Inoue Y, Tanaka R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Feasibility of a stratified blended physiotherapy intervention for patients with non-specific low back pain: a mixed methods study.
Conclusion: e-Exercise LBP appeared to be feasible. However, various prerequisites and points of improvement were mentioned to improve physiotherapists' training and the prototype. PMID: 32431201 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 20, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: van Tilburg ML, Kloek CJJ, Staal JB, Bossen D, Veenhof C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Personalizing education: The clinical reasoning processes of physiotherapists using education for the treatment of people with chronic low back pain.
Conclusion: The findings highlight how communication and interaction underpin the clinical reasoning process for using education with people who have CLBP. Participating physiotherapists explored and made sense of a person's world before tailoring their educational approach for the individual. Physiotherapists can use this paper to reflect on their practice to inform their own clinical reasoning. PMID: 32431203 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 20, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Horler C, Hebron C, Martyn K Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Responsiveness and clinically meaningful changes for the Persian versions of the multiple sclerosis walking scale-12 and the modified fatigue impact scale following balance and gait rehabilitation in people with multiple sclerosis.
Conclusion: The Persian versions of the MSWS-12 and the MFIS were responsive outcome measures for monitoring changes in walking and fatigue after balance and gait rehabilitation in PwMS. The calculation of MCIC values would enhance the interpretation of changes in clinical and research settings. PMID: 32431220 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 20, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Monjezi S, Molhemi F, Shaterzadeh Yazdi MJ, Salehi R, Mehravar M, Kashipazha D Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Consideration of prevention and management of long-term consequences of post-acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients with COVID-19.
Abstract This manuscript provides support for physical therapists to focus on the long-term, as well as the short-term, consequences of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) associated with COVID-19. Since late November 2019, COVID-19 has become a global health pandemic and threat. Although most people have no or mild symptoms, COVID-19 spreads aggressively and can lead to ARDS rapidly in a proportion of individuals. The evidence supports that gas exchange and countering the negative effects of bed rest and immobility are priorities in severely affected patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Howe...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 18, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Candan SA, Elibol N, Abdullahi A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Previous and current injury and not training and competition factors were associated with future injury prevalence across a season in adolescent elite athletes.
Conclusion: Current substantial injury and previous injury were strongly associated with the most injured athletes. Coaches and medical team should consider limiting the injured athlete competition exposure. PMID: 32419566 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 18, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: von Rosen P, Heijne A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Yoga for everyone: a qualitative study of a community yoga class for people with disability.
Conclusion: The Yoga for Everyone class fostered multi-faceted outcomes for people with diverse movement impairments. Focusing on community-clinical partnerships, utilizing a class structure with volunteers, and fostering an ongoing inclusive social environment are potential strategies for success in other community programs for those with disability. PMID: 32419567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 18, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Regan EW, Wende M, Blake C, Fritz S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Ultra-shortwave diathermy - a new purported treatment for management of patients with COVID-19.
Abstract The pandemic spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has driven efforts to address the global threat to public health and there is increasing pressure to exploit interventions to manage the pneumonic inflammation manifested in this disease. Ultra-shortwave diathermy (USWD) is proposed by some rehabilitation professions in China, purportedly to minimise pneumonic inflammation. However, treatment of any symptomatic pneumonia should be evidence-based. There is no valid evidence, published in English, which establishes any benefit of USWD in pulmonary conditions, let alone COVID-19. The need for rigorou...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 14, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Yu HP, Jones AY, Dean E, Liisa Laakso E Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Can hippotherapy make a difference in the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy? A pragmatic study.
Conclusions: Improvements in balance in children with CP may promote increased participation and quality of life when hippotherapy is added to their treatment plan. PMID: 32406798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 14, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Silkwood-Sherer DJ, McGibbon NH Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Blood flow restriction resistance training in a recreationally active person with Parkinson's disease.
Conclusion: The combination of BFR with LIRT safely lead to an increase in lower extremity strength and function in a person with PD, while decreasing their RLS (improvement from moderate to mild symptoms) resulting in a better quality of life for the participant. PMID: 32400274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 13, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Douris PC, D'Agostino N, Werner WG, Petrizzo J, DiFrancisco-Donoghue J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Responsiveness, minimal detectable change, and minimal clinically important difference of the sitting balance scale and function in sitting test in people with stroke.
Abstract Background: Limited studies have examined the responsiveness of the Sitting Balance Scale (SBS) and Function in Sitting Test (FIST). No studies have investigated the psychometric properties of these tools in skilled nursing facilities.Objective: The purposes of the study were (1) to examine responsiveness of the SBS and FIST, in people with stroke, receiving rehabilitation in skilled nursing facilities; and (2) to estimate the MDC and MCID of these scales.Methods: Forty participants completed the FIST, SBS, and Barthel Index (BI) at admission and discharge. Internal responsiveness of the FIST and SBS was ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 13, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Alzyoud J, Medley A, Thompson M, Csiza L Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Association between performance on the Glittre ADL-test and the functional capacity of patients with HF: A cross-sectional study.
de A, Brandão DC Abstract Background: The Weber classification based on peak VO2 is a well-established method for categorizing patients with heart failure (HF) regarding severity. However, other submaximal tests such as the Glittre ADL-Test have been gaining prominence in practice due to a coherent and more comprehensive correlation with limitations for performing activities of daily living in patients with heart failure.Objective: To investigate the correlation between the time required to perform the Glittre ADL-Test and the peak VO2 in patients with HF.Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted with 40 a...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 13, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Leite J, Araújo BTS, SoaresBrandão SC, Resqueti VR, Pinheiro F, Monteiro B, Martins SM, Figueiredo TG, Andrade MDA, Maia R, Remígio de Aguiar MI, Dornelas de Andrade A, Brandão DC Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Increased prefrontal cortical activation during challenging walking conditions in persons with lower limb amputation - an fNIRS observational study.
Conclusion: The results suggest that persons with LLA have increased attentional demands during walking but choose the same cognitive-mobility strategy during challenging walking conditions as able-bodied persons. However, the attentional demands seem to depend on the complexity of the task. PMID: 32367750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 5, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Schack J, Pripp AH, Mirtaheri P, Steen H, Güler E, Gjøvaag T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The MedRisk instrument for measuring patient satisfaction with physical therapy care: A validation of the Persian-language version.
Conclusion: The Persian version of the MRPS is a two-factor reliable and valid instrument for measuring patient satisfaction with physical therapy care. PMID: 32369391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - May 5, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nakhostin Ansari N, Naghdi S, Alaei P, Komesh S, Emami Razavi SZ, Azadvari M, Moghimi E, Beattie P Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiotherapists' experiences of the meaning of movement quality in autism: a descriptive phenomenological study.
Conclusions: This study provide an understanding of how movement quality in people with autism is expressed. Their lived bodies constantly need to protect themselves from sensory impressions from within or the surroundings, causing emotional distress and obscuring the meaning of their movements. Their bodily expression becomes restrained, fragmented, and hesitant. Understanding movement patterns and emotional reactions following their struggle with movements may facilitate constructive interaction and communication, which give important implications when designing physiotherapy interventions. PMID: 32351158 [PubMed - ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - April 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bertilsson I, Gard G, Sjödahl Hammarlund C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

An adventurous learning journey. Physiotherapists' conceptions of learning and integrating cognitive functional therapy into clinical practice.
Conclusion: The participants' responses to the training varied greatly, suggesting that for some, the training was insufficient to support adequate changes in their practice behavior; whereas for others, the training was a life changing experience. PMID: 32338113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - April 27, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Holopainen R, Piirainen A, Karppinen J, Linton SJ, O'Sullivan P Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Inter-observer reliability of trained physiotherapists on the Functional Status Score for the Intensive Care Unit Chilean-Spanish version.
Conclusions: Twelve trained physiotherapists had excellent inter-observer reliability when administering the Chilean-Spanish FSS-ICU using videos of six critically ill patients, and had excellent agreement with an expert, revealing differences within the established minimal important difference. These findings provide new data supporting clinimetric properties of the Chilean-Spanish FSS-ICU. PMID: 32316800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - April 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: González-Seguel F, Camus-Molina A, Cárcamo M, Hiser S, Needham DM, Leppe J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research