Reliability of the Swedish version of the multidimensional outcome expectations for exercise scale (MOEES-SW) in a cardiac population
Physiother Theory Pract. 2021 Feb 24:1-10. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2021.1891590. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPurpose: Translate and adapt the Multidimensional Outcome Expectations for Exercise Scale (MOEES) into Swedish language and to explore psychometric properties, in terms of test-retest reliability, internal consistency as well as factor structure and floor and ceiling effects, of the Swedish version of MOEES in cardiac patients.Materials and methods:This prospective psychometrical study set in a Swedish cardiac rehabilitation outpatient clinic included 74 patients; age 318 years after acute coronary syndrome or that ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 25, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Charlotte Urell Karin Hellstr öm Henrik Johansson Marie Breidenskog Emil Hagstr öm Annika Bring Source Type: research

Stories of professional development in physiotherapy education
This study examines graduating physiotherapy students' narratives related to their professional development. The data comprised interviews with 33 graduating physiotherapy students. The data were analyzed using the narrative analysis approach. As a result, five different story models were identified. The descriptive story models were named: 1) "Study path dominated by life changes"; 2) "Realizing the connection between physiotherapy theory and practice"; 3) "Self-regulated and practical-oriented learning path"; 4) "Becoming a critical developer"; and 5) "Multiprofessional workin...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 23, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Merja Kurunsaari P äivi Tynjälä Arja Piirainen Source Type: research

I exercise to postpone death - Interviews with persons with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis who are attending an osteoarthritis school
Conclusion: Motivation for being physically active and to exercise, the life history in relation to PA and what creates existential motivation are important areas to ask questions about when people come to OA schools. Knowledge about the signals of the body connected to OA should be implemented in OA schools in order to motivate people to live an active life despite OA. Health literacy and the awareness of how PA can postpone death are likely to be important for existential motivation.PMID:33620013 | DOI:10.1080/09593985.2021.1882020 (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 23, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Maria Kl ässbo Kicki Nordstr öm Lillemor A Nyberg Per Kristiansson Helene V Wadensj ö Source Type: research

Stories of professional development in physiotherapy education
This study examines graduating physiotherapy students' narratives related to their professional development. The data comprised interviews with 33 graduating physiotherapy students. The data were analyzed using the narrative analysis approach. As a result, five different story models were identified. The descriptive story models were named: 1) "Study path dominated by life changes"; 2) "Realizing the connection between physiotherapy theory and practice"; 3) "Self-regulated and practical-oriented learning path"; 4) "Becoming a critical developer"; and 5) "Multiprofessional workin...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 23, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Merja Kurunsaari P äivi Tynjälä Arja Piirainen Source Type: research

I exercise to postpone death - Interviews with persons with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis who are attending an osteoarthritis school
Conclusion: Motivation for being physically active and to exercise, the life history in relation to PA and what creates existential motivation are important areas to ask questions about when people come to OA schools. Knowledge about the signals of the body connected to OA should be implemented in OA schools in order to motivate people to live an active life despite OA. Health literacy and the awareness of how PA can postpone death are likely to be important for existential motivation.PMID:33620013 | DOI:10.1080/09593985.2021.1882020 (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 23, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Maria Kl ässbo Kicki Nordstr öm Lillemor A Nyberg Per Kristiansson Helene V Wadensj ö Source Type: research

Boundary work: the Mensendieck system and physiotherapy education in Norway
Physiother Theory Pract. 2021 Feb 15:1-12. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2021.1887063. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe history of physiotherapy can be seen as a history of boundary conflict, as the profession sought to first establish, then maintain, its distinctive professional identity. Traditional approaches to the sociology of the professions support this, seeing professionalization as an ongoing process of enclosure, encroachment, and conflict. Recent work, however, has emphasized the fluidity and collaborative nature of professionalization projects, and placed more emphasis on inter-professional negotiations and disciplina...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 15, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tone Dahl-Michelsen David A Nicholls Jan Messel Karen Synne Groven Source Type: research

The role of neurasthenia in the formation of the physiotherapy profession
This study argues that the management of neurasthenic cases in the 1880s and 90s created the conditions necessary for the development of the profession's relationship with medicine and the establishment of new practice roles for women, and that these would play an important role in shaping the physiotherapy profession in Britain after 1894. Read through the critical sociological writings of Magali Sarfatti Larson and Anne Witz, I argue that the work of the nurse-masseuses can be seen as a complex gendered negotiation between the need to be deferential to the dominant male medical profession; distinct from emerging notions ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 15, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: David A Nicholls Source Type: research

Reducing sedentary behavior in individuals with COPD: healthcare professionals' perspectives
Conclusion: Knowledge of SB varied across participants. This study provided information on potential behavioral targets for future interventions that involve HCPs and aim to reduce SB among people with COPD.PMID:33586622 | DOI:10.1080/09593985.2021.1885088 (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 15, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Adnan Wshah Anne-Marie Selzler Lauren Ellerton Kylie Hill Dina Brooks Roger Goldstein Source Type: research

Boundary work: the Mensendieck system and physiotherapy education in Norway.
Abstract The history of physiotherapy can be seen as a history of boundary conflict, as the profession sought to first establish, then maintain, its distinctive professional identity. Traditional approaches to the sociology of the professions support this, seeing professionalization as an ongoing process of enclosure, encroachment, and conflict. Recent work, however, has emphasized the fluidity and collaborative nature of professionalization projects, and placed more emphasis on inter-professional negotiations and disciplinary coexistence. In this paper, we draw on this work to analyze the harmonization of the ind...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 15, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Dahl-Michelsen T, Nicholls DA, Messel J, Groven KS Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The role of neurasthenia in the formation of the physiotherapy profession.
This study argues that the management of neurasthenic cases in the 1880s and 90s created the conditions necessary for the development of the profession's relationship with medicine and the establishment of new practice roles for women, and that these would play an important role in shaping the physiotherapy profession in Britain after 1894. Read through the critical sociological writings of Magali Sarfatti Larson and Anne Witz, I argue that the work of the nurse-masseuses can be seen as a complex gendered negotiation between the need to be deferential to the dominant male medical profession; distinct from em...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 15, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nicholls DA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Reducing sedentary behavior in individuals with COPD: healthcare professionals' perspectives.
Conclusion: Knowledge of SB varied across participants. This study provided information on potential behavioral targets for future interventions that involve HCPs and aim to reduce SB among people with COPD. PMID: 33586622 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 15, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Wshah A, Selzler AM, Ellerton L, Hill K, Brooks D, Goldstein R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

"Just that four letter word, hope": stroke survivors' perspectives of participation in an intensive upper limb exercise program; a qualitative exploration.
Conclusion: Findings will inform recommendations for the delivery of intensive upper limb exercise programs to improve adherence and assist services to provide rehabilitation in a manner that enables self-directed practice by stroke survivors. PMID: 33573437 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 12, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Levy T, J Christie L, Killington M, Laver K, Crotty M, Lannin NA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Where history is concerned: an editorial for the special issue on physiotherapy history.
PMID: 33573448 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 12, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nicholls DA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Long-term effects of physical activity prescription after bariatric surgery: A randomized controlled trial.
This study examined the effects of physical activity prescription (PAP) in patients after gastric bypass surgery. Patients' physical activity (PA) levels and outcomes were followed over their first postoperative year. METHODS: Patients slated for bariatric surgery were randomized to a control group (n = 64) (basic information about postoperative PA) or an intervention group (n = 57) (also received physical therapist-prescribed PAP). Outcome measures were self-reported PA/exercise and sedentary time; and weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, and blood lipids; recorded pre-operatively and at 2...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 12, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fagevik Olsén M, Wiklund M, Sandberg E, Lundqvist S, Dean E Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Functional effects of kinesiology taping for medial plica syndrome: a prospective randomized controlled trial.
Abstract Background: Medial plica syndrome (MPS) is a common yet overlooked cause of anterior knee pain. The treatment options for MPS include a variety of conservative approaches, however, the effect of kinesiology taping (KT), which is a feasible and effective treatment choice for musculoskeletal pathologies, has not been studied. Objectives: We investigated the efficacy of KT in addition to exercise in terms of pain severity, pain threshold, functional muscle strength of lower extremity, dynamic balance, functional status, and quality of life in patients with MPS. Methods: Eighty participants with MPS were rand...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 10, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Genc E, Duymaz T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Feasibility of high dose medical exercise therapy in patients with long-term symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.
sterås H Abstract Purpose: High repetition high dose medical exercise therapy (MET) is a promising treatment for patients with musculoskeletal pain. However, little is known regarding the feasibility of MET in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of MET in patients with symptomatic knee pain with radiographic verified OA. Methods: Patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis were recruited to a group-based high repetitive high dose MET intervention for 12 weeks in a primary health care setting. Indicators of feasibility included pr...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 9, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bruvoll M, Torstensen TA, Conradsson DM, Äng BO, Østerås H Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The effect of unsupported arm elevations on regional chest wall volumes and thoracoabdominal asynchrony in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Abstract Objective: To compare the effect of unsupported arm elevation (UAE) in different planes on chest wall volumes, thoracoabdominal asynchrony (TAA), ventilatory demands, dyspnea, and arm fatigue in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and healthy subjects. Methods: Twenty-one patients with COPD and healthy-matched subjects performed UAE in shoulder flexion, scaption, abduction, and resting. Pulmonary total and regional chest wall volumes (V RCp), abdominal rib cage volume, abdominal volume, TAA, and ventilatory demands during arm positions were measured using optoelectronic plethysmogra...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 8, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kruapanich C, Tantisuwat A, Thaveeratitham P, Lertmaharit S, Ubolnuar N, Chimpalee J, Mathiyakom W Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Using a biopsychosocial approach within acl rehabilitation: an exploration of student physiotherapists` perceptions and experiences.
Conclusion: These findings suggest that student physiotherapists are aware of the possible benefits of incorporating psychological interventions but feel inadequately trained, highlighting a need for a review of the curriculum. Future research focusing on pedagogy-based strategies to effectively equip students to apply biopsychosocial theory to practice is of critical importance to prepare students for contemporary ACL rehabilitation and practice. PMID: 33555238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 8, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kaye JA, Spence D, Alexanders J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effect of pain neuroscience education and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on trigeminal postherpetic neuralgia. A case report.
Conclusion: In this case report, a treatment based on the combination of PNE and TENS seemed to have contributed to improving pain, sensory abnormalities, and jaw function. Psychosocial factors also showed a trend to improve after the treatment. PMID: 33541188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 5, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Barone M, Imaz F, Bordachar D, Ferreira I, Intelangelo L Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Stimulated biofeedback training for a child with Becker muscular dystrophy and compartment syndrome in the left forearm.
Conclusions: This case report suggests that SBT safely and effectively improved functional level, muscle strength, and hand function in this child with BMD and NCS. PMID: 33541191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 5, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kurt M, Savaş D, Tarsuslu Şimşek T, Yiş U Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal and anthropometric factors associated with urinary incontinence in pregnancy.
CONCLUSION: Changing musculoskeletal and anthropometric characteristics of pregnant women should be taken into consideration in UI follow-up during pregnancy. PMID: 33522357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 31, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Baran E, Akbayrak T, Özgül S, Nakip G, Çinar GN, Üzelpasacı E, Gursen C, Beksaç K, Aydin E, Çağan M, Beksaç MS Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physical therapy to address fall risk in an individual with neurofibromatosis.
Discussion: This case report describes physical therapy management to reduce fall risk for an individual with NF. Due to the limited research on NF, the treatment plan was developed using evidence-based practice for fall-risk reduction in other neurological disorders. PMID: 33497265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 26, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Adams RB, Dudley JT, Struessel TS Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Validation of the functional component of the Halliwick-ICF assessment scale.
This study aimed to validate the functional component of the Halliwick-ICF assessment scale, and to compare the scale between underwater and on-land activities. Methods: Rehabilitation and medical charts of individuals with brain lesions and/or spine injuries who underwent aquatic therapy were retrospectively reviewed. Twenty-one functional components of the Halliwick-ICF assessment scale items were categorized through exploratory factor analysis: center of gravity alteration, basic functional activity, and progressive basic functional activity. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed to evaluate the validity of the fun...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 26, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lieto W, Yi YG, Shin HI Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Learning from a situation of discomfort - a qualitative study of physiotherapy student practice in mental health.
Conclusions: Practice as physical activity mentors for mentally ill individuals can stimulate students' learning through reflection in and on action. To avoid stigmatizing behaviors, process experiences and enhance learning, we suggest a frequent and standardized access to supervision. PMID: 33491529 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 24, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tessem S, Møyner E, Feiring M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Accessing healthcare as a person with a rugby-related spinal cord injury in South Africa: the injured player's perspective.
Conclusion: This population was unique, as the support from a dedicated organization enabled participants to overcome some barriers, highlighting the challenges of the healthcare system in maintaining the health of people with spinal cord injuries. Every effort should be made to create equitable access to healthcare and rehabilitation for persons with spinal cord injuries in South Africa. PMID: 33491535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 24, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Badenhorst M, Verhagen E, Lambert M, van Mechelen W, Brown J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Beliefs toward mental illness in Turkish physiotherapists.
Conclusion: Postgraduate education may affect the positivity of the beliefs regarding the dangerousness of MI. Negative beliefs about the curability of MI, frustration in interpersonal relationships, and perception that the mentally ill are untrustworthy may hinder the health-seeking behavior, even the individual is a health-care professional. Having a family member with MI may positively affect the beliefs of PTs in case of an exposure to a patient with MI during physiotherapy sessions. PMID: 33472490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 21, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Yildirim M, Balci B Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Developing self-care in an interdependent therapeutic relationship: patients' experiences from Norwegian psychomotor physiotherapy.
en AM Abstract Factors causing and sustaining long-lasting musculoskeletal pain differ between patients, but must be identified in order to target treatment. During physiotherapy, there are multiple factors influencing the treatment outcome. The focus in the present study was to grasp patients' experiences of how social burdens influence the development and persistence of symptoms of muscle pain, and how the relationship with the physiotherapist influences the process of change during Norwegian Psychomotor Physiotherapy. A phenomenological, descriptive, and retrospective design was chosen. Data were collected thro...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 19, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Dragesund T, Øien AM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Cognitive-motor dual-task gait training within 3 years after stroke: A randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions : DTGT and STGT improved single and dual-task gait speed but did not change the amount of relative interference. The findings may be confounded by an unexpectedly small amount of gait-related dual-task interference at baseline. PMID: 33459115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Plummer P, Zukowski LA, Feld JA, Najafi B Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Supporting patient adherence to physical activity and exercise: evaluation of a behavior change counseling training program for physiotherapists.
ouml;hner W Abstract Background: Physiotherapists promote physical activity and exercise, yet patient adherence is often poor. To support patient adherence, behavior change techniques (BCTs) should be applied. These are insufficiently covered in physiotherapy curricula. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate a behavior change counseling training program for physiotherapists. The specific aims were to investigate: (1) physiotherapists' satisfaction with the training; (2) changes in physiotherapists' knowledge of BCTs and communication techniques immediately after the training and 6 weeks later; and (3) ch...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 14, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Eisele A, Schagg D, Krämer LV, Küffner R, Reusch A, Göhner W Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Approaches to osteoarthritis - A qualitative study among patients in a rural setting in Central Western India.
CONCLUSION: Daily challenges and efforts, of which some may be unique to patients in a rural setting in India, underlie passive and active approaches to OA and its management. Understanding these may enhance Indian physiotherapists' implementation of evidence-based self-management programs adapted to Indian conditions and reduce the distress of their patients. PMID: 33435793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 12, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Swärdh E, Jethliya G, Khatri S, Kindblom K, Opava CH Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Treating gynecological pain: key factors in promoting body awareness and movement in somatocognitive therapy (SCT). A case study of a physiotherapy student ´s treatment approaches.
Conclusion: The observation of the somatocognitive therapy session illustrates the value of an empathic relationship with the patient, in order to encourage her to explore body sensations and become familiar with the vulvar area. The therapy engages the patient in understanding pain mechanisms, thus educating her to overcome the fear of pain. PMID: 33427550 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 11, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Danielsen KG, Fougner M, Haugstad GK Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The professional development and career journey into musculoskeletal first contact physiotherapy: a telephone interview study.
Conclusion: The research contributes to understanding the career pathway into the MSK FCP role and showed what relevant knowledge and skills were acquired for this role at pre-and-post registration levels. Findings will inform guidance for pre-registration PT curriculum development. PMID: 33427581 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 11, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bassett AM, Jackson J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Oxygen uptake kinetics during treadmill walking in adolescents with clinically stable cystic fibrosis.
This study investigated V̇O2 kinetics in adolescents with CF compared to control adolescents (CON) during a treadmill-walking exercise. Methods: Eight adolescents with CF and mild-to-moderate pulmonary obstruction (5 girls; 13.1 ± 2.5 years; FEV1 67.8 ± 21.4%) and 18 CON adolescents (10 girls; 13.8 ± 1.8 years) were recruited. Pulmonary gas exchange and ventilation were measured during a single transition of 10 min of treadmill walking and a 5 min seated recovery period. Participant's walking speed was determined during a one-minute self-paced walking task along...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 4, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Combret Y, Medrinal C, Prieur G, Robledo Quesada A, Gillot T, Gravier FE, Bonnevie T, Lamia B, Le Roux P, Reychler G Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

What makes a great clinical trial in physiotherapy?
Conclusion: The PEDro top five trials and physiotherapy trials published in the top medical journals have characteristics that may inform the design, conduct, and reporting of future physiotherapy trials. PMID: 33390086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 4, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Zadro JR, Amorim AB, Ferreira G, Hu X, Becerra RE, Reza BS, Khan S, Moseley AM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiotherapists' conceptions of movement awareness- A phenomenographic study.
Abstract The phenomenon of movement awareness requires more attention to make it explicit in physiotherapy. The aim of this study was to explore the variation in physiotherapists' conceptions of movement quality, focusing on movement awareness. The informants were 15 physiotherapists from a variety of physiotherapy fields. We collected data through two group interviews and used the phenomenographic method to analyze them. Four themes emerged from the data: 1) Being in contact with one's own moving body; 2) Increased awareness of movement experiences; 3) Interrelationship between physiotherapist and patient; and 4)...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 4, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ahola S, Skjaerven LH, Piirainen A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The effect of gait training with low-intensity neuromuscular electrical stimulation of hip abductor muscles in two patients following surgery for hip fracture: Two case reports.
Conclusion: Our results suggest the potential of NMES as a treatment methodology for these two patients undergoing femoral head replacement for hip fracture. PMID: 33355512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Takeda K, Koyama S, Shomoto K, Ushiroyama K, Naoi Y, Nagai T, Sakurai H, Kanada Y, Tanabe S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effect of neurocognitive rehabilitation on upper limb function in community-dwelling chronic stroke patients: A pilot study.
Conclusion:Neurocognitive rehabilitation could be effective for improving upper limb function in community-dwelling chronic stroke patients. PMID: 33320740 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kotaro N, Nakano H, Iki S, Ishigaki T, Kawaguchi T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Development of a device to measure adherence and pressure characteristics of positive expiratory pressure therapies used by adults with cystic fibrosis.
This study comprised two distinct phases: 1) a benchtop validation study; and 2) clinical study. Benchtop study: Accuracy of PEPtrac was measured by comparing it to video analysis for five different PEP/OscPEP devices. Clinical study: Clinical data were then collected for 18 adults with CF using one of three PEP/OscPEP devices (PariPEP S®, Acapella DH® or Aerobika®) unsupervised. Results: There was 100% agreement between PEPtrac and video analysis data. Clinical data revealed significant variability in expiratory duration and pressure properties between the three PEP/OscPEP devices and between participants. For...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 13, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ward N, Ward B, Stiller K, Kenyon A, Holland AE Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Adherence to clinical practice guidelines for low back pain from a Dutch perspective.
PMID: 33302750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Oostendorp RAB, Elvers H, van Trijffel E Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiological responses during active video games in spinal cord injury: a preliminary study.
Conclusion: The AVG generated an aerobic stimulus equivalent to the anaerobic threshold that increased basal metabolism 2.6 times, characterizing a low-intensity aerobic exercise. PMID: 33300418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tosi AB, de Sousa JCS, de Moraes Forjaz CL, Torriani-Pasin C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Ability of the Brief-Balance Evaluation Systems Test to evaluate balance deficits in community-dwelling older adults: a cross-sectional study.
This study aimed to clarify the relationship between balance control systems and falls, and to examine the ability of the Brief-Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) to evaluate balance deficits in older adults. METHODS: Overall, 109 community-dwelling older adults participated in this study. The history of falls in the last year was investigated. Balance deficits were assessed using the Brief-BESTest, the functional reach test, the Timed up and Go Test, and the one leg balance test. We analyzed the difference between the fallers and non-fallers across two different age groups. RESULTS: Among younger-older gr...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 8, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Shinohara T, Saida K, Miyata K Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Diastasis recti abdominis and pelvic floor dysfunction in peri- and postmenopausal women: a cross-sectional study.
Conclusions: This cross-sectional study suggests that DRA is a predictive factor of PFD in women aged over 50 years. PMID: 33283590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 7, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Harada BS, De Bortolli TT, Carnaz L, De Conti MHS, Hijaz A, Driusso P, Marini G Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Associations between psychological factors and daily step count in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
Abstract Background: Body mass index, pain, female sex, and age have been reported as predictors of physical activity in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). However, no reports have examined the psychological factors associated with physical activity in people with LSS. Purpose: To use psychological assessments to identify the factors associated with physical activity measured as daily step count in people with LSS. Methods: Seventy-one patients who received outpatient physical therapy were included. All patients completed the following scales at baseline: Zurich Claudication Questionnaire; self-paced walk...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 3, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Minetama M, Kawakami M, Teraguchi M, Kagotani R, Mera Y, Sumiya T, Nakagawa M, Yamamoto Y, Matsuo S, Sakon N, Nakatani T, Kitano T, Nakagawa Y Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Treatment of non-sports related concussion in adolescents following an irritability algorithmic approach: a case series.
Conclusion: An irritability-based algorithm model for non-sports-related concussion management may be a practical and feasible treatment approach for adolescents. PMID: 33267702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 2, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hardesty K, Walston Z, Walston L, Yake D, Marr T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The validity of the 'General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire' against accelerometery in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Conclusions: The GPPAQ may be a useful tool to identify CKD patients who would benefit most from a physical activity intervention. In particular, the GPPAQ can accurately identify those not sufficiently active. PMID: 33263260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 2, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Wilkinson TJ, Palmer J, Gore EF, Smith AC Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physical therapists' evidence-based practice profile and perspectives of entry-level EBP education: a mixed methods study in the Philippines.
Conclusion.Findings suggest that early EBP education led to adequate knowledge, confidence, and positive attitudes, but practice barriers hinder EBP uptake. The medical model of service delivery was identified as a factor that influences EBP use. There is a need to revisit the EBP education program to complement real-world demands. PMID: 33252279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - November 30, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rotor ER, Palad YY, Cayco CS, Perez K, Tiu C, Gorgon E Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Evaluation of anterotalofibular and calcaneofibular ligament stress tests utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.
This study investigated ligament lengthening during these special tests and compared the talar tilt test to the long axis distraction test for the CFL length. Methods: A convenience sample of 47 healthy subjects were recruited for this study. Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging (MSK US) was used to measure the length of the ATFL and CFL during the talar tilt and anterior drawer tests. Additionally, CFL lengthening during the talar tilt was compared to the long axis distraction test. Outcomes: A significant difference was found (p
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - November 29, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sillevis R, Shamus E, van Duijn A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Minimum important change values for pain and disability: which is the best to identify a meaningful response in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain?
CONCLUSION: A 30% reduction on the QBPDS is recommended to identify patients with CNLBP who achieve a clinical improvement with physiotherapy treatment. PMID: 33249981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - November 29, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Pires D, Cruz E, Canhão H, Nunes C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

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