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

Effect of airway clearance techniques in patients experiencing an acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: All ACTs reported in this review appeared safe for adults experiencing an acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis. PMID: 30776932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 18, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Phillips J, Lee A, Pope R, Hing W Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Using the value-based care paradigm to compare physical therapy access to care models in cervical spine radiculopathy: a case report.
DISCUSSION: This case report describes a clinical example of previous research that demonstrates improved cost efficiency, outcomes, and increased value with a patient who presented to physical therapy with cervical radiculopathy through two different access to care models. The results of this case demonstrate a clinical example of the use of the value-based care paradigm in comparing value and efficiency of two access to care models in a patient with cervical radiculopathy without other neurological deficits. PMID: 30776939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 18, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ramirez MM, Brennan GP Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Feasibility and informativeness of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale with patients with Parkinson's disease.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that the PSFS can be used for identifying activities that persons with PD personally find difficult and may be useful as a compliment to the MDS-UPDRS and PDQ-39. PMID: 30764730 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 15, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bohannon RW, Nair P, Green M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The effect of visual feedback on people suffering from chronic back and neck pain - a systematic review.
DISCUSSION: While visual feedback does appear to alter pain intensity in people with chronic back pain, there is limited evidence from these studies to support visual feedback as an adjunct to therapy. These issues point out that future studies may be indicated. PMID: 30757942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Heinrich M, Steiner S, Bauer CM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effects of elastic band exercise on the frailty states in pre-frail elderly people.
This study was a randomized controlled trial. Trial registration number is ChiCTR-IOC-17012579. Seventy pre-frail elderly people were randomly divided into elastic band group (n = 35) and control group (n = 35). Elastic band exercise was applied to elastic band group, 45-60 min per time for 8 weeks by 3 days a week; no exercise was applied to the control group. The frailty states, grip strength (female/male), walking speed, and physical activity were measured by the Fried frailty phenotype at pre-intervention, 4, and 8 weeks after intervention to assess the effects of exercise. RESULTS: T...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 11, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Chen R, Wu Q, Wang D, Li Z, Liu H, Liu G, Cui Y, Song L Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Intra- and inter-raters reliability and agreement of stimulus electrodiagnostic tests with two different electrodes in sedated critically ill patients.
CONCLUSION: The SET presented high reliability and moderate agreement in intra-rater evaluations. A fair agreement was found in the inter-rater assessment of the tibialis anterior. Evaluations performed with different electrode sizes did not influence the results. Therefore, the SET should be performed by a unique rater in test retest situations. PMID: 30739542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: de Araujo AET, Silva PE, Carvalho KL, Fachin-Martins E, Babault N, Durigan JLQ Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Minimal physical therapy utilization compared with higher physical therapy utilization for patients with low back pain: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: This review identifies the need for further research on the dosage of physical therapy among various subgroups of patients with LBP. While higher utilization may not result in significant improvements in patient-important outcomes, it may be more cost-effective for patients with chronic or complex LBP conditions when compared to minimal utilization. PMID: 30739564 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ojha H, Masaracchio M, Johnston M, Howard RJ, Egan WE, Kirker K, Davenport TE Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Concurrent validity of the Groningen Meander Walking and Timed Up and Go tests in older adults with dementia.
This study included a cross-sectional and between subjects design with one factor, which had three different levels of group. Consecutive sampling was used to recruit 145 elderly participants in dementia and senior care facilities. Participants were divided into three groups based on the result of a Mini-Mental Status Exam for Dementia Screening: 57 older adults with dementia, 25 older adults with mild cognitive impairment, and 63 healthy older adults. RESULTS: Spearman rank order correlation showed that the TUG test had moderate association with the GMW-sec test not only in older adults with dementia (r = 0.69; p
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lee HS, Ko M, Park SW, Braden H Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Which ICU patients benefit most from inspiratory muscle training? Retrospective analysis of a randomized trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Physiotherapists should target ICU patients with moderate inspiratory muscle weakness (MIP ≥28 cmH2O) and moderate to high quality of life (EQ5D>40) within 48 h of ventilatory weaning as ideal candidates for IMT following prolonged mechanical ventilation. PMID: 30739584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bissett BM, Wang J, Neeman T, Leditschke IA, Boots R, Paratz J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The perceptions of older adults living with chronic musculoskeletal pain about participating in an intervention based on a behavioral medicine approach to physical therapy.
CONCLUSION: The results show that participation in a BMPI was perceived as a positive and meaningful experience. Support from a PT is crucial to encouraging behavioral changes. Finally, participation in a BMPI may contribute to the ability of participants to "age in place" for longer. PMID: 30727810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 7, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cederbom S, Nortvedt L, Lillekroken D Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effect of acute experimental hand pain on left-right discrimination response latency for hand recognition.
CONCLUSION: Our results were not consistent with previous hand left-right discrimination response latency results and may cast doubt on the attentional bias hypothesis that is currently considered to underpin response latency changes during acute experimental hand pain. Individual responses to pain, subsets of participants, and differing mental rotation strategies during the left-right discrimination task may have influenced the results. PMID: 30724639 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 6, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Phillips N, Hach S, Mannion J, Moran R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Treatment of shoulder pathologies based on irritability: a case series.
DISCUSSION: This case series describes the use of an irritability-based classification system for treatment of adults with varying shoulder diagnoses. The positive outcomes indicate that treatment guided by irritability appeared to be beneficial for conservative treatment of three patients in a physical therapy setting. Further research, including randomized controlled trials, is needed to determine effectiveness in a larger population. PMID: 30720380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 5, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Somerville K, Walston Z, Marr T, Yake D Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

A comparison of glenohumeral joint translation between young and older asymptomatic adults using ultrasonography: a secondary analysis.
This study aimed to compare glenohumeral joint translation in asymptomatic young and older people. METHODS: Twenty young (23.6 ± 5.3 years) and twenty older (66.5 ± 7.8 years) participants with no symptomatic shoulder pathology were recruited. Anterior and posterior glenohumeral joint translations were measured using real-time ultrasound in two positions: (1) shoulder neutral; and (2) shoulder at 90 degrees' abduction and four testing conditions: (1) rest; (2) passive accessory motion testing (PAMT) force alone; (3) PAMT with isometric internal rotation contraction; and...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rathi S, Taylor NF, Green RA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Influence of timing protocols and distance covered on the outcomes of the 10-meter walk test.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings clearly confirmed the influence of timing protocols on the outcomes of the 10MWT in individuals with various walking speeds, and a flying start over 4 meters in the middle of a 10-meter walkway can be applied as an alternative protocol of the 10MWT when area limits. PMID: 30704332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Amatachaya S, Kwanmongkolthong M, Thongjumroon A, Boonpew N, Amatachaya P, Saensook W, Thaweewannakij T, Hunsawong T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Hip exercises improve intravaginal squeeze pressure in older women.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT), an accepted treatment for incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction, has good evidence, though it is unknown if adjunct therapies can be useful. Strengthening the obturator internus (OI), along with other hip external rotator muscles, may help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) through fascial attachment. We hypothesized that strengthening the hip external rotators will improve intravaginal squeeze pressure in older women. METHODS: A total of 25 women (with or without pelvic floor dysfunction) greater than 55 years of age participated in mon...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tuttle LJ, Autry T, Kemp C, Lassaga-Bishop M, Mettenleiter M, Shetter H, Zukowski J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

A Japanese version of the Patient Attitudes and Beliefs Scale for patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: The current study demonstrated partial validity and reliability of the PABS-J with six items and 3-point scale. This questionnaire will be a foundation for further investigations attitude towards shared decision making. PMID: 30691332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 29, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Takasaki H, Hall T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

NanoRehab: from macro to 10-9 realm - an editorial.
PMID: 30686092 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nakhostin Ansari N, Naghdi S, Hasson S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Assessment of the coronal plane trunk symmetry in children.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To present the use of Posterior Trunk Symmetry Index (POTSI) and Anterior Trunk Symmetry Index (ATSI) for the assessment of the coronal plane trunk symmetry in children; to compare the two measures in individual subjects and to evaluate the possible association of each measure with gender and age (6 years). METHODS: Trunk photographs in uncorrected standing position were taken and analyzed to calculate POTSI and ATSI from measurements in 50 healthy children (64% girls), mean age 7.1 ± 3.38 years. The raw data were normalized. RESULTS: Mean POTSI: 28.45 ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Matlęga A, Stępowska J, Wiśniewski A, Gajewski J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The addition of three new items in the Adapted Manual Wheelchair Circuit improves the discrimination between different levels of spinal cord injury.
CONCLUSION: The AMWC+3 outcomes were able to discriminate between HP, MP, and LP subgroups, and the addition of the three items enhanced the sensitivity of the wheelchair circuit. The performance of LP was more evident with significant differences compared to HP and MP for all AMWC+3 outcomes. PMID: 30686099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ribeiro Neto F, Costa RRG, Carregaro RL Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The use of motor learning and neural plasticity in rehabilitation for ataxic hemiparesis: A case report.
DISCUSSION: This case report describes a novel intervention strategy for a patient with ataxia following a lacunar stroke. The application of the principles of neural plasticity and motor learning was the foundation for a function-based plan of care. PMID: 30686101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Crum EO, Baltz MJ, Krause DA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Balance problems and dizziness after neck surgery - associations with pain and health-related quality of life.
CONCLUSIONS: Dizziness or balance problems in the long-term after surgery for cervical degenerative disc disease are common and have an impact on daily life. Ratings of problem frequency and intensity were usually low. Dizziness and balance problems may affect quality of life. Patients' descriptions of these problems are in line with common symptoms of cervicogenic dizziness. PMID: 30686102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hermansen A, Peolsson A, Hedlund R, Kammerlind AS Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Laterality judgment performance between people with chronic pain and pain-free individuals. A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Laterality judgment impairment was shown in CPRS1, upper limb pain, hand and wrist pain, carpal-tunnel syndrome, facial pain, knee osteoarthritis, and leg pain. No conclusions could be drawn in low back pain, due to the low-quality evidence and differing results. There was no impairment in whiplash-associated disorders and nonspecific cervical pain showed conflicting evidence. PMID: 30686110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ravat S, Olivier B, Gillion N, Lewis F Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Increased physical activity post-exacerbation is associated with decreased systemic inflammation in cystic fibrosis - An observational study.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We assessed whether measured physical activity in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) following in-hospital treatment for an acute exacerbation was impacted by levels of systemic and airway inflammation, and whether physical activity post-discharge predicted for time to next pulmonary exacerbation. METHODS: Adults with CF were included following hospitalization for a pulmonary exacerbation, and were followed for 12 months. Inflammatory markers and physical activity were measured immediately post-discharge via sputum and plasma concentrations of interleukin-6, interleukin-8...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Burton K, Morris NR, Reid D, Smith D, Kuys S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Service dissatisfaction and non-attendance in physiotherapy student-led clinics: a qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study highlight factors that service providers should consider to mitigate negative patient experiences and relevant implications of dissatisfaction including non-attendance. Ensuring transparency of patient expectations of services and enhancing patient continuity of care between physiotherapists and students are important in minimizing the potentially negative factors associated with student-led health services. PMID: 30676151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 24, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Forbes R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The effects of various respiratory physiotherapies after lung resection: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Prophylactic continuous positive airway pressure does not seem to affect rate of mortality and PPC, when compared with standard care embodying respiratory physiotherapy such as airway clearance techniques and assistance with early ambulation. However, further research is still needed to make a final conclusion. The effect of standard respiratory physiotherapy as a package is still unknown, and may or may not be effective in preventing PPC among patients undergoing lung resection. PMID: 30676173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 24, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Larsen KS, Skoffer B, Gregersen Oestergaard L, Van Tulder M, Petersen AK Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physical therapist's clinical reasoning in patients with gait impairments from hemiplegia.
CONCLUSIONS: This qualitative study provided insight into the variability in PTs' strategies for gait analysis, and their identification and interpretation of common deviations and impairments in persons with hemiplegia following stroke. Reluctance to utilize orthotics for patients with hemiplegia was a consistent theme across FG. PMID: 30676183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 24, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Seale J, Utsey C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Laser testing for upper extremity proprioceptive deficits following rotator cuff injury: two case reports.
DISCUSSION: This case report describes a clinically feasible approach to testing and treating upper extremity proprioceptive deficits after RTC injury. Future research is required to establish reliability and validity of these methods. PMID: 30676184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 24, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Langer L, Osborne R, Rowe RH, Beneciuk JM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Feasibility of computerized adventitious respiratory sounds to assess the effects of airway clearance techniques in patients with bronchiectasis.
CONCLUSIONS: ARS is feasible to assess the effects of ACTs in patients with bronchiectasis. Expiratory coarse crackles seem to be the most appropriate ARS parameter, but this finding needs to be confirmed in an adequately powered trial. PMID: 30669914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Herrero-Cortina B, Oliveira A, Polverino E, Gómez-Trullén EM, Torres A, Marques A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Scapula muscle exercises using the Neurac technique for a patient after radical dissection surgery: a case report.
This report focuses on the importance of trapezius and serratus anterior strength exercises to reduce symptoms after radical neck dissection. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient was a 30-year-old female who had received radical neck dissection 3 years previously. She complained of shoulder pain, dysfunction, and limited ROM during shoulder elevation. OUTCOME: She was successfully treated by increasing trapezius and serratus anterior strength and improving pain, function, and range of motion by applying the Neurac technique for 12 weeks. Further controlled studies are required to identify the generalizability ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 21, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kim SY, Oh JS Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Exercise adherence: beliefs of adults with knee osteoarthritis over 2 years.
CONCLUSIONS: A novel finding is the conceptual link of self-determination to high adherence to strength-training exercises over 2 years among adults with KOA. Implications for physical therapists include identifying patients' autonomy, competence, and relatedness needs to foster intrinsic control for exercise behavior. PMID: 30652930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ledingham A, Cohn ES, Baker KR, Keysor JJ Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research