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 12, 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 4, 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 4, 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 29, 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 26, 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 21, 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

Validity and reliability of the Brazilian activities-specific balance confidence scale and determinants of balance confidence in community-dwelling older adults.
Abstract Introduction: The Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale is the most used tool to quantify balance confidence, a psychological factor related to balance impairment among older adults. Objective: To investigate the validity and reliability of the original and short versions of the Brazilian Activities-specific Balance Confidence scales, to determine cutoff points for balance impairments and to identify the determinants of balance confidence of community-dwelling older adults.Methods: The validity of both versions of the scales was verified by correlating its results with postural balance, fear of fal...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - April 14, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Freitas RM, Ribeiro KF, Barbosa JS, Gomes CDS, Deshpande N, Guerra RO Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The effects of pelvic floor muscle training combined with Kinesio taping on bladder symptoms, pelvic floor muscle strength, and quality of life in women with overactive bladder syndrome: A randomized sham-controlled trial.
Abstract Background: There is insufficient study using Kinesio taping (KT) in bladder problems. Objectives: To investigate the effects of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) combined with KT on bladder symptoms, pelvic floor muscle strength, and quality of life in women with overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome and compare this combination with PFMT plus sham tape (ST). Methods: Women with OAB were randomly allocated into PFMT+KT and PFMT+ST groups. All patients were given PFMT for 6 weeks and applied taping according to groups. Before and after treatment, the OAB symptoms with the Overactive Bladder Assessment ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - April 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Toprak Celenay S, Korkut Z, Oskay K, Aydin A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

National clinical guidelines in municipality-based rehabilitation: A cross-sectional survey of knowledge, use, and implementation.
Conclusion: Differences in the knowledge, use, and implementation of two NCGs among rehabilitation unit managers, staff in charge of professional development, and physiotherapists in municipality-based rehabilitation were identified. It seems that NCGs do not necessarily translate directly into local guidelines. PMID: 32250194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - April 5, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hartington D, Nørgaard B Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Safety and effectiveness of fascial therapy in the treatment of adult patients with hemophilic elbow arthropathy: a pilot study.
Conclusion: Fascial therapy does not appear to produce elbow hemarthrosis in patients with hemophilia. This treatment can improve joint pain, range of motion, and elbow status in patients with hemophilia. PMID: 32223585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 29, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Pérez-Llanes R, Meroño-Gallut J, Donoso-Úbeda E, López-Pina J, Cuesta-Barriuso R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The transition from physiotherapy student to new graduate: are they prepared?
Conclusions: Challenges are experienced during the transition from physiotherapy student to new graduate. To enhance this transition a multifactorial approach is required that includes all key stakeholders and strategically targets challenges associated with the student transition to new graduate. PMID: 32212986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 25, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Stoikov S, Maxwell L, Butler J, Shardlow K, Gooding M, Kuys S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The Phys-Can study: meaningful and challenging - supervising physical exercise in a community-based setting for persons undergoing curative oncological treatment.
Conclusion: Supervising exercise for persons undergoing oncological treatment in a community-based setting may be highly rewarding for professionals who deliver exercise programs, which is promising for implementation. However, patients receive contradictory information about exercise, which may prevent physical activity. Also, supervising exercise for persons undergoing oncological treatment requires skills training; this is suggested for inclusion in educational programs for physical therapists and others. Future research should focus on strategies for cooperation between oncology care and health promotion. PMID: 32...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Henriksson A, Igelström H, Arving C, Nordin K, Johansson B, Demmelmaier I Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

L øgstrup's thinking: a contribution to ethics in physiotherapy.
Løgstrup's thinking: a contribution to ethics in physiotherapy. Physiother Theory Pract. 2020 Mar 13;:1-13 Authors: Sviland R, Martinsen K, Nicholls DA Abstract Ethics is ever-present in all aspects of human interaction and, in any physiotherapy situation there is an inherent claim to act and care for the patient in the best possible way. The physiotherapy profession is provided with rules, guidelines and codes to support and ensure ethical professional conduct. In recent decades however, physiotherapy literature has emphasized how ethical agency is immersed in clinical reasoning in each partic...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sviland R, Martinsen K, Nicholls DA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Professional development and lifelong learning: the impact of physical therapy residency training in Kenya.
Conclusion: The residents expressed how their new knowledge and skills fostered their commitment to providing mentorship to colleagues and lifelong learning. This commitment can provide the framework for advancing the practice of physical therapy in their respective communities. PMID: 32149550 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 8, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cunningham S, Litwin B, Fernandez-Fernandez A, Canbek J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Miller Fisher syndrome and Guillain-Barr é syndrome: dual intervention rehabilitation of a complex patient case.
Conclusion: PT intervention demonstrated improvement in functional outcomes for a patient with a diagnosis of MFS-GBS. Complex patients lacking recovery within 6 months may benefit from continued rehabilitation. Other intervention approaches may need to be considered, including aquatic therapy. PMID: 32149554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 8, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mayer JE, McNamara CA, Mayer J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Clinical supervisors' experience of giving feedback to students during clinical integrated learning.
Conclusion: The current study focuses on supervisors' experiences of giving feedback to students in a clinical setting. The findings showed that giving feedback to students was a part of continuous development, facilitated by the social network at the workplace, and that the supervisors aimed to be professional while handling emotions in social interactions between supervisors and students. PMID: 32149555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 8, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sellberg M, Skavberg Roaldsen K, Nygren-Bonnier M, Halvarsson A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The Arabic version of the ABILOCO-Kids scale is valid and reliable in children with cerebral palsy.
Conclusion: The Arabic ABILOCO-Kids is a unidimensional interval-level measure of walking ability in children with cerebral palsy with evidence supporting its structural validity, internal consistency, test-retest reliability and construct validity. PMID: 32125210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - March 2, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Alnahdi AH, Alhusaini AA, Yousef B, Alshami A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Are the physical activity habits of Turkish physiotherapists associated with their physical activity promotion and counseling?
Conclusion: This study demonstrated that physically active PTs had higher role perception and confidence, and more actively promoted PA in their counseling practice. PMID: 32096415 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 24, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tuna H, Bozan O, Elibol N, Unver B Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

A qualitative study exploring physical therapists' views on the Otago Exercise Programme for fall prevention: a stepping stone to "age in place" and to give faith in the future.
Conclusion: The OEP is suitable for use in a primary care setting, and according to the perceptions of physical therapists, the OEP contributes to older adults' capability to live longer at home. PMID: 32090667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cederbom S, Bjerk M, Bergland A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effects of the brain-damaged side after stroke on the learning of a balance task in a non-immersive virtual reality environment.
Abstract Background: Post-stroke survivors with right hemisphere injury have more impairments in postural control and balance. However, the impact of the hemisphere injured on the process of balance reacquisition has not been fully explored. We hypothesized that stroke survivors could learn balance tasks (H1), but right hemisphere damaged patients would show poor motor learning if compared to left hemisphere damaged patients (H2)Objective: To investigate whether the brain-damaged side after stroke affects the learning of a balance task. Methods: Three groups were recruited: twenty stroke survivors (ten left and te...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bonuzzi GMG, de Freitas TB, Palma GCDS, Soares MAA, Lange B, Pompeu JE, Torriani-Pasin C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Investigation of the validity and reliability of the L test in children with cerebral palsy.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the L test is a valid and reliable method in the assessment of functional mobility in children with CP. PMID: 32090672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cetin SY, Erel S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Perceptions and performance of exercise in people with knee osteoarthritis in the Middle East: are they different to countries in the developed world? A qualitative study in Jordan.
Conclusions: Understanding the interaction of health-related behavior with individual, social/cultural, organizational, and environmental aspects would improve exercise adherence and equip physiotherapists with knowledge and resources to facilitate the implementation of patient-centered services. PMID: 32077786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Al-Khlaifat L, Okasheh R, Muhaidat J, Hawamdeh ZM, Qutishat D, Al-Yahya E, Al-Ajlouni JM, Mohammad MT Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effects of interval training versus continuous training on coronary artery disease: an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of interval training (IT) and continuous training (CT) on CAD for appropriate treatment. Methods: We retrieved 12 high-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) till August 13, 2019, focused on the effects of IT and CT on patients with CAD from the Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases. The following disease-related parameters were collected: peak oxygen uptake (peak VO2), peak heart rate (HR), respiratory exchange ratio (RER) at the peak VO2, heart rate recovery, resting HR, resting systolic blood pressure (SBP), and resting diastolic blood pressure. Additionally, study ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 18, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Chen L, Tang L Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Perceptions of older adults living in long-term care institutions regarding recreational physiotherapy: a qualitative study.
Conclusions: The experience of older adults living in LTCIs showed that the regularly practicing physical exercises in recreational group, strengthens social bonds and provides physical and emotional well-being. When formulating and executing physiotherapy in the context of LTCIs, professionals should consider the residents' perceptions of the practice. PMID: 32065552 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 16, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Linhares RM, Cunha AIL, Nascimento Da Cruz SL, Aquaroni Ricci N Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Group pain neuroscience education and dance in institutionalized older adults with chronic pain: a case series study.
Conclusion: Results suggest pain neuroscience education is a feasible intervention and when combined with dance may have a positive impact on pain intensity. PMID: 32053057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Simões P, Andias R, Simões D, Silva AG Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Learning professional touch: an exploration of pre-registration Physiotherapy students' experiences.
This study highlights the complexity and immediacy of the embodied learning of touch and its interactions with the development of professional identity. Negotiation of boundaries, both seen and unseen, creates jeopardy in that process through the first two years of the course. PMID: 32053416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Norris M, Wainwright E Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Essence of the Bobath concept in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy. A qualitative study of the experience of Spanish therapists.
Conclusions: The results demonstrated themes traditionally identified as core to the Bobath concept, including working with families, which is also considered integral to the approach. The study participants used outdated terminology at times when discussing tone and movement. However, they reported that they no longer adhere to the theoretical perspective of pathological reflexes and reflex/tone inhibition. This study provides insight into how treatment of children with cerebral palsy based on the Bobath concept is experienced by a group of Spanish physiotherapists, who identified five main themes that they perceive as es...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Farjoun N, Mayston M, Florencio LL, Fernández-De-Las-Peñas C, Palacios-Ceña D Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Traces of muscular fatigue in the rectus femoris identified with surface electromyography and wavelets on normal gait.
ada M Abstract Background: Although the median frequency is used as a basis to assess the presence of muscular fatigue, some studies have found that it is not a good estimator for this purpose. Physiotherapists often deal with patients with movement issues related to fatigue. A new objective estimator that is easy to obtain and interpret can help with the management of such patients.Objective and Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify the frequency bands most affected by fatigue and propose a protocol to obtain such information.Methods: Thirty healthy subjects (age 22.05 ± 2.42 years,...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fidalgo-Herrera A, Miangolarra-Page J, Carratalá-Tejada M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Within-day test-retest reliability of an accelerometer-based method for registration of step time symmetry during stair descent after ACL reconstruction and in healthy subjects.
Conclusion: Mean step times measured with a body-fixed IMU during stair descent and limb symmetry indexes calculated from these mean step times are precise and reliable during early post-operative rehabilitation after ACLR and in healthy subjects. PMID: 32027201 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 5, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vervaat W, Bogen B, Moe-Nilssen R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The association between trunk control and upper limb functions of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Karaduman A Abstract Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate whether trunk control is associated with the upper limb function of children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).Methods: The children included in the study were divided into two groups according to the Trunk Control Measurement Scale total scores. Twenty-five children whose trunk control levels were lower than 30.5 points were included in Group 1 while 31 children who had good levels of trunk control between 30.5 and 58 points were included in Group 2. General functional levels, muscular strength, and function of the upper limb were as...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 3, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bulut N, Alemdaroğlu-Gürbüz I, Topaloğlu H, Yılmaz Ö, Karaduman A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Personalized community-based prehabilitation for a high-risk surgical patient opting for pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy: a case report.
Conclusion: Preoperative risk-assessment can support clinical decision-making in a high-risk patient opting for major abdominal surgery. Furthermore, a remarkable improvement in physical functioning can be achieved by community-based prehabilitation in a high-risk surgical patient. PMID: 32013652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - February 3, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: A van Beijsterveld C, Bongers BC, den Dulk M, Dejong CH, van Meeteren NL Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Comparison of reliability and efficiency of two modified two-point discrimination tests and two-point estimation tactile acuity test.
Conclusion: The modified TPD testing methods demonstrated similar reliability to previous research, even with reduced runs allowing for increased efficiency in performing the test. The TPE method showed poor reliability, so caution should be applied when using this method. PMID: 31994431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 28, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Zimney K, Dendinger G, Engel M, Mitzel J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Resistance training using different elastic components offers similar gains on muscle strength to weight machine equipment in Individuals with COPD: A randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions: Modalities of resistance training using elastic components presented similar effects on muscle strength, health status, exercise capacity, body composition and daily level of physical activity in individuals with COPD. The effects of elastic resistance were similar to conventional resistance training. PMID: 31975638 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Freire APCF, Marçal Camillo CA, de Alencar Silva BS, Uzeloto JS, Francisco de Lima F, Alberto Gobbo L, Ramos D, Cipulo Ramos EM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Understanding the factors influencing physiotherapists' attitudes towards working with people living with dementia.
Conclusions: Scores on knowledge of dementia were high. Yet, most respondents reported reduced confidence from a lack of skills to manage behavioral or cognitive symptoms associated with dementia. More education related to working with people with dementia was significantly related to positive attitudes among physiotherapists. PMID: 31964202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hunter SW, Divine A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Educational programs for learning to observe movement quality in physical therapy: a design-based research approach.
Conclusions: To learn observational skills, students, facilitated by an experienced teacher, need to take the lead in their own learning process. This might imply a need for additional training for teachers. A realistic context is a precondition for learning; it might be necessary to increase possibilities for observations in clinical contexts or to invest in training for (simulated) patients as participants in education. Further research is needed to test the applicability of the design principles and a proto-theory for other professionals with a focus on observation and analysis of movements. PMID: 31942826 [PubMed ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Dekkers LM, Satink T, Nijhuis-Van Der Sanden MW, De Swart BJ, Maas MJ, Janssen AJ Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Evaluation of the quality of life in individuals with amputations in relation to the etiology of their amputation. A case-control study.
ute;pez-Narváez M, Fresán A Abstract Objectives: Several studies indicate that limb amputations have a negative influence in the quality of life of those individuals who underwent amputation surgery. The aims of this study were to evaluate the quality of life in Mexican individuals with limb amputations compared with a control group, to identify demographic and clinical differences related to the etiology of the amputation, and to determine if they are associated with the quality of life observed in these patients. Methods: All participants were recruited from the Hospital "Dr Gustavo A. Roviros...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Castillo-Avila R, Arias-Vázquez P, González-Castro T, Tovilla-Zárate C, Juárez-Rojop I, López-Narváez M, Fresán A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Effects of patient-specific mobility therapy for TMJ, neck, and shoulder dysfunction after submandibular gland tumor surgery: a case report.
Conclusion: These findings demonstrate the success of PSMT in conjunction with transcutaneous electrical stimulation and ultrasound in alleviating pain and improving targeted impairments for this patient following submandibular gland tumor surgery. PMID: 31916875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 8, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lee KS, Oh DW, Lee JH Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Cognitive function, quality of life, and aging: relationships in individuals with and without spinal cord injury.
Conclusions: Dissociation of age, cognition and QOL occurred with SCI. Divergence between EQ-5D QALY and VAS suggests that individuals with SCI may recalibrate personal assessments of QOL in ways that minimize the importance of mobility impairment. PMID: 31914347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 7, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Dudley-Javoroski S, Lee J, Shields RK Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Older adults' experiences with mHealth for fall prevention exercise: usability and promotion of behavior change strategies.
Conclusion: With support, an application could be adapted for older adults to manage, motivate, and adhere to fall prevention exercise. To achieve long-term adherence to health behavior changes, behavior change strategies and techniques are recommended to be included in further development of the fallprevention application. PMID: 31910707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Arkkukangas M, Cederbom S, Tonkonogi M, Umb Carlsson Õ Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The McKenzie Method and its association with psychosocial outcomes in low back pain: a systematic review.
Conclusions: There is evidence that MDT has an association with improving fear-avoidance beliefs, pain self-efficacy, depression, and psychological distress. These results should be interpreted with caution as further high-quality randomized control trials addressing this topic are necessary due to the varying methodological and statistical constructs of the included studies. PMID: 31910720 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kuhnow A, Kuhnow J, Ham D, Rosedale R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Generalized joint hypermobility and perceived harmfulness in healthy adolescents; impact on muscle strength, motor performance and physical activity level.
Conclusions: Adolescents with asymptomatic GJH had increased knee extensor muscle strength compared to non-hypermobile controls. No other differences in the level of physical functioning was found and the negative impact of perceived harmfulness was not more pronounced in adolescents with asymptomatic GJH. PMID: 31908174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 6, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Van Meulenbroek T, Huijnen I, Stappers N, Engelbert R, Verbunt J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Pediatric hospital in the home: clinical outcomes for treatment of a cystic fibrosis respiratory exacerbation.
Abstract Background: Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) have recurrent lung infections and these exacerbation periods have conventionally been treated in hospital. Hospital in the Home (HITH) programs have recently been introduced but equivalence of care has not previously been established.Objectives: To determine if standardization of treatment (application and frequency) for children with CF during a pulmonary exacerbation would produce equivocal clinical outcomes (lung function and weight), regardless of whether treatment was received in hospital or HITH.Design and Participants: A retrospective audit was conduc...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - January 2, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hough J, Christensen H Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Five-repetition sit-to-Stand test among patients post-stroke and healthy-matched controls: the use of different chair types and number of trials.
Abstract Background: In 2018, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) published a clinical guideline for adults with neurological conditions, which included recommendations for the Five-Repetition Sit-to-Stand test (5STSt). According to the APTA, a standard-height chair should be used, but there is no recommendation regarding seat depth. In addition, the APTA recommended the use of one trial of the test, based on expert opinion.Objectives: (1) Compare the 5STSt scores of patients post-stroke and healthy-matched controls using two types of chairs (one standardized and one adjusted to the individual's anthr...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Franco J, Quintino LF, Faria CD Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physical education classes - a double-edged sword: a qualitative study of Norwegian high-school students' experiences.
Conclusion: To be consistent with the values of the Ministry of Education in Norway, we conclude that the content and mode of delivery of PE in schools would benefit from being rethought if the intent is to facilitate children to stay physically active. Norwegian physiotherapists are promoters of health and physical activity across the lifespan. As part of health services in schools, they are in a prime position to optimize the PE experience for students. PMID: 31885299 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Pedersen JH, Thornquist E, Natvik E, Råheim M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Ambulation milestones in post-operative physical therapy after total knee arthroplasty: how can we improve short-term outcomes?
Discussion: Objective milestones of walking 10 feet on POD 0 and 100 feet on POD 1 were associated with improved short-term outcomes. These performance markers may be useful for stratifying which patients are meeting milestones for early discharge. Late arrival to inpatient floor had the strongest associations with inability to perform PT. PMID: 31852404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vaudreuil N, Gulledge C, McGlaston T, Bove A, Klatt B Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Occupational health and ergonomics physiotherapists in Brazil: investigation of the socio-demographic profile and professional practices.
Conclusion: The OHE PTs in Brazil are predominantly women with professional experience who earn higher salaries than other PTs specialties. The OHE PTs based on their audited practices within the COFFITO guidelines focus on ergonomic workplace analysis and biomechanical exposure assessment. PMID: 31847664 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 16, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Magalhães Franchi U, Luiz Carregaro R, Paula de Souza L, Augusto Penha A, Padula RS Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Visual rating of movement quality in individuals with and without a history of intra-articular knee injury.
Conclusion: Visual rating of movement in individuals with and without a history of knee injury is reliable. A history of knee injury does not increase the likelihood of poor visually rated movement quality. PMID: 31838933 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Whatman C, Toomey C, Emery C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The clinical experiences of Nigerian physiotherapists in managing environmental and socioeconomic determinants of mobility for older adults.
Conclusion: This study suggested three iterative stages of identification, intervention, and documentation of the environmental and socioeconomic determinants of mobility for older adults. While there was a potential gap in regard to documentation of these stages in patients' case notes, physiotherapists especially in North-central Nigeria believed that co-developing a pragmatic set of clinical questions focusing on these determinants of mobility could encourage physiotherapists to explicitly document them. As the approach used in our research is purely descriptive, a grounded theory approach would potentially provide more...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nwankwo HC, Akinrolie O, Adandom I, Obi PC, Ojembe BU, Kalu ME Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

A descriptive report of the variability in 3D hip and knee kinematics during a single limb squat in women who have patellofemoral pain and visually classified dynamic knee valgus.
Conclusion: People who demonstrate similar observed movement patterns during a weight-bearing task may use different 3D strategies for execution. PMID: 31809631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 5, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Di Staulo AM, Scholtes SA, Salsich GB Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Active ankle position sense and single-leg balance in runners versus non-runners.
We examined single-leg balance with the Athletic Single Leg Stability Test of the Biodex Balance System using three different protocols: 1) default setting, 2) no extrinsic visual feedback, and 3) no extrinsic feedback with a cognitive demand.Results: Runners and non-runners had similar ankle stability (CAIT = 26.88 and 26.45 respectively; p = .666). Although runners had significantly larger ankle position errors than non-runners overall (2.56° vs. 1.68°; p = .004), they had better single-leg balance than non-runners without extrinsic visual feedback (Stability Index 1.67 vs. 4.39; p
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - December 2, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Huynh B, Tacker R, Hung YJ Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research