Intensive, functional training leads to optimal outcomes in a young woman post brain stem hemorrhage due to cerebral cavernous malformation.
DISCUSSION: This case report demonstrates an unusual clinical course of unexpected full recovery in a young woman after a large brainstem CCM after an intensive 6-week course of physical therapy. Other patients with a similar presentation after CCM may benefit from an intensive plan of care. Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of unusual recovery in this population as not to limit expectations for recovery. PMID: 29979899 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Thompson K, Mattern-Baxter K Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Management of a nonathlete with a traumatic groin strain and osteitis pubis using manual therapy and therapeutic exercise: A case report.
DISCUSSION: Groin pain has many pathoanatomical drivers. Management of a traumatic groin injury requires a thorough evaluation and a global treatment approach, in order to improve outcomes and reduce the risk of the pathology becoming chronic. PMID: 29979902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Feldman K, Franck C, Schauerte C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Dynamics of cardiorespiratory response during and after the six-minute walk test in patients with heart failure.
This study aimed to investigate the kinetics of the cardiorespiratory response during and after the 6MWT according to exercise capacity. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with HF performed CPX and the 6MWT. They were divided into two groups by 6MWT distance: 34 patients walked ≥300 m (HF-M), and 15 patients walked
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Yoshimura K, Urabe Y, Maeda N, Yuguchi S, Yoshida T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Patient perceptions of visual, vestibular, and oculomotor deficits in people with Parkinson's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Visual, vestibular, and oculomotor deficits are under-reported and under-assessed symptoms, which have a significant impact on the lives of people with PD. Healthcare providers should be aware of such deficits. The findings suggest that the healthcare team can better identify these deficits and identify important future areas of research. PMID: 29979909 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Berliner JM, Kluger BM, Corcos DM, Pelak VS, Gisbert R, McRae C, Atkinson CC, Schenkman M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physical therapist decision-making in managing plantar heel pain: cases from a pragmatic randomized clinical trial.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Plantar heel pain (PHP) is a common condition managed by physical therapists that can, at times, be difficult to treat. Management of PHP is complicated by a variety of pathoanatomic features associated with PHP in addition to several treatment approaches with varying efficacy. Although clinical guidelines and clinical trial data support a general approach to management, the current literature is limited in case-specific descriptions of PHP management that addresses unique combinations of pathoanatomical, physical, and psychosocial factors that are associated with PHP. PURPOSE: The purp...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: McClinton S, Heiderscheit B, McPoil TG, Flynn TW Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Postoperative respiratory muscle training in addition to chest physiotherapy after pulmonary resection: A randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSION: The addition of RMT to chest physiotherapy after pulmonary resection can have positive effects on respiratory muscle strength, exercise capacity, and length of hospital stay. PMID: 29979940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Taşkin H, Telli Atalay O, Yuncu G, Taşpinar B, Yalman A, Şenol H Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Three dimensional kinematics of visually classified lower extremity movement patterns during a single leg squat among people with chronic hip joint pain.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Describe the proportional occurrence of visually determined, lower extremity movement patterns (dynamic knee valgus [DKVal], neutral [NEU], dynamic knee varus [DKVar]) during a single leg squat (SLSquat) among patients with chronic hip joint pain (CHJP). Compare 3D hip and pelvic kinematics among the categories and determine whether within-session movement pattern changes are possible among those who demonstrate DKVal or DKVar. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Movement science laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: 36 patients with CHJP (18 to 40 years). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Visu...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - July 2, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vasiljevic D, Salsich GB, Snozek D, Aubin B, Foster SN, Mueller MJ, Clohisy JC, Harris-Hayes M Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Teaching professionalism: some features in Canadian physiotherapy programs.
This study explored current teaching practices, evaluation and curricular content related to professionalism in Canadian entry-to-practice PT programs. Results showed that teaching practices related to professionalism were not necessarily congruent with methods promulgated by educational theory and relied heavily on lecture, while more appropriate strategies such as simulation and role play were under-utilized. The numbers of different teaching methods utilized for specific aspects of professionalism were variable. Emphasis on different curricular areas related to professionalism also varied: communication was given the mo...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 29, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Murphy S, Whitehouse L, Parsa B Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Near infrared spectroscopy confirms recruitment of specific lumbar extensors through neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Lumbar multifidus impairments are associated with low back pain (LBP), with sustained impairments thought to contribute to recurrence and chronicity of pain. Ability to regain muscle function can be challenging. While neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may aid in muscle function recovery, validity of its ability to selectively recruit the lumbar multifidus and provide adequate dosage for muscle overload has not been demonstrated. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can be used to determine muscle selectivity and overload during NMES and offers advantages over electromyography (EMG), whi...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 28, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sung W, Wong A, Pourshogi A, Pourrezaei K, Silfies S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiotherapists' experiences with a blended osteoarthritis intervention: a mixed methods study.
DISCUSSION: Determinants related to the usage of e-Exercise provided valuable information for the implementation of e-Exercise on broader scale. Most importantly, the flexibility of e-Exercise needs to be improved. Next, there is a need for education on how to integrate an online program within physiotherapy. PMID: 29952687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 28, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kloek CJJ, Bossen D, de Vries HJ, de Bakker DH, Veenhof C, Dekker J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The impact of progressive pelvic floor muscle exercise and manual therapy in a patient postpartum who met the criteria for sacroiliac joint pain based on Laslett's cluster of provocation signs.
Abstract Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain has been identified as a primary or contributing source of pain in patients with low back pain. The Laslett cluster of SIJ pain provocation tests has the strongest evidence for noninvasive clinical testing. The purpose of this report was to describe the impact of physical therapy treatments for a patient postpartum with SIJ pain who satisfied the Laslett cluster. Specifically, the goal was to assess the impact of progressive pelvic floor muscle exercise and manual therapy. The Modified Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire (MODI) was the primary outcome measure used i...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 28, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Andersen A, Carter R, O'Shea R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Balance-confidence is associated with community participation, perceived physical mobility, and performance-based function among individuals with a unilateral amputation.
CONCLUSION: Lower balance-confidence is associated with less community participation, lower self-perceived mobility, and poorer performance among patients with a unilateral lower-limb amputation. PMID: 29952694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 28, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sions JM, Manal TJ, Horne JR, Sarlo FB, Pohlig RT Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Scapular muscle balance and spinal stabilizer recruitment during an inverted row.
Abstract Persons with subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) have an imbalance in scapular muscle recruitment. To avoid humeral head compression against the coracoacromial arch during the early stages of rehabilitation, physical therapists recommend movements targeting scapular retraction, shoulder depression, and arm extension such as the inverted row (IR) exercise. The purposes of this study were to describe: (1) scapular balance ratios during an IR and (2) the magnitudes of recruitment of spinal stabilizer muscles. Scapular muscle balance ratios from 26 healthy participants were calculated from electromyographi...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 26, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Youdas JW, Hubble JW, Johnson PG, McCarthy MM, Saenz MM, Hollman JH Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Pilates-based exercise in the treatment of a patient with persistent low back pain following transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
DISCUSSION: Patients following spine surgery are often excluded in studies of spine stabilization and PBE interventions. This case report describes the use of PBE in the treatment of a patient following spine fusion. Research to elucidate the impact of PBE on patients with CLBP is needed. PMID: 29944036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 26, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Peterson L, Haladay DE Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Predictors of physical therapists' intentions to counsel for smoking cessation: Implications for practice and professional education.
CONCLUSIONS: Physical therapists' intent to engage in SC counseling increases when they consider it their "professional role." Encouraging PTs to view SC counseling as a professional role as well as increasing SC counseling self-efficacy focusing on skills and knowledge to do so needs to be incorporated into entry-level academic physical therapy programs and continuing professional PT education. PMID: 29944038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 26, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bodner ME, Rhodes RE, Miller WC, Dean E Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Hand grip strength is associated with fatigue among men with COPD: epidemiological data from northern Sweden.
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate if hand grip strength (HGS) is associated with: 1) fatigue, and specifically clinically relevant fatigue (CRF); 2) low physical activity; and 3) fatigue independent of physical activity level, among individuals with and without COPD. Data were collected from the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden (OLIN) COPD-study in 2014. HGS was measured with a hand-grip dynamometer, fatigue and physical activity were assessed by questionnaires; FACIT-Fatigue respectively IPAQ. Among individuals with COPD (n = 389), but not without COPD (n = 442), HGS...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 26, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Strandkvist V, Andersson M, Backman H, Larsson A, Stridsman C, Lindberg A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The effects of a laser-guided postural reeducation program on pain, neck active range of motion, and functional improvement in a 75-year-old patient with cervical dystonia.
DISCUSSION: This case report indicates that a physical therapy program consisting of a daily laser-guided home program for head postural reeducation in conjunction with classic physical therapy techniques may be an option for patients with CD; however, further research is needed prior to adoption of these techniques as standard of care for patients with CD. PMID: 29939800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 25, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bradley B, Haladay D Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

"I enjoy the treadmill very much": Moving beyond traditional understandings of self-efficacy in anti-obesity interventions.
"I enjoy the treadmill very much": Moving beyond traditional understandings of self-efficacy in anti-obesity interventions. Physiother Theory Pract. 2018 Jun 25;:1-7 Authors: Groven KS, Dahl-Michelsen T Abstract The last decade has seen increased focus on self-efficacy approaches in anti-obesity interventions. Self-efficacy approaches stemming from Bandura's social cognitive theory involve enhancing the patient's self-efficacy to ensure behavior change through exercise and dietary changes as well as weight-loss control. Inspired by Barad's theory of agential realism, this study explores self...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 25, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Groven KS, Dahl-Michelsen T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Facilitating patient participation in physiotherapy: Symptom-talk during exercise therapy from an Asian context.
CONCLUSIONS: Patient participation can be improved by physiotherapists offering a supportive environment (i.e., question design, responding to patients' initiations, and promoting health literacy), and by patients embracing action-engendering communicative strategies. The fine details of interaction shed light onto the subtleties of symptom-talk initiated by patients or physiotherapists in physiotherapy. PMID: 29939806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 25, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Yip A, Schoeb V Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Implementation of the comprehensive care for joint replacement model: A post-acute physical therapy case report.
CONCLUSIONS: This case report supports some of the proposed benefits of the CJR model for Medicare beneficiaries undergoing TKA. PMID: 29939810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 25, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bolt W, Wendland DM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Sport simulation as a form of implicit motor training in a geriatric athlete after stroke: a case report.
DISCUSSION: Implicit motor learning techniques were incorporated through sport and job task simulation activities along with task-oriented neuromuscular reeducation. The patient demonstrated improvements with gait, balance, gross motor function, and decreased fall risk. PMID: 29939811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 25, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Young SN, VanWye WR, Wallmann HW Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The effects of a relaxation program featuring aquatic therapy and autogenic training among people with cervical dystonia (a pilot study).
D, Huepe D Abstract Classic physical interventions for cervical dystonia (CD) have focused on treating motor components or, on motor components and relaxation programs. However, no CD treatment study has focused on a relaxation program alone. We developed a pilot study to assess whether a therapy completely based on a relaxation program could improve the physical and mental symptomatologies of patients with CD. Fifteen persons were included in the experimental group, which received individual sessions of aquatic (Watsu) therapy (WT) and autogenic training (AT). In addition, 12 persons were included in passive con...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 25, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Isabel Useros-Olmo A, Martínez-Pernía D, Huepe D Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Concerns related to the accurate identification of anterior derangement syndrome in mechanical diagnosis and therapy for low back pain: A case report.
CONCLUSIONS: This case report indicates the importance of sustained loading to identify the correct derangement syndrome, and follow-up sessions to confirm or reject the initial diagnosis by monitoring symptom and functional changes carefully. Habitual posture may be associated with reduction and aggravation of symptoms. PMID: 29932790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 22, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Takasaki H, May S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Treatment of individuals with chronic bicipital tendinopathy using dry needling, eccentric-concentric exercise and stretching; a case series.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To describe the outcomes of 10 patients with chronic biceps tendinopathy treated by physical therapy with the novel approach of dry needling (DN), eccentric-concentric exercise (ECE), and stretching of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT). METHODS: Ten individuals reporting chronic anterior shoulder symptoms (> 3 months), pain with palpation of the LHBT, and positive results on a combination of tests including active shoulder flexion, Speed's, Hawkins Kennedy, Neer, and Yergason's tests participated in this case series. Validated self-reported outcome measures including the m...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 22, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: McDevitt AW, Snodgrass SJ, Cleland JA, Leibold MBR, Krause LA, Mintken PE Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Integration of behavioral medicine competencies into physiotherapy curriculum in an exemplary Swedish program: rationale, process, and review.
We describe the rationale for the curriculum's behavioral medicine content and competencies, its development and implementation, challenges, long-term outcomes, and its related research enterprise. We conclude that physiotherapy practiced by our graduates augments that taught in other programs based on accreditation reviews. With their expanded practice scope, graduates are systematically practicing within the constructs of health and function conceptualized within the ICF. Our intent in sharing our experience is to exemplify one university's initiative to best prepare students with respect to maximizing physiotherapy outc...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 21, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sandborgh M, Dean E, Denison E, Elvén M, Fritz J, Wågert PVH, Moberg J, Overmeer T, Snöljung Å, Johansson AC, Söderlund A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

How weakness of the tensor fascia lata and gluteus maximus may contribute to ACL injury: A new theory.
Abstract Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common in sports including a significant failure rate following reconstruction. The iliotibial band (ITB) is an important stabilizer of the lateral portion of the knee and also an important lateral rotator of the tibia. Both the tensor fascia lata (TFL) and gluteus maximus (Gmax) muscles insert into the ITB proximally. This paper describes a theory that implicates weakened TFL and Gmax muscles as possible contributors to anterolateral rotatory instability. If the TFL and Gmax are important contributors to anterolateral rotatory instability, physical therapists...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 21, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cibulka MT, Bennett J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Deficits in motor coordination of the paretic lower limb best explained activity limitations after stroke.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationships between selected measures of motor impairments and activities involving the lower-limbs in ambulatory people with chronic stroke. DESIGN: Motor impairment measures included maximal isometric strength and motor coordination. Activity measures included walking speed, stair ascent/descent cadences, and the time to perform the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test. RESULTS: Ninety individuals were included. The correlations between all motor impairment and activity measures were significant (0.18 
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 21, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Menezes KK, Nascimento LR, Faria CD, Avelino PR, Scianni AA, Polese JC, Faria-Fortini I, Teixeira-Salmela LF Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physical performance and physical activity of patients under compulsory forensic psychiatric inpatient care.
R, Gutke A Abstract Research stresses the importance of physical activity in general psychiatric care. There is very little research made in the area of forensic psychiatric care. The aim of this exploratory, cross-sectional study was to assess various physical, psychological, and health variables of patients under compulsory forensic psychiatric inpatient care, and to examine correlations among these variables. Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), walking ability, running speed, and explosive leg strength were examined in 28 patients. Patients answered questionnaires about physical activity, aggression, stress, chara...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 21, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bergman H, Nilsson T, Andiné P, Degl'Innocenti A, Thomeé R, Gutke A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The application of mechanical diagnosis and therapy on hip osteoarthritis: A case report.
CONCLUSION: This case report raises questions about whether or not pathologies traditionally associated with the etiology of hip OA are actually at fault. Moreover, it raises questions about the utility of special tests and CPRs typically utilized to identify those structures. The case report provides preliminary evidence from one patient that MDT may be capable of providing effective short- and long-term outcomes in the management of hip OA. PMID: 29924661 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 20, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Carlton L, Maccio JR, Maccio JG, McGowan C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Improving access in rheumatology: Evaluating the validity of a paper triage process involving an advanced practice physiotherapist through a retrospective chart review.
CONCLUSION: A standardized paper triage process conducted by an APP showed substantial concordance, sensitivity, and specificity. PMID: 29924671 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 20, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bignell K, Bender C, Lichtenstein A, McArthur B, Musselman KE, Kay T, Farrer C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

The use of an e-learning module on return to work advice for physiotherapists - A prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a need for interventions to improve adherence with advice for return to work following nonspecific LBP. An e-learning tool for physiotherapists on advising patients regarding return to work has potential to positively affect self-reported clinical behavior. PMID: 29924673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 20, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Chance-Larsen F, Chance-Larsen K, Divanoglou A, Baird A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Application of motor learning in neurorehabilitation: a framework for health-care professionals.
This article presents the framework, illustrated by cases from daily practice. The framework may assist therapists working in neurorehabilitation in making choices, implementing motor learning in routine practice, and supporting communication of knowledge and experiences about motor learning with colleagues and students. The article discusses the framework and offers suggestions and conditions given for its use in daily practice. PMID: 29920128 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 19, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kleynen M, Beurskens A, Olijve H, Kamphuis J, Braun S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Development of the Working Alliance Inventory-Short Form Japanese version through factor analysis and test-retest reliability.
CONCLUSIONS: The five-item Modified WAI-SC Japanese musculoskeletal version was developed with a single factor structure showing adequate internal consistency and excellent test-retest reliability. PMID: 29913071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 18, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Takasaki H, Miki T, Hall T Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Postgraduate clinical physiotherapy education in acute hospitals: a cohort study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Junior physiotherapists require satisfactory clinical skills to work effectively within the acute hospital setting for service quality and consistency. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of stream-specific clinical training on junior physiotherapist self-efficacy, self-rated confidence, and self-rated ability to work independently during weekend shifts. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Eighteen junior physiotherapists. METHODS: Physiotherapists undertook 8 h of stream-specific education in: pediatrics, women's health, neuro-medical, musculoskeletal, c...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 18, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bastick EK, O'Keeffe DD, Farlie MK, Ryan DT, Haines TP, Katz N, Knight JL, Keely LK, Saber KJ, Sturgess TR, Skinner EH Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Anxiety management: Participants' experiences of a physiotherapeutic group treatment in Swedish psychiatric outpatient care.
In conclusion, this study suggests that a physiotherapeutic group treatment can be a useful add-on treatment to the standard treatment models of anxiety disorders, including psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, since it targets the embodied, nonverbal domain of anxiety. PMID: 29913081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 18, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ölund H, Danielsson L, Rosberg S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

What does it take to graduate? A qualitative exploration of the perceptions of successful physiotherapy graduates from one university in the UK.
This article presents findings from a qualitative study which explored the perceptions of eight recent graduates from one UK university about their experiences of their physiotherapy undergraduate degree program, and what they considered important in their success. Data were collected via one-to-one, semi-structured interviews. An in-depth thematic analysis was undertaken from which three overarching themes were inferred. First, successful learning was portrayed as a fundamentally social activity, embedded in tight learning communities of peers and tutors which conferred a firm sense of belonging. Second, participants reca...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 18, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cassidy E, Norris M, Williams A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Previous experience and walking capacity predict community outings after stroke: An observational study.
CONCLUSION: The strongest predictors of community participation were the number of outings early post-inpatient rehabilitation, walking capacity, and age. The only significant modifiable predictor was walking capacity. PMID: 29902102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 14, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Karageorge A, Vargas J, Ada L, Kelly PJ, McCluskey A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiotherapy mobility and walking management of uncomplicated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients: a survey of clinicians' perspectives in Australia and New Zealand.
This study aimed to determine current mobility and walking management by physiotherapists of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, the clinical milestones expected and physiotherapists' perception of the severity of pain experienced by patients after surgery. DESIGN: Cross sectional study using a questionnaire. METHODS: All hospitals in Australia and New Zealand that perform cardiac surgery (n = 54) were invited to complete a questionnaire. FINDINGS: Forty-one questionnaires were returned and analysed (response rate 76%). Walking distance was a clinical milestone after CABG surgery...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hong S, Milross M, Alison J Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Characterizing the recovery trajectories of knee range of motion for one year after total knee replacement.
CONCLUSIONS: The results showed that the maximum gains in knee ROM should be expected within the first 12 weeks with small changes occurring up to 26 weeks after TKR. In addition, age and presurgery knee ROM are associated with the gains in knee ROM and should be factored into the estimation of expected knee ROM at a given follow-up interval after TKR. PMID: 29897271 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mehta S, Rigney A, Webb K, Wesney J, Stratford PW, Shuler FD, Oliashirazi A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Tubing internal diameter affects the pressures and oscillation frequencies generated by the therapist-made bubble-positive expiratory pressure device.
CONCLUSIONS: Therapist-made-bubble-PEP device with tubing of 10 mm ID generated the most stable PEP in relation to water height (10 cm) irrespective of flow compared to tubing with ID of 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8 mm. The oscillation frequencies generated at all flows and tubing IDs were between 13 and 19 Hz. PMID: 29897304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Santos MD, Milross MA, Eisenhuth JP, Alison JA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Great toe drop following knee ligament reconstruction: A case report.
This report describes a case of isolated denervation of the EHL following knee cruciate ligament reconstruction. A detailed description of the anatomy of the CFN is reviewed as well as how electroneuromyographic (EMG/NCS) testing can assist in the diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention of this type of injury. OUTCOMES: EHL paralysis did not functionally limit the patient from participating in a post-surgical rehabilitation regime. The patient successfully completed his ACL reconstruction rehabilitation and was released to return to sporting activities 9 months postsurgery. Twelve months post-surgery, the patient regai...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Boyce DA, Prewitt C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Advanced Physiotherapy Practice: A qualitative study on the potential challenges and barriers to implementation in Ghana.
CONCLUSION: Barriers to health-care programs are often not identified and addressed prior to their implementation in developing countries, leading to program failure. Addressing these four barriers and challenges could ensure the successful implementation of APP in Ghana. APP has the potential to improve access to rural health-care delivery and augment the shortage of health professionals in developing countries. PMID: 29897312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tawiah AK, Borthwick A, Woodhouse L Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Profile of upper limb recovery and development of secondary impairments in patients after stroke with a disabled upper limb: An observational study.
CONCLUSION: Most patients with a disabled upper limb after stroke have little recovery of activity in the first 12 weeks. Shoulder pain on movement at 2 weeks should be flagged as a predictor of future pain. PMID: 29889584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 11, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ada L, Preston E, Langhammer B, Canning CG Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Hippotherapy on postural balance in the sitting position of children with cerebral palsy - Longitudinal study.
CONCLUSION: Seated postural balance improved in children with cerebral palsy, as evidenced by lower COP displacement, particularly after a greater number of sessions. After the last evaluations, when completing 36 sessions of hippotherapy, it was verified that the improvements to the postural balance continued to occur. Therefore, further studies with a longer treatment period may help to clarify if, at some point, there is stabilization in the improvement of postural balance. Furthermore, it is important to analyze the impact of hippotherapy on functional activities over time. PMID: 29889590 [PubMed - as supplied by ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 11, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Moraes AG, Copetti F, Ângelo VR, Chiavoloni L, de David AC Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

A feasibility study of brain-targeted treatment for people with painful knee osteoarthritis in tertiary care.
CONCLUSIONS: Clear barriers were identified to implementing BT in tertiary care for knee osteoarthritis. Access to all available services (especially the use of interpreters), and treatment options that do not require additional assistance to perform (e.g., touch discrimination training) represent the main lessons learned. PMID: 29889597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 11, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Harms A, Heredia-Rizo AM, Moseley GL, Hau R, Stanton TR Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Pain management using a multimodal physiotherapy program including a biobehavioral approach for chronic nonspecific neck pain: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The Exp2 group was more effective than Exp1 and the control group in terms of reducing pain intensity at 4 months; at post-treatment, only Exp2 was more effective than the control group. PMID: 29889599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 11, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: López-de-Uralde-Villanueva I, Beltran-Alacreu H, Fernández-Carnero J, La Touche R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Physiotherapists' experiences of managing upper limb movement impairments due to breast cancer treatment.
CONCLUSION: Physiotherapy for ULMI has professional challenges but is seen as beneficial, encompassing psychosocial and physical effects. Experiences in this area of practice suggest a need for increased professional support, further research to guide treatment, and better patient and health professional awareness of ULMI and the role of physiotherapy. PMID: 29877744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 7, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kenyon K, Hebron C, Vuoskoski P, McCrum C Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Restoring physical function after knee replacement: a cross sectional comparison of progressive strengthening vs standard physical therapy.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare the functional status of patients 12 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) who underwent progressive strengthening or standard of care rehabilitation to older adults without knee joint pain. METHODS: This cross-sectional design study included 165 participants in the progressive strengthening group, 40 participants in the standard of care group, and 88 older adults (control group). The Knee Outcome Survey - Activity of Daily Living, knee active range of motion (ROM), quadriceps strength, and performance tests were compared between groups usi...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 7, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Pozzi F, White DK, Snyder-Mackler L, Zeni JA Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Differential diagnosis of knee pain following a surgically induced lumbosacral plexus stretch injury. A case report.
CONCLUSION: Stretch injuries are a known complication of lithotomy positioning. Knowledge of this and the addition of a thorough examination allowed the PT to identify the possible cause of the patient's abrupt onset of left LE dysfunction. Regardless of mode of patient access, screening for referral is crucial and may include referral or, as in this case, consultation with other professionals. PMID: 29877751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 7, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: VanWye WR, Wallmann HW, Norris ES, Furgal KE Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

Variations in physiotherapy practice in neurological rehabilitation trajectories -an explorative interview and observational study.
Abstract Rehabilitation following acquired brain injury requires multidisciplinary efforts, including physiotherapy, across health care levels. Recent changes in the organization of health care services in western societies have led to earlier hospital discharge and increased responsibility for rehabilitation in primary care. The aim of this study was to describe and increase knowledge on the variations in physiotherapy practice for people with acquired brain injury across health care levels in Norway. We performed qualitative interviews with physiotherapists and field observations of physiotherapy treatments for ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - June 6, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Irgens EL, Henriksen N, Moe S Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research