Evaluation of the implementation of the Back Skills Training (BeST) programme using online training: a cohort implementation study
1) Evaluate implementation of the Back Skills Training (BeST) programme, a group cognitive behavioural approach for patients with low back pain (LBP) developed for a clinical trial, into the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom; 2) Compare patient outcomes with the BeST Trial results. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 13, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Thavapriya Sugavanam, Esther Williamson, Beth Fordham, Zara Hansen, Helen Richmond, Amanda Hall, Usama Ali, Bethan Copsey, Sarah E. Lamb Source Type: research

Reply to Letter to the Editor: ‘Comparison of virtual reality rehabilitation and conventional rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease: a randomised controlled trial’
We would like to thank xxxxx [1] for raising important issues about our research [2], and we are grateful for the opportunity to provide clarification. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 12, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Costanza Pazzaglia, Isabella Imbimbo, Eliana Tranchita, Carlo Minganti, Diego Ricciardi, Rita Lo Monaco, Attilio Parisi, Luca Padua Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Implementing patient direct access to musculoskeletal physiotherapy in primary care: views of patients, general practitioners, physiotherapists and clinical commissioners in England
Musculoskeletal problems are the leading cause of chronic disability. Most patients in the UK seek initial care from general practitioners (GPs), who are struggling to meet demand. Patient direct access to National Health Service physiotherapy is one possible solution. The purpose of this study was to understand the experiences of patients, GPs, physiotherapists and clinical commissioners on direct access in a region in England with it commissioned. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Chinonso N. Igwesi-Chidobe, Annette Bishop, Katrina Humphreys, Emily Hughes, Joanne Protheroe, John Maddison, Bernadette Bartlam Source Type: research

Airway clearance techniques and use of mucoactive agents for adult critically ill patients with acute respiratory failure: A qualitative study exploring UK physiotherapy practice
To explore and describe current UK physiotherapy practice relating to airway clearance techniques and mucoactive agents in critically ill adult patients with acute respiratory failure in the intensive care unit. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Bronwen Connolly, Matthew Barclay, Bronagh Blackwood, Judy Bradley, Rohan Anand, Mark Borthwick, Marc Chikhani, Paul Dark, Murali Shyamsundar, John Warburton, Daniel F McAuley, Brenda O ’Neill Source Type: research

Clinical Course and Physiotherapy Intervention in 9 patients with COVID-19
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly affected the provision of clinical services worldwide. In this case series, we describe the rehabilitation course of patients with COVID-19 and share details of the physiotherapy interventions provided at our centre. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 26, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Audrey Jia Yi Lee, Chloe Lau Ha Chung, Barnaby Edward Young, Li Min Ling, Benjamin Choon Heng Ho, Ser Hon Puah, Saboor Rahman Iqbal, Geak Poh Tan Tags: Short communication Source Type: research

Editorial: Beware the sarcoma
With the increase in musculoskeletal physiotherapists acting as First Contact Practitioners, in specialist roles and in musculoskeletal triage services, there is an increasing likelihood of them being exposed to patients with musculoskeletal tumours early in the patient journey. Similarly, sarcomas can often masquerade as common musculoskeletal conditions and it is therefore not uncommon for a referral to physiotherapy services as first line management. Suspicion, recognition and appropriate onward referral are the hallmarks of good clinical care. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lynsey Green, Robert U. Ashford Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Delayed knee flexion is a safe and effective pathway for Total Knee Replacement
In our paper “Introduction of an innovative day surgery pathway for unicompartmental knee replacement: no need for early knee flexion” [1] we reported on a novel approach to reduce post-operative length of stay. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 8, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cathy Jenkins, William Jackson, Nicholas Bottomley, Andrew Price, David Murray, Karen Barker Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Risk of COVID-19 Disease in the Elderly Population and Physiotherapy
COVID-19 occurs with symptoms like fever, cough, myalgia, fatigue, muscle weakness, and impairment in other important bodily functions [1]. As a result of the clinical course of COVID-19 infection, rapidly developing acute respiratory distress syndrome(ARDS) requires intubation and mechanical ventilation (MV) [2]. Comorbid diseases like aging, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cerebrovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, cancer, etc. along with ARDS were reported to be risk factors for death in patients with COVID-19 [3]. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 2, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mehmet Özkeskin, Nuray Elibol, Serkan Bakırhan Source Type: research

Covid-19 Pandemic Experience: Can It Serve as a Clarion Call to Establish or Revamp a Specialty Known as ‘Infectious Diseases Physiotherapy’?
Covid-19 has become one of the most feared infectious diseases in human history. This is not surprising as it highly contagious and has no recognised cure to date [1]. As a result, many healthcare professionals may not have confidence to be in the front-line to fight the pandemic [2]. This is compounded by the lack of personal protective equipment and specific training. However, physiotherapists have a role to play in managing patients with Covid-19 (3), particularly as respiratory problems and respiratory failure are common symptoms of the disease. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 21, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Auwal Abdullahi Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Effect of exercise interventions in the early phase to improve physical function after hip fracture - a systematic review and meta-analysis
The efficacy of exercise interventions in the early recovery phase, i.e. started within the first three months after hip fracture, has been poorly studied compared to prolonged exercise interventions. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Monica Beckmann, Vigdis Bruun-Olsen, Are Hugo Pripp, Astrid Bergland, Toby Smith, Kristi E. Heiberg Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of physiotherapeutic interventions for low back pain: a systematic review
Due to the rapid increase in healthcare costs of low back pain (LBP), it is important to provide clinically effective and cost-effective interventions to individuals with the condition. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 17, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: F. Fatoye, J.M. Wright, T. Gebrye Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

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Source: Physiotherapy - May 16, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Hot and cold knees: exploring differences in patella skin temperature in patients with patellofemoral pain
to investigate the distribution of patella skin temperature (Tsk) measurements and to explore the presence of temperature subgroups in patellofemoral pain (PFP) patients. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jessie Janssen, James Selfe, Phillip Gichuru, Jim Richards, Hayri Baran Yosmao ğlu, Emel Sönmezer, Renuka Erande, Peter Resteghini, Paola Dey Source Type: research

An exploration of the experiences of people living with painful ankle osteoarthritis and the non-surgical management of this condition
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the ankle joint is associated with life-long joint pain and disability if not appropriately managed. There is a dearth of research concerning ankle OA and the impact on those living with the condition. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 7, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Gillian Yeowell, Richard Samarji, Michael Callaghan Source Type: research

Can a brief behavioural change intervention encourage hospital patients with low physical activity levels to engage and initiate a change in physical activity behaviour?
Regular physical activity (PA) reduces risk factors for chronic disease. This novel study evaluates self-reported engagement with PA in recently discharged patients, identified as having low PA levels, who agreed to participate in an in-patient behaviour change intervention. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 3, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: I. Waite, D. Grant, J. Mayes, S. Greenwood Source Type: research

Investigating physiotherapy stakeholders ’ preferences for the development of performance-based assessment in practice education
Discrete choice experiments (DCEs) are used in healthcare to measure the relative importance that stakeholders give to different features (or attributes) of medical treatments or services. They may also help to address research questions in health professional education. Several challenges exist regarding the performance-based assessment process (PBA) employed in physiotherapy practice-based education, a process which determines students ’ readiness for independent practice. Evidence highlights many commonalities among these challenges, but it is unknown which factors are the most important to stakeholders. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 3, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: A. O ’Connor, N. Krucien, P. Cantillon, M. Parker, A. McCurtin Source Type: research

Core competencies for physiotherapists working with refugees: A scoping review
To summarise the existing knowledge base that can inform the development of a core competency profile for physiotherapists to support and deliver rehabilitation services to refugees. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - April 29, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Emer McGowan, Nicole Beamish, Emma Stokes, Rachael Lowe Source Type: research

Providing patients with direct access to musculoskeletal physiotherapy: The impact on general practice musculoskeletal workload and resource use. The STEMS-2 study
This study examined the real-world impact of patient direct access to NHS physiotherapy (self-referral) on a) general practice consultations for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and b) specified clinical management for patients with MSK conditions. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - April 29, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Annette Bishop, Ying Chen, Joanne Protheroe, Reuben O. Ogollah, James Bailey, Martyn Lewis, Kelvin Jordan, Nadine E. Foster Source Type: research

Provision of first contact physiotherapy in primary care across the UK: A survey of the service
Background First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) is an emerging model of care whereby a specialist physiotherapist located within general practice undertakes the first patient assessment, diagnosis and management without a prior GP consultation. Despite institutional and professional body support for this model and NHS commitment to its implementation, data regarding current FCP provision are limited.Objectives To identify current FCP service provision across the UK, including models of provision and key professional capabilities. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - April 27, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Serena Halls, Rachel Thomas, Hannah Stott, Margaret E. Cupples, Paula Kersten, Fiona Cramp, Dave Foster, Nicola Walsh Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: “Comparison of virtual reality rehabilitation and conventional rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease: a randomised controlled trial”
I read the study by Pazzaglia and colleagues with great interest [1]. While I believe the authors have made a considerable contribution with this work, there are some concerns that I would like to address. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - April 26, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fatih Özden Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Early Reflection on the Global Impact of COVID19, and Implications for Physiotherapy
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) elevated the status of the novel coronavirus (COVID19) to a pandemic. Although the assessments are changing rapidly, COVID19 has now infected and taken the lives of thousands. Since the first cases appeared in late 2019, COVID19 has unleashed widespread shock on public and clinical health systems that struggle to respond to the surge, and on global economic productivity as workers are increasingly restricted from participation. A profound anxiety is spreading almost as quickly as the disease itself. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 20, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Michel D. Landry, Lauren Geddes, Annie Park Moseman, James P. Lefler, Sudha R. Raman, Joost van Wijchen Source Type: research

What is the best clinical assessment tool for identification of adults aged ≥80 years at high risk of falls?
To assess the Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest), Mini-Balance Evaluation Systems Test (Mini-BESTest), Timed Up and Go (TUG) test and gait speed to determine which is the most appropriate test for identification of adults aged ≥80 years at higher risk of falls, and to investigate the clinical usefulness of the combination of such tests by cumulative post-test probability (PoTP) for predicting the risk of falls. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Paola Errera Magnani, Jaqueline Mello Porto, Maiara Baena Genovez, Nathalia Fernanda Grecco Zanellato, Isabella Camargo Alvarenga, Paulo Ferreira dos Santos, Daniela Cristina Carvalho de Abreu Source Type: research

The dark side of the treadmill walking test
We read with interest the review by Robinson et al. [1]. They found that treadmill training improved gait speed by about 21cm/s in people with Parkinson's disease (PwPD). This value exceeded the minimal clinically important difference (MCID). However, in our opinion, this change in gait speed is overestimated and affected by the methods of one of the studies [2], included in Fig. 2 of the review [1]. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 9, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Marco Godi, Marica Giardini, Ilaria Arcolin, Stefano Corna Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE) in Patients with Shoulder Conditions. A Systematic Review
Musculoskeletal injuries (i.e. shoulder pain) is the third most commonly reported symptom. The development of the Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE) scale has presented clinicians and researchers with a more efficient approach in measuring function. Therefore, it is important to establish the reliability, validity and responsiveness properties of this scale, prior to its application in research and clinic. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 4, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Goris Nazari, Joy C. MacDermid, Pavlos Bobos, Rochelle Furtado Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Response to letter to the Editor re ‘Volume of water added to crushed ice affects the efficacy of cryotherapy: a randomised, single-blind, crossover trial’
We are pleased to receive the letter and appreciate the authors ’ interest in our study: ‘Volume of water added to crushed ice affects the efficacy of cryotherapy: a randomised, single-blind, crossover trial’ [1]. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 3, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Alessandro Haupenthal Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor re ‘Volume of water added to crushed ice affects the efficacy of cryotherapy: a randomised, single-blind, crossover trial’
In the article Volume of water added to crushed ice affects the efficacy of cryotherapy: a randomised, single-blind, crossover trial the authors discuss the importance of adding water to crushed ice bags in order to optimise the thermodynamic properties of water and deliver a clinically relevant reduction in skin temperature to the treated area [1]. The authors concluded that adding 500  ml of water to a bag of crushed ice, compared with 50 ml of added water or no added water, decreased its effectiveness for reducing skin surface temperature. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 3, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Susan Y. Kwiecien Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Is adding pelvic floor muscle training to an exercise intervention more effective at improving pain in patients with non-specific low back pain? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Pelvic floor muscles (PFM) contribute to optimal control of the lumbopelvic spine. PFM function appears altered in some people with nonspecific low back pain (LBP). (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 2, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: St éphanie Bernard, Evelyne Gentilcore-Saulnier, Hugo Massé-Alarie, Hélène Moffet Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Patients ’ perceptions of rehabilitation in the community following hip fracture surgery. A qualitative thematic synthesis
Hip fracture is one of the most common injuries in adults and can be a life changing experience for most. Many patients are ill-prepared for the changes in their normal daily activity that often occur in the following months after surgery. Community rehabilitation services vary, as management often focuses on acute over community services. This can impact on the patient ’s experience post hip fracture. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 18, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: J. Blackburn, G. Yeowell Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

First Point of Contact Physiotherapy; a qualitative study
This study explored stakeholder perceptions of patient awareness and understanding of FPCP to better inform FPCP implementation. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 18, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rob Goodwin, Fiona Moffatt, Paul Hendrick, Stephen Timmons, Neil Chadborn, Pip Logan Source Type: research

Effect of an abdominal hypopressive technique programme on pelvic floor muscle tone and urinary incontinence in women: a randomised crossover trial
To test the effect of a structured abdominal hypopressive technique (AHT) programme on pelvic floor muscle (PFM) tone and urinary incontinence (UI) in women. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 18, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: L. Soriano, C. Gonz ález-Millán, M.M. Álvarez Sáez, R. Curbelo, L. Carmona Source Type: research

Electromyographic biofeedback improves upper extremity function: a randomized, single-blinded, controlled trial
To examine the effects of a 6-week surface electromyographic biofeedback intervention on the re-learning of upper extremity motor function in subjects with paretic upper extremity after stroke. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cristina Lirio-Romero, Mar ía Torres-Lacomba, Antonio Gómez-Blanco, Alberto Acero-Cortés, Ana Retana-Garrido, Pedro de la Villa-Polo, Beatriz Sánchez-Sánchez Source Type: research

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Source: Physiotherapy - February 11, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Patient and family experience of physical rehabilitation on the intensive care unit: A qualitative exploration
To explore the experience of physical rehabilitation in the intensive care unit (ICU), from the perspective of patients and relatives. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 4, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Zoe van Willigen, Chantel Ostler, Debbie Thackray, Rebecca Cusack Source Type: research

Relevance of medical comorbidities for functional mobility in people with limb loss: retrospective explanatory models for a clinical walking measure and a patient-reported functional outcome
This study determined separate explanatory models for patient-reported function using the Prosthetic Evaluation Questionnaire Mobility Subscale (PEQ-MS), and performance-based 2-Minute Walk Test (2MWT). (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - January 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Christopher K. Wong, Stanford T. Chihuri, Elizabeth G. Santo, Ryan A. White Source Type: research

Experiences of Physiotherapy in Mental Health: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Barriers and Facilitators to Care
This study explored experiences of Physiotherapeutic care for those with co-morbid physical and mental health complaints to identify barriers and facilitators to care. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - January 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hemmings Laura, Andrew Soundy Source Type: research

Title: Relevance of medical comorbidities for functional mobility in people with limb loss: retrospective explanatory models for a clinical walking measure and a patient-reported functional outcome
This study determined separate explanatory models for patient-reported function using the Prosthetic Evaluation Questionnaire Mobility Subscale (PEQ-MS), and performance-based 2-Minute Walk Test (2MWT). (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - January 10, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Christopher K. Wong, Stanford T. Chihuri, Elizabeth G. Santo, Ryan A. White Source Type: research

Comparison of virtual reality rehabilitation and conventional rehabilitation in Parkinson ’s disease: a randomised controlled trial
To compare a 6-week virtual reality (VR) rehabilitation programme with a conventional rehabilitation programme in patients with Parkinson ’s disease. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - December 23, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: C. Pazzaglia, I. Imbimbo, E. Tranchita, C. Minganti, D. Ricciardi, R. Lo Monaco, A. Parisi, L. Padua Source Type: research

Pelvic floor muscle function in women with and without urinary incontinence: are strength and endurance the only relevant functions? a cross-sectional study
To investigate if pelvic floor muscle functions (PFMFs), besides strength and endurance, are associated with the occurrence of urinary incontinence (UI) in women, and to investigate which functions predict the occurrence of UI. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - December 19, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Gabriella Ferreira Vieira, Fernanda Saltiel, Ana Paula Gon çalves Miranda-Gazzola, Renata Noce Kirkwood, Elyonara Mello Figueiredo Source Type: research

Pelvic floor muscle functions in women with and without urinary incontinence: are strength and endurance the only relevant functions?
To investigate if pelvic floor muscle functions (PFMFs), besides strength and endurance, are associated with the occurrence of urinary incontinence (UI) in women, and to investigate which functions predict the occurrence of UI. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - December 19, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Gabriella Ferreira Vieira, Fernanda Saltiel, Ana Paula Gon çalves Miranda-Gazzola, Renata Noce Kirkwood, Elyonara Mello de Figueiredo Source Type: research

Early Rehabilitation Reduces the Likelihood of Developing Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Weakness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) is associated with significant impairments in body structure and function, activity limitation, and participation restriction. The etiology and management of ICUAW remain uncertain. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - December 18, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: David E. Anekwe, Sharmistha Biswas, Andr é Bussières, Jadranka Spahija Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Volume of water added to crushed ice affects the efficacy of cryotherapy: a randomised, single-blind, crossover trial
To compare the effects of different cryotherapeutic preparations. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Daniela de Est éfani, Caroline Ruschel, Inaihá Laureano Benincá, Daniela Pacheco dos Santos Haupenthal, Núbia Carelli Pereira de Avelar, Alessandro Haupenthal Source Type: research

‘Mind the gap’ — a scoping review of long term, physical, self-management in Parkinson’s
Parkinson ’s is a common progressive neurological condition characterised by impairments of movement and balance; and non-motor deficits. It is now accepted that physical activity is a fundamental for people with Parkinson’s (PwP), despite this PwP remain inactive. There is a social and financial drive to increase physical activity for PwP through physical self-management, however little is known about this concept. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - December 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sophia M. Hulbert, Victoria A. Goodwin Source Type: research

Construct validity of the 9-Hole Peg Test and Purdue Pegboard Test in people with mild to moderately severe Parkinson ’s disease
To evaluate the construct validity of two dexterity measures, the 9-Hole Peg Test (9HPT) and Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT) in people with Parkinson ’s disease (PD). (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - December 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Elizabeth L. Proud, Kimberly J. Miller, Belinda Bilney, Meg E. Morris, Jennifer L. McGinley Source Type: research

‘Mind the gap’ - A scoping review of long term, physical, self-management in Parkinson’s
Parkinson ’s is a common progressive neurological condition characterised by impairments of movement and balance; and non-motor deficits. It is now accepted that physical activity is a fundamental for people with Parkinson’s (PwP), despite this PwP remain inactive. There is a social and financial drive to increase physical activity for PwP through physical self-management, however little is known about this concept. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - December 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sophia M. Hulbert, Victoria A. Goodwin Source Type: research

Efficacy of kinesio taping in treatment of shoulder pain and disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Kinesio tape is an elastic therapeutic tape used for treating sports injuries and various other disorders. A systematic review and network meta-analysis approach was used to synthesise all related evidence on the clinical effectiveness of kinesio taping for the treatment of shoulder pain. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - December 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sherief Ghozy, Nguyen Minh Dung, Mostafa Ebraheem Morra, Sara Morsy, Ghadeer Gamal Elsayed, Linh Tran, Le Huu Nhat Minh, Alzhraa Salah Abbas, Tran Thai Huu Loc, Truong Hong Hieu, Truong Cong Dung, Nguyen Tien Huy Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Towards more homogenous and rigorous methods in sham-controlled dry needling trials: Two Delphi surveys
Sham-controlled trials of dry needling, a popular treatment for pain, use a range of methods and theoretical frameworks and most have high risk of bias. Critically, patient blinding is often unsuccessful and therapist blinding has not been attempted. The specific effects of dry needling on pain therefore remain unclear. Our objectives were to identify (1) important elements of active dry needling; (2) important elements of shams for dry needling. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - December 2, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Felicity A. Braithwaite, Julie L. Walters, G. Lorimer Moseley, Marie T. Williams, Maureen P. McEvoy Source Type: research

Demographic and geographical variability in physiotherapy provision following hip and knee replacement. An analysis from the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man
Total hip (THR) and knee replacement (TKR) are two of the most common elective orthopaedic procedures worldwide. Physiotherapy is core to the recovery of people following joint replacement. However, there remains uncertainty as to physiotherapy provision at a national level. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - November 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Toby O. Smith, Jack R. Dainty, Emma M. Clark, Michael R. Whitehouse, Andrew J. Price, Alex J. MacGregor Source Type: research

Effectiveness of spinal manipulation and myofascial release compared with spinal manipulation alone on health-related outcomes in individuals with non-specific low back pain: randomized controlled trial
To investigate the effectiveness of spinal manipulation combined with myofascial release compared with spinal manipulation alone, in individuals with chronic non-specific low back pain (CNLBP). (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - November 18, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Taise Angeli Boff, Fernanda Pasinato, Ângela Jornada Ben, Judith E. Bosmans, Maurits van Tulder, Rodrigo Luiz Carregaro Source Type: research

Scoping reviews
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are important studies that can help avoid research waste by synthesising existing evidence, from randomised controlled trials for example, before embarking on new and expensive studies [1]. However many systematic reviews fail to identify sufficient high quality studies to include and therefore effectiveness of an intervention cannot be established. These are often conducted in areas where a condition is prevalent. Systematic reviews with and without meta-analyses are published in most issues of Physiotherapy (e.g. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - November 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: M.C. Harms, V.A. Goodwin Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Physiotherapy - November 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research