Perceptions and work-readiness of Australian physiotherapists in cancer care: a national evaluation
This study described perceptions of Australian physiotherapists. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 26, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: A.M. Dennett, A. Rowe, J. Mortimer, C. Gordon, S. Glagovski, C.R. Osadnik Source Type: research

Development of a single-session physiotherapy and self-management intervention for the treatment of primary traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation for the ‘Acute Rehabilitation following Traumatic anterior shoulder dISlocAtioN (ARTISAN)’ multi centre RCT
Optimum physiotherapy management for people with a conservatively managed primary traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation is not known. The purpose of the ARTISAN trial is to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a course of usual care physiotherapy with a single session of physiotherapy and self-management, the ARTISAN intervention. ARTISAN is a UK multi-centre, two-arm, parallel group, randomised controlled trial with 1:1 treatment allocation. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 16, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: ZiHeng Liew, Bruno Mazuquin, David R. Ellard, Eleni Karasouli, Stephen Drew, Chetan Modi, Howard Bush, Martin Underwood, Rebecca S. Kearney Tags: Expert article Source Type: research

Development and internal validation of prognostic models for recovery in patients with non-specific neck pain presenting in primary care
Development and internal validation of prognostic models for post-treatment and 1-year recovery in patients with neck pain in primary care. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 11, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Roel W. Wingberm ühle, Alessandro Chiarotto, Emiel van Trijffel, Bart Koes, Arianne P. Verhagen, Martijn W. Heymans Source Type: research

Physiotherapists ’ perceptions of how patient adherence and non-adherence to recommended exercise for musculoskeletal conditions affects their practice: a qualitative study
The aim of this study was to explore physiotherapists ’ perceptions of how patients’ adherence and non-adherence to recommended exercise affects their practice. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 10, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jonathan Room, Mary Boulton, Helen Dawes, Kirsty Archer, Karen Barker Source Type: research

Pilates improves physical performance and decreases risk of falls in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in older adults. Physical exercise is a suitable strategy to reduce the risk of falls, but there is little research on the effectiveness of specific exercise modalities. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 6, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rub én Fernández-Rodríguez, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Asunción Ferri-Morales, Ana Torres-Costoso, Diana P. Pozuelo-Carrascosa, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Neurophysiological changes accompanying reduction in upper limb motor impairments in response to exercise-based virtual rehabilitation after stroke: systematic review
Virtual reality-augmented therapist-delivered exercise-based training has promise for enhancing upper limb motor recovery after stroke. However, the neurophysiological mechanisms are unclear. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 6, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fiona Ellis, Niamh C. Kennedy, Nicola J. Hancock, Valerie M. Pomeroy Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Adherence is a key factor for interpreting the results of exercise interventions: A debate article
This article will discuss the importance of measuring and reporting adherence to exercise interventions that are designed to improve targeted health outcomes. Additionally, we will propose and describe a universal method to measure and report adherence to exercise interventions. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 4, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Taniya S. Nagpal, Michelle F. Mottola, Ruben Barakat, Harry Prapavessis Tags: Debate Article Source Type: research

Using ultrasound imaging to assess novice physiotherapy students ’ ability to locate musculoskeletal structures using palpation
Use ultrasound imaging to assess success rates of novice physiotherapy students attempting to locate two tendons and two joint spaces using palpation. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 25, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nathaly Gaudreault, Karina Lebel, Sonia B édard, Frédériqu Daigle, Gabriel Venne, Frédéric Balg Source Type: research

The demand for rehabilitation following COVID-19: A call to service providers
The COVID-19 pandemic has largely and rightly focussed on the acute needs of the population, however; as infection rates continue to fall the need for rehabilitation services continue to rise. Initially it was expected that people hospitalised with COVID-19, particularly those treated in intensive care and high dependency units would require rehabilitation to return to their usual activities but it has become clear that there is a demand for rehabilitation for those hospitalised and non-hospitalised-following infection [1,2]. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 23, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Enya Daynes, Charlotte Gerlis, Sally J. Singh Source Type: research

This is the day your life must surely change
Behavioural change is the modification or transformation of behaviour. Health behaviour has been defined as, ‘any activity undertaken for the purpose of preventing or detecting disease or for improving health and wellbeing’ (Bennell et al., 2019 [1]). For a smoker it is acting on the decision to stop or reduce the number of cigarettes smoked, for someone with a higher than ideal body mass index, it is acting to reduce weight and for someone who isn’t achieving ideal levels of exercise (Briggs et al., 2020 [2]) it is the decision and action to increase metabolic activity. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 21, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jeremy Lewis, Colette Ridehalgh, Ann Moore, Kevin Hall Tags: Debate Article Source Type: research

Rocktape provides no benefit over sham taping in people with knee osteoarthritis who are completing an exercise program: a randomised trial
To investigate if Rocktape combined with exercise is more effective than exercise and sham taping in patients with knee osteoarthritis. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 17, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kim L. McManus, Lara A. Kimmel, Anne E. Holland Source Type: research

User perspectives on the design and setup of lower limb mirror therapy equipment after stroke: a technical report
To co-design lower limb mirror therapy (MT) equipment and setup by working directly with stroke survivors and physiotherapists. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 12, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sarah Bajuaifer, Michael J. Grey, Nicola Hancock, Valerie M. Pomeroy Source Type: research

Alternative physical treatments for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in surgical patients: a systematic review
This article presents a systematic literature review of alternative physical treatments for VTE prophylaxis, focusing on surgical and trauma patients. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 11, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Juan Enrique Berner, Luke Geoghegan, Ioannis Kyriazidis, Jagdeep Nanchahal, Abhilash Jain Source Type: research

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Source: Physiotherapy - May 5, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Therapeutic exercise to improve pelvic floor muscle function in a female sporting population: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Despite the high prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) among women who participate in sports, and the efforts made to affect these pathologies through pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training, its effects on PFM function remain unclear. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - April 29, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Natalia Romero-Franco, Jes ús Molina-Mula, Elisa Bosch-Donate, Arturo Casado Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Aerobic, resistance and combined exercise training for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the effect of aerobic, resistance and combined exercise training in patients with ALS. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - April 27, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Masoud Rahmati, Fatemeh Malakoutinia Source Type: research

Effects of Neurodynamic Interventions on Pain Sensitivity and Function in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Clinical Trial
To assess the effects of adding a neurodynamic intervention into a multimodal management approach in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) with upper extremity pain symptoms. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - April 21, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Juan de Dios P érez-Bruzón, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Joshua A. Cleland, Gustavo Plaza-Manzano, Ricardo Ortega-Santiago Source Type: research

Inappropriate pelvic floor muscle activation during forced exhalation and coughing in elderly female inpatients with urinary incontinence
Reduced pelvic floor muscle (PFM) contraction strength is a common condition in elderly female patients with urinary incontinence (UI). However, little data exist to demonstrate the importance of appropriate PFM activation during exhaling and coughing. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - April 20, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Helena Talasz, Markus Kofler, Romana Mariacher, Monika Lechleitner Source Type: research

Reframing how we care for people with persistent non-traumatic musculoskeletal pain. Suggestions for the rehabilitation community
There have been repeated calls to re-evaluate how clinicians provide care for people presenting with persistent non-traumatic musculoskeletal conditions. One suggestion is to move away from the ‘we can fix and cure you’ model to adopting an approach that is more consistent with approaches used when managing other persistent non-communicable diseases; education, advice, a major focus on self-management including lifestyle behavioural change, physical activity and medications as required . Currently the global delivery of musculoskeletal care has many of the elements of a ‘super wicked problem’, namel...
Source: Physiotherapy - April 20, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jeremy S. Lewis, Emma K. Stokes, Boris Gojanovic, Pamela Gellatly, Chidozie Mbada, Saurab Sharma, Ina Diener, Peter O ’Sullivan Tags: Debate Article Source Type: research

Minimal Clinically Important Difference of the Four Square Step Test in people with Degenerative Spinal Conditions
To identify the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) in the Four Square Step Test (FSST) for patients with degenerative spinal conditions before and after a six-week group-based physiotherapy programme. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - April 17, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Martha Batting, Erin Hannink, Karen Barker Source Type: research

Development of entrustable professional activities for a physiotherapy undergraduate program in Singapore
The concept of entrustable professional activities (EPAs) as an assessment framework is new to undergraduate physiotherapy training in Singapore. The physiotherapy community was tasked to develop EPAs to reflect the core professional activities of an entry-level physiotherapist for its undergraduate programme. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - April 7, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rahizan Zainuldin, Tan Hai Yang Source Type: research

Effects of low-level and high-intensity laser therapy as adjunctive to rehabilitation exercise on pain, stiffness and function in knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
When treating knee osteoarthritis (KOA), rehabilitation exercise is often combined with low-level (LLLT) or high-intensity laser therapy (HILT). However, the effectiveness of these combinations is still uncertain. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 26, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mohd Azzuan Ahmad, Mohamad Shariff A. Hamid, Ashril Yusof Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Obesity Bias and Stigma, Attitudes and Beliefs among Entry-level Physiotherapy Students in the Republic of Ireland: A Cross Sectional Study
To explore entry-level physiotherapy students ’ attitudes and beliefs relating to weight bias and stigmatisation in healthcare. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 25, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: G. O ’Donoghue, S. McMahon, A. Holt, M. Nedai, T. Tybo, C.L. Peiris Source Type: research

The role of self-efficacy and catastrophizing in explaining improvements in disability, pain and fatigue among patients with chronic widespread pain treated with physiotherapy: An exploratory analysis
This study therefore aimed to establish whether changes in cognitive factors were related to changes in pain, disability and fatigue among patients treated in a physiotherapy-led symptom management programme. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 23, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Dave P. Thompson, Deborah Antcliff, Steve R Woby Source Type: research

A human factors analysis of missed mobilisation after discharge from intensive care: A competition for care?
Patients discharged to the ward from an intensive care unit (ICU) commonly experience a reduction in mobility but few mobility interventions. Barriers and facilitators for mobilisation on acute wards after discharge from an ICU were explored. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 23, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: O.D. Gustafson, S. Vollam, L. Morgan, P. Watkinson Source Type: research

Rehabilitation after arthroscopic Bankart repair: A systematic scoping review identifying important evidence gaps
Evidence to develop best rehabilitation practices after Arthroscopic Bankart Repair (ABR) is lacking leading to heterogeneity in rehabilitation approaches. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 23, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Willem McIsaac, Amaan Lalani, Anelise Silveira, Judy Chepeha, Charlene Luciak-Corea, Lauren Beaupre Source Type: research

An evaluation of the measurement properties of the Olerud Molander Ankle Score in adults with an ankle fracture
The aim of this study is to evaluate the measurement properties of the Olerud Molander Ankle Score in adults with an ankle fracture. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 23, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rebecca McKeown, Helen Parsons, David R. Ellard, Rebecca S. Kearney Source Type: research

Prolonged heart rate recovery time after 6-minute walk test is an independent risk factor for cardiac events in heart failure: a prospective cohort study
To determine whether the time for peak exercise heart rate to return to resting heart rate after the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) can predict cardiac events in patients with heart failure (HF) within 2 years. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 22, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: G.N. Andrade, T. Rodrigues, J.Y. Takada, L.M. Braga, I.I.K. Umeda, J.A. Nascimento, H.G. Pereira-Filho, C.J. Grupi, V.M.C. Salemi, W. Jacob-Filho, L.P. Cahalin, A.P. Mansur, E.A. Bocchi, N.K. Nakagawa Source Type: research

A demand –capacity mismatch between rehabilitation need and service provision as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Early clinical observations from a large teaching hospital in London
In this short report the authors characterise inpatient bed occupancy and predicted rehabilitation need of patients cared for in two acute hospitals of a large London NHS Trust during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, including 394 people with confirmed COVID-19. Data were captured on a single day (17th April 2020) from the two Trust hospitals to inform discharge planning in line with national COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Service policy guidance. Our data suggests that the proportion of COVID-19 patients predicted to require rehabilitation upon hospital discharge may be greater than the estimates described in the nat...
Source: Physiotherapy - March 20, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vassilios Tahtis, Nicky Wilson, Frankie Northfield, Donna Cook, Kate Gregory, Charles C. Reilly Tags: Short communication Source Type: research

Unanticipated demand of Physiotherapist-Deployed Airway Clearance during the COVID-19 Surge 2020 a single centre report
Bronchial secretion management was not an anticipated clinical problem in patients intubated and ventilated with COVID-19. Yet 63 (62%) of our intubated and ventilated patients demonstrated a moderate or greater sputum load, as recorded by physiotherapists on 5 or more days of the patient's ICU stay. The efficacy of airway clearance in these patients was further compounded by ineffective or absent cough and increased secretion tenacity, dramatically increasing the workload of critical care physiotherapists. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 20, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Claire Black, Roman Klapaukh, Alison Gordon, Francesca Scott, Nina Holden Source Type: research

A demand —capacity mismatch between rehabilitation need and service provision as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Early clinical observations from a large teaching hospital in London
In this short report the authors characterise inpatient bed occupancy and predicted rehabilitation need of patients cared for in two acute hospitals of a large London NHS Trust during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, including 394 people with confirmed COVID-19. Data were captured on a single day (17th April 2020) from the two Trust hospitals to inform discharge planning in line with national COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Service policy guidance. Our data suggests that the proportion of COVID-19 patients predicted to require rehabilitation upon hospital discharge may be greater than the estimates described in the nat...
Source: Physiotherapy - March 20, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vassilios Tahtis, Nicky Wilson, Frankie Northfield, Donna Cook, Kate Gregory, Charles C. Reilly Tags: Short communication Source Type: research

The effect of spinal manipulative therapy on pain relief and function in patients with chronic low back pain: An individual participant data meta-analysis
A 2019 review concluded that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) results in similar benefit compared to other interventions for chronic low back pain (LBP). Compared to traditional aggregate analyses individual participant data (IPD) meta-analyses allows for a more precise estimate of the treatment effect. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 17, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Annemarie de Zoete, Sidney M. Rubinstein, Michiel R. de Boer, Raymond Ostelo, Martin Underwood, Jill A. Hayden, Laurien M. Buffart, Maurits W. van Tulder, International IPD-SMT group Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Accreditation of Advanced Clinical Practice of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in England: a qualitative two-phase study to inform implementation
To establish whether international musculoskeletal physiotherapy educational standards and associated governance framework align with advanced clinical practice (ACP) frameworks in England; and to evaluate physiotherapy stakeholders ’ perceptions about potential accreditation and governance of ACP for musculoskeletal physiotherapists. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 17, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tim Noblet, Nicola R. Heneghan, Jacqueline Hindle, Alison Rushton Source Type: research

“The prevalence of serious pathology in musculoskeletal physiotherapy patients – a nationwide register-based cohort study”
Musculoskeletal conditions are the single largest contributor to years lived with disability worldwide. Most musculoskeletal conditions can be managed in primary care, but for a small proportion of these patients the symptoms are caused by serious pathology. Although the general practitioner usually performs initial screening for serious pathology, evaluation and treatment by physiotherapists are often part of the treatment pathway. It is however unclear, how many patients in primary care physiotherapy have symptoms caused by serious pathology. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 13, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cecilie Rud Budtz, Rikke Pilegaard Hansen, Janus Nikolaj Laust Thomsen, David H øyrup Christiansen Source Type: research

Treatment targets of exercise for persistent non-specific low back pain: a consensus study
This study aimed to generate consensus about the key treatment targets of exercise interventions for patients with NSLBP. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 12, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: L. Wood, A. Bishop, M. Lewis, R.J.E.M Smeets, G. Bronfort, J.A. Hayden, N.E. Foster Source Type: research

Comprehensive reporting of pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence: CERT-PFMT
To produce a pelvic floor muscle training variation of the Consensus on Exercise Reporting Template (CERT-PFMT). (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 6, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Susan C. Slade, Meg E. Morris, Helena Frawley, Jean Hay-Smith Source Type: research

Development of stratified normative data and reference equations for the timed up and down stairs test for healthy children 6 –14 years of age
To generate normative data on healthy children aged 6 –14 years for the timed up and down stairs (TUDS) test, and to provide reference equations. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 6, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tamara del Corral, Jorge Vivas-Mateos, Mar ía Castillo-Pelaz, Sandra Aguilar-Zafra, Ibai López-de-Uralde-Villanueva Source Type: research

Choosing Wisely Brazil: top 5 low-value practices that should be avoided in musculoskeletal physical therapy
Background The Choosing Wisely initiative aims to promote discussions among healthcare professionals and patients about low-value, or potentially harmful, health practices. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - March 6, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: F.J.J. Reis, N. Meziat-Filho, R.J. Soares, L.C. Correia Source Type: research

Rehabilitation to enable recovery from COVID-19: a rapid systematic review
To establish the evidence for rehabilitation interventions tested in populations of patients admitted to ICU and critical care with severe respiratory illness, and consider whether the evidence is generalizable to patients with COVID-19. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 23, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Victoria A. Goodwin, Louise Allan, Alison Bethel, Alison Cowley, Jane L. Cross, Jo Day, Avril Drummond, Abi J. Hall, Martin Howard, Naomi Morley, Jo Thompson Coon, Sarah E. Lamb Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Out-patient physiotherapy service delivery post COVID-19: opportunity for a re-set and a new normal?
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Source: Physiotherapy - February 18, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Gillian Rawlinson, Louise Connell Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Women with diastasis recti abdominis might have weaker abdominal muscles and more abdominal pain, but no higher prevalence of pelvic floor disorders, low back and pelvic girdle pain than women without diastasis recti abdominis
To investigate whether women with diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) have weaker abdominal muscles and higher prevalence of pelvic floor disorders (PFD), low back, pelvic girdle and abdominal pain than women without DRA. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 12, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sandra Gluppe, Marie Ellstr öm Engh, Bø Kari Source Type: research

Measuring step count: why it is important not to assume measures are reliable
We are grateful for the interest in our short report [1] and pleased to hear that the report has added a useful contribution to research in this field. Thank you for these comments and the points raised. We have been transparent in our report that this study was conducted within available time and resources and the sample size and number of devices reflects this approach. We are aware there are differing views regarding analyses and, with such fast moving technology, an ever increasing and changing variety of tools to measure step count and physical activity. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 8, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: C.J. Minns Lowe, C. Isaac, P. Kelly, K.L. Barker Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Measuring step count: why it is important not to assume measures are reliable
I read the recent article with great interest entitled “Measuring step count: why it is important not to assume measures are reliable” by Minns Lowe et al [1]. The authors of the study purposed to demonstrate the validity and reliability of pedometer software Apps versus the previously investigated spring lever and piezoelectric pedometers. In order to count the step, two different smartphone applications (Walk Star and Accupedo) on two different devices (iPhone 5 portable media player and Samsung S3 mini) were preferred. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 7, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fatih Özden Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

List of Reviewers, 2020
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Source: Physiotherapy - February 6, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

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Influence of commissioning arrangements on implementing and sustaining a complex healthcare intervention (ESCAPE-pain) for osteoarthritis: a qualitative case study
This study explored the perspectives of physiotherapists on the influence of commissioning arrangements on the implementation and sustainability of a group rehabilitation programme for osteoarthritis (ESCAPE-pain). (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 1, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Andrew Walker, Annette Boaz, Michael V. Hurley Source Type: research

Advanced Practice in Physiotherapy: A Global Survey
Advanced practice in physiotherapy represents a development in the practice of physiotherapy and has developed in different ways around the world. There is growing evidence to support advanced physiotherapy practice. In May 2019, the member organisations adopted the first World Physiotherapy policy on advanced practice in physiotherapy. However, to date, there is no evidence on the nature and extent of this practice globally. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 1, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Andrews K. Tawiah, Fran çois Desmeules, Marguerite Wieler, Laura Finucane, Jeremy Lewis, Linda J. Woodhouse, Emma Stokes Source Type: research

Current practice and barriers to ICU-acquired weakness assessment: a cross-sectional survey
Intensive-care-unit-acquired weakness (ICU-AW) not only leads to difficulty weaning off mechanical ventilation, prolonged hospital stay and increased medical costs, but also reduces the patient ’s quality of life after discharge and increases the 1-year mortality rate. Early identification and intervention can improve the prognosis of critically ill patients. However, much remains unknown about current clinical practice for ICU-AW assessment by ICU staff in China. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - January 22, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Yuchen Wu, Zhigang Zhang, Biantong Jiang, Guoqiang Wang, Huaping Wei, Bin Li, Xiping Shen, Caiyun Zhang Source Type: research

Economic Evaluation of Patient Direct Access to NHS Physiotherapy Services
Our aim was to undertake an economic evaluation of patient direct access to physiotherapy in the UK NHS by comparing the number of patients treated, waiting time, cost and health gain from a direct access pathway versus traditional GP-referral to NHS physiotherapy. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - January 8, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Miaoqing Yang, Annette Bishop, Jon Sussex, Martin Roland, Sue Jowett, Ed Wilson Source Type: research

Is there a relationship between sagittal cervical spine mobility and generalised joint hypermobility? A cross-sectional study of 1000 healthy Australians
The primary aim was to determine the association between sagittal cervical mobility and the presence and extent of GJH across the lifespan. Secondary aims were to determine which features explain variability in cervical range of motion (CROM) and to establish the sagittal cervical hypermobile range in both genders across the lifespan. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - January 2, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Leslie L. Nicholson, Marnee J. McKay, Jennifer N. Baldwin, Joshua Burns, Winky Cheung, Sally Yip, Cliffton Chan Source Type: research