Do therapist effects determine outcome in patients with shoulder pain in a primary care physiotherapy setting?
To explore whether a therapist effect exists in physiotherapists treating patients with shoulder pain and to identify if personality traits of the physiotherapist influences patients outcome. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - August 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Margit K. Kooijman, Elisah M. Buining, Ilse C.S. Swinkels, Bart W. Koes, Cindy Veenhof Source Type: research

Stroke survivors ’ recommendations for the visual representation of movement analysis measures: a technical report
Stroke survivors do not have routine access to objective feedback on their movement performance. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - August 10, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kathleen Lane, Elizabeth Chandler, David Payne, Valerie M. Pomeroy Tags: Technical Report Source Type: research

Minimal important difference for London Chest Activity of Daily Living scale in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
To determine the minimal important difference (MID) for the London Chest Activity of Daily Living scale (LCADL) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), focusing on the percentage of the total score (LCADL%total), using an anchor-based method in addition to distribution-based methods. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - August 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Aline Almeida Gulart, Cintia Laura Pereira de Araujo, Anelise Bauer Munari, B árbara Ferreira Schneider, Pedro Dal Lago, Anamaria Fleig Mayer Source Type: research

Sociocultural factors influencing physiotherapy management in culturally and linguistically diverse people with persistent pain: A scoping review
People with persistent pain from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities experience significant health inequities. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - August 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Koji Yoshikawa, Bernadette Brady, Meredith A. Perry, Hemakumar Devan Source Type: research

Shoulder Pain after Recent Stroke (SPARS): Hemiplegic shoulder pain incidence within 72 hours post-stroke and 8-10 week follow-up (NCT 02574000)
This study aimed to identify very early incidence of hemiplegic shoulder pain within 72  hours (HSP), how clinical assessment was related to pain at 8-10 week follow-up and explore current standard therapy/management. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - August 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Martine Nadler, Mathilde Pauls, Gillian Cluckie, Barry Moynihan, Anthony C. Pereira Source Type: research

Precision Health: A Primer for Physiotherapists
Health care provision is changing, and so is the information we use to guide decisions related to patient care. Increasingly, we will need to deal with genetics and ‘big data’ in the context of clinical practice. Indeed, commercial packages for consumer genetic testing are already widely available, and devices enabling self-monitoring of health are in daily use by many of our patients. “Precision health” (distinct from “precision medicine”) provides a model, which allows us to bring our genome together with our external environment (lifestyles, societal influences etc.) and eventually, o...
Source: Physiotherapy - August 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cameron Dickson, Elina Hypp önen Tags: Debate Article Source Type: research

Exercise as a treatment for sarcopenia: An umbrella review of systematic review evidence
Sarcopenia is a progressive and generalised skeletal muscle disorder, and a powerful predictor of adverse health outcomes. Exercise is a widely recommended treatment but consensus about the best approach is lacking. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - August 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sarah A. Moore, Nina Hrisos, Linda Errington, Lynn Rochester, Helen Rodgers, Miles Witham, Avan A. Sayer Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

A qualitative study of the dementia-care experiences and educational needs of physiotherapists in the Republic of Ireland
This study aimed to explore physiotherapists ’ experiences of dementia care and sought to identify their dementia-specific educational needs. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - August 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tony Foley, Cormac Sheehan, Aisling A. Jennings, Trish O ’Sullivan Source Type: research

Effects of land- and water-based exercise programmes on postural balance in individuals with COPD: additional results from a randomised clinical trial
To investigate the effects of water-based exercise training on postural balance in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and compare the effects of two similar protocols of land- and water-based exercise programmes on postural balance in this population. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - August 6, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Larissa A. de Castro, Josiane M. Felcar, D ébora R. de Carvalho, Laís S. Vidotto, Rubens A. da Silva, Fabio Pitta, Vanessa S. Probst Source Type: research

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Source: Physiotherapy - August 3, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Exercise interventions are delayed in critically ill patients: an historical cohort study in an Australian tertiary intensive care unit
This study aims to (i) describe the time to exercise commencement (sitting and upright activities) relative to ICU admission and relative to achievement of initial neurological, respiratory and cardiovascular stability; (ii) examine factors associated with whether sitting and upright activities occurred in ICU; and (iii) examine factors associated with time taken to commence these activities after stability has been achieved. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 31, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Marc R. Nickels, Leanne M. Aitken, James Walsham, Lisa J. Crampton, Adrian G. Barnett, Steven M. McPhail Source Type: research

Identifying Priorities for Physiotherapy Research in the UK: the James Lind Alliance Physiotherapy Priority Setting Partnership
To identify unanswered questions for physiotherapy research and help set and prioritise the top 10 generic research priorities for the UK physiotherapy profession; updating previous clinical condition- specific priorities to include patient and carer perspectives, and reflect changes in physiotherapy practice, service provision and new technologies. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 29, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Gabrielle Rankin, Rachael Summers, Katherine Cowan, Karen Barker, Kate Button, Sean Paul Carroll, Billy Fashanu, Fidelma Moran, Brenda O ’Neill, Ruth ten Hove, Jackie Waterfield, Sarah Westwater-Wood, Ian Wellwood, on behalf of the James Lind Alliance ( Source Type: research

Response to letter to the editor re ‘Physiotherapist administered, non-invasive ventilation to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications in high-risk patients following elective upper abdominal surgery; a before-and-after cohort implementation study’
Abbreviations: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV); chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); partial pressure arterial oxygen (PaO2); partial pressure arterial carbon diaoxide (PaCO2); pulse oximetry (SpO2); continous positive airway pressure (CPAP); bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP); inspiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP); expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP); centimetres of water (cmH2O); postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ianthe Boden Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Physiotherapy for primary frozen shoulder in secondary care: Developing and implementing stand-alone and post-operative protocols for UK FROST and inferences for wider practice
The United Kingdom Frozen Shoulder Trial (UK FROST) compares stand-alone physiotherapy and two operative procedures, both with post-operative rehabilitation, for primary frozen shoulder in secondary care. We developed physiotherapy protocols for UK FROST, incorporating best evidence but recognizing uncertainty and allowing flexibility. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 19, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: N.C.A. Hanchard, L. Goodchild, S.D. Brealey, S.E. Lamb, A. Rangan Source Type: research

Immediate effects of cervical mobilisations on neck muscle activity during active neck movements in patients with non-specific neck pain. A double blind placebo controlled trial
cervical mobilisations are used to treat people with neck pain but their mechanisms of action are unclear. One theorised reason for induced analgesia is effect on neck muscle activity. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 12, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ion Lascurain-Aguirrebe ña, Di J. Newham, Xabat Casado-Zumeta, Aitana Lertxundi, Duncan J. Critchley Source Type: research

Development and implementation of the physiotherapy-led exercise interventions for the treatment of rotator cuff disorders for the ‘Getting it Right: Addressing Shoulder Pain’ (GRASP) trial
The Getting it Right: Addressing Shoulder Pain (GRASP) trial is a large-scale, multicentre, 2  × 2 factorial randomised controlled trial investigating clinical and cost-effectiveness of a progressive exercise programme versus best-practice advice, with or without corticosteroid injection, for treating people with rotator cuff disorders. Here we describe the development, implementation a nd details of the physiotherapy-led interventions. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: David J Keene, Hessam Soutakbar, Sally Hopewell, Peter Heine, Anju Jaggi, Christopher Littlewood, Zara Hansen, Karen Barker, Willie Hamilton, Andrew J. Carr, Sarah E. Lamb Source Type: research

Effects of joint mobilisation on clinical manifestations of sympathetic nervous system activity: a systematic review and meta-analysis
A potential mechanism of action of manual therapy is the activation of a sympathetic-excitatory response. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 6, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Marcos J. Navarro-Santana, Guido F. G ómez-Chiguano, Mihai D. Somkereki, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Joshua A. Cleland, Gustavo Plaza-Manzano Tags: Review Source Type: research

The oxygen cost of rehabilitation interventions in mechanically ventilated patients
Early rehabilitation is assumed to be a crucial intervention to facilitate weaning from mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients and to limit their long-term functional dependence. However, little is known about the physiological load imposed on patients during such interventions. Without the ability to quantify the exercise intensity of rehabilitation interventions it is impossible to establish a clear separation between usual care and intervention groups in randomised controlled trials. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Claire Black, Micheal Grocott, Mervyn Singer Tags: < ![CDATA[Expert article]] > Source Type: research

The effectiveness of graded motor imagery for reducing phantom limb pain in amputees: A randomised controlled trial
To investigate whether graded motor imagery (GMI) is effective for reducing phantom limb pain (PLP) in people who have undergone limb amputations. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Katleho Limakatso, Victoria J. Madden, Shamila Manie, Romy Parker Source Type: research

The effect of five isometric exercises on glenohumeral translations in healthy subjects and patients with the hypermobility type of the ehlers-danlos syndrome (heds) or hypermobility spectrum disorder (hsd) with multidirectional shoulder instability
To examine whether patients, diagnosed with the hypermobility type of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) or Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD), with multidirectional shoulder instability (MDI) have increased humeral head translations compared to healthy controls and to describe the direction of the humeral translations during five exercises. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Valentien Spanhove, Inge De Wandele, Kj ær Birgitte Hougs, Fransiska Malfait, Fran Vanderstukken, Ann Cools Source Type: research

The feasibility of increasing physical activity in care home residents: Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH) programme
Maintaining physical activity for older residents in care homes maximises their physical and mental health and wellbeing, independence, dignity and quality of life. Unfortunately, most residents do not participate in regular physical activity. Active Residents in Care Homes, ARCH, was designed to increase physical activity by facilitating whole-system change in a care home. We evaluated whether ARCH can be delivered, its effects on resident ’s physical activity, wellbeing and costs. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 26, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Michael V. Hurley, Julia Wood, Raymond Smith, Robert Grant, Jake Jordan, Heather Gage, Leizl Anderson, Bernadette Kennedy, Fiona Jones Source Type: research

Telerehabilitation is non-inferior to usual care following total hip replacement – A randomized controlled non-inferiority trial
Determine if outpatient physiotherapy care via telerehabilitation is as effective as in-person physiotherapy care after total hip replacement. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 25, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: M. Nelson, M. Bourke, K. Crossley, T. Russell Source Type: research

Development of a functional rehabilitation intervention for post knee arthroplasty patients: Community based Rehabilitation post Knee Arthroplasty (CORKA) trial
Knee osteoarthritis is a common cause of disability in older people and knee arthroplasty surgery in the UK is increasing. The CORKA trial is a randomised controlled trial of rehabilitation targeted at patients identified as being at risk of a poor outcome after knee arthroplasty. This paper describes the development and delivery of the CORKA intervention. It was informed by current evidence, relevant guidelines, expert and patient opinion, practical considerations and a pilot study. The intervention is a multicomponent rehabilitation programme with the main component being an exercise programme delivered to participants i...
Source: Physiotherapy - June 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: J. Room, M. Batting, K.L. Barker Source Type: research

Low-level laser therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome: systematic review and network meta-analysis
Splinting is recommended by various organisations as a non-surgical first-line treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), despite the limited evidence supporting its effectiveness. Previous studies on the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) have reported mixed results, and this systematic review aimed to resolve this controversy. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: W.K.W. Cheung, I.X.Y. Wu, R.W.S. Sit, R.S.T. Ho, C.H.L. Wong, S.Y.S. Wong, V.C.H. Chung Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Enhancing the assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness using field tests
To establish normative values and reference equations of the 6-minute walk test (6MWT), incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) and unsupported upper limb exercise test (UULEX) for Portuguese adults. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: A. Marques, P. Rebelo, C. Paix ão, S. Almeida, C. Jácome, J. Cruz, A. Oliveira Source Type: research

Experiences of venue based exercise interventions for people with stroke in the UK: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative research
The physical benefits of exercise following stroke are research evidenced and the UK stroke population is increasingly encouraged to engage with exercise interventions. A synthesis of qualitative research is required to further understand the perceived experience and psychosocial effect of exercise for people with stroke. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 14, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rachel E Young, David Broom, Karen Sage, Kay Crossland, Christine Smith Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Effectiveness Of Expiratory Muscle Strength Training On Expiratory Strength, Pulmonary Function And Cough In The Adult Population: A Systematic Review
Respiratory muscle strength declines in certain disease states, leading to impaired cough, reduced airway clearance and an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia. Respiratory muscle training may therefore reduce this risk. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 13, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lucy Templeman, Fiona Roberts Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Physiotherapist-administered non-invasive ventilation to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications
We read the recent article by Lockstone et al. [1] with great interest. They found that physiotherapist-administered non-invasive ventilation (NIV) was able to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing upper abdominal surgery. We wish to congratulate the authors for their intriguing concept and work, but feel that a few critical points need to be addressed. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 5, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: A.M. Esquinas, H.M.R. Karim Source Type: research

Evaluation instruments for physical therapy using virtual reality in stroke patients: a systematic review
Physiotherapeutic rehabilitation is essential to improve functional mobility, muscular strength, balance and quality of life of stroke patients, but conventional techniques using repeated physical activities can soon become monotonous. The use of virtual reality (VR) in rehabilitation offers a possible alternative to the traditional methods of promoting improvements in muscle strength and balance. However, there is not yet consensus about which instruments should be used to assess the effectiveness of VR in stroke rehabilitation. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 5, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fernanda Ara újo Felipe, Fernanda Oliveira de Carvalho, Érika Ramos Silva, Nayara Gomes Lima Santos, Patrícia Almeida Fontes, Akeline Santos de Almeida, Diogo Costa Garção, Paula Santos Nunes, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araújo Source Type: research

Physiotherapy management of greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS): an international survey of current physiotherapy practice
This study aimed to establish and compare current physiotherapy management of GTPS in Australia, New Zealand (NZ) and Ireland. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 2, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: H.P. French, S. Woodley, A. Fearon, L. O ’Connor, A. Grimaldi Source Type: research

Outcomes of Physical Activity for People Living with Dementia: Qualitative Study to Inform a Core Outcome Set
The need for a Core Outcome Set to evaluate physical activity interventions for people living with dementia, across stages of disease and intervention settings has been established. This qualitative study precedes the consensus phase of developing this Core Outcome Set and aims to: (i) compare the outcomes identified by patients, carers and professionals to those previously reported in the literature; (ii) and understand “why” certain outcomes are considered important. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - June 2, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ana-Carolina Gon çalves, Alda Marques, Dinesh Samuel, Sara Demain Source Type: research

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Source: Physiotherapy - May 12, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Retraction notice to "Knowledge, experience and training needs of health and social care professionals in assistive technology, ADAPT project" Physiotherapy, Volume 105, Supplement 1, January 2019, Page e198
This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal (https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal). (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 7, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: K. Saunders, M. Sakel, M. Biswash, T. Bhugobaun Tags: Retraction notice Source Type: research

The effect of exercise on high-level mobility in individuals with neurodegenerative disease: a systematic literature review
To investigate the effect of exercise on high-level mobility (i.e. mobility more advanced than independent level walking) in individuals with neurodegenerative disease. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - May 2, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Moira Smith, Ruth Barker, Gavin Williams, Jennifer Carr, Ronny Gunnarsson Source Type: research

Effects of Kinesio taping alone versus sham taping in individuals with musculoskeletal conditions after intervention for at least one week: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Kinesiotaping (KT), has emerged as an interesting and relatively novel method for treating musculoskeletal conditions. To date, none of the systematic reviews with meta-analysis have addressed the efficacy of KT alone (without any other intervention) over sham taping (ST). (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - April 8, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Robinson Ram írez-Vélez, Ignacio Hormazábal-Aguayo, Mikel Izquierdo, Katherine González-Ruíz, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Antonio García-Hermoso Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

On item difficulty in the modified Iowa Level of Assistance Scale
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Source: Physiotherapy - April 4, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Franco Franchignoni, Maria Grazia Benedetti, Andrea Giordano Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Response to letter to the Editor re ‘Advocacy for the use of the modified Iowa Levels of Assistance Scale for clinical use in patients after hip replacement: an observational study’
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Source: Physiotherapy - March 29, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Jordi Elings Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Attributes of Physiotherapy Continence Clinicians: A Qualitative Perspective
To understand the attributes of expert physiotherapy continence clinicians and how they compare to novices in relation to experience, knowledge, capability and skills in pelvic floor rehabilitation. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 12, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Susan C. Slade, Jean Hay-Smith, Sally Mastwyk, Meg E. Morris, Helena Frawley Source Type: research

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Source: Physiotherapy - February 9, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Development and delivery of the BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older adults with Spinal Trouble) intervention for older adults with neurogenic claudication
Neurogenic claudication due to spinal stenosis is a common cause of disability in older adults. Conservative treatments are a favourable treatment option. This paper describes the development and delivery of the BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older adults with Spinal Trouble) intervention, a physiotherapist-delivered physical and psychological intervention for the management of neurogenic claudication in older adults. The BOOST intervention is being tested in a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial in UK National Health Service Trusts; delivered by physiotherapists registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council....
Source: Physiotherapy - February 7, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lesley Ward, Esther Williamson, Zara Hansen, David P. French, Graham Boniface, David Rogers, Sarah E. Lamb, on behalf of the Better Outcomes for Older Adults with Spinal Trouble BOOST Group Source Type: research

The application of Psychologically Informed Practice: Observations of experienced physiotherapists working with people with chronic pain
This study describes behaviours and techniques used by experienced physiotherapists working with groups of people with chronic pain. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 4, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Diarmuid Denneny, Annina Frijdal (nee Klapper), Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, Jim Greenwood, Rebecca McLoughlin, Katrine Petersen, Aneesha Singh, Amanda C. de C Williams Source Type: research

PALS: Peer support for community dwelling older people with chronic low back pain: a feasibility and acceptability study
(i) examine the feasibility and acceptability of a peer support intervention (PALS) to facilitate self-management in community dwelling older adults with Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP), and (ii) examine the feasibility of study methods in order to inform the design of a future randomised controlled trial. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 4, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kay Cooper, Patricia Schofield, Blair H Smith, Susan Klein Source Type: research

Is strength training feasible for young people with Prader Willi syndrome? A phase I randomised controlled trial
To investigate the feasibility of progressive resistance training for people with Prader Willi syndrome (PWS), who have muscle weakness and very low muscle mass. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 4, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nora Shields, Kim L. Bennell, Jessica Radcliffe, Nicholas F. Taylor Source Type: research

Matching the perceived benefits of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal pain against Patient Reported Outcome Measures using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
There is no consensus regarding the effectiveness of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal or low back pain. A review of previous trial methodology identified problems with treatment fidelity. Qualitative research with experienced TENS users identified specific contexts for TENS use, leading to individualised outcomes. There is little information available to guide the selection of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) appropriate for TENS evaluation. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 4, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Peter W. Gladwell, Fiona Cramp, Shea Palmer Source Type: research

Is strength training feasible for young people with Prader-Willi syndrome? A phase I randomised controlled trial
To investigate the feasibility of progressive resistance training for people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), who have muscle weakness and very low muscle mass. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 4, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nora Shields, Kim L. Bennell, Jessica Radcliffe, Nicholas F. Taylor Source Type: research

Effects of ventilation mode and manual chest compression on flow bias during the positive end- and zero end-expiratory pressure manoeuvre in mechanically ventilated patients
To investigate the effects of ventilation mode and manual chest compression (MCC) application on the flow bias generated during positive end-expiratory pressure –zero end-expiratory pressure (PEEP-ZEEP) in mechanically ventilated patients. PEEP-ZEEP is an airway clearance manoeuvre with the potential to exceed the flow bias required to remove secretions. However, the ventilation mode applied during the manoeuvre has not been standardised. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - February 3, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: B.L.R. Amaral, A.B. de Figueiredo, D.M. Lorena, A.C.O. Oliveira, N.C. Carvalho, M.S. Volpe Source Type: research

Promotion of physical activity for adolescents with cystic fibrosis: A qualitative study of UK multi-disciplinary cystic fibrosis teams
This study aimed to qualitatively explore cystic fibrosis (CF) multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) advice, recommendations and practices relating to PA promotion for adolescents with CF. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - January 26, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: S. Denford, K. Mackintosh, M. McNarry, A.R. Barker, C.A. Williams, on behalf of the Active Youth Unlimited Group Source Type: research

Is a model of stratified exercise therapy by physical therapists in primary care feasible in patients with knee osteoarthritis?
To explore the feasibility of a newly developed model of stratified exercise therapy in primary care for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - January 26, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: J. Knoop, M. van der Leeden, M. van der Esch, M. de Rooij, W.F. Peter, K.L. Bennell, M.P.M. Steultjens, A. Hakkinen, L.D. Roorda, W.F. Lems, J. Dekker Source Type: research

Comparison of an expiratory flow accelerator device versus positive expiratory pressure for tracheobronchial airway clearance after lung cancer lobectomy: a Preliminary study
A new type of device has recently been introduced in chest physiotherapy as an aid to tracheo-bronchial airway clearance: expiratory flow accelerator (EFA). It promotes mucus clearance without generating any pressure gradient, allowing patients to breathe at tidal volume against no resistance. (Source: Physiotherapy)
Source: Physiotherapy - January 25, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Nicola Rotolo, Maria Cattoni, Michele D ’Andria, Laura Cavanna, Giorgia Patrizio, Andrea Imperatori, Antonello Nicolini Source Type: research

Comment on: Effect of inspiratory rise time on sputum movement during ventilator hyperinflation in a test lung model
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Source: Physiotherapy - January 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Marcia S. Volpe, Maria Aparecida M. Nakamura, Marcelo B.P. Amato Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research