Raúl Pérez-Llanes, Javier Meroño-Gallut, Elena Donoso-Úbeda, José López-Pina, Rubén Cuesta-Barriuso
Background: Hemophilic arthropathy is characterized by loss of function and chronic pain. Fascial therapy mobilizes the connective tissue and is thus involved in the condition of the injured fascial complex and the surrounding tissues. Objective: To evaluate the safety of a physiotherapy program using fascial therapy in patients with hemophilic elbow arthropathy. Methods: Fourteen adult patients with hemophilia were randomly assigned to a control group and an intervention group. The intervention consisted of three 45-min sessions of fascial therapy over a 3-week period...
March 30, 2020: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Erik Cattrysse, Anna Burioli, Luca Buzzatti, Emiel Van Trijffel
Purpose The present study analyses the kinematics of patients with neck problems and healthy controls by estimation of Finite Helical Axis behaviour. A cross sectional study design was used to investigate whether FHA behaviour differs due to neck problems. METHODS: 584 subjects were recruited from private and ambulatory institutional physiotherapy practices. Among these 171 patients with neck related problems were selected based on referral diagnosis by primary care general practitioners...
March 26, 2020: European Spine Journal
Ramandeep Kaur, Bhagwan Dass, Abutaleb A Ejaz, Amardeep Singh
Acute mucus plugging is a pulmonary emergency associated with increased mortality and often requires rapid bronchoscopic intervention which may not be readily available in all centers. Furthermore, the role and efficacy of alternate conventional measures such as mechanical percussive therapies are uncertain. Herein, we present a patient who rapidly progressed to respiratory distress; a chest X-ray revealed left lobar atelectasis highly suggestive of acute mucus plugging. In the absence of rapid bronchoscopic intervention, bedside chest percussion was initiated with improvement in clinical status...
February 20, 2020: Curēus
Paulina Spera, Piotr Poniewierski, Anna Kostiukow, Włodzimierz Samborski
According to the American Cancer Society, an increasing number of children with newly diagnosed cancer has been observed since 1975. AIM: The aim of the study is to present the effects of oncological treatment occurring within the musculoskeletal system and the impact of physical activity on the functional state of a small patient with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of articles in the PubMed browser from 2009 under the password "childhood cancer rehabilitation" was used in the article...
February 26, 2020: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Andrew Middlebrook, Sheree Bekker, Nicola Middlebrook, Alison B Rushton
INTRODUCTION: Injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are a common musculoskeletal complication and can cause significant reduction in patient function and quality of life. Many undergo ACL reconstruction, with high-quality rehabilitation key to successful outcome. Knowledge of physical prognostic factors, such as quadriceps strength, is crucial to inform rehabilitation and has important implications for outcome following ACL reconstruction. However, these factors predicting outcome are poorly defined...
March 25, 2020: BMJ Open
Petter Søndenå, Georgi Dalusio-King, Clair Hebron
OBJECTIVE: The Therapeutic Alliance (TA) is an emerging concept within physiotherapy practice, reflecting the ongoing paradigm shift from a biomedical- (BMM) towards a biopsychosocial model (BPSM) of care. Current conceptual understanding of the TA is commonly based on Bordin's (1979) definition, developed within a psychotherapy context. A concept analysis was conducted in order to provide conceptual clarity of the TA within physiotherapy literature. METHOD: An evolutionary method of concept analysis was followed...
April 2020: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
Susan Stoikov, Lyndal Maxwell, Jane Butler, Kassie Shardlow, Mark Gooding, Suzanne Kuys
Background : The transition from physiotherapy student to new graduate poses many challenges. In other health disciplines concerns have been raised about new graduate preparedness for practice. Objective : To explore the perspectives of new graduate and experienced physiotherapists on the transition from student to new graduate. Methods : Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 focus groups; nine new graduate groups and six experienced physiotherapist groups. Interviews were transcribed in preparation for thematic analysis whereby researchers examined transcripts independently and identified codes...
March 26, 2020: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Patrick J Owen, Clint T Miller, Timo Rantalainen, Katherine J Simson, David Connell, Andrew J Hahne, Guy Trudel, Jon J Ford, Daniel L Belavy
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Muscle, bone and tendon respond anabolically to mechanical forces. Whether the intervertebral disc (IVD) can benefit from exercise is unclear. PURPOSE: To examine whether exercise can beneficially affect IVD characteristics. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: This is a single-blinded 6-month randomised controlled trial (ACTRN12615001270505) in an exercise and physiotherapy clinic. PATIENT SAMPLE: Forty patients with chronic non-specific low back pain (NSCLBP) are included in this study...
March 24, 2020: European Spine Journal
Silvia Monteiro, Cássio Riccetto, Anna Karoline Rocha, Kamila Santos, Ingrid Campos, Tuany Pereira, Simone Botelho
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Overactive Bladder Symptoms Quality of Life (ICIQ-OABqol) Module evaluates the quality of life of individuals with overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms, and its use in scientific studies and clinical practice is recommended by the International Continence Society. The aim was to conduct the cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the ICIQ-OABqol (ICIQ-OABqol_portuguese) in individuals with OAB symptoms...
March 24, 2020: International Urogynecology Journal
Kuba Ptaszkowski, Bartosz Malkiewicz, Romuald Zdrojowy, Lucyna Ptaszkowska, Malgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz
BACKGROUND: Physiotherapy should be performed by patients with stress or mixed urinary incontinence (SUI and MUI) to increase the strength and endurance of the pelvic floor muscles (PFMs). A method that can positively affect the pelvic floor is stimulation with high-inductive electromagnetic stimulation (HIES). The aim of the study was to evaluate the PFMs after the application of HIES in women with SUI and MUI by using surface electromyography (sEMG). METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, single-blind study with a sham intervention group...
March 23, 2020: Journal of Clinical Medicine
Margit K Kooijman, Ilse C S Swinkels, Bart W Koes, Dinny de Bakker, Cindy Veenhof
BACKGROUND: The first aim of this research was to investigate the current prevalence of musculoskeletal ultrasound in Dutch physiotherapy practices. The second aim was to explore experiences of physiotherapists with musculoskeletal ultrasound in a primary care setting with patients presenting with shoulder complaints. METHODS: A random sample of 1000 owners of primary care physiotherapy practices was sent a questionnaire to investigate the prevalence of musculoskeletal ultrasound...
March 24, 2020: BMC Health Services Research
I I Ivanov, N V Kosolapova, E V Popova-Petrosyan, E N Prochan
Both treatment and effective rehabilitation play an important role in preserving the reproductive health of the girl, the future mother. Along with the search for new drug therapies for various gynecological pathologies, it is important to use physical and natural factors that are natural stimuli for the patient's body. AIM: To examine the effect of health resort factors and methods of physiotherapy on the general condition and hormonal status of girls with delayed sexual development...
2020: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
A V Levin, P V Tyrnov
RATIONALE: Osteoarthrosis (OA) is one of the most common heterogeneous diseases. OA treatment is stopping the pain syndrome with the help of medical methods. Currently, there are no comprehensive programs, including a combination of physiotherapy and acupuncture, in the treatment of OA. AIM: The scientific justification and development of a comprehensive treatment for patients with OA of the knee joints (OAKJ) using transdermal electropharmstimulation (TEFS) and acupuncture in microacupuncture zones of the hand and foot...
2020: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Muhammad Lakhmir Khan, Misbah Ghous, Imran Amjad, Munazza Nouman, Irum Yaqoob
OBJECTIVE: To determine the patients' satisfaction level regarding physical therapy services at districtlevel hospitals. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted at tertiary hospitals of Poonch district in Azad Jammu and Kashmir from January to June 2018, and comprised patients of either gender aged 15-70 years receiving physical therapy treatment. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data regarding patients' satisfaction from physiotherapy services...
March 2020: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Sandhya Gupta, Neerja Gupta, Geeta Kadayaprath, Smriti Neha
Newer advances in breast cancer management have led to increased disease free survival and overall survival. It is important to prevent debilitating complications after axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) to be able to successfully translate this survival benefit to quality of life benefit. By reducing disruption of lymphatic channels, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) decreases incidence of lymphedema (LE). Initiating early physiotherapy regimens, too, improves arm symptoms. In this review, we analyze the incidence of LE at our center and compare it with western literature...
March 2020: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Aline Souza Gomes, Arthur de Sá Ferreira, Felipe José Jandre Reis, Fabianna Resende de Jesus Moraleida, Leandro Alberto Calazans Nogueira, Ney Meziat-Filho
STUDY DESIGN: Observational cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the association between low back pain and biomedical beliefs in physiotherapy students of the first and last year. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is a hypothesis that the presence of low back pain may be a risk factor for biomedical beliefs in physiotherapy academics. METHODS: Three hundred and sixty five students of first and last year of the physiotherapy course from three universities in city of Fortaleza completed a questionnaire with sociodemographic factors and a Pain Attitude and Beliefs Scale used to determine the orientation (biopsychosocial or biomedical approach) of practitioners to the management of people with low back pain...
March 19, 2020: Spine
Debora Stripari Schujmann, Tamires Teixeira Gomes, Adriana Claudia Lunardi, Murilo Zoccoler Lamano, Aretha Fragoso, Mayara Pimentel, Claudia Neri Peso, Priscila Araujo, Carolina Fu
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate whether patients who participated in a mobility program in the ICU performed better on functional status, muscle, mobility, and respiratory assessments upon discharge than patients who received conventional physiotherapy. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Blind evaluation. PATIENTS: Adults with previous functional independence and without contraindications for mobilization were eligible...
April 2020: Critical Care Medicine
Ana Luiza Cabrera Martimbianco, Raphael Einsfeld Simões Ferreira, Carolina de Oliveira Cruz Latorraca, Sandra Kalil Bussadori, Rafael Leite Pacheco, Rachel Riera
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the benefits and harms of low-level laser therapy for Achilles tendinopathy. DATA SOURCES: Search strategies were conducted (from inception to February 2020) in Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Literatura Latino Americana em Ciências da Saúde e do Caribe (LILACS), Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), SPORTDiscus, ClinicalTrials...
March 23, 2020: Clinical Rehabilitation
Elisa María Garrido-Ardila, María Victoria González-López-Arza, Maria Jiménez-Palomares, Agustín García-Nogales, Juan Rodríguez-Mansilla
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effectiveness of a core stability training physiotherapy programme vs. acupuncture for the management of balance and functional capacity impairments of women with Fibromyalgia. DESIGN: Single-blind randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Outpatients setting. SUBJECTS: Women with Fibromyalgia and balance impairment. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were randomized to a core stability physiotherapy programme group ( n  = 45), acupuncture treatment group ( n  = 45) and control group ( n  = 45) for 13 weeks...
March 23, 2020: Clinical Rehabilitation
Djohan Aras
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral palsy is one of the conditions that usually cause disability in children. One of its symptoms is the walking problem. The purpose of this study is to examine the effectivity of Pediatric Physiotherapy Run Technique (PPRT) in improving walking ability of children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: This is a pre-experimental study with time-series design. Twenty participants were included in this study. The outcome measure used was motor gross function measure (MGFM) walking dimension, which measured at baseline and after three times and nine times of PPRT session...
March 2020: Enfermería Clínica
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