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1. Physiotherapy for pain and function in greater trochanteric pain syndrome: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

Physiotherapy for pain and function in greater trochanteric pain syndrome: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any

2020 PROSPERO

2. Physiotherapy as an Initial Treatment Option for Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Meta-analysis of 5 Randomized Controlled Trials

Physiotherapy as an Initial Treatment Option for Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Meta-analysis of 5 Randomized Controlled Trials Physiotherapy as an Initial Treatment Option for Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Meta-analysis of 5 Randomized Controlled Trials - PubMed This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! Welcome to the new PubMed. For legacy (...) to an existing collection Name your collection: Name must be less than 100 characters Choose a collection: Unable to load your collection due to an error Add Cancel Add to My Bibliography My Bibliography Unable to load your delegates due to an error Add Cancel Actions Cite Share Permalink Copy Page navigation Am J Sports Med Actions , 363546519882668 2019 Nov 27 [Online ahead of print] Physiotherapy as an Initial Treatment Option for Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Systematic Review of the Literature

2020 EvidenceUpdates

3. Prolotherapy injections and physiotherapy used singly and in combination for lateral epicondylalgia: a single-blinded randomised clinical trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Prolotherapy injections and physiotherapy used singly and in combination for lateral epicondylalgia: a single-blinded randomised clinical trial Prolotherapy Injections and Physiotherapy Used Singly and in Combination for Lateral Epicondylalgia: A Single-Blinded Randomised Clinical Trial - PubMed This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! Welcome to the new PubMed. For legacy PubMed go to . Clipboard, Search History (...) be less than 100 characters Choose a collection: Unable to load your collection due to an error Add Cancel Add to My Bibliography My Bibliography Unable to load your delegates due to an error Add Cancel Actions Cite Share Permalink Copy Page navigation BMC Musculoskelet Disord Actions , 20 (1), 509 2019 Nov 3 Prolotherapy Injections and Physiotherapy Used Singly and in Combination for Lateral Epicondylalgia: A Single-Blinded Randomised Clinical Trial , , , , , , Affiliations Expand Affiliations 1

2019 EvidenceUpdates

4. At a 10-Year Follow-up, Tendon Repair Is Superior to Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Small and Medium-Sized Rotator Cuff Tears (Abstract)

At a 10-Year Follow-up, Tendon Repair Is Superior to Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Small and Medium-Sized Rotator Cuff Tears Tendon repair and physiotherapy are frequently used treatment methods for small and medium-sized rotator cuff tears. In 2 previous publications of the 1 and 5-year results of this study, we reported significant but small between-group differences in favor of tendon repair. Long-term results are needed to assess whether the results in both groups remain stable over (...) time.In this study, 103 patients with a rotator cuff tear not exceeding 3 cm were randomly assigned to primary tendon repair or physiotherapy with optional secondary repair. Blinded follow-up was performed after 6 months and 1, 2, 5, and 10 years. Outcome measures included the Constant score; the self-report section of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons score; the measurement of shoulder pain, motion, and strength; and patient satisfaction. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed

2019 EvidenceUpdates

5. Effectiveness of a Group Physiotherapy Intervention in Nontraumatic, Inoperable Painful Shoulder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (Abstract)

Effectiveness of a Group Physiotherapy Intervention in Nontraumatic, Inoperable Painful Shoulder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of a group intervention in painful shoulder.This was a two-arm controlled clinical trial with a 5-wk follow-up and 1:1 allocation ratio with pretreatment and posttreatment assessments in a Spanish hospital in 2015-2016. This study comprised 74 patients with nontraumatic, inoperable painful shoulder. Patients were

2019 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6. Arthroscopic hip surgery compared with physiotherapy and activity modification for the treatment of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: multicentre randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Arthroscopic hip surgery compared with physiotherapy and activity modification for the treatment of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: multicentre randomised controlled trial. To compare arthroscopic hip surgery with physiotherapy and activity modification for improving patient reported outcome measures in patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).Two group parallel, assessor blinded, pragmatic randomised controlled trial.Secondary and tertiary care centres across (...) seven NHS England sites.222 participants aged 18 to 60 years with symptomatic FAI confirmed clinically and with imaging (radiography or magnetic resonance imaging) were randomised (1:1) to receive arthroscopic hip surgery (n=112) or a programme of physiotherapy and activity modification (n=110). Exclusion criteria included previous surgery, completion of a physiotherapy programme targeting FAI within the preceding 12 months, established osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grade ≥2), and hip dysplasia

2019 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

7. Web-based physiotherapy for people affected by multiple sclerosis: a single blind, randomized controlled feasibility study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Web-based physiotherapy for people affected by multiple sclerosis: a single blind, randomized controlled feasibility study To examine the feasibility of a trial to evaluate web-based physiotherapy compared to a standard home exercise programme in people with multiple sclerosis.Multi-centre, randomized controlled, feasibility study.Three multiple sclerosis out-patient centres.A total of 90 people with multiple sclerosis (Expanded Disability Status Scale 4-6.5).Participants were randomized (...) to a six-month individualized, home exercise programme delivered via web-based physiotherapy ( n = 45; intervention) or a sheet of exercises ( n = 45; active comparator).Outcome measures (0, three, six and nine months) included adherence, two-minute walk test, 25 foot walk, Berg Balance Scale, physical activity and healthcare resource use. Interviews were undertaken with 24 participants and 3 physiotherapists.Almost 25% of people approached agreed to take part. No intervention-related adverse events

2019 EvidenceUpdates

8. Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications

Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications Physiotherapy before abdominal surgery helps prevent pneumonia Discover Portal Discover Portal Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications Published on 3 April 2018 doi: A physiotherapy session before planned abdominal surgery, explaining the importance of breathing exercises and sitting out of bed as soon after surgery as possible, halves the risk of pneumonia. This trial (...) compared the physiotherapy session with usual care which was provided to all 432 participants. This consisted of a leaflet given in the pre-operative outpatient clinic outlining the exercises, and physiotherapy input in the days after surgery. Just seven people would need to receive the additional 30-minute pre-operative physiotherapy session to prevent one lung complication. The study was carried out in Australia and New Zealand, where usual care may differ from that provided by the Enhanced Recovery

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

9. ‘Low dose’ physiotherapy and occupational therapy found ineffective for people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease

‘Low dose’ physiotherapy and occupational therapy found ineffective for people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease ‘Low dose’ physiotherapy and occupational therapy found ineffective for people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease Discover Portal Discover Portal ‘Low dose’ physiotherapy and occupational therapy found ineffective for people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease Published on 23 March 2016 doi: Physiotherapy and occupational therapy do not help people with mild (...) and intensity of treatment sessions was less than found in some recent trials, but are reflective of current NHS practice. The researchers suggest that future research could investigate more intensive physiotherapy and occupational therapy programmes, and focus on people with more severe Parkinson’s disease. Share your views on the research. Why was this study needed? Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder associated with significant problems with movement, including trembling, stiffness

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

10. Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis is ineffective and may be harmful

Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis is ineffective and may be harmful Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis is ineffective and may be harmful Discover Portal Discover Portal Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis is ineffective and may be harmful Published on 10 May 2016 doi: Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis in children under two has no benefits and may be harmful, according to a systematic review published by the Cochrane Collaboration. The research looked (...) at three different types of chest physiotherapy. It found that none of the techniques helped children with bronchiolitis recover more quickly or led to any improvement in their condition. Some types of chest physiotherapy may make breathing and blood-oxygen levels worse. This review’s findings suggest that chest physiotherapy should not normally be used for children hospitalised with severe bronchiolitis. The findings support current NICE guidance which says that children (who don’t have another

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

11. Keyhole surgery is more effective than physiotherapy for hip impingement

Keyhole surgery is more effective than physiotherapy for hip impingement Keyhole surgery is more effective than physiotherapy for hip impingement Discover Portal Discover Portal Keyhole surgery is more effective than physiotherapy for hip impingement Published on 2 October 2018 doi: Keyhole surgery to reshape the joint surfaces in people with hip impingement improves hip-related quality of life more than physiotherapy. In hip impingement, there is a painful restriction of the smooth movement (...) of the ball of the femur inside the cup (acetabulum) of the pelvis. It mainly affects younger, active people. Observational studies have supported the use of keyhole surgery (arthroscopy), but there was a lack of high-quality evidence. This NIHR-funded study is the first trial to compare arthroscopy with optimal conservative care. Both arthroscopy and physiotherapy led to improvements on a 100-point hip score by 12 months. However, arthroscopy caused an additional 6.8 points improvement, which

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

12. Chest physiotherapy for pneumonia in children. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Chest physiotherapy for pneumonia in children. Pneumonia is a lung infection that causes more deaths in children aged under five years than any other single cause. Chest physiotherapy is widely used as adjuvant treatment for pneumonia. Physiotherapy is thought to help remove inflammatory exudates, tracheobronchial secretions, and airway obstructions, and reduce airway resistance to improve breathing and enhance gas exchange. This is an update of a review published in 2013.To assess (...) the effectiveness of chest physiotherapy with regard to time until clinical resolution in children (from birth to 18 years) of either gender with any type of pneumonia.We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2018, Issue 1), which includes the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group Specialised Register, MEDLINE (22 February 2018), Embase (22 February 2018), CINAHL (22 February 2018), LILACS (22 February 2018), Web of Science (22 February 2018), and PEDro (22 February 2018

2019 Cochrane

13. Does physiotherapy cause morphological changes in lumbar multifidus muscle in low back pain? a systematic review and meta-analysis

Does physiotherapy cause morphological changes in lumbar multifidus muscle in low back pain? a systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne

2019 PROSPERO

14. Effects of digital learning design in physiotherapy education

Effects of digital learning design in physiotherapy education Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr

2019 PROSPERO

15. Effectiveness of physiotherapy management on persistent post-surgical pain: a systematic review

Effectiveness of physiotherapy management on persistent post-surgical pain: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external

2019 PROSPERO

16. Effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions on disease specific outcomes for people with non-communicable diseases in India - a systematic review

Effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions on disease specific outcomes for people with non-communicable diseases in India - a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content

2019 PROSPERO

17. The effectiveness of splint therapy versus physiotherapy in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders: a meta-analysis

The effectiveness of splint therapy versus physiotherapy in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders: a meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any

2019 PROSPERO

18. The effectiveness of physiotherapy for pain and physical functioning in patients with low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The effectiveness of physiotherapy for pain and physical functioning in patients with low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration

2019 PROSPERO

19. Effectiveness of physiotherapy for the management of patients with cervicogenic headache: a systematic review

Effectiveness of physiotherapy for the management of patients with cervicogenic headache: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files

2019 PROSPERO

20. A systematic review of N-of-1 trials and single case experimental designs in musculoskeletal physiotherapy

A systematic review of N-of-1 trials and single case experimental designs in musculoskeletal physiotherapy Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files

2019 PROSPERO