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141. Effectiveness of physical therapy for Achilles tendinopathy: an evidence based review of eccentric exercises

Effectiveness of physical therapy for Achilles tendinopathy: an evidence based review of eccentric exercises Effectiveness of physical therapy for Achilles tendinopathy: an evidence based review of eccentric exercises Effectiveness of physical therapy for Achilles tendinopathy: an evidence based review of eccentric exercises Satyendra L, Byl N CRD summary This review assessed the effectiveness of eccentric exercise training for patients with Achilles tendinopathy. The authors concluded (...) in the review. Specific interventions included in the review Studies that assessed eccentric exercise training, a physical therapy intervention, were eligible for inclusion. The patients in the included studies were given eccentric exercises, eccentric overload, eccentric/concentric stretching, or eccentric exercises and a splint for 12 weeks' duration. The control interventions, where present, were rest/surgery, exercise without pain, night splint and concentric exercises. Participants included

2006 DARE.

142. Treatment of low back pain by acupressure and physical therapy: randomised controlled trial. (PubMed)

Treatment of low back pain by acupressure and physical therapy: randomised controlled trial. To evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure in terms of disability, pain scores, and functional status.Randomised controlled trial.Orthopaedic clinic in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.129 patients with chronic low back pain.Acupressure or physical therapy for one month.Self administered Chinese versions of standard outcome measures for low back pain (primary outcome: Roland and Morris disability questionnaire (...) ) at baseline, after treatment, and at six month follow-up.The mean total Roland and Morris disability questionnaire score after treatment was significantly lower in the acupressure group than in the physical therapy group regardless of the difference in absolute score (- 3.8, 95% confidence interval - 5.7 to - 1.9) or mean change from the baseline (- 4.64, - 6.39 to - 2.89). Acupressure conferred an 89% (95% confidence interval 61% to 97%) reduction in significant disability compared with physical therapy

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2006 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

143. Cognitive-behavioural therapy modestly reduces post-traumatic stress symptoms resulting from physical injury

Cognitive-behavioural therapy modestly reduces post-traumatic stress symptoms resulting from physical injury Cognitive-behavioural therapy modestly reduces post-traumatic stress symptoms resulting from physical injury | Evidence-Based Mental Health We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password (...) For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Cognitive-behavioural therapy modestly reduces post-traumatic stress symptoms resulting from physical injury Article Text Therapeutics Cognitive-behavioural therapy modestly

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2005 Evidence-Based Mental Health

144. A critical review of literature regarding the effectiveness of physical therapy management of hip fracture in elderly persons

A critical review of literature regarding the effectiveness of physical therapy management of hip fracture in elderly persons A critical review of literature regarding the effectiveness of physical therapy management of hip fracture in elderly persons A critical review of literature regarding the effectiveness of physical therapy management of hip fracture in elderly persons Toussant E M, Kohia M CRD summary This review assessed the effectiveness of physical therapy for the treatment of hip (...) fractures in elderly persons. The authors make several recommendations both for clinical practice and further research. However, these should be regarded with caution as many are based on conflicting evidence from poorer quality studies which lack statistical power. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of physical therapy for the treatment of hip fractures in elderly persons. Searching PubMed, ProQuest and EBSCO were searched using the specified search terms. The authors implied that other

2005 DARE.

145. Physical therapies for reducing and controlling lymphoedema of the limbs. (PubMed)

Physical therapies for reducing and controlling lymphoedema of the limbs. Lymphoedema is the accumulation of excess fluid in the body caused by obstruction of the lymphatic drainage mechanisms. Management involves decongesting the reduced lymphatic pathways in order to reduce the size of the limb. There is a great deal of debate as to which components of a physical treatment programme are the most crucial.To assess the effect of physical treatment programmes on: volume, shape, condition (...) that tested physical therapies with a follow-up period of at least six months.Two blinded reviewers independently assessed trial quality and extracted data . Meta-analysis was not performed due to the poor quality of the trials.Only three studies involving 150 randomised patients were included. Since none studied the same intervention it was not possible to combine the data. One crossover study of manual lymph drainage (MLD) followed by self-administered massage versus no treatment, concluded

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2004 Cochrane

146. Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee

Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA (...) . No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services. Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee. Oslo: The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC) 2004: 104 Authors' objectives The aim of this report was to evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee

2004 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

147. The impact of physical therapy on functional outcomes after stroke: what's the evidence?

The impact of physical therapy on functional outcomes after stroke: what's the evidence? The impact of physical therapy on functional outcomes after stroke: what's the evidence? The impact of physical therapy on functional outcomes after stroke: what's the evidence? Van Peppen R P, Kwakkel G, Wood-Dauphinee S, Hendriks H J, Van der Wees Ph J, Dekker J CRD summary This review assessed the effects of physical therapy interventions for improving functional outcomes after stroke. The authors (...) concluded that there were small to large effect sizes for task-orientated exercise training, particularly intensive training applied early after stroke. An assessment of the evidence was difficult, owing to the multiplicity of outcome measures and the lack of defined control treatments. Authors' objectives To assess the effects of physical therapy interventions focused on improving functional outcomes after stroke. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, the Cochrane CENTRAL Register, the Cochrane Database

2004 DARE.

148. Cardiorespiratory physical therapy for patients with acute medical conditions: qualitative systematic review

Cardiorespiratory physical therapy for patients with acute medical conditions: qualitative systematic review Cardiorespiratory physical therapy for patients with acute medical conditions: qualitative systematic review Cardiorespiratory physical therapy for patients with acute medical conditions: qualitative systematic review Crowe J, Brooks D, Kelsey C J, Lacy J B, Parsons J, Solway S CRD summary The authors concluded that the evidence was sparse, weak and difficult to interpret. The authors (...) ' conclusions reflect the paucity of the evidence presented but the implications for practice may be overstated due to the quality and quantity of the underlying evidence. Authors' objectives To evaluate the evidence for cardiorespiratory physical therapy techniques in the management of patients with acute medical conditions. Searching MEDLINE and CINAHL were searched to February 2002 and EMBASE was searched to August 2002; search terms were reported. The Cochrane Library was searched (dates not reported

2003 DARE.

149. Physical therapy for pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain: a systematic review

Physical therapy for pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain: a systematic review Physical therapy for pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain: a systematic review Physical therapy for pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain: a systematic review Stuge B, Hilde G, Vollestad N CRD summary This review found insufficient evidence on the effects of physical therapies for the prevention or treatment of back pain or pelvic pain related to pregnancy. The authors' conclusions are appropriate (...) given the evidence presented in the review. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of physical therapy for the prevention or treatment of low back pain and pelvic pain related to pregnancy. Searching MEDLINE (1966 to 2000), EMBASE (1980 to 2000), CINAHL (1982 to 2000), SPORT (1975 to 2000) and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (Issue 3, 2000) were searched; the search terms were reported. Additional studies were sought through reference lists of retrieved papers and by contacting

2003 DARE.

150. Comparison of classification-based physical therapy with therapy based on clinical practice guidelines for patients with acute low back pain: a randomized clinical trial

Comparison of classification-based physical therapy with therapy based on clinical practice guidelines for patients with acute low back pain: a randomized clinical trial Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2003 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

151. The use of low level laser therapy in wound care in Alberta, Canada: results of a survey of physical therapists involved in rehabilitation, long term care and home care

The use of low level laser therapy in wound care in Alberta, Canada: results of a survey of physical therapists involved in rehabilitation, long term care and home care The use of low level laser therapy in wound care in Alberta, Canada: results of a survey of physical therapists involved in rehabilitation, long term care and home care The use of low level laser therapy in wound care in Alberta, Canada: results of a survey of physical therapists involved in rehabilitation, long term care (...) and home care Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Institute of Health Economics Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Institute of Health Economics. The use of low level laser therapy in wound care in Alberta, Canada: results of a survey of physical therapists involved

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

152. Efficacy of physical therapy methods and exercise after a breast cancer operation: a systematic review

Efficacy of physical therapy methods and exercise after a breast cancer operation: a systematic review Efficacy of physical therapy methods and exercise after a breast cancer operation: a systematic review Efficacy of physical therapy methods and exercise after a breast cancer operation: a systematic review Karki A, Simonen R, Malkia E, Selfe J Authors' objectives To evaluate the effects of: (1) different therapy methods on upper limb oedema of breast cancer patients; (2) early versus delayed (...) introduction of shoulder exercise after breast cancer surgery; and (3) exercise therapy and aerobic exercise among breast cancer patients. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Scandinavian database ArbSpriSwe were searched from 1980 to 1999 for English- and Scandinavian-language papers. Search terms such as 'breast cancer', 'breast neoplasm', 'physical therapy', 'physiotherapy', 'rehabilitation', 'exercise', 'lymphedema', 'late symptoms', 'quality of life' and 'physical activity', were included. Reference

2001 DARE.

153. The effects of physical therapy in Parkinson's disease: a research synthesis

The effects of physical therapy in Parkinson's disease: a research synthesis The effects of physical therapy in Parkinson's disease: a research synthesis The effects of physical therapy in Parkinson's disease: a research synthesis de Goede C J, Keus S H, Kwakkel G, Wagenaar R C Authors' objectives To assess the effect of physical therapy (PT) on neurological signs, activities of daily living (ADL) and walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL (...) to have been randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Specific interventions included in the review Studies of PT were eligible for inclusion. The PT intervention in the included studies comprised one or more of the following elements: physical exercises, sensory-enhanced PT, PT exercises, occupational therapy, education, skills training, behavioural treatment, speech therapy, mobility training, and rhythmic auditory stimulation. The control intervention in the included studies comprised one or more

2001 DARE.

154. A clinical practice guideline on peri-operative cardiorespiratory physical therapy

A clinical practice guideline on peri-operative cardiorespiratory physical therapy A clinical practice guideline on peri-operative cardiorespiratory physical therapy A clinical practice guideline on peri-operative cardiorespiratory physical therapy Brooks D, Crowe J, Kelsey C J, Lacy J B, Parsons J, Solway S Authors' objectives To evaluate cardiorespiratory physical therapy (CPT) in the management of patients after thoracic, cardiac and abdominal surgery. Searching CINAHL (from 1982 to August (...) , Kelsey C J, Lacy J B, Parsons J, Solway S. A clinical practice guideline on peri-operative cardiorespiratory physical therapy. Physiotherapy Canada 2001; 53(1): 9-25 Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Abdomen /surgery; Breathing Exercises; Cardiac Surgical Procedures /rehabilitation; Physical Therapy Modalities /methods; Postoperative Care /methods; Respiratory Function Tests; Spirometry; Thoracic Surgical Procedures /rehabilitation AccessionNumber 12001008628 Date bibliographic

2001 DARE.

155. Bronchopulmonary hygiene physical therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis. (PubMed)

Bronchopulmonary hygiene physical therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis. Bronchopulmonary hygiene physical therapy is a form of chest physical therapy including chest percussion and postural drainage to remove lung secretions. These are applied commonly to patients with both acute and chronic airway diseases. Despite controversies in the literature regarding its efficacy, it remains in use in a variety of clinical settings. The various forms of this therapy (...) are labour intensive and need to be evaluated.The objective of this review was to assess the effects of bronchial hygiene physical therapy in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis.We searched the Cochrane Airways Group trials register and reference lists of articles up to July 1997. We also wrote to study authors.Randomised trials in which postural drainage, chest percussion, vibration, chest shaking, directed coughing or forced exhalation technique was compared to other

2000 Cochrane

156. A systematic overview of the effectiveness of physical therapy intervention on soft tissue neck injury following trauma

A systematic overview of the effectiveness of physical therapy intervention on soft tissue neck injury following trauma A systematic overview of the effectiveness of physical therapy intervention on soft tissue neck injury following trauma A systematic overview of the effectiveness of physical therapy intervention on soft tissue neck injury following trauma Magee D J, Oborn-Barrett E, Turner S, Fenning N Authors' objectives To assess the evidence concerning the effectiveness of physical therapy (...) 1985 to 1997. The keywords used were 'physical therapy', 'intervention', 'whiplash', 'cervical strain', 'neck', 'pain' and 'treatment'. The authors also reviewed the reference lists of the identified articles. Four key journals were handsearched back one year. These included Spine, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, and Journal of Manipulative Therapeutics. Relevant references (going back to 1980) from each paper were also reviewed. Study selection Study designs

2000 DARE.

157. Adjuvant physical therapy versus occupational therapy in patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome type I

Adjuvant physical therapy versus occupational therapy in patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome type I Adjuvant physical therapy versus occupational therapy in patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome type I Adjuvant physical therapy versus occupational therapy in patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome type I Oerlemans H M, Oostendorp R A, de Boo T, van der Laan L, Severens J L, Goris J (...) A Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Three approaches were compared for the treatment of patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD): physical therapy, occupational therapy and social work. RSD is also called complex

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

158. Cost-effectiveness analysis of adjuvant physical or occupational therapy for patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Cost-effectiveness analysis of adjuvant physical or occupational therapy for patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy Cost-effectiveness analysis of adjuvant physical or occupational therapy for patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy Cost-effectiveness analysis of adjuvant physical or occupational therapy for patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy Severens J L, Oerlemans H M, Weegels A J, van't Hof M A, Oostendorp R A, Goris R J Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic (...) evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Adjuvant physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) alongside medical treatment in the treatment of patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study

1999 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

159. Long-term transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) use: impact on medication utilization and physical therapy costs

Long-term transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) use: impact on medication utilization and physical therapy costs Long-term transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) use: impact on medication utilization and physical therapy costs Long-term transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) use: impact on medication utilization and physical therapy costs Chabal C, Fishbain D A, Weaver M, Heine L W Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation (...) , with social activity was 2.79, and with pain relief was 2.47 (p<0.001). Positive vales show decreased pain interference and increased pain relief. The mean change (reduction) in medications was: narcotic/analgesic, -0.277 (p<0.001); tranquillisers, -0.021 (p<0.05); muscle relaxants, -0.043 (p<0.01); nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), -0.088 (p=0.003); steroids, -0.016 (p=0.014). The percentage of mean change in other therapies was: physical therapy/occupational therapy (PT/OT), -55.8

1998 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

160. A comparison of physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, and provision of an educational booklet for the treatment of patients with lower back pain

A comparison of physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, and provision of an educational booklet for the treatment of patients with lower back pain Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

1998 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.