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

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

2. Arthroscopic hip surgery compared with physiotherapy and activity modification for the treatment of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: multicentre randomised controlled trial. (PubMed)

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

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2019 BMJ

3. 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

4. ‘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

5. 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

6. 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

7. Chest physiotherapy for pneumonia in children. (PubMed)

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

8. Physiotherapy versus physiotherapy plus cognitive training on cognition and quality of life in Parkinson´s disease: randomized clinical trial. (PubMed)

Physiotherapy versus physiotherapy plus cognitive training on cognition and quality of life in Parkinson´s disease: randomized clinical trial. Verify the effectiveness of physiotherapy associated with cognitive training to improve cognition and quality of life in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD).randomized clinical trial involving 58 individuals with mild to moderate PD, randomly distributed into two groups: motor group (MG) and cognitive-motor group (CMG). Both groups were assessed (...) . The MG engaged in motor physiotherapy, while the CMG underwent combined motor physiotherapy with cognitive training.The intragroup analysis revealed that both groups presented improved cognition (memory and visuospatial function domains) and quality of life after execution of the protocols, but without statistically significant intergroup differences.when comparing the intervention moments, the two treatment approaches used were effective for the outcomes: memory, visuospatial function, and quality

2019 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation

9. Low back pain patients' perspectives on long-term adherence to home-based exercise programmes in physiotherapy. (PubMed)

Low back pain patients' perspectives on long-term adherence to home-based exercise programmes in physiotherapy. Adherence to an exercise programme impacts the outcome of physiotherapy treatment in patients with non-specific low back pain.The aim of this study was to explore the patients' perspectives on long term adherence to such exercise programmes.This qualitative study was embedded in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) which compared the effectiveness of two types of exercise programme (...) strategy is the most successful in the perception of participants. Individually supervised physiotherapy treatment that includes coaching towards strategies for post-treatment long term exercise behaviour is recommended.Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

2018 Musculoskeletal science & practice

10. Multimodality respiratory physiotherapy reduces mortality but may not prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia or reduce length of stay in the intensive care unit: a systematic review

Multimodality respiratory physiotherapy reduces mortality but may not prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia or reduce length of stay in the intensive care unit: a systematic review In intubated adult patients receiving mechanical ventilation, does multimodality respiratory physiotherapy prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia, shorten length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay, and reduce mortality?A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.Intubated adult patients (...) undergoing mechanical ventilation who were admitted to an intensive care unit.More than two respiratory physiotherapy techniques such as positioning or postural drainage, manual hyperinflation, vibration, rib springing, and suctioning.Incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), duration of ICU stay, and mortality.Five trials were included in the meta-analysis. Random-effects models were used to calculate pooled weighted mean difference (WMD) for length of ICU stay and pooled risk ratio (RR

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2018 EvidenceUpdates

11. Evaluation of a digital health resource providing physiotherapy information for postnatal women in a tertiary public hospital in Australia (PubMed)

Evaluation of a digital health resource providing physiotherapy information for postnatal women in a tertiary public hospital in Australia Pregnancy and childbirth have a profound and lasting effect on the female body. Reduced length of postnatal hospital stay has impacted the ability of physiotherapy staff to provide early intervention and education on postnatal recovery and rehabilitation. A novel method of providing physiotherapy education to postnatal women was implemented in an attempt

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2018 mHealth

12. Impact of an early physiotherapy program after kidney transplant during hospital stay: a randomized controlled trial. (PubMed)

Impact of an early physiotherapy program after kidney transplant during hospital stay: a randomized controlled trial. Cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal dysfunctions are common in the postoperative period of kidney transplant patients and are often accompanied by low exercise tolerance.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of an early physiotherapy program during hospital stay on functional capacity and peripheral and respiratory muscle strength after kidney transplant.An open (...) , randomized clinical trial was conducted in patients undergoing living donor kidney transplant. Sixty-three patients were included (intervention group-IG: n = 30; control group-CG: n = 33). IG received an early physiotherapy program from first postoperative day until hospital discharge and CG received standard care. The variables of interest were measured preoperatively and at discharge except for respiratory muscle strength and vital capacity (VC), which were also measured on the first postoperative day

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2018 Jornal brasileiro de nefrologia : 'orgao oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia

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2018 Trip Latest and Greatest

14. Early workplace dialogue in physiotherapy practice improved work ability at 1-year follow-up-WorkUp, a randomised controlled trial in primary care

Early workplace dialogue in physiotherapy practice improved work ability at 1-year follow-up-WorkUp, a randomised controlled trial in primary care Workplace involvement in rehabilitation for patients with musculoskeletal pain may improve work ability. Convergence Dialogue Meeting (CDM) is a model aimed at helping the patient, the care giver, and the employer to support work ability and return-to-work. Our aim was to study the effect on work ability when adding a workplace dialogue according (...) to CDM in physiotherapy practice for patients with pain in ordinary primary care. We conducted a prospective pairwise cluster randomised controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02609750) in primary care involving 20 primary care rehabilitation units with 1-year follow-up. Adult patients with acute/subacute neck and back pain, worked ≥4 weeks past year and not currently on sick leave or no more than 60 days of sick leave and considered at-risk of sick leave were included (n = 352). All patients

2018 EvidenceUpdates

15. 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

2018 NIHR Dissemination Centre

16. 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

2018 NIHR Dissemination Centre

17. ‘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

2018 NIHR Dissemination Centre

18. 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

2018 NIHR Dissemination Centre

19. Physiotherapy Questionnaires App to Deliver Main Musculoskeletal Assessment Questionnaires: Development and Validation Study (PubMed)

Physiotherapy Questionnaires App to Deliver Main Musculoskeletal Assessment Questionnaires: Development and Validation Study Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) translate subjective outcomes into objective data that can be quantified and analyzed. Nevertheless, the use of PROs in their traditional paper format is not practical for clinical practice due to limitations associated with the analysis and management of the data. To address the need for a viable way to group and utilize the main (...) functioning assessment tools in the field of musculoskeletal disorders, the Physiotherapy Questionnaires app was developed.This study aims to explain the development of the app, to validate it using two questionnaires, and to analyze whether participants prefer to use the app or the paper version of the questionnaires.In the first stage, the app for an Android operational system was developed. In the second stage, the aim was to select questionnaires that were most often used in musculoskeletal clinical

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2018 JMIR rehabilitation and assistive technologies

20. The necessary conditions of engagement for the therapeutic relationship in physiotherapy: an interpretive description study (PubMed)

The necessary conditions of engagement for the therapeutic relationship in physiotherapy: an interpretive description study The therapeutic relationship between patient and physiotherapist is a central component of patient-centred care and has been positively associated with better physiotherapy clinical outcomes. Despite its influence, we do not know what conditions enable a physiotherapist and patient to establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship. This knowledge has implications (...) of the therapeutic relationship specific to physiotherapy. Therefore, theories from other contexts (e.g., psychotherapy) should be used judiciously to guide physiotherapy practice and research.

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2018 Archives of physiotherapy