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1. 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 30220625 2018 09 30 1836-9561 64 4 2018 Oct Journal of physiotherapy J Physiother 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. 222-228 S1836-9553(18)30116-4 10.1016/j.jphys (...) .2018.08.005 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

EvidenceUpdates2018

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

Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis is ineffective and may be harmful Signal - Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis is ineffective and may be harmful Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis is ineffective and may be harmful Published on 10 May 2016 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

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

3. ‘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 Signal - ‘Low dose’ physiotherapy and occupational therapy found ineffective for people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover ‘Low dose’ physiotherapy and occupational therapy found ineffective for people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease Published on 23 March 2016 Physiotherapy and occupational therapy do (...) combined. The number 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

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

4. Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications

Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications Published on 3 April 2018 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

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

5. 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 Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover 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

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

6. Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Top results for physiotherapy - Trip Database or use your Google+ account Find evidence fast My query is: English Français Deutsch Čeština Español Magyar Svenska ALL of these words: Title only Anywhere in the document ANY of these words: Title only Anywhere in the document This EXACT phrase: Title only Anywhere in the document EXCLUDING words: Title only Anywhere in the document Timeframe: to: Combine searches by placing the search numbers in the top search box and pressing (...) the search button. An example search might look like (#1 or #2) and (#3 or #4) Loading history... Population: Intervention: Comparison: Outcome: Population: Intervention: Latest & greatest articles for physiotherapy The Trip Database is a leading resource to help health professionals find trustworthy answers to their clinical questions. Users can access the latest research evidence and guidance to answer their clinical questions. We have a large collection of systematic reviews, clinical guidelines

Trip Latest and Greatest2018

7. 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 29554017 2018 04 24 1872-6623 2018 Mar 15 Pain Pain Early workplace dialogue in physiotherapy practice improved work ability at 1-year follow-up-WorkUp, a randomised controlled trial in primary care. 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001216 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

EvidenceUpdates2018

8. Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications

Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications Signal - Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications Published on 3 April 2018 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

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

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

Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis is ineffective and may be harmful NIHR DC | Signal - Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis is ineffective and may be harmful Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover NIHR Signal Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis is ineffective and may be harmful Published on 10 May 2016 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

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

10. ‘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 NIHR DC | Signal - ‘Low dose’ physiotherapy and occupational therapy found ineffective for people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover NIHR Signal ‘Low dose’ physiotherapy and occupational therapy found ineffective for people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease Published on 23 March 2016 Physiotherapy and (...) for both therapies combined. The number 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. Why was this study needed? Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder associated with significant problems with movement, including trembling

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

11. Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications

Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications Signal - Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Physiotherapy education before major abdominal surgery reduces lung complications Published on 3 April 2018 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

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

12. Physiotherapy Questionnaires App to Deliver Main Musculoskeletal Assessment Questionnaires: Development and Validation Study

Physiotherapy Questionnaires App to Deliver Main Musculoskeletal Assessment Questionnaires: Development and Validation Study 29475827 2018 11 13 2369-2529 5 1 2018 Feb 23 JMIR rehabilitation and assistive technologies JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol Physiotherapy Questionnaires App to Deliver Main Musculoskeletal Assessment Questionnaires: Development and Validation Study. e1 10.2196/rehab.9247 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

JMIR rehabilitation and assistive technologies2018 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

13. The necessary conditions of engagement for the therapeutic relationship in physiotherapy: an interpretive description study

The necessary conditions of engagement for the therapeutic relationship in physiotherapy: an interpretive description study RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access The necessary conditions of engagement for the therapeutic relationship in physiotherapy: an interpretive description study Maxi Miciak 1* , Maria Mayan 2 , Cary Brown 3 , Anthony S. Joyce 4 and Douglas P. Gross 5 Abstract Background: 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 for how clinicians approach their interactions with patients and for the development of an assessment tool that accurately reflects the nature of the therapeutic relationship. Therefore, this study’s aim was to identify and provide in-depth

Archives of physiotherapy2018 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

14. Effectiveness of aquatic versus land physiotherapy in the treatment of peripheral neuropathies: a randomized controlled trial

Effectiveness of aquatic versus land physiotherapy in the treatment of peripheral neuropathies: a randomized controlled trial 29232980 2017 12 13 1477-0873 2017 Dec 01 Clinical rehabilitation Clin Rehabil Effectiveness of aquatic versus land physiotherapy in the treatment of peripheral neuropathies: a randomized controlled trial. 269215517746716 10.1177/0269215517746716 To compare the effects on gait and balance of aquatic physiotherapy versus on-land training, in the context of an inpatient (...) rehabilitation treatment tailored for peripheral neuropathies. Parallel-group, single-center, single-blind randomized controlled trial. Consecutive patients affected by peripheral neuropathy admitted in our Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit. Patients received a four-week rehabilitation program composed by daily sessions of conventional physiotherapy and three sessions/week of specific treatment (aquatic vs. on-land). Primary outcome measures were Berg Balance Scale and Dynamic Gait Index. Secondary outcome measures

EvidenceUpdates2018

15. Preoperative physiotherapy for the prevention of respiratory complications after upper abdominal surgery: pragmatic, double blinded, multicentre randomised controlled trial.

Preoperative physiotherapy for the prevention of respiratory complications after upper abdominal surgery: pragmatic, double blinded, multicentre randomised controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of a single preoperative physiotherapy session to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) after upper abdominal surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, pragmatic, multicentre, patient and assessor blinded, parallel group, randomised placebo controlled superiority trial. SETTING (...) : Multidisciplinary preadmission clinics at three tertiary public hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. PARTICIPANTS: 441 adults aged 18 years or older who were within six weeks of elective major open upper abdominal surgery were randomly assigned through concealed allocation to receive either an information booklet (n=219; control) or preoperative physiotherapy (n=222; intervention) and followed for 12 months. 432 completed the trial. INTERVENTIONS: Preoperatively, participants received an information booklet

BMJ2018

16. Subcutaneous Injection of Adalimumab Trial compared with Control (SCIATiC): a randomised controlled trial of adalimumab injection compared with placebo for patients receiving physiotherapy treatment for sciatica

Subcutaneous Injection of Adalimumab Trial compared with Control (SCIATiC): a randomised controlled trial of adalimumab injection compared with placebo for patients receiving physiotherapy treatment for sciatica Subcutaneous Injection of Adalimumab Trial compared with Control (SCIATiC): a randomised controlled trial of adalimumab injection compared with placebo for patients receiving physiotherapy treatment for sciatica Journals Library An error occurred retrieving content to display, please

NIHR HTA programme2017

17. Current knowledge of scoliosis in physiotherapy students trained in the United Kingdom

Current knowledge of scoliosis in physiotherapy students trained in the United Kingdom 28975160 2018 11 13 2397-1789 12 2017 Scoliosis and spinal disorders Scoliosis Spinal Disord Current knowledge of scoliosis in physiotherapy students trained in the United Kingdom. 34 10.1186/s13013-017-0141-z It has been highlighted in both Poland and the United States of America (USA) that knowledge of idiopathic scoliosis (IS) among physiotherapy students is limited with respect to the 2011 International (...) Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) guidelines. Early detection of scoliosis and correct initial management is essential in effective care, and thus physiotherapists should be aware of the basic criteria for diagnosis and indications for treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the basic knowledge of IS in physiotherapy students trained in the United Kingdom (UK). A previously designed and tested 10-question survey, including knowledge of the 2011 SOSORT

Scoliosis and spinal disorders2017 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

18. Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Neck or Back Pain: Cost-Effectiveness

Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Neck or Back Pain: Cost-Effectiveness Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Neck or Back Pain: Cost-Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Neck or Back Pain: Cost-Effectiveness Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Neck or Back Pain: Cost-Effectiveness Published on: August 15, 2017 Project Number: RB1120-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems (...) Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What is the cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of back and neck pain? Key Message Eight economic evaluations were identified regarding costs and cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of neck and back pain. Tags back pain, musculoskeletal manipulations, neck pain, physical therapy modalities, physical therapy specialty, musculoskeletal Files Rapid Response Summary

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review2017

19. Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Neck and/or Back Pain: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness

Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Neck and/or Back Pain: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Neck and/or Back Pain: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Neck and/or Back Pain: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Neck and/or Back Pain: A Review of Clinical and Cost (...) -Effectiveness Published on: June 29, 2017 Project Number: RC0898-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of acute or chronic neck and/or back pain? What is the cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of acute or chronic neck and/or back pain? Key Message Evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review2017

20. Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Fibromyalgia: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness

Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Fibromyalgia: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Fibromyalgia: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Fibromyalgia: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Fibromyalgia: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness Published on: June 12, 2017 Project Number: RB1101-000 Product Line (...) : Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of fibromyalgia? What is the cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of fibromyalgia? Key Message Ten systematic reviews (eight with meta-analysis) and four economic evaluations were identified regarding the clinical benefits and harms or cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review2017