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21. Physiotherapy in upper abdominal surgery – what is current practice in Australia?

Physiotherapy in upper abdominal surgery – what is current practice in Australia? 29340205 2018 11 13 2057-0082 7 2017 Archives of physiotherapy Arch Physiother Physiotherapy in upper abdominal surgery - what is current practice in Australia? 11 10.1186/s40945-017-0039-3 Upper abdominal surgery (UAS) has the potential to cause post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs). In the absence of high-quality research regarding post-operative physiotherapy management, consensus-based best practice (...) guidelines formulated by Hanekom et al. (2012) are available to clinicians providing recommendations for post-UAS treatment. Such best practice guidelines have recommended that physiotherapists should be using early mobilisation and respiratory intervention to minimise risk of PPCs. However, recent evidence supports the implementation of mobilisation as a standalone treatment in PPC prevention, though the diversity in literature poses questions regarding ideal current practice. This project aimed

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22. Mobile Phone–Supported Physiotherapy for Frozen Shoulder: Feasibility Assessment Based on a Usability Study

Mobile Phone–Supported Physiotherapy for Frozen Shoulder: Feasibility Assessment Based on a Usability Study 28729234 2018 11 13 2369-2529 4 2 2017 Jul 20 JMIR rehabilitation and assistive technologies JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol Mobile Phone-Supported Physiotherapy for Frozen Shoulder: Feasibility Assessment Based on a Usability Study. e6 10.2196/rehab.7085 Patients with frozen shoulder show limited shoulder mobility often accompanied by pain. Common treatment methods include physiotherapy (...) their training compliance and progress. These training compliance and progress data supplement the patients' oral reports to the physiotherapists and physicians and can assist them in therapy adjustment. In order to assess the feasibility of the mHealth intervention, a pilot study of a newly developed app for frozen shoulder patients was conducted with 5 patients for 3 weeks. The main function of the app was the instruction for exercising at home. Standardized questionnaires on usability such as System

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23. The role of occupational and physiotherapy in multi-modal approach to tackling delirium in the intensive care

The role of occupational and physiotherapy in multi-modal approach to tackling delirium in the intensive care 29123562 2018 11 13 1751-1437 18 4 2017 Nov Journal of the Intensive Care Society J Intensive Care Soc The role of occupational and physiotherapy in multi-modal approach to tackling delirium in the intensive care. 318-322 10.1177/1751143717720589 The presence of delirium within critical care remains a long-standing challenge for patients and clinicians alike. A myriad of pre-disposing (...) and precipitating factors lead to this patient cohort being high risk for developing delirium during their critical care stay. Until now, non-pharmacological management of these patients usually encompasses a 'bundle' of principles to reduce delirium days. These bundles have limited focus on the entire multi-disciplinary team (including occupational therapists and physiotherapists) who could assist with the reduction of delirium. The purpose of this analysis is to review the current literature and develop

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24. Exploring barriers to accessing physiotherapy services for stroke patients at Tema general hospital, Ghana

Exploring barriers to accessing physiotherapy services for stroke patients at Tema general hospital, Ghana 29340202 2018 11 13 2057-0082 7 2017 Archives of physiotherapy Arch Physiother Exploring barriers to accessing physiotherapy services for stroke patients at Tema general hospital, Ghana. 8 10.1186/s40945-017-0037-5 Physiotherapy has been shown to reduce the risk of disability among stroke patients. Poor adherence to physiotherapy can negatively affect outcomes and healthcare cost. However (...) , very little is known about barriers especially to physiotherapy services in Ghana. The objective of this study was to assess the barriers to physiotherapy services for stroke patients at Tema General Hospital (TGH). The individual/personal and health system barriers to physiotherapy services at TGH were determined. A cross-sectional study design was employed. A simple random sampling technique was used to recruit 207 respondents for a face-to-face interview. Interviewer-administered questionnaires

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25. 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

26. In-patient physiotherapy for adults on veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation – United Kingdom ECMO Physiotherapy Network: A consensus agreement for best practice

In-patient physiotherapy for adults on veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation – United Kingdom ECMO Physiotherapy Network: A consensus agreement for best practice 29118833 2018 11 13 1751-1437 18 3 2017 Aug Journal of the Intensive Care Society J Intensive Care Soc In-patient physiotherapy for adults on veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation - United Kingdom ECMO Physiotherapy Network: A consensus agreement for best practice. 212-220 10.1177/1751143717705801 Clinical (...) specialist physiotherapists from the five severe respiratory failure centres in England where respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is practiced have established this consensus agreement for physiotherapy best practice. The severe respiratory failure centres are Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester; Glenfield Hospital, Leicester; Papworth Hospital, Cambridge; Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London and The Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Although research into physiotherapy and ECMO

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27. 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

28. Stroke survivors’ levels of community reintegration, quality of life, satisfaction with the physiotherapy services and the level of caregiver strain at community health centres within the Johannesburg area

Stroke survivors’ levels of community reintegration, quality of life, satisfaction with the physiotherapy services and the level of caregiver strain at community health centres within the Johannesburg area 28730068 2018 11 13 2223-9170 6 2017 African journal of disability Afr J Disabil Stroke survivors' levels of community reintegration, quality of life, satisfaction with the physiotherapy services and the level of caregiver strain at community health centres within the Johannesburg area. 296 (...) 10.4102/ajod.v6i0.296 Stroke survivors are discharged home before they are functionally independent and return home with activity limitations that would not be manageable without a caregiver. To determine stroke survivors' levels of community reintegration, quality of life (QOL), satisfaction with the physiotherapy services and the level of caregiver strain at community health centres within the Johannesburg area. This was a cross-sectional study using the following outcome measures: Maleka Stroke

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29. Effectiveness of Pelvic Physiotherapy in Children With Functional Constipation Compared With Standard Medical Care

Effectiveness of Pelvic Physiotherapy in Children With Functional Constipation Compared With Standard Medical Care 27650174 2016 09 21 2016 12 18 1528-0012 152 1 2017 Jan Gastroenterology Gastroenterology Effectiveness of Pelvic Physiotherapy in Children With Functional Constipation Compared With Standard Medical Care. 82-91 S0016-5085(16)35086-7 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.09.015 Functional constipation (FC) is a common childhood problem often related to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. We compared (...) the effectiveness of pelvic physiotherapy (PPT) vs standard medical care (SMC) in children with FC. We performed a multicenter randomized controlled trial of 53 children (age, 5-16 y) with FC according to the Rome III criteria, at hospitals in The Netherlands from December 2009 to May 2014. Group allocation was concealed using a central computer system. SMC consisted of education, toilet training, and laxatives (n = 26), whereas PPT included SMC plus specific physiotherapeutic interventions (n = 27). Results

EvidenceUpdates2017

30. A therapist-focused knowledge translation intervention for improving patient adherence in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice

A therapist-focused knowledge translation intervention for improving patient adherence in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice 29340196 2018 11 13 2057-0082 7 2017 Archives of physiotherapy Arch Physiother A therapist-focused knowledge translation intervention for improving patient adherence in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice. 1 10.1186/s40945-016-0029-x Nonadherence to treatment remains high among patients with musculoskeletal conditions with negative impact on the treatment outcomes (...) , use of personal and cost of care. An active knowledge translation (KT) strategy may be an effective strategy to support practice change. The purpose of this study was to deliver a brief, interactive, multifaceted and targeted KT program to improve physiotherapist knowledge and confidence in performing adherence enhancing activities related to risk, barriers, assessment and interventions. We utilised a 2-phase approach in this KT project. Phase 1 involved the development of an adherence tool kit

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31. Perspectives of caregivers towards physiotherapy treatment for children with burns in Harare, Zimbabwe: A cross-sectional study

Perspectives of caregivers towards physiotherapy treatment for children with burns in Harare, Zimbabwe: A cross-sectional study 27981055 2018 11 13 2321-3868 4 2016 Burns & trauma Burns Trauma Perspectives of caregivers towards physiotherapy treatment for children with burns in Harare, Zimbabwe: A cross-sectional study. 31 10.1186/s41038-016-0057-5 Physiotherapy is an integral part of treatment for paediatric burns. In Zimbabwe, children are admitted in paediatric burn unit (...) with their caregivers, who play important roles such as providing explanation and obtaining cooperation of the child during physiotherapy, which is often uncomfortable or painful to the patient. The aim of this study was to determine the perspectives of caregivers towards physiotherapy interventions administered to hospitalized children at central hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted using self-administered questionnaires. The study was carried out at two large central

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32. Effect of early supervised physiotherapy on recovery from acute ankle sprain: randomised controlled trial.

Effect of early supervised physiotherapy on recovery from acute ankle sprain: randomised controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of a programme of supervised physiotherapy on the recovery of simple grade 1 and 2 ankle sprains. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial of 503 participants followed for six months. SETTING: Participants were recruited from two tertiary acute care settings in Kingston, ON, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: The broad inclusion criteria were patients aged ≥16 presenting (...) with a supervised programme of physiotherapy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome of efficacy was the proportion of participants reporting excellent recovery assessed with the foot and ankle outcome score (FAOS). Excellent recovery was defined as a score ≥450/500 at three months. A difference of at least 15% increase in the absolute proportion of participants with excellent recovery was deemed clinically important. Secondary analyses included the assessment of excellent recovery at one and six months

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33. Physiotherapy, and speech and language therapy intervention for patients with refractory chronic cough: a multicentre randomised control trial

Physiotherapy, and speech and language therapy intervention for patients with refractory chronic cough: a multicentre randomised control trial 27682331 2016 09 29 2017 01 14 1468-3296 72 2 2017 Feb Thorax Thorax Physiotherapy, and speech and language therapy intervention for patients with refractory chronic cough: a multicentre randomised control trial. 129-136 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208843 Physiotherapy, and speech and language therapy are emerging non-pharmacological treatments for refractory (...) chronic cough. We aimed to investigate the efficacy of a physiotherapy, and speech and language therapy intervention (PSALTI) to improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and to reduce cough frequency in patients with refractory chronic cough. In this multicentre randomised controlled trial, patients with refractory chronic cough were randomised to four weekly 1:1 sessions of either PSALTI consisting of education, laryngeal hygiene and hydration, cough suppression techniques, breathing exercises

EvidenceUpdates2016

34. Randomised feasibility study of physiotherapy for patients with functional motor symptoms

Randomised feasibility study of physiotherapy for patients with functional motor symptoms 27694498 2016 10 03 2017 04 03 1468-330X 2016 Sep 30 Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr. Randomised feasibility study of physiotherapy for patients with functional motor symptoms. jnnp-2016-314408 10.1136/jnnp-2016-314408 To determine the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial of a specialist physiotherapy intervention for functional motor

EvidenceUpdates2016

35. Severe progressive scoliosis in an adult female possibly secondary thoracic surgery in childhood treated with scoliosis specific Schroth physiotherapy: Case presentation

Severe progressive scoliosis in an adult female possibly secondary thoracic surgery in childhood treated with scoliosis specific Schroth physiotherapy: Case presentation 27785479 2018 11 13 2397-1789 11 Suppl 2 2016 Scoliosis and spinal disorders Scoliosis Spinal Disord Severe progressive scoliosis in an adult female possibly secondary thoracic surgery in childhood treated with scoliosis specific Schroth physiotherapy: Case presentation. 41 Scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional (3D) spinal (...) deformity. Acquired scoliosis in early childhood may progress into adulthood and pose an increased risk of health problems and reduction in quality of life. In Canada, patients with scoliosis are not referred for physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE) despite the fact that Schroth physiotherapy, a scoliosis-specific 3D posture training and exercise program, can be effective in reducing pain and improving scoliosis curves, vital capacity, and overall quality of life in scoliosis patients

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36. Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy and occupational therapy versus no therapy in mild to moderate Parkinson s disease: a large pragmatic randomised controlled trial (PD REHAB)

Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy and occupational therapy versus no therapy in mild to moderate Parkinson s disease: a large pragmatic randomised controlled trial (PD REHAB) Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy and occupational therapy versus no therapy in mild to moderate Parkinson's disease: a large pragmatic randomised controlled trial(PD REHAB) Journals Library An error occurred retrieving content to display, please try again (...) . >> >> >> Page Not Found Page not found (404) Sorry - the page you requested could not be found. Please choose a page from the navigation or try a website search above to find the information you need. >> >> >> >> Issue {{metadata .Issue }} Toolkit 1)"> 0)"> {{metadata.Title}} {{metadata.Headline}} The study found that NHS physiotherapy and occupational therapy did not produce immediate or long-term clinically meaningful improvements in activities of daily living or quality of life in patients with mild

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37. Effectiveness of physiotherapy for seniors with recurrent headaches associated with neck pain and dysfunction: a randomized controlled trial

Effectiveness of physiotherapy for seniors with recurrent headaches associated with neck pain and dysfunction: a randomized controlled trial 27497890 2016 09 11 2016 12 17 1878-1632 17 1 2017 Jan The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society Spine J Effectiveness of physiotherapy for seniors with recurrent headaches associated with neck pain and dysfunction: a randomized controlled trial. 46-55 S1529-9430(16)30849-X 10.1016/j.spinee.2016.08.008 A previous study (...) demonstrated that in seniors, the presence of cervical musculoskeletal impairment was not specific to cervicogenic headache but was present in various recurrent headache types. Physiotherapy treatment is indicated in those seniors diagnosed with cervicogenic headache but could also be adjunct treatment for those with cervical musculoskeletal signs who are suspected of having transitional headaches. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a physiotherapy program for seniors with recurrent

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38. Physiotherapy scoliosis-specific exercises – a comprehensive review of seven major schools

Physiotherapy scoliosis-specific exercises – a comprehensive review of seven major schools 27525315 2016 08 15 2018 11 13 2397-1789 11 2016 Scoliosis and spinal disorders Scoliosis Spinal Disord Physiotherapy scoliosis-specific exercises - a comprehensive review of seven major schools. 20 10.1186/s13013-016-0076-9 In recent decades, there has been a call for change among all stakeholders involved in scoliosis management. Parents of children with scoliosis have complained about the so-called (...) "wait and see" approach that far too many doctors use when evaluating children's scoliosis curves between 10° and 25°. Observation, Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE) and bracing for idiopathic scoliosis during growth are all therapeutic interventions accepted by the 2011 International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT). The standard features of these interventions are: 1) 3-dimension self-correction; 2) Training activities of daily living (ADL

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39. Physiotherapy Interventions for Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Physiotherapy Interventions for Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Physiotherapy Interventions for Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Physiotherapy Interventions for Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Physiotherapy Interventions for Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Published (...) on: May 31, 2016 Project Number: RB0986-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions in pediatric patients with sensorineural hearing loss? What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of physiotherapy interventions in pediatric patients with sensorineural hearing loss? Key Message One systematic review was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review2016

40. Cost-effectiveness of manual therapy versus physiotherapy in patients with sub-acute and chronic neck pain: a randomised controlled trial.

Cost-effectiveness of manual therapy versus physiotherapy in patients with sub-acute and chronic neck pain: a randomised controlled trial. 27001136 2016 06 24 2017 02 03 1432-0932 25 7 2016 Jul European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society Eur Spine J Cost-effectiveness of manual therapy versus physiotherapy in patients with sub-acute and chronic neck pain (...) : a randomised controlled trial. 2087-96 10.1007/s00586-016-4526-0 To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of manual therapy according to the Utrecht School (MTU) in comparison with physiotherapy (PT) in sub-acute and chronic non-specific neck pain patients from a societal perspective. An economic evaluation was conducted alongside a 52-week randomized controlled trial, in which 90 patients were randomized to the MTU group and 91 to the PT group. Clinical outcomes included perceived recovery (yes/no), functional

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