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Effectiveness of Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (rESWT) When Combined With Supervised Exercises in Patients With Subacromial Shoulder Pain: A Double-Masked, Randomized, Sham-Controlled Trial Subacromial shoulder pain is a common complaint, and radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) is increasingly used to treat this condition. Although many therapists use rESWT in combination with supervised exercises, no studies have evaluated the additional effect of rESWT with supervised (...) exercises for subacromial shoulder pain.To assess whether rESWT is more effective than sham rESWT when combined with supervised exercises for improving pain and function in patients with subacromial shoulder pain.Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1.Patients between 25 and 70 years of age with subacromial shoulder pain with and without calcification in the rotator cuff lasting at least 3 months were assessed for eligibility; 143 patients were recruited. Participants were allocated (1:1
Yoga, PhysicalTherapy, or Education for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial. Yoga is effective for mild to moderate chronic low back pain (cLBP), but its comparative effectiveness with physicaltherapy (PT) is unknown. Moreover, little is known about yoga's effectiveness in underserved patients with more severe functional disability and pain.To determine whether yoga is noninferior to PT for cLBP.12-week, single-blind, 3-group randomized noninferiority trial and subsequent
In-patient physiotherapy for adults on veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation â€“ United Kingdom ECMO Physiotherapy Network: A consensus agreement for best practice 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 is increasing, there is not a sufficient amount to write evidence-based guidelines; hence the development of a consensus document, using knowledge and experience of the specialist physiotherapists working with patients receiving ECMO. The document outlines safety aspects, practicalities and additional treatment
eligible for direct home discharge. The experimental group followed a self-directed home exercise program for 10 weeks. The control group received the standard protocol for physicaltherapy that included in-home visits with a physical therapist for the first 2 weeks followed by formal outpatient physicaltherapy for 8 weeks. Functional outcomes were measured using validated instruments including the Harris hip score (HHS), the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC (...) in unsupervised home exercise (n = 54) at any time point (HHS, p = 0.82; WOMAC, p = 0.80; and SF-36 physical health, p = 0.90).This randomized trial suggests that unsupervised home exercise is both safe and efficacious for a majority of patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, and formal physicaltherapy may not be required.Therapeutic Level I. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.
A survey of physicians and physiotherapists on physical activity promotion in Nigeria Effective control of non-communicable diseases and promotion of population-wide physical activity participation require the active engagement of health professionals. Physiotherapists and physicians, as part of their practice, routinely screen and assess physical activity status, and recommend health enhancing physical activity participation for their patients. This study aims to compare Nigerian (...) physiotherapists and physicians' knowledge of physical activity message, role perception and confidence, perceived feasibility and barriers, and overall disposition to promoting physical activity in their practice.A total of 153 physicians and 94 physiotherapists recruited from 10 government hospitals in five states in Northern Nigeria completed a standardized physical activity promotion questionnaire that elicited information on the knowledge of physical activity, role perception and confidence, feasibility
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 Community Reintegration Measure, Stroke-specific quality of life scale, Caregiver strain index and Physicaltherapy patient satisfaction questionnaire.A total of 108 stroke survivors and 45 caregivers participated in this study. The average age of the stroke survivors was 54 years (standard deviation = 12.73 (...) Stroke survivorsâ€™ 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 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
Massive open online courses for educating physiotherapists about spinal cord injuries: a descriptive study This was a descriptive study with the primary objective of describing two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) about the physiotherapy management of spinal cord injuries. We sought to determine the number of participants who registered and then completed the MOOCs, and changes in participants' knowledge. The secondary objective was to determine whether the MOOCs increased usage (...) of www.elearnSCI.org over the two 5-week periods in which the MOOCs were run.In total, 3500 and 10 000 physiotherapists and physiotherapy students registered for the MOOC in 2014 and 2016, respectively. Participants' knowledge increased by a median (interquartile) of 15% (5 to 25% for 2014; 0 to 25% for 2016). Lessons from www.elearnSCI.org that formed part of the MOOC were accessed a median (interquartile range) of 8626 (6150 to 10 773) and 17 631 (15 262 to 22 929) times per day during the 2014 and 2016 MOOCs
Effectiveness of Pelvic Physiotherapy in Children With Functional Constipation Compared With Standard Medical Care 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
Looking at the horizon after Brexit: Reflections of a physiotherapist 28979547 2018 11 13 1751-1437 18 1 2017 Feb Journal of the Intensive Care Society J Intensive Care Soc Looking at the horizon after Brexit: Reflections of a physiotherapist. 82 10.1177/1751143716675365 Polastri Massimiliano M Medical Department of Continuity of Care and Disability, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University Hospital St.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy. eng Journal Article 2017 02 01 England J Intensive
The Effect of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation on Shoulder Biomechanics: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Comparison to PhysicalTherapy. To establish the effects on shoulder biomechanics from a peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) treatment compared to physicaltherapy (PT) in stroke survivors with chronic hemiplegic shoulder pain.Single-site, pilot, randomized controlled trial for adults with chronic shoulder pain after stroke. Participants were randomized to receive a 3-week treatment of single (...) -lead PNS or physicaltherapy (PT). The outcomes included isometric shoulder abduction strength, pain-free shoulder external rotation range of motion (ROM), delay in initiation and termination of shoulder abduction electromyogram (EMG) activity, and the Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment (upper extremity section). Outcomes were measured at baseline, and at weeks 1, 4, 12, and 16.Twenty-five participants were recruited, 13 to PNS and 12 to PT. There were significant improvements for both PNS and PT
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 following a synthesis of the literature and an iterative process involving 47 end-users. Clinicians treating patients with musculoskeletal conditions were recruited from two Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy national conferences in Canada (...) A therapist-focused knowledge translation intervention for improving patient adherence in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice 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
In Patients over the age of 40 with plantarfasciopathy, is wearing a night splint nightly for 3 months effective in reducing pain when compared to exercisetherapy? Getting Evidence into Clinical Practice: Musculoskeletal Research Facilitation Group (CAT Group) Date: 02/02/2017 CAT Leads: Date CAT completed: 02/02/2017 Dean Peer, Email: Dean.firstname.lastname@example.org Review date 02/02/02020 Michele Evans Email: Michele.Evans2@nhs.net Specific Question: In Patients over the age of 40 with plantarfasciopathy (...) , is wearing a night splint nightly for 3 months effective in reducing pain when compared to exercisetherapy? Clinical bottom line The search revealed no evidence to answer this question or inform a change in practice. Further research is required. Why is this important? Plantarfasciopathy is a condition which can cause significant heel and mid-foot pain with a negative impact on function and mobility. Patients who have had a history of plantarfasciopathy are sometimes given a night splint to wear nightly
In adults and children with musculoskeletal pain and inflammatory arthritis, does hydrotherapy, compared with usual care/dry land physiotherapy, reduce pain and function, improve well-being and return to work/school and is it cost effective? application/msword
Intervention or Exposure physiotherapy, exercise and conservative management, including advice leaflets etc physiotherapy, exercise, conservative management, advice, leaflets, education, heat, ice, cryotherapy, hands-on, manual therapy, stretches, strengthening, weight loss, NSAIDS, pain killers, acupuncture, insoles, brace, rocker sole, hyaluronic acid Getting Evidence into Clinical Practice: Musculoskeletal Research Facilitation Group (CAT Group) Date: September 2017 CAT Lead: Ben Lannie Date CAT (...) In adults with ankle osteoarthritis is exercise/physiotherapy/rehabilitation/conservative treatment more effective than surgical options? Getting Evidence into Clinical Practice: Musculoskeletal Research Facilitation Group (CAT Group) Date: September 2017 CAT Lead: Ben Lannie Date CAT completed: August 2017 Email: email@example.com Date CAT to be reviewed: September 2020 Specific Question: In adults with ankle osteoarthritis is exercise / physiotherapy / rehabilitation / conservative
Program, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, District of Columbia Teresa Costello, MISCP, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Pg Cert Continence, Dip Acupuncture, Chartered Physiotherapist, Clinical Specialist in Women's Health and Continence—Teresa Costello Chartered Physiotherapist & HSE, Longford, Ireland Karen Litos, PT, DPT, WCS—No Mom Left Behind PhysicalTherapy, E. Lansing, Michigan Gillian Healy, BSc Physio Hons, MISCP—Enable Ireland, Ireland Rebecca G. Stephenson, PT, DPT, MS, CLT, WCS (...) 2 3 4 Abstract Author Information Article Outline 17/7/2017 Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Antepartum Population: Physical T... : Journal of Women’s Health PhysicalTherapy http://journals.lww.com/jwhpt/Fulltext/2017/05000/Pelvic_Girdle_Pain_in_the_Antepartum_Population__.7.aspx 2/27 Embody Physiotherapy & Wellness, LLC, Sewickley, Pennsylvania; Department of PhysicalTherapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Department of PhysicalTherapy, Chatham University, Pittsburgh
of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, District of Columbia Teresa Costello, MISCP, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Pg Cert Continence, Dip Acupuncture, Chartered Physiotherapist, Clinical Specialist in Women's Health and Continence—Teresa Costello Chartered Physiotherapist & HSE, Longford, Ireland Karen Litos, PT, DPT, WCS—No Mom Left Behind PhysicalTherapy , E. Lansing, Michigan Gillian Healy, BSc Physio Hons, MISCP—Enable Ireland, Ireland Rebecca G. Stephenson, PT, DPT, MS, CLT, WCS—Brigham (...) . The organization and classification of the document can guide research to address the paucity of evidence especially in the interventions with this population. 1 Embody Physiotherapy & Wellness, LLC, Sewickley, Pennsylvania ; Department of PhysicalTherapy , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Department of PhysicalTherapy , Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2 Oncology Rehab, Centennial, Colorado. 3 Department of PhysicalTherapy , Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania