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Preoperative physicaltherapy for severe osteoarthritis of the hip Preoperative physicaltherapy for severe osteoarthritis of the hip Preoperative physicaltherapy for severe osteoarthritis of the hip Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Preoperative physicaltherapy for severe osteoarthritis of the hip. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication (...) . 2014 Authors' objectives Physicaltherapy may be beneficial both before and after joint replacement surgery in patients with severe osteoarthritis (OA). In general, the goal of physicaltherapy in patients with OA is to increase function and physical activity despite pain and stiffness. Perioperative goals include faster recovery time, shorter hospital length of stay (LOS), and increased range of motion and function. Final publication URL The report may be purchased from: Indexing Status Subject
Spinal manipulative therapy and exercise for seniors with chronic neck pain Neck pain, common among the elderly population, has considerable implications on health and quality of life. Evidence supports the use of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and exercise to treat neck pain; however, no studies to date have evaluated the effectiveness of these therapies specifically in seniors.To assess the relative effectiveness of SMT and supervised rehabilitative exercise, both in combination (...) with and compared to home exercise (HE) alone for neck pain in individuals ages 65 years or older.Randomized clinical trial.Individuals 65 years of age or older with a primary complaint of mechanical neck pain, rated ≥3 (0-10) for 12 weeks or longer in duration.Patient self-report outcomes were collected at baseline and 4, 12, 26, and 52 weeks after randomization. The primary outcome was pain, measured by an 11-box numerical rating scale. Secondary outcomes included disability (Neck Disability Index), general
Alexander technique and Supervised PhysiotherapyExercises in back paiN (ASPEN): a four-group randomised feasibility trial Alexander Technique and Supervised PhysiotherapyExercises in back paiN (ASPEN) Feasibility Trial 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
to standard treatment. The physiotherapy programme included deep breathing exercises, mobilizations and incentive spirometry.Spirometric predicted values and chest radiographs were measured before treatment and at discharge and the length of hospital stay was recorded. Assessors were blinded to the intervention.A comparative analysis showed a significant improvement of spirometric parameters in the intervention group; pre-to-post hospitalization predicted values showed significant changes in vital (...) The effects of a physiotherapy programme on patients with a pleural effusion: a randomized controlled trial To investigate the effects of a physiotherapy protocol on patients with pleural effusion.Randomized controlled trial.University hospital.A total of 104 consecutive inpatients with a medical diagnosis of pleural effusion.Patients were randomly allocated to a control group receiving standard treatment (medical treatment and drainage) or an intervention group treated with physiotherapy added
and the patients' needs. Current initiatives that are underway in the province to improve allocation of physiotherapy services for primary hip and knee replacement patients should be supported by the health care system. For patients who could attend an outpatient physiotherapy clinic, consideration may be given to a self-managed home exercise program with a physiotherapist monitoring through phone calls. The full benefit of a preoperative exercise program is not as yet realized. Final publication URL Indexing (...) Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip; Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knees; Continuity of Patient Care; PhysicalTherapy Modalities; Postoperative Care Language Published English Country of organisation Canada Province or state Ontario English summary An English language summary is available. Address for correspondence Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario, 130 Bloor Street West, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1N5 Email: EDSinfo
Physiotherapy for Parkinson's disease: a comparison of techniques. Despite medical therapies and surgical interventions for Parkinson's disease (PD), patients develop progressive disability. The role of physiotherapy is to maximise functional ability and minimise secondary complications through movement rehabilitation within a context of education and support for the whole person. The overall aim is to optimise independence, safety and wellbeing, thereby enhancing quality of life. Trials have (...) publications. The literature search included trials published up to the end of January 2012.Randomised controlled trials of one physiotherapy intervention versus another physiotherapy intervention in patients with PD.Data were abstracted independently from each paper by two authors. Trials were classified into the following intervention comparisons: general physiotherapy, exercise, treadmill training, cueing, dance and martial arts.A total of 43 trials were identified with 1673 participants. All trials
Systematic Reviews Author, Year Search Dates Study Design Inclusion Criteria AMSTAR (out of 11) Coppola and Collins, 2009 (6) Up to December 2007 RCTs Patients post-knee surgery where trials compared physicaltherapy with unsupervised home exercise programs 7 Dias et al, 2013 (7) Up to March 2013 RCTs Patients undergoing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy 8 Quality Assessment of Reviews To see the factors considered in determining the AMSTAR scores, see Appendix 2, Table A1. Given that the systematic (...) partial meniscectomy. No literature was identified which examined the effectiveness of physicaltherapy among patients recovering from arthroscopic knee ligament surgery such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. To reiterate, all RCTs identified by Coppola and Collins (6) were incorporated into the Dias et al (7) review, i.e., despite the older study’s broader range (“patients post-knee surgery”), it too found no literature on physiotherapy’s impact after arthroscopic knee ligament
on physical functioning 1 year after primary total hip or knee replacement surgery: 1. Home-based physiotherapy compared with inpatient physiotherapy 2. Clinic-based physiotherapy compared with self-managed home exercises 3. Preoperative exercise program compared with no preoperative exercise Based on one large randomized controlled trial of high quality, there is no advantage to receiving inpatient physiotherapy compared with a home-based physiotherapy program for primary total hip or knee replacement (...) patients. Based on one large randomized controlled trial of low to moderate quality, there is no advantage to attending an outpatient physiotherapy clinic and practicing a self-managed home exercise program when compared with practicing a self-managed home exercise program and receiving supportive/monitoring phone calls from a physiotherapist for primary total hip or knee replacement patients. Based on one large randomized controlled trial of moderate quality, there is no advantage of an exercise
Temperature Measurements in Rehabilitation in Patients with Completely Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament before and after RegentK and Physiotherapy. Acute skin surface temperature effects on the knee were investigated after a manual therapy developed by Mohamed Khalifa (RegentK) compared to standard physiotherapy in patients with completely ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Twenty patients participated in this study. They were randomly assigned to group A (receiving RegentK) or group (...) B (physiotherapy). Each group consisted of 10 patients. Temperature values were registered on four spots (three on the knee, one on the foot) of the injured and the healthy leg (control). Skin temperature increased significantly after RegentK on all sites of the injured leg, but after physiotherapy only the measurement spots on the knee showed significant increases. After RegentK the temperature had also increased significantly on the control leg, whereas in group B, the results were
Media Releases 2013 Media Releases 2012 Media Releases Search Physiotherapy: lateral epicondylitis Physiotherapy: lateral epicondylitis Introduction Tennis elbow affects 1–3% of the population; risk factors include smoking, obesity, being aged 45–54 and two or more hours of repetitive movement per day. Intervention A physiotherapy program that includes exercise, elbow manipulation (manual therapy) and self-manipulation. Progressive exercise of the wrist extensor muscles may also be used alone (...) : †corticosteroid injection v wait and see; ‡physiotherapy v wait and see; §corticosteroid injection v physiotherapy. *Significant differences between groups (P‹0.01) Source: Bisset L, Beller E, Jull G et al. Mobilisation with movement and exercise, corticosteroid injection, or wait and see for tennis elbow: randomised trial. BMJ. 2006;333(7575):939. Availability A physiotherapy program will typically involve eight 30-minute sessions with a physiotherapist. To find a physiotherapist, go to The Australian
Comprehensive physiotherapyexercise programme or advice for chronic whiplash (PROMISE): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Evidence suggests that brief physiotherapy programmes are as effective for acute whiplash-associated disorders as more comprehensive programmes; however, whether this also holds true for chronic whiplash-associated disorders is unknown. We aimed to estimate the effectiveness of a comprehensive exercise programme delivered by physiotherapists compared with advice (...) and comprehensive physiotherapyexercise programme. The need to identify effective and affordable strategies to prevent and treat acute through to chronic whiplash associated disorders is an important health priority. Future avenues of research might include improving understanding of the mechanisms responsible for persistent pain and disability, investigating the effectiveness and timing of drugs, and study of content and delivery of education and advice.The National Health and Medical Research Council
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Effect of physicaltherapy on pain and function in patients with hip osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial. There is limited evidence supporting use of physicaltherapy for hip osteoarthritis.To determine efficacy of physicaltherapy on pain and physical function in patients with hip osteoarthritis.Randomized, placebo-controlled, participant- and assessor-blinded trial involving 102 community volunteers with hip pain levels of 40 or higher on a visual analog scale of 100 mm (range, 0-100 (...) mm; 100 indicates worst pain possible) and hip osteoarthritis confirmed by radiograph. Forty-nine patients in the active group and 53 in the sham group underwent 12 weeks of intervention and 24 weeks of follow-up (May 2010-February 2013) INTERVENTIONS: Participants attended 10 treatment sessions over 12 weeks. Active treatment included education and advice, manual therapy, home exercise, and gait aid if appropriate. Sham treatment included inactive ultrasound and inert gel. For 24 weeks after
Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Activities of Daily Living; Adults; Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee; ExerciseTherapy; Knee Joint; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Pain; PhysicalTherapy Modalities; Preoperative Care; Range of Motion, Articular; Recovery of Function; Treatment Outcome Language Published English Country of organisation United States English summary An English language summary is available. Address for correspondence HAYES, Inc., 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446 (...) Preoperative physicaltherapy for severe osteoarthritis of the knee Preoperative physicaltherapy for severe osteoarthritis of the knee Preoperative physicaltherapy for severe osteoarthritis of the knee Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Preoperative physicaltherapy for severe osteoarthritis of the knee. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory
Cost-effectiveness of exercisetherapy after corticosteroid injection for moderate to severe shoulder pain due to subacromial impingement syndrome: a trial-based analysis To perform a cost-effectiveness analysis of subacromial corticosteroid injection combined with exercise compared with exercise alone in patients with moderate to severe shoulder pain from subacromial impingement syndrome.A within-trial cost-effectiveness analysis with 232 patients randomized to physiotherapy-led injection (...) combined with exercise (n = 115) or exercise alone (n = 117). The analysis was from a health care perspective with 24-week follow-up. Resource use information was collected from all patients on interventions, medication, primary and secondary care contacts, private health care use and over-the-counter purchases. The measure of outcome was quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), calculated from EQ-5D responses at baseline and three further time points. An incremental cost-effectiveness analysis
Cost-effectiveness of exercisetherapy after corticosteroid injection for moderate to severe shoulder pain due to subacromial impingement syndrome: a trial-based analysis 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.
Chest physiotherapy for pneumonia in children. Pneumonia is an inflammatory lung disease and it is the greatest cause of deaths in children younger than five years of age worldwide. Chest physiotherapy is widely used in the treatment of pneumonia because it can help to eliminate inflammatory exudates and tracheobronchial secretions, remove airway obstructions, reduce airway resistance, enhance gas exchange and reduce the work of breathing. Thus, chest physiotherapy may contribute to patient (...) recovery as an adjuvant treatment even though its indication remains controversial.To assess the effectiveness of chest physiotherapy in relation to time until clinical resolution in children (from birth up to 18 years old) of either gender with any type of pneumonia.We searched CENTRAL 2013, Issue 4; MEDLINE (1946 to May week 4, 2013); EMBASE (1974 to May 2013); CINAHL (1981 to May 2013); LILACS (1982 to May 2013); Web of Science (1950 to May 2013); and PEDro (1950 to May 2013).We consulted
Chest physiotherapy compared to no chest physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis. Chest physiotherapy is widely used in people with cystic fibrosis in order to clear mucus from the airways.To determine the effectiveness and acceptability of chest physiotherapy compared to no treatment or spontaneous cough alone to improve mucus clearance in cystic fibrosis.We searched the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group Trials Register which comprises references identified from comprehensive (...) electronic database searches and handsearches of relevant journals and abstract books of conference proceedings.Date of the most recent search of the Group's Cystic Fibrosis Trials Register: 04 February 2013.Randomised or quasi-randomised clinical studies in which a form of chest physiotherapy (airway clearance technique) were taken for consideration in people with cystic fibrosis compared with either no physiotherapy treatment or spontaneous cough alone.Both authors independently assessed study
Effective Interventions Involving PhysicalTherapy and Oral Exercises to Reduce Symptoms Associated with TMD UTCAT2487, Found CAT view, CRITICALLY APPRAISED TOPICs University: | | ORAL HEALTH EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROGRAM View the CAT / Title Effective Interventions Involving PhysicalTherapy and Oral Exercises to Reduce Symptoms Associated with TMD Clinical Question In an adult dental patient experiencing TMJ dysfunction, does the combined efforts of physicaltherapy and exercise relieve TMD (...) into groups based on techniques used. Fourteen studies investigated the use of exercise or manual therapy, eight studies investigated the use of electrotherapy, seven studies investigated the use of relaxation training or biofeedback, and one study investigated the use of exercise and electrotherapy. The analysis from this systemic review of articles and controlled clinical trials revealed that symptoms improved during treatment with the majority forms of physicaltherapy, including placebo. Almost always
A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing occupational therapy with home-based exercises in conservative treatment of rotator cuff tears This pilot study evaluates the outcome after occupational therapy, compared to home-based exercises in the conservative treatment of patients with full thickness rotator cuff tears.Forty-three adult subjects (range, 18-75 years), who had a full thickness rupture of the rotator cuff which was verified by magnetic imaging tomography, with clinical (...) signs of a chronic rotator cuff impingement, and who were available for follow-up, were randomized to occupational therapy or to independent home-based exercises using a booklet. After drop-out, 38 patients were available for full examination at follow-up. Before therapy and after 2 months of conservative treatment, pain intensity, the Constant-Murley score, isokinetic strength testing in abduction and external rotation, functional limitation, clinical shoulder tests and health-related quality