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Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704627/task-specific-training-for-adults-with-chronic-knee-pain-a-case-series
#1
Allyn M Bove, Nancy Baker, Heather Livengood, Visnja King, Joseph Mancino, Adam Popchak, G Kelley Fitzgerald
Study Design Case series. Background Recent evidence suggests that traditional impairment-based rehabilitation approaches for patients with knee pain may not result in improved function or reduced disability. This case series describes a novel task-specific training approach to exercise therapy for patients with chronic knee pain and reports changes in measures of clinical outcome (pain and physical function) following participation in the training program. Case Description Seven patients with chronic knee pain aged ≥ 40 years were included...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704626/the-effectiveness-of-neural-mobilization-for-neuro-musculoskeletal-conditions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Annalie Basson, Benita Olivier, Richard Ellis, Michel Coppieters, Aimee Stewart, Witness Mudzi
Study Design Systematic review with meta-analysis. Background Neural mobilization (NM) or neurodynamics is a movement-based intervention aimed at restoring the homeostasis in and around the nervous system. The current level of evidence for NM is largely unknown. Objectives To determine the efficacy of NM for musculoskeletal conditions with a neuropathic component. Methods Databases were searched for randomised trials investigating the effect of NM for neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Standard methods for article identification, selection and quality appraisal were used...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704625/neuro-endocrine-response-following-a-thoracic-spinal-manipulation-in-healthy-men
#3
Kesava Kovanur Sampath, Erik Botnmark, Ramakrishnan Mani, James David Cotter, Rajesh Katare, Pujika Emani Munasinghe, Steve Tumilty
Study Design Randomized controlled trial. Background Spinal manipulation (SM) can trigger a cascade of responses involving multiple systems including the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the endocrine system, specifically the hypothalamic-pituitary (HP) axis. However, no manual therapy study has investigated the neuroendocrine response to SM (i.e., SNS-HP axis) in the same trial. Objective To determine short-term changes in SNS activity; heart rate variability (HRV) and endocrine activity (cortisol, testosterone and testosterone/cortisol (T/C) ratio) following a thoracic SM...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704624/a-systematic-review-of-emg-studies-in-normal-shoulders-to-inform-postoperative-rehabilitation-following-rotator-cuff-repair
#4
Peter K Edwards, Jay R Ebert, Chris Littlewood, Tim Ackland, Allan Wang
Study Design Systematic review. Background Electromyography (EMG) has previously been used to guide postoperative rehabilitation progression following rotator cuff repair, to prevent deleterious loading of early surgical repair. Objective To review the current literature investigating EMG during rehabilitation exercises in normal shoulders, to identify exercises that meet a cut point of ≤15% maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) and unlikely to result in excessive loading in the early postoperative stages...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704623/process-of-change-in-pain-related-fear-clinical-insights-from-a-single-case-of-persistent-back-pain-managed-with-cognitive-functional-therapy
#5
J P Caneiro, Anne Smith, Martin Rabey, G Lorimer Moseley, Peter O'Sullivan
Study Design Single-case report with repeated measures over 18 months. Background Management of persistent low back pain (PLBP) associated with high pain-related fear is complex. This single-case report aims to provide clinicians with an insight to the process of change in a person with PLBP and high bending-related fear, managed with an individualized behavioral approach - Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT). Case Description A retired manual worker with PLBP believed that his spine was degenerating, that bending would hurt him and avoidance was the only form of pain control...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704622/assessment-of-psychometric-properties-of-various-balance-assessment-tools-in-persons-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#6
Alice Y Y Chiu, Marco Y C Pang
Study Design Clinical measurement; cross-sectional, repeated measures. Background Persons with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) are known to have balance impairments. The psychometric properties of various balance assessment tools have not been evaluated in this population. Objective To examine the floor and ceiling effects, item difficulty and item discrimination index, internal consistency, reliability, and validity of the Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest), Mini-BESTest, Brief-BESTest and Berg balance scale (BBS) in persons with CSM...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704621/making-sense-of-low-back-pain-and-pain-related-fear
#7
Samantha Bunzli, Anne Smith, Robert Schütze, Ivan Lin, Peter O'Sullivan
Synopsis Pain-related fear is implicated in the transition from acute to chronic low back pain and the persistence of disabling low back pain, making it a key target for physiotherapy intervention. The current understanding of pain-related fear is that it is a psychopathological problem where people who catastrophise about the meaning of pain become trapped in a vicious cycle of avoidance behaviour, pain and disability, as recognised in the Fear Avoidance Model. However there is evidence that pain-related fear can also be seen as a common sense response to deal with low back pain, for example, when one is told that their back is vulnerable, degenerating or damaged...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704620/rasch-model-analysis-gives-new-insights-into-the-structural-validity-of-the-quick-dash-in-patients-with-musculoskeletal-shoulder-pain
#8
Christina Jerosch-Herold, Rachel Chester, Lee Shepstone
Study Design Cross-sectional secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study. Background The Quick-DASH is a widely used outcome measure which has been extensively evaluated using classical test theory (CTT). Rasch model analysis can identify strengths and weaknesses of rating scales which goes beyond CTT approaches. It uses a mathematical model to test the fit between the observed data and expected responses and converts ordinal-level scores into interval-level measurement. Objective To test the structural validity of the Quick-DASH using Rasch analysis...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683233/development-of-a-clinician-rated-drop-vertical-jump-scale-for-patients-undergoing-rehabilitation-after-acl-reconstruction-a-delphi-approach
#9
Sheila S Gagnon, Trevor B Birmingham, Bert M Chesworth, Dianne Bryant, Melanie Werstine, J Robert Giffin
Study Design Delphi panel study. Background Biomechanical parameters measured during a drop vertical jump task are risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and are targeted during rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. A clinically feasible tool that quantifies observed performance on the drop vertical jump would help inform treatment efforts. The content and scoring of such a tool should be deliberated upon by a group of experts throughout its development. Objectives To establish consensus on the content and scoring on a Clinician-Rated Drop Vertical Jump Scale (DVJS) for use during rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683232/spadi-and-quickdash-are-similarly-responsive-in-patients-undergoing-physical-therapy-for-shoulder-pain
#10
Rachel Chester, Christina Jerosch-Herold, Jeremy Lewis, Lee Shepstone
Study Design Prospective multicenter longitudinal cohort study. Background A key component of assessing clinical effectiveness is to compare instruments measuring similar outcomes and to select one that is sufficiently responsive. Despite their widespread use in reporting outcome, the responsiveness of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) and Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH), have not been compared and reported within the same population. Objective To compare the responsiveness of the SPADI and QuickDASH in a single large cohort of patients...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683231/sound-intensity-feedback-during-running-reduces-loading-rates-and-impact-peak
#11
Jeremiah J Tate, Clare E Milner
Study Design Controlled laboratory study, within session design. Background Gait retraining has been proposed as an effective intervention to reduce impact loading in runners at risk of stress fractures. Interventions that can be easily implemented in the clinic are needed. Objective To assess the immediate effects of sound intensity feedback related to impact during running on vertical impact peak (VIP), peak vertical instantaneous loading rate (VILR), and vertical average loading rate (VALR). Methods Fourteen healthy, college-aged runners who ran at least 9...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683230/observational-scapular-dyskinesis-known-groups-validity-in-patients-with-and-without-shoulder-pain
#12
Hillary A Plummer, Jonathan C Sum, Federico Pozzi, Rini Varghese, Lori A Michener
Study Design Cross-sectional. Background The scapular dyskinesis test (SDT) has demonstrated reliability and validity, but the utility for clinical decision-making is unclear. Objectives Characterize the prevalence of scapular dyskinesis in participants with and without shoulder pain, and to determine the influence of blinding to the presence of shoulder pain on prevalence of scapular dyskinesis. Methods Participants (n=135), 67 with shoulder pain and 68 healthy controls, were included in this study. The SDT was performed by 2 examiners, from a total of 21 physical therapists...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622751/clinical-prediction-models-for-patients-with-nontraumatic-knee-pain-in-primary-care-a-systematic-review-and-internal-validation-study
#13
Guus Panken, Arianne P Verhagen, Caroline B Terwee, Martijn W Heymans
Study Design A systematic review and validation study. Background Many prognostic models of knee pain outcomes have been developed for use in primary care. Variability among published studies with regard to patient population, outcome measures, and relevant prognostic factors hampers the generalizability and implementation of these models. Objectives To summarise existing prognostic models in patients with knee pain in a primary care setting and to develop and internally validate new summary prognostic model(s)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622749/general-exercise-does-not-improve-long-term-pain-and-disability-in-individuals-with-whiplash-associated-disorders-a-systematic-review
#14
Alexandra Griffin, Andrew Leaver, Niamh Moloney
Study Design Systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Background General exercise, defined as purposeful physical activity involving repetitive exercises, and incorporating multiple muscle groups, is frequently used in the management of whiplash associated disorders (WAD). Evidence supporting its efficacy is not well established. Objectives To determine whether general exercise is effective in reducing pain and disability in people with WAD. Methods Studies published in English in peer-reviewed journals between January 1990 and May 2015 were eligible if they evaluated a general exercise intervention compared with a different intervention or control...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622489/the-role-of-exercise-and-patient-education-in-the-noninvasive-management-of-whiplash-a-clinical-commentary
#15
Trudy Rebbeck
Synopsis The majority of people with whiplash associated disorder (WAD) do not have neurological deficit or fracture and are therefore largely managed with non-surgical interventions such as exercise, patient education, and behavioral based-interventions. To date clinical guidelines, systematic reviews, and the results of high quality randomized controlled trials recommend exercise and patient education as the primary interventions for people in both acute and chronic stages after injury. However, the relatively weak evidence and small effect sizes in individual trials have led authors of some systematic reviews to reach equivocal recommendations for either exercise or patient education and for policy makers and funders to question whether the more expensive intervention (exercise) should be funded at all...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622487/an-integrated-model-of-chronic-whiplash-associated-disorder
#16
David M Walton, James M Elliott
Synopsis The development of persistent symptoms following whiplash injury from a motor vehicle collision (MVC) is common and contributes substantially to societal and personal costs. The popular Quebec Task Force (QTF) classification system of whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) was meant to function as a prognostic and intervention decision aid, but its usefulness has been questioned. Emerging evidence highlights the heterogeneity of WAD by demonstrating physical and psychological impairments that are unique to those who develop persistent symptoms...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622485/the-nature-of-whiplash-in-a-compensable-environment-injury-disability-rehabilitation-and-compensation-systems
#17
Luke B Connelly
Synopsis Whiplash is a compensable injury in many jurisdictions, but there is considerable heterogeneity in the compensation arrangements that apply across jurisdictions, even within some countries. These schemes have, however, been subject to a common set of inter-related concerns, chiefly concerning the incentives, behaviours, and outcomes that may arise when financial compensation for injuries is available to injured parties. This article provides a non-technical overview of some of those concerns through the lens of economics: principally, insurance economics and health economics, including related subsets such as information economics and agency theory, as well as economics and the law...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504068/psychometric-properties-of-the-deep-muscle-contraction-scale-for-assessment-of-the-drawing-in-maneuver-in-patients-with-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain
#18
Crystian B Oliveira, Ruben F Negrão Filho, Márcia R Franco, Priscila K Morelhão, Amanda C Araujo, Rafael Z Pinto
Study Design A prospective cohort study. Background Motor control dysfunctions have been commonly reported in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP). Physiotherapists need clinical tools with adequate psychometric properties to assess such patients in clinical practice. The deep muscle contraction (DMC) scale is a clinical rating scale for assessing patients' ability to voluntarily contract deep abdominal muscles. Objectives To investigate the intra-rater reliability, floor and ceiling effects, internal and external responsiveness and correlation analysis (with ultrasound measures) of the DMC scale in patients with chronic non-specific LBP undergoing a lumbar stabilization exercise program...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504067/effectiveness-of-inclusion-of-dry-needling-into-a-multimodal-therapy-program-for-patellofemoral-pain-a-randomized-parallel-group-trial
#19
Gemma V Espí-López, Pilar Serra-Añó, Juan Vicent-Ferrando, Miguel Sánchez-Moreno-Giner, Jose L Arias-Buría, Joshua Cleland, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Study Design Randomized controlled trial. Background Evidence suggests that multimodal interventions including exercise therapy may be effective for patellofemoral pain (PFP), however no study has investigated the effects of trigger point dry needling (TrP-DN) in people with PFP. Objectives To compare the effects of adding TrP-DN into a manual therapy and exercise program on pain, function, and disability in individuals with PFP. Methods Individuals with PFP (n=60) recruited from a public hospital in Valencia (Spain) were randomly allocated to manual therapy and exercises (n=30) or manual therapy and exercise plus TrP-DN (n=30)...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499344/the-responsiveness-and-minimal-important-change-mic-of-the-western-ontario-shoulder-instability-index-wosi-and-oxford-shoulder-instability-score-osis
#20
Just A van der Linde, Derk A van Kampen, Loes W A H van Beers, Derek F P van Deurzen, Daniël B F Saris, Caroline B Terwee
Study Design A prospective cohort study. Background Patient Reported Outcome Measurements (PROMs) are widely used to evaluate functional limitations. Considering PROMs for shoulder instability, information is lacking with regard to what constitutes a relevant change from baseline scores. Objectives To evaluate the responsiveness of the Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index (WOSI) and the Oxford Shoulder Instability Score (OSIS) and estimate their Minimal Important Change (MIC). Methods 105 consecutive patients with shoulder instability completed five PROMs at baseline and at 6-months follow-up...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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