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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765192/pinch-aperture-proprioception-reliability-and-feasibility-study
#1
Abdalghani Yahya, Timothy von Behren, Shira Levine, Marcio Dos Santos
[Purpose] To establish the reliability and feasibility of a novel pinch aperture device to measure proprioceptive joint position sense. [Subjects and Methods] Reliability of the pinch aperture device was assessed in 21 healthy subjects. Following familiarization with a 15° target position of the index finger and thumb, subjects performed 5 trials in which they attempted to actively reproduce the target position without visual feedback. This procedure was repeated at a testing session on a separate date, and the between-session intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was calculated...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765191/alleviation-of-posttraumatic-dizziness-by-restoration-of-the-cervical-lordosis-a-cbp-%C3%A2-case-study-with-a-one-year-follow-up
#2
Miles O Fortner, Paul A Oakley, Deed E Harrison
[Purpose] To present the successful treatment of posttraumatic dizziness and neck pains that were initiated in a patient following a whiplash event. [Subject and Methods] A 46 year old male suffered a whiplash event that initiated neck pain and dizziness symptoms. The patient had many positive orthopedic findings and demonstrated a forward head posture and cervical hypolordosis. The patient was treated by Chiropractic BioPhysics® technique including cervical extension traction, extension exercises and spinal manipulative therapy initially three times a week for 16-weeks, and once a month thereafter...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765190/evaluating-equilibrium-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#3
REVIEW
Forough Ferdowsi, Zahra Sadat Rezaeian
[Purpose] The purpose of this review was to summarize available methods and equipment which are administered to evaluate the balance in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. [Subjects and Methods] A literature search was performed and reviewed using the narrative approach. This study reviewed English articles concerning balance assessment methods in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction subjects from 1985 to 2015 using the following key words: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Postural Control, Equilibrium, Balance and Stability...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765189/effect-of-capacitive-and-resistive-electric-transfer-on-changes-in-muscle-flexibility-and-lumbopelvic-alignment-after-fatiguing-exercise
#4
Yuki Yokota, Takuya Sonoda, Yuto Tashiro, Yusuke Suzuki, Yu Kajiwara, Hala Zeidan, Yasuaki Nakayama, Mirei Kawagoe, Kanako Shimoura, Masataka Tatsumi, Kengo Nakai, Yuichi Nishida, Tsubasa Bito, Soyoka Yoshimi, Tomoki Aoyama
[Purpose] This study aimed to clarify the effects of Capacitive and Resistive electric transfer (CRet) on changes in muscle flexibility and lumbopelvic alignment after fatiguing exercise. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-two healthy males were assigned into either the CRet (n=11) or control (n=11) group. Fatiguing exercise and CRet intervention were applied at the quadriceps muscle of the participants' dominant legs. The Ely test, pelvic tilt, lumbar lordosis, and superficial temperature were measured before and after exercise and for 30 minutes after intervention...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765188/influence-of-peripheral-magnetic-stimulation-of-soleus-muscle-on-h-and-m-waves
#5
Tadamitsu Matsuda, Taichi Kurayama, Miki Tagami, Yuji Fujino, Atsushi Manji, Yasuaki Kusumoto, Kazu Amimoto
[Purpose] This study evaluated the effects of repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation of the soleus muscle on spinal cord and peripheral motor nerve excitability. [Subjects and Methods] Twelve healthy adults (mean age 22 years) who provided written informed consent were administered repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation for 10 min. Pre-and post-stimulation latencies and amplitudes of H- and M-waves of the soleus muscle were measured using electromyography and compared using paired t-tests. [Results] Pre- and post-stimulation latencies (28...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765187/gross-motor-skill-development-of-kindergarten-children-in-japan
#6
Thanda Aye, Tsugumi Kuramoto-Ahuja, Tamae Sato, Kaori Sadakiyo, Miyoko Watanabe, Hitoshi Maruyama
[Purpose] The purposes of this study were to assess and explore the gender-based differences in gross motor skill development of 5-year-old Japanese children. [Subjects and Methods] This cross-sectional study recruited 60 healthy 5-year-old (third-year kindergarten, i.e., nencho ) children (34 boys, 26 girls) from one local private kindergarten school in Otawara city, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Gross motor skills, including six locomotor and six object control skills, were assessed using the test of gross motor development, second edition (TGMD-2)...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765186/effect-of-the-frequency-of-therapy-on-the-performance-of-activities-of-daily-living-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#7
Eun-Young Park, Eun-Joo Kim
[Purpose] This study investigated the frequency effect of physical and occupational therapy on activities of daily living performance in children with cerebral palsy. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 162 children with cerebral palsy who attended a convalescent or rehabilitation center for disabled individuals or a special school for physical disabilities in South Korea participated in this study. The Pediatric Evaluation Disability Inventory was used to collect data on activities of daily living performance according to physical therapy frequency based on neurodevelopmental therapy for 1 year...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765185/the-immediate-effects-of-taping-therapy-on-knee-pain-and-depression-in-patients-with-degenerative-arthritis
#8
Ji-Won Han, Dong-Kyu Lee, Chi-Bok Park
[Purpose] This study aims to identify the immediate effects of taping therapy on knee pain and depression among patients with degenerative arthritis. [Subjects and Methods] In total, 32 patients with degenerative arthritis were randomly assigned to one of two groups: the experimental group that underwent taping therapy and the control group that underwent regular treatment (16 patients per group). In the experimental group, therapeutic tape was wrapped all around the knee joint. Pain and depression were measured using the visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), respectively...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765184/the-effect-of-respiratory-exercise-on-trunk-control-pulmonary-function-and-trunk-muscle-activity-in-chronic-stroke-patients
#9
Dong-Kyu Lee, Se-Hun Kim
[Purpose] This study aims to identify the effect of respiratory exercise on trunk control, pulmonary function, and trunk muscle activity in chronic stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] The study included 24 chronic stroke patients who were randomly assigned, 12 each, to the experimental and control groups, and received neurodevelopmental treatment. Moreover, the experimental group underwent respiratory exercise. In each patient, the trunk control was measured using the Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS); muscle activity of the trunk, through the surface electromyogram; and pulmonary function, using the pneumatometer...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765183/the-effect-of-chest-expansion-exercise-with-tens-on-gait-ability-and-trunk-control-in-chronic-stroke-patients
#10
Sin-Jun Park, Kyun-Hee Cho, Soon-Hee Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of chest expansion exercise with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on gait ability and trunk control of patient with stroke. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were divided into 7 in the chest expansion exercise with TENS group (experimental group) and 7 in the chest expansion exercise with placebo TENS (control group). The gait ability and trunk contol were measured using Six-Minute Walk Test, Tinetti gait index and Trunk impairment scale (TIS)...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765182/influence-of-ankle-dorsiflexion-range-of-motion-on-heel-rise-time-during-gait
#11
Min-Hyeok Kang
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between weight-bearing (WB) and non-WB ankle dorsiflexion (DF) range of motion (ROM) and ankle movement during gait, including heel-rise time and ankle DF at heel-rise. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty healthy male subjects were recruited for this study. Ankle DF ROM of both feet was measured under the WB and non-WB conditions. Heel-rise time and ankle DF at heel-rise in both feet during gait were measured using a motion analysis system. Pearson product moment correlations were used to identify correlation ankle DF ROM and ankle movement during gait...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765181/assessment-of-leg-muscle-activity-using-toe-tapping-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-comparison-of-two-types-of-toe-tapping
#12
Seira Taniguchi, Ferdinand Peper, Tetsuya Shimokawa
[Purpose] This study investigates two types of toe tapping, i.e., "closed," with both feet on the floor, and "open," in which the foot does not touch the ground, and evaluates their usefulness in combination with monitoring of muscle activity during toe tapping. [Subjects and Methods] The study enrolled 11 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and 9 controls (Controls). The tibialis anterior (TA) and gastrocnemius (GS) muscle activity during toe tapping was measured using surface electromyography...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765180/effects-of-circular-gait-training-on-balance-balance-confidence-in-patients-with-stroke-a-pilot-study
#13
Shin-Kyu Park, Sung-Jin Kim, Tak Yong Yoon, Suk-Min Lee
[Purpose] This study aimed to investigate the effects of circular gait training on balance and balance confidence in patients with stroke. [Subjects and Methods] Fifteen patients with stroke were randomly divided into either the circular gait training (CGT) group (n=8) or the straight gait training (SGT) group (n=7). Both groups had conventional therapy that adhered to the neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) approach, for 30 min. In addition, the CGT group performed circular gait training, and the SGT group practiced straight gait training for 30 min...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765179/is-early-treatment-for-mild-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-superior-over-the-traditional-watch-wait-approach-a-case-report-with-long-term-follow-up
#14
Paul A Oakley
[Purpose] To present a case of the complete correction of mild suspected adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in support of the argument that early aggressive treatment is superior to the traditional 'watch & wait' approach. [Subject and Methods] A 9-year-old female presented with a 14° thoracic curve indicative of early adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The parents consented to immediate and early treatment with the SpineCor dynamic and corrective scoliosis brace. The brace was worn 20 hours per day and check-ups were performed every three months...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765178/gender-difference-in-factors-affecting-the-medial-longitudinal-arch-height-of-the-foot-in-healthy-young-adults
#15
Katsuhito Nagano, Risako Okuyama, Natsuki Taniguchi, Tomoki Yoshida
[Purpose] Medial longitudinal arch (MLA) height is associated with various injuries and diseases and gender differences, if any. This study aimed to examine factors affecting the MLA height associated with gender differences in healthy subjects with no orthopedic disorders. [Subjects and Methods] This study included 36 healthy adults (19 males, 17 females; mean age, 21.8 ± 3.6 years; body mass index, 21.1 ± 2.0 kg/m2 ). Their height, body weight, foot length, muscle strength of the tibialis posterior muscle (TPM), toe-gripping strength, hallux valgus angle, inversion microdactylia angle, angle of leg-heel alignment, femoro-tibial angle, and navicular height were measured...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765177/new-estimation-model-of-the-initial-lower-limb-angle-to-improve-angle-estimation-during-the-extension-phase-of-standing-up-movement
#16
Fang Jin, Takayuki Nagasaki, Chikamune Wada
[Purpose] An estimation model of the knee and ankle joint angles during the extension phase was proposed in the previous study. However, it had limited use because of the fixed initial lower limb angle before standing up. This study aimed to propose a new estimation model of the initial lower limb angle to improve the angle estimation during extension phase. [Subjects and Methods] Seven healthy male volunteers were enrolled. The new estimation model approximated the initial lower limb angle using a force sensor plate that measured the plantar pressure of the subjects...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765176/impairments-of-postural-control-functional-performance-and-strength-in-morbidly-obese-patients-awaiting-bariatric-surgery-in-comparison-to-healthy-individuals
#17
Max Lennart Eckstein, Jimmy Bradley Lawrence, Christoph Otto, Peggy Kotsch, Janin Messerschmidt, Richard Michael Bracken, Othmar Moser
[Purpose] There is a lack of information evaluating specific markers of performance in patients awaiting bariatric surgery. We aimed to assess the postural control, functional performance, strength and endurance performance for morbidly obese patients awaiting bariatric surgery compared to lean controls. [Subjects and Methods] All parameters were assessed by modified Y-balance test, timed-up-and-go-test, maximum strength testing on resistance exercise equipment and cardio-pulmonary exercise testing on a cycle ergometer in 10 morbidly obese patients awaiting bariatric surgery and 10 age- and sex-matched lean controls...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765175/the-impact-of-walking-speed-on-interlimb-coordination-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Cheng-Chieh Lin, Robert C Wagenaar
[Purpose] Interlimb coordination can be affected by the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease and may result in an increased risk of falls. The purpose of the current study was to compare changes in interlimb coordination in individuals with Parkinson's disease to healthy older adults while systematically manipulating walking speed. [Subjects and Methods] Participants walked on a treadmill while systematically increasing and decreasing the walking speed between 0.22 and 1.30 m/s. Kinematic data were collected by means of a three dimensional motion capture system...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706725/alleviation-of-neck-pain-by-the-non-surgical-rehabilitation-of-a-pathologic-cervical-kyphosis-to-a-normal-lordosis-a-cbp-%C3%A2-case-report
#19
Alyssa K Dennis, Paul A Oakley, Michael T Weiner, Tara A VanVranken, David A Shapiro, Deed E Harrison
[Purpose] To present a case of the therapeutic reversal of a cervical kyphosis into a lordosis in a patient who presented with neck pain and headaches. [Subject and Methods] A 24-year-old male irritated his neck while dancing. Upon examination it was revealed he had an excessive, 45 mm forward head translation and a 15° cervical kyphosis from C3-C6. The patient was treated with Chiropractic BioPhysics® methods aimed at restoring the cervical lordosis by mirror image® , neck extension exercises, cervical extension traction, and spinal manipulative therapy...
April 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706724/outcome-measures-for-adherence-to-home-exercises-among-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Hironobu Uzawa, Sally Davis
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate what outcome measures are reliable in the evaluation of adherence to home exercises among patients with chronic low back pain. [Methods] A systematic review on articles related to adherence to home exercises for patients with chronic low back pain was conducted, and outcome measures and psychometric properties were extracted and evaluated in terms of validity and reliability. [Results] A total of 4,583 articles were identified, and eight articles were finally included after screening...
April 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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