Read by QxMD icon Read

Physiotherapy prescribing

François Segretin, Guillaume Paris, Sarah Cheriet, Yohann Delarue
OBJECTIVE: The chronic lateral epicondylitis is a common pathology with an economic impact. Actually, many costly therapies are prescribed without evidence of their effectiveness. Physical therapies seem to be neglected. However, they can correct actions at risk and involve the patient in his rehabilitation. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a standardized 2 month rehabilitation program composed of: an outpatient group education session, 18 liberal physical therapy sessions with correction of the posture of the trunk and shoulder, eccentric strengthening of the supinator muscles and the wrist extensor muscles, stretching, and some self daily exercises (transverse friction massage and stretching) according to Pernot-Comtet protocol...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
E H Coulter, A N McLean, J P Hasler, D B Allan, A McFadyen, L Paul
STUDY DESIGN: A pilot randomised controlled trial. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness and participant satisfaction of web-based physiotherapy in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Community patients of a national spinal injury unit in a university teaching hospital, Scotland, UK. METHODS: Twenty-four participants were recruited and randomised to receive 8 weeks of web-based physiotherapy (intervention), twice per week, or usual care (control)...
September 6, 2016: Spinal Cord
Kerry Peek, Mariko Carey, Robert Sanson-Fisher, Lisa Mackenzie
PURPOSE: Physiotherapists often prescribe self-management strategies for their patients. However, the effectiveness of these strategies in improving patient outcome is related to the rate of patient adherence. The aims of this study were to explore physiotherapists' views on the importance and perceived rates of patient adherence to physiotherapist prescribed self-management strategies; the perceived importance of methods physiotherapists can employ to aid patient adherence and the barriers to employing these methods...
August 24, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Joanne O'Connor, Dorothy McCaughan, Catriona McDaid, Alison Booth, Debra Fayter, Roccio Rodriguez-Lopez, Roy Bowers, Lisa Dyson, Cynthia P Iglesias, Simon Lalor, Rory J O'Connor, Margaret Phillips, Gita Ramdharry
BACKGROUND: Patients who have knee instability that is associated with neuromuscular disease (NMD) and central nervous system (CNS) conditions can be treated using orthoses, such as knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs). OBJECTIVES: To assess existing evidence on the effectiveness of orthoses; patient perspectives; types of orthotic devices prescribed in the UK NHS; and associated costs. METHODS: Qualitative study of views of orthoses users - a qualitative in-depth interview study was undertaken...
July 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Izabella Gomez, Éva Szekanecz, Zoltán Szekanecz, Tamás Bender
Physiotherapy of cancer patients is one of the most controversial issues in our country. Malignant diseases are firstly mentioned as a contraindication of physiotherapy. Until now, physiotherapy was not suggested (or only in limited accessibility) for those patients who had malignant disease in medical history. International medical practice was less restrictive in managing this topic. The development of imaging techniques put this question in a new light. On the basis of evidence, the majority of articles have reported beneficial effects of physiotherapy in cancer patients, and only few articles mentioned it as harmful...
July 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
Gregory S Kolt, Penny K Campbell, Thorlene Egerton, Ben Metcalf, Jessica Kasza, Andrew Forbes, Caroline Bills, Janette Gale, Anthony Harris, Stephen J Bunker, David J Hunter, Caroline A Brand, Rana S Hinman, Kim L Bennell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Marius von Knoch, Dirk Enders, Natasha I Schlothauer, Hans Michael Klinger, Iris Pigeot
INTRODUCTION: The expected duration of incapacity after arthroscopic shoulder surgery is an important factor for therapy planning. The aim of this study was to analyze the duration of sick leave after arthroscopic shoulder surgery in Germany and to identify factors associated with a longer duration of sick leave. We hypothesized that certain patient-related factors may be associated with a longer duration of sick leave. METHODS: Routine health care data of all patients insured by one German health insurance company who underwent inpatient arthroscopic shoulder surgery between 2010 and 2012 were included in the analysis of the duration of sick leave in this retrospective cohort study (level III evidence)...
June 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Emmah Baque, Leanne Sakzewski, Lee Barber, Roslyn N Boyd
AIM: To systematically review the efficacy of physiotherapy interventions to improve gross motor capacity, performance and societal participation in children aged 5-17 years with an acquired brain injury (ABI). METHODS: Randomized and non-randomized controlled trials, cohort, case series, case-control and case studies were included and classified according to grades of evidence. Methodological quality of studies was assessed using the Downs and Black (D&B) scale and quantitative data was analysed using effect sizes...
2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
M Porte, K Patte, A Dupeyron, J Cottalorda
Many practitioners, pediatricians, and general practitioners prescribe physical therapy when tracking scoliosis. However, has physical therapy alone proved its efficacy in the care of the scoliosis to slow down progression? Our purpose is to report the results of a literature review on the effectiveness of rehabilitation in idiopathic scoliosis. No current study presents sufficient scientific proof to validate the efficacy of isolated exercise therapy in scoliosis. Learned societies recognize, however, the efficacy of combining conservative therapy (brace+physiotherapy) in idiopathic scoliosis...
June 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Kim L Bennell, Penny K Campbell, Thorlene Egerton, Ben Metcalf, Jessica Kasza, Andrew Forbes, Caroline Bills, Janette Gale, Anthony Harris, Gregory S Kolt, Stephen J Bunker, David J Hunter, Caroline A Brand, Rana S Hinman
Objectives Investigate whether simultaneous telephone coaching improves the clinical effectiveness of a physiotherapist-prescribed home-based physical activity program for knee osteoarthritis (OA). Methods 168 inactive adults aged ≥50 with knee pain ≥4 (0-10 numeric rating scale (NRS)) and knee OA were recruited from the community and randomly assigned to a physiotherapy (PT) and coaching (N=84) or PT (N=84) group. All participants received 5x30 minute consultations with a physiotherapist over 6 months for education, home exercise and physical activity advice...
April 25, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
Ruth McCullagh, Eimear O'Connell, Sarah O'Meara, Ivan Perry, Anthony Fitzgerald, Kieran O'Connor, N Frances Horgan, Suzanne Timmons
BACKGROUND: Older adults experience functional decline in hospital leading to increased healthcare burden and morbidity. The benefits of augmented exercise in hospital remain uncertain. The aim of this trial is to measure the short and longer-term effects of augmented exercise for older medical in-patients on their physical performance, quality of life and health care utilisation. DESIGN & METHODS: Two hundred and twenty older medical patients will be blindly randomly allocated to the intervention or sham groups...
2016: BMC Geriatrics
Ozge Soyer, Cinar Ozen, Ozlem Cavkaytar, Cagri Senyücel, Yildiz Dallar
BACKGROUND: Although right middle lobe (RML)-atelectasis of the lungs is a common complication of asthma, the relevant data is limited. The aim of this study is to define the characteristics of RML atelectasis in asthma during childhood. METHODS: Children with asthma who had recently developed RML atelectasis were included; anti-inflammatory medications, clarithromycin, and inhaled salbutamol were prescribed, chest-physiotherapy (starting on the sixth day) was applied...
July 2016: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
A I Bello, Jna Quartey, M Lartey
BACKGROUND: The relative efficacy of conventional exercise therapy (CET) and behavioural graded activity (BGA) has not been fully established to inform the preference in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To compare CET and BGA on the treatment outcome of chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP). METHODOLOGY: Participants were assigned into either BGA or CET group in this randomized feasibility intervention. The CET group received supervised exercise therapy while BGA group engaged in individually prescribed sub-maximal activities based on time-contingent principles...
September 2015: Ghana Medical Journal
Dominique Hansen, Wendy Hens, Stefaan Peeters, Carla Wittebrood, Sofi Van Ussel, Dirk Verleyen, Dirk Vissers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Physical Therapy
Mélanie Morin, Chantale Dumoulin, Sophie Bergeron, Marie-Hélène Mayrand, Samir Khalifé, Guy Waddell, Marie-France Dubois
Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is a highly prevalent and debilitating condition yet its management relies mainly on non-empirically validated interventions. Among the many causes of PVD, there is growing evidence that pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunctions play an important role in its pathophysiology. Multimodal physiotherapy, which addresses these dysfunctions, is judged by experts to be highly effective and is recommended as a first-line treatment. However, the effectiveness of this promising intervention has been evaluated through only two small uncontrolled trials...
January 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Suzanne Nielsen, Gabrielle Campbell, Amy Peacock, Kimberly Smith, Raimondo Bruno, Wayne Hall, Milton Cohen, Louisa Degenhardt
Objective The aims of the present study were to describe the use, and barriers to the use, of non-medication pain therapies and to identify the demographic and clinical correlates of different non-opioid pain treatments.Methods The study was performed on a cohort (n = 1514) of people prescribed pharmaceutical opioids for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP). Participants reported lifetime and past month use of healthcare services, mental and physical health, pain characteristics, current oral morphine equivalent daily doses and financial and access barriers to healthcare services...
November 25, 2015: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Sunil Karande, Pradeep Vaideeswar, Mamta Muranjan
A toddler presented with a 5-month history of recurrent episodes of cough, wheezing and fever. Before referral, the toddler had been initially diagnosed as having bronchial asthma and later as having pulmonary tuberculosis. On examination, the patient was febrile and had severe respiratory distress. Chest radiograph and high-resolution CT of the chest revealed collapse of the entire left lung with diffuse bronchiectasis along with a grossly hyperinflated right lung. CT virtual bronchoscopy did not reveal any foreign body...
2015: BMJ Case Reports
Jo Jennings
Physiotherapists work with patients to restore, improve or maintain their function and enhance their quality of life. They work autonomously but in conjunction with patients and, if necessary, the rest of each multidisciplinary team to assess, diagnose and create treatment plans. Some physiotherapists have extended their scope of practice to order and interpret investigations, such as X-rays and blood tests, and to perform joint injections and prescribe medications ( Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) 2015 )...
November 2015: Nursing Older People
Chris Littlewood, Marcus Bateman, Kim Brown, Julie Bury, Sue Mawson, Stephen May, Stephen J Walters
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a self-managed single exercise programme versus usual physiotherapy treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy. DESIGN: Multi-centre pragmatic unblinded parallel group randomised controlled trial. SETTING: UK National Health Service. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with a clinical diagnosis of rotator cuff tendinopathy. INTERVENTIONS: The intervention was a programme of self-managed exercise prescribed by a physiotherapist in relation to the most symptomatic shoulder movement...
July 2016: Clinical Rehabilitation
Francisco M Kovacs, Jesús Seco, Ana Royuela, Sergio Melis, Carlos Sánchez, María J Díaz-Arribas, Marcelo Meli, Montserrat Núñez, María E Martínez-Rodríguez, Carmen Fernández, Mario Gestoso, Nicole Mufraggi, Jordi Moyá, Vicente Rodríguez-Pérez, Jon Torres-Unda, Natalia Burgos-Alonso, Inés Gago-Fernández, Víctor Abraira
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether sleep quality (SQ) at baseline is associated with improvement in pain and disability at 3 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred twenty-two subacute and chronic patients with neck pain (NP) were recruited in 32 physiotherapy, primary care, and specialized centers. NP, referred pain, disability, catastrophizing, depression, and SQ were assessed through validated questionnaires, upon recruitment and 3 months later. Correlations between baseline scores were calculated through the Spearman coefficient...
August 2015: Clinical Journal of Pain
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"