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Emily Heidenreich, Robert Johnson, Barbara Sargent
PURPOSE: To systematically review the recent evidence on physical therapy (PT) diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention of congenital muscular torticollis to inform the update to the PT management of congenital muscular torticollis evidence-based clinical practice guideline. METHODS: From 2012 to 2017, 7 databases were searched for studies that informed PT diagnosis, prognosis, or intervention of infants and children with congenital muscular torticollis. Studies were appraised for risk of bias and quality...
July 2018: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Im-Rak Choi, Jung-Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists regarding whether the kinesiology tape application direction affects muscle strength. METHODS: Eighteen healthy volunteers (12 men, 6 women) participated. Kinesiology tape was randomly applied to the quadriceps muscles either from origin to insertion or from insertion to origin. A Biodex isokinetic dynamometer was used to measure the peak torque of the quadriceps pre-and post-taping. RESULTS: There was a significant difference in muscle strength after taping, regardless of the kinesiology tape application direction...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sun-Min Lee, Jung-Hoon Lee
RATIONALE: Football players are at high risk for lower extremity injuries because they turn on an axis of rotation, turn while decelerating, and repeatedly jump and land. One of the most common sites of injury is the knee. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 25-year-old amateur university football player with pain in the knee medial area (Visual Analog Scale [VAS] score of 6/10), a hamstring muscle injury (VAS of 5/10), and a Tegner Activity Scale level of 3. DIAGNOSES: He was diagnosed as hamstring muscle injury and traumatic knee pain...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Modar Hassan, Hideki Kadone, Tomoyuki Ueno, Yasushi Hada, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Kenji Suzuki
Here, we present a study on exoskeleton robot control based on inter-limb locomotor synergies using a robot control method developed to target hemiparesis. The robot control is based on inter-limb locomotor synergies and kinesiological information from the non-paretic leg and a walking aid cane to generate motion patterns for the assisted leg. The developed synergy-based system was tested against an autonomous robot control system in five patients with hemiparesis and varying locomotor abilities. Three of the participants were able to walk using the robot...
June 2018: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
Danuta Lietz-Kijak, Edward Kijak, Marcin Krajczy, Katarzyna Bogacz, Jacek Łuniewski, Jan Szczegielniak
BACKGROUND Orthognathic surgery (OGS) is associated with extensive surgical intervention within the soft and hard tissues of the facial region of the skull leading to inflammatory reactions. The presence of postoperative swelling indicates the accumulation of exudate or transudate; both these fluids occur in surgery. Massive swelling is a significant problem, because the tension of tissues intensifies pain sensations. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the kinesio taping method (KT) in patients after orthognathic surgery in the area of the facial skull in terms of eliminating postoperative swelling...
June 4, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Rasool Bagheri, Mohammad Reza Pourahmadi, Ali Reza Sarmadi, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani, Giti Torkaman, Sayyed Hamed Fazeli
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of kinesiology tape, anesthesia, and kinesiology tape along with anesthesia, on motor neuron excitability. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included 20 healthy men aged 20-35 years, who were examined over 5 sessions. INTERVENTION: The five experimental sessions included: control without applying the kinesiology tape or Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics (EMLA); treatment only with EMLA; only kinesiology tape application; only sham tape application; and treatment with kinesiology tape and EMLA...
April 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Xuepeng Li, Wei Wang, Shilin Wu, Peihua Zhu, Fei Zhao, Linqing Wang
Inspired by the dynamic gait adopted by gecko, we had put forward GPL (Gecko-inspired mechanism with a Pendular waist and Linear legs) model with one passive waist and four active linear legs. To further develop dynamic gait and reduce energy consumption of climbing robot based on the GPL model, the gait design and trajectory planning are addressed in this paper. According to kinematics and dynamics of GPL, the trot gait and continuity analysis are executed. The effects of structural parameters on the supporting forces are analyzed...
2018: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
Cleopatra L Y Lam, Shirley S M Fong, Joanne W Y Chung, Louisa M Y Chung, Karen P Y Liu, Young-Hyeon Bae, Ada W W Ma
BACKGROUND: Volleyball digging techniques may cause pelvic injuries among female volleyball athletes. Pelvic padding and Kinesiology Taping (KT) may reduce impact force and pain and improve posture during a fall. This study examined the effects of pelvic padding and KT on pain perception, fall kinematics, and kinetics among female volleyball athletes. METHODS: Twenty-four female volleyball athletes were exposed to two pelvic padding scenarios (with and without padding) and two KT conditions (with and without KT applied on the rectus abdominis muscle) during a fall in the forward direction...
May 22, 2018: Gait & Posture
Aysenur Genc, Sirmahan Cakarer, Basak Keskin Yalcin, Beril Berivan Kilic, Sabri Cemil Isler, Cengizhan Keskin
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to compare the effects of the surgical drain and kinesiotape applications on postoperative morbidity after mandibular third molar surgery in a split-mouth study design. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-centre, split-mouth study was performed in 23 patients who needed surgical removal of bilateral mandibular third molars. Each patient was treated with a drain tube on one side of the mandible and Kinesio tape (KT) on the contralateral side. RESULTS: Swelling was significantly greater in the KT group than in the drain group throughout the study period...
April 19, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Andrés Sánchez C, Karin Papapietro V
The trauma involved in any surgical procedure, even if elective, causes a metabolic stress response characterized by postoperative insulin resistance (PIR). PIR is considered a surgical stress marker and is associated with increased morbidity and postoperative length of stay. PIR worsens when the patient is operated in a state of prolonged preoperative fasting or when postoperative feeding is delayed. The ERAS Protocols (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) includes anesthetic, surgical, kinesiology, nutritional and nursing interventions aimed to modulate PIR...
November 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
Maria Amelia Miquelutti, Carla Silveira, José Guilherme Cecatti
BACKGROUND: Kinesiologic taping has been studied for managing diverse types of dysfunctions and pain, but not for managing pain during labor. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of using kinesiologic tape (KT) during labor relative to pain, maternal satisfaction, and obstetric and neonatal outcomes. METHOD: The study was a single-blind randomized controlled trial composed of 60 pregnant women divided into two groups...
April 2, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Bartosz Slomka, Witold Rongies, Pawel Ruszczuk, Janusz Sierdzinski, Dorota Saganowska, Sebastian Zdunski, Marta E Worwag
The aim of the study was to assess skin temperature after short-term kinesiology tape application. Seventy-four healthy volunteers with no history of lower back pain participated in the study. Kinesiology tape was applied in the experimental group, and Matopat Classic adhesive tape was applied in the placebo group. Study participants wore the tape for four consecutive days and were then thermographically analyzed for changes in skin temperature. Examination of skin surface temperature distribution revealed a significantly lower temperature (mean decrease, 1...
March 25, 2018: Research in Sports Medicine
Simona Hosp, Robert Csapo, Dieter Heinrich, Michael Hasler, Werner Nachbauer
BACKGROUND: Maintaining balance is an essential requirement for the performance of daily tasks and sporting activities, particularly in older adults to prevent falls and associated injuries. Kinesiology tape has gained great popularity in sports and is frequently used as a tool for performance enhancement. However, there is little research investigating its influence on balance. RESEARCH QUESTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of Kinesiology tape on dynamic balance, postural stability and knee proprioception after physical activity in healthy, older adults...
May 2018: Gait & Posture
John M Kelso
Patients often seek opinions from allergists regarding unconventional testing for adverse reactions to foods. These tests include flow cytometry to measure the change in white blood cell volumes after incubation with foods, measurement of serum IgG or IgG4 antibodies directed against foods, intradermal provocation-neutralization with food allergens, hair analysis, electrodermal testing, and applied kinesiology. In some cases, although the laboratory methods may be valid, there are no studies showing correlation with disease...
March 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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In the article by Berryman N, Mujika I, Arvisais D, Roubeix M, Binet C, Bosquet L. Strength training for middle- and long-distance performance: a meta-analysis. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2018;13(1):57-63. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0032 , there were errors in an author's name and with 2 author affiliations: (1) Iñigo Mujika was incorrectly spelled as Inigo Mujika, (2) Mujika's second affiliation (School of Kinesiology, Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile) was absent, and (c) University of Poitiers was incorrectly spelled as University or Poitiers...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Keerthi Reddy, Mary Kearns, Santiago Alvarez-Arango, Ismael Carrillo-Martin, Nathaly Cuervo-Pardo, Lyda Cuervo-Pardo, Ves Dimov, David M Lang, Sonia Lopez-Alvarez, Brian Schroer, Kaushik Mohan, Mark Dula, Simin Zheng, Claudia Kozinetz, Alexei Gonzalez-Estrada
BACKGROUND: Food allergy affects an estimated 8% of children and 3% of adults in the United States. Food-allergic individuals increasingly use the web for medical information. We sought to determine the educational quality of food allergy YouTube videos. METHODS: We performed a YouTube search using keywords "food allergy" and "food allergies". The 300 most viewed videos were included and analyzed for characteristics, source, and content. Source was further classified as healthcare provider, alternative medicine provider, patient, company, media, and professional society...
March 7, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Jung-Hoon Lee
RATIONALE: Low back pain has a significant socioeconomic impact. Repetitive lifting, with combined twisting and flexion motions of the lumbar spine, increases the risk for low-back pain and injury to the supporting tissues. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 60-year-old male who presented with acute low-back pain, with a pain intensity of 6/10 on the visual analog scale (VAS) and an Oswestry disability index (ODI) score of 70%. The range of motion (ROM) of the lumbar spine on initial examination, relative to the normal peak ROM, was as follows: extension, 12°/30°; flexion, 15°/80°; left rotation, 15°/45°; and right rotation, 25°/45°...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Marek Zeman, Lenka Valaskova
Problems the locomotor activity and nutritional provisions in the treatment of obesity or metabolic syndrome are currently widely discussed. Based on prevailing experience, the attention in the field of locomotor and fitness activities is rather general, i.e. is mainly focused on the development of the general body fitness and reduction fitness programmes. However, no long-term effects of the locomotor therapy can be expected without appropriate and particularly targeted physiotherapy with a thorough kinesiological examination...
December 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
Yi-Fen Shih, Ya-Fang Lee, Wen-Yin Chen
CONTEXT: Scapular proprioception is a key concern in managing shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). However, no study has examined the effect of elastic taping on scapular proprioception performance. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the immediate effect of kinesiology taping on scapular reposition accuracy, kinematics and muscle activation in individuals with shoulder impingement syndrome. DESIGN: Randomized controlled study. SETTING: Musculoskeletal laboratory, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Leslie J Day
A flipped classroom is a growing pedagogy in higher education. Many research studies on the flipped classroom have focused on student outcomes, with the results being positive or inconclusive. A few studies have analyzed confounding variables, such as student's previous achievement, or the impact of a flipped classroom on long-term retention and knowledge transfer. In the present study, students in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program in a traditional style lecture of gross anatomy (n = 105) were compared to similar students in a flipped classroom (n = 112)...
January 22, 2018: Anatomical Sciences Education
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