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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227638/simulation-of-fluid-environment-using-a-robotic-orthosis-on-human-lower-extremity-for-therapeutic-purposes
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Tayfun Efe Ertop, Tolga Yuksel, Erhan Ilhan Konukseven, Tayfun Efe Ertop, Tolga Yuksel, Erhan Ilhan Konukseven, Tolga Yuksel, Erhan Ilhan Konukseven, Tayfun Efe Ertop
Rehabilitation under water is a viable physical rehabilitation option, but it has some limitations in terms of adapting to needs of each patient. In addition, its facility requirements are relatively high. Simulating the fluid environment using a robotic system would enable therapists adjust various parameters so that the therapy is tailored to the patient's unique state. Also, using a robotic system instead might be less costly and easily reachable. In this study, human lower extremity movement in fluids is modeled...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225505/nonrevascularizable-buttock-claudication-improved-with-sildenafil-a-case-report
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Loukman Omarjee, Audrey Camarzana, Samir Henni, Pierre Abraham
RATIONALE: Sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor (PDE5i), could represent a new treatment in addition to the medical treatment and advice to walk in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report a case of a 62-year-old heavy smoker man who developed a buttock claudication and a severe walking limitation following an aorto-bi-femoral bypass in 1992. Since 2003, each year, he has been referred for investigation of bilateral buttock claudication on treadmill using transcutaneous oxygen pressure (tcpO2) measurement during exercise to argue for the vascular origin of the walking impairment...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215060/efficacy-of-aquatic-therapy-for-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Iluminada Corvillo, Enrique Varela, Francisco Armijo, Antonio Alvarez-Badillo, Onica Armijo, Francisco Maraver
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory, progressive, disabling autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. Symptoms and signs of MS vary widely and patients may lose their ability to walk. To date the benefits of aquatic therapy often used for rehabilitation in MS patients have not been reviewed. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the current state of aquatic treatment for persons with MS (hydrotherapy, aquatic therapy, aquatic exercises, spa therapy) and to evaluate the scientific evidence supporting the benefits of this therapeutic option...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194375/rehabilitation-of-hamstring-muscle-injuries-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Gabriel Amorim Ramos, Gustavo Gonçalves Arliani, Diego Costa Astur, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Benno Ejnisman, Moisés Cohen
Hamstring injuries are among the most frequent in sports. The high relapse rate is a challenge for sports medicine and has a great impact on athletes and sport teams. The treatment goal is to provide the athlete the same functional level as before the injury. Thus, functional rehabilitation is very important to the success of the treatment. Currently, several physical therapy modalities are used, according to the stage of the lesion, such as cryotherapy, laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, therapeutic exercise, and manual therapy...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183213/the-ottawa-panel-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-management-of-knee-osteoarthritis-part-two-strengthening-exercise-programs
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Lucie Brosseau, Jade Taki, Brigit Desjardins, Odette Thevenot, Marlene Fransen, George A Wells, Aline Mizusaki Imoto, Karine Toupin-April, Marie Westby, Inmaculada C Álvarez Gallardo, Wendy Gifford, Lucie Laferrière, Prinon Rahman, Laurianne Loew, Gino De Angelis, Sabrina Cavallo, Shirin Mehdi Shallwani, Ala' Aburub, Kim L Bennell, Martin Van der Esch, Milena Simic, Sara McConnell, Alison Harmer, Glen P Kenny, Gail Paterson, Jean-Philippe Regnaux, Marie-Martine Lefevre-Colau, Linda McLean
OBJECTIVE: To identify effective strengthening exercise programs and provide rehabilitation teams and patients with updated, high-quality recommendations concerning traditional land-based exercises for knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A systematic search and adapted selection criteria included comparative controlled trials with strengthening exercise programs for patients with knee osteoarthritis. A panel of experts reached consensus on the recommendations using a Delphi survey...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166646/the-meanings-of-physiotherapy-and-exercise-for-people-living-with-progressive-cerebellar-ataxia-an-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis
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Elizabeth Cassidy, Sandra Naylor, Frances Reynolds
PURPOSE: To understand the meanings of exercise and physiotherapy for people living with a progressive cerebellar ataxia. METHOD: An interpretative phenomenological analysis was undertaken with 12 participants (4 women, 8 men) recruited via their membership of a national support group. Semistructured interviews were audiorecorded and transcribed. Data were analyzed using interpretivist methods. RESULTS: Two main themes were constructed. Firstly, participants highly valued building collaborative and supportive long-term therapeutic relationships with expert physiotherapists and were not necessarily looking to improve ataxia-related impairments...
February 6, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163919/therapeutic-effects-of-intensive-inpatient-rehabilitation-in-advanced-parkinson-s-disease
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Yumiko Kaseda, Junko Ikeda, Katsunobu Sugihara, Takemori Yamawaki, Tatsuo Kohriyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: The importance of rehabilitation therapy in Parkinson's disease is well recognized. However, the effects of an inpatient rehabilitation program for advanced Parkinson's disease have not been fully investigated. AIM: To assess the effects of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS: We enrolled 31 patients (mean age 69.5 ± 9.4 years; mean disease duration 8.8 ± 6.4 years) with advanced Parkinson's disease, without severe cognitive impairment...
January 2017: Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126509/-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-children-and-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Pascal Amedro, Arthur Gavotto, Charlène Bredy, Sophie Guillaumont
Advances in heart surgery over the past 30 years have significantly improved the prognosis of congenital heart diseases (CHD). Therefore, the epidemiology of CHD has changed dramatically with a shift of mortality from pediatrics to adulthood and an increased prevalence of complex CHD. Today, caregivers and patients focus their interests to new perspectives: improving the quality of life, practicing sports, improving psychosocial care. Cardiac rehabilitation is completely integrated in these new therapeutic strategies...
January 23, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079615/neuromuscular-weakness-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-chest-wall-diaphragm-and-peripheral-muscle-contributions
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Adam Alter, Loutfi S Aboussouan, Eduardo Mireles-Cabodevila
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic obstructive lung disease affects the lung parenchyma and airways leading to well described effects in respiratory function. This review describes the current knowledge and advances regarding neuromuscular function and chest wall mechanics, which are affected in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). RECENT FINDINGS: In COPD, progressive lung hyperinflation becomes constrained by a chest wall with decreasing capacity to expand, resulting in respiratory muscle inefficiency...
March 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029056/ultrasound-in-dysphagia-rehabilitation-a-novel-approach-following-partial-glossectomy
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Katrina M Blyth, Patricia McCabe, Catherine Madill, Kirrie J Ballard
PURPOSE: While the presence of dysphagia following partial glossectomy has been widely reported, there is insufficient quality evidence to guide clinical decision making about the treatment of this disorder. This study investigated a novel dysphagia rehabilitation approach using ultrasound tongue imaging for patient training. METHOD: Initially, a pilot study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of ultrasound visual feedback during swallow tasks. The protocol was then replicated using a single-case experimental designed study to investigate therapeutic effect...
December 28, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028409/influence-of-early-intensive-rehabilitation-on-functional-mobility-after-low-back-surgery
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Tsvetelina Bizheva, Daniela Lubenova, Ivan Maznev, Kristin Grigorova-Petrova, Antoaneta Dimitrova, Danche Vasileva, Milena Nikolova
AIM: The research aims to determine the influence of early goal-oriented physical therapy program in combination with educational booklet and standard physical therapy without written instructions on functional mobility outcomes in patients after low back surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty patients with similar functional impairments were randomly divided into two groups, a control group (CG n = 10) and an experimental group (EG n = 20). The outcome measures include time to move from lying to sitting position, the TUG test and the 6-meter walk test...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028408/treatment-of-the-aged-patients-at-a-large-cardiac-rehabilitation-center-in-the-southern-brazil-and-some-aspects-of-their-dropout-from-the-therapeutic-programs
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Pietro Felice Tomazini Nesello, Olga Tairova, Maria Tairova, Lucas Graciolli, Allan Baroni, Eduardo Comparsi, Thiago De Marchi
AIM: This paper aims to assess the dropout rate in different age groups through the example of the large cardiac rehabilitation centre affiliated with the Institute of Sports Medicine, University of Caxias do Sul. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A historic cohort study comprising the following groups: Non-Old < 65 (n = 141); Young-Old 65-74 (n = 128); and Middle-Old 75-84 years old (n = 57). The exercise program lasted 48 sessions and dropout was defined as attendance of 50% of sessions or less...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002636/caregiver-mediated-exercises-for-improving-outcomes-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Judith Dm Vloothuis, Marijn Mulder, Janne M Veerbeek, Manin Konijnenbelt, Johanna Ma Visser-Meily, Johannes Cf Ket, Gert Kwakkel, Erwin Eh van Wegen
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in adults. Several systematic reviews have shown that a higher intensity of training can lead to better functional outcomes after stroke. Currently, the resources in inpatient settings are not always sufficient and innovative methods are necessary to meet these recommendations without increasing healthcare costs. A resource efficient method to augment intensity of training could be to involve caregivers in exercise training. A caregiver-mediated exercise programme has the potential to improve outcomes in terms of body function, activities, and participation in people with stroke...
December 21, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992296/comparison-of-the-therapeutic-effects-of-a-sling-exercise-and-a-traditional-stabilizing-exercise-for-clinical-lumbar-spinal-instability
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Yong Wook Kim, Na Young Kim, Won Hyuk Chang, Sang Chul Lee
CONTEXT: Specific muscle stabilization training can be more relevant to patients with clinical spinal instability symptoms. Therefore, we hypothesized that performing sling exercise using an elastic band in patients with clinical spinal instability leads to pain reduction and improved lumbar spine stability. OBJECTIVE: To compare supervised sling exercise with an elastic band with traditional stabilizing exercise in chronic lower back pain (LBP) patients with clinical spinal instability...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992284/regeneration-of-skeletal-muscle-following-eccentric-injury
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Jeffrey J Dueweke, Tariq M Awan, Christopher L Mendias
Eccentric contraction-induced skeletal muscle injuries, can be included in what is clinically referred to as muscle strains, are among the most common injuries treated in the sports medicine setting. Although patients with mild injuries often fully recover to their pre-injury levels, patients who suffer moderate or severe injuries can have a persistent weakness and loss of function that is refractory to rehabilitation exercises and currently available therapeutic interventions. The objectives of this review are to describe the fundamental biophysics of force transmission in muscle and the mechanism of muscle strain injuries, as well as the cellular and molecular processes that underlie the repair and regeneration of injured muscle tissue...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981748/acute-effects-of-water-immersion-on-heart-rate-variability-in-participants-with-heart-disease
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Andrée Dionne, Mario Leone, Serge Goulet, David E Andrich, Louis Pérusse, Alain-Steve Comtois
BACKGROUND: Water immersion and aquatic exercise can be an important therapeutic tool in patients suffering from heart disease (HD). However, the effects of water immersion on heart rate variability (HRV) in HD participants remain unknown. METHODS: Twenty-eight volunteers in sinus rhythm within the same age range took part in this study: 18 HD and ten healthy controls (HC). Heart rhythm was collected with a heart rate monitor (sampling rate 1000 Hz) for periods of 10 min at rest in the supine position on land, standing on land (STL) and standing in water (STW) to the xiphoid process...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912996/alternative-exercise-traditions-in-cancer-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Kathryn J Ruddy, Daniela L Stan, Anjali Bhagra, Mary Jurisson, Andrea L Cheville
Alternative exercise traditions (AETs) such as Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, and various forms of dance offer the potential to improve diverse outcomes among cancer survivors by reducing adverse symptoms and mood disorders, and by enhancing function. Additionally AETs have emerged as a potential means to address deficits in current disease-focused care delivery models which are marked by prevalent under-treatment of symptoms and physical impairments. Relative to therapeutic exercise in allopathic models, many AETs are comparatively affordable and accessible...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911566/pedometer-step-count-targets-during-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-copd-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Claire M Nolan, Matthew Maddocks, Jane L Canavan, Sarah E Jones, Veronica Delogu, Djeya Kaliaraju, Winston Banya, Samantha S C Kon, Michael I Polkey, William D-C Man
RATIONALE: Increasing physical activity is a key therapeutic aim in COPD. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves exercise capacity, but there is conflicting evidence regarding its ability to improve physical activity levels. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether using pedometers as an adjunct to PR can enhance time spent in at least moderate intensity physical activity (time ≥ 3METs) in people with COPD. METHODS: In this single-blinded randomized controlled trial, participants were assigned 1:1 to receive control (PR comprising 8 weeks, two supervised sessions/week) or intervention (PR plus pedometer-directed step targets, reviewed weekly for 8 weeks)...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904792/current-concepts-and-treatment-of-patellofemoral-compressive-issues
#19
Michael J Mullaney, Takumi Fukunaga
Patellofemoral disorders, commonly encountered in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation settings, may result from dysfunction in patellofemoral joint compression. Osseous and soft tissue factors, as well as the mechanical interaction of the two, contribute to increased patellofemoral compression and pain. Treatment of patellofemoral compressive issues is based on identification of contributory impairments. Use of reliable tests and measures is essential in detecting impairments in hip flexor, quadriceps, iliotibial band, hamstrings, and gastrocnemius flexibility, as well as in joint mobility, myofascial restrictions, and proximal muscle weakness...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898220/intensive-care-physiotherapy-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Laveena Munshi, Tadahiro Kobayashi, Julian DeBacker, Ravi Doobay, Teagan Telesnicki, Vincent Lo, Nathalie Cote, Marcelo Cypel, Shaf Keshavjee, Niall D Ferguson, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: There are limited data on physiotherapy during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). OBJECTIVES: We sought to characterize physiotherapy delivered to patients with ARDS supported with ECMO, as well as to evaluate the association of this therapeutic modality with mortality. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all adult patients with ARDS supported with ECMO at our institution between 2010 and 2015...
February 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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