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47 papers 0 to 25 followers Therapeutic modalities, dry needling and other modalities used in PT practice.
By Ainsley Rossi Clinician & Asst Professor Emory University Division of PT. Specialist in orthopedic PT.
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036322/effects-of-femoral-rotational-taping-on-dynamic-postural-stability-in-female-patients-with-patellofemoral-pain
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Chen-Yi Song, Jiu-Jenq Lin, Alison H Chang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of femoral rotational taping on task performance, dynamic postural control, and pain during the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) in patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP) compared to healthy controls. DESIGN: Case-control study, pretest-posttest. SETTING: Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-four female participants (16 with PFP, 8 controls). INTERVENTIONS: Participants in both the PFP and control groups performed SEBT with no taping, sham taping, and femoral rotational taping...
October 10, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856169/pulsed-electromagnetic-field-ameliorates-cartilage-degeneration-by-inhibiting-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-in-a-rat-model-of-osteoarthritis
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Jun Zhou, Yuan Liao, Haitao Xie, Ying Liao, Huifang Liu, Yahua Zeng, Neng Li
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the effects of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) on cartilage degeneration, and expression of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), in an experimental rat model of osteoarthritis induced by anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT). DESIGN: Experimental. SETTING: University animal laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: 30 male Sprague-Dawley rats. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We performed histological examination, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, to assess cartilage degeneration, urine C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide of type II collagen (CTX-II), and mRNA expression of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (c-Jun), p38, and MMPs...
October 27, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931053/hemodynamic-responses-to-blood-flow-restriction-and-resistance-exercise-to-muscular-failure
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C A Libardi, A M Catai, M Miquelini, A Borghi-Silva, V Minatel, I F Alvarez, J C Milan-Mattos, H Roschel, V Tricoli, C Ugrinowitsch
The aim of the present study was to compare hemodynamic responses between blood flow-restricted resistance exercise (BFR-RE), high-intensity resistance exercise (HI-RE) and low-intensity resistance exercise (LI-RE) performed to muscular failure. 12 men (age: 20±3 years; body mass: 73.5±9 kg; height: 174±6 cm) performed 4 sets of leg press exercises using BFR-RE (30% of 1-RM), HI-RE (80% of 1-RM) and LI-RE (30% of 1-RM) protocols. Systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), heart rate (HR), stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO) and total peripheral vascular resistance (TPR) were measured on a beat-to-beat continuous basis by a noninvasive photoplethysmographic arterial pressure device...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942126/availability-usage-and-factors-affecting-usage-of-electrophysical-agents-by-physical-therapists-a-regional-cross-sectional-survey
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Yuichi Abe, Ah-Cheng Goh, Kei Miyoshi
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the availability, usage, and factors affecting usage of electrophysical agents by physical therapists in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. [Subjects and Methods] Questionnaires were sent to all 1,571 physical therapists working in 245 institutions within Nagano Prefecture. A total of 1,110 questionnaires were returned, out of which 1,099 (70%) questionnaires containing valid responses were analyzed. Frequencies and percentages were calculated for 22 modalities with regards to availability, usage, rate of usage, and confidence level in usage...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942125/edema-and-pain-reduction-using-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-treatment
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Yeong-Deok Choi, Jung-Ho Lee
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact on the edema and pain when applying transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. [Subjects and Methods] Eleven patients who were diagnosed with lymphedema were selected as the subjects of the study. The experimental group received transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation treatment on edema regions three times per week for four weeks. Surface tape measurement was used to measure changes in lower extremity edema. Pain intensity was measured using the visual analog scale...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942148/the-effects-of-high-intensity-laser-therapy-on-pain-and-function-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Gook-Joo Kim, Jioun Choi, Sangyong Lee, Chunbae Jeon, Kwansub Lee
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of high intensity laser therapy (HILT) on pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. [Subjects and Methods] In this study, an experiment was conducted on 20 subjects who were divided into the control group (n=10), which would receive conservative physical therapy (CPT), and the experimental group (n=10), which would receive effects of high intensity laser therapy after conservative physical therapy. All patients received their respective therapies three times each week over a four-week period...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956820/in-vivo-measurements-of-humeral-movement-during-posterior-glenohumeral-mobilizations
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Nancy R Talbott And, Dexter W Witt
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to quantify in vivo posterior translational movements occurring in the glenohumeral joint during posterior mobilizations and to determine the intratester reliability of those posterior translational movements. METHODS: Twenty-eight individuals (17 females, 11 males) participated in this study. One physical therapist utilized a Kaltenborn approach to apply three grades of posterior humeral mobilization. A hand held dynamometer was used to quantify the force used during each grade of mobilization...
December 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834589/the-acute-effect-of-cryotherapy-on-muscle-strength-and-shoulder-proprioception
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Rui Torres, Filipa Silva, Vera Pedrosa, João Ferreira, Alexandre Lopes
CONTEXT: A common intervention used by clinicians, cryotherapy poses several benefits in managing acute injuries. However, cooling muscle tissue can interfere with muscular properties and the sensory-motor system. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was analyse the influence of cryotherapy with a crushed-ice pack on shoulder proprioception concerning joint position sense, force sense, the threshold for detecting passive movement, and maximal force production. DESIGN: A randomised, double-blind controlled trial...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834590/clinical-effects-of-dry-needling-among-asymptomatic-individuals-with-hamstring-tightness-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kathleen Geist, Claire Bradley, Alan Hofman, Rob Koester, Fenella Roche, Annalise Shields, Elizabeth Frierson, Ainsley Rossi, Marie Johanson
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of dry needling on hamstring extensibility and functional performance tests among asymptomatic individuals with hamstring muscle tightness. BACKGROUND: Dry needling has been shown to increase range of motion in the upper quarter and may have similar effects in the lower quarter. METHODS: Twenty-seven subjects with hamstring extensibility deficits were randomly assigned to side of treatment (dominant or non-dominant) and group (blunt needling or dry needling)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736289/acute-effects-of-foam-rolling-static-stretching-and-dynamic-stretching-during-warm-ups-on-muscular-flexibility-and-strength-in-young-adults
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Hsuan Su, Nai-Jen Chang, Wen-Lan Wu, Lan-Yuen Guo, I-Hua Chu
CONTEXT: Foam rolling has been proposed to improve muscle function, performance, and joint range of motion (ROM). However, whether a foam rolling protocol can be adopted as a warm-up to improve flexibility and muscle strength is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To examine and compare the acute effects of foam rolling, static stretching, and dynamic stretching used as part of warm-up on flexibility and muscle strength of knee flexion and extension. DESIGN: Crossover study...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757280/the-effectiveness-of-dry-needling-and-stretching-vs-stretching-alone-on-hamstring-flexibility-in-patients-with-knee-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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John S Mason, Michael Crowell, Jeffery Dolbeer, Jamie Morris, Aspen Terry, Shane Koppenhaver, Donald Lee Goss
BACKGROUND: Recently, dry needling has emerged as a popular treatment for muscular pain and impairments. While there are numerous studies detailing the benefits of dry needling for pain, few studies exist examining the effects on soft tissue mobility. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine if the addition of hamstring dry needling to a standard stretching program results in greater improvements in hamstring flexibility compared to sham dry needling and stretching in subjects with atraumatic knee pain...
October 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757293/pertinent-dry-needling-considerations-for-minimizing-adverse-effects-part-two
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John S Halle, Rob J Halle
BACKGROUND: Dry needling (DN) is an evidence based treatment technique that is accepted and used by physical therapists in the United States. This clinical commentary is the second in a two-part series outlining some of the pertinent anatomy and other issues that are needed for optimal utilization of this treatment modality. Part one was an overview of the thorax with a summary of reported adverse effects (AEs) and the underlying anatomy that could be used to minimize patient risk. As is the case with any intervention, the technique of dry needling has some inherent patient risk...
October 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749358/blood-flow-restriction-training-after-knee-arthroscopy-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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David J Tennent, Christina M Hylden, Anthony E Johnson, Travis C Burns, Jason M Wilken, Johnny G Owens
INTRODUCTION: Quadriceps strength after arthroscopic knee procedures is frequently diminished several years postoperation. Blood flow restriction (BFR) training uses partial venous occlusion while performing submaximal exercise to induce muscle hypertrophy and strength improvements. The purpose of this study was to evaluate BFR as a postoperative therapeutic intervention after knee arthroscopy. METHODS: A randomized controlled pilot study comparing physical therapy with and without BFR after knee arthroscopy was conducted...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630439/the-effects-of-trunk-kinesio-taping-on-balance-ability-and-gait-function-in-stroke-patients
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Yang Jin Lee, Ji Young Kim, Seong Yoel Kim, Kyung Hoon Kim
[Purpose] Kinesio taping is a therapeutic method used in the treatment of various musculoskeletal and neuromuscular deficits, but there is limited evidence of the effects of trunk kinesio taping in neurologic patients. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the effects of trunk kinesio taping on balance ability and gait function in persons after a stroke. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-five post-stroke patients were included in this study. Kinesio tape was applied to four trunk muscles. Before and after the taping, in all subjects, the balance ability was measured using the Wii Balance Board, and gait function was assessed using the GAITRite system...
August 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686616/optimizing-ankle-performance-when-taped-effects-of-kinesiology-and-athletic-taping-on-proprioception-in-full-weight-bearing-stance
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Zhi Long, Renwei Wang, Jia Han, Gordon Waddington, Roger Adams, Judith Anson
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of kinesiology taping (KT) and athletic taping (AT) on ankle proprioception when tested in functional, full weight-bearing stance. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy university students participated. Proprioception was measured using the Active Movement Extent Discrimination Apparatus (AMEDA). The three testing conditions: no-taping, KT, AT, and foot tested were randomly assigned...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575565/use-of-cold-water-immersion-to-reduce-muscle-damage-and-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-and-preserve-muscle-power-in-jiu-jitsu-athletes
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Líllian Beatriz Fonseca, Ciro J Brito, Roberto Jerônimo S Silva, Marzo Edir Silva-Grigoletto, Walderi Monteiro da Silva, Emerson Franchini
CONTEXT: Cold-water immersion (CWI) has been applied widely as a recovery method, but little evidence is available to support its effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of CWI on muscle damage, perceived muscle soreness, and muscle power recovery of the upper and lower limbs after jiu-jitsu training. DESIGN: Crossover study. SETTING: Laboratory and field. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS: A total of 8 highly trained male athletes (age = 24...
July 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729321/extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-accelerates-regeneration-after-acute-skeletal-muscle-injury
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Angela Zissler, Peter Steinbacher, Reinhold Zimmermann, Stefan Pittner, Walter Stoiber, Arne C Bathke, Alexandra M Sänger
BACKGROUND: Muscle injuries are among the most common sports-related lesions in athletes; however, optimal treatment remains obscure. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) may be a promising approach in this context, because it has gained increasing importance in tissue regeneration in various medical fields. HYPOTHESIS: ESWT stimulates and accelerates regenerative processes of acute muscle injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27655986/the-effects-of-acupuncture-on-chronic-knee-pain-due-to-osteoarthritis-a-meta-analysis
#18
Xianfeng Lin, Kangmao Huang, Guiqi Zhu, Zhaobo Huang, An Qin, Shunwu Fan
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture reportedly relieves chronic knee pain and improves physical function in patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis, but the duration of these effects is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the temporal effects of acupuncture on chronic knee pain due to knee osteoarthritis by means of a meta-analysis. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases were searched for studies published through March 2015...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640922/shockwave-treatment-for-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-sham-controlled-pilot-trial
#19
Phil Newman, Gordon Waddington, Roger Adams
OBJECTIVES: Up to 35% of runners develop medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) which often results in lengthy disruption to training and sometimes affects daily activities. There is currently no high quality evidence to support any particular intervention for MTSS. This study aims to investigate the effect of shockwave therapy for MTSS. DESIGN: A randomized, sham-controlled, pilot trial in a university-based health clinic including 28 active adults with MTSS. METHODS: Intervention included standard dose shockwave therapy for the experimental group versus sham dose for the control group, delivered during Week 1-3, 5 and 9...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637770/functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-does-not-improve-mobility-in-people-with-acquired-brain-injury-and-its-effects-on-strength-are-unclear-a-randomised-trial
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Davide G de Sousa, Lisa A Harvey, Simone Dorsch, Joan Leung, Whitney Harris
QUESTION: Does 4 weeks of active functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling in addition to usual care improve mobility and strength more than usual care alone in people with a sub-acute acquired brain injury caused by stroke or trauma? DESIGN: Multi centre, randomised, controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: Forty patients from three Sydney hospitals with recently acquired brain injury and a mean composite strength score in the affected lower limb of 7 (SD 5) out of 20 points...
October 2016: Journal of Physiotherapy
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