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The Test-Retest Reliability And Minimal Detectable Change In The Modified Fresno Test In Doctor Of Physical Therapy Students, Erin Pike, Lisa Gerhardt 2014 University of New England

The Test-Retest Reliability And Minimal Detectable Change In The Modified Fresno Test In Doctor Of Physical Therapy Students, Erin Pike, Lisa Gerhardt

Research Report Papers

Background: The American Physical Therapy Association identified the need for training in evidence based practice (EBP) and set forth guidelines for doctor of physical therapy (DPT) curricula to educate practitioners who are efficient and critical users of best evidence. Since DPT programs are teaching EBP, educators need an assessment tool to evaluate the competence of students. The Modified Fresno Test (MFT) of EBP was validated for physical therapists and the test-retest reliability and minimal detectable change (MDC) has been found for first year DPT students.

Objective: The purpose is to determine the test-retest reliability and MDC of the MFT in ...


Test-Retest Reliability And Minimal Detectable Change Of The Modified Fresno Test Of Evidence Based Practice In Dpt Students, Erin Pike, Lisa Gerhardt 2014 University of New England

Test-Retest Reliability And Minimal Detectable Change Of The Modified Fresno Test Of Evidence Based Practice In Dpt Students, Erin Pike, Lisa Gerhardt

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Poster presenting a research study whose purpose was to determine the test-retest reliability and MDC of the MFT in first, second, and third year DPT students, and to compare the mean total score of the MFT among the three student groups. Using a simple random sample, 21 students were recruited from each of the three UNE DPT classes. The participants completed the MFT twice, separated by 14 days, in a UNE classroom. Students in the third year class completed the validated 13-item MFT and, due to a photocopying error, students in the first and second year class completed an 11-item ...


Outpatient Physical Therapy Management Of A Patient Three Months Following Left Shoulder Arthroscopic Repair Of A Type-Ii Slap Lesion: A Case Report, Charles Dowd 2014 University of New England

Outpatient Physical Therapy Management Of A Patient Three Months Following Left Shoulder Arthroscopic Repair Of A Type-Ii Slap Lesion: A Case Report, Charles Dowd

Case Report Papers

Background and Purpose: Research demonstrates a drastic increase in the prevalence of type-II superior labral anterior-posterior (SLAP) lesion repairs, and its surgical correction has become the favored method of treatment, because of its ability to effectively improve quality of life (QOL). The purpose of this case report is to document the examination, evaluation, and plan of care (POC) concerning a patient who was referred to physical therapy (PT) three months following the surgical correction of a type-II SLAP lesion. Case Description: The patient was a middle-aged male who was referred to PT for evaluation and treatment following an arthroscopic repair ...


Access To Information And Implications For Healthy Ageing In Africa: Challenges And Strategies For Public Libraries, Ifeanyi J. Ezema, Richard N. Ugwuanyi Dr. 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Access To Information And Implications For Healthy Ageing In Africa: Challenges And Strategies For Public Libraries, Ifeanyi J. Ezema, Richard N. Ugwuanyi Dr.

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The elderly people are of intrinsic value to societies. Their health is Africa’s wealth. Unfortunately, Africa has serious health burden raging from diseases, poverty ignorance that hardly support healthy ageing. Development indicators from World Health Organization and the World Bank provide glaring evidence that Africa countries are far behind other regions of the world in health conditions of the citizens. This paper discusses the benefits that accrue from having a healthy old age population. Such includes poverty reduction, stress free ageing, assisting in taking care of young ones. It examines the role of information in enhancing healthy ageing in ...


Balance And Functional Skill Training For A Patient With Cognitive Dysfunction And Impaired Safety Awareness: A Case Report, Cameron McCombs 2014 University of New England

Balance And Functional Skill Training For A Patient With Cognitive Dysfunction And Impaired Safety Awareness: A Case Report, Cameron Mccombs

Case Report Papers

Background and Purpose: With advances in medicine, there are increasing numbers of people living after stroke. One of the major factors that can limit improvement in ability to complete functional tasks is cognitive dysfunction. Cognitive rehabilitation in conjunction with large amounts of repetition during physical therapy can result in lasting neuronal changes and help improve the safety of patients. The purpose of this case study is to describe the decision making process for physical therapy examination and intervention for a patient who had a stroke with accompanying cognitive dysfunction and decreased safety awareness. Case Description: The patient was a male ...


Physical Therapy Management Of A Female Adolescent Softball Pitcher With Chronic Low Back And Hip Pain: A Case Report, Paige Friend 2014 University of New England

Physical Therapy Management Of A Female Adolescent Softball Pitcher With Chronic Low Back And Hip Pain: A Case Report, Paige Friend

Case Report Papers

Background and Purpose: Low back pain (LBP) is an epidemiological problem, particularly in Westernized countries, and is common among adolescents who participate in competitive sports. There are few comprehensive clinical trials addressing the prevalence of LBP in adolescent athletes and those in existence typically focus on only a few select sports. Physical therapy (PT) is shown to improve function and manage symptoms for adolescent athletes with muscle imbalance, hypermobility, and core weakness in outpatient rehabilitation, however there is a shortage of literature on young female pitchers with LBP. The purpose of this case report is to describe the PT management ...


The Use Of Electrical Stimulation And Cryotherapy In Pain Reduction For A Patient Following An Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy: A Case Report, Miranda Carlson 2014 University of New England

The Use Of Electrical Stimulation And Cryotherapy In Pain Reduction For A Patient Following An Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy: A Case Report, Miranda Carlson

Case Report Papers

Background and Purpose: A partial meniscectomy consists of removing some meniscus from the knee. Pain management is utilized which may include Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and cryotherapy. TENS has been shown to be more effective than pain medication and aid in faster regains of strength and range. Cryotherapy has been shown to have a significant effect on the level of pain and amount of pain medication consumption. The purpose of this case report is to describe the patient management and outcomes of a patient status-post partial medial meniscectomy treated with TENS and cryotherapy for pain management. Case Description: The ...


The Physical Therapy Management Of A Patient With Adverse Mechanical Tension Including The Use Of Neural Gliders And Tensioners: A Case Report, Brent Manley 2014 University of New England

The Physical Therapy Management Of A Patient With Adverse Mechanical Tension Including The Use Of Neural Gliders And Tensioners: A Case Report, Brent Manley

Case Report Papers

Background and Purpose: Adverse mechanical tension on one’s nervous system can impair a nerves ability to mobilize in relation to its interfacing tissues and lead to sensations of pain, paresthesia and numbness. The impairment is typically treated by managing the interfacing tissues in addition to mobilizing the nerve through the use of gliders and tensioners. The purposes of this case report were to (1) provide overview of adverse mechanical tension and (2) to report a case describing specific physical therapy management approaches and outcomes during outpatient rehabilitation for a patient with adverse mechanical tension. Case Description: The patient was ...


The Relationship Between Pain Sensitivity And Motor Adaptations, Irina Fedulow, Katherine S. Rudolph 2014 University of New England

The Relationship Between Pain Sensitivity And Motor Adaptations, Irina Fedulow, Katherine S. Rudolph

Research Report Papers

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between measures of central sensitization and CPM and how they impact motor adaptations in individuals without chronic pain conditions. To conduct this research, we decided to incorporate the “broken escalator phenomenon,” which is the unusual feeling that occurs when an individual steps onto an escalator or moving walkway that is broken and therefore not moving. The body responds with an anticipatory response that includes increased trunk sway and increased forward speed. The body adapts to the stationary walkway by reducing trunk sway and speed. Following that period of adaptation, if ...


Physical Therapy Management Of A Female Adolescent Softball Pitcher With Chronic Low Back And Hip Pain: A Case Report, Paige Friend 2014 University of New England

Physical Therapy Management Of A Female Adolescent Softball Pitcher With Chronic Low Back And Hip Pain: A Case Report, Paige Friend

Case Report Posters

Background: Low back pain (LBP) in young athletes who participate in sports requiring repetitive flexion/extension/rotation of the spine is common among females, especially during periods of rapid growth. Information collected by Oliver and Plummer on ground reaction forces, kinematics, and muscle activation during the windmill softball pitch indicates how crucial strength and conditioning of the gluteal muscle group is to prevent injury during this movement pattern. Purpose: This case report describes the examination, evaluation, and PT interventions for a female high school softball pitcher with hip and core weakness, and bilateral hip hypermobility leading to low back and ...


Pre-Operative Outpatient Physical Therapy Of A Torn Rotator Cuff And Suspected Nerve Injury Caused By Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Case Report, Taylor LaCouture 2014 University of New England

Pre-Operative Outpatient Physical Therapy Of A Torn Rotator Cuff And Suspected Nerve Injury Caused By Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Case Report, Taylor Lacouture

Case Report Papers

Background and purpose: Rotator cuff repair surgeries are very common and there are many different post-operative rehabilitation protocols available, but there is little to no literature on pre-operative therapy. The purpose of this case report is to investigate the effectiveness of pre-operative passive range of motion (ROM), joint mobilization and exercises for a patient with both a torn rotator cuff and a suspected neuropraxic peripheral nerve injury. Case Description: The patient was a healthy 47-year-old male with no prior medical or surgical history. He was referred to outpatient physical therapy for pre-operative joint mobilization and exercise for his left shoulder ...


Pt Management Of A Patient With A Cva Focusing On Functional Training With Neurodevelopmental Treatment-Based Interventions In The Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Setting: A Case Report, Jessica Takatsuki 2014 University of New England

Pt Management Of A Patient With A Cva Focusing On Functional Training With Neurodevelopmental Treatment-Based Interventions In The Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Setting: A Case Report, Jessica Takatsuki

Case Report Papers

Background and Purpose: Patients whom have experienced a cerbrovascascular accident (CVA) commonly have difficulties with functional mobility. Rehabilitation is a common route taken by individuals who have experienced a CVA in order to regain function and independence. Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), a rehabilitation technique, emphasizes the integration of postural control and task performance, control of selective movement for the production of coordinated sequences of movement, and the contribution of sensory inputs to motor control and motor learning. The purpose of this case report is to describe functional training in conjunction with NDT-based interventions for a patient with a CVA during a ...


Pre-Operative Outpatient Physical Therapy Of A Torn Rotator Cuff And Peripheral Nerve Injury Caused By Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Case Report, Taylor LaCouture 2014 University of New England

Pre-Operative Outpatient Physical Therapy Of A Torn Rotator Cuff And Peripheral Nerve Injury Caused By Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Case Report, Taylor Lacouture

Case Report Posters

Background: Due to the high degree of available range of motion of the Glenohumeral joint, it is highly susceptible to instability and injury. 98% of all traumatic shoulder dislocations are anterior. Rotator cuff injuries and peripheral nerve injuries are commonly associated with traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations. Very little literature exists on pre-operative PT. Purpose: To investigate the effectiveness of pre-operative physical therapy (PT) management including passive range of motion, joint mobilization and exercises for a patient with both a torn rotator cuff and suspected neuropraxic peripheral nerve injury.


Outpatient Physical Therapy Following Surgical Repair Of A Left Patellar Tendon Rupture: A Case Report, Michael Kilgas 2014 University of New England

Outpatient Physical Therapy Following Surgical Repair Of A Left Patellar Tendon Rupture: A Case Report, Michael Kilgas

Case Report Papers

Background/Purpose: Patellar tendon tears often occur in patients less than 40 years old during physical activity with forced flexion of the knee. Surgical repair of the tendon is often the treatment following a tear; additionally, performing surgery to repair the tendon in a timely fashion is an important prognostic factor. The purpose of this case report is to outline the deficits following surgical repair of a left patellar tendon rupture, describe specific physical therapy interventions used during 12 weeks of outpatient rehabilitation, and report the outcomes of physical therapy. Case Description: Patient DH presented to physical therapy with restricted ...


Outpatient Physical Therapy Following Surgical Repair Of A Left Patellar Tendon Rupture: A Case Report, Michael Kilgas 2014 University of New England

Outpatient Physical Therapy Following Surgical Repair Of A Left Patellar Tendon Rupture: A Case Report, Michael Kilgas

Case Report Posters

Patellar tendon tears often occur in patients less than 40 years old with forced flexion of the knee. Surgical repair of the tendon is most commonly the treatment following a tear; additionally, performing surgery to repair the tendon in a timely fashion is an important prognostic factor. The purpose of this case report is to outline the deficits following surgical repair of a left patellar tendon rupture, describe specific physical therapy interventions used during 12 weeks of outpatient rehabilitation, and report the outcomes of physical therapy.


Balance And Functional Skill Training For A Patient With Cognitive Dysfunction And Impaired Safety Awareness: A Case Report, Cameron McCombs 2014 University of New England

Balance And Functional Skill Training For A Patient With Cognitive Dysfunction And Impaired Safety Awareness: A Case Report, Cameron Mccombs

Case Report Posters

Background: With advances in medicine, there are increasing numbers of people living who have had a stroke. One of the major factors that can limit improvement is cognitive dysfunction. Cognitive rehabilitation in conjunction with large amounts of repetition can result in lasting neuronal changes. Purpose: The purpose of this case study is to describe the decision making process for physical therapy examination and intervention for a patient who had a stroke with accompanying cognitive dysfunction and decreased


Acute Care Physical Therapy Management Of A Former Professional Athlete Following Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report, Michelle Cronin 2014 University of New England

Acute Care Physical Therapy Management Of A Former Professional Athlete Following Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report, Michelle Cronin

Case Report Posters

Background: Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA): replacement of one compartment of the tibiofemoral joint. A balance between an ambitious plan of care and mindfulness of the acute inflammatory process poses a challenge for acute care physical therapists. There is a lack of literature that addresses the acute care physical therapy management of patients who have undergone this procedure. Specifically, little is known about the acute care physical therapy management of former elite athletes who undergo UKA in middle age. Purpose: To describe the acute care physical therapy management of a former professional tennis player immediately following UKA.


Functional Mobility And Gait Training During Inpatient Rehabilitation Following Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke: A Case Report, Emily Wallingford 2014 University of New England

Functional Mobility And Gait Training During Inpatient Rehabilitation Following Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke: A Case Report, Emily Wallingford

Case Report Posters

Mortality from stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the US, and is a leading cause of long-term severe disability among adults. Incidences of disabilities include: hemiparesis, unable to walk without assistance, dependent in ADLs, aphasia, and depression. Stroke survivors represent the largest group admitted to rehabilitation hospitals and approximately 1 in 4 patients with stroke are placed in long-term care. The purpose of this case report is to be a description of practice and interventions targeting functional mobility and gait retraining for patients within inpatient rehabilitation setting.


The Pediatric Pt Management Of A Survivor Of Cancer: A Case Report, Kaylene Samuels 2014 University of New England

The Pediatric Pt Management Of A Survivor Of Cancer: A Case Report, Kaylene Samuels

Case Report Posters

Cancer in the cerebellum in a pediatric population is rare. The cerebellum is responsible for: coordination of ongoing movements, postural control, visual gaze, performing smooth purposeful movements. There is limited evidence investigating the physical therapy management of pediatric survivors of cancer, more specifically, in cerebellum brain tumors. The purpose of this case report was to investigate the PT management of a pediatric survivor of cancer who had a cerebellar tumor resection.


Outpatient Physical Therapy Following Triple Arthrodesis Surgery: A Case Report, Nella Bernardoni 2014 University of New England

Outpatient Physical Therapy Following Triple Arthrodesis Surgery: A Case Report, Nella Bernardoni

Case Report Posters

Background: Triple arthrodesis is the surgical fusion of the talonavicular, talocalcaneal, and calcaneocuboid joints of the foot. Joint surface preparation includes debridement, removal of cartilage, burring of subchondral bone, and fish scaling of the joint surfaces. The joints are then fused using screws. No inversion or eversion motion, only plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. Primary goals: abolish pain, correct underlying deformities, and restore a stable platform for ambulation. Indicated for severe arthritis, instability, and deformity that cannot be controlled with nonsurgical approaches. Purpose: To provide an overview of triple arthrodesis surgery and to report a case describing the specific outpatient physical therapy ...


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