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Weight Reduction Motivation In Osteoarthritis Patients Through Nurse Practitioner Driven Education And Follow-Up: A Pilot Project, Caoilfhionn Mulvey, Martha Fuller PhD 2021 University of San Diego

Weight Reduction Motivation In Osteoarthritis Patients Through Nurse Practitioner Driven Education And Follow-Up: A Pilot Project, Caoilfhionn Mulvey, Martha Fuller Phd

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Purpose of Project: The ultimate goal of this short-term pilot project is for

overweight or obese osteoarthritis patients to increase their knowledge on the benefits of

weight loss and physical activity. Research shows that for every kilogram of weight lost,

2.2–4.0 kilograms of weight is taken off of the joint and could reduce joint pain up to

thirty to fifty percent and improve quality of life. Following education from the provider,

patients will understand the correlation of osteoarthritis symptom management with

weight loss.

EBP Model/Frameworks: This project utilizes the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based

Practice to Promote ...


The Use Of Mindfulness Meditation To Increase The Efficacy Of Mirror Visual Feedback For Reducing Phantom Limb Pain In Amputees, Nicolas Sebastian Mills 2021 University of San Francisco

The Use Of Mindfulness Meditation To Increase The Efficacy Of Mirror Visual Feedback For Reducing Phantom Limb Pain In Amputees, Nicolas Sebastian Mills

Doctoral Dissertations

Phantom limb pain is a chronic pain condition that negatively impacts the lives of over half of amputees, and results in considerable morbidity. Currently, there is no gold standard for treatment for phantom limb pain. However, a frequently used intervention is the use of mirror visual feedback, in which the amputee watches the reflection of the adjacent non-amputated limb move and exercise. In the last few decades, mindfulness-based interventions have been increasingly used with individuals living with different types of chronic pain. This study attempts to discover if the addition of a mindfulness-based intervention, such as guided meditation, will augment ...


The Effects Of The Mckenzie Method And Strengthening/Stabilization Exercises In Patients With Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain., LuFei Harder 2021 Murray State University

The Effects Of The Mckenzie Method And Strengthening/Stabilization Exercises In Patients With Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain., Lufei Harder

Honors College Theses

Background & objective: Low back pain is a frequent problem that the majority of people will face at some point in their lifetime. Exercise has been advocated as an effective treatment for chronic nonspecific low back pain; however, there is a lack of consensus on the best form of exercise treatment. This review was designed to compare the effectiveness of the McKenzie Method against stabilization/strengthening exercises in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain.

Methods: A literature review examining McKenzie and stabilization exercises for chronic nonspecific low back pain were identified from three databases.

Results: A total of nine articles were selected to be included in this review. Included in this review was one systematic review, one literature review with meta-analysis, two reviews, four randomized controlled trials (RCT), and one test-retest design. Each study included ...


Service-Learning And Case-Based Learning’S Impact On Student’S Clinical Reasoning : A Repeated Measures Design Study, Gordon B. Tsubira 2021 University of South Dakota

Service-Learning And Case-Based Learning’S Impact On Student’S Clinical Reasoning : A Repeated Measures Design Study, Gordon B. Tsubira

Occupational Therapy Capstone Presentations

Clinical reasoning is crucial for the occupational therapy profession to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment but is seldom isolated for explicit instruction and outcome measurement in course curricula. A single-factor repeated measures design study was conducted to compare the impact of didactic case-based learning and experiential service-learning on the development of the clinical reasoning of students at a midwestern public university’s entry-level master of occupational therapy program. The participants were sixteen graduate occupational therapy students who had completed their foundation-level courses.

Participants explored modes of clinical reasoning in occupational therapy for eight weeks (the first half of the ...


The Relationship Of Rehabilitation Therapy Clients And Grit: A Pilot Study, Kamilla Kisch 2021 University of Mississippi

The Relationship Of Rehabilitation Therapy Clients And Grit: A Pilot Study, Kamilla Kisch

Honors Theses

Client experience is an important consideration in physical and occupational therapy (known as rehabilitation therapy.) The personality trait of grit has been studied in many different settings and populations and could have an impact on rehabilitation therapy clients’ perceptions and experiences. The purpose of this study is to identify the relationship between scores on Dr. Angela Duckworth’s Grit Scale (that identifies the presence and strength of grit) and perceptions of experiences by rehabilitation therapy clients. Seven males and twelve females (age: 56.78 ± 15.83) participated in this study. The Grit Scale was used to assess participants’ grit. Multiple-choice ...


Zero Balancing In The Chiropractic Practice, Michele Doucette DC 2021 Zero Balancing Touch Foundation

Zero Balancing In The Chiropractic Practice, Michele Doucette Dc

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

Discovering the profound gifts of the leading-edge structural and energetic manual therapy Zero Balancing (ZB), and adding it to my chiropractic and nutrition practice, has unified my personal growth with the sustainability of my professional practice. Much of humanity is starving for wholeness, authenticity, and meaningful connection with ourselves, others, and something greater. Chiropractors are well positioned to be leaders in a true evolution of healthcare, especially if, as we continue to explore the various branches of our therapeutic repertoires, we stay connected to our vitalistic roots that are now more supported than ever by new findings in the fields ...


Therapist Perception Of The Clarity And Implementability Of Relevant Recommendations From American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeon’S Distal Radius Fracture Clinical Practice Guidelines, Saravanan Esakki 2021 The University of Western Ontario

Therapist Perception Of The Clarity And Implementability Of Relevant Recommendations From American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeon’S Distal Radius Fracture Clinical Practice Guidelines, Saravanan Esakki

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Fractures of the distal radius are common and can cause substantial either transient or permanent impairment and disability.

Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are systematically developed statements or recommendations based on the best available evidence and aimed at assisting health care practitioners in clinical decision-making. Many professional organizations have developed practice guidelines for common clinical conditions. The overall objective of this thesis is to evaluate the therapist's perception of the clarity and implementability of rehabilitation relevant recommendations from The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) CPG for distal radius fractures (DRF) and to identify the quality of CPG related to ...


The Importance Of Cognitive Screening To Promote Clinical Decision-Making Skills, Bonnie L. Rogulj 2021 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

The Importance Of Cognitive Screening To Promote Clinical Decision-Making Skills, Bonnie L. Rogulj

Physical Therapy Collection

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Research has revealed decreased cognitive function to be associated with mobility deficits and increased fall risk. The role of the physical therapist as the "Movement Specialist" of the patient-centered team should include screening for cognitive dysfunction in an effort to promote clinical decision-making and early intervention.

The presentation will discuss cognitive changes associated with aging to improve understanding of normal aging, mild and major neurocognitive disorder. The presentation will identify tools commonly used for cognitive screening and assist participants in the selection process. Participants will analyze sample screening findings necessary for clinical decision-making skills. The presentation will recognize the ...


Gender-Specific Differences Of Normative Values Of Pelvic Floor Muscle Function In Healthy Adults Population: An Observational Analytical Study, Iman Akef Khowailed, Heather Disney, Haneul Lee 2021 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Gender-Specific Differences Of Normative Values Of Pelvic Floor Muscle Function In Healthy Adults Population: An Observational Analytical Study, Iman Akef Khowailed, Heather Disney, Haneul Lee

Physical Therapy Collection

The quantitative evaluation of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function is of great value for the diagnosis and treatment of female pelvic floor dysfunction (FPFD; Gachon et al. 2019). The demographics and the prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction are well understood but there are no data on the normative values of PFM function and the preventive measures needed to serve this population (Jundt, Peschers, and Kentenich 2015).

A total of 200 healthy adults, including 71 males and 129 females participated in this observational analytical study. Subjects were included in the study if they were healthy females or males aged 20–45 ...


How The Symptoms And Conditions Associated With Diabetes Can Impact Mobility And Health Of The Individual: A Literature Review, Kaitlin Grace Fotis 2021 Bridgewater College

How The Symptoms And Conditions Associated With Diabetes Can Impact Mobility And Health Of The Individual: A Literature Review, Kaitlin Grace Fotis

Honors Projects

A literature review on diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic amyotrophy, sores, ulcers, and amputations, and nephropathy and how, through this snowballing journey, physical therapy can aid an individual. Diabetes can impact the mortality and morbidity of an individual and it alone can have lifelong effects upon the individual. These effects may include dependency upon medication, lifestyle modifications, and diet and physical activity guidelines. If their condition were to worsen, they could find themselves battling circulatory issues and neuropathy thereby hindering their physical function. Many individuals with circulatory issues, diabetic neuropathy, and diabetic amyotrophy develop injuries on their feet like ulcers and ...


Let’S Dance: Exploring The Physical, Psychological, And Social Effects Of Dance In Children, Alexis Sunderlage 2021 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Let’S Dance: Exploring The Physical, Psychological, And Social Effects Of Dance In Children, Alexis Sunderlage

Senior Theses

Movement and dance have a lot of positive health benefits, physically, psychologically, and socially. Children love to intrinsically move and creating a structured dance program is one way to gain the benefits of dance. The purpose of this study is to explore the physical, psychological, and social effects of dance in children while gaining insights that could be applied to the setting of occupational and physical pediatric therapies. This was done by conducting a literature review and exploring how children react to learning and following dance videos in a classroom setting by evaluating ability, engagement, and enjoyment by creating Let ...


Parent Satisfaction Across The Environment Of Pediatric Physical Therapy Treatment, Sophia Boden 2021 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Parent Satisfaction Across The Environment Of Pediatric Physical Therapy Treatment, Sophia Boden

Senior Theses

Pediatric physical therapy treats a diverse population of children with varying needs and diagnoses. Parent satisfaction surveys have found the therapist-patient relationship very important to therapy, but research has been limited in surveying the physical setting that may impact the children receiving therapy. The aim of this study was to explore the parent satisfaction of the physical therapy environment. A parent satisfaction survey was created containing eleven likert and five open-ended questions, an adapted version of the VSQ-9 study. Eleven parents of children receiving pediatric physical therapy filled out the survey. Parents highly value the relationship with the physical therapist ...


The Influence Of Lumbopelvic Function On Perceived Ankle Function In Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability, Sunghoon Chung, A. M. B. Suttmiller, K. R. Johnson, R. S. McCann 2021 Old Dominion University

The Influence Of Lumbopelvic Function On Perceived Ankle Function In Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability, Sunghoon Chung, A. M. B. Suttmiller, K. R. Johnson, R. S. Mccann

College of Health Sciences Posters

Perceived functional impairments measured via patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are associated with reduced postural control ability in CAI patients. Furthermore, hip and trunk neuromuscular impairments are critical factors that can cause decreased postural stability in those with CAI. Identifying the relevance between reduced lumbopelvic function and impaired sensory-perceptual outcomes might direct clinicians to novel methods for CAI patients to improve postural control ability and perceived ankle function. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship between tests of lumbopelvic function and PROs in individuals with CAI. Thirty-three individuals with CAI underwent assessment of transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus ...


Empathy Levels Correlate With Practical Examination Scores In Doctor Of Physical Therapy Students, Scott Richardson, Danika Aten, Garrett Bennett, Matthew Koster, Hannah Svilar 2021 Franklin Pierce University

Empathy Levels Correlate With Practical Examination Scores In Doctor Of Physical Therapy Students, Scott Richardson, Danika Aten, Garrett Bennett, Matthew Koster, Hannah Svilar

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine if empathy levels correlate with practical examination scores in DPT students. It was hypothesized that students with higher empathy levels would receive better scores on practical examinations. Methods: Participants were a convenience sample of 49 first and second year DPT students from Franklin Pierce University in Goodyear, AZ. After obtaining informed consent, participants completed the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) to assess personal empathy. These scores were compared with participants’ practical examination scores using a Spearman Rho statistical test with data analysis completed using SPSS software. Results: 49 participants (26 females, 23 ...


The Effects Of Blood-Flow Restriction Training On Muscle Hypertrophy, Strength, And Power In College-Age Adults, Meghan Rohde, Lauren Bacsalmasi, Quinton Erhard, Tanner Lung, Whitney Weinert 2021 Franklin Pierce College

The Effects Of Blood-Flow Restriction Training On Muscle Hypertrophy, Strength, And Power In College-Age Adults, Meghan Rohde, Lauren Bacsalmasi, Quinton Erhard, Tanner Lung, Whitney Weinert

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Low load BFR (LLBFR) training can produce similar strength gains as high load resistance (HLR) training, especially in cases where persons may not have the ability to toelrate heavy loads. The purpose of this study was to compare changes in strength, power, and hypertrophy between HLR (70% 1RM) and LLBFR (30% 1RM). Methods: Sixteen healthy individuals, ages 23-21 (8 male, 8 female) were randomized into HLR and LLBFR groups. Obtained baseline measurements included 1-repetition maximum (1RM), thigh circumference, and vertical jump height. Each group performed back squat, Bulgarian split squat, barbell step ups, and lunges. The HL group trend ...


An Introduction To Interprofessional Education For First Semester Doctoral Occupational Therapy And Physical Therapy Students, Suzanne Trojanowski, Jillian Woodworth, Anna Rose Wiencek, Amy Yorke 2021 University of Michigan-Flint

An Introduction To Interprofessional Education For First Semester Doctoral Occupational Therapy And Physical Therapy Students, Suzanne Trojanowski, Jillian Woodworth, Anna Rose Wiencek, Amy Yorke

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Interprofessional education (IPE) engages health care professional students in order to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of a health care practitioner. IPE can be challenging to execute; however, exposing students early in their professional education in IPE has positive results. Occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) are health care professions who commonly work with each other. The purpose of this study is to describe the process and outcomes of implementing an IPE experience with first year doctoral OT (OTD) and PT (DPT) students completed within the first six weeks of the first semester of their respective ...


Relationship Among Emotional Intelligence And/Or Extrovert Bias On Perceived Stress Levels In Dpt Students, Scott Richardson, Jordan Auvinen, Brennan Bonnett, Lucas Takeuchi, Erin Thompson 2021 Franklin Pierce University

Relationship Among Emotional Intelligence And/Or Extrovert Bias On Perceived Stress Levels In Dpt Students, Scott Richardson, Jordan Auvinen, Brennan Bonnett, Lucas Takeuchi, Erin Thompson

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose/Hypothesis: Students in graduate level DPT programs function at varying levels. Some students thrive and others struggle to maintain required minimum levels of academic performance. When considering admission of applicants, and when assisting enrolled students, consideration of factors contributing to academic success is of interest. Stress has been shown to be prevalent in a wide range of students and has many negative effects including poor life satisfaction, increased clinical burnout, and reduced academic performance. Research has shown a correlation between higher emotional intelligence (EI) and decreased stress levels in medical, nursing, and undergraduate students. The purpose of this study ...


Cost Outcomes Of Physical Therapist Providers Compared To Primary Care Providers In The Treatment Of Musculoskeletal Patients In A Military Treatment Facility: A Retrospective Chart Review”, Troy E. McGill, Debra F. Stern, Morey J. Kolber, John McGee 2021 Alaska Regional Hospital

Cost Outcomes Of Physical Therapist Providers Compared To Primary Care Providers In The Treatment Of Musculoskeletal Patients In A Military Treatment Facility: A Retrospective Chart Review”, Troy E. Mcgill, Debra F. Stern, Morey J. Kolber, John Mcgee

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the cost of physical therapist (PT) management of patients with musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders to management by traditional primary care managers (PCMs); medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs), and physician assistants (PAs). Methods: This is a retrospective study of electronic medical records using an exploratory, non-experimental, cross-sectional, and quantitative design method. The records of patients with MSK disorders were assessed at an Air Force military medical clinic for 18 months from January 2016 through June 2017. Results: PT management of MSK patients resulted in a ...


Early Mobilization Following Elbow Dislocation And Immobilization, Grant Pheil 2021 Georgia College & State University

Early Mobilization Following Elbow Dislocation And Immobilization, Grant Pheil

Graduate Research Posters

Early Mobilization following Elbow Dislocation and Immobilization; Pheil G, Georgia College & State University: Milledgeville, GA.

Background: This case presents a 16-year-old male junior high school soccer athlete. His injury occurred during a homecoming kickball game in which he hyperextended his elbow. The hyperextension resulted in an audible popping sound. Differential Diagnosis: There was an obvious deformity and swelling seen at the athlete’s olecranon process and cubital fossa. The athletic trainer identified a dislocation and reduced the humeroulnar joint on the first attempt. The athletes’ parents were immediately contacted, and he was transported to the orthopedist in town. Neurovascular assessments were WNL; X-ray confirmed proper reduction of dislocation. Treatment: The patient was prescribed a brace and a sling to be worn as immobilization for two weeks. After two weeks, the sling was discontinued, and the arm could be removed from the brace during rehabilitation. From weeks 2-4, thermotherapy and ROM began at the effected and surrounding joints. Around week 3, UBE was introduced. At week 5, full AROM and PROM were achieved as the foundation for strengthening and neuromuscular exercise progression. Progression was followed till week 8, when the athlete stopped ...


Foot Contact Dynamics And Fall Risk Among Children Diagnosed With Idiopathic Toe Walking, Rahul Soangra, Michael Shiraishi, Richard Beuttler, Michelle Gwerder, LouAnne Boyd, Venkateswaran Muthukumar, Mohamed Trabia, Afshin Aminian, Marybeth Grant-Beuttler 2021 Chapman University

Foot Contact Dynamics And Fall Risk Among Children Diagnosed With Idiopathic Toe Walking, Rahul Soangra, Michael Shiraishi, Richard Beuttler, Michelle Gwerder, Louanne Boyd, Venkateswaran Muthukumar, Mohamed Trabia, Afshin Aminian, Marybeth Grant-Beuttler

Physical Therapy Faculty Articles and Research

Children that are diagnosed with Idiopathic Toe walking (cITW) are characterized by persistent toe-to-toe contacts. The objective of this study was to explore whether typical foot contact dynamics during walking predisposes cITW to a higher risk of falling. Twenty cITW and agematched controls performed typical and toe walking trials. The gait parameters related to foot contact dynamics, vertical force impulses during stance, slip, and trip risk were compared for both groups. We found that cITW manifest less stable gait and produced significantly higher force impulses during push-off. Additionally, we found that cITW had a higher slip-initiation risk that was associated ...


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