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Effectiveness Of A Manual Therapy Approach In Treatment Of Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Haitham Ramadan 2019 Nova Southeastern University

Effectiveness Of A Manual Therapy Approach In Treatment Of Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Haitham Ramadan

Department of Physical Therapy Student Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Background: The use of manual therapy for the management of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) has not been adequately systematically reviewed in an attempt to determine its effectiveness on patients with LSS. The lack of evidence in support ofcommonly used conservative interventions continues to result in a lack of clarity regarding what interventions should be used to manage patients with LSS. Objective: To use a randomized comparative trial to compare the functional clinical outcomes achieved by patients with LSS receiving two different physical therapy interventions. Methods: In this randomized controlled trial, a total of40 participants diagnosed with LSS were randomized into ...


Trigger Point Dry Needling, Manual Therapy And Exercise Versus Manual Therapy And Exercise For The Management Of Achilles Tendinopathy: A Feasibility Study, Alex Michael Koszalinski 2019 Nova Southeastern University

Trigger Point Dry Needling, Manual Therapy And Exercise Versus Manual Therapy And Exercise For The Management Of Achilles Tendinopathy: A Feasibility Study, Alex Michael Koszalinski

Department of Physical Therapy Student Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Background: The effect of trigger point dry needling (TDN) on myofascial trigger points (MTP) in Achilles tendinopathy are unknown. Objectives: To determine the feasibility of a large randomized controlled trial (RCT) to compare the effects of TDN to exercise in a patient population with Achilles tendinopathy. Methods: This single-factor, pretest-posttest control group design included 22 subjects between the ages of 24 and 65 years with Achilles tendinopathy. Subjects were randomly assigned to either a control group (MT+Ex) or experimental group (TDN+MT+Ex). Subjects in both groups completed 8 physical therapy treatment sessions over 4 weeks. The intervention for ...


Accessibility And Perceived Value Of Pre-Admission Clinical Contact Hours: A Physical Therapy Academic Faculty Perspective, Andrew Nelson 2019 University of North Dakota

Accessibility And Perceived Value Of Pre-Admission Clinical Contact Hours: A Physical Therapy Academic Faculty Perspective, Andrew Nelson

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Background and Purpose: This study determines the usefulness of pre-admission clinical contact hours obtained by potential physical therapy students as perceived by faculty of Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. Within the last ten years there is limited research regarding the effectiveness of pre-admission clinical contact hours in physical therapy. These results can be used to determine prerequisites for physical therapy programs in the future.

Methods: An electronic survey link was sent via e-mail to program chairpersons or Directors of Clinical Education (DCE) of all accredited Physical Therapy programs, asking them to distribute the survey to their academic faculty. Two reminder ...


A Case Report: Adhesive Capsulitis And Physical Therapy Intervention, Haley Brenner 2019 University of North Dakota

A Case Report: Adhesive Capsulitis And Physical Therapy Intervention, Haley Brenner

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Background and Purpose The purpose of this case report is to describe the physical therapy interventions for a patient with adhesive capsulitis.

Case Description The patient was a 68-year-old right-handed male who presented with left shoulder pain and limited range of motion (ROM) following a fall 7 months prior. The patient had a past medical history of type II diabetes mellitus. The diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis was determined following radiographs, mechanism of injury, past medical history, and physical therapy examination and evaluation.

Intervention The patient was seen for a total of 8 physical therapy sessions over the span of 6 ...


A Case Report: Treatment Of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, Jeremy Korthuis 2019 University of North Dakota

A Case Report: Treatment Of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, Jeremy Korthuis

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Purpose: The purpose of the case study was to explain a treatment program involving low/moderate intensity strength training and stretching for a patient with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD).

Background: FSHD is the third most common type of muscular dystrophy. This pathology results from a mutation in chromosome 4 and results in progressive weakening of facial, scapular, and hip musculature. Research behind effective strengthening programs is often inconclusive and varies in results.

Case Description: The patient was a 34-year-old female, who was diagnosed with FSHD 3 years prior to our first visit. She had complaints of left shoulder pain (2-3 ...


The Effects Of An Early Motion Protocol For Rehabilitation Following A Massive Rotator Cuff Tear Repair: A Case Report, Kody Strum 2019 University of North Dakota

The Effects Of An Early Motion Protocol For Rehabilitation Following A Massive Rotator Cuff Tear Repair: A Case Report, Kody Strum

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Background and Purpose: Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries to occur in the United States. Following a surgical repair, there are two main rehabilitation protocols: early motion and delayed motion. Despite the large number of patients in need of rehab following a rotator cuff tear surgical repair, there is not yet a definitive answer in the literature as far as the best protocol to use.

Case Description: The patient was a 68-year-old male who injured himself while slipping and attempting to catch himself with his right arm. He presented to physical therapy following a surgical ...


Collaboration Of Music And Physical Therapy: A Case Study For Treatment Of Balance And Coordination Impairments Following Radiation Necrosis, Micah Hale, Paige Slemmons 2019 University of North Dakota

Collaboration Of Music And Physical Therapy: A Case Study For Treatment Of Balance And Coordination Impairments Following Radiation Necrosis, Micah Hale, Paige Slemmons

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Background and Purpose: Medulloblastomas are a form of cancer most commonly found in children. They are normally treated through surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Radiation necrosis is a possible side effect of radiation therapy which can have devastating effects on a patient's function. Research on the effects of physical therapy interventions in treating the functional impairments which can result from medulloblastomas and radiation necrosis is limited. The purpose of this case study is to examine the effects of collaborative treatment between two student physical therapists and a student music therapist on a· patient with functional limitations due to a ...


Barefoot Training: Effects On Emg Activity Of Gluteus Medius And Tensor Fascia Latae In Habitually Shod Runners, Tom Linner, Casey Murphy, Jeremy O'Keefe 2019 University of North Dakota

Barefoot Training: Effects On Emg Activity Of Gluteus Medius And Tensor Fascia Latae In Habitually Shod Runners, Tom Linner, Casey Murphy, Jeremy O'Keefe

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Purpose/Hypothesis: Running has been a common practice in humans since the species’ dawn. Due to its relative ease and low cost, running continues to be one of the most popular forms of exercise today. Although running provides many benefits such as disease prevention, injury prevalence in running is high. The trend of minimalist shoes and barefoot training has gained popularity over the decade as a return to a more natural form of running. Some researcher hypothesize that barefoot running can reduce injury rate by changing the biomechanics of the runner. In this study we propose a different hypothesis: barefoot ...


The Treatment Of Shoulder Dysfunction By The Correction Of Shouler Girdle Muscle Imbalances: A Case Study, Zachary Peterson 2019 University of North Dakota

The Treatment Of Shoulder Dysfunction By The Correction Of Shouler Girdle Muscle Imbalances: A Case Study, Zachary Peterson

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Background and Purpose: Shoulder dysfunction is a broad expression that encompasses the shoulder girdle not being able to perform fluently, without pain, or within normal ranges of motion. Current literature elaborates on potential causes of dysfunction such as: osteoarthritis, impingement syndrome, and cervical myelopathy. From a clinical standpoint, it is crucial to differentiate between possible diagnoses to ensure the proper treatment is utilized.

Case Description: The patient was a 66‐year‐old female who was referred with the initial diagnosis of shoulder osteoarthritis. She presented with headache pain that was debilitating and followed a pattern consistent with muscle guarding, limited ...


Physical Therapy Rehabiliation For Lumbar Radiculopathy: A Case Report, Rebecca Lynch 2019 University of North Dakota

Physical Therapy Rehabiliation For Lumbar Radiculopathy: A Case Report, Rebecca Lynch

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Background and Purpose. Lumbar radiculopathy is one of the most common orthopedic conditions. This occurs when there is damage to a nerve root in the area that it exits the spinal cord. This can be caused from a disc herniation bone spurs, trauma, or a mechanical stretching event. There is not consistent evidence in current literature regarding rehabilitation interventions for this condition.

Case Description. This case report describes a 62-year-old female presenting to physical therapy with lumbar radiculopathy symptoms. She had multiple comorbidities as well as a scheduled total knee replacement surgery. Physical therapy interventions for this patient included manual ...


Emg Analysis Of Latissimus Dorsi, Middle Trapezius, And Erector Spinae Muscle Activity During Spinal Rotation: A Pilot Study, Alyssa Wagner, Brandon Forister, Zachary Huot 2019 University of North Dakota

Emg Analysis Of Latissimus Dorsi, Middle Trapezius, And Erector Spinae Muscle Activity During Spinal Rotation: A Pilot Study, Alyssa Wagner, Brandon Forister, Zachary Huot

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Purpose/Hypothesis: Rotation of the spine is a common movement used to complete daily activities and participate in sports. As a contributing factor to back injuries, the performance of spinal rotation is an important consideration for the rehabilitation of current and prevention of future back injuries. Muscles involved in spinal rotation have been researched, though limited findings exist for one of the largest back muscles, the Latissimus Dorsi (LD). The LD muscle contributes to many movements of the trunk and limbs given its multiple attachment sites including the pelvis, ribs, scapula, and humerus. Influence of the LD on spinal rotation ...


Outpatient Pt Management Of Patient With Bilateral Knee Pain S/P Stem Cell Cartilage Replacement Therapy Of Both Knees, Justin Hett 2019 University of North Dakota

Outpatient Pt Management Of Patient With Bilateral Knee Pain S/P Stem Cell Cartilage Replacement Therapy Of Both Knees, Justin Hett

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Background and Purpose: This article describes the 6-week outpatient physical therapy management of a 65-year-old male who c/o bilateral knee pain s/p stem cell cartilage replacement therapy. The patient presented with decreased ROM in both knees R>L, difficulty ambulating moderate distances, knee pain, and decreased LE strength bilaterally. The purpose of this article is to describe the treatments used for this patient and the results from these treatments.

Description: The treatment of this patient involved range of motion, strengthening, patient education, and stretching.

Outcomes: Following PT intervention, the patient had increased ROM in both knees L>R ...


Physical Therapy Treatment For A Patient With A Hip Fracture And Cognitive Impairments: A Case Report, Tracie Boehmlehner 2019 University of North Dakota

Physical Therapy Treatment For A Patient With A Hip Fracture And Cognitive Impairments: A Case Report, Tracie Boehmlehner

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Background and Purpose: As the population shifts to include higher numbers of people in the elderly population, diseases and pathologies associated with geriatric populations will also increase. Two of these conditions are cognitive impairment and hip fractures. Hip fractures can be costly and life altering injuries. Treating patients with both of these conditions can pose a unique challenge to healthcare workers.

Case Description: The patient in this case study is a 78 year-old female who suffered a hip fracture secondary to a fall with a hip herniarthroplasty completed. She had many co-morbidities that are typical of an aging person such ...


Accessibility And Perceived Value Of Pre-Admission Clinical Contact Hours: Physical Therapy Clinician Perspectives, Riley Wilson 2019 University of North Dakota

Accessibility And Perceived Value Of Pre-Admission Clinical Contact Hours: Physical Therapy Clinician Perspectives, Riley Wilson

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Purpose: This study analyzes the accessibility and perceived value of contact hours prior to a student's acceptance to a professional physical therapy (PT) program from clinicians' perspective. There is limited research regarding the effectiveness of pre-admission clinical contact hours in PT. The results may help the conversation on whether contact hours should be a requirement prior to acceptance into a program, and the impact the requirement may have on practicing clinicians.

Methods: This study utilized an electronic survey sent to the chairpersons or Directors of Clinical Education of 1-2 accredited programs in each state (n=48) that has a ...


Acute Rehabilitation Management Of A Patient With Bilateral Transtibial Amputation: Case Study, Ashlee Wiebe 2019 University of North Dakota

Acute Rehabilitation Management Of A Patient With Bilateral Transtibial Amputation: Case Study, Ashlee Wiebe

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Background and Purpose: This case report describes the 14-day acute rehabilitation physical therapy management of a 43-year-old male who underwent bilateral transtibial amputations. The purpose of this report is to describe the interventions utilized and the change in the patient's status following their application and also to add to the limited amount of research in this area.

Case Description: The patient had a very complicated medical history. His primary goal was to return home with his wife and children. The treatment of this patient involved transfer training, wheelchair mobility, seated balance activities, strengthening exercises, stretching, endurance activities, and extensive ...


A Case Report: Factors Influencing The Physical Therapy Care Following Medical Treatment Of An Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma, Connor Camrud 2019 University of North Dakota

A Case Report: Factors Influencing The Physical Therapy Care Following Medical Treatment Of An Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma, Connor Camrud

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Purpose The purpose of this case report is to describe the clinical decision-making processes of the physical therapy (PT) care for a patient who was diagnosed with an anaplastic oligodendroglioma and subsequently had surgical decompression and resection, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Background Anaplastic oligodendrogliomas account for 3% to 20% of all brain tumors. The incidence of this tumor is 40% greater in males than females. Average onset occurs between 35 and 44 years of age. Anaplastic oligodendrogliomas commonly occur in the frontal lobes and are supratentorial. Patients will often present with headaches, new weakness, vision changes, and a decline in cognitive ...


Standard And Cognitive Four Square Step Test (Fsst), Renee Hoffman, Hannah Bucholz 2019 University of North Dakota

Standard And Cognitive Four Square Step Test (Fsst), Renee Hoffman, Hannah Bucholz

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Background/Purpose: The Four Square Step Test (FSST) measures dynamic standing balance and agility and was developed to identify older adults at risk for falls. It has a cognitive component for remembering the stepping sequence but has never been tested with an additional cognitive task. The purpose of this study was to collect normative data for the FSST and Cognitive FSST in community dwelling adults for various age groups.

Materials/Methods: Eighty-seven community-dwelling adults (55 females, 32 males) between the age 21 and 86 (48.22 years) were included in the study. Participants completed a fall risk checklist and a ...


Collaborative Physical And Music Therapy Interventions For Impairments Of Chronic Stroke: A Case Study, Jake Leverington, Kelsey Bell 2019 University of North Dakota

Collaborative Physical And Music Therapy Interventions For Impairments Of Chronic Stroke: A Case Study, Jake Leverington, Kelsey Bell

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

[Background and Purpose] In the United States, the annual prevalence of stroke is estimated to be 800,000. 1 Following a stroke, physical therapy (PT) interventions aim to help individuals recover from impairments such as muscle weakness and overall functional limitation. Current research supports both physical and music therapy (MT) interventions on an individual basis. The purpose of this case study was to evaluate the effectiveness of combined PT and MT interventions for strength, balance, gait, and functional activity for person following stroke.

[Case Description] The patient is a 50- year-old caucasian female post right cerebral vascular accident (CVA) with ...


Collaboration Between Physical Therapy And Music Therapy: A Case Study Of The Interventions And Their Effects On Parkinson's Disease, Mercedes Stein, Kristyn Bergh 2019 University of North Dakota

Collaboration Between Physical Therapy And Music Therapy: A Case Study Of The Interventions And Their Effects On Parkinson's Disease, Mercedes Stein, Kristyn Bergh

Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects

Background and Purpose: Parkinson's Disease is a chronic and progressive neurological disorder that causes motor dysfunction leading to dyskinesia, bradykinesia, muscular rigidity, resting tremors, postural impairments, and gait impairments. These impairments can have a tremendous negative impact on a person's everyday life. This case study demonstrates the collaboration of physical therapy and music therapy interventions and its effects on a female with Parkinson's Disease.

Case Description: The patient is a 72-year old female diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease around 2010. Her primary reason for seeking treatment is due to an increase in freezing of gait and overall ...


Background Checks For Physical Therapists, Ashley M. Casto 2019 West Virginia University

Background Checks For Physical Therapists, Ashley M. Casto

Honors Projects

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