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Systematic Review Of The Addition Of Hip Strengthening Exercises For Adults With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Cara Elliott, Fraser Green, Karen Hang, Bronwen Jolliffe, Maureen P. McEvoy 2018 University of South Australia

Systematic Review Of The Addition Of Hip Strengthening Exercises For Adults With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Cara Elliott, Fraser Green, Karen Hang, Bronwen Jolliffe, Maureen P. Mcevoy

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common musculoskeletal disorder typically occurring in physically active people aged 40 years and younger, causing pain, functional deficits and lower limb weakness. Traditional treatment has been aimed at strengthening the knee, however recent research suggests the muscles around the hip also play an important role in the development and continuity of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.

Purpose: To investigate the effectiveness of the addition of hip strengthening exercises to standard physiotherapy treatment (knee strengthening and stretching exercises) on reducing pain, and enhancing strength and function when compared to standard physiotherapy treatment alone in adults with Patellofemoral ...


Critical Success Factors For Adopting Telemedicine Applications, Arjen Maris, Anas Yousfi, Stefan v. Ramshorst, Pascal Ravesteyn 2018 HU University of Applied Sciences

Critical Success Factors For Adopting Telemedicine Applications, Arjen Maris, Anas Yousfi, Stefan V. Ramshorst, Pascal Ravesteyn

Communications of the IIMA

The use of IT within healthcare is increasing, but at a slow rate. In complex projects like the implementation of a telemedicine application within the context of physiotherapy processes where both practitioners and patients use the application, it is still unclear what factors should be taken into consideration for a successful adoption. Therefore, the research question for this study is: ‘what are the critical success factors for adopting a telemedicine application for primary physiotherapists and their patients within the Netherlands?’ A literature study is performed followed by a thematic analysis to determine the factors that are relevant for adoption of ...


Tips For Allied Health Professionals To Successfully Engage With Research: A Commentary, Siti Nurliyana Abdullah, Saravana Kumar 2018 Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital

Tips For Allied Health Professionals To Successfully Engage With Research: A Commentary, Siti Nurliyana Abdullah, Saravana Kumar

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

While allied health professionals are encouraged to engage with research, there are numerous challenges to do so in practice. In this commentary, we reflect on some of these challenges and provide some simple tips on strategies that can be used by allied health professionals to overcome these challenges. These tips may provide a starting point for allied health professionals to successfully engage with research.


Electrical Stimulation For Treating Pressure Injuries: Evaluation Of A Knowledge Mobilization Project, Lyndsay Orr 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Electrical Stimulation For Treating Pressure Injuries: Evaluation Of A Knowledge Mobilization Project, Lyndsay Orr

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Pressure ulcers (PrU) are a secondary health complication that cause increased morbidity, mortality and decreased quality of life. PrUs have also been shown to have a significant financial burden on the healthcare system. Current best practice guidelines strongly recommend the use of Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim) to increase healing rates of PrUs. Unfortunately, there has been lack of uptake for the use of E-Stim in clinical practice. To address this gap in practice, a knowledge mobilization project called the E-Stim Collaboration Project was developed. The aim of this dissertation was to 1) determine if an education program can change knowledge, attitudes ...


Using Mobile Augmented Reality To Enhance Health Professional Practice Education, Bernie M. Garrett, Joseph Anthony, Cathryn Jackson 2018 University of British Columbia

Using Mobile Augmented Reality To Enhance Health Professional Practice Education, Bernie M. Garrett, Joseph Anthony, Cathryn Jackson

Current Issues in Emerging eLearning

The use of augmented reality (AR) as a new multimedia networking technology is increasing. An investigation was made of the value of using AR as a tool to support the teaching of clinical practice skills. A series of mobile AR resources were created for use on tablet computers and smartphones to supplement clinical skills teaching in the laboratory (using image recognition), and clinical practice (using geolocation). Undergraduate students in nursing, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy tested these resources in lab sessions, a location-based campus exercise, and during clinical practice experiences. Following this, a post-exposure web survey and focus group interviews were ...


Improving Screening And Physiotherapy Management Of Vestibular Disorders In The Hospital Setting, Vicky Stewart 2018 Australian Catholic University

Improving Screening And Physiotherapy Management Of Vestibular Disorders In The Hospital Setting, Vicky Stewart

Theses

Vestibular disorders significantly impact a person’s quality of life and daily function with symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances and balance impairment. Vestibular disorders commonly cause hospital presentations and are often under diagnosed and therefore mis-managed in the emergency department (ED) and acute medical environment (AME). There is a lack of research assisting clinicians in identifying and managing vestibular disorders in these settings. There is also limited evidence concerning the effectiveness of a physiotherapy vestibular service in the acute hospital setting for managing non-emergent vestibular disorders (non-life threatening).

The primary aim of this thesis was to improve the ...


Chronic Ankle Instability And Hip Muscle Function: A Systematic Review, Lindsay Carroll 2018 Duquesne University

Chronic Ankle Instability And Hip Muscle Function: A Systematic Review, Lindsay Carroll

Graduate Student Research Symposium

Purpose/background

The connection between hip strength and knee function is widely accepted in rehabilitation. The beginnings of evidence supporting a connection between the hip and ankle in people with chronic ankle instability (CAI) causes clinicians to question how the hip and the ankle may interact in this population. The purpose of this review is to provide a cohesive summary of the current available evidence examining hip muscle function in people with chronic ankle instability so that clinicians are better able to treat these patients.

Methods

An electronic search of PubMed was performed to locate studies published in peer-reviewed journals ...


Measuring Physiological Responses To Sensation In Typical Adults, Sarah Button, Kristen Christensen, Emily Minor 2018 Dominican University of California

Measuring Physiological Responses To Sensation In Typical Adults, Sarah Button, Kristen Christensen, Emily Minor

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Objective: Sensory processing issues can have a large negative impact on the ability to participate in daily occupations such as ADLs, access to work, school and leisure environments, and social interactions (Dunn, 2001). The evidence documenting sensory processing issues in adults is sparse. Physiological information can be used as objective evidence to support the claim that those with over-responsivity to sensations are experiencing their environment differently than the typical population. Understanding more about sensory processing in adults may lead to increased recognition of the problem and more opportunities for intervention to increase occupational participation. The purpose of this quantitative study ...


Health And Human Rights Of Syrian Women And Children Refugees: Trafficking, Resettlement, And The United Nations Convention On Refugees Revisited, Lori Maria Walton PhD, DPT, MPH(s), CLT 2018 University of Sharjah

Health And Human Rights Of Syrian Women And Children Refugees: Trafficking, Resettlement, And The United Nations Convention On Refugees Revisited, Lori Maria Walton Phd, Dpt, Mph(S), Clt

Online Journal of Health Ethics

In 2016, there were approximately 22.5 million refugees displaced outside their home country because of armed conflict, over half of whom are minors. Syria reported the highest number, with over eleven million refugees displaced, both internally and externally, from zones of conflict in 2017. Over five million Syrian refugees, between the years 2011 and 2017, have fled to other countries including: Lebanon (1.1 million), Jordan (660,000), Egypt (122,000), Turkey (2.9 million) and Iraq (241,000). Exposure to war, displacement, and violence deprives women and children of the basic right to health, including the “right to ...


Supplemental Training And Injury Prevention In The Sport Of Ultra-Running, Jessica M. Heidebrink 2018 Liberty University

Supplemental Training And Injury Prevention In The Sport Of Ultra-Running, Jessica M. Heidebrink

Senior Honors Theses

By definition, ultra-marathon running is a sport that covers any distance above the 26.2-mile marathon distance in a single race. The mountains of Virginia host many ultra-marathon races that attract endurance runners from all over the nation to participate. Training is an essential component of running an ultra. Although there is not one specific way to train for an ultra, there is research that correlates the success of the top ultra-runners and their training preferences regarding supplemental training and injury prevention. To gain a more complete understanding of how to prepare for a successful ultra-marathon, an online survey was ...


Surgical Reconstruction Vs. Conservative Rehabilitation Of Isolated Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Relevance To Long-Term Function And Return To Sport, Tristan S. Malin 2018 University of New Mexico

Surgical Reconstruction Vs. Conservative Rehabilitation Of Isolated Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Relevance To Long-Term Function And Return To Sport, Tristan S. Malin

Doctor of Physical Therapy Capstones

Abstract

Background: While isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries are fairly common amongst athletes, there is still no established rule as to how to best treat such an injury, and indeed there is much controversy on whether such and injury should be treated surgically or conservatively with physical therapy.

Case Description: The patient who was the inspiration for this research was a young male athlete who presented with knee pain and instability after a fall during a soccer game. He wished to proceed conservatively as long as such a course of treatment would afford the ability to return to sport ...


Comparación Evaluativa De La Preparación E Implementación De Fisioterapia Entre Los Estados Unidos Y Los Países Seleccionados De América Del Sur, Dylan Young Vazquez 2018 Carroll College

Comparación Evaluativa De La Preparación E Implementación De Fisioterapia Entre Los Estados Unidos Y Los Países Seleccionados De América Del Sur, Dylan Young Vazquez

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Student Works

The research for this comparative analysis explores the differences in the field of physical therapy between the United States and various countries in South America to compare and evaluate the forms of preparation and implementation of care, to formulate recommendations within areas for further research to be pursued. The United States and South American countries have starkly different economic, social, and political backgrounds which impact the way in which physical therapy is administered and received. This allows for comparisons to be made between each respective model of physical therapy, creating a running dialog on how these programs can improve and ...


Application Of The Mckenzie System Of Mechanical Diagnosis And Therapy In Patients With Shoulder Disorders, Afshin Heidar Abady 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Application Of The Mckenzie System Of Mechanical Diagnosis And Therapy In Patients With Shoulder Disorders, Afshin Heidar Abady

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Shoulder pain is one of the leading causes of referrals to physiotherapy clinics. The annual prevalence of shoulder complaints is about 100 to 160 per 1000 patients in general population. Complexity of shoulder joint, and lack of uniformity of diagnostic labeling commonly used in clinical practice, makes it difficult to make a precise diagnosis. In addition, issues with reliability and validity exist for the shoulder Orthopedic Special Tests (OSTs), making accurate diagnoses challenging.

The primary aim of this thesis was to investigate usefulness of the McKenzie system of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) in classifying and treating patients with shoulder ...


Evaluating The Impact Of A Falls Prevention Community Of Practice In A Residential Aged Care Setting: A Realist Approach, J Francis-Coad, C Etherton-Beer, C Bulsara, N Blackburn, P Chivers, A Hill 2018 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Evaluating The Impact Of A Falls Prevention Community Of Practice In A Residential Aged Care Setting: A Realist Approach, J Francis-Coad, C Etherton-Beer, C Bulsara, N Blackburn, P Chivers, A Hill

Physiotherapy Papers and Journal Articles

Background: Falls are a major socio-economic problem among residential aged care (RAC) populations resulting in high rates of injury including hip fracture. Guidelines recommend that multifactorial prevention strategies are implemented but these require translation into clinical practice. A community of practice (CoP) was selected as a suitable model to support translation of the best available evidence into practice, as it could bring together likeminded people with falls expertise and local clinical knowledge providing a social learning opportunity in the pursuit of a common goal; falls prevention. The aims of this study were to evaluate the impact of a falls prevention ...


Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Techniques For Chronic Pain, Neil E. O'Connell, Louise Marston, Sally Spencer, Lorraine H. DeSouza, Benedict M. Wand 2018 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Techniques For Chronic Pain, Neil E. O'Connell, Louise Marston, Sally Spencer, Lorraine H. Desouza, Benedict M. Wand

Physiotherapy Papers and Journal Articles

Stimulating the brain without surgery in the management of chronic pain in adults

Bottom line: There is a lack of high-quality evidence to support or refute the effectiveness of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques for chronic pain.

Background: Electrical stimulation of the brain has been used to address a variety of painful conditions. Various devices are available that can electrically stimulate the brain without the need for surgery or any invasive treatment. There are five main treatment types: repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in which the brain is stimulated by a coil applied to the scalp, cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) in ...


Is Heavy Eccentric Calf Training Superior To Wait-And-See, Sham Rehabilitation, Traditional Physiotherapy And Other Exercise Interventions For Pain And Function In Mid-Portion Achilles Tendinopathy?, Myles Murphy, Mervyn Travers, William Gibson 2018 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Is Heavy Eccentric Calf Training Superior To Wait-And-See, Sham Rehabilitation, Traditional Physiotherapy And Other Exercise Interventions For Pain And Function In Mid-Portion Achilles Tendinopathy?, Myles Murphy, Mervyn Travers, William Gibson

Physiotherapy Papers and Journal Articles

Background: Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is prevalent amongst athletic and non-athletic populations with pain, stiffness and impaired function typically reported. While different management options exist, loading protocols remain the best available intervention and have been shown to be effective in the management of AT. Trials investigating loading in AT have used a variety of different protocols, and recent narrative reviews suggest that no protocol is superior to another when comparing outcomes in pain and function. However, there has been no systematic review or meta-analysis completed to determine this. Furthermore, the narrative review did not consider wait-and-see or sham interventions, thus ...


An Objective Measure For The Assessment And Management Of Fluid Shifts In Acute Major Burns, Pippa Kenworthy, Michael Phillips, Tiffany L. Grisbrook, William Gibson, Fiona M. Wood, Dale W. Edgar 2018 The University of Notre Dame Australia

An Objective Measure For The Assessment And Management Of Fluid Shifts In Acute Major Burns, Pippa Kenworthy, Michael Phillips, Tiffany L. Grisbrook, William Gibson, Fiona M. Wood, Dale W. Edgar

Physiotherapy Papers and Journal Articles

Background: Major burns are life threatening. Fluid resuscitation is required for survival to maintain intravascular volumes and prevent hypovolemic shock. Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) has been recognised as a potential method of monitoring fluid shifts after burn and in other disease states. The aims of this study were to examine the reliability of BIS across different dressing conditions and electrode positions, establish the influence of Acticoat™ on BIS variable measures and determine the validity of whole-body BIS to assess net fluid shift in the presence of moderate to major burns.

Methods: An observational longitudinal cohort study was conducted from December 2014 ...


Critically Appraised Paper: Preoperative Physiotherapy Education Halved Postoperative Pulmonary Complications In Patients After Upper Abdominal Surgery [Commentary], Shane Patman 2018 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Critically Appraised Paper: Preoperative Physiotherapy Education Halved Postoperative Pulmonary Complications In Patients After Upper Abdominal Surgery [Commentary], Shane Patman

Physiotherapy Papers and Journal Articles

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Trunk Muscle Activity During Drop Jump Performance In Adolescent Athletes With Back Pain, T. Palsson, J. Caneiro, R. Hirata, D. Griffin, William Gibson, Mervyn Travers 2018 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Trunk Muscle Activity During Drop Jump Performance In Adolescent Athletes With Back Pain, T. Palsson, J. Caneiro, R. Hirata, D. Griffin, William Gibson, Mervyn Travers

Physiotherapy Papers and Journal Articles

It was with great interest we read the recently published article “Trunk Muscle Activity during Drop Jump Performance in Adolescent Athletes with Back Pain.” Investigating back pain (BP) in adolescents is commendable as there is growing evidence that for many, an experience of BP as early as 14 years of age may relate to ongoing pain in adulthood (Coenen et al., 2017). Indeed, the conventional narrative is changing as individual physical factors such as posture, use of schoolbags, and hypermobility are only weakly associated with adolescent BP. Rather, factors which predict BP at a young age are considered to be ...


Evaluating The Impact Of Operating A Falls Prevention Community Of Practice On Falls In A Residential Aged Care Setting, Jacqueline Francis-Coad, Terry Haines, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Debbie Nobre, Anne-Marie Hill 2018 The University of Notre Dame Australia

Evaluating The Impact Of Operating A Falls Prevention Community Of Practice On Falls In A Residential Aged Care Setting, Jacqueline Francis-Coad, Terry Haines, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Debbie Nobre, Anne-Marie Hill

Physiotherapy Papers and Journal Articles

Background/Purpose: Falls are a leading adverse event in residential aged care (RAC) settings with prevention a global aim. The purpose of this study was to determine whether operating a falls prevention community of practice (CoP) delivering evidence-based prevention interventions could change the rate of falls and injurious falls in a RAC setting.

Methods: A prospective quasi-experimental pre/post design was conducted. Participants were 13 RAC sites (779 beds) of a single RAC organization, with 20 multidisciplinary staff volunteering as CoP members.

Results: Falls rates pre CoP were 10.1/1,000 occupied bed days (OBD) compared with 10.9 ...


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