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Shoulder kinematics impact subacromial proximities: a review of the literature
Rebekah L. Lawrence, Jonathan P. Braman, Paula M. Ludewig
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.07.009

  • Altered shoulder kinematics are believed to contribute to rotator cuff pathology by reducing the subacromial space.

  • During arm elevation, the rotator cuff insertion is closest to the coracoacromial arch between 40° and 75° humerothoracic elevation.

  • Glenohumeral plane of elevation and axial rotation impact subacromial proximities in complex ways.

  • More research is needed to better understand the role of shoulder kinematics in the etiology of rotator cuff pathology.

Available online 1 August 2019
Effects of cryolipolysis on lower abdomen fat thickness of healthy women and patient satisfaction: a randomized controlled trial
Mariana Falster, Jociane Schardong, Débora Piassarollo dos Santos, Bruna Coimbra Machado, Alessandra Peres, Patrícia Viana da Rosa, Rodrigo Della Méa Plentz
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.07.005

  • A single cryolipolysis session has no effect on abdominal adipose tissue in healthy women.

  • Randomized controlled trial with blind assessor.

  • Ultrassonography was used as a method of evaluating the outcome.

Available online 31 July 2019
Isokinetic eccentric training is more effective than constant load eccentric training on the quadriceps rehabilitation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a randomized controlled trial
Marlon Francys Vidmar, Bruno Manfredini Baroni, Alexandre Fróes Michelin, Márcio Mezzomo, Ricardo Lugokenski, Gilnei Lopes Pimentel, Marcelo Faria Silva
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.07.003
Available online 26 July 2019
Sedentary behavior: barriers and facilitators among older adults after hip fracture surgery. A qualitative study
Suzana Albuquerque de Moraes, Ecleide Cunico Furlanetto, Natalia Aquaroni Ricci, Monica Rodrigues Perracini
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.07.001

  • Physical complaints are not the only barriers to reduce sedentary behavior.

  • This population also experiences poor accessibility and lack of social support.

  • Individual barriers like demotivation and self-ageist stereotypes also emerged.

  • Physical therapists should have a comprehensive approach to manage sedentary behavior.

  • Understand barriers and facilitators may help design future clinical trials.

Available online 24 July 2019
Baseline characteristics did not identify people with low back pain who respond best to a Movement System Impairment-Based classification treatment
Daniel Camara Azevedo, Paulo Henrique Ferreira, Henrique de Oliveira Santos, Daniel Ribeiro Oliveira, Joao Victor Leite de Souza, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.05.006

  • Participant's characteristics did not identify people who respond best to MSI treatment.

  • Patient's characteristics should not be used to choose between both treatments.

  • Sample size was not determined to detect potential treatment effect modifiers.

Available online 21 June 2019
Identification of gait events in children with spastic cerebral palsy: comparison between the force plate and algorithms
Rejane Vale Gonçalves, Sérgio Teixeira Fonseca, Priscila Albuquerque Araújo, Vanessa Lara Araújo, Tais Martins Barboza, Gabriela Andrade Martins, Marisa Cotta Mancini
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.05.007

  • Detecting events occurring during the gait cycle is essential for gait analysis.

  • The precision of algorithms varies according to the children's gait pattern.

  • The algorithm proposed by Ghoussayni et al. is robust for detecting gait events in children with CP.

Available online 15 June 2019
An observational study of self-reported sedentary behaviour in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis
Zoe J. McKeough, Sarah L. Large, Lissa M. Spencer, Sonia W.M. Cheng, Renae J. McNamara
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.05.005

  • Sedentary behaviour is characterised by a seated or reclined posture with a low energy expenditure of 1.0–1.5 metabolic equivalents (METS) during waking hours.

  • Too much sitting behaviour is associated with health deficits in the adult population.

  • There has been less examination of sedentary behaviours in people with COPD and bronchiectasis.

  • There was no difference in the high sedentary time between people with COPD and bronchiectasis.

  • No significant associations between sedentary time and functional performance or health-related quality of life were present.

Available online 8 June 2019
Influence of an unloader brace on lower limb electromyographic activity in individuals with predominant lateral osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Harvi F. Hart, Matthew Holt, Adam I. Semciw, Natalie J. Collins, Kay M. Crossley
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.05.004

  • Unloader brace did not change co-contraction of agonist and antagonist muscles.

  • Unloader brace produced changes in gluteal and gastrocnemius timing and amplitude, however, the clinical relevance is unclear.

  • There were no differences between adjusted and unadjusted brace conditions.

Available online 7 June 2019
Personal and organizational characteristics associated with evidence-based practice reported by Brazilian physical therapists providing service to people with stroke: a cross-sectional mail survey
Lucas Rodrigues Nascimento, Maria Oliveira Paixão Fernandes, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Aline Alvim Scianni
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.05.003

  • Brazilian physical therapists had positive attitudes regarding evidence-based practice.

  • Personal characteristics were poorly associated with evidence-based practice.

  • Organizational characteristics could be the main barriers for evidence-based practice.

  • Potential strategies to improve evidence-based practice should include mentoring and research-related activities.

Available online 1 June 2019
Different weekly frequencies of Pilates did not accelerate pain improvement in patients with chronic low back pain
Maria Liliane da Silva, Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto, Katherinne Ferro Moura Franco, Yuri Rafael dos Santos Franco, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral
10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.05.001

  • Different weekly frequencies of Pilates did not accelerate pain improvement.

  • Most patients reduced pain in 30% and 50% after the first week of treatment.

  • Most patients reported complete pain improvement after the last week of treatment.

Available online 30 May 2019
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