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Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation training improves pain-related and balance outcomes in working-age patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Pattanasin Areeudomwong, Vitsarut Buttagat
1152

  • PNF training statistically improves pain intensity, disability and static balance of working-age CLBP people.

  • Magnitudes of difference of outcomes between PNF training and general trunk exercises did not reach clinical important changes.

  • The therapist should take into account to use these interventions in rehabilitation programme for CLBP patients.

Available online 23 October 2018
1095
Description of low back pain clinical trials in physical therapy: a cross sectional study
Dafne Port Nascimento, Gabrielle Zoldan Gonzalez, Amanda Costa Araujo, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
1095

  • Low back pain trials are published in a variety of healthcare journals.

  • The methodological quality of low back pain trials is moderate.

  • 55.5% of low back pain trials endorsed the CONSORT statement recommendations.

  • Reporting guidelines should be strictly followed.

Available online 1 October 2018
962
Hip muscle weakness and reduced joint range of motion in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: a case-control study
Viviane Bortoluzzi Frasson, Marco Aurélio Vaz, Anete Beling Morales, Anna Torresan, Marco Aurélio Telöken, Paulo David Fortis Gusmão, Marcus Vinicius Crestani, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
962

  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome patients had losses in hip muscle strength.

  • Flexion and rotation movements are reduced in FAI syndrome patients.

  • Reduced hip strength and motion should be considered during rehabilitation programs.

Available online 1 December 2018
921
Evidence-Based Practice: a survey of Brazilian physical therapists from the dermatology subdiscipline
Renato Claudino, Naudimar de Pietro Simoes, Tatiane da Silva
921

  • Physical therapists from dermatology report having knowledge to be able to implement EBP.

  • Physical therapists from dermatology believe having skills to be able to implement EBP.

  • There were inconsistencies on some answers about knowledge and skills related to EBP.

Available online 24 October 2018
887
Examination procedures and interventions for the hip in the management of low back pain: a survey of physical therapists
Scott A. Burns, Joshua A. Cleland, Darren A. Rivett, Suzanne J. Snodgrass
887

  • Physical therapists routinely examine strength, range of motion and muscle flexibility of the hip(s) for individuals with low back pain.

  • Physical therapists often provide strengthening and flexibility interventions targeting the hips for individuals with low back pain.

  • Post-professional fellowship training as a physical therapist changed intervention selection to include more joint manual therapy and less muscle flexibility and modality usage.

Available online 5 October 2018
848
The interrater reliability of a pain mechanisms-based classification for patients with nonspecific neck pain
Vincent Dewitte, Robby De Pauw, Lieven Danneels, Katie Bouche, Arne Roets, Barbara Cagnie
848

  • Nonspecific neck pain patients can be classified based on pain mechanisms.

  • The proposed classification strategy has clinically acceptable interrater reliability.

  • The classification holds the potential to guide physical therapy interventions.

  • Validity testing is the necessary next step to justify this approach for clinical use.

Available online 31 October 2018
818
Relationship between lower limb coordination and walking speed after stroke: an observational study
May Suk-Man Kwan, Leanne M. Hassett, Louise Ada, Colleen G. Canning
818
Available online 27 October 2018
736
Seven cervical sensorimotor control tests measure different skills in individuals with chronic idiopathic neck pain
Rutger M.J. de Zoete, Peter G. Osmotherly, Darren A. Rivett, Suzanne J. Snodgrass
736

  • Seven cervical sensorimotor control tests measure different skills.

  • Tests cannot be grouped according to the subsystems of sensorimotor control.

  • Clinicians have to perform each test, as each test provides unique information.

Available online 14 November 2018
735
Interventions used for Rehabilitation and Prevention of Patellar Tendinopathy in athletes: a survey of Brazilian Sports Physical Therapists
Luciana De Michelis Mendonça, Natália Franco Netto Bittencourt, Laís Emanuelle Meira Alves, Renan Alves Resende, Fábio Viadanna Serrão
735

  • Education, joint stabilization, and myofascial release were most used for patellar tendinopathy rehabilitation.

  • Quadriceps eccentrics, education, joint stabilization and lumbo-pelvic stabilization and hamstrings stretching were frequently used for patellar tendinopathy prevention.

  • Brazilian physical therapists consider pain, function and functional test results to discharge an athlete.

  • Our results revealed an inconsistency between interventions used in clinical practice and interventions recommended by the best available evidence.

Available online 21 December 2018
721
How does context influence arm use after stroke? A qualitative content analysis among rural community-dwelling stroke survivors
Vasanthan Rajagopalan, Manikandan Natarajan, Johnson Alex, John M. Solomon
721

  • Personal and environmental context influence affected arm use of stroke survivors.

  • Rural stroke survivors have limited awareness and knowledge of active functional task practice.

  • For recovery of the affected upper extremity, many stroke survivors rely on passive recovery methods.

  • Self-engagement in active functional task practice is facilitated by an enriched home environment and perception of ongoing recovery.

Available online 28 November 2018
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