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F&W News brings you news from sources such as PTJ, AJPMR, BMJ, Lancet and articles written by our own researchers.

Prevalidation for upper abdominal surgery

A randomized placebo-controlled study was conducted in multidisciplinary clinics of three tertiary public hospitals in Australia and New Zealand to evaluate the efficacy of preoperative physiotherapy... Read more

Brighton musculoskeletal Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (BmPROM): An assessment of validity, reliability, and responsiveness

Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders in England are common and are a major cause of ill health, pain and physical limitations. Almost a third of all primary care consultations concern MSK conditions... Read more

Effectiveness of physiotherapy with telerehabilitation in surgical patients

Delayed postoperative recovery is one of the most important problems after surgery. Postoperative complications contribute highly to postoperative morbidity and can lead to a longer hospital stay and... Read more

Physical Therapy Referral Rates Alongside Rising Opioid Prescription Rates in Patients With Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) in Americans has a lifetime incidence of 11% to 80% (Spine). This is one of the main reasons for doctor visits, use of healthcare and worldwide reported disability. Because... Read more

Clinical improvement after 6 weeks of eccentric exercise in patients with mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy – a randomized trial with 1-year follow-up

Achilles tendinopathy is common, especially in physically active people. The incidence increases with age. Proposed etiological factors are extrinsic factors such as training load and inappropriate... Read more

Corticosteroid or placebo injection in combination with deep transverse friction, manipulation of Mills, stretching and eccentric exercises for acute lateral epicondylitis

Lateral epicondylitis of the elbow (tennis elbow) is often seen in general practice with an incidence of 5.5 per 1000 persons. It is characterized by pain and sensitivity to the lateral humeral... Read more

Cost-effectiveness physiotherapy in musculoskeletal disorders

A new report from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows that investments in physiotherapy services for musculoskeletal disorders improve patient outcomes and reduce overall... Read more

Short and long-term effects of ambulatory rehabilitation in patients with COPD: a randomized study

Long-term rehabilitation programs are effective in patients with severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), however the long-term effects are unknown. This study examined the short-term and... Read more

Prevalidation for upper abdominal surgery

A randomized placebo-controlled study was conducted in multidisciplinary clinics of three tertiary public hospitals in Australia and New Zealand to evaluate the efficacy of preoperative physiotherapy... Read more

Hyperinflation Impairs Cardiac Performance During Exercise in COPD

This research from Neto et al focuses on the correlation between a plateau in minute ventilation VE during cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPETs) and its influence on heart performance. This... Read more

Surgery versus long-term conservative treatment for sciatica

N Engl J Med 2007. Wilco C. Peul, M.D. Sciatica is characterized by radiating pain in a part of the leg that is typically served by one nerve root in the lumbar or sacral spine; sometimes also... Read more

Efficacy and Cost-Effectiveness of Physiotherapy Following Glenohumeral Joint Distension for Adhesive Capsulitis: RCT

Arthritis & Rheumatism (Arthritis Care & Research) R. Buchbinder. Vol. 57, No. 6, August 15, 2007 This study investigated whether an active physiotherapy program at the time of joint... Read more

Pediatric rehabilitation after kidney transplantation

In the context of rehabilitation for children with pediatric kidney transplantation, A. Bjerre et al. conducted a study into the improvement of oxygen uptake (VO2 peak), mental health and quality of... Read more

Locus of control in patients with headache

Migraine and tension-type headaches are highly prevalent and have a strong impact on society. Locus of Control (LoC) is related to the impact of headaches and chronic pain. The extent patients... Read more

Fall Related Deaths in the US Rose 31% in 10 Years

Among American residents aged 65 and older, the mortality rate continues to rise steadily. Between 2007 and 2016 with 31% and with a particularly high pace among 85-year-olds. During the 10 years... Read more

Physical Therapist the Movement Specialist

According to the WHO (WHO, Physiotherapists 2264), the profession of Physiotherapy is a non-paramedical profession since physiotherapy is not under the supervision of a physician. The APTA, Physical... Read more

Effectiveness of preoperative Physical Therapy for elderly patients with a hip fracture

A hip fracture is the most common fracture older adults and cases of hip fracture grow in economically developed countries worldwide due to aging. The current retrospective observational study aims... Read more

HIIT versus MICT in cardiac rehabilitation

Worldwide, coronary heart disease (CHD) results in one in four deaths, an increase compared to one in five deaths 20 years ago. CHD was ranked in 2012 by a systematic analysis for the Global Burden... Read more

Patients' needs in low back pain management

This review, aimed at optimal treatment of low back pain (LBP), gives us insight into the fact that patients actively participate in care, made possible by positive interactions with their healthcare... Read more

Fall prevention programs in Asia: systematic review

This review, focused on fall prevention in Asia, gives us insight into different approaches with regard to local Asian culture. There is strong evidence for falls prevention among the elderly in this... Read more

Effects of mobilizations in patellofemoral pain; systematic review

In January 2018 a review was published in which 361 articles were identified. Of these articles twelve randomized clinical trials were included with a total of 499 patients who underwent... Read more

17 MRA Scans donated with crowdfunding for VU University

To guarantee the safety of manual therapy, we started a crowdfunding campaign in spring this year.  Eighty-six physiotherapists donated an amount of 3.340 EUR. We received donations from... Read more

Reduce risks of Cervical Manual Therapy

Research costs a lot of money. This money is often not available although patients and physiotherapists gain evidence-based effective and safe manipulative treatment and diagnostics. Therefore, an... Read more

Clinical reasoning and cervical manual therapy

With the Go4Safe project, we will assess the reliability and diagnostic accuracy of the IFOMPT-framework. The IFOMPT-framework aims to reduce the risk of serious adverse events following cervical... Read more

Reduce risks of manipulations in Manual Therapy

For disorders of the cervical spine, high level clinical reasoning is crucial as poor diagnosis and management can result in a serious adverse event. To reduce the risk of such events following... Read more

Case report

Application of Matrix Rhythm Therapy in post-operative knee arthrofibrosis- A Case Report

F&W Case Report 2018; 4: 2
Abstract:  Post traumatic, post- operative knee stiffness is quite challenging condition seen in clinical setup for physiotherapists....

Expert opinion

Physical Activity - worth the effort in insulin resistance?

To date, 2.1 billion people are either overweight (BMI >25 kg/m2) or obese (BMI > 30 kg/m2) [1]. Although being overweight or having...