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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.

Cancer Rehabilitation in the Pediatric and Adolescent/Young Adult Population

29-01-2020
The relevance of rehabilitation in children and adolescents grows exponentially as the incidence and chances of survival increase. It is estimated that in the United States there are more than... Read more

Improvement of physical activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by pulmonary rehabilitation and pharmacological treatment

28-01-2020
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by a progressive restriction of airflow that is not fully recoverable. This leads to adverse effects on the respiratory tract and... Read more

Effects of exercise on skeletal muscles and tendons

31-10-2019
In this review from Minetto et al, the reactions of skeletal muscles and tendons to exercises were investigated and possible implications with regard to development of positive and negative effects... Read more

Consequences for patients with severe COPD in the Netherlands visible due to reduction of longterm Physical Therapy rehabilitation

22-10-2019
Exacerbations, use of medication and length of stay in hospital have increased after a six months reduction of frequency of longterm Physical Therapy rehabilitation patients with severe to very... Read more

Specialized cutaneous Schwann cells initiate pain sensation

01-10-2019
Pain is believed to be triggered by activation of free nerve endings without end organs in the skin. In contrast to this paradigm, Abdo et al. Discovered a previously unknown mesh-like organ that... Read more

High intensity exercise for 3 months reduces disease activity in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA)

05-09-2019
Exercise is considered important in the treatment of patients with rheumatic diseases. However, the effect of high-intensity exercises on disease activity is unknown. Based on this, research is being... Read more

Costs of physical therapy in comparison to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy

05-09-2019
Worldwide around 2 million arthroscopic knee operations are performed. These are accompanied by $ 4 billion in direct medical costs. Although a clinically important benefit of surgery over... Read more

Metabolic syndrome and the lung

05-09-2019
The definition of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has evolved over time; currently MetS is defined by a group of clinical features such as abdominal obesity, hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia,... Read more

Exercise therapy in adults with multiple sclerosis with severe mobility disability: A systematic review and future research directions

05-09-2019
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, neurological disorder affecting 1 in 1,000 people in the United States the most common non-traumatic cause of neurological disability in young adults (Freeman,... Read more

Early physical therapy can reduce risk, amount or long-term opioid use

05-09-2019
According to a new study by researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine and Duke University School of Medicine, patients who had undergone physiotherapy shortly after the diagnosis of... Read more

Subacromial decompression surgery for adults with shoulder pain: a clinical practice guideline

05-09-2019
BMJ 2019 Do adults with traumatic shoulder pain diagnosed for more than 3 months as subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS), also referred to as rotator cuff disease, benefit from subacromial... Read more

Effect of Early Surgery vs Physical Therapy on Knee Function Among Patients With Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears

05-09-2019
The ESCAPE Randomized Clinical Trial, JAMA. 2018, Victor A. van de Graaf et al. In this randomized clinical study encompassing 321 patients, the knee function measured with a... Read more

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in COPD Patients and Its Consequences

30-07-2019
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by persistent limitation of airflow that is usually progressive. In addition, exacerbations and co-existent morbidities contribute to the... Read more

Bilateral magnetic resonance imaging findings in individuals with unilateral shoulder pain

30-07-2019
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often used to diagnose structural abnormalities in the shoulder. Later findings, however, cannot be the cause of the symptoms. The aim of this study is to... Read more

Cost‐effectiveness of combination therapy among patients with a Lumbar Herniated Disc surgery

26-07-2019
Lumbar disc herniation, also known as sciatica, is the most common cause of lumbosacral radicular syndrome (LRS). Characteristics of LRS can be described by radiating pain in the lower limbs in a... Read more

Physical Therapists reduce referrals to orthopedists with 64%

05-07-2019
Research shows that practice-based physical therapists significantly reduce referrals from general practitioners by assessing and treating patients with musculoskeletal disorders (MSK). MSK... Read more

Health effects of direct triaging to Physical Therapists in primary care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders

06-06-2019
Globally, the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSAs) has been increasing steadily for many years, leading to an increase in the number of people treated with disability of around 20% between... Read more

Structured clinical reasoning for exercise prescription in patients with comorbidity

24-05-2019
In different chronic diseases, exercise therapy is an effective intervention. It can be explained by the fact that it improves physical functioning and reduces morbidity and mortality. In most... Read more

Multicenter study into the effects of long-term physiotherapy rehabilitation in COPD (GOLD (III-IV) on drug therapy and hospitalizations

01-04-2019
A total of 21 physiotherapy practices in The Netherlands were definitively included by research group from Physical Therapy & Science Association, in the study. They provided retrospectively... Read more

Central sensitization predicts greater fatigue independently of musculoskeletal pain

25-03-2019
Central sensitization is the enhancement of sensory input across multiple systems and is characterized by enhanced pain responses, unpleasant sensations to physical stimuli, including heat and... Read more

The effect of spinal mobilization with leg movement in patients with lumbar radiculopathy

13-01-2019
This research, aimed at the effect of spinal mobilization with leg movement in patients with lumbar radiculopathy, aims to evaluate the effect of spinal mobilization with leg movement (SMWLM) on low... Read more

The effect of spinal mobilization with leg movement in patients with lumbar radiculopathy

03-01-2019
This research, aimed at the effect of spinal mobilization with leg movement in patients with lumbar radiculopathy, aims to evaluate the effect of spinal mobilization with leg movement (SMWLM) on low... Read more

Muscle stretching changes neuromuscular function involved in ankle stability

02-01-2019
Prior to exercise and training for various sport modalities, static stretching was usually performed for many years. Stretching is associated with injury prevention and improved performance. However,... Read more

Effectiveness of physiotherapy for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review

12-11-2018
Lateral epicondylitis (LE) is a common medical problem. In the general population, the annual incidence of this condition is between 1% and 3%. The average duration of a typical episode of LE is... Read more

Physical Therapy on the health insurance market in The Netherlands

07-11-2018
Vektis makes it possible to provide clear health care insights and smart processes by deciding on the guaranteed deposit data of all health insurers in the Netherlands. In part, Vektis hereby enables... Read more

Low-grade systemic inflammation and musculoskeletal pain

30-10-2018
Our understanding of the multiple systems and their interactions that contribute to musculoskeletal pain has evolved considerably in recent years. There is considerable interest in the role of the... Read more

RCT between subacromial decompression versus diagnostic arthroscopy for shoulder impingement

30-10-2018
The management of shoulder pain is estimated at 4.5 million visits to doctors and a financial burden of € 2.6 billion each year in the US alone. Since 44-70% of patients with shoulder pain are... Read more

Prevalidation for upper abdominal surgery

26-07-2018
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

25-07-2018
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

24-07-2018
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

24-07-2018
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

22-07-2018
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

22-07-2018
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

Case report

False negative thoracic x-ray

F&W Case Report 2013; 7: 1
Patient, a man of 58 years old, consult a physiotherapist with complaints of cramp and very severe back pain level T6-T10 and radiating...

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...