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Effects of exercise on skeletal muscles and tendons

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exercise adherence in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

F&W Expert Opinion 2024; 2: 1
Introduction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with an economic and...