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  1. Research article

    Content validity and test-retest reliability of a low back pain questionnaire in Zimbabwean adolescents

    In Zimbabwe, a recent increase in the volume of research on recurrent non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) has revealed that adolescents are commonly affected. This is alarming to health professionals and parent...

    Matthew Chiwaridzo, Tafadzwa Nicole Chikasha, Nirmala Naidoo, Jermaine Matewu Dambi, Cathrine Tadyanemhandu, Nyaradzai Munambah and Precious Trish Chizanga

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:3

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  2. Research article

    Hemodynamics and tissue oxygenation effects after increased in positive end-expiratory pressure in coronary artery bypass surgery

    Cardiac surgery is widely used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, several complications can be observed during the postoperative period. Positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) improves gas ...

    Vanessa Marques Ferreira Méndez, Mayron F. Oliveira, Adriana do Nascimento Baião, Patrícia Andrade Xavier, Carlos Gun, Priscila A. Sperandio and Iracema I. K. Umeda

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:2

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  3. Research article

    A therapist-focused knowledge translation intervention for improving patient adherence in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice

    Nonadherence to treatment remains high among patients with musculoskeletal conditions with negative impact on the treatment outcomes, use of personal and cost of care. An active knowledge translation (KT) stra...

    Folarin Omoniyi Babatunde, Joy Christine MacDermid and Norma MacIntyre

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  4. Research article

    Implementation of the physical function ICU test tool in a resource constrained intensive care unit to promote early mobilisation of critically ill patients- a feasibility study

    The shift of focus in outcome measures from mortality to assessment of functional status in intensive care unit (ICU) patients has resulted in the emergence of mobilisation of critically ill patients as a stan...

    Cathrine Tadyanemhandu and Shamila Manie

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:12

    Published on: 19 October 2016

  5. Meeting abstracts

    5th National Congress of the Italian Society of Physiotherapy

    S1 Criteria for exercises selection in subjects with low back pain

    Alessandro Aina, Marco Barbero, Barbara Cagnie, Elena Castelli, Chad Cook, Silvano Ferrari, Andrea Foglia, Paolo Bizzarri, Donatella Giraudo, Chris Littlewood, Paolo Pillastrini, Daniele Piscitelli, Michele Romano, Andrea Tettamanti, Carla Vanti, Stefano Vercelli…

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6(Suppl 1):11

    Published on: 14 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 6 Supplement 1

  6. Review

    Patient-reported outcome measures for non-specific neck pain validated in the Italian-language: a systematic review

    Patient-reported outcome measures can improve the management of patients with non-specific neck pain. The choice of measure greatly depends on its content and psychometric properties. Most questionnaires were ...

    Leonardo Pellicciari, Francesca Bonetti, Damiano Di Foggia, Mauro Monesi and Stefano Vercelli

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:9

    Published on: 22 July 2016

  7. Research article

    A cross-sectional study investigating impressions and opinions of medical rehabilitation professionals on the effectiveness of the Ponseti method for treatment of clubfoot in Harare, Zimbabwe

    The Ponseti method of managing clubfoot was introduced in Zimbabwe in 2011. This followed massive training of health workers such as medical rehabilitation practitioners through a programme called the Zimbabwe...

    N. Munambah, M. Chiwaridzo and T. Mapingure

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:7

    Published on: 30 June 2016

  8. Research article

    At discharge gait speed and independence of patients provides a challenges for rehabilitation after total joint arthroplasty: an observational study

    The level of functioning in people discharged from hospital after hip arthroplasty is very heterogeneous and prognostic factors are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to determine the mean level o...

    Mattia Morri, Emanuela Natali and Daniele Tosarelli

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:6

    Published on: 29 June 2016

  9. Letter to the Editor

    Motor rehabilitation should be based on knowledge of motor control

    Neurorehabilitation is at a crossroads. Indeed, there is inconclusive, but promising evidence about clinical effectiveness of rehabilitation in the field of neurological impairments. Translating the new theori...

    Daniele Piscitelli

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:5

    Published on: 23 June 2016

  10. Reviewer acknowledgement

    Acknowledgement of manuscript reviewers 2015

    The editors of Archives of Physiotherapy would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 5 (2015).

    Marco Baccini

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:4

    Published on: 8 June 2016

  11. Research article

    Physical fitness of Ghanaian physiotherapists and its correlation with age and exercise engagement: a pilot study

    The physical job demands of physiotherapists require optimal level of physical fitness (PF), which is often not evaluated in practice. In this study, we assessed selected components of physical fitness of Ghan...

    Ajediran I. Bello, Emmanuel Bonney and Bridget Opoku

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:2

    Published on: 24 February 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:3

  12. Research article

    Differences in personal and lifestyle characteristics among Zimbabwean high school adolescents with and without recurrent non-specific low back pain: a two part cross-sectional study

    Recurrent non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) is increasingly becoming common among adolescents worldwide. A recent study in Zimbabwe showed a relatively high prevalence (28.8 %) among high school students. Inf...

    Matthew Chiwaridzo and Nirmala Naidoo

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:13

    Published on: 1 December 2015

  13. Research article

    Interrater and intrarater reliability and minimal detectable change of the Wisconsin Gait Scale when used to examine videotaped gait in individuals post-stroke

    Often, interventions targeting the kinematic and temporal and spatial changes in gait commonly seen after a stroke are based on observations of walking. Having the capacity to objectively identify such changes...

    Robert Wellmon, Amy Degano, Joseph A. Rubertone, Sandra Campbell and Kelly A. Russo

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:11

    Published on: 5 October 2015

  14. Research article

    Comparative efficacy of three active treatment modules on psychosocial variables in patients with long-term mechanical low-back pain: a randomized-controlled trial

    Psychosocial factors precipitate and perpetuate the risk of developing long-term Low-Back Pain (LBP) with resultant disability. However, management of psychosocial aspects of LBP still remains a major challeng...

    Chidozie Emmanuel Mbada, Olusola Ayanniyi and Samuel Olusegun Ogunlade

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:10

    Published on: 21 September 2015

  15. Research article

    Finite helical axis for the analysis of joint kinematics: comparison of an electromagnetic and an optical motion capture system

    The analysis of joints kinematics is important in clinical practice and in research. Nowadays it is possible to evaluate the mobility of joints in vivo with different motion capture techniques available in the...

    Corrado Cescon, Andrea Tettamanti, Marco Barbero and Roberto Gatti

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:8

    Published on: 25 August 2015

  16. Research article

    To sit or stand? A preliminary, cross sectional study to investigate if there is a difference in glenohumeral subluxation in sitting or standing in people following stroke

    Glenohumeral subluxation (GHS) is a common symptom following stroke. Many therapists postulate that GHS may be reduced if the base of support (BOS) is reduced and the centre of mass (COM) is raised as this req...

    Nichola J. Hatton and Rachel C. Stockley

    Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:7

    Published on: 11 August 2015

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