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  1. Given the rapid advances in communication technology and the need that emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth initiatives have been widely used worldwide. This masterclass aims to provide an overview o...

    Authors: Marina P. Baroni, Maria Fernanda A. Jacob, Wesley R. Rios, Junior V. Fandim, Lívia G. Fernandes, Pedro I. Chaves, Iuri Fioratti and Bruno T. Saragiotto
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2023 13:1
  2. The Five Times Sit-to-Stand Test (FTSST) has been found reliable, safe and valid for measuring healthy adults’ lower limb muscle strength and for determining balance control, fall risk, and exercise capacity a...

    Authors: A. Thiago Araújo de Melo, B. Fernando Silva Guimarães and C. José Roberto Lapa e Silva
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 13:2
  3. Understanding what an economic evaluation is, how to interpret it, and what it means for making choices in a health delivery context is necessary to contribute to decisions about healthcare resource allocation...

    Authors: J. Haxby Abbott, Ross Wilson, Yana Pryymachenko, Saurab Sharma, Anupa Pathak and Jason Y. Y. Chua
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:28
  4. The Cervical Flexion-Rotation Test (CFRT) is widely used in the assessment of upper cervical spine mobility impairments and in the diagnosis of cervicogenic headache (CGH) by physiotherapist. Many studies inve...

    Authors: Jean-Philippe Paquin, Jean-Pierre Dumas, Thomas Gérard and Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:26
  5. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are tools to screen a population, to monitor the subjective progress of a therapy, to enable patient-centred care and to evaluate the quality of care. The QUALITOUCH A...

    Authors: Mias Zaugg, Heiner Baur and Kai-Uwe Schmitt
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:27
  6. Pain affects everyone hence one can argue that it is in each individual’s interest to understand pain in order to hold correct and adaptive beliefs and attitudes about pain. In addition, chronic pain is reachi...

    Authors: Kelly Ickmans, Emma Rheel, Juliana Rezende and Felipe José Jandre Reis
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:25
  7. A growing scientific evidence for conservative treatment of AIS has recently proved that bracing is superior to natural history. Our aim was to investigate the effectiveness of a combined treatment with brace ...

    Authors: Nikos Karavidas and Dionysios Tzatzaliaris
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:22
  8. The need for an efficient and feasible strategy to deal with neck pain has a high priority for many countries. Validated assessment tools like the Neck Disability Index (NDI) to evaluate the functional status ...

    Authors: Anke Langenfeld, Antonia Pia Gassner, Brigitte Wirth, Malin Beth Mühlemann, Luana Nyirö, Caroline Bastiaenen and Jaap Swanenburg
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:23
  9. Home exercise regimes are a well-utilised rehabilitation intervention for many conditions; however, adherence to prescribed programmes remains low. Digital interventions are recommended as an adjunct to face-t...

    Authors: Sabine Lang, Colin McLelland, Donnie MacDonald and David F. Hamilton
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:24
  10. The implementation of standardized assessments in physiotherapeutic practice strongly supports diagnostic and treatment plans. Previous studies reported insufficient usage of standardized assessments due to la...

    Authors: Claudia Spiegl, Natalia Schiefermeier-Mach, Erika Schifferegger, Claudia Wiederin and Barbara Scheiber
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:21
  11. To determine the effect of sustained natural apophyseal glide (SNAG) on Flexion Rotation Test, pain intensity, and functionality in subjects with Cervicogenic Headache (CH).

    Authors: Ricardo Cardoso, Adérito Seixas, Sandra Rodrigues, Isabel Moreira-Silva, Nuno Ventura, Joana Azevedo and Filippo Monsignori
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:20
  12. Scapular dyskinesis is reported as one of the potential factors contributing to the presentation of pain in subacromial shoulder pain. In clinical practice, the evaluation and control of scapular dyskinesis is...

    Authors: Zohreh Jafarian Tangrood, Gisela Sole and Daniel Cury Ribeiro
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:18
  13. Research has demonstrated an increased risk of falls after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Yet, people’s knowledge on falls risk factors and how falls prevention strategies are being used after THA have not been...

    Authors: Tony Adebero, Pavlos Bobos, Lyndsay Somerville, James Howard, Edward M. Vasarhelyi, Brent Lanting and Susan W. Hunter
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:16
  14. To compare the effects of neuromuscular training (NMT) to a quadriceps strength training (QT) program on co-contraction index (CCI) of knee muscles in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

    Authors: Shahzada Aadil Rashid, Mohammad Ejaz Hussain, Pooja Bhati, Zubia Veqar, Adila Parveen, Insha Amin and Shahzada Mudasir Rashid
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:19
  15. Intensive training can significantly reduce upper-limb impairments after stroke but delivering interventions of sufficiently high intensity is extremely difficult in routine practice. The MindPod Dolphin® syst...

    Authors: Rachel C. Stockley and Danielle L. Christian
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:15
  16. Causal mediation analysis is one way to bridge this gap by exploring the causal pathways of a given intervention. The aim of this study was to assess whether scapular motion, position, and periscapular muscle ...

    Authors: Gisele Harumi Hotta, Rafael Krasic Alaiti, Daniel Cury Ribeiro, Kevin James McQuade and Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:13
  17. Establishing the biopsychosocial profile of patients with low back pain (LBP) is essential to personalized care. The Pain and Disability Drivers Management model (PDDM) has been suggested as a useful framework...

    Authors: Florian Naye, Simon Décary and Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:14
  18. Currently, very little is known about the effects of an endurance high intensity interval training (HIIT) in chronic low back pain patients. Therefore, the feasibility and safety of the HIIT must be assessed f...

    Authors: Tamara Cerini, Roger Hilfiker, Thomas F. Riegler and Quinten T. M. Felsch
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:12
  19. Scapular stabilization exercises (SSE) are often included in the treatment of individuals with rotator cuff-related shoulder pain (RCRSP) to decrease pain and improve function. These SSE typically aim to stren...

    Authors: Marc-Olivier Dubé, Jasmine Arel, Philippe Paquette, Jean-Sébastien Roy, François Desmeules and Dany H. Gagnon
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:11
  20. Lack of effective peer-review process of predatory journals, resulting in more ambiguity in reporting, language and incomplete descriptions of processes might have an impact on the reliability of PEDro scale. ...

    Authors: Matteo Paci, Claudio Bianchini and Marco Baccini
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:10
  21. Musculoskeletal pain patients present similar pain characteristics regardless of the clinical diagnosis. PainDETECT questionnaire is useful for screening neuropathic-like symptoms in many musculoskeletal condi...

    Authors: Juliana Valentim Bittencourt, Márcia Cliton Bezerra, Mônica Rotondo Pina, Felipe José Jandre Reis, Arthur de Sá Ferreira and Leandro Alberto Calazans Nogueira
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:7
  22. Caesarean Section (CS) is associated with numerous post-operative problems. The current literature reveals that physiotherapy interventions such as pelvic floor rehabilitation and post-surgical rehabilitation ...

    Authors: Kalani Weerasinghe, Mohamed Rishard, Subhani Brabaharan and Aysha Mohamed
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:4
  23. Anxiety is common for people with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS) and is higher in those with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) and in community-based samples. Anxiety can impact self-efficacy, pain, fatigue, engagement...

    Authors: Lauren Lucas and Jack Parker
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:2
  24. Although laboratory studies demonstrate that training programmes using auditory rhythmical cueing (ARC) may improve gait post-stroke, few studies have evaluated this intervention in the home and outdoors where...

    Authors: Patricia McCue, Lisa Shaw, Silvia Del Din, Heather Hunter, Sue Lord, Christopher I. M. Price, Helen Rodgers, Lynn Rochester and Sarah A. Moore
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2022 12:1
  25. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) broke out in China in December 2019 and now is a pandemic all around the world. In Italy, Northern regions were hit the hardest during the first wave. We aim to explore the ...

    Authors: Simone Gambazza, Silvia Bargeri, Isabella Campanini, Roberto Meroni, Andrea Turolla, Greta Castellini and Silvia Gianola
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:30
  26. People with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) frequently have impaired balance from an early stage of the disease. Balance difficulties can be divided into categories; although, to date, these lack scientific foundati...

    Authors: Karl Martin Sattelmayer, Odile Chevalley, Jan Kool, Evelyne Wiskerke, Lina Nilsson Denkinger, Katia Giacomino, Emmanuelle Opsommer and Roger Hilfiker
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:29
  27. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) has emerged as a successful surgery with expanding indications. Outcomes may be influenced by post-operative rehabilitation; however, there is a dearth of research re...

    Authors: June S. Kennedy, Emily K. Reinke, Lisa G. M. Friedman, Chad Cook, Brian Forsythe, Robert Gillespie, Armodios Hatzidakis, Andrew Jawa, Peter Johnston, Sameer Nagda, Gregory Nicholson, Benjamin Sears, Brent Wiesel, Grant E. Garrigues, Christopher Hagen, Insup Hong…
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:28
  28. Neck pain is common and disabling amongst individuals with migraine. Cervical musculoskeletal interventions are often sought but there is currently no evidence to support such interventions for this population...

    Authors: Zhiqi Liang, Lucy Thomas, Gwendolen Jull and Julia Treleaven
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:27
  29. Clinicians commonly try to use mechanism-based knowledge to make sense of the complexity and uncertainty of chronic pain treatments to create a rationale for their clinical decision-making. Although this seems...

    Authors: Rafael K. Alaiti, Bruno T. Saragiotto, Leandro Fukusawa, Nayra D.A. Rabelo and Anamaria S. de Oliveira
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:26
  30. Evaluating balance in a functional context that integrates challenging tasks frequently performed in the community is essential to identify community-dwelling individuals who are at risk of falls in early Park...

    Authors: Ziona Lionel Dsouza, Sydney Roshan Rebello and Cherishma Dsilva
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:25
  31. Shoulder pain was previously shown to diminish in older populations and it was suggested that this could be explained by reduced usage with age. Our objectives were to investigate if estimates of shoulder pain...

    Authors: Christopher J. Hodgetts, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Amber Beynon and Bruce F. Walker
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:24

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  32. Dry needling (DN) is increasingly used for treating myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) and has shown significant effects on pain and function. This study aimed to assess feasibility of conducting a randomized s...

    Authors: Antoine Laramée, Guillaume Léonard, Mélanie Morin, Mélanie Roch and Nathaly Gaudreault
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:23
  33. A behavioural medicine approach in physiotherapy has shown positive effects on increased and sustained activities and participation, including reduced sick leave for patients with persistent musculoskeletal pa...

    Authors: Johanna Fritz, Lena Almqvist, Anne Söderlund, Lars Wallin and Maria Sandborgh
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:22
  34. In the context of demographic aging, active aging must be encouraged. In addition, the increase in life expectancy requires specific care for the elderly. Therefore, it is important to ensure appropriate train...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Opsommer, Odile Chevalley, Irene Pegito and Philippe Demeulenaere
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:21
  35. To conduct a qualitative investigation on a subset of participants from a previously completed Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) to understand why factors identified from the DCE are important, how they influen...

    Authors: Anthony W. Gilbert, Carl R. May, Hazel Brown, Maria Stokes and Jeremy Jones
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:20
  36. There is weak relationship between the presence of lumbar spondylolisthesis [SPL] and low back pain that is not always associated with instability, either at the involved lumbar segment or at different spinal ...

    Authors: Carla Vanti, Silvano Ferrari, Andrew A. Guccione and Paolo Pillastrini
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:19
  37. The Swiss containment strategy for the COVID-19 pandemic during the first wave in spring 2020 resulted in a moratorium on non-urgent physiotherapy via regular direct patient contact. Consequently, such physiot...

    Authors: Anne-Kathrin Rausch, Heiner Baur, Leah Reicherzer, Markus Wirz, Fabienne Keller, Emmanuelle Opsommer, Veronika Schoeb, Stefano Vercelli and Marco Barbero
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:18
  38. For a large proportion of the population, especially those residing in the countryside, the use of a car for daily activities is indispensable. Following a TKA or THA procedure, the overseeing physician will u...

    Authors: Tiberiu-Adrian Lazar, Martin Edelmann, Friedemann Awiszus and Christoph H. Lohmann
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:16
  39. This paper describes the initial development process of an eLearning continuing professional education program primarily for post-licensure physiotherapists –“Electronic Aerobic Exercise Recommendations to Opt...

    Authors: Marianne Thornton, Jennifer Harris, Krista Breithaupt, Tracey Dyks, Hillel Finestone and Marilyn MacKay-Lyons
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:17
  40. Cognitive-affective factors influence the perception of pain and disability. These factors can lead to pain behaviors (PB) that can persist and become maladaptive. These maladaptive PB will further increase th...

    Authors: Florian Naye, Chloé Cachinho, Annie-Pier Tremblay, Maude Saint-Germain Lavoie, Gabriel Lepage, Emma Larochelle, Lorijane Labrecque and Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:15
  41. Inflammatory myopathies (IMs) are a group of rare conditions characterized by proximal and often symmetrical muscle weakness and reduced muscle endurance. The recommended medical treatment is based on corticos...

    Authors: Pierrette Baschung Pfister, Ruud H. Knols, Rob A. de Bie and Eling D. de Bruin
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:14
  42. Implementation of best-practice care for patients with low back pain (LBP) is an important issue. Physiotherapists’ who hold unhelpful beliefs are less likely to adhere to guidelines and may negatively influen...

    Authors: Guillaume Christe, Ben Darlow and Claude Pichonnaz
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:13
  43. Patient experience is an important component of quality and patient centered health care not fully explored in physical therapy.

    Authors: Jacob Eversole, Ashton Grimm, Nikita Patel, Kelly John and Alessandra N. Garcia
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:11
  44. Despite millions spent in research funding, studies, and guidelines, outcomes involving musculoskeletal care continue to decline. The purpose of this Viewpoint is to describe value-based care and to suggest me...

    Authors: Chad E. Cook, Thomas Denninger, Jeremy Lewis, Ina Diener and Charles Thigpen
    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2021 11:12

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