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  1. Effective control of non-communicable diseases and promotion of population-wide physical activity participation require the active engagement of health professionals. Physiotherapists and physicians, as part o...

    Authors: Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Adetoyeje Y. Oyeyemi, Rahana Y. Habib, Rashida B. Usman, Jasper U. Sunday and Zubair Usman

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:5

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Previous evidence suggests self-management programs for people with chronic pain improve knowledge and self-efficacy, but result in small to negligible changes in function. The purpose of this multiple case st...

    Authors: Jordan Miller, Joy C. MacDermid, Julie Richardson, David M. Walton and Anita Gross

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:4

    Content type: Case report

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  3. 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...

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

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:2

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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...

    Authors: Folarin Omoniyi Babatunde, Joy Christine MacDermid and Norma MacIntyre

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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...

    Authors: Cathrine Tadyanemhandu and Shamila Manie

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:12

    Content type: Research article

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  7. S1 Criteria for exercises selection in subjects with low back pain

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6(Suppl 1):11

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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

  8. The advent of social media such as Facebook has introduced new opportunities for knowledge sharing and professional networking. Currently, little is known on how physiotherapists participate in virtual communi...

    Authors: Stefano Vercelli

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:10

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  9. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:9

    Content type: Review

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  10. 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...

    Authors: N. Munambah, M. Chiwaridzo and T. Mapingure

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:7

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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...

    Authors: Mattia Morri, Emanuela Natali and Daniele Tosarelli

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:6

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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...

    Authors: Ajediran I. Bello, Emmanuel Bonney and Bridget Opoku

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:2

    Content type: Research article

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

  13. Following the discovery of Mirror Neuron System (MNS), Action Observation Training (AOT) has become an emerging rehabilitation tool to improve motor functions both in neurologic and orthopedic pathologies.

    Authors: Elisabetta Sarasso, Mariano Gemma, Federica Agosta, Massimo Filippi and Roberto Gatti

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:14

    Content type: Review

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  14. 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...

    Authors: Matthew Chiwaridzo and Nirmala Naidoo

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:13

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Walking requires a high attentional cost for balance control and interferes with the control of attention. However, it is unclear whether the performance of visual spatial attention control, which is one of th...

    Authors: Soichiro Koyama, Shigeo Tanabe, Yuichi Hirakawa, Hiroaki Sakurai and Yoshikiyo Kanada

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:12

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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...

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

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:11

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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...

    Authors: Chidozie Emmanuel Mbada, Olusola Ayanniyi and Samuel Olusegun Ogunlade

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:10

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Despite the use of citation rate as a measure of quality of research is strongly criticized and debated, it remain a widely used method to evaluate performances of researchers, articles and journals. The aim o...

    Authors: Matteo Paci, Niccolò Landi, Gennaro Briganti and Bruna Lombardi

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:9

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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...

    Authors: Corrado Cescon, Andrea Tettamanti, Marco Barbero and Roberto Gatti

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:8

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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...

    Authors: Nichola J. Hatton and Rachel C. Stockley

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:7

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The central nervous system (CNS) has plastic properties allowing its adaptation through development. These properties are still maintained in the adult age and potentially activated in case of brain lesion. In...

    Authors: Pawel Kiper, Alfonc Baba, Michela Agostini and Andrea Turolla

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:6

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The aim of this paper is to determine whether daily functional electrical stimulation (FES) is effective in improving self-perceptions of individually identified mobility performance problems in children with ...

    Authors: Dayna Pool, Jane Valentine, A. Marie Blackmore, Jennifer Colegate, Natasha Bear, Katherine Stannage and Catherine Elliott

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:5

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Several studies indicate that the gait pattern of subjects suffering from scoliosis differs from the norm. However, there is conflicting evidence regarding the source of this discrepancy.

    Authors: Cassandra Kay Haber and Mark Sacco

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:4

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Early physical rehabilitation enhances functional recovery in stroke survivors. Supported standing is a common adjunctive therapeutic practice in subjects with several central nervous diseases who are unable t...

    Authors: Francesco Ferrarello, Gabriella Deluca, Assunta Pizzi, Carlo Baldini, Francesca Iori, Niccolò Marchionni and Mauro Di Bari

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:2

    Content type: Research article

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