Posts by: Scott Buxton

Scott Buxton

My name is Scott and I am currently the editor of physiospot.

Away from the keyboard I am extended scope physiotherapist working in ED and an acute frailty unit specialising in rapid assessment and discharge of acutely unwell frail older people.

Recently published posts by Scott Buxton:

Structural changes of the cervical muscles in elder women with cervicogenic headache. Structural changes of the cervical muscles in elder women with...

Evidence suggests that cervicogenic headache is associated with increasing age. Cervical musculoskeletal impairments are common features in individuals with cervicogenic headache. There is some suggestion that the structure (size and fatty [Read More...]

Interview: Kevin Bruce Interview: Kevin Bruce...

Don't forget to look at our other interviews! Kevin Bruce is a Musculoskeletal Podiatrist based in London and Cambridge. He was kind enough to sit across a virtual table from Rachael and discuss the foot for our current Foot and Ankle [Read More...]

Factors associated with the rate of COPD exacerbations that require hospitalization. Factors associated with the rate of COPD exacerbations that...

Exacerbations are key events in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Frequent exacerbations occurring during the natural course of COPD lead to deterioration of health-related quality of life and are major causes of morbidity and [Read More...]

Effect of Moderate Intensity Exercise on Inflammatory Markers Among Postmenopausal Women. Effect of Moderate Intensity Exercise on Inflammatory Markers...

Declines in ovarian function in postmenopausal women may contribute to increase inflammatory cytokines, which can lead to chronic diseases. However, studies have shown that exercise interventions are important to manage inflammatory [Read More...]

Occupational COPD and job exposure matrices: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Occupational COPD and job exposure matrices: a systematic review...

The association between occupational exposure and COPD reported previously has mostly been derived from studies relying on self-reported exposure to vapors, gases, dust, or fumes (VGDF), which could be subjective and prone to biases. The [Read More...]

Assessment of Physical Therapy Strategies for Recovery of Urinary Continence after Prostatectomy Assessment of Physical Therapy Strategies for Recovery of...

Urinary incontinence is a complication of radical prostatectomy. Pelvic floor exercises can facilitate recovery of continence after surgery; however, there is not sufficient evidence that physical therapy with biofeedback training is [Read More...]

The immediate effect of soft tissue manual therapy intervention on lung function in severe COPD The immediate effect of soft tissue manual therapy intervention...

In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), accessory respiratory muscles are recruited as a compensatory adaptation to changes in respiratory mechanics. This results in shortening and overactivation of these and other muscles. Manual [Read More...]

he Ottawa panel clinical practice guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis. Part two he Ottawa panel clinical practice guidelines for the management...

The objective of this study was to identify effective strengthening exercise programs and provide rehabilitation teams and patients with updated, high-quality recommendations concerning traditional land-based exercises for knee [Read More...]

In Respect to the Cognitive Load Theory: Adjusting Instructional Guidance with Student Expertise. In Respect to the Cognitive Load Theory: Adjusting Instructional...

The amount of guidance supplied by educators to students in allied health programs is a factor in student learning. According to the cognitive load theory of learning, without adequate instructional support, novice learners will be [Read More...]

Awake Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as Bridge to Lung Transplantation: A 9-Year Experience. Awake Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as Bridge to Lung...

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used as a bridge to lung transplantation, but characteristics that influence its success are poorly understood. This large, single-center experience evaluated the implementation and outcomes of [Read More...]

The Ottawa panel clinical practice guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis. Part one. The Ottawa panel clinical practice guidelines for the management...

The objective of this study was to identify effective mind-body exercise programs and provide clinicians and patients with updated, high-quality recommendations concerning non-traditional land-based exercises for knee osteoarthritis. A [Read More...]

Instantaneous responses to high-frequency chest oscillation in patients with respiratory failure receiving ventilation Instantaneous responses to high-frequency chest oscillation in...

Seventy-three patients (52 men) aged 71.5 ± 13.4 years who were intubated with mechanical ventilation for pneumonic respiratory failure were recruited and randomly classified into 2 groups (HFCWO group, n = 36; and control group who [Read More...]

Individualized PT Is Cost-Effective Compared With Guideline-Based Advice for People With Low Back Disorders. Individualized PT Is Cost-Effective Compared With...

A cost-utility analysis within a randomized controlled trial was conducted from the health care perspective. The aim of this study was to determine whether individualized physical therapy incorporating advice is cost-effective relative to [Read More...]

Impaired rib bone mass and quality in end-stage cystic fibrosis patients. Impaired rib bone mass and quality in end-stage cystic fibrosis...

In this exploratory study, the team analysed 19 end-stage CF and 13 control rib specimens resected from otherwise healthy lung donors. BMD, bone microarchitecture, static parameters of bone formation and resorption and microcrack density [Read More...]

Is Interferential Current Before Pilates More Effective Than Placebo in Patients With Chronic Nonspecific LBP? Is Interferential Current Before Pilates More Effective Than...

The objective of this study was to determine whether interferential current (IFC) before Pilates exercises is more effective than placebo in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain. The random sample consisted of patients (N=148) [Read More...]

Is there any benefit using low-intensity inspiratory and peripheral muscle training in heart failure? Is there any benefit using low-intensity inspiratory and...

Inspiratory and peripheral muscle training improves muscle strength, exercise tolerance, and quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). However, studies investigating different workloads for these exercise modalities are [Read More...]

Interventions to increase adherence to therapeutic exercise in older adults with low back pain and/or hip/knee OA Interventions to increase adherence to therapeutic exercise in...

The objective of this review was to evaluate whether interventions aimed at increasing adherence to therapeutic exercise increase adherence greater than a contextually equivalent control among older adults with chronic low back pain and/or [Read More...]

Interview: Jane Baker on the Foot and Ankle Interview: Jane Baker on the Foot and Ankle...

The first section of the foot and ankle course was on Monday the 6th of March. Available to PP+ members it is not too late to sign up! Jane Baker is a foot and ankle specialist who has over 20 years experience treating musculoskeletal [Read More...]

PAssive exercise alleviates decreased intestinal motility in patients in the ICU after cardiovascular surgery PAssive exercise alleviates decreased intestinal motility in...

The purpose of this study was to clarify the effects of passive exercise of the lower limbs and trunk (PELT) in ICU patients after cardiovascular surgery with decreased bowel motility. Ten ICU patients with clinically-apparent decreased [Read More...]

Clinical practice guidelines for the noninvasive management of low back pain: OPTIMa Clinical practice guidelines for the noninvasive management of...

The authors conducted a systematic review of guidelines on the management of low back pain (LBP) to assess their methodological quality and guide care. They synthesized guidelines on the management of LBP published from 2005 to 2014 [Read More...]